This blogger Artur Yanturin of Russia copied many of my blog teams. This blog was one of them. It was my Russia All-Time Team here. His team was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. His Spartak Moscow All-Time team entry of was published in October 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2017. His entry of the Dutch-German rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona was written in 2020, but mine was uploaded in 2014. He also copied many many of my blog entries.
Please also see my All-Time World Cup Team Index.
Galicia is bordered by Portugal to the south, the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Cantabrian Sea to the north. It had a population of 2,701,743 in 2018 and a total area of 29,574 km2 (11,419 sq mi). Galicia has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets, among them Cíes Islands, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and the largest and most populated, A Illa de Arousa.
The most popular and well-supported teams in the region are Celta Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña. When the two sides play, it is referred to as the Galician derby. Deportivo were champions of La Liga in the 1999–2000 season.
The Galician national football team is the football team made up of Galician players, which represents the Galician Football Federation. , Since this body is not a member of FIFA or the IOC , the Galician national team cannot participate in official tournaments and only play international friendly matches. The first game of the Galician national football was held in 1922. During the Spanish Civil War and the years under Franco, the national team was inoperational. In 2005, they played their first game again.
The team is familiarly known as "A Irmandiña", recalling the history of medieval Galicia, in which Brotherhoods were formed to defend the people against the abuses of the lords.
|Galician national team in the 1920's|
CB/RB: Luis Pasarin
|Amancio Amaro and Luis Suarez Miramontes|