Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa
Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, better known as Cultural Leonesa, is a Spanish football team based in León, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 5 August 1923, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio Reino de León, with a capacity of 13,500 seats. Ahead of the 2014–15 season, the club released a kit designed to look like a tuxedo; the kit, which attracted huge attention in the media and social networking sites, was worn in a pre-season charity match in support of local charities for mining families. Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa was founded on 5 August 1923. In 1926, Cultural Leonesa won the Regional championship and in 1929 Cultural played the Segunda División B and promoted to the second division. In 1931, the club ceases in activity and several teams are created in the city with the aim to replace them, but after the Spanish Civil War, Cultural Leonesa came back to the competition. In 1955, Cultural promoted for the first time to La Liga, but they could only play one season in the Spanish top tier.
In 2011, the club was relegated to Tercera División due to unpaid debts to the players and took two years to recover the place in the third tier. In 2015, the Qatari Aspire Academy bought a controlling 99% of the shares of the club, thus avoiding its dissolution. On 28 May 2017, Cultural promoted to Segunda División after 42 years by defeating Barcelona B in the promotion play-offs. On 3rd of January 2018, Leeds United announced an official partnership for with Cultural Leonesa's owners Aspire Academy in Qatar; the link up saw Leeds players Yosuke Ideguchi and Ouasim Bouy both join Cultural Leonesa on loan as part of the unique partnership. On 2 June 2018, Cultural was relegated back to the third level, after being defeated by Numancia in the last matchday. 1 season in La Liga 15 seasons in Segunda División 34 seasons in Segunda División B 30 seasons in Tercera División As of 9 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 appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Miguel Ángel Rubio Júpiter Leonés is the reserve team of the club. Founded in 1929 known as Cultural de León and changed to its current name Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa "B" Jupiter Leonés. After the 2009–10, the team was dissolved after Cultural was relegated to Tercera División due to its debts. In 2014, it was re-founded as the reserve team and after three promotions it plays in Tercera División, the fourth tier, after gaining promotion in the Primera División Regional de Aficionados 2017-2018 season. Official website Futbolme team profile Unofficial website Club & Stadium History at Estadios de España
Racing de Ferrol
Racing Club de Ferrol is a Spanish football team based in Ferrol, Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded in 1919, the club plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio da Malata. Club colours are green shirts with white shorts, though during the early years of its existence green and white shirts with vertical stripes were used; the history of football in Ferrol is associated with the shipbuilding yards, workshops and drydocks and the British technical advisors, hired to work locally who used to play against each-other at first, but on, local workers and military personnel stationed in Ferrol. The renewal of the shipyards and the creation, in town of the "school of Naval Engineers" meant that from that from the mid-nineteenth century, a French at first but, latter on British and Technicians, a constant influx was developed; this influx of Britons will increase exponentially from 1909 when Spain signed a massive contract with Vickers-Armstrong, John Brown and a few others though Vickers-Armstrong for the renewal of the local Dry-docks and Dockyards and foundries after the Naval disaster of 1898.
From those early years to these days many football clubs came and go over the decades but only one of them survived for a considerable time and for that, only as an amalgamation of some other previous teams and this is el Racing de Ferrol. Racing Ferrol Football Club, can trace back its origins back to July 1919, but starting strongly from the beginning on a massive winning all matches spree that allow the team to play against the best national squads in the country so only ten years after its creation Racing Ferrol Football Club was taking part on its first national championships competition and fluctuating over the decades between first and second divisions as follows: the second – first presence in 1939–40 – and third divisions. In 1977–78 the Galicians won the inaugural edition of Segunda División B and promoted again, only to be relegated back, it would not until the year 2000 that Racing would again reach the second level, going on to spend there five of the following six years. In the 2006–07 campaign the club gained promotion to the category in the playoffs, with a 2–1 aggregate win against Alicante CF.
In the following season the team finished fourth from the bottom and dropped back to the third division, to the fourth only two years later. 34 seasons in Segunda División 25 seasons in Segunda División B 27 seasons in Tercera División As of 8 November 2017Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Galician Championships: 1928–29, 1937–38, 1938–39 Campeonato de España / Copa del Generalísimo: Runner-up 1938–39 Segunda División B: Promotion 1999–00, 2006–07 Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Estadio da Malata holds 12,024 spectators, was built in 1993; the pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres. Racing used three main stadiums over the years, starting with Campo de Futbol O Inferniño, utilized until a move to Estadio Manuel Rivera in 1954 took place; this was an oval-shaped enclosure with a single cantilever stand. In the 1970s, a cover was erected over the popular terrace.
