Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S. A. D. Often abbreviated to Rayo, is a Spanish football team based in Madrid, in the neighbourhood of Vallecas. Rayo was founded on 29 May 1924, compete in La Liga following promotion from the Segunda División. Home games are held at the 14,708-seater Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas stadium. Rayo has competed in the UEFA Cup in the 2000 -- 01 season; the club made it to the quarter-finals before losing to Spanish club Alavés 4–2 on aggregate. Rayo Vallecano saw the light of day on 29 May 1924 in the hometown of Prudencia Priego, wife of the club's first president Julián Huerta. Inspired by River Plate, in 1949, after an agreement with Atlético Madrid, a red diagonal stripe was added to the team's kit, the club reached Tercera División for the first time in its history. One of the perennial yo-yo clubs of Spanish football, always in the shadow of the two biggest clubs in the city, Rayo Vallecano spent many years during the 1980s and 1990s moving back and forth between La Liga and Segunda División.
They appeared to have consolidated their top flight status after gaining promotion in 1999, the team's most successful season came in 2000–01 when they reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, going out only to eventual runners-up Alavés. However, the club shortly thereafter fell on hard times, enduring successive relegations in 2003 and 2004. For 2005–06 manager Míchel, a Real Madrid legend in the 1980s and'90s, was hired. Rayo finished the 2006–07 season in second place in Segunda División B, winning the promotion play-off semifinal but losing in the final to Eibar; the following campaign, the team returned to division two after a four-year absence after a victorious run in the playoffs, disposing of Benidorm in the semi-final and Zamora in the last game 2–1 on aggregate. In the first season back in the second tier of Spanish football, Rayo finished comfortably either in or just outside the promotion places; that same year, its women's team was crowned league champions for the first time, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Women's Champions League, but was eliminated 2–5 on aggregate in the round-of-32 by Russia's WFC Rossiyanka.
In 2010–11, Rayo Vallecano ranked in second position and returned to the top flight after an eight-year absence, only trailing champions Real Betis in spite of serious economic problems. In late March 2012, in support of the 2011–12 Spanish protests, the squad decided to take one day off from training to join the demonstrations. In August 2015, Rayo Vallecano purchased the majority of Oklahoma City FC, a NASL expansion franchise which had yet to play a game renaming the club to Rayo OKC, despite the stadium needing work, it was the first entry of a Spanish club into the American sports market and mirrored a 2013 sponsorship agreement with Qbao in terms of expanding the club's profile overseas. Rayo OKC folded after a year or so due to Rayo Vallecano's relegation from the Primera División and a dispute between the co-owners of Rayo OKC, led to less finance for the U. S. side. In May 2016, Rayo Vallecano were relegated to the Segunda División, finishing 18th in the 2015–16 La Liga season; this ended their five-year streak in La Liga, their longest stay in the top-flight.
