Lorca Deportiva CF

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Lorca Deportiva
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Full name Lorca Deportiva
Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Founded 2002
Dissolved 2012
Ground Francisco Artés Carrasco,
Lorca, Murcia,
Spain
Ground Capacity 8,064
2010–11 3ª – Group 13, (R)

Lorca Deportiva Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. was a Spanish football club based in Lorca, in the autonomous community of Murcia. Founded in 2002 it was dissolved ten years later, and held home matches at Estadio Francisco Artés Carrasco, which seats 8,000.

History[edit]

Lorca Deportiva was founded in 2002, right after the defunction of Lorca Club de Fútbol which had been born eight years earlier. The new club started in the fourth division, and was promoted to the third level at the first attempt.

As rookies in the "bronze category", Lorca qualified for the play-offs after occupying the second place in the regular season. Next season the team finished fourth, but this time managed to promote to the division two: with Unai Emery – later of UD Almería and Valencia CF – in the position of manager, it narrowly missed on a new promotion, finishing just five points behind last La Liga promotee Levante UD.

After Emery's departure, with many first-team players also leaving, Lorca was relegated the following campaign. In the 2009 summer, although it had just finished second in its group, economic issues led to another drop, to the fourth division.

For the 2010–11 season, the club was relocated to nearby Totana and renamed LD Olímpico.[1][2] On 18 October 2010, amidst serious economic problems, it retired from competition and folded, without chairman or players –[3][4]all 93 points that the team would lose for not showing up in the remaining 31 fixtures of the season were equally distributed by their opponents,[5] and Lorca was finally dissolved in 2012.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2002/03 1st
2003/04 2ªB 2nd
2004/05 2ªB 4th
2005/06 5th
2006/07 21st
2007/08 2ªB 11th
2008/09 2ªB 2nd
2009/10 3rd
2010/11 (R)

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