Moving to a new city means that you can’t always find what you want easily. For all football fans this includes places to play football. Now, everyone knows how easy it is to watch a football match in Madrid, you just head on over to Real Madrid’s impressive Santiago Bernab
éu stadium and you’re sorted. It’s also pretty easy to watch a game at a sports bar while sipping a beer and snacking on some nachos. The real question is where can you actually play football? Well, here is a little guide on playing football in Madrid: where to play, how to sign up, what the best options are. 

Join our daily soccer games!

Would you like to play football in the very center of Madrid together with people from all over the world? Then join the Citylife International Football League at Centro Deportivo Municipal La Chopera!

Save your spot by following the instructions below and see you there!

✓ WHEN: Every Day in between 4pm and 8pm (Please show up 10min early)
✓ PLACE: Polideportivo De La Chopera (Retiro Park)
✓ METRO: Retiro / Atocha

✓ HOW TO REGISTER: Join our Soccer/Football Whatsapp group by sending us a whatsapp indicating “Daily Soccer“!

✓ PRICE: Only 5€ per player

What’s included in :
✓ 1h game on a concrete field ground
✓ Balls, training bibs
✓ Free participation at one of the Beer Pong League events

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: QW SPORTBAR & BUDWEISER!
https://www.citylifemadrid.com/qw-sports-bar-madrid/

Sign up to Teams and Leagues Online

The best way to find football teams is to do some research first online. It can be tricky to find teams and how to join just by googling it. You’re more likely to find a team, training times and teammates by going directly on sports forums and websites. Here are a few websites that I’d recommend:

Timpik

A great place to start is Timpik. This is a website dedicated to connecting people who want to play sport. All you have to do is create a profile on their website and then you can sign up for football matches on the days that you are available to play. From there you can contact other players and find teammates!

IFL


IFL Madrid is a super popular international football league. Sign up on their website and they’ll send you upcoming games. There is also a great social scene where you can hang out with your teammates off the pitch!

Meetup

Meetup app is another good tool where you can join groups of likeminded individuals and make teams. There are also established teams that advertise training times and games. Download the app and see who else wants to play! There’s always lots going on. Airbnb also has forums to discuss meeting up to play football, so you can check that out too!

Where do People Play?


Madrid has various sports facilities that are run by the council (19 in total) called Centro Deportivo Municipal (CDM) followed by the barrio name. Two good ones are CDM La Chopera in Retiro and CDM Pradillo in Chamartín. Another popular location is in Vallehermoso: Ocio y Deporte Canal, in Parque de Santander. There are two grass football pitches here for 7-a-side and 11-a-side football. You can reserve the pitch on their website and also join their league (liga in Spanish).

Good to know

  1. Five-a-side football is really popular here. They call it futsal and it is inside on hard courts. This is especially popular in winter when it is colder and gets darker earlier on.
  2. Friendly games are called pachangas which are common on the weekends in their version of Sunday League football.
  3. Make sure you look the prices online or ask about them at the centres because often you have to pay more for things like astroturf and floodlights.

So, whatever your level, fitness or availability you should be able to get in some game time, as Madrid is a city of football lovers! If you’re a sports fan and want to enjoy all Madrid has to offer, take a moment to join our Citylife Sports club! A place for sports enthusiasts to get together to watch games, to organise pick-up games, find discounts to shops and gyms around Madrid, swap advise and learn about sports in Madrid!

Your glad guide,

– Flora

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Football is one of the most widely played sport in the world and is actively followed and pursued by billions of people around the world. There are some countries who are exceptionally better at playing this game and in that list, Spain comes at the top. Spain is famous for football and Madrid boasts of some of the world-class clubs like Real Madrid. Thanks to the author for giving information on some of the websites that let people who play football come in contact with each other. If someone visits Madrid, then he can easily look for some players by going through these sites. Moreover, a trip to Madrid without playing football will be incomplete.

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