Granada Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation:, or Granada CF, is a Spanish football club in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 6 April 1931, it plays in the Segunda División; the club plays. Granada was the third Andalusian football team after Betis and Sevilla to compete in La Liga, in 1941–42; the team is located at position 24 of the historical points classification of the First Division, where it has participated in 20 seasons and finished in sixth place twice. Granada was Copa del Rey runner-up in 1959. Granada Club de Fútbol was founded on 14 April 1931 as Recreativo de Granada; the first football match was played against Deportivo Jaén. The first goal in the match, in the club's history, was scored by Antonio Bombillar. In the 1931–32 season, the club won the Tercera Regional – Región Sur championship. After several promotions, in 1941–42 the club made its La Liga debut. From here until the'80s, it alternated between that category and Segunda División, with its golden age coming during the'70s, with eight top flight seasons, which included a career-best two sixth league places.
In 1959 Granada achieved its greatest sports landmark. In the final, played at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the team lost to Barcelona 4–1. In the 1980s, Granada had some brief appearances in the second division, but it spent most seasons in Segunda División B, dropping another level in 2002–03, due to non-payment to its players. After four seasons in the fourth division, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, along with his son Paco, arrived at the club. With their help, the Andalusian side was again promoted to the third category but got itself into serious financial trouble. In 2006–07, Granada played in Group IV of the third level after four seasons in Tercera. Three years in July 2009, the club was in such financial difficulty that it was on the brink of closing; the solution to the crisis came with the signing of a partnership agreement with Udinese Calcio, with the Spaniards incorporating large numbers of players contracted to the Italian club as well as receiving its youth players and reserves as part of the agreement.
At the end of the season, Granada won its group promoted in the play-offs, returning to the second division after 22 years. In 2010–11, Granada finished in fifth position, with most of the players loaned by Udinese still on board. On 18 June 2011, the club became the first winner of the promotion play-offs – a different system was used from 1985 to 1999 – after successively defeating Celta de Vigo and Elche, thus returning to the top division after a 35-year absence. Back in the top-flight after such a long absence, it was always going to be difficult. By the end of the 2011 -- 12 season, Granada managed finishing in 17th position. After surviving in the top flight for six seasons, Granada was relegated in 2016-17 after being defeated by Real Sociedad. 23 seasons in La Liga 33 seasons in Segunda División 22 seasons in Segunda División B 5 seasons in Tercera División 2 seasons in Regional As of 08 February 2019 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División: 1940–41, 1956–57, 1967–68 Segunda División B: 1982–83, 1999–00, 2009–10 Tercera División: 1933–34, 2003–04, 2005–06 Copa del Rey: Runner-up 1958–59 Andalucia Cup: 1932–33 Andalucia Championship reservations: 1971–72 Antonio Puerta Trophy: 2010 La Liga: Enrique Porta Segunda División: Miguel, Rafa Updated to derby #81 played on April 8, 2016. After its foundation, the team played its home matches at Campo de Las Tablas, inaugurated on 20 December 1931. Granada's stay at this ground was a short one; the club played in this stadium until 1995 when a new facility, named Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, took its place. It was inaugurated on 16 May 1995, with an original capacity of 16,212 seats; this was expanded to 22,524 after the final promotion to La Liga in the summer of 2011.
Dimensions: 105 × 68 meters Address: C/ Pintor Manuel Maldonado s/n Inauguration date: 16 May 1995, Real Madrid–Bayer Leverkusen First Granada CF match: 22 August 1995, Granada-Real Betis XXIII Granada Trophy Upon its foundation, the club's kits were a shirt with blue and white vertical stripes and white shorts. After the Spanish Civil War the club owners went to Madrid to buy new ones, but they couldn't find other than red and white striped shirts; that became the official colour scheme from on. In the 1970s, the club changed the vertical stripes to horizontal. Since several changes took place until 2004–05, when in a member assembly it was decided to use horizontal stripes definitively. Official website Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile Unofficial website
Racing de Ferrol
Racing Club de Ferrol is a Spanish football team based in Ferrol, Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded in 1919, the club plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio da Malata. Club colours are green shirts with white shorts, though during the early years of its existence green and white shirts with vertical stripes were used; the history of football in Ferrol is associated with the shipbuilding yards, workshops and drydocks and the British technical advisors, hired to work locally who used to play against each-other at first, but on, local workers and military personnel stationed in Ferrol. The renewal of the shipyards and the creation, in town of the "school of Naval Engineers" meant that from that from the mid-nineteenth century, a French at first but, latter on British and Technicians, a constant influx was developed; this influx of Britons will increase exponentially from 1909 when Spain signed a massive contract with Vickers-Armstrong, John Brown and a few others though Vickers-Armstrong for the renewal of the local Dry-docks and Dockyards and foundries after the Naval disaster of 1898.
