Today we remember one of our Russian friends from the Premier League, FC Krasnodar. The Russian team is a regular visitor to the Costa del Sol, where it has been coming for several years.
Last Winter Break, the team came in January and February, training at the facilities managed by Football Impact for about a month. Dama de Noche was their last pick, where the team was able to prepare for the start of the 2020 season.
In their time in Marbella, they took the opportunity to play friendly matches, against teams such as Málaga CF or Viktoria Plzen.
The team coached by Murad Musaev finished the season in third position, only surpassed by Zenit and Lokomotiv, other friends of Football Impact. This gave them the option to be part of the next Champions League, having defeated the Greek PAOK in the last qualifying match for the most important club tournament in the world.
Our good friend Ronald Koeman begins the official season with FC Barcelona today. The German coach has worked with Football Impact during several stages that he has performed with Feyenoord.
During a previous visit, Koeman talked about Football Impact like this:
“The weather conditions in Marbella border on perfection at this time of the year. In the Netherlands, time is an uncertain factor. The weather in this area is much more stable than in Turkey for example, where some Dutch teams are training. Special mention, my professional experience with Marbella Football Center and Football Impact has always been positive. We were here last season and it was an excellent training camp too. “
As a player, Ronald Koeman arrived at Barça in 89 to play 6 seasons with the Catalan team. During this period he scored a total of 67 goals, a spectacular figure for a defender.
Now the one from Zaandam returns to FC Barcelona after a long career in which he has coached the three greats of the Netherlands (Ajax, Feyenoord and PSV), Benfica, Valencia, Everton or the Dutch team, among others.
Remember the best moments as a footballer of Ronald Koeman:
Standard Liege faces FK Vojvodina today in a semi-final match of the Europa League qualification. The Belgians are friends of FI and MFC and regular visitors to the Costa del Sol.
The match starts at 20:00 and the winner will get a place in the final of the qualifying round. The Belgians’ rival could be MOL Fehervar. The Hungarians are also friends of Football Impact and face the French team Reims.
The Belgians, led by Phillippe Montanier, visited Marbella Football Center this winter, although other times they have also trained in Dama de Noche. During their last stay they took the opportunity to play a match against Borussia Dortmund.
The team is second in the Jupiler Pro League after six games played, only surpassed by Charleroi.
The Sportclub Feyenoord de Rotterdam is one of Football Impact’s best friends, and at the same time one of the most important clubs of all those who come to the Costa del Sol to perform the Winter Break.
The Dutch team has been working with Football Impact for many years, taking advantage of their stay to make first-rate friendlies. During Winter Break 2020 the team faced rivals such as Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim.
Last season, the team finished a good run of results, which earned them to finish third and get a place in the Europa League. In the 2020/21 season the team has not yet been defeated and has got 4 points in two games.
Granada CF and Real Betis Balompié currently lead LaLiga Santander. Both teams are the only ones to win both games.
In addition to being both Andalusian, these two teams share something else, they are friends of Football Impact. Both Grenadians and Sevillians are regular customers and have worked with Football Impact on numerous occasions. In fact, this same summer, both have been working on the lawn of Marbella Football Center.
The victories of Diego Martínez’s team against Alavés and Athletic Club have helped Granada CF to lead the championship with four goals and only one against.
For his part, “the engineer” Pellegrini has started off on the right foot in Heliópolis. Betis has defeated Alavés and Valladolid with a balance of 3 goals in favor and 0 against.
Next week both teams have tough clashes, specifically against teams from Madrid. While Betis will host Real Madrid, Granada will visit the Wanda Metropolitano. Both teams will do their best to stay at the top of the rankings.
In this news we make a tour of the Football Impact facilities. Marbella Football Center, Dama de Noche Football Pitches, La Quinta Football Fields are some of the main centres of Football Impact.
Year after year the best teams in the world gather and train on our pitches.
Our commitment to quality, joins that of health safety in these times of pandemic.
The climate, the air and land connections, the hotels, the training facilities, the added services of quality, are some of the reasons why Football Impact is a current reference for concentrations and pre-seasons of football clubs around the world.
UD Almería finished yesterday its 16-day stage at Marbella Football Center. The Andalusians arrived last day 1st and left yesterday 16th.
Jose Manuel Martins the Portuguese manager will try to take the team to first division after a season in which the team was at a high level, but could not complete the promotion.
During their time on the Costa del Sol, the people of Almeria have played a total of five matches organized by Football Impact. Teams such as Real Betis, Cádiz CF, RCD Espanyol, CD Badajoz and RB Linense have helped the team to reach an optimal state.
Now the team is about to debut. Although LaLiga Smartbank has already started, the teams involved in the promotion phase to LaLiga Santander will start the competition somewhat later. Specifically, the indalos will debut against Lugo, which they will have to visit in 10 days.
Good luck in this new campaign and thank you for trusting Football Impact once again.
Granada CF, a friend club of Football Impact and Marbella Football Center, will debut tomorrow in the Europa League. The Albanian Teula will be the Andalusians’ rival to access the next qualifying round.
The Nasrid team got this place thanks to a creditable seventh place in LaLiga. The stage that Diego Martínez’s men carried out at Marbella Football Center helped the team to have an excellent end to the season.
Now they will try to rise above the rounds to enter one of the most prestigious club tournaments in the world. The first rival will be Teuta (Albania), which they will have to face tomorrow from 14:00 at the Niko Dovana Stadium.
If the Spanish team passes this round, they will have to face Lokmotiv of Tibilisi or Dinamo Moscow.
CD Badajoz prepares a new assault on LaLiga Smartbank. After staying very close to promotion last season, Badajoz will try again in 2021.
The Extremaduran team, which played the promotion playoff to LaLiga Smartbank, was training at the Marbella Football Center facilities.
The skillful former player of Real Madrid, Racing de Santander, RC Deportivo de La Coruña and CD Badajoz has decided to bring his men during this unusual preseason. The Cantabrian has chosen once again to carry out the preseason with Football Impact to maximize his options for the next campaign.
The white and black team arrived on the 10th and will continue until the 19th, thus completing a 10-day stage on the Costa del Sol.
Our neighbors from the Real Balompédica Linense finish today a week of hard preparation in Marbella. The team from La Línea team trained in Marbella Football Center, but also in La Quinta.
This stage has been carried out with an eye on October 18th, when the championship is expected to begin. The people from Cádiz province will try to improve on last season’s result and will fight to get into the promotion positions.
After preparing the team in Marbella, Isamel Chico’s men will continue working with Football Impact. Although the squad will no longer be gathered in Marbella, in the coming days “la balona” will play some friendly matches organized by Football Impact to improve performance for the start of the season.