Córdoba CF

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Córdoba
Córdoba CF logo.svg
Full name Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Califas (The Caliphs)
Los Blanquiverdes (The White and Greens)
Founded 1954
Ground Nuevo Arcángel, Córdoba,
Andalusia, Spain
Ground Capacity 21,822
Chairman Carlos González
Manager Albert Ferrer
League La Liga
2013–14 Segunda División, 7th (promoted)
Website Club home page
Current season

Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Córdoba, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1951 as Club Deportivo San Álvaro it plays in Primera División, holding home matches at Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, with a capacity of 21,822 seats.

History[edit]

Forerunners of Córdoba Club de Fútbol included names such as Sporting Fútbol Club de Córdoba, Sociedad Deportiva Electromecánicas and Racing Fútbol Club de Córdoba. The latter changed its name after the Spanish Civil War (as foreign names were banned under the new regime) to Club Deportivo Córdoba.

From 1940 the club met varying success, spending most of its time in the second and third divisions of Spanish football. In 1944 it changed its home kit to green and white stripes, from the previous one of all white, and, the following year, Córdoba moved from Estadio America to Estadio del Arcángel; in the 1953–54 season the team found itself in the third level alongside CD San Álvaro de Córdoba and, at the end of the campaign, the clubs merged.

In the early 1960s and also in 1971–72, Córdoba amassed eight La Liga seasons. In its third presence it only conceded two goals at home as it went undefeated, the first being courtesy of RCD Español's Alfredo Di Stéfano. The club finished fifth, its best finish to date, but was not allowed to enter the following season's UEFA Cup due to city infrastructure issues.

In the following four decades Córdoba again fluctuated between divisions two and three, also spending 1984–85 in the fourth.

On 17 February 2014, former Spanish international Albert Ferrer was hired as Córdoba manager[1] He led the team to a 7th-place finish, and then Córdoba defeated UD Las Palmas in the Segunda División play-off final to return to the top flight for the first time in 42 years. Ulises Dávila scored the decisive goal, a late equaliser in the away second leg, after Las Palmas fans had caused ten minutes to be added onto the game by invading the pitch.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Córdoba currently play at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, opened in 1993. Since 2004 the stadium is going through a remodelling converting it to a pure football stadium. Three of the four sides have currently been rebuilt. When the fourth stand is rebuilt the capacity will be 25,100 seats.

Season to season[edit]

  • As CD San Álvaro
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1953/54 4th
  • As Córdoba CF
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1954/55 4th
1955/56 1st
1956/57 4th
1957/58 11th
1958/59 8th
1959/60 2nd
1960/61 9th
1961/62 1st
1962/63 12th
1963/64 11th
1964/65 5th
1965/66 11th
1966/67 12th
1967/68 13th
1968/69 16th
1969/70 5th
1970/71 4th
1971/72 17th
1972/73 13th
1973/74 13th
1974/75 4th
1975/76 8th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 15th
1977/78 18th
1978/79 2ªB 17th
1979/80 2ªB 7th
1980/81 2ªB 2nd
1981/82 13th
1982/83 20th
1983/84 2ªB 19th
1984/85 2nd
1985/86 2ªB 3rd
1986/87 2ªB 9th
1987/88 2ªB 5th
1988/89 2ªB 13th
1989/90 2ªB 12th
1990/91 2ªB 3rd
1991/92 2ªB 11th
1992/93 2ªB 9th
1993/94 2ªB 7th
1994/95 2ªB 1st
1995/96 2ªB 4th
1996/97 2ªB 1st
1997/98 2ªB 6th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1998/99 2ªB 3rd
1999/00 12th
2000/01 12th
2001/02 13th
2002/03 15th
2003/04 16th
2004/05 19th
2005/06 2ªB 6th
2006/07 2ªB 4th
2007/08 18th
2008/09 13th
2009/10 10th
2010/11 16th Round of 16
2011/12 6th Round of 16
2012/13 14th Round of 16
2013/14 7th Second round
2014/15

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 July 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Juan Carlos
2 Serbia DF Aleksandar Pantić (on loan from Villarreal)
4 Spain DF Iago Bouzón
5 Cameroon MF Patrick Ekeng
6 Spain MF Luso
7 Italy MF Fausto Rossi (on loan from Juventus)
9 Spain FW Xisco
10 Argentina MF Fede Cartabia (on loan from Valencia)
11 Spain MF José Carlos
12 Spain DF Íñigo López
13 Spain GK Mikel Saizar
14 Spain DF Raúl Bravo
15 Spain DF Deivid
No. Position Player
16 Spain MF Fidel (on loan from Elche)
17 Uruguay DF Adrián Gunino (on loan from Fénix)
18 Spain MF Borja García (on loan from Real Madrid B)
19 Spain MF López Silva
20 Brazil FW Ryder Matos (on loan from Fiorentina)
21 Spain MF Carlos Caballero
22 Spain MF Aritz López Garai
23 Spain MF Abel (captain)
24 Japan FW Mike Havenaar
29 Spain DF Daniel Pinillos
33 Spain DF Eduard Campabadal
Spain DF José Ángel Crespo (on loan from Bologna)
Spain MF Adri Cuevas

Out of the first-team[edit]

Players under contract with the club, but not assigned to the first-team nor to the reserve squad.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain DF Samu de los Reyes
Spain MF Joselu
No. Position Player
Spain MF Juanlu
Spain MF Miguel Ángel Nieto

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain DF Fran Cruz (to Alcorcón)
Spain DF Bernardo (to Racing Santander)
No. Position Player
Spain FW Arturo (to Alcorcón)

Former players[edit]

See Category:Córdoba CF footballers

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Ferrer nuevo entrenador del Córdoba C.F." [Albert Ferrer new Córdoba C.F. manager] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 

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