RCD Mallorca

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Full name Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Bermellones (The Vermilions)
Els Barralets (The Barralet)
La Ensaimada Mecánica (The Mechanical Ensaimadas)
Founded 1916
Ground Iberostar, Palma,
Balearic Islands, Spain
Ground Capacity 23,142
Chairman Germany Utz Claassen
Manager Spain Miquel Soler
League Segunda División
2013–14 Segunda División, 17th
Website Club home page
Current season

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D. (Spanish: [reˈal ˈkluβ ðeporˈtiβo maˈʎorka], Catalan: Reial Club Deportiu Mallorca [rəˈjaɫ ˈkɫub dəpoɾˈtiw məˈʎɔɾkə]) is a Spanish football team based in Palma, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Iberostar Stadium.

Team colours are red shirts with black shorts and black socks.


The oldest club in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca was originally founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Junta Directiva del Alfonso XIII FBC after the then Spanish king. The first stadium, called Buenos Aires, was inaugurated on 25 March 1916, with a 0–8 loss against FC Barcelona. In 1917, the club changed its name to Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII, a denomination which remained until 1931 when, for political reasons, the team was named Club Deportivo Mallorca. In 1949, it was granted royal patronage, thus adding the Real prefix.

In 1931, Mallorca started competing in the national categories. On 22 September 1945, Es Fortí, the club's new ground, was inaugurated, and the team first reached Segunda División in 1959, and La Liga just one season later, going on to appear in the top flight a further four times until 1975.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mallorca bounced back between the top and the second levels, returning for good in 1996–97, after finishing second to champions CP Mérida. In 2002–03, under Gregorio Manzano, the team finished ninth in the league, also winning the first Copa del Rey trophy in its history, five years after the last presence in the final, defeating Recreativo de Huelva 3–0 in Elche; previously, in 1998–99, it reached the final of the last UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, being downed by Italy's S.S. Lazio 1–2.

On 22 July 2008, it was announced that 96% of Mallorca's shares had been purchased for over GBP50 million by controversial English businessman Paul Davidson.[1] In November, it was revealed that Davidson was unable to complete the deal due to lack of finances, raising questions as to whether his interest was little more than a publicity stunt. On 15 January 2009, Spanish businessman Mateo Alemany purchased the club from the Marti-Mingarro family, returning to the presidency three years after leaving.[2]

In late May 2010, Mallorca declared bankruptcy and applied to the courts to enter voluntary administration with debts estimated between £42.5m and £51.3m.[3] It was announced on 28 June 2010, that a consortium led by former club manager Lorenzo Serra Ferrer that included tennis superstar and Mallorca native Rafael Nadal had bought the club,[4][5] and the sale was completed on 9 July 2010.[6]

However, due to the poor financial situation at the club, UEFA decided on 22 July 2010 against granting Mallorca the licence to play in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, after the team had qualified to the competition after finishing fifth in the league.[7] Despite the off-field upheavals and financial struggles, Mallorca managed to stay afloat in its 14th consecutive season in the top division, under new manager Michael Laudrup.

Despite that, in the 2012-13 season, after Laudrup's departure, they were relegated after 16 seasons, ending their tenure in La Liga.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1931/32 4th
1932/33 Regional
1933/34 Regional
1934/35 Regional
1935/36 Regional
1939/40 7th
1940/41 Regional
1941/42 Regional
1942/43 Regional
1943/44 1st
1944/45 11th
1945/46 8th
1946/47 5th
1947/48 13th
1948/49 3rd
1949/50 11th
1950/51 12th
1951/52 6th
1952/53 8th
1953/54 16th
1954/55 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1955/56 2nd
1956/57 1st
1957/58 1st
1958/59 1st
1959/60 1st
1960/61 9th
1961/62 11th
1962/63 13th
1963/64 3rd
1964/65 1st
1965/66 15th
1966/67 5th
1967/68 4th
1968/69 3rd
1969/70 15th
1970/71 9th
1971/72 12th
1972/73 10th
1973/74 11th
1974/75 17th
1975/76 9th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 3rd 2nd round
1977/78 2ªB 18th 1st round
1978/79 13th
1979/80 1st 3rd round
1980/81 2ªB 1st 3rd round
1981/82 6th 4th round
1982/83 3rd 4th round
1983/84 17th 3rd round
1984/85 7th Round of 16
1985/86 3rd 4th round
1986/87 6th Quarter finals
1987/88 18th
1988/89 4th
1989/90 10th
1990/91 15th Runner-up
1991/92 20th 4th round
1992/93 4th Round of 16
1993/94 5th 3rd round
1994/95 12th Quarter finals
1995/96 3rd 2nd round
1996/97 3rd 2nd round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 5th Runner-up
1998/99 3rd Quarter finals
1999/00 10th 2nd round
2000/01 3rd Quarter finals
2001/02 16th Round of 16
2002/03 9th Winners
2003/04 11th Round of 32
2004/05 17th Round of 32
2005/06 13th 3rd round
2006/07 12th Round of 16
2007/08 7th Quarter finals
2008/09 9th Semi finals
2009/10 5th Quarter finals
2010/11 17th Round of 16
2011/12 8th Quarter finals
2012/13 18th Round of 16
2013/14 17th Second round
2014/15 Second round

