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 Spain Gabriel Cerdà
Manager Russia Valeri Karpin
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]

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
10 Serbia FW Marko Šćepović (on loan from Olympiacos)
11 Spain DF Enric Saborit (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
13 Spain GK Jesús Cabrero
14 Spain MF Álex Vallejo
16 Serbia MF Filip Marković
17 Spain MF Manuel Arana
No. Position Player
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 France DF Alexandre Coeff (on loan from Udinese)
24 Serbia DF Nikola Gulan
27 Spain MF Marco Asensio
29 Spain DF Biel Company
30 Spain FW Abdón Prats
31 Spain MF Brandon Thomas
35 Ghana DF Kasim

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Valeri Karpin
Assistant coach Pep Alomar
Fitness coach Miquel Brunet
Goalkeeper coach Miki Garro
Medical services Tomeu Munar, Martí Cladera
Physiotherapist Vicenç Marí

Board of directors[edit]

Office Name
President Gabriel Cerdà
Vice-president / Director of football Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
General manager Dudu Aouate
Juridic area director Miquel Coca
Social area director and Fundació Reial Mallorca Jaume Cladera
Financial director Pere Terrasa
Real Estate area director Biel Cerdà
Marketing director Fernando Martos

Notable players[edit]



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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