Rayo's first season back in Segunda División was a poor one, with both problems on the field and off, it led to them to finish in 12th position. Rayo went through 3 different managers in the 2016–17 Segunda División season and settling on club legend Míchel, he revived the club from the relegation places to 12th making the playoffs. At the start of the 2017–18 Segunda División season, the club appointed retired goalkeeper for Rayo - David Cobeño as the sporting director of the club. Rayo secured their return to the Primera Division with a 1-0 over Lugo on the 41st game of the season. In the 2018-19 La Liga Season, Rayo played city rivals Getafe in a South City derby and lost 2-1. Rayo achieved their best result losing to Barcelona Agrupación Deportiva El Rayo Agrupación Deportiva Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano de Madrid N. B. Affiliate of Club Atlético de Madrid in 1949–50 National Titles Second Division: 2017-18 Third Division: 1955-56, 1964-65, 1984-85, 2007-08Regional Titles Workers Federation of Soccer: 1931-1932 First Regional Division: 1948-1949 Second Regional Division: 1940-1941 Copa de Castilla: 1952-1953, 1967-1968, 1970-1971, 1972-1973, 1981-1982 Madrid Cup: 1952-1953, 1966-1967 Copa Ramón Triana: 1971-1972, 1973-1974 18 seasons in La Liga 34 seasons in Segunda División 5 seasons in Segunda División B 11 seasons in Tercera División As of 22 February 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 one non-FIFA nationality. Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas is a football stadium located on Vallecas. Opened on 10 May 1976, at first it was called "New Stadium Vallecas", but in January 2004, 13 years after the arrival of the Ruiz-Mateos family in 1991, it changed denominations, as the wife was named by her husband, busine
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
Racing de Santander
Real Racing Club de Santander, S. A. D. known as Racing de Santander, is a Spanish football club based in Santander, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. Founded in 1913, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home games at Estadio El Sardinero, with a capacity for 22,222 spectators, it is one of the ten founding clubs of La Liga. Racing de Santander played its first match on 23 February 1913, it was founded on 14 June, as Santander Racing Club, appearing in its first tournament during that summer and being admitted to the Northern Federation on 14 November merging with Santander Football Club. In the 1928/29 season, the Spanish League competition began. After a complicated elimination process to determine the tenth and final team for the new First Division, Racing successively beat Valencia and Sevilla; the club was part of the first goalless game in the league, against Athletic Club. During the Second Republic, the classifications of Santander varied. In the 1930/31, It achieved the subchampionship of the Spanish League, tied at 22 points with champion Athletic Club, third-place Real Sociedad.
This is the highest level achieved by the club in all its history, trained by the English Robert Firth and chaired by Fernando Pombo. They participated in the International Tournament of Paris, falling in the semifinal to Slavia of Prague. In the 1930s, under the presidency of the academic José María de Cossío, it had varied positions, from third place in to low table rankings. In seasons Racing played in the Commonwealth Championship of Castilla-Aragón, in which it finished second in the first season. Meanwhile, in Cantabria a lesser championship was disputed, not qualifying for the Spanish Cup. During the 1935/36 season, Racing was the first club in the Spanish league to beat Barcelona and Real Madrid in the four league matches in the same season: on 8 December 1935 won 4-0 against Barcelona in the Campos de Sport de El Sardinero, on 15 December won in Madrid 2-4, on 8 March 1936 beat Barcelona 2-3 and on 15 March defeated Madrid 4-3 at El Sardinero; the only player to score in all matches was Milucho.
In 1950, the Cantabrians returned to the top flight after a ten-year absence, scoring 99 goals in only 30 games. During the period of Francoist Spain, the club was renamed Real Santander in 1941, because of the prohibition on non-Spanish names; the name was restored in 1973 as the team returned to the first division one year after nearly relegating, under young manager José María Maguregui. Racing de Santander was relegated, And spent the ensuing seasons bouncing between divisions one and two being crowned champions in Segunda División B in 1991. Veteran Quique Setién returned to his main club the following year, helping it return to the top flight and scoring in the 1994–95 campaign against FC Barcelona, in a historic 5–0 home win. Racing was the first Spanish team to wear a sponsor's name on their shirt: German electronics company Teka on 27 December 1981 away to Real Madrid. In the 2000s, Racing only played one season in the second division, winning promotion with Setién as manager. In 2007–08, under Marcelino García Toral, it finished in sixth position, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup for the first time ever.
On 22 January 2011, Indian business tycoon Ahsan Ali Syed and chairman of Western Gulf Advisory, an investment company, purchased Racing de Santander firing coach Miguel Ángel Portugal. The 2011–12 season brought with it three different managers, the side returned to the second level after one full decade in the top division. At the end of the following campaign, Racing again finished in 20th position and suffered relegation being immersed in a severe institutional and economic crisis. In spite of that plight, the team was able to reach the quarterfinals in the 2013–14 edition of the domestic cup after ousting top-divisioners Sevilla FC and UD Almería. On 27 January 2014, Racing's players, citing several months of unpaid wages, announced they would not play their upcoming Cup match unless the club's president and board resigned. Three days prior to the second leg against Real Sociedad and after a 1–3 loss in the first match, Racing players gathered at the centre circle after kick-off and refused to play.