Current squad[edit]

The numbers are established according to the official website: www.rcdmallorca.es

As of 1 September 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Rubén Miño
3 Brazil MF João Victor
4 Spain DF Agus
5 Spain DF Pedro Bigas
6 Spain MF Cristian Bustos
7 France MF Michael Pereira
8 Spain MF Javier Ros
9 Spain FW Joselu
10 Spain MF Albert Riera
11 Spain DF Enric Saborit (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
13 Spain GK Jesús Cabrero
15 Spain FW Xisco (on loan from Córdoba)
16 Serbia MF Filip Marković
No. Position Player
17 Spain MF Manuel Arana
18 Spain FW Fofo
19 Spain MF José Luis Martí
20 Spain DF Joan Truyols
21 Israel MF Gai Assulin
22 Spain DF Pau Cendrós
23 Spain MF Héctor Yuste (on loan from Granada)
24 Serbia DF Nikola Gulan
27 Spain MF Marco Asensio
29 Spain DF Biel Company
31 Spain MF Brandon Thomas
35 Ghana DF Kasim Nuhu
36 Nigeria FW Cedric Omoigui

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain MF Carlos Cristeto (at Poblense)

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Miquel Soler
Assistant coach Pepe Gálvez
Fitness coach Xim López
Goalkeeper coach Miki Garro
Medical services Tomeu Munar, Martí Cladera
Physiotherapist Vicenç Marí

Board of directors[edit]

Office Name
President Utz Claassen
Vice-president Monti Galmés
General manager Miguel Ángel Nadal
Board of directors Roberto Mazorriaga Las Hayas, Michael Blum, Marcos Vera, Günther Bredow

Notable players[edit]


