Prepare yourself for one of football's greatest up-and-coming teams! Watch as Deportivo Alaves challenges Spanish football's hegemony as they take on greats such as FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. Check out the StubHub website now to find all the information on their upcoming schedules, look at seating charts and buy or sell Deportivo Alaves tickets for their upcoming matches.
Widely considered one of the top teams of the Basque region, along with Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad, Deportivo Alaves has a long-storied history as a club. Though not always one of the top contenders in the Spanish leagues, in recent years, the club has begun to make its mark on Spanish football. They spent many years mired in the Segunda Division, struggling to rise up but all the while trying their best. That was until the 1997-1998 season, that is. After winning the Segunda Division in 1997-1998, the team managed to break its way into the top-flight La Liga for the first time in 42 years. Nicknamed Babazorros and El Gloriosos (The Glorious One), the team can trace its roots back to almost a century ago. As to the nicknames, while El Gloriosos may be self-explanatory, Babazorros deserves a bit longer of an explanation. The name can be broken into two parts, both of which come from the Basque language: "baba," which translates to fava as in the bean, and "zorro," which means sack. While this name may be a bit confusing, nowadays you can take it as meaning fava eaters. Perhaps a bit silly of a name, but endearing nonetheless, so why not have some fun, purchase a few Deportivo Alaves tickets and become a fan of the fava eaters.
La Liga is a rough league to play in for the smaller teams at times. The biggest teams simply have indomitable reservoirs of cash that allow them to get all the best players. However, that doesn't mean challengers don't arise. El Gloriosos have consistently shown themselves to be ready to put their necks out there and go for the throats of Spain's greatest teams. In 2016, Alaves defeated then defending La Liga champions Barcelona 2 - 1 to mark their first victory of the season. The dark horse challengers went up against one of football's most expensive rosters and didn't flinch for a moment. Their victory proved that even in one of the top-heaviest leagues, the regular man's team can come out on top. For the casual fan and the diehard alike, Deportivo Alaves tickets are an entry into a seemingly mythical battle of an unbeatable force against the brave resisters. Deportivo Alaves tickets can be bought or sold all on StubHub.
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