Marbella FC

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Marbella
Marbella FC escudo.jpg
Full name Marbella Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Blanquillos
Founded 1997
Ground Estadio Municipal, Marbella,
Andalusia, Spain
Ground Capacity 7,300
Chairman Russia Alexander Grinberg
Manager Spain Jaime Molina
League 2ª B – Group 4
2013–14 3ª – Group 9, 1st

Marbella Fútbol Club, formerly known as Unión Deportiva Marbella, is a Spanish football team based in Marbella, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1997 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal de Marbella.

History[edit]

Unión Deportiva Marbella was founded in 1997 immediately after the defunction of Club Atlético Marbella, which was born 38 years before and was owned by Jesús Gil, also the chairman of Atlético de Madrid. In September 2007, four years after the club reached Segunda División B for the first time, it was taken over by leading businessmen Ian Radford and Wayne Elliott of the HI Group, an international sports, leisure, property and travel company.

On 28 June 2013 Unión was renamed Marbella Fútbol Club, by consent of the Russian ownership presided by Alexander Grinberg, in order to appeal to a wider foreign fanbase.

Club background[edit]

  • Atlético Marbella – (1947–97)
  • UD Marbella – (1997–2013)
  • Marbella FC – (2013–)

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1998/99 4 6th
1999/00 4 8th
2000/01 4 1st
2001/02 4 6th Preliminary
2002/03 4 2nd
2003/04 3 2ªB 15th
2004/05 3 2ªB 5th
2005/06 3 2ªB 12th Preliminary
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2006/07 3 2ªB 7th
2007/08 3 2ªB 15th
2008/09 3 2ªB 4th
2009/10 3 2ªB 19th Round of 32
2010/11 4 10th
2011/12 4 3rd
2012/13 4 11th
2013/14 4 1st
2014/15 3 2ªB First round

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 November 2014

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK Toni
Spain GK José Reina
Spain DF Marcos Ruiz
Spain DF Gabi
Spain DF José Mari
Spain DF Paco Aguza
Spain DF David Garrido
Lithuania DF Edy
Spain MF Airam
Spain MF Álex Herrera
Spain MF Sergio Narváez
No. Position Player
Spain MF José Trujillo
Spain MF Javier Añón
Spain MF Nereo
Spain MF Nacho Matador
France MF Nabil Souni
Spain MF Carlos Portero
Spain MF José Hermosa
Spain FW Borja Rubiato
Spain FW Diego Segura
Spain FW Casi

Honours[edit]

Former players[edit]

see also Category:UD Marbella footballers

Former managers[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Marbella plays its home games at Estadio Municipal de Marbella, which has a capacity of 7,300 spectators. It is a fairly basic oval-shaped stadium with one small covered stand.[1]

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