Mundo Deportivo

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Mundo Deportivo
TypeNational daily sports newspaper
Owner(s)Grupo Godó
EditorSanti Nolla
Founded1906; 118 years ago (1906)
Sister newspapersLa Vanguardia

Mundo Deportivo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmundo ðepoɾˈtiβo];[a] meaning Sports World in English) is a Spanish nationwide daily sports newspaper published in Barcelona.

History and profile[edit]

Mundo Deportivo was first published on 1 February 1906,[1] as a weekly newspaper, and since 1929 daily. It is the oldest sports newspaper still published in Spain, and the second one in Europe, after the Italian La Gazzetta dello Sport which was founded in 1896.[2]

It is published in Barcelona and is owned by Grupo Godó.[3] The group also owns La Vanguardia.[3]

Mundo Deportive focuses primarily on the performances of FC Barcelona, but also covers the Spanish basketball league (ACB), Grand Prix motorcycle racing and Formula One car racing, amongst others.

Both Mundo Deportivo and Sport are the predominant sources of sports news in Catalonia.


  1. ^ In isolation, Deportivo is pronounced [depoɾˈtiβo].


  1. ^ Pujadas i Martí, Xavier; Santacana i Torres, Carles (2 October 2012). "Prensa, deporte y cultura de masas. El papel del periodismo especializado en la expansión social del deporte en Cataluña hasta la guerra civil (1890–1936)" [Press, sport and mass culture. The role of specialized journalism in the social growth of sport in Catalonia until the civil war (1890–1936)] (PDF). Historia y Comunicación Social (in Spanish). 17. Universidad Complutense de Madrid: 141–157. doi:10.5209/rev_HICS.2012.v17.40603. ISSN 1137-0734. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Association Members". International Association of Sports Newspapers (IASN). Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b Castelló, Enric; Domingo, David (1 July 2005). "Spanish media facing new media: a challenge to journalists?". International Journal of Iberian Studies. 18 (3). Intellect: 181–200. doi:10.1386/ijis.18.3.181_1.

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