Football is very popular on the Costa del Sol and there are numerous pitches, mostly municipal. Leagues operate at local, provincial and regional level for amateur players of all ages. Children may join the Spanish football federation and play with teams in the federation leagues.
Malaga CF is the area’s top football team and is currently maintaining its place in the first division with aspirations to stay. Malaga CF’s home matches offer the chance to see some of the best footballers in the world. The team’s home stadium at the Rosaleda in Malaga is currently undergoing extensive restoration and will eventually seat 33.000 spectator. Malaga’s second team, Malaga B plays in the second division. For more information contact the Rosaleda Stadium (952-614-210) or visit the team’s website.