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
UE Sant Andreu
Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu is a Spanish football team based in the city of Barcelona in the district of Sant Andreu, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1909, it plays in Tercera División – Group 5, holding home matches at Camp Municipal Narcís Sala, with an all-seated capacity of 6,563. Club de Futbol Andreuenc - L'Avenç del Sport - Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu - Club Deportivo San Andrés - Unión Deportiva San Andrés - Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu - 11 seasons in Segunda División 19 seasons in Segunda División B 43 seasons in Tercera División 7 seasons in Categorías Regionales As of 30 October 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División B: 1991–92 Tercera División: 1949–50, 1957–58, 1968–69, 1984–85, 1989–90 Copa Catalunya: 2008–09 Copa Federación: 2012–13 Catalan Second Division: 1919–20, 1920–21, 1939–40 Catalan Historical Teams Tournament: 2007 Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Ramón Calderé Manuel Lanzarote Luso José Miguel Morales Lorne Campbell Ildefons LimaCategory:UE Sant Andreu footballers Domènec Balmanya César Rodríguez Jiří Sobotka Official website Futbolme team profile Flama i Ginesta, magazine web
Real Oviedo is a Spanish football club based in Oviedo, Asturias. Founded on 26 March 1926 as a result of the merger of two clubs who had maintained a large sporting rivalry for years in the city: Real Stadium Club Ovetense and Real Club Deportivo Oviedo; the club plays in the second tier of the Spanish football league system. The club plays in blue shirts and white shorts in the Estadio Carlos Tartiere, which seats 30,500 spectators, opened on 30 September 2000, is the largest sports stadium in Asturias. In the all-time league table for the Spanish top division, Oviedo rank in 17th place. Founded in 1926 after a merger with Stadium Ovetense and Real Club Deportivo Oviedo, Oviedo first reached La Liga seven years later, their attacking quartet of Emilín, Galé, Herrerita and Isidro Lángara, as well as Casuco and Ricardo Gallart modernised the game with their pace and running off the ball tied with sharp passing and one-touch football, played in a style 30/40 years before its time, being dubbed Delanteras Eléctricas.
Lángara won the Pichichi Trophy three years in a row prior to the Spanish Civil War, as Oviedo broke all scoring records. With the outbreak of the conflict, the team broke up: Lángara emigrated to South America and Emilín signed with FC Barcelona, Galé with Racing de Santander and Gallart with Racing de Ferrol; when football in the country resumed in 1939, Oviedo were relegated to the second division, as their pitch was deemed unplayable – Francisco Franco's troops had used the stadium as an ammunition dump. During the following decades, the club bounced back between the first and second levels, the high point being a best-ever third position in 1962–63, while the lowest was the side's first relegation to Segunda División B, in 1978. With the FIFA World Cup to be held on home soil in 1982, the Carlos Tartiere Stadium was renewed, the first match being held with the Chilean national team. In 1984–85 Oviedo won the soon-to-be-defunct Spanish League Cup, after successively defeating UD Salamanca, Bilbao Athletic, CF Lorca Deportiva, CE Sabadell FC and Atlético Madrileño.
In 1988 Oviedo returned to the top division, after ousting RCD Mallorca in the promotion playoffs, remained in that level for 13 consecutive seasons – in 1990–91 it finished sixth, qualifying once again for Europe, being knocked out in the first round by Genoa C. F. C. of Italy. After that successful year, there were more brilliant seasons and others where relegation was narrowly dodged. In a nutshell, the Carbayones had an outstanding run in La Liga during the 1990s with a team which lined up top international players. In 1992 Real Oviedo as well as most Spanish football clubs were forced to become public limited sports companies; the initial capital stock for Real Oviedo amounted to €3.6 million. In 2000, the new Carlos Tartiere Stadium with 30,500 seats became Real Oviedo’s new ground, it was opened on 20 September 2000 with a match between Real Oviedo and Partizan Belgrade, where Real Oviedo lost 0-2 to the Serbian side. Three days before, Real Oviedo and UD Las Palmas had got a 2-2 draw on the first fixture in the 2000–01 season.
