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Atlético Baleares
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Full name Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares
Nickname(s) Balearicos
Founded 1942
Ground Estadi Balear, Palma,
Balearic Islands, Spain
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Spain Fernando Crespí
Manager Spain Nico López
League 2ªB – Group 3
2013–14 2ªB – Group 3, 5th
Website Club home page
Current season

Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares is a Spanish football team based in Palma, Majorca, in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Founded on 27 May 1942, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3.

History[edit]

Founded in 1942, Atlético Baleares reached Tercera División – the lowest rank in the national leagues – in the following year, going on to remain in that level for the better part of the following three decades. In the early years of the 50's and 60's, however, it did manage four appearances in Segunda División (1950–52, 1960–62), achieving two tenth-place finishes.

In 1977 Segunda División B was created as the new third division, and Atlético finished last in its first season in the category, subsequently playing mostly in the fourth level, but also being relegated to the regional leagues once.

In 2008 Atlético Baleares returned to division three, being immediately relegated back. The club had three coaches during the ill-fated campaign, including Francisco López Alfaro (played nearly 600 official games for Sevilla FC and RCD Espanyol) and Paco Soler (appeared in almost 400 La Liga matches with Atlético's neighbours RCD Mallorca); it promoted again for the 2010–11 season, after finishing champions in its group, as in 2008.

Club background[edit]

  • Mecánico FC – (1920-20)
  • Mallorca FC – (1920-20)
  • Baleares FC – (1920–42, merge of Mecánico/Mallorca)
  • Balear FC – (1922-25)
  • Athletic FC – (1922–42)

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1942/43 4 Regional 2nd
1943/44 3 8th
1944/45 3 7th
1945/46 3 3rd
1946/47 3 3rd
1947/48 3 8th
1948/49 3 9th
1949/50 3 7th
1950/51 3 1st
1951/52 2 10th
1952/53 2 14th
1953/54 3 7th
1954/55 3 5th
1955/56 3 1st
1956/57 3 2nd
1957/58 3 2nd
1958/59 3 3rd
1959/60 3 2nd
1960/61 3 1st
1961/62 2 10th Round of 16
1962/63 2 14th
1963/64 3 2nd
1964/65 3 1st
1965/66 3 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1966/67 3 3rd
1967/68 3 1st
1968/69 3 5th
1969/70 3 8th
1970/71 3 17th
1971/72 3 10th
1972/73 3 19th
1973/74 4 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1974/75 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1975/76 3 15th
1976/77 3 6th
1977/78 3 2ªB 20th
1978/79 4 17th
1979/80 4 13th 3rd Round
1980/81 4 19th
1981/82 5 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1982/83 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1983/84 4 4th
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 2nd
1986/87 4 2nd Round of 16
1987/88 3 2ªB 12th
1988/89 3 2ªB 6th Round of 32
1989/90 3 2ªB 20th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 4 3rd Round of 32
1991/92 4 3rd
1992/93 4 8th
1993/94 4 2nd
1994/95 4 2nd
1995/96 4 3rd
1996/97 4 2nd
1997/98 4 1st
1998/99 4 4th
1999/00 4 1st
2000/01 4 1st
2001/02 4 1st
2002/03 4 8th
2003/04 4 9th
2004/05 4 19th
2005/06 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
2006/07 4 6th
2007/08 4 1st
2008/09 3 2ªB 20th
2009/10 4 1st
2010/11 3 2ªB 13th
2011/12 3 2ªB 1st
2012/13 3 2ªB 11th First round
2013/14 3 2ªB 5th

Current squad[edit]

As August 12, 2013

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 Xavi Ginard
Spain GK Víctor Pérez
Spain DF Antonio Castillo
Spain DF Biel Guasp
Spain DF Pere Mairata
Spain DF Marcos Martínez
Spain DF Esteban Muñoz
Spain DF Héctor Sánchez
Spain DF Joan Vich
Philippines MF Bernat Alomar
Brazil MF Thiago Benevides
No. Position Player
Spain MF Francesc Campins
Spain MF Pere Capó
Spain MF Álvaro de Dios
Spain MF Nacho Martínez
Spain MF Cristian Sánchez
Spain MF Isma Vilaboa
Spain FW Ignasi Dalmedo
Spain FW Sergi García
Spain FW Xisco Hernández
Spain FW Joan Oller

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Nico López
Assistant manager Spain Guillem Llaneras, Spain Andreu Llistó
Goalkeeper coach Spain Josep R. Bermell
Fitness coach Spain Gaspar Mesquida
Chief doctor Spain Bartomeu Mir
Physiotherapist Spain Eduard Nicuesa
Fitness coach Spain Tere Arrom

Honours[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Atlético Baleares hold home games at Estadi Balear, with an 18,000-spectators capacity. It opened on 8 May 1960, with a 2–0 friendly win against Birmingham City.

3.000 seats are located on a covered tribune, and the pitch's dimensions are 102×67 metres.

Friendly tournament[edit]

Since 1966, Atlético Baleares hosts the Trofeo Nicolás Brondo, the oldest summer tournament in the region. The hosts have won the competition – which was not held in 1976, 1988, 1990 and 2006, and consisted mostly of a single match – on 22 occasions.

Sources[edit]

  • AAVV: Gran Enciclopèdia de Mallorca. 19 Vol. Palma: Promomallorca edicions, 1988–91. ISBN 84-86617-02-2 (Catalan)
  • Fábregas y Cuxart, Luis: Ca Nostra. 50 años de vida palmesana. Palma: Edicions Cort, 2007 (1965). ISBN 978-84-7535-595-5 (Spanish)
  • Salas Fuster, Antoni: L'Atlètic Baleares. Una història de supervivència. Palma: Ingrama SA (impr.), 2009. ISBN 84-85932-78-1 (Catalan)

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