|Full name||Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.|
|Nickname(s)||Los Califas (The Caliphs)
Los Blanquiverdes (The White and Greens)
|Ground||Nuevo Arcángel, Córdoba,
|2013–14||Segunda División, 7th (promoted)|
|Website||Club home page|
Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team 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.
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 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.
Córdoba play at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, opened in 1993.
Season to season
- As CD San Álvaro
|Season||Division||Place||Copa del Rey|
- As Córdoba CF
- 9 seasons in La Liga
- 29 seasons in Segunda División
- 20 seasons in Segunda División B
- 3 seasons in Tercera División
- As of 27 June 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- "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.
- "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.