The roots of FC Deportivo Galicia go back to 1968 when a group of immigrants from Galicia in North-West Spain formed their own football team in West London. Initially it operated under the banner of Centro Gallego de Londres a social, cultural and sports club set up to cater for the needs of the rapidly expanding Spanish/Galician community.
The club reached its peak both on and off the pitch between 1993 and 1997 which saw huge success in both cup and league on a consistent basis. The subsequent years marked a steep downfall, the club started to lose its identity and there was little involvement from the community to the point that the 25th anniversary almost signalled the winding up of FC DeportivoGalicia.
In 2007-08 there was therefore a change in management and focus with Leo Decabo and José Andón taking charge of the team. The initial objectives were to bring the team together, attract the younger community to the club and bring back the togetherness the club experienced previously. On the field for the following 2 years there was no success however, the squad’s average age has decreased significantly.
The club, as all others struggles with finance and to maintain the team at STEP 7 of the football pyramid doesn't come cheap. Home games will cost the club over £200! and with a minimum of 16 games per season the figures soon run into the thousands. (see costs breakdown in the notes section)
Our goal remains to move the club higher, but the way in which this will be achieved has had to change. We are now looking outside our local community that for so long provided us with players, finance and help, to a wider community of individuals in order to attract people who truly love the game and want to be part of a close team. As has been shown buy one of the clubs in our division The FA Vase must be on our list!
We are constantly looking for exposure and help with all aspects of the team and welcome all offers in any of the following areas;
- Advertising - Finance/Fund raising - Coaching - Playing - Admin - Match day programmes - Support!