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NICKNAME – Los Célticos (The Celts), O Celtiña (Lovely Celta), Los Celestes (The Sky Blues)
FOUNDED – 1923
LOCATED IN – Vigo, Galicia
STADIUM – Balaídos
CAPACITY – 29,000
PROMOTED – 2012
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 4th (Twice)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – Runners Up (3 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – R16 (2003/2004)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – SF (2016/2017)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Iago Aspas (196)
2021/2022 FINISH – 11th
FIVE FACTS ABOUT CELTA DE VIGO
1. Celta is named after the Celtic communities that lived in the area, which continue to influence local music and culture to the present day.
2. The club crest includes the Cross of Saint James, a nod to the world-famous pilgrimage route that ends in nearby Santiago de Compostela.
3. They were nicknamed “EuroCelta” in the 1990s due to their success on the European stage with a team starring Alexander Mostovoi.
4. Their successes in this period included victory against Liverpool and trouncings of Juventus and Benfica.
5. Celta contest the Galician derby with Deportivo La Coruña, who have fallen on extremely hard times.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT VIGO
1. Vigo is the biggest fishing port in the world.
2. It was built over a hill-fort and has virtually no flat areas.
3. Galician is an official language here, but it is not as widely spoken in Vigo as the rest of Galicia.
4. The beautiful Illas Cíes are a short ferry ride from the port.
5. Many Roman remains can be found in and around the city.
INTERESTING VIDEO LINKS
The Galician anthem at the derby
“Unhas Cores, Un Sentimento”
A look around Vigo
OTHER SPANISH CLUBS
Alavés, Almería, Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Betis, Cádiz, Celta Vigo, Éibar, Elche, Espanyol, Getafe, Girona, Granada, Huesca, Leganés, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Villarreal