Eibar the Brave: The Extraordinary Rise of la Liga's Smallest Team
A Paperback edition by Euan McTear in English (Aug 22, 2015)
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Sociedad Deportiva Eibar is the Basque side from a passionate soccer town one-third the size of the Camp Nou. Eibar the Brave tells the amazing Cinderella story of La Liga's... Read more
Sociedad Deportiva Eibar is the Basque side from a passionate soccer town one-third the size of the Camp Nou. Eibar the Brave tells the amazing Cinderella story of La Liga's smallest club, which has seen Barcelona and Real Madrid playing top-tier football at Ipurua, the 5000-capacity stadium that Eibar calls home. Promotion-party pitch invasions are not uncommon; but the night of May 25, 2014 saw a promotion with a difference, involving a wildly unorthodox club. There weren't enough fans to cover the pitch. The celebration was 45 minutes after the final whistle. The team was wearing their away kit despite having played at home. And Eibar could still potentially be relegated! Having followed Eibar and witnessed the madness first-hand, Euan McTear documents the club's first season in La Liga and discusses all the pieces put into place over the years to make 2014/15 a season like no other.
Euan McTear is a Scottish journalist and former current affairs editor of the Glasgow Guardian. A year in Barcelona following La Liga and the biggest team in the world opened his eyes to a new world of football. Having followed the rise of SD Eibar, McTear is perfectly placed to tell the story of one of Spain's most modest, yet proudest, teams.
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Sociedad Deportiva Eibar is the Basque side from a town one-third the size of the Camp Nou, but with as much passion for football as anywhere in the world. The amazing Cinderella story of La Liga's smallest club, which has seen Barcelona and Real Madrid playing top-tier football at Ipurua, the 5000-capacity stadium that Eibar calls home.
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