Racing de Ferrol

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Racing Ferrol
Full name Racing Club de Ferrol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Os Departamentais
Os Diaños Verdes (Green Devils)
Founded 1919
Ground A Malata, Ferrol,
Galicia, Spain
Ground Capacity 12,043
Chairman Spain Isidro Silveira
Manager Spain José Manuel Aira
League 2ªB – Group 1
2012–13 3ª – Group 1, 1st (promoted)
Home colours
Away colours

Racing Club de Ferrol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Ferrol, Province of A Coruña, in the autonomous community of Galicia.

Founded in 1919 in currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio de la Malata. Club colours are green shirts with white shorts, though during the early years of its existence green and white shirts with vertical stripes were used.


The history of football in Ferrol is associated to the shipbuilding yards, workshops, foundries and drydocks and the British technical advisors,[1][2][3] hired to work locally who used to play against existing teams. During the late 19th century and early 20th century there were different football teams organized in Ferrol, though only one of them has survived, and as a result of an amalgamation of some other previous teams.

Racing Ferrol Football Club traced its origins back to July 1919, first competing in national championships ten years later and fluctuating in the following decades between the second – first presence in 1939–40 – and third divisions. In 1977–78 the Galicians won the inaugural edition of Segunda División B and promoted again, only to be immediately relegated back.

It would not until the year 2000 that Racing would again reach the second level, going on to spend there five of the following six years. In the 2006–07 campaign the club gained promotion to the category in the playoffs, with a 2–1 aggregate win against Alicante CF. In the following season the team finished fourth from the bottom and dropped back to the third division, and to the fourth only two years later.

Racing Ferrol Football Club 1919-1920.jpg

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 3 1st
1930/31 3 3rd
1931/32 3 1st
1932/33 3 4th
1933/34 3 5th
1934/35 2 8th
1939/40 2 2nd
1940/41 2 4th
1941/42 2 3rd
1942/43 2 6th
1943/44 3 1st
1944/45 2 10th
1945/46 2 7th
1946/47 2 10th
1947/48 2 3rd
1948/49 2 14th
1949/50 2 12th
1950/51 2 8th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1951/52 2 3rd
1952/53 2 9th
1953/54 2 8th
1954/55 2 12th
1955/56 2 6th
1956/57 2 16th
1957/58 2 12th
1958/59 2 10th
1959/60 2 16th
1960/61 3 1st
1961/62 3 2nd
1962/63 3 1st
1963/64 3 3rd
1964/65 3 1st
1965/66 3 1st
1966/67 2 7th
1967/68 2 7th
1968/69 2 4th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1969/70 2 10th
1970/71 2 8th
1971/72 2 18th
1972/73 3 9th
1973/74 3 4th
1974/75 3 3rd
1975/76 3 9th
1976/77 3 6th
1977/78 3 2ªB 1st
1978/79 2 20th
1979/80 3 2ªB 16th
1980/81 3 2ªB 11th
1981/82 3 2ªB 17th
1982/83 3 2ªB 9th
1983/84 3 2ªB 20th
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 8th
1986/87 4 17th
1987/88 4 1st
1988/89 3 2ªB 13th
1989/90 3 2ªB 17th
1990/91 4 5th
1991/92 4 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1992/93 3 2ªB 12th
1993/94 3 2ªB 13th
1994/95 3 2ªB 1st
1995/96 3 2ªB 2nd
1996/97 3 2ªB 7th
1997/98 3 2ªB 5th
1998/99 3 2ªB 4th
1999/00 3 2ªB 3rd
2000/01 2 16th
2001/02 2 9th
2002/03 2 20th
2003/04 3 2ªB 2nd
2004/05 2 16th
2005/06 2 20th
2006/07 3 2ªB 3rd
2007/08 2 19th
2008/09 3 2ªB 7th
2009/10 3 2ªB 19th
2010/11 4 2nd
2011/12 4 8th
2012/13 4 1st
2013/14 3 2ªB

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2013

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK José Manuel Camacho
Spain GK Marcos Valín
Spain GK Marcos Souto
Spain DF Diego Dopico
Spain DF Víctor Vázquez
Spain DF Juan Rodríguez
Spain DF Rubén Comesaña
Spain DF José Manuel Pérez
Spain DF Fernando Pumar
Spain DF Álex Amil
Spain DF Antonio López
No. Position Player
Spain MF Carlos López
Spain MF Iosu Villar
Spain MF Marcos Álvarez
Spain MF Dani Rodríguez
Spain MF Iago Iglesias
Spain MF Iván Forte
Spain FW Diego Vela
Spain FW Manu Barreiro
Spain FW Pablo Rey
Spain FW Jorge Rodríguez

Honours / Achievements[edit]


  • Galician Championships: 1928–29, 1937–38, 1938–39[4]


Notable former players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

see also Category:Racing de Ferrol footballers


Estadio de la Malata holds 12,043 spectators, and was built in 1993. The pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres.

Racing used three main stadiums over the years, starting with Campo de Futbol Inferniño, which was utilized until a move to Estadio Manuel Rivera in 1954 took place. This was an oval-shaped enclosure with a single cantilever stand. In the 1970s, a cover was erected over the popular terrace.

In 1993, the metropolitan area of Ferrol built Estadio de la Malata to the west of the town, near the valley of Serantes. The total cost of the development was 1700 million pesetas. The first match on the new grounds was played on 18 April 1993, in a 3–2 friendly win over Atlético Madrid B. The official inauguration took place on 29 August, in a triangular tournament featuring the home side and neighbours Celta de Vigo and Deportivo de La Coruña.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SPANISH NAVY: Huge Contract in British Hands" (1909) The Manchester Guardian, 1st February 1909, Page 12: Manchester <<... Vickers, Armstrong and Brown... it has been determined to put down a new shipyard at Ferrol in Spain... Mr A J Campbell... has been appointed manager of the Ferrol yard... Mr Peter Muir ... has been appointed assistant manager. A considerable number of expert shipbuilders have sign on to go to Spain... there is a reason to believe that employment will be found to some hundreds of British shipbuilders, engineers, electricians, and other tradesmen in the new Spanish yard for several years to come.>>
  2. ^ "British Vice-Consulate at Ferrol": General Correspondence FO 63/1041. The National Archives – Official website
  3. ^ "British Vice-Consulate at Ferrol": General Correspondence FO 72/1689. The National Archives – Official website
  4. ^ Spain – List of Champions of Galicia; at RSSSF

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