What about football in Palencia?
Many confuse it with Valencia, especially, those who are from outside Spain similar product of its writing and sound. Few know of it found in Castilla y León, what's wrong with it 82.000 population. Still less that it is a few 47 kilometers from Valladolid and thanks so close, both are the two closest capitals in Spain province something that allows you to benefit from vallisoletanas level facilities airport or AVE.
Yes, We talk about Palencia, one of the most unknown cities in Spain, the deep Spain. In full plateau, its cold winters and dry summers relate to a province where he also plays football and very regularly. maybe, so common practice is his big problem. in Palencia, There are many strong teams and none, something that undermines the existence of a strong partnership with chances of reaching one day to the most elite of Spanish football.
Piques between neighborhoods are common and economic problems our daily bread. Athletic Christ is today the star set, located in the Third Division, It represents the district of the same name. Set humble created in 1987, He has never even reached the Second B.
One thing that made the big club in the province, sadly disappeared this summer, CF Palencia, urgeed unable to pay 200.000 euros of debt was around half million euros. The most popular of the city and that late 70 and early 80 for four years he relished the Second Division, it is included, in the year 83 He stayed one step up to First Division.
A great success for a province that has 17 players in the top flight, among them, Mariano disappeared Martin (a famous player of the year 40 From Barcelona) or the current Sergio Asenjo, Villarreal goalkeeper and one of the biggest promises of the Spanish goal ahead of the coming years.
Clearly an X-ray of footballing Palencia demands to speak of the New Balastera, Municipal Stadium opened in 2006 capable 8.000 viewers. A charming and cozy room in which currently plays Athletic Christ and has seen two games of the Under-21. A work of 18 million euros, definitely, palentino and deserves a team in Second Division.
palentinos players who have played in the First Division:
1.- Jesus Landáburu Sahuquillo, Guardo born in the 24/01/1955. 332 parties and 54 goals, between seasons 1977-1978 Y 1987-1988 Rayo Vallecano, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
2.- Isacio Calleja García, He born in Valle de Cerrato 06/12/1936. 300 parties and 6 goals between seasons 1958-1959 Y 1971-1972 Atletico de Madrid.
3.- José Luis Sierra Mediavilla, Alba she born in the Cardaños (Velilla del Río Carrión) the 07/12/1965. 222 parties and 2 goals between seasons 1987-1988 Y 1997-1998 Sporting and Merida.
4.- Rufino Requejo Martin, Herrera de Pisuerga born in the 13/03/1949. 132 parties and 14 goals between seasons 1971-1972 Y 1976-1977 in Burgos and Malaga.
5.- Mariano Martin Alonso, Dueñas born in the 20/10/1919. 130 parties and 106 goals between seasons 1939-1940 Y 1948-1949 in Barcelona and “Gimnastic” Tarragona.
6.- Antonio Sangrador Sañudo, Toni, born in Palencia 27/01/1922. 75 parties and 23 goals between seasons 1946-1947 Y 1949-1950 in Sabadell and Real Madrid.
7.- Jesus Angel López González, born in Palencia 04/10/1962. 69 parties and 1 scored between seasons 1984-1985 Y 1989-1990 in Valladolid.
8.- Sergio Asenjo Andrés, born in Palencia 28/06/1989. 69 matches between seasons 2007-2008 Y 2011-2012 in Valladolid, Atletico Madrid, Malaga and Villarreal.
9.- Froilan Maldonado Monk, born in Villapún (Santervas de la Vega) the 02/10/1956. 62 matches between seasons 1983-1984 Y 1985-1986 in Spanish.
10.- Fernando Redondo Barcenilla, born in Renedo de la Vega 14/04/1944. 41 parties and 8 goals between seasons 1967-1968 Y 1969-1970 in Sevilla.
11.- Emilio González Morán, Panchulo, born in Palencia 02/12/1941. 35 matches between seasons 1968-1969 Y 1972-1973 in Valencia, the Granada and Sporting.
12.- Jesus Aguilar Rodríguez, born in Monzón de Campos 15/09/1942. 27 matches between seasons 1963-1964 Y 1972-1973 in Valladolid and Deportivo La Coruna.
13.- Juan José Rodríguez Aguado, Juanjo, born in Palencia 15/05/1973. 9 parties and 1 goal of the season 1994-1995 the Logroñés.
14.- Virgilio Watery Ribote, born in Palencia 19/09/1932. 5 parties and 1 goal of the season 1959-1960 in Las Palmas.
15.- Jose Luis Martin Ortega, Dueñas born in the 03/04/1953. 5 games in the season 1973-1974 in Granada.
16.- Pedro Fernando Goalkeeper Rodríguez, born in Palencia 02/09/1973. 3 games in the season 1994-1995 in Valladolid.
17.- angel Manuel Eye the driver, born in Palencia 11/08/1972. 1 game season 1990-1991 in Valladolid.