Referee Jesús Gil Manzano suspended the game after one minute, the home team was given a loss due to forfeit. Racing won their group in the 2013–14 Segunda División B, won the playoff against Llagostera to be promoted back to the second tier, but they were relegated in the 2014–15 season, they again took first place in the Segunda B section in 2015–16, but were eliminated in the promotion playoffs, failing to score a goal across four matches in the ties lost to Reus and Cadiz. 44 seasons in La Liga 33 seasons in Segunda División 6 seasons in Segunda División B 4 seasons in Tercera División Seg
Club Deportivo Basconia is a Spanish football club based in Basauri, Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country. Founded in 1 January 1913 it plays in Tercera División – Group 4, holding home games at Estadio de López Cortázar, with an 8,500-seat capacity. Founded in 1913, Basconia reached the national third level thirty years later; the club played in the second tier for six seasons, but this was before the creation of the regionalised new third division in the 1970s. In 1997 Basconia became Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao's feeder club, not being eligible for promotion if the reserves, Bilbao Athletic, playing in the above level, did not attain the same goal. Several first-team players made the gradual transition before playing in La Liga and European competition. Basconia’s place in Athletic's club structure means that the squad changes each season. About half of the players move up to play for Bilbao Athletic, or go out on loan to other local clubs playing at Segunda División B level.
They are replaced by graduates 17 or 18 years old, from the previous year's Juvenil A team. The squad is expanded further with new signings from the regions’s youth clubs, most notably Danok Bat and Antiguoko. Although the players and coaching staff of the main squad are controlled by Athletic Bilbao, Basconia retains its own club committee and staff and operates several youth teams as well an amateur side who compete in the Preferente de Vizcaya league, two levels below the first team; these other teams play in a separate small stadium in Soloarte. The main squad has been supplemented by some of Basconia's'own' players in emergencies - Mikel Rico was with Basconia B when he appeared in one Tercera División fixture in 2001, he left Biscay for a long career across Spain which brought him back to the senior team of Athletic in 2013. In January 2018, with the team struggling to remain in the division, Basconia took the unusual step of recruiting some older, more experienced players – Thaylor Lubanzadio, Adrián Celador and Iker Amorrortu – to help them maintain their 23-year league status, accomplished.
As a separate clubAs a farm team6 seasons in Segunda División 8 seasons in Segunda División B 51 seasons in Tercera División As of 1 September 2018= player was playing for Basconia in 2017-18Note: 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. Tercera DivisiónWinners: 1956–57 Winners: 1984–85, 1997–98, 2002–03 Javier Clemente Joseba Etxeberria José Luis Mendilibar Note: this list contains players who have appeared in at least 50 league games for the first team or have reached international status. Athletic Bilbao Bilbao Athletic Official website Team history at Athletic Bilbao's official website La Cantera De Lezama Unofficial website focusing on Athletic’s cantera teams
Deportivo Alavés, S. A. D.. Founded on 23 January 1921 as Sport Friends Club, it plays in the highest football category of The Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, La Liga, since the 2016–17 season, it is recognized as the third most successful team in the Basque Country following Athletic Club of Bilbao and Real Sociedad de Futbol of San Sebastián. Its biggest success was in 2001 when, in the year of its debut in European competition, it was one of the finalists in the 2001 UEFA Cup Final against Liverpool, being defeated 5–4 by golden goal. In 2017, the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey; the team's home kit is blue shorts and white socks. It holds home matches at the 19,800-seater Mendizorrotza Stadium and uses other facilities located in Ibaia dedicated to training. Founded in 1921, Alavés was the first club to win promotion from the Segunda División to La Liga in 1929–30, a stint which would last three years. In 1953–54 the club would reach the top league again for a two-year spell.
