Xerez Club Deportivo, known as Xerez, is a Spanish football team based in Jerez de la Frontera, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on 24 September 1947, it plays in Tercera División – Group 10, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal de Chapín, with an overall 20,742-seat capacity. Team colours are blue shirt and socks, white shorts. Due to the link between Jerez de la Frontera and the United Kingdom created by the exports of sherry, football had its beginnings in the region towards the second half of the 19th century. In the early 20th century Sir Thomas Spencer, who worked with the William & Humbert winery, founded Sociedad Jerez Foot-Ball Club – he served as chairman and captain. From 1942 to 1947 the club had several names, ending with Jerez Club Deportivo, changed to the current name in 1960s. Xerez first reached the second division in 1953–54, remaining there for five years; the team's new stadium, Estadio Municipal de Chapín, was inaugurated on 10 July 1988, replacing the old Estadio Domecq – the first match there was a friendly against Real Madrid.
After decades in that category and in the third, it had a 2001–02 second level campaign which resulted in an historic La Liga promotion, only one year after doing the same thing. Since Xerez finished in the top 10 in division two each campaign, except in the 2007–08 season when a weak start led to a 15th-place finish; the following campaign proved excellent, as the club was always in the top positions: on 13 June 2009, after beating SD Huesca 2–1 at home, it achieved promotion to the top division for the first time in its history. In the final day of the competition, a draw at Celta de Vigo proved enough for the title, as CD Tenerife lost 1–2 home to CD Castellón in the final minute; the first season of Xerez in the top flight would be short-lived. After only collecting seven points from the first 19 games – which led to the sacking of coach José Ángel Ziganda – the club amassed 27 in the remaining 19 with Néstor Gorosito as boss, not good enough however to prevent the drop as last. Xerez ranked 14th in the two following second level seasons, respectively.
The 2012–13 campaign, was disastrous on all levels, as the team finished in 22nd and last position as a direct consequence of enduring serious financial difficulties for several years, the situation culminated with the club being relegated to the fourth division on 1 August. After the Xerez's season, a bunch of supporters founded a new club in the lower leagues, named Xerez Deportivo FC due to the club's institutional problems. While the latter was promoted to Primera Provincial, the former was again relegated, this time to Primera Andaluza, until May 2017, when Xerez came back to Tercera División. Xerez Fútbol Club - → ↓ Xerez Club Deportivo - Club Deportivo Jerez - → ↑ 1 season in La Liga 25 seasons in Segunda División 17 seasons in Segunda División B 23 seasons in Tercera División 5 seasons in Categorías Regionales Segunda División: 2008–09 Segunda División B: 1981–82, 1985–86 Tercera División: 1952–53, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1970–71 Note: this list includes players that have played in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Néstor Gorosito Bernd Schuster Carlos Orúe Manuel Ruiz Esteban Vigo Founded in 1975, Xerez CD B was disestablished in 2015. On 16 August 2016, Xerez CD created the basketball section of the club, it plays in the fifth division. Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile
Club Atlético Osasuna or Osasuna, is a Spanish football team based in Pamplona, Navarre. Founded in 1920, the club plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the 19,800-capacity El Sadar Stadium; the team tends to play in a red shirt with navy blue shorts, whereas the away kit differs from season to season. "Los Rojillos" is the club nickname, meaning "The Reds". The word "osasuna" means "health" in Basque, used in a sense of "strength" or "vigour". For different reasons, rivalries exist between Osasuna and Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid, other Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao. Founded in 1920, Osasuna first reached Segunda División in 1932, they made it to La Liga three seasons later. The club achieved its first UEFA Cup qualification in 1985–86 after finishing sixth reaching the third round in the 1990–91 edition. Finishing last in 1993–94, the side spent six years in the second level. In 2005, they reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time, losing to Real Betis after extra time. On 27 November 2005, Osasuna played their 1,000th game in La Liga.
After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, they made history by finishing in fourth place – equalling the best finish – to enter the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League in the following season. This achievement was made more dramatic by the suspense, maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla were both vying for fourth place – both ended the season with the same number of points but Osasuna finished higher due to their head-to-head record. However, they did not make it to the Champions League group phase, after being eliminated by Hamburger SV in the third qualifying round, leaving the Navarrese to compete in the UEFA Cup for the fifth time. Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma, Lens and Heerenveen; the club qualified for the knock-out stage, finishing second in the group, were drawn against Bordeaux, progressing 1–0 on aggregate, drawing 0–0 away before winning 1–0 in Pamplona through an extra time winner by Javad Nekounam.
