Real Zaragoza, S. A. D. Commonly referred to as Zaragoza, is a Spanish football team based in Zaragoza, in the autonomous community of Aragon. Founded on 18 March 1932 it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at La Romareda, which seats 34,596 spectators; the club has spent the majority of its history in La Liga, winning the Copa del Rey six times and the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, amongst other trophies. Traditionally, team colours are white socks with royal blue shorts. A government survey in 2007 found that 2.7% of the Spanish population support Real Zaragoza, making them the seventh-most supported in the country. The club's main rivals are: their opponents in the Aragonese derby. Real Zaragoza was formed from two rival teams: Iberia SC and Real Zaragoza CD. In 1939, after three years without football due to the Spanish Civil War, the team made its first appearance in La Liga, ending in 7th position out of 12 teams, but being relegated in 1941; the club returned to the top division one year only to be relegated back.
It remained in Segunda División until the end of the 1950–51 campaign, when it achieved promotion by finishing second in a play-off league. On 8 September 1957, the team left its original stadium, El Torrero, for its current stadium, La Romareda. Beginning in the 1960–61 season, Zaragoza enjoyed a period of great success, showcasing some of the greatest players playing in Spain during that decade, which earned for themselves the designation of Los Magníficos. While the team failed to capture the league title, it finished in the top five every year until 1968–69, with two third-place finishes, won its first two Copa del Rey titles and the 1963–64 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Zaragoza's famous attacking line included Canário, Carlos Lapetra, Eleuterio Santos and Juan Manuel Villa; the Peruvian Juan Seminario, who started his career in Spain with Los Maños before moving to Barcelona, won the Pichichi Trophy in the 1961–62 campaign, scoring 25 goals in 30 matches as Zaragoza finished in fourth position.
Zaragoza finished third in 1973–74 and a best-ever second in the following season, losing the title in the last round to Real Madrid. The club was defeated 0–1 in the 1976 domestic cup final against Atlético Madrid, spending two seasons in the second level during the decade, with promotion at the first attempt on either occasion. In 1986, Zaragoza won its third Copa del Rey, defeating Barcelona 1–0; the club finished the 1990–91 season in 17th position, thus having to appear in the promotion/relegation play-offs against Real Murcia. Víctor Fernández was appointed manager in 1991. On 10 May 1995, one year after winning the Copa del Rey against Celta de Vigo, Zaragoza conquered the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against Arsenal at the Parc des Princes, after having disposed of the likes of Feyenoord and Chelsea en route. With the score level at 1–1, the two teams entered extra time and, in the 120th minute, Nayim hit a half-volley from just past the halfway line, putting it beyond the reach of goalkeeper David Seaman for the final 2–1.
The club contested the 1995 UEFA Super Cup against Ajax, losing 1–5 on aggregate despite a home draw in the first leg. Víctor Fernández was dismissed from his post in early November 1996, after only winning one league match that season; the 2000s brought a further two Copa del Rey titles to Zaragoza's trophy cabinet, including the 2003–04 edition against Real Madrid in Barcelona. However, the club suffered top flight relegation in 2002 after narrowly avoiding so the previous season, but achieved immediate promotion in 2003. In late May 2006, Agapito Iglesias purchased Alfonso Solans' shares and took control of the club, promising to build one of the strongest teams in Spain and Europe. In his first year in charge, he purchased Pablo Aimar from Valencia for €11 million, former manager Víctor Fernández returned to the club. Due to Diego Milito's 23 goals in 2006–07, Real Zaragoza finished in sixth position, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup. However, the following season ended in relegation – for the second time in the decade – with the side being eliminated in the first round in European competition.
