Tribal Football Rivalries – West Ham Vs Millwall

Tribal Football Rivalries - West Ham Vs Millwall

West Ham and Millwall are separated by under four miles and share one of England’s most bitter football rivalries.

The first meeting took place in 1897 in a friendly, although the first competitive fixture was won 2-1 by then Millwall Athletic in the FA Cup in December 1899. The two clubs were situated just under three miles apart, which signalled the beginning of their rivalry. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – West Ham Vs Millwall”

Tribal Football Rivalries – Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (El Clasico)




Tribal Football Rivalries - Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (El Clasico)

The El Clasico, is a term which describes the intense and historic rivalry between Spain’s two biggest clubs, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Real Madrid is based in, obviously, Madrid, whereas Barcelona is located in Catalonia. The history between both locations has stemmed from the 1930s and has provided one of the biggest and most anticipated¬†rivalries in World Football. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (El Clasico)”

Tribal Football Rivalries – Roma Vs Lazio (Derby della Capitale)




Tribal Football Rivalries - Lazio Vs Roma (Derby della Capitale)

The Derby della Capitale is an Italian local rivalry between Rome-based teams Lazio and Roma.

Many believe the Derby della Capitale is the biggest inner-city rivalry in Italy. This emphasises the magnitude of the derby due to the two other big local rivalries in Italy. Including the Milan derby between AC and Inter and the Turin derby between Juventus and Torino. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – Roma Vs Lazio (Derby della Capitale)”

Tribal Football Rivalries – Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur (North London Derby)

Tribal Football Rivalries - Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur (The North London Derby)

Local derby games contested between Premier League giants Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur is referred to as the North London Derby.

The derby originates from November 1887 but the first competitive fixture between both sides took place in December 1909. Arsenal and Tottenham met in the first division and the gunners won by a 1-0 score line. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – Arsenal Vs Tottenham Hotspur (North London Derby)”

Tribal Football Rivalries – Ajax Vs Feyenoord (De Klassieker)




Tribal Football Rivalries - Ajax Vs Feyenoord (Der Klassieker)

The blood-thirsty De Klassieker derby between Dutch giants Ajax and Feyenoord dates back the 13th century, and football is utilized as the perfect platform to display their hatred for one another.

The rivalry between Amsterdam and Rotterdam dates back to the 13th century and has culminated in one of the world’s biggest and most violent rivalries. The De Klassieker has been one of the most controversial, passionate and mouth watering fixtures in world football since their first meeting in October 1921. Continue reading “Tribal Football Rivalries – Ajax Vs Feyenoord (De Klassieker)”