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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Real Oviedo; SOS!

As you may be aware historic Spanish football team Real Oviedo have offered shares in their club for as little as around €10 a share. The club have spent 38 seasons playing top flight football in La Liga even challenging for the title on some occasions, along with qualifying to play in the UEFA Cup during the early 90’s. Juan Mata and Santi Cazorla are both products of Oviedo’s cantera. In 2003, a year which will stick in the minds of many fans, due to a combination of bad performances on and off the pitch the team fell into the Spanish Fourth Division but tremendous support prevented the club from going bust. However the situation recently became critical and this plea was posted on their website asking the world for financial help;

"Real Oviedo have not left their financial troubles behind. The situation is now critical. A share issue has begun to raise funds in order to save the club.  2M Euros are required to keep Real Oviedo from entering into administration within weeks. The club and supporters are crying out for financial help and this plea is extended to anyone who would like to contribute to keep this legendary club alive."

And with that, yours truly is now a shareholder of Real Oviedo.

Along with richest man in the world, Carlos Slim. The Mexican tycoon who has an estimated fortune of $70 billion. Looks like Sergio Ramos is now a realistic transfer target after all...

See you at the next AGM Carlos!!


  1. it would be such a shame to this this club go into liquidation, great post! loved it

  2. Well i suppose 70 billion can pay the bills HA HA, really enjoyed reading this as it opened ones eyes to the horror of the economy. As a PhD holder i know about stress.