Teruel also exists in the world of football

Teruel also exists in the world of football

Teruel is the capital of province with the lowest population of Spain. Its population is just over 35.000 inhabitants and throughout the province only Alcaniz (16.624) and Andorra (8.300) claim to be municipalities with more than 5.000 people in their standard. arid land, the cold is one of the trademarks with temperatures are often below 0 and sometimes come to subside until 5 O 10 low 0. Winter is hard on icy streets and enormous difficulties outdoor sports.

But nevertheless, in the middle of the mountain climate, football also exists even though many who ignore. Arturo Ibanez Daudén (third arbitrator with more games in Primera), Luis Milla Aspas ( former Real Madrid and Barcelona, among others), Manuel Torres (only champion of Aragon Europe to date) They are part of a select group of players born in Teruel and have taken the name of the province around the world.

Although more footballers (retired or active), marking the importance of football in one place are their clubs and Teruel also has. In the capital, Club Deportivo Teruel is the pacesetter. Pinilla at its stadium have come to see matches Second Division B, like last year, turolense drop season club. A few kilometers, a Andorra, It is in Andorra CF, better known as Endesa, a club that has been part of the bronze category of Spanish football occasionally. They form the backbone of football turolense and famous are the derbies to decide who the best team in Teruel.

Pinilla Stadium hosts the matches Teruel.
Pinilla Stadium hosts the matches Teruel.

A miracle because playing in the frigid province of Spain football is not easy. In addition to the significant problem of cold, It is the issue of lack of universities, which causes the 17 years are many young people must leave Teruel to go to study abroad. And if it was not enough, the lack of facilities which causes scarce artificial turf fields are taken over by many youth football teams making sometimes impossible even to play golf book.

In this panorama something missing. It is the absence of the Spanish football team, unable to go ever play a game in absolute classification category for a great quote, or even a friendly against a smaller rival. Possibly, that's the big goal and how to revive a sport that loves even more than anywhere in Spain. And it is that Teruel also exists, yes, but few remember him. we do.

Torico Square covered with snow.
Torico Square covered with snow.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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