Alicante CF

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Alicante
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Full name Alicante Club de Fútbol
Founded 1918
Dissolved 2014
Ground Ciudad Deportiva, Alicante,
Valencia, Spain
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Andrés Ariza
Manager Modesto Coloma Moyá
League Regional Preferente
2013–14 Regional Preferente, 6th

Alicante Club de Fútbol was a Spanish football team based in Alicante, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Founded in 1918 played its home matches at Ciudad Deportiva de Villafranqueza.

History[edit]

Alicante Club de Fútbol, under another denomination, saw the light of day in 1918, joining the Valencian Football Federation five years later, with Joaquín Tomás Terol being its first official president. The team spent the vast majority of its early existence in Tercera División, also having very brief spells in the second division (1939–40 – as Alicante Football Club – 1951–52 and 1956–58). For eight years in the 60's, it also acted as neighbours Hércules CF's feeder club.

In the 2000s, the club firmly established itself as one of the third level's strongest sides, only to consecutively miss promotion in the playoffs. In 2007–08, Alicante returned once again to the second category. Also in that season, it valliantly exited in the fourth round of the Spanish Cup, after a 2–3 aggregate loss against La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid.

Facing severe economic problems, Alicante club produced a respectable first part of the season in the second division campaign, but was eventually relegated back. The financial situation persisted in the following years and, on 1 July 2011, at the end of 2010–11, the team was relegated to the fourth division after failing to pay its players on time.

In June 2014, Alicante CF was dissolved.[1]

Season to season[edit]

  • As Alicante Football Club
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1931/32 3 3rd
1933/34 3 1st
1939/40 2 3rd
1940/41 3 4th
  • As Lucentum Club de Fútbol
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1941/42 4 Regional
  • As Alicante Club de Fútbol
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1942/43 4 Regional
1943/44 3 4th
1944/45 3 8th
1945/46 3 9th
1946/47 3 1st
1947/48 3 4th
1948/49 3 7th
1949/50 3 9th
1950/51 3 2nd
1951/52 2 15th
1952/53 3 8th
1953/54 3 5th
1954/55 3 5th
1955/56 3 2nd
1956/57 2 15th
1957/58 2 17th
1958/59 3 2nd
1959/60 3 12th
1960/61 3 5th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1961/62 3 6th
1962/63 3 9th
1963/64 3 8th
1964/65 3 5th
1965/66 3 4th
1966/67 3 3rd
1967/68 3 15th
1968–79 5 Regional
1979/80 4 14th
1980/81 4 10th
1981/82 4 4th
1982/83 4 10th
1983/84 4 16th
1984/85 4 10th
1985/86 4 12th
1986/87 4 10th
1987/88 4 11th
1988/89 4 18th
1989/90 4 10th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 4 9th
1991/92 4 14th
1992/93 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1993/94 4 8th
1994/95 4 10th
1995/96 4 12th
1996/97 4 19th
1997/98 5 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1998/99 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1999/00 4 4th
2000/01 4 1st
2001/02 3 2ªB 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2002/03 3 2ªB 5th
2003/04 3 2ªB 6th
2004/05 3 2ªB 1st
2005/06 3 2ªB 3rd
2006/07 3 2ªB 1st
2007/08 3 2ªB 2nd
2008/09 2 20th
2009/10 3 2ªB 13th
2010/11 3 2ªB 9th
2011/12 4 19th
2012/13 5 Reg. Pref. 14th
2013/14 5 Reg. Pref. 6th

Stadium[edit]

Alicante held home games at Ciudad Deportiva Villafranqueza, with a 4,000-seat capacity. Previously owned by the club, it was then purchased by the City Hall, and the team held their official matches there since 1979.

However, between 2001–10, Alicante played at the Estadio José Rico Pérez, also the home grounds of Hércules. After returning to the third division, Ciudad Deportiva did not possess the required structures to host games in the category, and the municipal authorities refused to renew them.

Notable former players[edit]

Category:Alicante CF footballers

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