CD Alcoyano

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Alcoyano
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Full name Club Deportivo Alcoyano
Founded 1929
Ground El Collao, Alcoy,
Alicante, Spain
Ground Capacity 4,500
Chairman Juan Serrano
Manager David Porras
League 2ªB – Group 3
2013–14 2ªB – Group 3, 6th
Current season

Club Deportivo Alcoyano is a Spanish football team based in Alcoy, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Founded in 1929 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home games in Estadio El Collao, with a 4,500-seat capacity. The team is also known by its name in Valencian, Alcoià.

A simile exists in Spanish which includes the name of this football club, "Tener más moral que el Alcoyano" ("To have more morale than Alcoyano"). The phrase possibly originated in the 1950s, when Alcoyano were losing a game by 0–13 at home but never gave up, still trying hard to score at the end of the match. However, this is disputed by some historians, with the origins being somewhat unclear.[1]

History[edit]

Club Deportivo Alcoyano saw the light in 1929, after a merger between two clubs in the city, Levante and Racing. However, it only joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation four years later.

In 1942, the club first reached the Segunda División, going on to alternate between that level and the top flight in the subsequent years. Their debut in the latter took place with a 2–3 home loss against Real Murcia, in an eventual relegation, as second from bottom.

In 1947–48, Alcoyano maintained its first division status for the only time in its history, even finishing higher than Real Madrid. The following forty years, however, were spent mainly in the third and fourth divisions, with very brief spells in level two.

Alcoyano returned to the third category for 2004–05, consistently reached the promotion play-offs, and consistently failed to be promoted. In the 2005–06 season, the team also had a good run in the Spanish Cup, beating RCD Mallorca 4–1 and losing by just one goal (0–1) in the fourth round against Atlético Madrid.

In June 2011, 42 years after, Alcoyano finally returned to the second division, after finishing in third position in the regular season, and disposing of Real Madrid Castilla, SD Eibar and CD Lugo in the promotion playoffs.

Season to season[edit]

Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1941/42 3 Regional 1st
1942/43 2 8th
1943/44 2 4th
1944/45 2 1st
1945/46 1 13th
1946/47 2 1st
1947/48 1 10th
1948/49 1 13th
1949/50 2 1st
1950/51 1 15th
1951/52 2 3rd
1952/53 2 7th
1953/54 2 14th
1954/55 3 1st
1955/56 3 4th
1956/57 3 1st
1957/58 2 18th
1958/59 3 5th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1959/60 3 6th
1960/61 3 3rd
1961/62 3 2nd
1962/63 3 2nd
1963/64 3 9th
1964/65 3 3rd
1965/66 3 6th
1966/67 3 1st
1967/68 2 3rd
1968/69 2 13th
1969/70 3 3rd
1970/71 3 6th
1971/72 3 4th
1972/73 3 7th
1973/74 3 16th
1974/75 4 Regional 2nd
1975/76 4 Regional 2nd
1976/77 4 Regional 2nd
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1977/78 4 4th
1978/79 4 4th
1979/80 4 10th
1980/81 4 5th
1981/82 4 1st
1982/83 3 2ªB 7th
1983/84 3 2ªB 8th
1984/85 3 2ªB 8th
1985/86 3 2ªB 5th
1986/87 3 2ªB 12th
1987/88 3 2ªB 10th
1988/89 3 2ªB 9th
1989/90 3 2ªB 4th
1990/91 3 2ªB 4th
1991/92 3 2ªB 9th
1992/93 3 2ªB 14th
1993/94 3 2ªB 9th
1994/95 3 2ªB 8th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1995/96 3 2ªB 17th
1996/97 4 1st
1997/98 4 7th
1998/99 4 3rd
1999/00 4 12th
2000/01 4 17th
2001/02 4 10th
2002/03 4 5th
2003/04 4 2nd
2004/05 3 2ªB 7th
2005/06 3 2ªB 5th
2006/07 3 2ªB 3rd
2007/08 3 2ªB 9th
2008/09 3 2ªB 1st
2009/10 3 2ªB 4th
2010/11 3 2ªB 3rd Second round
2011/12 2 21st Third round
2012/13 3 2ªB 4th First round

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 May 2014[2] 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 David Rangel
Guinea GK Bouba Camara
Spain GK Jero
Spain DF Óscar López
Spain DF Javi Selvas
Spain DF Jorge Devesa
Spain DF Antonio Navarro
Spain DF Álvaro Clausí
Spain DF Mario
Spain DF Víctor Lafuente
Spain MF César Remón
Spain MF Carles Salvador
No. Position Player
Spain MF Javi Rubio
Spain MF Rubén Martínez
Spain MF Julio de Dios
Spain MF Joaquín Calderón
Spain MF José Antonio
Spain MF Antonio Bello
Spain MF Pablo Navas Alors
Spain FW Mikel Uriarte
Spain FW Rayco
Spain FW Lolo Ivars
Spain FW Pecro Conde

Famous players[edit]

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

see also Category:CD Alcoyano footballers

Famous managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Más moral que el Alcoyano (More morale than Alcoyano) (Spanish)
  2. ^ Plantilla oficial; CD Alcoyano. Retrieved on 11 May 2014 (Spanish)

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