ABOUT THIS SITE

In this site I intend to offer a thorough and accurate information on the football and basketball competitions of the highest level played in Europe (Spanish and European tournaments) and the world (World Cup). Since a full description of all the international competitions is out of my possibilities, I decided to concentrate my efforts on Spain (my home country), UEFA competitions and, of course, World Cup.

With that purpose, mi intention is to combine two of my passions: the compilation of sport scores and data and linguistics. During the last years I felt the need to apply my linguistic knowledge to the standardization of a sport terminology more confuse and imprecise every time, in which names of teams ad players are "localized" in the different target languages with no respect whatever for their original spelling, out of ignorance or (what's worse) sheer indifference.

But, why transcribing proper names of players and teams in their original language? That's simple, by it's own definition: proper names are not common words that can be translated from one language to another, but fixed labels attached to single individuals. In the European competitions menu I will address this subject in detail.

Therefore, I've decided to work on a large football and basketball database (not just a simple data warehouse) in which, besides collecting historical information and statistics, I'll try to use a standardized terminology (which means neutral) that can serve as a reference for any fan.

While names of players and teams will be transcribed in their original languages to the extent of my knowledge and sources (I'll appreciate your help in this), the two idioms I will use for the general composition of my files are Spanish and English, indistinctly, depending on the contents and the expected visitors. The enormous amount of information makes almost unfeasible to translate every document into two different languages. In any case, since most of the data are scores and stats, they will be easily understood.

Finally, I'd like to add that my ultimate intention is not to publish a general website of sport news, with a full coverage and updates of current competitions, like UEFA, FIBA, Euroleague, sport newspapers... I have neither the means nor the time for that. What I want is to create a historical database with a kind of information you won't usually find in general sport sites, unified and standardized from a linguistic point of view. My ultimate wish is that all this effort could serve to arouse a higher interest in accurate information and a bigger respect for the different languages, the same we want for our own.

NEW!!!: Basketball Champions League 2017-18.

SPORT CALENDAR 2017-18
(updated competitions are marked in white)

05-06-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: World Cup ::::: Qualifying Stage
09-06-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: World Cup ::::: Qualifying Stage
13-06-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: World Cup ::::: Qualifying Stage
28-06-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
29-06-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
05-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
06-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
12-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg

13-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
19-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
20-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
26-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
27-07-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
02-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
03-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
16-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Qualification Play-Off ::::: First Leg
17-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Qualification Play-Off ::::: First Leg
23-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Qualification Play-Off ::::: Second Leg
24-08-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Qualification Play-Off ::::: Second Leg
13-09-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 1
14-09-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 1
19-09-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
21-09-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
24-09-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
26-09-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Second Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
27-09-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 2
28-09-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 2
29-09-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: First Leg
02-10-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Third Qualifying Round ::::: Second Leg
11-10-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 1
18-10-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 3
18-10-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 2
19-10-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 3
25-10-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 3
01-11-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 4
01-11-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 4
02-11-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 4
08-11-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 5
15-11-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 6
22-11-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 5
23-11-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 5
06-12-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 6
06-12-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 7
07-12-2017 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Group Stage ::::: Competition Day 6
13-12-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 8
20-12-2017 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 9

============= HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ==============


10-01-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 10
17-01-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 11
24-01-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 12
31-01-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 13
07-02-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Regular Season ::::: Competition Day 14
14-02-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Knock-Out Round ::::: First Leg (1)
15-02-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Round of 32 ::::: First Leg
21-02-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Knock-Out Round ::::: First Leg (2)
22-02-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Round of 32 ::::: Second Leg
07-03-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Knock-Out Round ::::: Second Leg (1)
07-03-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Round of 16 ::::: First Leg
08-03-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Round of 16 ::::: First Leg
14-03-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: First Knock-Out Round ::::: Second Leg (2)
14-03-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Round of 16 ::::: Second Leg
15-03-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Round of 16 ::::: Second Leg
28-03-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: First Leg
04-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: First Leg
04-04-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: Second Leg
05-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: First Leg
11-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: Second Leg
12-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: 1/4 Finals ::::: Second Leg
25-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/2 Finals ::::: First Leg
26-04-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: 1/2 Finals ::::: First Leg
02-05-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: 1/2 Finals ::::: Second Leg
03-05-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: 1/2 Finals ::::: Second Leg
04-05-2018 // 06-05-2018 >>> BASKETBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Final Stage
16-05-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Europa League ::::: Final
26-05-2018 >>> FOOTBALL ::::: Champions League ::::: Final

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WHAT YOU CAN FIND HERE

Why is this site different from many others? Because here you can find a kind of information accurate not only from the statistical point of view, but also historically comprehensive and linguistically standardized. What I mean by the latter is that the same player or team will always have the same spelling in all the different competitions where they appear, i.e. the official name of teams and the real "nickname" of players (not just his family name), always taking into account the original language spelling (not just an English translation). In this respect, this website is the only multilanguage database covering sport history and statistics.

