Betis Club of Valladolid – the Betis you’ve never heard of

The book ‘Románticos Sportmans’ by José Miguel Ortega claims that it was “the Canterac estate where the Scots played in the 19th century. They were the first football matches in Valladolid and, most likely, Spain.” But just what came of this club?

In the midst of the city of Valladolid, the de facto capital of Castile and Léon and once residence of the kings of Castile, around 20 minutes from the Campo Grande train station and behind a school named after Pablo Picasso, you’ll find a stadium called the Finca de Canterac. With the ability to host  2,000 spectators, it is the home ground of team called Betis.

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