Cádiz CF

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Full name Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) El Submarino Amarillo
("Yellow Submarine")
Founded 1910
Ground Ramón de Carranza, Cádiz,
Andalusia, Spain
Ground Capacity 25,033
Chairman Florentino Manzano
Manager Antonio Calderón
League 2ªB – Group 4
2012–13 2ªB – Group 4, 13th
Current season

Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1910 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home games at Estadio Ramón de Carranza, with a 25,033-seat capacity.

Salvadoran legend Mágico González, who played for the club during the '80s/'90s, is widely recognized as the greatest player to have ever played for the team.


Cádiz first reached La Liga in 1977–78, after having spent two decades in the second division. Relegated after just one season, it returned in 1980, managing a further 13-year stay.

Often led by the skills of Salvadoran Mágico González, the club managed to miraculously maintain its top flight status in the 1990–91 season, thanks to youth graduate Kiko (and 25 minutes of his inspiration against Real Zaragoza), who picked up the offensive burden after González left. During the late 1980s and early 1990s the club became known as "The Yellow Submarine", due to its capacity of "coming afloat" every year at the end of each season and remain in the top division, despite having been "sunk down" during most of the campaign.

However, in just two seasons, Cádiz dropped down two levels. After a long spell in Segunda División B the club was finally promoted in 2003, spectacularly returning to the top level in 2005, after taking the championship with a last-day victory at neighbours Xerez CD.

However, Cádiz was eventually relegated back to the second tier, in the 37th and penultimate matchday of 2005–06. For the following campaign, former Spanish international Oli took the reins of the team, being sacked after only a few months.

In June 2008, Cádiz dropped another level, returning to the Second B. However, after just one season, it managed to return to the second division, but was immediately relegated in the 2009–10 campaign.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1935/36 7th
1939/40 1st
1940/41 8th
1941/42 3rd
1942/43 7th
1943/44 10th
1944/45 Regional 1st
1945/46 8th
1946/47 2nd
1947/48 5th
1948/49 5th
1949/50 8th
1950/51 8th
1951/52 4th
1952/53 3rd
1953/54 3rd
1954/55 1st
1955/56 14th
1956/57 12th
1957/58 10th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1958/59 7th
1959/50 14th
1960/61 4th
1961/62 10th
1962/63 4th
1963/64 7th
1964/65 14th
1965/66 12th
1966/67 8th
1967/68 5th
1968/69 18th
1969/70 1st
1970/71 12th
1971/72 16th
1972/73 7th
1973/74 5th
1974/75 5th
1975/76 13th
1976/77 2nd
1977/78 18th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1978/79 8th
1979/80 8th
1980/81 2nd
1981/82 16th
1982/83 2nd
1983/84 16th
1984/85 2nd
1985/86 15th
1986/87 18th
1987/88 12th
1988/89 15th
1989/90 15th
1990/91 18th
1991/92 18th
1992/93 19th
1993/94 20th
1994/95 2ªB 10th
1995/96 2ªB 6th
1996/97 2ªB 7th
1997/98 2ªB 3rd
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1998/99 2ªB 5th Second round
1999/00 2ªB 12th Prelim. round
2000/01 2ªB 1st
2001/02 2ªB 7th Round of 64
2002/03 2ªB 4th
2003/04 7th Round of 32
2004/05 1st Round of 32
2005/06 19th Quarterfinals
2006/07 5th Third round
2007/08 20th Third round
2008/09 2ªB 1st First round
2009/10 19th Second round
2010/11 2ªB 3rd Third round
2011/12 2ªB 1st Round of 32
2012/13 2ªB 13th Second round
2013/14 2ªB 3rd

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 June 2014

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK Alejandro
Spain GK Sergio Aragoneses
Spain GK Ricky Alonso
Spain DF Josete
Spain DF Fran Pérez
Spain DF Andrés Sánchez
Spain DF Tomás Sánchez
Spain DF Miguel Ángel Tena
Spain MF Jon Garrido
Spain MF Jorge López
No. Position Player
Spain MF Kike Márquez
Spain MF Mikel Martins
Brazil MF Paulinho
Spain MF Juan Villar
Chile MF Gerardo Navarrete
Spain FW José Mari
Spain FW Kike López
Spain FW Airam
Honduras FW Jonathan Mejía

Promotions and relegations[edit]

  • Promoted to Segunda División: 1935–36, 1954–55, 2002–03, 2008–09
  • Relegated to Tercera División: 1942–43
  • Promoted to La Liga: 1976–77, 1980–81, 2004–05
  • Relegated to Segunda División: 1977–78, 1992–93, 2005–06
  • Relegated to Segunda División B: 1993–94, 2007–08, 2009–10

Stadium information[edit]

Famous players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

see also Category:Cádiz CF footballers



see also Category:Cádiz CF managers


Cádiz fans are called "cadistas". They are quite famous among the country for being among the friendliest and most jovial, being voted Spain's best fans in a recent survey. At the end of 2006, Real Madrid awarded the club the title of the best fans to visit the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium – after the large numbers which travelled to support their team earlier in the year.

Despite the population of the city of Cádiz being only 120,000, the stadium sold out every match for four consecutive years. Due to work on the stadium, the Carranza has been limited to a capacity of around 20,000. Cádiz maintained an average attendance of around 17,000 in the 2006–07 season – spectacular when compared with the more modest league average of around 7,000 in the second division.

Unlike other stadiums, supporters cheer opposition teams and players and sing songs such as, "Alcohol alcohol alcohol, hemos venido a emborracharnos el resultado nos da igual!" translating "Alcohol alcohol alcohol, we came here to get drunk and the result doesn't matter!"; the tune was started somewhere during 2001–02, with the club in the third division, subsequently expanding all over Europe.[3]


  1. ^ "Cádiz". BDFutbol. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Historial cadista" [Cadista history] (in Spanish). Cadistas 1910. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Lowe, Sid (27 March 2006). "Adiós, Cádiz". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 March 2006. 

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