Legendary club coach Víctor Fernández returned for a second spell, although he was sacked in January 2008, as the club had four managers during the campaign. On the last matchday, a brace from Ricardo Oliveira proved insufficient in a 2–3 away loss against Mallorca, with the team totalling 42 points to Osasuna's 43. Zaragoza achieved promotion from the second division at the first attempt. On the last matchday, on 20 June 2009, the team drew 2–2 at Rayo Vallecano with goals from youth graduate David Generelo and ex-Real Madrid defender Francisco Pavón, only trailing champions Xerez in the table. However, after four seasons spent in the bottom half of the table, Zaragoza was relegated following the 2012–13 Liga season after finishing last. 58 seasons in La Liga 22 seasons in Segunda División 4 seasons in Tercera División As of 17 March 2019Note: 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 o
Real Betis Balompié, S. A. D. more referred to as Real Betis or just Betis, is a Spanish football club based in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 12 September 1907, it plays in La Liga, having won the Segunda División in the 2014–15 season, it holds home games at Estadio Benito Villamarín in the south of the city. Real Betis won the league title in 1935 and the Copa del Rey in 1977 and 2005. Given the club's tumultuous history and many relegations, its motto is ¡Viva el Betis aunque pierda!. The name "Betis" is derived from Baetis, the Roman name for the Guadalquivir river which passes through Seville and which the Roman province there was named after. Real was added in 1914 after the club received patronage from King Alfonso XIII. Betis' city rivals Sevilla FC were the first club in Sevilla, founded in October 1905, while a second club, Sevilla Balompié were established in September 1907. "Balompié" translates as "football", as opposed to the most adopted anglicised version, "fútbol".
Balompié was founded by students from the local Polytechnic Academy, were in operation for two years before being recognised. Following an internal split from Sevilla FC, another club was formed, Betis Football Club. In 1914, they merged with Sevilla Balompié; the club received its royal patronage in the same year, therefore adopted the name Real Betis Balompié. Fans continued to refer to the club as Balompié and were themselves known as Los Balompedistas until the 1930s, when Betis and the adjective Béticos became common terminology when discussing the club and its followers. Real Betis wear a green and white Kit to honor their most famous manager Paddy O'Connell, from Ireland, he led Betis to the division title in 1934 by a single point over Real Madrid. During the Spanish Second Republic, royal patronage of all organisations was nullified, thus the club was known as Betis Balompié until after the Spanish Civil War when it would revert to the full name; the club reached the Copa del Presidente de la República final for the first time on 21 June 1931, when it lost 3–1 to Athletic Bilbao in Madrid.
Betis marked their 25th anniversary year by winning their first Segunda División title in 1932, finishing two points ahead of Oviedo FC, thus becoming the first club from Andalusia to play in La Liga. Under the guidance of Irish coach Patrick O'Connell on 28 April 1935 Betis won the La Liga, to date their only top division title, they topped the table by a single point over Madrid FC. A year Betis went down to seventh; this was due to the dismantling of the championship-winning team because of the club's poor economic situation and the arrival of the Civil War, meaning that just 15 months after lifting the league title only two players who won in 1935 were left: Peral and Saro. No official league was held during the Civil War between 1936 and 1939, until its resumption for the 1939–40 season and the first year back highlighted Betis' decline as five years after winning the title the club was relegated. Despite a brief return to the top division which lasted only one season, the club continued to decline and in 1947 the worst fears were reached when they were relegated to Tercera División.
Many fans see the ten years they spent in the category as key to the "identity" and "soul" of the club. During this time, Betis earned a reputation for filling its stadium and having a massive support at away matches, known as the "Green March"; when the side returned to the second level in 1954, it gained the distinction of being the only club in Spain to have won all three major divisions' titles. Much of the credit for guiding Betis through this dark period and back into the Segunda lies with chairman Manuel Ruiz Rodríguez. In 1955, Manuel Ruiz Rodríguez stepped down from running the club believing he could not offer further economic growth, he was replaced by Betis most famous former president, Benito Villamarín. During his reign Betis returned to the top division in 1958–59 and finished in third place in 1964, his purchase of the Estadio Heliópolis in 1961 is seen as a key point in the history of the club – the grounds were called the Estadio Benito Villamarín until 1997. In 1965, Villamarín stepped down from his position after ten years at the helm of the club.
Just one year after Villamarín's departure, the club would again be relegated to division two rising and falling consecutively until consolidating their place in the top level in 1974–75. On 25 June 1977, Betis played Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderón Stadium in the Copa del Rey final; the match finished 2–2, with Betis winning 8–7 after a staggering 21 penalties taken. This rounded off a solid season. After that triumph, Betis competed in the European Cup Winners' Cup: after knocking out Milan 3–2 on aggregate in the first round, the side reached the quarter-finals, where they lost to Dynamo Moscow. Despite their strong performance in Europe, the team suffered league relegation; the following year, Betis returned to the top flight and ushered in a period of "good times" for the club, with the next three seasons seeing three top-six finishes, as well as UEFA Cup qualification in 1982 and 1984. During the summer of 1982, the Benito Villamarín hosted two matches as part of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, witnessed the Spain national team's famous 12–1 hammering of Malta in order to qualify for UEFA Euro 1984.