In 1993, the metropolitan area of Ferrol built Estadio da Malata to the west of the town, near the valley of Serantes. The total cost of the development was 1700 million pesetas; the first match on the new grounds was played on 18 April 1993, in a 3–2 friendly win over Atlético Madrid B. The official inauguration took place on 29 August, in a triangular tournament featuring the home side and neighbours Celta de Vigo and Deportivo de La Coruña. Ferrol SECN Vickers-Armstrong SDC Galicia Mugardos, reserve team Official website Futbolme team profile The British School @ Ferrol Aerial Views of Ferrol in North Western Spain 2004 Soccerway profile
Switzerland the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities; the sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2. While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of 8.5 million people is concentrated on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva. The establishment of the Old Swiss Confederacy dates to the late medieval period, resulting from a series of military successes against Austria and Burgundy. Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire was formally recognized in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648; the country has a history of armed neutrality going back to the Reformation.
It pursues an active foreign policy and is involved in peace-building processes around the world. In addition to being the birthplace of the Red Cross, Switzerland is home to numerous international organisations, including the second largest UN office. On the European level, it is a founding member of the European Free Trade Association, but notably not part of the European Union, the European Economic Area or the Eurozone. However, it participates in the Schengen Area and the European Single Market through bilateral treaties. Spanning the intersection of Germanic and Romance Europe, Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French and Romansh. Although the majority of the population are German-speaking, Swiss national identity is rooted in a common historical background, shared values such as federalism and direct democracy, Alpine symbolism. Due to its linguistic diversity, Switzerland is known by a variety of native names: Schweiz. On coins and stamps, the Latin name – shortened to "Helvetia" – is used instead of the four national languages.
Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth per adult and the eighth-highest per capita gross domestic product according to the IMF. Switzerland ranks at or near the top globally in several metrics of national performance, including government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness and human development. Zürich and Basel have all three been ranked among the top ten cities in the world in terms of quality of life, with the first ranked second globally, according to Mercer in 2018; the English name Switzerland is a compound containing Switzer, an obsolete term for the Swiss, in use during the 16th to 19th centuries. The English adjective Swiss is a loan from French Suisse in use since the 16th century; the name Switzer is from the Alemannic Schwiizer, in origin an inhabitant of Schwyz and its associated territory, one of the Waldstätten cantons which formed the nucleus of the Old Swiss Confederacy. The Swiss began to adopt the name for themselves after the Swabian War of 1499, used alongside the term for "Confederates", used since the 14th century.
The data code for Switzerland, CH, is derived from Latin Confoederatio Helvetica. The toponym Schwyz itself was first attested in 972, as Old High German Suittes perhaps related to swedan ‘to burn’, referring to the area of forest, burned and cleared to build; the name was extended to the area dominated by the canton, after the Swabian War of 1499 came to be used for the entire Confederation. The Swiss German name of the country, Schwiiz, is homophonous to that of the canton and the settlement, but distinguished by the use of the definite article; the Latin name Confoederatio Helvetica was neologized and introduced after the formation of the federal state in 1848, harking back to the Napoleonic Helvetic Republic, appearing on coins from 1879, inscribed on the Federal Palace in 1902 and after 1948 used in the official seal.. Helvetica is derived from the Helvetii, a Gaulish tribe living on the Swiss plateau before the Roman era. Helvetia appears as a national personification of the Swiss confederacy in the 17th century with a 1672 play by Johann Caspar Weissenbach.
Switzerland has existed as a state in its present form since the adoption of the Swiss Federal Constitution in 1848. The precursors of Switzerland established a protective alliance at the end of the 13th century, forming a loose confederation of states which persisted for centuries; the oldest traces of hominid existence in Switzerland date back about 150,000 years. The oldest known farming settlements in Switzerland, which were found at Gächlingen, have been dated to around 5300 BC; the earliest known cultural tribes of the area were members of the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures, named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Lake Neuchâtel. La Tène culture developed and flourished during the late Iron Age from around 450 BC under some influence from the Gree
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
Club Deportivo Lugo is a Spanish football team based in Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded in 16 June 1953, it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at Estadio Anxo Carro. Lugo promoted for the first time to Segunda División in 1992, but could not remain more than one season in the league. 20 years the club promoted again to the second division after beating Cádiz in the last round of the promotion play-offs, after a penalty shootout. In October 2017, after twelve rounds of the 2017–18 season, Lugo achieved for the first time in their history the first position of the Segunda División. 8 seasons in Segunda División 23 seasons in Segunda División B 34 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Categorías Regionales As of 14 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. CD Lugo play, it has a capacity of 8,000. Built in 1974 it was inaugurated on 31 August 1974, with a triangular tournament featuring Deportivo de La Coruña and Club Lemos. Google map of Anxo Carro Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status. Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile
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
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