Following is a brief description of the statistical information that I include in the different competitions (although in some cases it's missing–which is marked in red–because I just couldn't find it anywhere or it might be updated later):

WORLD LANGUAGES (IN PROGRESS)

Genetic-typological classification of the over 7,000 languages spoken in the world (both present and extinct), with information about their history, writing system, pronunciation, grammar and sample text. This description of the world languages is intended to support and justify the linguistic criterion used in the sport files of this website (especially in regard to the transcription of non-Latin alphabets).

FOOTBALL (UPDATED SEASON 2015-16)

Spanish League (1929-2016). Full coverage on 85 seasons, each one including complete scores, calendar (with the dates of every single game), final standing, top scorer (Pichichi), best goalkeeper (Zamora), promotion and demotion, champion squad (each player with games played and goals scored), and additional information.

Spanish Cup (1902-2016). Full coverage on 114 editions, each one including complete scores (with the date of every single game), list of participants, statistics of the final (venue, date, hour, attendance, referee, goals, yellow/red cards, full name of players and coaches, and line-ups with tactical display), and additional information.

Spanish Super Cup (1982-2015). Full coverage on 29 editions, each one including statistics of the final (see above) and additional information.

Eurocups Searchable Database (1955-2016). Very powerful and complete database containing all the 22,092 games played in European Club Competitions from their inception in 1955 to season 2015-16.

Champions Cup / Champions League (1955-2016). Full coverage on 61 editions, each one including competition system, complete scores, statistics of the final (see above), finalists and Spanish clubs' rosters, and additional information. Also, each edition includes an extra file with game details, containing venue, date, scorers, and scoring time for every single game in the history of Champions League; in the case of games where Spanish teams are involved, this information is extended with the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above).

Cup Winners' Cup (1960-1999). Full coverage on 39 editions, each one including the same information as in Champions League (see above).

UEFA Cup / Europa League (1955-2016). Full coverage on 58 editions, each one including the same information as in Champions League (see above).

Intertoto Cup (1995-2008). Full coverage on 14 editions, each one including the same information as in Champions League (see above).

European Super Cup (1972-2015). Full coverage on 40 editions, each one including statistics of the final (see above) and additional information.

Participant Countries in European Club Competitions (1955-2016). List of all the 54 countries whose teams entered UEFA tournaments throughout history. Each country includes, in time, a list of participant clubs, with official names in their original language (or a transcription into Latin alphabet), hometowns, links to official/unofficial websites (and languages used therein), links to specific seasons where these teams participated in European Competitions, and other useful information about name changes, mergers, etc.

Participant Teams in European Club Competitions (1955-2016). List of all the 1,105 teams which entered UEFA tournaments throughout history. This menu is accesible in two different ways: 1) Alphabetical list of teams (with links to each nation above and a description of the 3-letter abbreviations for countries used in Eurofiles). 2) Alphabetical list of countries (each present nation includes all its participant teams, together with those belonging to former political territories).

Seasons of European Club Competitions (1955-2016). Full coverage on 61 seasons, each one including all the participant clubs classified by country and competition (Champions League, Cup Winners' Cup, Europa League, Intertoto Cup). Also, additional information is provided regarding name changes of European countries, club status, and explanatory notes.

UEFA Country Ranking (1974-2016). List of 38 rankings which determine the number of participants assigned to each country in every season. This classification is calculated as an average of the progress of clubs during 5-year periods.

Intercontinental Cup / Club World Championship / Club World Cup (1960-2015). Full coverage on 53 editions of this competition played by the champions of all the continental confederations (formerly known as Intercontinental Cup, played only by the American and European champions), each one including statistics of the final (see above) and additional information.

