Tag: franco

Spanish football in the Franco years

With much of Spain under the oppression of General Franco, football suffered immensely as the nationalist, brutal dictator stamped his authority

The story of Real Madrid and the Franco regime

THERE IS A WELL-TOLD TALE, one shrouded in layers of conspiracy and confusion, of the saga that preceded Alfredo Di Stéfano’s transfer to Real Madrid. The details are different depending on who…