From those early years to these days many football clubs came and go over the decades but only one of them survived for a considerable time and for that, only as an amalgamation of some other previous teams and this is el Racing de Ferrol. Racing Ferrol Football Club, can trace back its origins back to July 1919, but starting strongly from the beginning on a massive winning all matches spree that allow the team to play against the best national squads in the country so only ten years after its creation Racing Ferrol Football Club was taking part on its first national championships competition and fluctuating over the decades between first and second divisions as follows: the second – first presence in 1939–40 – and third divisions. In 1977–78 the Galicians won the inaugural edition of Segunda División B and promoted again, only to be relegated back, it would not until the year 2000 that Racing would again reach the second level, going on to spend there five of the following six years. In the 2006–07 campaign the club gained promotion to the category in the playoffs, with a 2–1 aggregate win against Alicante CF.
In the following season the team finished fourth from the bottom and dropped back to the third division, to the fourth only two years later. 34 seasons in Segunda División 25 seasons in Segunda División B 27 seasons in Tercera División As of 8 November 2017Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Galician Championships: 1928–29, 1937–38, 1938–39 Campeonato de España / Copa del Generalísimo: Runner-up 1938–39 Segunda División B: Promotion 1999–00, 2006–07 Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Estadio da Malata holds 12,024 spectators, was built in 1993; the pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres. Racing used three main stadiums over the years, starting with Campo de Futbol O Inferniño, utilized until a move to Estadio Manuel Rivera in 1954 took place; this was an oval-shaped enclosure with a single cantilever stand. In the 1970s, a cover was erected over the popular terrace.
In 1993, the metropolitan area of Ferrol built Estadio da Malata to the west of the town, near the valley of Serantes. The total cost of the development was 1700 million pesetas; the first match on the new grounds was played on 18 April 1993, in a 3–2 friendly win over Atlético Madrid B. The official inauguration took place on 29 August, in a triangular tournament featuring the home side and neighbours Celta de Vigo and Deportivo de La Coruña. Ferrol SECN Vickers-Armstrong SDC Galicia Mugardos, reserve team Official website Futbolme team profile The British School @ Ferrol Aerial Views of Ferrol in North Western Spain 2004 Soccerway profile
The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División known as La Liga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, La Liga is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top three teams in that division. A total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 33 times and Barcelona 25 times. Barcelona won the inaugural La Liga in 1929 with Athletic Bilbao claiming several titles in the league's early years. Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated the championship in the 1950s, winning four La Liga titles each throughout the decade. Real Madrid dominated La Liga from the 1960s through the 1980s, when Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad won the league twice in those years.
From the 1990s onward, Barcelona has dominated winning 15 titles. Although Real Madrid has been prominent, winning 8 titles, La Liga has seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña. In the 2010s, Atlético Madrid has become an strong team, forming a trio alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona. According to UEFA's league coefficient, La Liga has been the top league in Europe over the last five years and has led Europe for more years than any other country, it has produced the continent's top-rated club more times than any other league, more than double that of second-placed Serie A. Its clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup titles, its players have accumulated the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards, The Best FIFA Men's Player including FIFA World Player of the Year and UEFA Men's Player of the Year including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year. La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,983 for league matches in the 2017–18 season.
