Malaga Finally Get Sponsor

Tony KennyContributor IAugust 27, 2009

MALAGA, SPAIN - MAY 16:  Esteban Granero of Real Madrid duels for the ball with Fernando Fernandez of Malaga during the La Liga match between Malaga and Real Madrid at La Rosaleda Stadium on May 16, 2010 in Malaga, Spain.  (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)
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Malaga football club received a massive boost on Thursday when they finally got a shirt sponsor for the new season. As a fan of the Anchovies I was thrilled to see British company William Hill stepping in to sponsor the Andalusian side.

The history books may say that CF Malaga are only a new team, and that is correct, but they are widely regarded as the successors to Club Deportivo Malaga - who went bust in 1993.

Malaga are regarded as something of a yo-yo side. They get promoted one year and then get relegated back to segunda divison a year or two later.

Malaga CF, who currently play in La Primera Liga in Spain, finished a credible eighth last season, and the club has ambitious plans to snatch a European place this season.  

In a bid to break into the top six, Malaga have brought in some very interesting new recruits -  including the former Barcelona player Xavi Torres, Italian U20 International Fernando Forestieri, Portuguese International Edinho and the Tunisian midfielder Selim Benachour.

Unsurprisingly, expectations around La Rosaleda are sky high, and the club, the fans and everyone involved in the club are hoping that the 2009/10 season is one to remember for the Andalusian club.