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rainmaker said:
It's seems that valencia is a bigger club to deportivo, and valencia have more fans.
Valencia play in a bigger city, they have a bigger stadium. That means they have more local fans. They have also achieved more than Depor, and have more international fans. Valencia are a bigger club of course because of their finances and they have never been so deep in lower leagues than us.
Is valencia also have a higher reputation in spain?
They surely have a higher rep on international level but in Spain- I don't think it's a matter of reputations. Because everyone supports their team, people know a lot about football and current form of teams, the home team are usually the favourites... it's not about reputations.
 

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unfortunately i'll have to say that I think that Valencia is the bigger club among the two who we are talking about.
 

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Historically Valencia have always been a massive club. Depor's history starts with Lendoiro, one could argue. Sure, the team has been in the top flight here and then, achieved this and that, but before the 90's no one knew much about them.
Valencia have always been a Primera club, have had their highs and lows, but have always been around.

Right now though? Equals I think. They are the big 2 behind the big 2. I wonder if Atletico will surpass them when they return to the Primera, or will it be the big 3 behind the big 2?;)
 

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Valencia may have more home fans than Depor. But I believe that all the Gallegos living in South America tend to support Deportivo

Just one example: My Grandmother bought club membership a few years ago because they're from Galicia (she is too) despite the fact that I've never considered her to have much interest in football.
 

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Valencia may have more home fans than Depor. But I believe that all the Gallegos living in South America tend to support Deportivo
What do you mean, all Gallegos over the whole world support Deportivo or then Celta, depends on where exactly they come from.
It's the same with people who live far away from Valencia, the city they come from. They support Valencia, and I don't think there are fewer of these people.:)
 
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Valencia are

*Richer than Depor
*Have a larger stadium
*Play in a bigger city
*Have more fans
*Have spent twice as many years in the Spanish Premera
*Have won more Spanish Leagues
*Have won many more Spanish Cups
*Have been far more succesful than Depor in Europe.

So yeah, Valencia are a bigger club than Deportivo in everyway.
 

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bailemos said:

What do you mean, all Gallegos over the whole world support Deportivo or then Celta, depends on where exactly they come from.
It's the same with people who live far away from Valencia, the city they come from. They support Valencia, and I don't think there are fewer of these people.:)
Some Gallegos overseas do support Celta, but only if they're actually from Vigo. However, their descendents born abroad often support Depor. Futhermore, those Gallegos who aren't from Vigo often support Depor. In Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, and Venezuela I've noticed more Depor sympathizers than Celta.

Before Depor's recent success Celta was the only team from Galicia that was regularly in the 1st division - however Depor's trophies have become a source of pride for expatriate Gallegos (previously, Galicia and football were not terms that went together) hence the shift in loyalties -especially among the second generation immigrants.

While there are immigrants from Valencia their numbers are nowhere near the Gallegos living overseas - Gallegos are the largest immigrant group to leave Spain (the Irish of Spain) in the last century. For example it's said that there are more Gallegos and their descendents in Buenos Aires than in any city in Galicia.
 

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evilcrossbar said:
While there are immigrants from Valencia their numbers are nowhere near the Gallegos living overseas - Gallegos are the largest immigrant group to leave Spain (the Irish of Spain) in the last century. For example it's said that there are more Gallegos and their descendents in Buenos Aires than in any city in Galicia.
Too bad they all left then, one of our biggest problems is that there are too few people in the city of A Coruña and in surroundings. That makes stadium expansions pointless and our incomes from that will never rise. Why did they all have to leave damnit!?:doh:
 

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Too bad they all left then, one of our biggest problems is that there are too few people in the city of A Coruña and in surroundings. That makes stadium expansions pointless and our incomes from that will never rise. Why did they all have to leave damnit!?:doh:
Actually, many of the second and third generation Gallegos are returning to Spain. They left originally because the minifundia (small landholdings) were getting too small to support the population - like Ireland - so they emigrated to the Americas.

The 1980's with the economic debt crises that rocked Latin America, caused many to begin to move back. Today in Argentina and Venezuela there are large numbers of second generation Gallegos (born in the Americas) who are trying to get their Spanish passports to get away from the economic and political problems.
 

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I hope as many return as they can, probably not many want to stay in Argentina currently, even if they are like not pure Gallegos any more.;)
 

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VIVA GALIZIA !

:heart: :heart: :heart:

For me, La Coruña is the best in Spain :) I like their colors, Deportivo is perfect in all senses :happy: :strong: In the beginning, I loved La Coruña bcause Dmitrij Radchenko :heart: he he he

:angel:
 

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Re: VIVA GALIZIA !

Princess Samra said:
:heart: :heart: :heart:

For me, La Coruña is the best in Spain :) I like their colors, Deportivo is perfect in all senses :happy: :strong: In the beginning, I loved La Coruña bcause Dmitrij Radchenko :heart: he he he

:angel:
And now you love it because of the handsome Diego Tristan?:D
 

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There aren't many Valencia supporters outside Spain because there aren't as many Valencia expatriates around the
world ... the orange plantations kept them afloat through the rough patches and they
sustained their lives in Espana. - C
 

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bailemos said:

What do you mean, all Gallegos over the whole world support Deportivo or then Celta, depends on where exactly they come from.
It's the same with people who live far away from Valencia, the city they come from. They support Valencia, and I don't think there are fewer of these people.:)
I'm almost sure that there are much more Gallegos all over the world than people from the Valencia-region. ;)

Just some examples: there are about 500.000 Gallegos in Argentina, 300.000 in Switzerland, 200.000 in France, 150.000 in Germany, 75.000 in the Netherlands, 50.000 in Belgium, a lot of Gallegos in the States, etc...

That doesn't mean that they're all Depor-fans ... :(

A lot of them are Celta-fans or worse: Madridistas! :yuck:
 

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Actually, many of the second and third generation Gallegos are returning to Spain. They left originally because the minifundia (small landholdings) were getting too small to support the population - like Ireland - so they emigrated to the Americas.

The 1980's with the economic debt crises that rocked Latin America, caused many to begin to move back. Today in Argentina and Venezuela there are large numbers of second generation Gallegos (born in the Americas) who are trying to get their Spanish passports to get away from the economic and political problems.
You're absolutely right. And I'm one of those -in my case- second generation Gallego who returned back to Galicia.

To live near the Riazor-stadium! :)

Just kidding ... actually I came to La Coruña so I can drink every day the world's best beer (no no, it isn't Carlsberg!!), Estrella Galicia!!! De fora virán, que a tua cervexa beberán! :ass:
 

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valencia are the bigger club in terms of what they have won, stadium, city.

But now i think them, Depor and Barca are on a par if not both being better than barca(unfortunately).
 
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