This is the sixth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League. The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for 38 matchdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion. A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Segunda División; the three lowest placed teams in La Liga are relegated to the Segunda División, the top two teams from the Segunda División promoted to La Liga, with an additional club promoted after a series of play-offs involving the third, fourth and sixth placed clubs. Below is a complete record of; these are: yellow card, 1 point doubled yellow card/ejection, 2 points direct red card, 3 points suspension or disqualification of coach, executive or other club personnel, 5 points misconduct of the supporters: mild 5 points, serious 6 points serious 7 points stadium closure, 10 points if the Competition Committee removes a penalty, the points are removed If the tie is still not broken, it will be resolved with a tie-break match in a neutral stadium.
The top 4 teams in La Liga qualify for the subsequent season's UEFA Champions League Group Stage. The winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualify for the subsequent season's UEFA Champions League Group Stage. If this means 6 La Liga teams qualify the 4th place team in La Liga instead plays in the UEFA Europa League, as any single nation is limited to a maximum of 5 teams; the 5th place team in La Liga qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League Group Stage. The winner of the Copa del Rey qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League Group Stage, but if the winner finished in the top 5 places in La Liga this place reverts to the team that finished 6th in La Liga. Furthermore the 6th place team qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round; the number of places allocated to Spanish clubs in UEFA competitions is dependent upon the position a country holds in the UEFA country coefficients, which are calculated based upon the performance of teams in UEFA competitions in the previous 5 years.
The ranking of Spain is 1st. In April 1927, José María Acha, a director at Arenas Club de Getxo, first proposed the idea of a national leagu
Sporting de Gijón
Real Sporting de Gijón S. A. D. Commonly known as Real Sporting, Sporting Gijón, RSG or Sporting is a Spanish football club from Gijón, Asturias. Founded on 1 July 1905, it plays in Segunda División. Known as Los Rojiblancos because of their red and white striped jerseys, their home ground is El Molinón stadium, the oldest professional football ground in Spain, in use since at least 1908; the club was established in 1905 with the name Sporting Gijonés, Anselmo López being the first club president. The first game of the club is dated on 18 August 1907, against Sport Ovetense; the decline of other local clubs like Gijón Sport Club and Sportiva Gijonesa allowed Sporting Gijonés to become the main team in the city. In 1912, King Alfonso XIII accepted the Royal patronage of the club for the Spanish Crown, introducing the term "Real" to its name, becoming Real Sporting Club Gijonés. In 1914, Sporting Gijón won its first Regional Championship of Asturias, success repeated two years when the club started the first steps to buy El Molinón, where Sporting started to play its games in 1915.
On 2 April 1916, a new change took place to adopt today's Real Sporting de Gijón. Thank to the win at the Regional Championship, on 24 April 1917 the club made its debut in the Copa del Rey, but was eliminated in the first round by Arenas Club de Getxo. Sporting lost both games by 0 -- 1 in 0 -- 7 at the Basque Country. On 9 October 1921, Manolo Meana became the first Sporting Gijón player to be called up with the Spanish national team, for a friendly game against Belgium. In 1929, Sporting Gijón joined Segunda División. In its first season, the club finished in the fourth position. From 1940 until 1970, due to a temporary law forbidding the use of foreign words in football club names, the team's official denomination was Real Gijón. In 1944, the club was promoted to La Liga for the first time as champion of the 1943–44 Segunda División; the first game in the top tier was played on 24 September 1944, against Español at Sarriá. The game finished without goals; the first goal was scored in the next game against Deportivo de La Coruña, by Gundemaro, but the first win did not arrive until the week 6, when the team beat Atlético Aviación by 2–0.
Sporting remained four seasons in La Liga before its relegation, but it would come back in 1951, after winning the 1950–51 Segunda División and scoring 100 goals. Until the 1970s, Sporting alternated both divisions, spending all the decade of the 1960s in Segunda División. At the end of the 1960–61 Segunda División the club was relegated to Tercera División after losing the relegation playoffs against Burgos, but the resignation of Condal to continue playing in the second tier allows Sporting to play a repechage playoff against Sevilla Atlético and Castellón. In the first match, Sporting tied 3–3 against Castellón; the winner of the match would be decided by a coin toss. After winning the two previous coin tosses during the match, choosing tails in both, captain Pepe Ortiz decided to choose again tails, Sporting became the winner of the game. In the final for remaining in the category, Sporting defeated Sevilla Atlético by 2–1. In 1970, with the name of "Sporting" recovered, the club would start its consolidation in La Liga despite a relegation to Segunda División in 1975.
