Football fans from all over the world visit Barcelona to see FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium up close and for many, it would be a dream come true to play for Barça amongst the likes of Neymar and Suárez. However, if you’re not quite at that level yet, there are plenty of top football spots across the city where you can play the much-loved sport. Whether you’re a football amateur or the next Lionel Messi, check out our top picks on where to have a kick-about as well as our favourite football organisations in the Catalan capital!
Offering casual matches, competitive leagues and exciting tournaments, CeleBreak is a groundbreaking football organisation in Barcelona aimed at those who have a passion for the amazing sport, no matter their ability! It can often be a struggle to organise a match amongst friends, as you have to choose where to play and try to get a full team together, so why not let CeleBreak help you with that? No matter your level, their intention is to allow everyone to participate in football matches across Barcelona, whilst meeting new people, practicing skills and simply enjoying the much-loved sport! In terms of casual pick up matches, CeleBreak offers options to play every day of the week at various different times, so you’ll be sure to find a day and time suited to you. As well as this, their league fixtures vary from 3-month leagues to full season ones, so planning your football timetable will be super easy. What’s more, if you ever find yourself in Valencia or Berlin wanting a kick about, CeleBreak also operates in these cities!
If you’re looking to play a friendly game of football, be sure to check out Futbol Zone as they offer exactly that. In order to play, you must register with your Facebook account or email, create a profile, choose your position and sign up to the match you want to play in – it’s as simple as that! Futbol Zone offers a handful of different tariffs to suit your requirements, as well as a variety of ways to measure your performance during the game, in order to discover statistics based on your running, defence and striking. They also offer the opportunity to play in either 7 or 5-a-side leagues both during the week and on the weekends, and for those days when you’re perhaps injured or simply not in the mood to play football, be sure to check out their ‘E-Sports’ tournaments on FIFA and PES!
Meetup is an app and website designed to give people the opportunity to meet and become friends with nearby fellow app users who share similar interests. The app is used to connect people who want to perhaps play a sport, attend a book club, watch films, or take art classes. Be sure to keep an eye out for football ‘Meetup’ groups in order to meet new people and improve your skills and simply play the sport that you love!
Places to Play Football in Barcelona
Barcelona is known for being vibrant city full of incredible architecture, beautiful beaches and amazing shops. However, many people may not be aware that Barcelona is also home to plenty of open spaces and large pitches, perfect for a good kick about with your close friends or your newly found football pals!
Camp Municipal Can Aranyó – Agapito Fernández
In an idyllic location right by the Mar Bella beach, Agapito Fernandez is a football pitch like no other. With beautiful sea views, locker rooms and showers, this pitch makes the perfect place for a summertime kick-about! Check out their schedule on Timpik for further information.
Avinguda del Litoral, 85, 08005 Barcelona
Parc del Clot
Situated in Sant Marti, Parc del Clot is a huge greenspace which covers an area of 3-5 hectares, meaning it offers plenty of room for a casual game of football or simply to practice your skills! However, the park itself also has its very own concrete football pitch that’s free to the public and comes complete with seats where people can also enjoy the game from the side-lines.
Carrer dels Escultors Claperós, 08018 Barcelona
Platja del Bogatell
For those who fancy playing on a different terrain, why not organise a game of football on the beach? Bogatell beach offers a special public area to practice football, complete with two metal arches that make the goals. However, we’d recommend heading here early evening to ensure that there’s not too many sunbathers surrounding the area. What’s more, it’s a great place to meet other football lovers and grow your team!
Passeig Marítim del Bogatell, Barcelona
Camp Municipal de Futbol de la Satalia
Located in the Poble Sec/Montjuic district of Barcelona, La Satalia is a synthetic-grass football pitch that offers incredible views of the city, as well as plenty of seats for spectators. To use this pitch, you will be required to sign up to organised matches, many of which can be seen on Timpik. Additionally, the pitch is complete with overhead lights, making it the perfect spot for an evening kick-about!
Carrer de Margarit, 58, 08004 Barcelona