After being relegated two consecutive times, Real Oviedo suffered severe economic troubles, when coupled with a profound lack of institutional support from the city's government, resulted in the team's inability to pay its players. The club was forced to drop all the way to the fourth division of Spanish football, for the 2003–04 season. Oviedo lasted two further campaigns before dropping down a level again. In another playoff against a Mallorca team – this time the reserves, the club returned again to the third division, after a penalty shootout; the financial dire straits continued into the 2012–13 season, when Oviedo called on supporters to buy shares in the club. A few footballers, notably Santi Cazorla, Juan Mata and Adrián who all started their careers there, offered their financial support in an attempt to save the club from bankruptcy – the club had until 17 November to raise €2 million in order to prevent closure. On 17 November 2012 Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, invested $2.5 million in the club, therefore gaining a controlling stake.
On 31 May 2015, Oviedo confirmed their return to the Spanish Segunda División after a thirteen-year absence with a 2–1 aggregate victory over Cádiz in the 2015 Segunda División B play-offs. 38 seasons in La Liga 36 seasons in Segunda División 9 seasons in Segunda División B 4 seasons in Tercera División The numbers are established according to the official website: www.realoviedo.es As of 25 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 na
Unión Popular de Langreo is a Spanish football team based in Langreo, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1961, it plays in Segunda B, holding its home games at Estadio Ganzábal in La Felguera, with a capacity of 4,024 seats. UP Langreo was founded on 4 July 1961, after the merge of local teams CP La Felguera and Racing de Sama, who both had a fiercy rivalry; the merge was made with the aim of overcoming from the rivalry between Sama and La Felguera not only in football, but in all areas. In its first season, Langreo achieved promotion to Segunda División, where it played during eight seasons out of the next ten years. Since its second relegation from Segunda to Tercera División, the club always played between Tercera and Segunda División B, the new third tier created in 1977, where UP Langreo played for the first time in its inaugural season. In 1994, Langreo played the promotion playoffs to Segunda División, but it finished in the last position of its group, composed by CF Extremadura, AEC Manlleu and CD Numancia.
Since that year, Langreo continues playing alternatively between Segunda División B and Tercera División. In 2018, Langreo qualified for the Copa del Rey thus ending with an 18-year absence in the competition, the largest in the club's history. Since its foundation, Langreo plays in Estadio Ganzábal. Renovated in 2006, it has capacity for 4,024 spectators. Langreo's historic rival is Caudal Deportivo. Both teams meet in the Asturian Mining basins derby; the club has a strong rivalry with Real Avilés. 8 seasons in Segunda División 17 seasons in Segunda División B 33 seasons in Tercera División As of 19 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Tercera División: 1961–62, 1969–70, 1981–82, 1985–86, 2001–02 Copa RFEF: 1997, 2008, 2017 Kily Juan Carlos Álvarez Michu David Villa Source: Official website Non official website BDFútbol team profile
Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S. A. D. Usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, is a Spanish football club based in Villarreal, a city in the province of Castellón within the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, it plays in La Liga, holding home games at Estadio de la Cerámica, with a capacity of 24,890; the club is nicknamed El Submarí Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo due to its yellow home kit, due to being a low-profile team compared to Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, regional rivals Valencia, whom they have challenged for trophies over the last decade. Villarreal has been touted as an example of a small but successful club. Villarreal CF was founded as Villarreal CD on 10 March 1923 "to promote all sports Football." The stadium was rented for 60 pesetas a month and ticket prices were set at half a peseta for men and a quarter of a peseta for children. Women were granted free admission. On 17 June 1923, Castellón, a modern rival of the club, played the first match against a club named after Cervantes.
