Football Travel Blogs to Follow 2017

As editor of this football travel blog I am keen to follow as many likeminded people as possible. Here is a list of great European football travel blogs that are well worth a follow.

If you have any recommendations, please add them in the comments box. I am sure I am missing plenty.

England

It’s nice to remember that there’s life outside the Premier League. If you like your long-form prose and are happy to delve down to the ninth tier of English football, then Two Men in Search of the Beautiful Game is the right blog for you.

Talking of non-league, it’s worth following the chronicles of The Onion Bag.

Tunbridge Wells FC fans in the ninth tier of English football

Spain

As someone who’s spent two years in Spain, I have a massive spot for Spanish football, and Valencia CF in particular.

The range of stadia across the country, from the massive open bowl of the Nou Camp right down to the humble three-sided shoehorn of Rayo Vallecano’s Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas are a big part of the Spanish football experience.

Luckily, one man is chronicling the stadiums of Spain. Chris Clements is editor of Estadios de España (Stadiums of Spain). For groundhopping geeks this blog is absolute gold.

To follow all the La Liga action, be sure to tune into Phil Kitromilides and Sid Lowe on The Spanish Football Podcast.

Sevilla FC under the lights

Germany

Many visitors to this blog will have experienced German football for themselves. It’s so varied, always buzzing and great value for money.

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One blog well worth a follow is From Boothferry to Germany, written by an expat Hull City fan living in Berlin. The contributors don’t just stick to Germany, they also explore further afield into Eastern Europe.

Check out our podcast interview with From Boothferry to Germany.

Ostkurve Hertha Berlin fans

The Ostkurve welcomes Hertha to the pitch

Italy

Given how predictable Serie A has become in recent years with the hegemony of Juventus, the writings of The Gentleman Ultra become even more appealing.

Always high quality, deep content, The Gentleman Ultra’s contributors shed light on the most fascinating angles of Italian football history and culture.

Listen to our podcast with Gentleman Ultra contributor Luca Hodges-Ramon on the history of the Italian ultra movement.

Genoa CFC

Genoa CFC is Italy’s oldest club

Portugal

For analysis of the Portuguese game in English, follow Tom Kundert’s Portugoal.

If you want to know more about football in Portugal, check out our introduction to Portuguese football podcast with local football writer, Tiago Estêvão.

“Benfiquistas” – Benfica fans pre-match at the Estadio da Luz

France

I fell in love with French football in the 1980s, with the glamorous Platini era side, followed in the early 90s by that Marseille team of Waddle, Cantona, Papin, Blanc etc.

Then France got too good and I fell out of love with the football, but it’s still my favourite country.

And if you want to follow the French game, French Football Weekly is a great place to start.

We talk about France in the February 2017 Football Travel Podcast, so subscribe on iTunes.

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Pre-match at the 59,000-seater Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Eastern Europe

For an insight into the game behind the former Iron Curtain, check out Futbolgrad. Also, for an insight into the game in Poland in English check out Right Bank Warsaw.

Scandinavia

Run Google translate over Danish blog VisitFootball and you’ll get various guides to football grounds across Europe. We spoke to editor Claus Bermann about the feisty Copenhagen Derby in our first podcast.

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For those who want to watch football all year round, while most of Europe is on its summer break, Finland’s Veikkausliga kicks off. Check out FC Suomi and Escape to Suomi for more. “Suomi” = “Finland” in Finnish.

Which football travel blogs would you recommend? Especially for Eastern Europe, Germany, Scotland and Turkey.

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