Top 10 Derbies in 2019

By @GroundHopperBarcelona

You’ve watched endless football matches of your local team, traveled across the country with your pals to cheer the team on your legendary away days and even watched your National Team – so what’s next?Forget watching the biggest matches in the Champions League or even the international friendlies/qualifiers – experience real passion and atmosphere in the biggest derbies across the world.

Push boundaries and discover new experiences in football – we’ve rounded up brilliant trips and bizarre experiences to inspire you for your next blood-bumping experience in 2019.There’s no feeling quite like a victory in a derby match against your nearest and most-hated opponents. Sometimes it can help to win a league or cup, on other occasions it might seal your promotion or their relegation, but there’s no such thing as a meaningless derby.


The game of the games. As we wrote in our previous blog, this is the holy grail for any football fan.

Especially after Copa Libertadores final, the ‘Superclásico‘ will be on fire, the fans are very conscious after the continental final, so Boca fans will need to knock River to proof they rule South America and ‘Millonarios’ want to “bury” Boca forever.

Is this enough for you in order to book a flight and come over? This is an absolute must for your football bucket list.

The Enternal derby

FK Partizan and FK Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade). You choose. I am fortunate to say that I’ve been in both ultra stands and you would not experience that atmosphere, it is like hell. The show between Grobari (Partizan) and Delije (Red Star) ultras are always on top of mind for any football fan. Authentic Balcan football passion.

Looks like they are still living the games back in the ’90s. Every season, both fan groups take these derbies to a next level with flares, pyro and tifo’s. The Belgrade derby is definitely one to add or tick off your football bucket list.

Every season, Homefans experiences the derbies together with a local host in Belgrade, Serbia. Are you joining us?

Classico de avellaneda

A classic of the ‘clásicos’, a game that everyone should attend once in a life. Club Atlético Independiente and Racing Club are enhancing the biggest neighborhood rivalry in the world. Their two stadia are separated by less than 800 meters, ‘Cilindro’ for Racing and ‘Libertadores de América’ for Independiente.

The ‘Academy’ of Argentinian football against the ‘Devil’ and the King of the Cups. A mental atmosphere, a cracking experience in your life.