Through the ages, the city of Cordoba has had its fair share of ups and downs. Roman and Islamic occupation saw the city's stature grow, so much so that by 1000AD it was the largest city in the world with a population of 500,000. The decline and fall was rapid however and by the mid-sixteenth century, Cordoba was a backwater with little over 20,000 inhabitants. It's back on its feet now and is a confident modern city with a fantastic old heart. The football clubs that have represented the city can never claim to have been the biggest in the world, nor do they score highly on heritage, but they certainly have had their share of highs and lows. So let's go back to the 1920's and the merger of the city's top two sides, Real Sporting Fútbol Club de Córdoba and Sociedad Deportiva Electromecánicas, to form Racing Fútbol Club de Córdoba.
|The Estadio de Arcángel soon after opening|
|Estadio del Arcángel in the late 1950's|
|1971 and the Estadio del Arcángel finally gets some cover|
|El Arcángel towards the end. The moat was added in 1981|
|The instantly underwhelming Estadio Nuevo Arcángel|
|A stadium of two halves, Estadio Nuevo Arcángel in 2006|