Albacete Balompie

Albacete Balompie is a Spanish football team based in Albacete, in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Founded on 2 August 1940, it currently plays in Primera Division RFEF – Group 2, the third tier of Spanish football, holding home matches at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, with a capacity of 17,524.

History

This team is from Albacete a city from Castilla -La Mancha. It's been reported in at least three sources that football was first taught in Albacete by John Hulse, an English Engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways Company, establishing the foundation of Locomotoras Albacete, after the same-named steam locomotive factory in the city, owned by the Goicoechea family, owners of Talgo. Thus, like in Swindon, football in Albacete is originally linked to the railway industry. Hulse introduced the Sheffield Rules in Albacete, and some of the first matches to be reported are against recreational clubs from Murcia (1897), Alcazar de San Juan (1899), and Villarrobledo (1899).

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Albacete Balompie