Dates Name
1923-1925 Czechoslovakia József Proks
1924–1927 Spain Victoriano Ferrá
1927 Spain Llauger
1927-1930 Spain Antoni Socias
1930–1931 England Jack Greenwell
1931–1932 Spain Paco Tomás
1932–1935 Spain Antoni Socias
1935–1936 Spain Alzamora
1936–1938 Spain Guzmán
1938–1939 Empty
1939–1940 Spain Pagaza
1940–1941 Spain Alzamora
1941-1943 Spain Prat
1943–1944 Spain Cristóbal Martí
1944–1945 Spain Castro
1945-1947 Spain Patricio Caicedo
1947-1948 Spain Cristóbal Martí
1948 Spain Balaguer
1948–49 Spain Teodoro Mauri
1949–50 Spain Patricio Caicedo
1950-1954 Spain Satur Grech
1954 Spain Rotger
1954-1955 Spain Pau Vidal
1955–56 Hungary István Plattkó
1956–57 Spain Andreu Quetglas
1957–58 Spain Miguel Gual
Dates Name
July 1958-Dec 1960 Argentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
Dec 1960–June 1961 Spain José Luis Saso
July 1961–Jan 1962 Spain Satur Grech
Jan 1962 Spain Jaume Turró
Jan 1962- June 1963 Spain José Luis Saso
July 1963–June 1964 Spain Arturo Llopis
July 1964–Jan 1965 Spain Juan Ramón Santiago
Jan 1965-Dec 1965 Spain César Rodríguez
Jan 1965 Spain Andreu Quetglas (interim)
Jan 1965–June 1966 Uruguay Héctor Rial
July 1966–June 1967 Spain Joseíto
July 1967–Feb 1968 Spain Vicente Dauder
Feb 1968–Mar 1968 Argentina Juan Carlos Lorenzo
Mar 1968–June 1968 Spain Jaume Turró
July 1968–Feb 1969 Spain Vicenç Sasot
Feb 1969 Argentina Juan Carlos Forneris
Feb 1969-Nov 1969 Uruguay Sergio Rodríguez
Nov 1969 Argentina Juan Carlos Forneris
Nov 1969–June 1970 Spain Sabino Barinaga
July 1970-Nov 1970 Spain José Luis Saso
Nov 1970-Oct 1971 Argentina Juan Carlos Forneris
Oct 1971–Mar 1972 Brazil Otto Bumbel
Mar 1972-Jan 1973 Spain José Luis Saso
Jan 1973–June 1973 Argentina Juan Carlos Forneris
July 1973–Sep 1973 Spain Manolín
Sep 1973–Jan 1975 Spain César Rodríguez
Dates Name
Jan 1975–Mar 1975 Uruguay Hugo Villamide
Mar 1975-Apr 1975 Spain Manuel de la Torre
Apr 1975–June 1975 Spain Alfredo Vera
July 1976–June 1977 Spain Luis Costa
July 1977–Jan 1978 Spain Sánchez Alexanco
Jan 1978-Jan 1979 Argentina Juan Carlos Forneris
Jan 1979–Mar 1979 Spain Enrique Agustí
Mar 1979–June 1979 Spain Andreu Quetglas
July 1979–Dec 1981 Spain Antonio Oviedo
Dec 1981–June 1983 France Lucien Muller
July 1983–Nov 1983 Spain Koldo Aguirre
Nov 1983–June 1984 France Marcel Domingo
July 1984–June 1985 Spain Manolo Villanova
July 1985-Oct 1985 Spain Benito Joanet
Oct 1985-Feb 1988 Spain Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
Feb 1988–June 1988 France Lucien Muller
July 1988–Dec 1988 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ivan Brzić
Jan 1989–June 1993 Spain Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
June 1993–Nov 1994 Spain Jaume Bauzá
Nov 1994–Apr 1995 Spain Nando Pons
Apr 1995-Oct 1995 Spain José Antonio Irulegui
Oct 1995–Jan 1996 Spain Mané
Jan 1996-Apr 1997 Spain Víctor Muñoz
Apr 1997–June 1997 Spain Tomeu Llompart
July 1997–June 1999 Argentina Héctor Cúper
July 1999–Aug 1999 Argentina Mario Gómez
Dates Name
Aug 1999–June 2000 Spain Fernando Vázquez
July 2000 Spain Juan Ramón López Caro
July 2000–June 2001 Spain Luis Aragonés
July 2001–Oct 2001 Germany Bernd Krauss
Oct 2001–Apr 2002 Croatia Sergije Krešić
Apr 2002–June 2002 Spain Tomeu Llompart
July 2002–June 2003 Spain Gregorio Manzano
July 2003–Sep 2003 Portugal Jaime Pacheco
Oct 2003 Spain Tomeu Llompart (interim)
Oct 2003–June 2004 Spain Luis Aragonés
July 2004–Oct 04 Spain Benito Floro
Oct 2004 Spain Tomeu Llompart (interim)
Nov 2004–Feb 2006 Argentina Héctor Cúper
Feb 2006–June 2010 Spain Gregorio Manzano
July 2010–Sept 2011 Denmark Michael Laudrup
Sept 2011–Oct 2011 Spain Miguel Ángel Nadal (interim)
Oct 2011–Feb 2013 Spain Joaquín Caparrós
Feb 2013-June 2013 Spain Gregorio Manzano
June 2013–Feb 2014 Spain Jose Luis Oltra
Feb 2014–May 2014 Spain Lluís Carreras
May 2014–July 2014 Spain Javier Olaizola (interim)
July 2014–Aug 2014 Spain Miquel Soler
Aug 2014–Feb 2015 Russia Valeri Karpin
Feb 2015–present Spain Miquel Soler


Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Football Club

  • Adolfo Vázquez Humasqué (1916)
  • Antoni Moner (1916–19)
  • Josep Ramis d'Ayreflor (1919–24)
  • Antoni Moner (1924–26)
  • Lluís Sitjar (1926–27)
  • Sebastià Sancho (1927)
  • Manuel Villalonga (1927–29)
  • Josep Ramis d'Ayreflor / Sebastià Sancho (1929–30)
  • Antonio Parietti / Lluís Sitjar (1930–31)

Club Deportivo Mallorca

  • Lluís Sitjar / Josep Sancho / Ramón Cavaller (1931–32)
  • Miquel Seguí (1932–34)
  • Llorenç Lladó / Andreu Homar (1934–35)
  • Andreu Homar (1935–43)
  • Lluís Sitjar (1943–46)
  • Félix Pons Marqués (1946–47)

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca

  • Joaquín Fuster / Andreu Homar / Joan de Vidal (1948–51)
  • Antoni Buades / Josep Tous (1951)
  • Antoni Buades / José María del Valle (1952)
  • Llorenç Munar (1955)
  • Jaume Rosselló (1956–61)
  • Llorenç Munar (1961)
  • Joan de Vidal (1964–66)
  • Josep Barona (1966–67)
  • Josep Barona / Pau Servera (1967–68)
  • Pau Servera / Guillem Ginard (1969–70)
  • Guillem Ginard / Josep Fandós (1970–71)
  • Josep Fandós (1971–72)
  • Joan de Vidal (1972–74)
  • Joan de Vidal / Antoni Seguí (1974–75)
  • Antonio Seguí / Joan Ferrer (1975–76)
  • Guillem Ginard (1976-77)
  • Guillem Ginard / Miquel Contestí (1977–78)
  • Miquel Contestí (1978–92)
  • Miquel Dalmau (1992–95)
  • Bartomeu Beltrán (1995–98)
  • Guillem Reynés (1998–00)
  • Mateu Alemany (2000–05)
  • Vicenç Grande (2005–08)
  • Mateu Alemany (2008–09)
  • Tomeu Vidal (2009–10)
  • Josep Maria Pons (2010)
  • Jaume Cladera (2010–12)[8]





Club data[edit]

  • Address: Estadi Son Moix, Camí dels Reis s/n 07011 Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone: 971221221
  • Fax: 971452351–971220388 (press)
  • Fan Subscribers: 17.000
  • Total Attendance in La Liga: 304.713 (2005–06)
  • Average Attendance: 16.038 Espectadores (2005–06)
  • Official shirt manufacturer: Reial
  • Official shirt sponsors: Bet-at-home.com
  • Other sponsors: Viajes Iberia, La Caixa, Cocacola, Aquabona, Asepeyo, Centrofoto, Lanjaron, Trablisa, Bancaja, Illes Balears, AMASK8

Stadium information[edit]

Club anthem[edit]

The team plane, needed due to the club's island location

Mallorca, Mallorca, tot Mallorca està amb tu; i sempre direm com el Mallorca no hi ha ningú.

Mallorca, Mallorca,...

Cap amunt, cap amunt! sempre amunt, sempre amunt! el Mallorca guanyarà.

Cap amunt, cap amunt! sempre amunt, sempre amunt! el Mallorca triomfarà.

Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca, Mallorca tot Mallorca...

Guanyarem, guanyarem! triomfarem, triomfarem! el Mallorca és superior!!

Guanyarem, guanyarem!! triomfarem, triomfarem!! El Mallorca és superior!!

Listen to hymn at the official website

Affiliated teams[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Englishman agrees to buy Mallorca". BBC Sport. 22 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mateo Alemany vuelve a la presidencia del Mallorca" [Mateo Alemany returns to Mallorca presidency] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 13 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Bankrupt; RCD Mallorca, 25 May 2010
  4. ^ Serra Ferrer takes over Real Mallorca; RCD Mallorca, 28 June 2010
  5. ^ Hunter, Graham (9 September 2010). "Rafa to the rescue". ESPN. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  6. ^ Sale of the club completed; RCD Mallorca, 9 July 2010
  7. ^ "Mallorca not admitted to UEFA". UEFA.com. 22 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jaume Cladera nuevo presidente del RCD Mallorca" [Jaume Cladera new RCD Mallorca president] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  9. ^ RCDMallora.es Derrota por 3-0 en Cartagena y lesión de Tejera (Spanish)

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