In 1992, Betis found itself subject to new league rules and regulations due to its restructuring as an autonomous sporting group, requiring the club to come up with 1,200 million pesetas double that of all the first and second
Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S. A. D. more referred to as Real Sociedad or La Real, is a Spanish football club based in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country, founded on 7 September 1909. It plays. Real Sociedad won the Liga title in 1980–81 and 1981–82, last finished runners-up in 2002–03; the club has won the Copa del Rey twice, in 1909 and 1987. It contests the Basque derby against rivals Athletic Bilbao. Real Sociedad were founder members of La Liga in 1929, its longest spell in the top flight was for 40 seasons, from 1967 to 2007. Up until 1989, the club followed a similar signing policy of only Basque players as rivals Athletic, before signing Irish striker John Aldridge. While a strong Basque contingent has been retained among its players, nowadays both non-Basque Spaniards and foreign players are represented at the club, its youth section post the all-Basque era has still been successful in developing internationally renowned players, such as World Cup winners Xabi Alonso and Antoine Griezmann.
The club has competed in the UEFA Champions League twice. In the 2003–04 season, the club progressed to the round of 16 before losing to Lyon. Real Sociedad has several sports sections: women's football and field, field hockey and basque pelota. Football introduced to San Sebastián in the early 1900s by students and workers returning from Britain. In 1904, they formed the San Sebastian Recreation Club and in 1905 the club competed in the Copa del Rey. In May 1905, the San Sebastian Football Club was formed as a separate branch of the club. In 1909, it applied to enter the Copa del Rey but complications over registration permits saw them compete as Club Ciclista de San Sebastián; this team defeated Club Español de Madrid 3–1 in the final. Out of the confusion, the Sociedad de Futbol was formed on 7 September 1909. In 1910, Spanish clubs played in two rival cup competitions and Sociedad de Futbol entered the Copa UECF as Vasconia de San Sebastián. In the same year, King Alfonso XIII – who used San Sebastián as his summer capital – gave the club his patronage, where it subsequently became known as Real Sociedad de Fútbol.
Real Sociedad were founder members of La Liga in 1929. The team came fourth with Francisco "Paco" Bienzobas finishing as top scorer; the team's name was changed to Donostia Club de Futbol in 1931 with the advent of the Second Spanish Republic, but changed back to Real Sociedad after the Spanish Civil War in 1939. The team has fluctuated between the Primera and Segunda divisions, in one period managing to be relegated and promoted seven times. Around that time, the sculptor Eduardo Chillida was the team's goalkeeper until injury put a stop to his football career. Real Sociedad Ranking Graph 1929–2017 The team finished as runners-up in La Liga for the first time in 1979–80, gaining 52 points compared to Real Madrid's 53, 13 points clear of third-placed Sporting de Gijón. Real Sociedad won its first Primera División title at the end of the 1980–81 season, denying Real Madrid a fourth-consecutive title because although both clubs earned 45 points and Madrid had the superior goal difference Sociedad were better in the head-to-heads.
This qualified La Real for the 1981–82 European Cup, where they were eliminated in the first round by CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria, who hosted and won the first leg 1–0. The second leg in Spain was a 0–0 draw; the club retained the Liga title the following season, beating Barcelona by 47 points to 45, under the management of Alberto Ormaetxea. Forward Jesús María Satrústegui was the club's top scorer for 1980–81 with 16 goals, he scored 13 the following season as Pedro Uralde was the top scorer, with 14. The club reached the semi-finals of the 1982–83 European Cup, defeating Víkingur of Iceland and Sporting Clube de Portugal before losing 3–2 on aggregate to eventual champions Hamburger SV. Real Sociedad won the Supercopa de España at the beginning of the 1982–83 season, overturning a 1–0 defeat in the first leg to defeat Real Madrid 4–1 on aggregate. On 11 March 1987, Real Sociedad set a record for most goals in a quarter-final of the Copa del Rey after defeating Mallorca 10–1. In the semi-finals of the same tournament, it beat its Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao 1–0 over two legs.
