AD Ceuta

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Not to be confused with AD Ceuta FC.
Full name Asociación Deportiva Ceuta
Founded 1996
Dissolved 2012
Ground Alfonso Murube,
Ceuta, Spain
Ground Capacity 6,500
2011–12 2ªB – Group 4, 14th

Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Founded in 1996, its last ever season was 2011–12 in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Alfonso Murube, with a capacity of 6,500.


Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta, another team from the city, was founded in 1972 and folded in 1991. The club played once in the Segunda División, in 1980–81.

In 1996 Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was born, reaching the third level in only two years; in its first decades of existence, it appeared – without success – in five second division promotion play-offs.

On 1 July 2012, Ceuta was relegated to the Tercera División for unpaid wages to its players.[1]

After 2011–12 season, the club was administratively relegated to Regional Preferente de Ceuta due to unpaid wages from the previous season. Shortly after, club was disbanded with a €600,000 total debt. [2]

Club background[edit]

Other clubs from Ceuta[edit]

  • Ceuta Sport Club — (1932–41)
  • Sociedad Deportiva Ceuta — (1941–56)
  • Club Atlético Ceuta — (1956–2013) (currently in Tercera División with the name of AD Ceuta FC. The team was formerly a part of Atlético Tetuán, which split in 1956 after Moroccan independence)
  • Club Deportivo Imperio de Ceuta — (1942–)

In the 2012–13 season, Club Atlético Ceuta played in Tercera División and changed its name for the 2013–14 season to Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta Fútbol Club (AD Ceuta FC) with the aim to substitute the dissolved AD Ceuta.


The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Ceuta and UD Melilla. The two clubs travelled to each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.[3]

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996/97 4 1st
1997/98 4 1st
1998/99 3 2ªB 7th
1999/00 3 2ªB 2nd
2000/01 3 2ªB 4th
2001/02 3 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 3 2ªB 7th
2003/04 3 2ªB 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2004/05 3 2ªB 3rd
2005/06 3 2ªB 10th
2006/07 3 2ªB 11th
2007/08 3 2ªB 3rd
2008/09 3 2ªB 7th
2009/10 3 2ªB 5th
2010/11 3 2ªB 6th Round of 32
2011/12 3 2ªB 14th

Final squad[edit]

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 David Relaño
2 Spain DF Xapi Arnau
3 Spain DF Cristian Valle
4 Spain DF Ale Hornillo
5 Spain MF Samu
6 Spain MF Juanjo Pereira
8 Spain MF Julio de Dios
9 Nigeria FW Elvis Onyema
10 Spain FW Añete
No. Position Player
11 Spain DF Andrés
13 Spain GK Julio
16 Spain MF Gerard
19 Spain DF Germán
20 Spain MF Aitor
21 Spain DF Álex Fernández
22 Spain MF Juanjo Alfaro
25 Spain GK Pau Torres

Famous players[edit]


  1. ^ El Ceuta desciende a Tercera tras no recibir la ayuda de la ciudad (Ceuta relegated to Tercera after no help from the city)[permanent dead link][permanent dead link]; El Pueblo de Ceuta, 1 July 2012 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Been a year since AD Ceuta was wound up Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Ceuta Deportiva, June 30, 2013
  3. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5. 

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