2015 Barcelona Fives was our 11 th 5-a-side football
tournament in this great city. It was our joint
largest ever single tournament with a line-up
of 25 teams set to do battle. It was the third
straight year we'd had 25-teams as this event
remains a firm favourite in the calendar. There
were 15 teams returning to eurofootballfives.com
action and 10 making a debut on our circuit.
kicked off with Spain's Naranjitos versus England's
North London with the latter on debut.
debuted themselves at the 2014 Valencia Fives.
That day they started off slowly with a 3-2 defeat
before bouncing back with 7-1 and 4-2 wins before
a 2-2 draw saw them finish 3rd. They qualified
for the Cup as one of the best 3rd placed teams
but went out at the Quarter-Final stage, 5-3,
to the eventual winners – Sparta. At the 2014
Barcelona Fives and the 2015 Budapest Fives there
was success for Naranjitos as they won the Plate
competition at both events. They make the journey
from Valencia again to compete in the 2015 Barcelona
Fives and look for a hat-trick of victories.
this match underway there was little to choose
between the two teams in the opening half of football
and when the half-time whistle blown we were still
looking for our opening goal. It was then new
boys who got off to a flyer as Pani Constantinides
struck North London's first goal in Europe.
goal kicked off a goal frenzy as they flew in
at each end - Vass Constantinides and Pele Bell
added to the tally for North London, Adrian Rodriguez
Ortega and Jose Luis Cortes were on target for
Naranjitos. It was North London who ended up on