On 27 June 1987, Real Sociedad won its only Copa del Rey title, defeating Atlético Madrid 4–2 on penalties after drawing 2–2. The match was held at La Romareda in Aragon. In the following season's Copa del Rey, Real Sociedad defeated Atlético Madrid again after defeating them in the quarter-finals, it beat Real Madrid 5–0 on aggregate in the semi-finals, but lost 1–0 in the final to Barcelona at Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on 30 March 1988. In the 1987–88 La Liga, Real Sociedad were runners-up for the first time since its lost its title – with 51 points to Real Madrid's 62 – and three points clear of third-placed Atlético Madrid. For many years, Real Sociedad followed the practice of its Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao of signing only Basque players, it abandoned the policy in 1989. Aldridge scored 16 goals in his first season to be the club's top scorer, fourth-highest scorer of the entire league as La Real finished fifth. In 1990, La Real signed another English league striker, Dalian Atkinson of Sheffield Wednesday, who therefore became the club's first black player.
He scored 12 goals in his first season, second at the club only to Aldridge's 17. That was Aldridge's final season at La Real, he returned to England to play in the lower leagues at Tranmere Rovers, while Atkinson left to top-flight Aston Villa. In 1997–98, Real Sociedad finished third, its best finish since being runners-up for the first time since 1988
Unión Deportiva Salamanca, S. A. D. was a Spanish football team in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded on 16 March 1923 and nicknamed Los Charros, the club played in white shirts and black shorts, holding home games at Estadio El Helmántico, which seated 17,341 spectators. Formed by Irish students, Salamanca first played in early Spanish championships in 1907, before an official league was founded on. On 16 March 1923, at the tables of Café Novelty, situated in the Plaza Mayor, Dionisio Ridruejo set the club's early official foundations and, from 1939 and during the following three decades, it fluctuated between the third and the second levels of the Spanish football league. In the 1974–75 season, Salamanca made its La Liga debuts, overachieving for a final 7th position, which would be its best classification ever; the team lasted in the topflight until 1981 coached by José Luis García Traid returned the following year for a further two seasons, being further relegated to Segunda División B – the new third division created in 1977 – in 1984–85, spending three years in that category before promoting back.
In 1994–95's second division, after finishing fourth in the league, Salamanca lost the first leg of the promotion/relegation playoffs against Albacete Balompié, 0–2 at home, but won 5–0 away, returning to the main level after eleven years. The club was managed by 29-year-old Juan Manuel Lillo in charge for the following season, as the Castile and León club ranked 22nd and last in the top level. From 1999 onwards, Salamanca stabilized in the second level, save for the 2005–06 season spent in the third division, with the club winning the regular season and promoting in the playoffs. Veteran Quique Martín was arguably the most important player of the club in the decade, whilst Argentine Jorge D'Alessandro, who held the record for most games in the top division in the club's history, worked with the team as a manager in a further two spells. 2010–11 brought a club record ten consecutive defeats between December 2010/February 2011, two coaching changes, as Salamanca returned to the third division after five years.
On 18 June 2013, 90 years after its foundation, the club was liquidated due to the accumulation of unpaid debts. Unión Deportiva Salamanca - Salamanca Athletic Club - did not play in any official competition Unionistas de Salamanca Club de Fútbol - 12 seasons in La Liga 34 seasons in Segunda División 9 seasons in Segunda División B 19 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Categorías Regionales Numbers taken from the official website: www.udsalamanca.es and www.lfp.es Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División: 1987–88, 1991–92, 1993–94 Segunda División B: 2005–06 La Liga: Promotion 1973–74, 1981–82, 1996–97 See Category:UD Salamanca footballers Official website Futbolme team profile Unofficial website Unofficial supporters forum
Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S. A. D. is a Spanish football team in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Estadi de Son Moix. Team colours are red shirts with black socks; the oldest club in the Balearic Islands, RCD Mallorca was founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Alfonso XIII Football Club after the Spanish king. The first stadium, called Buenos Aires, was inaugurated on March 25, 1916, with a 0–8 loss against Barcelona. And, on June 28, 1916, Spanish king Alfonso XIII de Borbón honored the team with the title Real Sociedad, the team came to be known as Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club. In 1917, the Catalan Federation admitted Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII into the Catalan Championship tournament; the Mallorcan team reached the final in Barcelona, where they played against FC Palafrugell, won 3-1, their first title. And so, the Mallorcanian club tried to broaden its sporting repertoire by incorporating a cycling team in 1919.
This coupled with the influence of the Second Spanish Republic caused the club to change its name to Club Deportivo Mallorca. Still with that name in 1945, the club inaugurated Es Fortínas the new stadium of the Balearic club. But, during that same season and in honor of the man who had started working and preparing that ground three years prior, the club changed the name of the stadium Lluís Sitjar. In the 1949-1950 season, under the presidency of Conde de Olocau, the club recouped the title of royal title of Real, game to be known for the first time in its history, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, the same name that has withstood history by remaining the current name. In 1960, RCD Mallorca earned its first promotion to the "División de Honor" under the tutelage of coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo and president Jaime Rosselló. In 1964, RCD Mallorca again earned promotion, this time to the Primera Division, under coach Cesar Rodriguez and president Baron de Vidal. In 1969, RCD Mallorca earned its third promotion to the Primera Division, with coach Juancho Forneris and president Pau Servera.
This decade produced three promotions including the first in Club history. However, it produced the same number of relegations; the scorer of the first goal for RCD Mallorca in the Primera Division was Joan Forteza. He was the only player to survive the roster changes from the previous season after President Jaime Roselló Pascual dismissed all other members of the roster. Meanwhile, the coach of that 1960's squad was Argentine Juan Carlos Lorenzo, he led the team into the Primera Division all the way from the depths of the third division, for the first time on April 17, 1960. It was a mere 44 years since the club was founded under the name of "Alfonso XIII FBC." The members of the roster that would come to be known as the architects that earned the Club's first promotion into the highest category of Spanish soccer are: Zamora, Febrer, Arqué, Cobo, Magín, Guillamón, Boixet, Forteza, Garcés, Gassó, Martínez, Villamide, Oviedo, Rodríguez II, Czoka and Laguardia. RCD Mallorca was one of only 16 professional teams to compete in this top division.
And the team reinforced by picking up players from FC Barcelona, among others, where the likes of Haro, Davoine and Flotats all arrived. This first season in the top division ended with RCD Mallorca in ninth place of the sixteen total teams, coach Lorenzo did not last through the season, just like the president, replaced by Sir Lorenzo Munar. In the following season, the team finished eleventh, and so, with many ups and downs, RCD Mallorca did not last more than three years in the top echelon of Spanish soccer. The team dropped into the second division until 1964-65. But, in that day in age, the only direct promotion came via winning the Segunda Division, while the second-place finisher had to play in the playoff for promotion. In the 1965-66 season, RCD Mallorca dropped back down to the Segunda Division, after a tumultuous season in the locker room. Juan Forteza, an eleven-year player with the Club, left for Lleida. Other players followed suit and left for different clubs, the team finished in fifth place in the return to the Segunda Division.
In the 1967-68 season, Juan Carlos Lorenzo replaced Dauder as coach. But after failing to win promotion, Lorenzo was cast aside in April. 1969's coaching duo of Juan Carlos Forneris and Sergio Rodriguez led the team back to the top-flight. But, that joy was short-lived; the club was back into the Segunda Division, worse, in a spiraling crisis and athletically, which would take decades to fix. After the Club's last descent from the Primera Division into the Segunda Division, a devastating decade began; as the years went up in number, Mallorca's category went down. In 1974-75, the Club dropped down to the Tercera Division, like that, the Club was immersed in the most profound athletic and institutional crisis in its history; the created "Segunda B" division did not solve anything, for the Club qualified 18th in that division in 1977-78, resulting in demotion to the third division. RCD Mallorca was about to disappear. In November 1977, RCD Mallorca became the first club in Spanish soccer in which the players enclosed themselves in the locker room, demanding payment of their salaries.
The rights of all of the roster had been auctioned off. The bid was deserted because nobody launched any offer for any player. And, the forces of nature united to save the
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