European Championship (1960-2016). Full coverage on 15 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by UEFA, each one including competition system, complete scores (both for qualifying and final stages), statistics of the final (see above), full national squads and additional information. Also, each edition includes two extra files with game details: 1) Qualifying Stage. Game details include venue, date, referee, scorers, and scoring time for every match; in the case of games where Spain is involved, this information is extended with the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above). 2) Final Stage. All game details include the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above), except yellow cards and full name of players.

World Cup (1930-2014). Full coverage on 20 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by FIFA, each one including competition system, complete scores (both for preliminary round and final stage), statistics of every final stage game (see above), game summaries, and full national squads. As before, the games where the Spanish national squad is involved (both in preliminary rounds and final stages) are given a full statistical coverage.

Olympic Games (1900-2016). Full coverage on 27 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by FIFA and the IOC, each one including competition system, complete scores (both for preliminary round and final stage), statistics of every final stage game (see above) and full national squads.

BASKETBALL (UPDATED SEASON 2015-16)

Spanish League / ACB League (1957-2016). Full coverage on 50 seasons, each one including competition system, complete scores, calendar (with the dates of every single game), final standing, promotion and demotion, champion squad, and additional information. Also, each season includes an extra file with team and player statistics for the Regular Season.

Spanish Cup (1933-2016). Full coverage on 80 editions, each one including complete scores (with the date of every single game), statistics of the final (venue, date, hour, attendance, referees, full name of players and coaches, line-ups, and game statistics), and additional information.

Spanish Super Cup (1984-2015). Full coverage on 16 editions, each one including full scores, statistics of the final (see above) and additional information.

FIBA Champions Cup / SuproLeague (1958-2001). Full coverage on 44 editions, each one including competition system, clubs' official and/or commercial names, complete scores and dates, statistics of the final (see above), finalists and Spanish clubs' rosters, and additional information. Also, each edition includes an extra file with game details for matches where Spanish teams are involved, with the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above).

FIBA Cup Winners' Cup / Saporta Cup (1967-2002). Full coverage on 36 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

FIBA Korać Cup (1972-2002). Full coverage on 31 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

Euroleague (2000-2016). Full coverage on 16 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

ULEB Cup / Eurocup (2002-2016). Full coverage on 14 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

FIBA EuroCup / EuroChallenge (2003-2016). Full coverage on 13 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

FIBA EuroCup Challenge (2002-2007). Full coverage on 6 editions, each one including the same information as in SuproLeague (see above).

Participant Countries in European Club Competitions (1958-2016). List of all the 56 countries whose teams entered European tournaments throughout history. Each country includes, in time, a list of participant clubs, with official names in their original language (or a transcription into Latin alphabet), hometowns, links to official/unofficial websites (and languages used therein), links to specific seasons where these teams participated in European Competitions, and other useful information about name changes, mergers, etc.

Participant Teams in European Club Competitions (1958-2016). List of all the clubs which entered European tournaments throughout history. This menu is accesible in two different ways: 1) Alphabetical list of teams (with links to each nation above and a a description of the 3-letter abbreviations for countries used in Eurofiles). 2) Alphabetical list of countries (each present nation includes all its participant teams, together with those belonging to former political territories).

Seasons of European Club Competitions (1958-2016). Full coverage on 59 seasons, each one including all the participant clubs classified by country and competition (SuproLeague, Saporta Cup, Korać Cup, and later Euroleague, ULEB Eurocup, FIBA EuroChallenge and FIBA EuroCup Challenge). Also, additional information is provided regarding name changes of European countries, club status, and explanatory notes.

FIBA Country Ranking (1993-2001). List of 8 rankings which determined the number of participants assigned to each country in every season of the former FIBA tournaments. This classification was calculated as an average of the progress of clubs during 3-year periods.

Intercontinental Cup (1966-2015). Coverage on 25 editions, each one including full scores.

European Championship (1935-2015). Full coverage on 39 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by FIBA, each one including competition system, complete scores, statistics of the final (see above), championship squads, and additional information. Also, each edition includes an extra file with game details for matches where Spain is involved, with the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above).

World Cup (1950-2014). Full coverage on 17 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by FIBA, each one including competition system, complete scores, statistics of the final (see above), championship squads, and additional information. Also, each edition includes an extra file with game details for matches where Spain is involved, with the same data as in the statistics of the final (see above).

Olympic Games (1936-2016). Full coverage on 19 editions of this tournament for national squads organized by FIBA and the IOC, each one including competition system, complete scores, statistics of the final (see above), championship squads, and additional information.