After years of facing disappearance which lasted well into the 1990s, Alavés achieved a promotion back into the Segunda División in 1994–95 after two consecutive years of winning their group in Segunda División B – created as the new third level in 1977 – but failing in the promotion play-offs. After winning the Segunda División in 1997–98, Alavés returned to the top level after a 42-year hiatus. Following their return season in which they escaped relegation by a single point, they achieved two wins against Barcelona in the following campaign and would qualify for the UEFA Cup for the first time upon finishing sixth; as well as concluding the domestic campaign in tenth position, in 2000–01 the Basque club reached the final of the UEFA Cup after beating Internazionale, Rayo Vallecano and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the latter in a crushing 9–2 aggregate victory; the final ended in a 4–5 loss against Liverpool, Alavés losing to an "own-golden goal" after taking the match to extra time. The match featured two red cards and two disallowed goals in extra time in addition to the nine goals which did count, has been described by some observers as one of the greatest showpiece games in the competition's history.
Alavés ended 2001–02 in seventh position and qualified for the UEFA Cup for a second time, although the European campaign of 2002–03 was far less successful than two years earlier, with an opening win over Ankaragücü followed by a defeat to another Turkish Süper Lig side, Beşiktaş. On 26 January 2003, the club celebrated their 100th win in La Liga after defeating Real Valladolid 3–1. Although Alavés were relegated after 2002–03, they regained top flight status two years later. In this time, Alavés was bought by Ukrainian–American businessman Dmitry Pietrman, several clashes followed with the club's coaches and fans alike; the top-division return only lasted one season as the club went through three head coaches and finished in 18th position, one point from safety. Piterman departed in 2007. After two years of battling against relegation to the third level, Alavés succumbed in 2008–09. A subsequent black period in Segunda B lasted four years until Alavés was bought by José Antonio Querejeta and were promoted again to the second division in 2013 as overall champions of the third tier, providing an opportunity to sort out its economic difficulties.
Three years on 29 May 2016, Alavés was promoted to La Liga as second tier champions after beating Numancia 2–0 to overtake Leganés on the final day. On 10 September 2016, Alavés got their first win of their return season in La Liga by defeating defending La Liga champions Barcelona 2–1 at the Camp Nou. On 7 February 2017, Alavés qualified for the 2017 Copa del Rey Final after eliminating Celta de Vigo in the semi-finals of the competition; this was the first time in their history that the club had qualified for the final of the national cup, their previous best being the semi-finals in 1998 and 2004. Their opponents in the final would be Barcelona, coincidentally the two clubs met in the league directly after their cup semi-finals. Barcelona won the final, held at the Estadio Vicente Calderón with a 3–1 scoreline, meaning there would be no return to European competition for Alavés. 14 seasons in La Liga 37 seasons in Segunda División 12 seasons in Segunda División B 22 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Divisiones Regionales As of 31 January 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 one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda DivisiónWinners: 1929–30, 1953–54, 1997–98, 2015–16Segunda División BWinners: 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2012–13Tercera DivisiónWinners: 1940–41, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1973–74 Winners: 1989–90Regional ChampionshipBiscay Championship: 1929–30 Gipuzkoa Championship: 1938–39Copa Federación de EspañaWinners:: 1945–46Copa del ReyRunners-up: 2016–17 UEFA CupRunners-up: 2000–01 Name – Mendizorrotza City – Vitoria-Gasteiz Capacity – 19,840 Inauguration – 1924 Pit
Club Deportivo Condal was a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1934 and dissolved in 1970, it held home games at Camp de Les Corts, with a capacity of 25,000 spectators. Condal was founded in 1934 as Sección Deportiva La España Industrial, being renamed Club Deportivo Condal 22 years later. Between 1956 and 1961 it played in La Liga and Segunda División, having its only top flight experience in the 1956–57 season, finishing in 16th and last position. Condal spent the last nine years of its existence in Tercera División, with the exception of two campaigns in the second level. In 1970 it merged with Atlètic Catalunya to form a new club, FC Barcelona B who acted as FC Barcelona's reserves. 1 season in La Liga 10 seasons in Segunda División 9 seasons in Tercera División Luis Suárez Enric Gensana Mariano Gonzalvo Carles Rexach Manuel Sanchís Justo Tejada Jiří Hanke Dagoberto Moll