On 21 October of that year, Villarreal played their first game playing against Castellón. Villarreal started off with a kit of black shorts, reflected in their first badge. Villarreal entered regional competitions within the Spanish football pyramid from 1929–30 onwards; the 1934–35 season saw the team lose to Cartagena when a win would have seen them promoted to the nationwide Second Division. The following season saw Villarreal win the First Division of the region before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War; when the war finished in 1939, the club played again in the Second Division of the region, before promotion in 1950–51 to the first. In 1942, the club changed their name to CAF Villarreal, with a new badge in the yellow colour of their new shirts; the "F" stood for an athletics club and supporter of the team. The name changed again to the current Villarreal CF in 1954, with a badge similar to the present one, they finished seventh and fourth twice in the First regional league before being promoted to the Tercera Liga as champions in 1956.
They were relegated in 1960–61 after finishing 14th. The club adopted their present badge in the middle of 1966. In 1966–67, Villarreal returned to the Tercera as champions. In 1970, they reached the national Segunda for the first time. After narrowly avoiding relegation in their first season, they were relegated the following season. In 1975–76, they were relegated from the Tercera to the Regionals, but were promoted back again the next season. In 1986–87, Villarreal were promoted to the Segunda Liga B. In 1990, they were relegated back to the Tercera. There were back-to-back promotions as the club returned to Segunda B and finished second, earning promotion to Segunda A for the first time. From 1992–93, Villarreal were in low or mid-table positions, but reached the play-offs in 1997–98 by finishing fourth; the two-legged play-off was against Compostela. Villarreal hosted the first leg, a 0–0 draw, but the second leg at the home of the Galician team was a 1–1 draw, thus Villarreal were promoted on the away goals rule.
Villarreal's La Liga debut started with a match against reigning European champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on 31 August 1998. The first home game was against Celta de Vigo the week after; because of a difficult season, Villarreal were relegated to the Segunda División for the 1999–2000 season, but by finishing third, they were promoted back to the Primera Liga. After finishing seventh on their return to the Primera, Villarreal finished in 15th place for two-straight seasons. Villarreal competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the middle of 2002, defeating FH of Iceland, Torino of Italy, Troyes of France, they lost in the final to 2 -- 1 on aggregate. In the middle of 2003, they defeated the Dutch team Heerenveen in the final of the Intertoto Cup, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Cup. In their major European debut, Villarreal reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, losing to neighbours and eventual champions Valencia. In the league, Villarreal finished in eighth place. In the middle of 2004, Villarreal retained the Intertoto Cup, beating compatriots Atlético Madrid on penalties after the final finished 2–2 on aggregate.
This qualified them to the UEFA Cup. They lost in the quarter-finals of the 2004 -- 05 UEFA Cup to Dutch side AZ. During the same season, Villarreal finished in third place in La Liga, earning the club their first direct qualification to a European tournament, the Champions League; the club's centre-forward Diego Forlán won the Pichichi Trophy for top scorer in the league, with 25 goals. Villarreal defeated the English Premier League's Everton in a play-off for the Champions League group stages; the group saw Villarreal go undefeated, drawing both games against Manchester United and achieving a draw and a win each against Lille of France and Benfica of Portugal. The win over Benfica was away and both teams advanced to the last 16; the club drew 3–3 against Rangers of Scotland in the Last 16, advancing on away goals due to a 2–2 draw at Ibrox. In the quarter-finals, Villarreal beat Internazionale on away goals after finishing 2–2 on aggregate; the club bowed out in the semi-finals against Arsenal.
Juan Román Riquelme had a penalty saved by Jens Lehmann in the home game, which finished 0–0. Arsenal went on to lose in the final in Paris to Barcelona. Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga. Villarreal contested the Intertoto Cup in the middle of 2006 and was knocked out in its first game, to Maribor of Slovenia; the first leg was lost 2–1 at home and the away ga
Burgos CF (I)
Burgos Club de Fútbol was a Spanish football club based in Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1936, it managed six seasons in the first division in the late 1970s. Due to serious economic debts, it disappeared in 1983. Eleven years José María Quintano, a local entrepreneur, decided to refound the club with the same name, it started competing again, in the regional leagues independent from its predecessor. 6 seasons in La Liga 17 seasons in Segunda División 1 seasons in Segunda División B 16 seasons in Tercera División Sergije Krešić Ilija Katić Juanito Miguel Ángel Portugal Marcel Domingo Lucien Muller
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia