Unió Esportiva Figueres is a Spanish football team based in Figueres, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1919 and refounded in 2007 it plays in Tercera División – Group 5, holding home matches at Estadi Municipal de Vilatenim, Figueres was first founded in 1919. Figueres spent the next fourteen years consolidated in the level, only now. On 27 June 2007 the principal shareholder transferred the club to Castelldefels due to support of the public. In August 2007 UE Figueres was refounded by minority shareholders, with the team starting playing in the lowest division of Spanish football, category, UE Figueres footballers Pichi Alonso Francisco Mané Carles Rexach Official website Futbolme team proile
Real Oviedo is a Spanish football club based in Oviedo, in the autonomous community of 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, the club plays in the Segunda División, the second tier of the Spanish football league system. The club plays in blue shirts and white shorts in the Estadio Carlos Tartiere, 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, lángara won the Pichichi Trophy three years in a row prior to the Spanish Civil War, as Oviedo broke all scoring records. When football in the country resumed in 1939, Oviedo were relegated to the second division, with the FIFA World Cup to be held on home soil in 1982, the Carlos Tartiere Stadium was completely 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, after that successful year, there were more brilliant seasons and others where relegation was narrowly dodged. In a nutshell, the Carbayones had a 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 and it was officially 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, Oviedo lasted two further campaigns before dropping down a level again.
The financial dire straits continued into the 2012–13 season, when Oviedo called on supporters to buy shares in the club, 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, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. The Asturian derby has been contested throughout its history and the two teams have met 117 times in all competitions. Real Oviedo have won 49 times, while Sporting de Gijón have done so in 38 games,30 draws have been produced, Sporting won the first match ever played, a 2–1 win for the Regional Championships on 6 December 1926. The first top flight derby took place during the 1944–45 season, the inaugural second level season,1929, brought two local derbies – Oviedo thrashed Sporting 6–2 at home, while Sporting won 3–2 in the return fixture.
5,200 members are kept since 2001, when Real Oviedo was relegated from La Liga, the reserve team, which played since 2010 in the fourth level, was renamed Real Oviedo Vetusta in 2008. Vetusta was the name of the team, before the Royal Spanish Football Federation decree which banned unique reserve club names in the early 1990s. Official website Futbolme team profile Club magazine Club blog Oviedín, fansite
Club Deportivo Tenerife, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1912, it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, with a 23. Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in 1912 as Sporting Club Tenerife, the club changed its name to Club Deportivo Tenerife in 1922. La Liga started in 1928, but the played in regional divisions until it was promoted to Segunda División in 1953. In 1985, when Tenerife were relegated to the division for a second time. The side was promoted this year to the level and. In 1991, Jorge Valdano took charge of the club as manager, german Jupp Heynckes became coach of Tenerife in 1995, leading the club to another fifth position and the quarter-finals of the domestic cup. In the 1996–97 UEFA Cup the islanders fared better, reaching the last-four after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv, Feyenoord and Brøndby, Tenerife went on a downward spiral which eventually led to relegation to the silver category in 1999, prompting various managerial changes within the club.
Pepe Mel became the new trainer but the first division season never took off, as Tenerife were beaten heavily at home by Barcelona 0–6, Javier Clemente, formerly with the Spain national team, took the reins, but could not help prevent the eventual immediate relegation. Tenerife suffered from economic problems in the following years, owing more than €40 million. On 13 June 2009, Tenerife secured a top flight return after a seven-year absence after a 1–0 win at Girona, in the following season, even though the team held on until the last round, another relegation befell, after the 0–1 loss at third-placed Valencia. 2010–11 brought with it three coaching changes, as Tenerife eventually suffered relegation, returning to the third division after 24 years. On 2 June 2013, the club, led by Álvaro Cervera, 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.
Fans of Tenerife are called Chicharreros because in early days, the inhabitants of a fishing village called Santa Cruz consumed chicharros as a main part of their diet. Other inhabitants of Tenerife and Canary Islands used the moniker as a pejorative name, CD Tenerife B Official website Futbolme. com profile Armada Sur, fansite Frente Blanquiazul, fansite
Often abbreviated to Rayo, is a Spanish football team based in Madrid, in the neighbourhood of Vallecas. Founded on 29 May 1924, the club plays in Segunda División. Home games are held at the 14, 708-seater Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas stadium, Rayo has competed in one European competition, the UEFA Cup in the 2000–01 season. The club made it to the quarter-finals before losing to fellow countrymen Deportivo 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 clubs first president Julián Huerta. However, the 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 SD Eibar. In the first season back in the tier of Spanish football, Rayo finished comfortably. In 2010–11, Rayo Vallecano ranked in position and returned to the top flight after an eight-year absence.
In late March 2012, in support of the 2011–12 Spanish protests, in August 2015, Rayo Vallecano purchased the majority of Oklahoma City FC, a NASL expansion franchise which had yet to officially play a game renaming the club to Rayo OKC. It was the first ever entry of a Spanish club into the American sports market, in May 2016, Rayo Vallecano was relegated to the Segunda División, finishing 18th in the 2015–16 La Liga season. This ended their streak in La Liga, their longest ever stay in the top-flight. Agrupación Deportiva El Rayo Agrupación Deportiva Rayo Vallecano Rayo Vallecano de Madrid N. B, 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. Head coach, Michel 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 Calle Payaso Fofó1, Vallecas.
It has a capacity of 14,708 spectators in an all-seated format, one of the goalends does not have a grandstand, just a big wall with information panels. In June 2009, the announced plans for the construction of a new stadium. Although most people recognise the supporting songs by ska band Ska-P, Rayo Vallecano always plays with bravery and nobility. In every game it gives its heart and chest and aspire to be the best, no one can take the triumph from its hand, when Rayo Vallecano is out to score
Real Madrid Castilla
Real Madrid Castilla is a Spanish football team that plays in Segunda División B. It is Real Madrids reserve team, and is therefore a part of Real Madrids youth academy. They play their games at Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium. Unlike the English football league system, reserve teams in Spain play in the league system as their senior team rather than a separate league. Reserve teams, cannot play in the division as their senior team. Therefore, Real Madrid B are ineligible for promotion to the Primera División, reserve teams are no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition, only players, or under-25 players with a professional contract. In 1948, Agrupación Deportiva Plus Ultra, an amateur team, playing in the Tercera División. Originally formed in 1930, the team took its name from the motto of Spain. Real gave AD Plus Ultra financial support and in return were given first refusal on the clubs best players, by 1949, they made their debut in the Segunda División and in 1952, the club became the official Real reserve team.
In 1959, they reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, luis Aragonés briefly played for Plus Ultra and Miguel Muñoz began his coaching career at the club. As Castilla CF, the team enjoyed something of a golden age, during this era, with a team that included Agustín, Ricardo Gallego and Francisco Pineda, Castilla reached the final of the 1979–80 Copa del Rey. During their cup run, they beat four Primera División teams, including Hércules, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, the latter two eventually finished second and third in the Primera División. In the final, they played Real Madrid but lost 6–1, because Real won the Primera División, Castilla qualified for the European Cup Winners Cup. Despite beating West Ham United 3–1 in the game at the Santiago Bernabéu, they lost the return 5–1 after extra time. Castilla reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on three occasions, in 1984,1986, and 1988. In 1984, with Amancio Amaro as coach, Castilla won the Segunda División, amaros tenure as coach saw the rise of the famous La Quinta del Buitre – Emilio Butragueño, Manolo Sanchís, Martín Vazquéz, Míchel, and Miguel Pardeza.
Castilla were ineligible for promotion, because Real Madrid were already in the Primera División, in the 1987–88 season, they finished third in the Segunda División, but were once again ineligible for promotion
Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S. A. D. is a Spanish football team based in Palma, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it currently plays in Segunda División, team colours are red shirts with black shorts and black socks. The oldest club in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca was founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, 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, in 1917, the Catalan Federation admitted Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII into the Catalan Championship tournament. The Mallorcan team reached the final in Barcelona, where played against FC Palafrugell. And so, the Mallorcan club tried to broaden its sporting repertoire by incorporating a cycling team in 1919 and 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 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 1960, RCD Mallorca earned its first promotion to the División de Honor under the tutelage of coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo, in 1964, RCD Mallorca again earned promotion, this time to the Primera Division, under coach Cesar Rodriguez and president Baron de Vidal. Then, in 1969, RCD Mallorca earned its promotion to the Primera Division, with coach Juancho Forneris. This decade produced three promotions to the Primera Division, 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 and 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 and 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, 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, in the following season, the team finished eleventh. And so, with ups and downs, RCD Mallorca did not last more than three years in the top echelon of Spanish soccer. The team dropped into the division until 1964-65, when it rose up again. But, in day in age, the only direct promotion came via winning the Segunda Division
FC Barcelona B
Futbol Club Barcelona B is a Spanish football team based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic, it is the team of FC Barcelona. Reserve teams in Spain play in the league system as the senior team. They must play at least one level below their main side and they cannot play in the Copa del Rey. Founded on 1 August 1934 as Societat Esportiva Industrial Espanya, the club was originally the team of the factory with the same name. Initially, Industrial played in the regional leagues but, in 1950, it was promoted to Tercera División. In 1953 the club finished as runners-up in both the league and the promotion play-off but, being a club of Barcelona, it was unable to move up a division. After winning another promotion play-off in 1956, Espanya Industrial became independent of FC Barcelona and was renamed Club Deportivo Condal, the club wore blue shirts with two white diagonals stripes. Condal competed once in La Liga, in the 1956–57 season, being relegated as 16th, in 1968 the club rejoined the Barcelona family as its reserve team, and adopted the blaugrana colours.
In 1970, Barcelona president Agustí Montal decided to merge Condal with another club, Atlètic Catalunya. Atlètic was founded in 1965 as a result of the merger of two teams, UE Catalunya de Les Corts and CD Fabra Coats. Under the new denomination the B-team played a total of ten seasons in the second level, at the end of 1988–89 the side returned to Segunda División B – the new third level created in 1977 – after ranking 17th. In 1990 the team was renamed Barcelona B, but club president Joan Laporta changed the back to Barcelona Atlètic in 2008. Two years later, his successor Sandro Rosell returned to the previous denomination, former club player Luis Enrique succeeded Pep Guardiola as team manager in the summer of 2008, as the latter was appointed main squad coach. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona B On 23 September 1982 the Mini Estadi was inaugurated by Barcelona president Josep Lluís Núñez. Next to the ground there are two training pitches, pitch 3 and 4, which have artificial turf – the latter has a size of 100 x 70 metres and has seating for 1,000 spectators.
Mini Estadi has hosted games for the Andorra national football team, inaugurated on 26 September 1966, La Masia is the name given to Barcelonas training facilities located near the Camp Nou in the Les Corts district of Barcelona. It is an ancient country residence built in 1702 and once Camp Nou was inaugurated in 1957, in 1979, La Masia became the residence of young players from outside of the city
Racing de Santander
Real Racing Club de Santander, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Santander, in the autonomous community of Cantabria. Founded in 1913 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio El Sardinero, Racing de Santander played its first match on 23 February 1913, losing 1–2 to neighbouring Strong. In 1950 the Cantabrians returned to the top flight after a ten-year absence, during the period of Francoist Spain, the club was renamed Real Santander in 1941, because of the prohibition of non-Spanish names. The name was restored in 1973 as the returned to the first division one year after nearly relegating. Racing de Santander was immediately relegated, going on to spend the following years bouncing between divisions one and two, being crowned champions in Segunda División B in 1991. Veteran Quique Setién returned to his club the following year, helping it return to the top flight and scoring in the 1994–95 campaign against FC Barcelona. In the 2000s Racing only played one season in the second division, the 2011–12 season brought with it three different managers, and the side returned to the second level after one full decade in the top division.
At the end of the campaign, Racing again finished in 20th position and suffered relegation, being immersed in a severe institutional. On 27 January 2014 Racings players, citing several months of wages, announced that they would not play their upcoming Cup match unless the clubs president. Three days later, prior to the leg against Real Sociedad and after a 1–3 loss in the first match, Racing players gathered at the centre circle immediately after kick-off. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality, this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Racing de Santander B – Racings B team Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile Club & Stadium History at Estadios de España
Unió Esportiva Lleida was a Spanish football team based in Lleida, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. It was founded as Lérida Balompié-AEM on 30 October 1939, and became Unión Deportiva Lérida in 1947 and it held home matches at Camp d´Esports, with a 13, 500-seat capacity. The soul of the club was reformed as Lleida Esportiu, Lleida adopted the Catalan version of its name in 1978. The club spent most of its history in the divisions, but in the early 1950s and early 1990s. During the 1990s the club was managed by Mané, Juande Ramos and Víctor Muñoz, from 1987 the club organised its own summer trophy, the Ciutat de Lleida Trophy. Football was first introduced to Lleida in 1910 by Manuel Azoz, among the earliest clubs in the city were Montserrat, founded in 1913 by Marist Brothers, and FC Lleida founded in 1914. Both played their games in the district of Pla d’en Gardeny. In 1915, the Associació Cultural Lleidatana was founded by Catalan nationalists, by 1917 two other clubs, Club Colonial and Athlètic Metalúrgic, began playing at the Camp de Mart.
In 1918 FC Joventut was formed by left-wing Catalan republicans and during the 1920s they emerged as the city’s strongest side, in 1919, Lleida became the first club to use the Camp d´Esports, but this team was dissolved in 1927. Other clubs of the 1920s included AE Lleida Calaveres, Lleida Sport Club and AEM Lleida, after the Spanish Civil War, former members of AE Lleida Calaveres, Lleida Sport Club and AEM Lleida formed Lérida Balompié-AEM. After playing in regional leagues for four seasons they made their debut in the division in 1943. The following year, the split into two separate clubs, Lérida Balompié and AEM. Meanwhile, in 1941 Spanish nationalists formed CD Leridano, and a rivalry developed between that club and Lérida Balompié. On March 9,1947, these two merged to become Unión Deportiva Lérida. The new team retained both the blue and white colours and club shield of Lérida Balompié, the first president of the new club being Eduard Estadella. UD Lérida enjoyed a golden age in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in 1949, they won the third-tier and, the following season, 1949–50, they made their debut in Segunda División.
The club achieved their biggest league in history in this season, 9–2 win against CD Lugo, as it finished runner-up in the league, which meant promotion to the topflight for the first time ever. However, during its season, it was heavily defeated on several occasions, 9–0 to CD Málaga, 10–1 to Deportivo de La Coruña and 10–0 to Athletic Bilbao
Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey is an annual football cup competition for Spanish football teams. Its full name is Campeonato de España - Copa de Su Majestad el Rey de Fútbol, the competition was founded in 1903, thus making it the oldest Spanish football competition. Typically, the winner of Copa del Rey goes to the UEFA Europa League, Barcelona are the current holders, who won their 28th Copa del Rey against Sevilla at the 2016 Copa del Rey Final held at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. Four other teams joined Madrid FC for the competition, FC Barcelona, Club Español de Foot-Ball, New Foot-Ball de Madrid and that cup is on display in the Athletic Bilbao museum and the club includes the victory in its honours list. Nevertheless, it is considered only the forerunner of the Copa del Rey, Copa del Rey was Spains football National Championship from 1903 until the foundation of the Campeonato de Liga — League Championship — in 1928. It was initially known as the Copa del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, between 1905 and 1932, it was known as the Copa de Su Majestad El Rey Alfonso XIII.
Athletic Bilbao were declared winners in 1904 after their opponents Español de Madrid failed to show up. In 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, clubs in the Republican area of Spain entered the Copa de la España Libre, because of the dispute regarding the 1902 competition, the statistics regarding the leading winners are disputed. Barcelona have won the Copa 28 times, Athletic Bilbao are just behind, with either 24 or 23 titles, throughout the history of the competition, there have been 12 actual trophies. Trophies have been awarded to clubs for winning the competition either three times in a row or on five separate occasions and for other special reasons. Thus, four trophies have been awarded to Barcelona, three to Bilbao and one to Real Madrid. In December 2010, the cup was given to Sevilla, the 2010 winners, before the formation of La Liga in 1929, the competition was effectively a national championship. Teams qualified to enter via their regional leagues, over the years, various formats, including group stages have been used.
Unlike the English FA Cup, entry is limited, only teams from the Primera División, Segunda A, about 23 teams from the Segunda B and the Tercera División champions are invited to enter. The early rounds are one-off games with teams from the lower divisions given home advantage, the round of 32, the round of 16, the quarter-finals, and semi-finals are played over two legs. The final is a game played at a neutral venue. The winners qualify for both the Supercopa de España and the UEFA Europa League the following season. There had been a precedent for this, Real Madrid were allowed to keep the last Copa de la República, the first Copa del Generalísimo and, Atlético Madrid, a new trophy was made by Madrid jeweller Federico Alegre
Unión Deportiva Salamanca, S. A. D. was a Spanish football team based in Salamanca, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded on 16 March 1923, it played its last season in Segunda División B, nicknamed Los Charros, the club played in white shirts and black shorts, holding home games at Estadio El Helmántico, which seated 17,341 spectators. Initially formed by Irish students, Salamanca first played in early Spanish championships in 1907, in the 1974–75 season, Salamanca made its La Liga debuts, overachieving for a final 7th position, which eventually would be its best classification ever. The club was managed by 29-year-old Juan Manuel Lillo, in charge for the season, as the Castile and León club ranked 22nd. From 1999 onwards, Salamanca stabilized in the level, save for the 2005–06 season spent in the third division, with the club winning the regular season. 2010–11 brought a record ten consecutive defeats between December 2010/February 2011, and two coaching changes, as Salamanca returned to the third division after five years.
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