ElPozo Murcia FS

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ElPozo Murcia
ElPozo Murcia Turística FS.jpg
Full name Asociación Deportiva ElPozo Murcia Futbol Sala
Nickname(s) --
Founded 1989[1]
Ground Palacio de Deportes,
Murcia, Region of Murcia,
Spain
Ground Capacity 7,500
Chairman Spain José Antonio Bolarín
Manager Brazil Duda
League Primera División
2013–14 Primera División, 2nd / F

ElPozo Murcia Fútbol Sala is a futsal club based in Murcia, city in the autonomous community of Region of Murcia. The club was founded in 1989 and its venue is Palacio de Deportes de Murcia with capacity of 7,500 seaters. The club has the sponsorship of ElPozo and Murcia Turística. That year El Pozo bought the rights of the LNFS Joyita Cruz which they had sponsored in the past. Throughout its history ElPozo has won five league titles and four Copa de España and a European Futsal Cup Winners Cup in 2003/04.

History[edit]

Foundation and early years[edit]

Before the creation of El Pozo Murcia, Murcia city had a football team in the competitions of the Spanish Federation, known as Cruz Little Jewel of Murcia. The food group El Pozo had sponsored the team in the 1986/87 season, but with the creation of the LNFS wanted to have their own club. Therefore, in 1989 the company bought Cruz Joyita, their place in the top flight and federal rights.

In its early years, El Pozo invested heavily in international players and even bid for Maradona , but the Argentina star rejected. In 1990/91 El Pozo managed to qualify for the second phase of the championship league, and in 1992 made his first final of the season, but lost against Castilla-La Mancha FS . Their first title was the Copa de España in the 1994/95 season, against Castilla-La Mancha FS , and a year later won the Supercopa de España de Futsal.

Duda arrival as coach[edit]

After several seasons in which the club did not win a championship, El Pozo hired Duda as coach in 2001/02, a former player of Murcia in the 1990s . In its first year under the direction Duda, El Pozo was a finalist and semifinalist Spain Cup title LNFS. A year later, Murcia won their second Cup after beating Spain Boomerang Interviú Madrid, and reached the final of the league, who lost to Madrid side.

The Cup victory in 2003 allowed El Pozo to contest in the Cup Winners Cup, a competition he won and his first international trophy. Both in 2004 and 2005 El Pozo reached the final of the National League, but both times fell against the Interviú soccer . At the end of the 2004/05 season , Paulo Roberto announced his retirement from professional football and the club began a generational change with former footballer and sporting director. The club transferred to their stars Lenisio and Balo, and bought in their place Bacaro and Wilde, who became one of the top scorers of the club.

In the 2005/06 season the club changed its name sponsorship, becoming Pozo Murcia Tourist. In that year the club Duda finished first in the regular season, and beat Polaris World Cartagena in the final in five games. Thus, Murcia got their second league title after eight seasons. By the next year, El Pozo retain their title by beating Boomerang Interviú . That same year they won the last Iberian Cup disputed.

For the 2007/08 season Murcia had the chance to win five titles between national and international competitions. However, El Pozo could only win the Copa de España. In the championship, El Pozo Murcia finished the regular season in first place, but fell in the final against Interviú Fadesa . In addition, the club succumbed in the final of the UEFA Cup against Viz-Sinara Ekaterinburg.

El Pozo Murcia won two consecutive league titles in the 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons. It was during that time the club won the domestic treble.

After the year of the treble players like Wilde, Alavaro, and Ciço left the club to go to Barcelona Alusport the first and Inter Movistar others. And Came From Bail, Dani Salgado, Jaison, was ceded Esquerdinha Caja Segovia and Alex come up with the first team after the transfer of Jaison. Even with all of the changes in 2010/2011, against all the odds, El Pozo reached the final of the Copa de España against Barcelona Alusport, but did not emerge as victors, and finished second in league table, but was knocked out of the playoffs by Benicarló Aeroport Castelló by a convincing 2-0.

The following year 2011/2012 the club brought in Miguelín and Grello from AE Manacor and Esquerdinha from Caja Segovia. The club lost the Super Cup at the start of the season to Barcelona Alusport, and there was a dubious start stumbling against Caja Segovia and Puertollano, but from there on, except for Umacon Zaragoza, nobody was able to beat the Duda, and El Pozo finished the league in first with record points and goals scored. Esquerdinha finished the season as top scorer. After some intense play off rounds against Zaragoza and Caja Segovia, El Pozo reached the final against Barcelona Alusport. The fifth game played at El Palacio Sports Murcia with 7,500 people in attendance. Barcelona snatched the league championship trophy in overtime. Victory would return to the club at the beginning of the 2012/2013 season when it won the Supercopa of Spain after beating Inter Movistar in the final on penalties.

In the season 2012/2013 Duda was chosen as second best coach in the world for the AGLA Futsal trophy behind Marc Carmona. On February 24, 2013, again face to face with the FC Barcelona Alusport in the final of the Copa de España with the latter winning and confirming their supremecy with their the third consecutive title.

Honours[edit]

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Notes
1989/90 1 D. Honor 4th
1990/91 1 D. Honor 8th
1991/92 1 D. Honor 2nd
1992/93 1 D. Honor 4th
1993/94 1 D. Honor 2nd
1994/95 1 D. Honor 1st
1995/96 1 D. Honor 3rd
1996/97 1 D. Honor 4th
1997/98 1 D. Honor 2nd
1998/99 1 D. Honor 6th
1999/00 1 D. Honor 4th
2000/01 1 D. Honor 3rd
2001/02 1 D. Honor 1st
Season Tier Division Place Notes
2002/03 1 D. Honor 2nd
2003/04 1 D. Honor 2nd
2004/05 1 D. Honor 1st
2005/06 1 D. Honor 1st
2006/07 1 D. Honor 3rd
2007/08 1 D. Honor 1st
2008/09 1 D. Honor 1st
2009/10 1 D. Honor 1st
2010/11 1 D. Honor 2nd
2011/12 1 1ª División 1st / F
2012/13 1 1ª División 2nd / F
2013/14 1 1ª División 2nd / F
2014/15 1 1ª División

European competitions record[edit]

Last update: 5 October 2014[2]

UEFA competitions
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost Goals For Goals Against Last season played
UEFA Futsal Cup 22 17 0 5 116 42 2010–11
European Futsal Cup Winners Cup 4 4 0 0 27 9 2003/2004
Total 26 21 0 5 143 51

Current squad 2013/14[edit]

No. Player Full name Pos. Nat.
12 Fabio Fabio Alvira Goalkeeper Spain
15 Rafa Rafael Fernández Pérez Goalkeeper Spain
3 José Ruiz José Miguel Ruiz Cierre Spain
9 Bebe Rafael García Aguilera Cierre Spain
13 Kike Enrique Boned Guillot Cierre Spain
7 Juanpi Juan Gaspar Hernández Ala Spain
11 Miguelín Miguel Sayago Ala Spain
14 Adri Adrián Martínez Vara Ala Spain
17 Raúl Campos Raúl Campos Ala Spain
21 Gréllo Gabriel Laranjeira d'Angelo Ala Brazil Italy
23 Franklin Franklin Douglas Cavalgante Ala Brazil
10 Álex Alejandro Yepes Balsalobre Pivot Spain
20 Eka Edson Marques Pivot Brazil

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "FC APOEL Nicosia - Profile". UEFA. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 

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