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.
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 (appeared in almost 400 Paco Soler 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 – (c1920)
Mallorca FC – (c1920)
Baleares FC – (1920–42, merge of Mecánico/Mallorca)
Balear FC – (c1922)
Athletic FC – (1922–42)
Season to season [ edit ]
Current squad [ edit ]
As August 12, 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Coaching staff [ edit ]
Guillem Llaneras, Andreu Llistó
Josep R. Bermell
Honours [ edit ]
Segunda División B: 2011–12
Tercera División: 1950–51, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2009–10
Regional Preferente: 1974–75, 1982–83, 2005–06
Stadium [ edit ]
Atlético Baleares hold home games at
, with a 18,000-spectators capacity. It opened on 8 May 1960, with a 2–0 friendly win against Estadi Balear 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 ]
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)
External links [ edit ]