Next up were Rangers, Osasuna again progressed following a 1–1 draw in Glasgow and a 1–0 win at home. The club was drawn against German side Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, Osasuna not only did so in style. In the semi-finals, the club was drawn against holders and fellow Spanish side Sevilla losing 1–2 on aggregate after a 1–0 home win. In the following two seasons, Osasuna struggled in the league. In 2008–09, they only avoided relegation in the final day. Osasuna had varied success following those seasons, but struggled again from 2012 to 2014, being relegated to the second division after an 18th-place finish in 2013–14. A managerial change resulted in substantial improvement, Osasuna won the final match of the regular 2015–16 season 0–5 away to Oviedo, finishing sixth in the table and qualifying for promotion playoffs and, they subsequently won all the playoff games – against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the semi-final and Girona in the final – to achieve promotion once again to La Liga.
Osasuna finished 2016 -- 17 in 19th position. They could only manage 8th in their first campaign back in the second tier. Red and navy blue are the colours of CA Osasuna, reflected in the home club logo; the away kits tends to differ from the home kit. 37 seasons in La Liga 37 seasons in Segunda División 13 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Categorías Regionales As of 29 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. Copa del Rey: Runners-up 2004–05 Segunda División: Winners: 1934–35, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61 Runners-up: 1939–40, 1999–2000 Tercera División: Winners 6 times Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Javier Aguirre Ivica Brzić Rafael Benítez José Antonio Camacho Miguel Ángel Lotina José Luis Mendilibar José Ángel Ziganda CA Osasuna B – Osasuna's B team in Segunda División B CD Iruña – affiliated team in Tercera División CA Osasuna cantera – youth system up to 19 years, in leagues including División de Honor Juvenil Xota FS – affiliated futsal club Corruption in Navarre Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile
Sociedad Deportiva Compostela was a Spanish football team based in Santiago de Compostela, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded on June 26, 1962, they played; the team went banrupt in 2006, but principles had reorganized as SD Compostela to play in 2004. They play in Tercera División– Group 1, holding home matches at Estadio Vero Boquete de San Lázaro. Founded in 1962, Compostela spent the better part of that and the following decades playing regional football, its first promotion to a semi-national stage occurred in 1977, with a promotion to Segunda División B, which lasted just one season. Relegation in 1986 was compounded by off-field controversy surrounding the actions of president Francisco Steppe, he resigned amid allegations of receipt of payments to throw a game against Pontevedra CF, which would assure the opposition's maintenance in the category. The late 1980s saw a significant restructuring of the club both at board and management levels and, in 1990, Compostela regained third-level status.
The following campaign was to prove the club's most successful to date. On 23 June 1991, a capacity crowd of 8,000 at the Estadio Municipal Santa Isabel, saw goals from Juanito and Ochoa clinch a 3–1 victory in the final play-off match against CD Badajoz, for a first-ever Segunda División visit; the move to Estadio Multiusos de San Lázaro coincided with the continuing rise in the team's fortunes and, at the end of 1993–94, following a 3–1 play-off victory against Rayo Vallecano, Compostela reached La Liga. For a small regional club it did remarkably well, reached a best finish of 10th in 1995–96 courtesy of strikers Christopher Ohen and Bent Christensen, whom totalled 23 league goals. After four seasons at the top, Compostela was relegated after losing a relegation play-off match to Villarreal CF on the away goals rule, despite playing overall attractive football; the club was about to start a downward spiral. Off-field problems continued in 2003–04, with the pinnacle being the players, who had not been paid in several months, refusing to appear for a fixture at UB Conquense, with the subsequent loss of three points.
At the season's close, after the actual relegation, Compostela dropped further to the Galician Regional Preferente after failing again to meet the financial deadline. They played there for two seasons, folded after the 2005-06 season. Taken into court, a judge dissolved the institution and auctioned all the club's properties, including the brand name, the trophies and the teams's spot in the league. January 26, 2011, after everything was sold out, the court published the legal liquidation of the entity. Re-Branded in 2004 as SD Campus Stellae, with José Luís Balboa as president, enters competition in the 2005-06 season at the group 11 of the Galicia Terceira Autonómica league, where he finishes in 11th position; the following season, 2006-07, they played in group 12 of the same division, finished third out of 14 teams. In 2006, a former president of the dissolved SD Compostela, José María Caneda, bought the commercial name Sociedad Deportiva Compostela, became president of the SD Campus Stellae, changing the team's name at the beginning of the 2007-08 season to keep the former term.
In the 2007 -- 08 season, the new club returned to Tercera. In the following campaign, after finishing first in its group, the team beat Atlético Monzón with a 4–2 aggregate and won a second consecutive promotion. However, this would be a short-lived return, with relegation befalling at the season's end followed by another one due to overwhelming financial problems. Longtime president José María Caneda left the club. Tercera División: 2008–09, 2017–18 As of 18 September 2015Note: 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 appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Fernando Castro Santos Compostela play at the Estadio Multiusos de San Lázaro, which has a capacity of 14,000. Pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres. Compostela played their first season at Estadio da Residencia da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, whilst work was completed on their first permanent ground, Estadio Municipal de Santa Isabel.
It was a basic enclosure and lacked a covered stand until 1969, when a tribune was erected and floodlights installed at a cost of 1 million pesetas. Compostela continued to use the ground for first team fixtures until the end of the 1993 season; the reserve team, Compostela B, played on at Santa Isabel until early 2003, when the ground was demolished and replaced with a municipal sports centre that bore the same name. Work started on the Multiusos de San Lázaro in 1991. Situated in the eastern suburb of San Lázaro, it was a multi-purpose arena, used for the football matches of its two resident clubs, Compostela and SD Ciudad de Santiago. Oval in shape and with a terracotta-coloured roof on the west side to incorporate the directors' seating and press facilities on a second tier, the pitch was surrounded by a 400m athletics track uncommon in Spanish stadiums; the inaugural match took place on 24 June 1993, when a four-way tournament was staged
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
Barakaldo Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football team based in Barakaldo, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Founded in 1917 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home matches at Lasesarre, with a capacity of 7,960 seats. Baracaldo Football-Club — Baracaldo Oriamendi — Baracaldo Altos Hornos — 28 seasons in Segunda División 34 seasons in Segunda División B 26 seasons in Tercera División As of 22 October 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División B: 1979–80, 1997–98, 2001–02 Tercera División:Winners: 1929–30 1930–31 1957–58, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1971–72, 1976–77 Winners: 1987–88 Note: this list includes players that have played in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Serafín Aedo Pablito Barcos Bata Germán Beltrán Luis María Echeberría Javier Escalza Raúl García Guillermo Gorostiza Iosu Iglesias Venancio Manuel Sarabia Telmo Zarra José María Amorrortu Carmelo Cedrun Iñigo Liceranzu Mané Eusebio Ríos Official website Futbolme team profile Barakaldo Femenino at Txapeldunak
Albacete Balompié is a Spanish football team based in Albacete, in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Founded on 2 August 1940, it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, with a capacity of 18,000, it is owned by Andres Iniesta. It has been reported in to be contrasted papers that football was first taught in Albacete by John Hulse, an English Engineer of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railways Company, establishing the foundation of Locomotoras Albacete, after the same-named steam locomotive factory in the city, owned by the Goicoechea family, owners of Talgo. Thus, like in Manchester, football in Albacete is linked to the railway industry. After years of amateur and regional development of football, it would not appear formally in the shape we know until the end of the Spanish Civil War; the club was founded in 1940 under the name Albacete Fútbol Asociación, being changed in an attempt to make it sound "more Spanish". After years playing in the lower leagues, Albacete first played in the second division in 1985–86, repeating the feat five seasons later.
In 1989, Benito Floro consecutively promoted the club from the third division to La Liga, overachieving for a seventh place in the first season in the top level. Floro would coach Real Madrid, returning to Alba two seasons as the club was relegated in 1995–96. After years in the second division facing serious economic and sporting difficulties, Albacete returned to the top flight in the 2002–03 campaign, led by César Ferrando. However, Albacete dropped in 2004–05 after posting just 6 wins from 38 matches, going on to stabilize in the subsequent seasons in the second level; the 2010–11 season brought two coaching changes, with both Antonio Calderón and David Vidal being fired, as Albacete returned to the third division after 21 years. On 6 December 2011, Andrés Iniesta – who played for the club in his youth before joining Barcelona – became the club's major shareholder, donating €420,000 to the cash-strapped club; the club managed to reach the round of 16 of the 2011–12 Copa del Rey, notably beating Atlético Madrid 3–1 on aggregate.
In March 2013, Agustín Lázaro, chief executive officer of Andrés Iniesta's winery enterprise, was appointed as Albacete's chairman. In June, Iniesta loaned the club a further €240,000 to cover unpaid wages, thus preventing its administrative relegation to the fourth tier. In 2014, Albacete returned to the Segunda División, but was relegated two seasons after finishing the season in the 21st position; the club again returned to the Segunda División in the 2016–17 season after winning against Valencia Mestalla in the last round of the promotion play-offs. 7 seasons in La Liga 22 seasons in Segunda División 11 seasons in Segunda División B 29 seasons in Tercera División 10 seasons in Categorías Regionales The numbers are established according to the official website: www.albacete-bp.es and www.lfp.es As of 24 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 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: 1990–91 Segunda División B: 1989–90, 2013–14, 2016–17 Tercera División: 1945–46, 1946–47, 1948–49, 1958–59, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1981–82 La Liga promotion: 1990–91, 2002–03 Segunda División promotion: 1984–85, 1989–90 The club plays its home matches at the Estadio Carlos Belmonte, which has an all-seated capacity of 18,000. Built in 1960, the stadium underwent two major redevelopments, the last being in 1998. Albacete Balompié B Fundación Albacete, Albacete Balompié's women's team. Albacete FS, a futsal club from the same city. Official website Futbolme team profile