Día Del Fútbol Modesto 4 (26th January 2020)

DDFMers Assemble!

For the fourth installment there are two great games in store in the Tercera and Preferente and the chance to meet up with some fellow football enthusiasts and enjoy a great days craic.

What more could you want? Well, let me preview the two games we’ll be going to…

First up, we’re going to Botti!

The Estadio Boetticher is one of the best grounds to visit in the Tercera. Open terraces (with added benches), nice bar and kiosk for refreshments and noisy home fans – the Bottis Verdes.

Sadly all it’s lacking at the minute is a good team as Villaverde are marooned at the foot of the Tercera and relegation to the Preferente looks almost inevitable. Opponents Mostoles are doing a bit better, sitting in eighth place, just a couple of points off the play-offs, so they’ll start as strong favourites.

But that doesn’t mean Botti won’t fight for every point available. On the last DDFM in November, they produced a memorable comeback from 2-0 down to draw with Flat Earth at Castroserna.

Entry is €10 and we’ll most likely be gathering in the bar before the 11:30am kick off before heading out on the terraces. In terms of getting there, take Line 3 down to Villaverde Bajo-Cruce and head along Calle Cifuentes, it’s about a 5-10 minute walk.

If 11:30 seems a wee bit early for you, then you can always join us for the afternoon game which is Aravaca vs Atlético Villalba (long time readers will remember them for their unusual, yet brilliant, kit which I featured on the blog back in the summer) which kicks off at 4:30. 

I’m particularly looking forward to this as it’s a ground I’ve not yet been to and the Madrid Preferente has been a happy hunting ground for me this season – eleven goals in two matches! 

The two teams are currently tied on 25 points, Aravaca ahead on goal difference, seven points off a promotion spot so a win here could help propel them on to a successful second half of the season.

Entry is usually €6 (so local resident and DDFM mastermind Lester Drake informs me anyway) and the Estadio Antonio Sanfitz can be reached by walking through the village from the Cercanias station or the 160 Bus from Moncloa which goes straight past the ground.


  1. Thank you Andrew for your inspiring blogs, it’s great to read about your enjoyment of authentic grassroots footy. When things return to some level of normality, l would love to support these lower League clubs. Thanks too for the invaluable transport tips and practical info.

    • Thank you for the comment! It’s always good to hear from people who have enjoyed the posts and are interested in the wonderful world of Fútbol Modesto!

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