Clubs in Europe

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Getting to Know the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund Der Klassiker

March 29, 2024

The Der Klassiker is often one of the most exciting and influential games of the German Bundesliga season, with the winner gaining a significant advantage in the Bundesliga table. First, we’ll start with a very brief history of each club. In case you didn’t know, Der Klassiker means "the classic" in German and refers to…

What Is Going On At Ajax?

March 22, 2024

We dive into the chaos that has caused the legendary Dutch club's sudden demise and inevitable return during the 2023-24 season. Ajax has been one of the most successful and influential Dutch clubs since they were founded in 1900. However, the club has recently had a sharp decline in success resulting in chaos between the…

Groundhopper Guide to Ajax

March 21, 2024

With periods of dominance from the 1960s to the 2020s, Ajax are the most successful club in The Netherlands. Combine that with their Amsterdam location, and seeing a game at Ajax is a high priority for many groundhoppers. Here is our Groundhopper Guide to Ajax, which by the way is pronounced "AYE-yax." Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands…

Groundhopper Guide to PSV Eindhoven

March 21, 2024

Originally founded as a factory team, PSV has spent 100 years in the top flight of Dutch football and the last 50 playing in Europe. Here is our Groundhopper Guide to PSV. (Above image by J187B, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands Contact: psv.nl, 040 - 2505505, #PSV Nicknames: Boeren or farmers…

Groundhopper Guide to Lille Olympique

March 16, 2024

Lille basically came out of nowhere to win Ligue 1 in 2021, leaving many folks to wonder just who they are. Groundhopper Guides has it all here. Well, here is our Groundhopper Guide to Lille Olympique. (Above image by Liondartois, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons) Location: Lille, France, in the north near Belgium Contact:…

Groundhopper Guide to Marseille

March 15, 2024

Olympique de Marseille are one of the giants of French football, recently eclipsed by PSG with their billions but still the only French team to win the Champions League. Plus they possess one of the most famous stadiums and fanbases in world football. Here is our Groundhopper Guide to Marseille. Location: Marseille, France Contacts: om.fr,…

Groundhopper Guide to Sporting Lisbon

March 4, 2024

Here is our Groundhopper's Guide to Sporting CP of Lisbon, Portugal. This member of Portugal's "big three," with Benfica and Porto, are emerging from some difficult times and starting to win again, all in a fairly new stadium. Location: Lisbon, Portugal Contacts: sporting.pt, (+351) 30 997 1906, #SportingCP Nicknames: Leões (Lions) Sporting Lisbon History Sporting…

Groundhopper Guide to FC Cologne

February 24, 2024

Here is our Groundhopper's Guide to FC Köln, or Cologne in English. With a proud history and large fanbase, the club hasn't been at its best recently, but it's located in a beautiful city and surrounded by other big Fußball clubs. Location: Cologne, Germany Contacts: fc.de, +49 221 | 260 11 221, #effzeh Nicknames: Die…

Getting to Know the Napoli-Roma Derby del Sole

January 23, 2024

What was once a strong brotherhood between two clubs outside of Italy's powerful north, the Derby del Sole is now one of the most hostile rivalries in Europe. The Derby del Sole refers to the matches of this rivalry being played in the sunny southern region of Italy, but first we’ll start with a very…

Getting to Know the Lazio-Roma Derby della Capitale

January 18, 2024

One of the fiercest derbies in Italian football, the Derby della Capitale, or Capital Derby, between Lazio and Roma is widely considered one of the best intra-city derbies in Europe. First, we’ll start with a very brief history of each club, both based in the capital city of Rome. Lazio History SS Lazio, or simply…

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