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How did General Franco influence Spanish football?

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There were not many men in Adolf Hitler's time that the Austrian would yield to without consequences, but Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was one. Hitler famously had declared that he 'would rather have three or four teeth pulled out' than spend more time with Franco. read more

These frictions in the Spanish nation are inevitably reflected in its football stadiums. Furthermore, during the fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975), the sport was used as a vehicle for promoting the general’s goal of a fully centralised government. read more

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