News today that Newcastle have arranged yet another pre-season friendly game in early August.
The Teresa Herrera Trophy (Spanish: Trofeo Teresa Herrera) is a football tournament played annually since 1946 in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, and the competition is organized by the Ayuntamiento de La Coruña, and is considered one of Spain’s most prestigious friendly tournaments, because of the high quality of the participating clubs.
The Spanish club have contested the trophy every year since 1946, and the Tyneside club’s last visit to the Riazor Stadium (capacity 34,600) was back in the 2005 Inter Toto Cup.
Club Deportivo de La Coruña, S.A.D. (English: Royal Sports Club of La Coruña) is a Spanish club from La Coruñ and was founded in 1906, and holds its home games at the Riazor.
They are one of the most successful football clubs in Spain, having won one La Liga title, 2 Spanish Cups, and 3 Spanish Super Cups, and the club have also participated in the UEFA Champions League 5 times and also the UEFA Cup another 5 times.
The team play in blue and white striped shirts with blue shorts and socks.
While the game has been confirmed by Deportivo it is yet to be confirmed by Newcastle, but we will expect that on the official Newcastle web site in the next day or tow.
It will be a good game for Fabricio Coloccini to play in, since he played for the Spanish club from 2004 through 2008, when he signed for Newcastle United for just over £10M.
Fabricio was a huge favorite at Deportivo when he signed for Newcastle in the summer of 2008, and he has now become a big favorite on Tyneside, after putting in an excellent season last season, and showing great commitment to the Newcastle cause.
While at Deportivo Fabricio played 111 times with 5 goals and so far at the famous Newcastle club, he has 78 appearances with two goals.