SUMMER TROFEOS

Gamper, Bernabeu, Carranza: understanding the "Trofeos de Verano"

Trofeo Costa del Sol (Malaga)

The Trofeo Internacional Costa del Sol is a football friendly competition hosted by Málaga CF. It ran from 1961 to 1983, before being discontinued after 1983 due to financial difficulties, before resuming in 2004. Malaga saw off Serie A outfit Sampdoria last week to claim the 2016 title.

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Trofeo Joan Gamper (Barcelona)

The Joan Gamper Trophy is an annual friendly football competition or one off match held in August before the start of the season and played at Camp Nou. Barça have won the trophy on 38 occasions and face Sampdoria in the 2016 edition.

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Trofeo Santiago Bernabeu (Madrid)

The Santiago Bernabéu Trophy is a friendly tournament (or one of games as in recent times) organised annually pre-season by Real Madrid. French side Stade Rennais are this year's opponents.

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Trofeo Colombino (Huelva)

The Trofeo Colombino has been played and hosted by annually by Recreativo de Huelva at their home ground Nuevo Colombin. The tournament is held in honor of Recre's position as the oldest surviving Spanish football club and has been held since 1965.

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Trofeo Ramo de Carranza (Cadiz)

The Ramón de Carranza Trophy is organised by Cádiz CF, in memory of its former president, Ramón de Carranza and has been been played annually in August since 1955 being one of the most prestigious summer tournaments in Spain.

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Trofeo Teresa Herrera (A Coruna)

The Teresa Herrera Trophy is hosted annually by Deportivo La Coruña at the Estadio Riazor. Established in 1946, it is the third oldest professional football summer tournament in Spain and is regarded as one of Spain's most prestigious friendly tournaments.

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Trofeo Naranja (Valencia)

The Trofeo Naranja)is an annual friendly football tournament hosted by Valencia CF and first played in 1959. AC Fiorentina are this year's opponents of Valencia and the game is due to be played on August 13 at Mestalla.

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Trofeo Vila de Gigon (Gijon)

The Trofeo Villa de Gijón, has been played annually since 1962 at the Molinón in Gijón, Asturias. Sporting face Deportivo in this years competition and the host have claimed the trophy on 24 occasions.

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