This year would mean the start of the golden era of the club. Just after promoting in 1976, Sporting Gijón started the 1977–78 season by accumulating eight matches without losses; the Rojiblancos finished in the fifth position qualifying for the first time to the UEFA Cup. Players like Quini, Enzo Ferrero or Antonio Maceda and others would make history in the 1978–79 club's season, considered the best one in the history of the club; the season started with the first round of the UEFA Cup, where on 13 September 1978 Sporting beat Torino by 3–0 at El Molinón. In the second round, Sporting was eliminated by Red Star Belgrade; the club finished the first half of La Liga as leader, tied in points with Real Madrid, but a loss against the Merengues by 0–1 kept off the possibilities of the club to win the league title. In 1981, the club played for the first time the Cup Final. In the game played at Estadio Vicente Calderón on 18 June 1981, Sporting was defeated 1–3 by Barcelona. Former Sporting Gijón player Quini, considered as the most important player in the club's history, scored two goals for the blaugranas.
Sporting repeated success in 1982, but this time Real Madrid beat the rojiblancos 1–2. During the 1980s Sporting accumulated four more participations at UEFA Cup, but always was eliminated in the first round. On 16 September 1987, Sporting won the first leg game against Arrigo Sacchi's AC Milan, but a 0–3 defeat in Italy cut off Sporting's possibilities. In the previous 1986–87 season, Sporting beat Barcelona at Camp Nou by 0–4, the biggest win away in the club's history in La Liga. One year before, Manuel Vega-Arango, president since 1977, left office; the last UEFA Cup participation was during the 1991–92 season. Sporting Gijón eliminated Partizan after a penalty shootout, but failed to defeat Steaua București in the second round. In 1992, following the law, Real Sporting de Gijón became a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, its official name since that moment is Real Sporting de Gijón, S. A. D; the internal financial crisis and the departure of important players triggers the decline of the club, pushing it to the lower positions in La Liga.
In the 1994–95 season, Sporting remained in La Liga thanks to winning the relegation playoffs against Lleida, but three years following a disastrous 1997–98 campaign where Sporting only earned 13 points (two wins and seven draws in 38 gam
Real Unión Club de Irún, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Irun, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in the province of Gipuzkoa, near the border with France. Founded in 15 May 1915 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home matches at the 5,000-seater Stadium Gal. Real Unión were among the early pioneering Spanish football teams and, along with fellow Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Arenas Club de Getxo were founding members of La Liga, in 1928; the club was formed in Racing Club de Irún. The former was founded in 1902 as Irún Foot-Ball Club, changing its name in 1907; the latter, formed in 1908, had won the 1913 Copa del Rey, beating Athletic Bilbao 1–0 in a replayed final. The club was known as Unión Club Irún before Alfonso XIII gave the club royal approval. During the Second Spanish Republic the club reverted to this name. Real Unión subsequently won the Copa del Rey a further three times, beating Real Madrid in 1918 and again in 1924. In 1927 they defeated Arenas Getxo in the only all-Basque final to date.
