* Address: Málaga
* Country: Spain
* Capacity: 30,000
* Opened: 15 September 1941
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Málaga CF (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio La Rosaleda
The Estadio La Rosaleda is among the main sports venues in Andalusia. In 1982, it hosted FIFA World Cup matches of the national football teams of New Zealand, Scotland and the USSR. Málaga Club de Fútbol, the first sports club from the city of Málaga with 1 million followers on its main social media page, was founded in 1904. In 2012, they were one of the 32 UEFA Champions League participants for the first time in their history. Málaga CF played against AC Milan, Anderlecht, Borussia Dortmund, FC Porto and Zenit in their inaugural UEFA Champions League season.
The same year, Rutgerus Johannes Martinus van Nistelrooij ended his professional career with Malaga CF. The world famous Dutch striker started his professional football career with the Dutch side FC Den Bosch. He also played professional football for sc Heerenveen, PSV, Manchester United, Real Madrid and HSV before he joined Malaga CF in 2011. Van Nistelrooy also played numerous matches for the national football team of the Netherlands. In 2001, Van Nistelrooij left the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven for the English football giants Manchester United for a British record transfer fee. He scored twice in his first-ever Premier League match, which was won by Manchester United Football Club after beating Fulham Football Club 3-2.