The Football Espana Team

Alan is a freelance journalist currently living in Seville but born and raised in Cork, Ireland. Having studied politics and economics at university he now covers sport, society and culture for These Football Times, La Liga Lowdown, World Football Index and others. Alan keeps a close eye on football throughout Andalusia but especially Sevilla and Real Betis, the great city rivals on his doorstep. Alan first fell for Spanish football watching Ronaldinho dominate La Liga in the mid-2000s, and his interest was consolidated by the rise of Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona team at the tail end of that decade. Alan is especially captivated by the complexity of Spanish football’s tactical systems on the pitch and its political and cultural connections off it. Follow Alan on Twitter: @azulfeehely.

Alex is a La Liga enthusiast who is based on the island of Mallorca. A regular attendee in the Son Moix press area, to watch Real Mallorca. He works for La Liga television as a pitch side reporter and interviewing players post-game. Alex is a regular contributor for multiple Spanish media outlets and a writer for Football Espana.

Brendy is an Irish journalist who lives in Madrid, holds an Atlético Madrid and Union Adarve season ticket, and covers all things football in the Spanish Capital.

Cillian is an Irish journalist currently living in Barcelona, covering football at all levels in Catalonia. His particular interests include cultural and political aspects surrounding the game. Alongside writing for Football Espana, he also works for Catalan News.

Colin has combined covering the beautiful game in his native Northern Ireland with that of his adopted home, Seville. Colin is the author of The Frying Pan of Spain - Sevilla v Real Betis: Spain's Hottest Football Rivalry, writes for several national newspapers and is the editor of Football Espana

Formerly a staff writer at Marca, Cronan is freelance football writer with extensive experience covering Spanish football. He worked been featured on, FourFourTwo, ESPN and others.

David, who lives in Seville, has followed Spanish football for 22 years and has covered football in Spain for a range of publications. He is a presenter on the radio channel of Real Betis, whom he also supports.

Feargal has worked as a Spanish football journalist for over six years, covering the good, bad and ugly of all thing La Liga. He is avid follower of all things Rayo Vallecano (Madrid's best team!). Will argue with anyone at any time about the greatness of Santi Cazorla.

Jon presents El Tel & Jon’s La Liga Weekly podcast with Terry Gibson. He was a Spanish football commentator for Sky Sports for over a decade.

Since moving to Spain in 2015, Will has lived in Oviedo and Madrid. A fan of Spanish football from the top of La Liga to the regional divisions, Will was there when Real Oviedo won promotion from Segunda B, and hopes to see them return to the top-flight. Alongside writing for Football Espana, Will runs the TalkChelsea site and has worked as a freelancer for radio and TV stations in Spain and England, including Real Madrid TV and the BBC.

Yousef has been watching Spanish football since Alaves piqued his interest in their run to the UEFA Cup final in 2001. He has written for several sites and has been published on The Guardian.