In 1922 they were runners-up. The club were relegated from La Liga in 1932. In 1920, when Spain made their international debut at the Olympic Games, the club provided the squad with three players—Egiazabal, Vázquez and Arabolaza. Another Real Unión player, René Petit, took part in the same Olympic Games with France. In the 70s and 80s, Spanish internationals Javier Irureta and Roberto López Ufarte began their career with the club. On 11 November 2008, in the 2008–09 Copa del Rey against Real Madrid, Real Unión lost 3–4 at the Santiago Bernabéu, but secured a famous aggregate victory following a 3–2 home victory in the first leg, it was the first time in history that Real Madrid were eliminated by a Segunda División B team at home. The club returned to the Segunda División after a 44-year absence, successively defeating CE Sabadell FC and AD Alcorcón in the 2008–09 promotion play-offs. However, it would be a short-lived return, as the team was relegated, after ranking 21st. 4 seasons in La Liga 10 seasons in Segunda División 25 seasons in Segunda División B 40 seasons in Tercera División 7 seasons in Categorías Regionales As of 6 November 2017Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Copa del Rey: Winners 1913, 1918, 1924, 1927 Runners-up: 1922 Copa Federación de España: Winners 2014–15 Segunda División B: Winners: 2002–03, 2008–09 Tercera División: Winners1957–58, 1963–64. Category:Real Unión footballers Steve Bloomer Javier Zubillaga Official website Futbolme team profile
Real Avilés CF
Real Avilés Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football team based in Avilés, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1903 it plays in Tercera División, holding home matches at Estadio Román Suárez Puerta, with an approximate capacity of 5,400 seats. Avilés was founded in 1903 under the name Sport Club Avilesino, hence being considered the oldest football club in Asturias. In 1906 he joins the Sociedad Obrera Industrial as their football section with the name of Círculo Industrial y de Sport de Avilés, but a few years the players and managers of the football team decide to become independent again, this time with the name of Stadium Club Avilesino. In 1925 Stadium obtained the royal crown from Alfonso XIII, being renamed Real Stadium Club Avilesino. A new name change took place in 1940, according to a government's prohibition of foreign names, the club became Real Avilés Club de Fútbol. In 1983 Avilés absorbed Club Deportivo Ensidesa and changed its name again, to Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol.
It played in Segunda División B for two seasons and returned to that level at the end of the 1987–88 campaign, being crowned champions three years and thus promoting to Segunda División: after comfortably finishing in midtable in its first season, the team ranked second from bottom in the following, spending a further eight years in the third category two more from 2002 to 2004, after which it returned to Tercera División. The relegation to Tercera was followed by a serious financial and social crisis in the club, with all the supporters leaving the club. In 2010, the board of the club retook its old name Real Avilés Club de Fútbol. Following an agreement with the investment group "Golplus", Real Avilés failed to promote to Segunda División B in 2012, but the club could buy a vacant berth in the third tier. Two years Real Avilés would play the promotion play-offs to Segunda División, they would eliminate FC Cartagena in the first round, but failed in the attempt to beat UE Llagostera in the second one.
In October 2014, Golplus would leave the club due to the lack of support and Real Avilés would start a new crisis that ended with the relegation to Tercera División after being beaten in the relegation playoffs by CD Eldense. On 3 July 2017, the Royal Spanish Football Federation would not allow Real Avilés to register its players in any of the categories due to an unpaid debt of €32,000 to their players. After paying it, the club continued involved in serious internal problems as José María Tejero, owner of the club, the management group did not reach an agreement. Tejero decided to take the helm of the club despite the opposition of the management group, without terminating the contract. After this incident, the owner and the management group made a different team each one for playing in the 2017–18 Tercera División. Both hired one coach and signed several players, but only the ones contracted by the owner were registered; the club changed the crest to the most recent one in 2017. The historical logo, introduced in 1983, adding garnet colour, the colour of Ensidesa to the crest.
However, in circa 2015 the club restored to the old design. The club deleted other elements that refer to Ensidesa from the club song. Before 1983 the club user a few other design. Sport Club Avilesino Círculo Industrial y de Sport de Avilés Stadium Club Avilesino Real Stadium Club Avilesino Stadium Club Avilesino Real Avilés Club de Fútbol Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol, SAD Real Avilés Club de Fútbol, SAD 13 seasons in Segunda División 18 seasons in Segunda División B 50 seasons in Tercera División Segunda División B: 1989–90 Tercera División: 1932–33, 1944–45, 1951–52, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1982–83 Copa RFEF: 2002–03 Copa RFEF: 1999, 2001, 2002 Note: this list contains players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Juanele Marcelino Campanal Mauri Official website