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The rise and fall of Deportivo La Coruña

“They were big,” wrote Sid Lowe of Deportivo de La Coruña in 2011. “For a while, they were amongst the biggest.” How quickly we forget. We forget a team from the provincial north-west of…

The warm Riazor evening when Deportivo tore AC Milan apart

ON 23 MARCH 2004, AC Milan entertained Deportivo La Coruña at the San Siro in that season’s Champions League. As well as being the reigning champions, the Rossoneri, under coach Carlo Ancelotti,…

The last dance of Juan Carlos Valerón

Deep in the Barranco Seco, a light-hearted game of tag broke the morning sun. Pre-season in Gran Canaria’s capital was officially underway, while the promotion celebrations of June were finally put to an…