THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

24 March ~ Eibar are the smallest club, with the smallest stadium and the smallest budget, ever to play in La Liga. When they were on the verge of promotion from the second tier they were forced to raise €1.7 million (£1.25m) to comply with La Liga rules, despite being debt free and sustainably run. They launched a share scheme which also increased support for the club around the world and they now have 10,000 new shareholders, though they ensured that no one person could own too many shares. Copa90 produced a documentary about Eibar which goes behind the scenes of the club with the staff, players and fans, including interviews with past players such as Xabi Alonso and Brentford’s Jota.

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