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Join a soccer team in Barcelona

Written by Miguel

If you’re a big soccer fan looking to move abroad, Barcelona is certainly a great choice. Not only because is it the home of FC Barcelona, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, but also because it gives you the opportunity to don a jersey yourself and enter the pitch – not exactly Camp Nou, mind you, but a pitch nonetheless.

Related article: Visit Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou

The Barcelona International Football League

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Photo via Pixabay

The Barcelona International Football League (BIFL) is a competitive amateur soccer league formed in 1992. Although it was created with foreigners in mind by British expats, it quickly attracted plenty of Spaniards, who now make up a majority of its rosters. Still, the league includes players from not only almost every country in Europe, but from other continents as well. Despite being amateur, the popularity of the league amongst the locals has made it possible for most teams to get sponsorships, which helps them pay the 2400€/season subscription fee and support all the costs of equipment.

Joining a team

If you’re worried about your skill level, remember that this is an amateur league. While the competitiveness is high, most players started just like you, with an interest in football and a will to be physically active. Even if you don’t become an undisputed regular, as long as you are reasonably fit and used to playing soccer, you should be able to make your team’s starting eleven at least a few times during the season. Players also become unavailable often due to personal or professional reasons, so your chance to shine will eventually come.

To look for a team, start by clicking “Juega con nosotros” on the league’s website and fill the form with the details asked, such as your nationality, playing position and contact information. You will then appear on the new players page (“Jugadores nuevos”), where teams will be able to see you and send you an offer to join them. Meanwhile, to get yourself familiarized with the league and its level of competition, you can always pick some games from the fixtures to attend.

Time to play some soccer!

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Photo via Pixabay

Don’t waste time, join a soccer team now! Get yourself some shin pads and boots (teams provide the rest of the equipment), choose a trendy footballer haircut and get ready to have some fun on the pitch. How many of your friends can say they’ve played on a Spanish football league? Good luck out there and don’t forget to tell us all about your experiences playing football in Barcelona using the comment box below.

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About the author

Miguel

Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Barcelona with him.

36 Comments

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  • Hi…. I am Humayun from Pakistan. My son (13 years) is die hard foot ball fan and wants to join football club in Spain. What are the chances and procedure as well as expense estimate for joining any club there ? Moreover, how much time it is likely to take if so possible ?

    Regards

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  • Hi
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  • Hi, I am Adil from Islamabad, Pakistan. My son is (11 years old) and is really crazy about playing foot ball, Considering he is only 11 he plays really well for his age bracket. He wants to join a football club in Spain. What is the procedure as well as expense estimate for joining any club there. Please also let me know if possible expenditure details in this regard.

    Regards

  • I am from Afghanistan.i’m professional footballer in Afghanistan. I want to continue my football practices in spian. I cant to continue my football practices in Afghanistan.please join and help me. Tankhssssssssd

  • Hey.. I am Anurag Bisht from india. I am good in football. I want a chance to join club in spain.

  • I am Godspower,l’m a good footballer.l do play blocking 4.l’m 17years old and I will be happy if you can help me to get chance in joining club in spain or in any country.

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  • Hi…I’m M.Yousaf from pakistan……I’m a football player and I wanted to be a professional football player….I’m 17 year old…..I want to play in Barcelona team…it’s my dream. …..hope I will play in Barcelona team…..give me a chance…..I give my best…..I hope one day I will be a professional football plyer for Barcelona. ….

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  • Hi please am Joseph from Ghana and likes football a lot and plays midfield roll and sometimes left wing. So please am asking for your help to show the gift of football I have in me please.

  • I AM IN KENYA AND LOOKING FOR A TEAM TO JOIN AND BECAUSE I AM FINANCIALY UNSTABLE I AM LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SPONSOR ME .PLEASE HELP

  • HELLO IM LAMIN FROM GAMBIA,BUT NOW LIVING IN BARCELONA’MATARO.I PLAY FOOTBALL AS MY OCCUPATION AND I WANT TO JOIN THE CLUB WE ARE BY I CAN IMPROVE MYSELF AND HELP THE CLUB. I’M NEW TO THE CITY BUT I REALLY NEED HELP TO PLAY FOOTBALL?

  • Pls am from Nigeria i am a left footer i am very fast skillful my number is 08I6I556792 i need a club to play for in spain

  • Am a Ghanaian footballer just arrived in Barcelona Spain, looking for a football team to join.
    Please can l get help??
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    • Hello Heytham,
      Please use the website with contact information from the article “Join a soccer team in Barcelona”.
      Good luck!

  • Hello. My son is 6 years old and he plays football.I would like him to achieve more
    Can you help me, please?

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