CD Cristo Atlético

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Cristo Atlético
Cristo Atlético logo.png
Full name Club Deportivo Palencia Cristo Atlético
Founded 1985
Ground La Balastera, Palencia,
Castile and León, Spain
Capacity 8,070
Chairman Óscar Guantes
Manager Juan José Rodriguez
League 3ª – Group 8
2016–17 3ª – Group 8, 4th

Club Deportivo Palencia Cristo Atlético is a Spanish football team based in Palencia, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1985, it plays in Tercera División – Group 8, holding home games at Estadio Nueva Balastera, with a capacity of 8,070 seats.


Old logo of the club.

Founded in 1985, Cristo Atlético promoted for the first time to the fourth division in 2004, but could not avoid the relegation positions in its first experience. The club came back in 2009 but would not consolidate in the league 2011, when it remained in Tercera División for the first time.

In 2017, Cristo Atlético qualified for the first time to the promotion play-offs to Segunda División B, where after eliminating Real Avilés in the first round, was eliminated after a penalty shootout by Deportivo Alavés B.

Club background[edit]

  • Club Deportivo Cristo Atlético Palencia 1985–2017
  • Club Deportivo Palencia Cristo Atlético 2017–present


Until 2012, Cristo Atlético played its games at Estadio Cristo del Otero, with a pitch of artificial turf and located at the feet of the namesake monument. After moving to Estadio Nueva Balastera in that season, Estadio Cristo del Otero is used for the youth teams of the club and for other teams from Palencia.

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1985/86 7 2ª Prov. 2nd
1986/87 6 1ª Prov. 1st
1987/88 5 1ª Reg. 19th
1988/89 6 1ª Prov. 4th
1989/90 6 1ª Prov. 4th
1990–93 DNP
1993/94 6 1ª Prov. 7th
1994/95 DNP
1995/96 6 1ª Prov. 3rd
1996/97 6 1ª Prov. 2nd
1997/98 6 1ª Prov. 1st
1998/99 5 1ª Reg. 11th
1999/00 5 1ª Reg. 18th
2000/01 6 1ª Prov. 7th
2001/02 6 1ª Prov. 8th
2002/03 6 1ª Prov. 1st
2003/04 5 1ª Reg. 2nd
2004/05 4 18th
2005/06 5 1ª Reg. 4th
2006/07 5 1ª Reg. 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2007/08 4 19th
2008/09 5 1ª Reg. 4th
2009/10 5 1ª Reg. 2nd
2010/11 4 15th
2011/12 4 9th
2012/13 4 12th
2013/14 4 16th
2014/15 4 15th
2015/16 4 16th
2016/17 4 4th
2017/18 4 3rd

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