Burgos CF

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Burgos
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Full name Burgos Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Founded 1994
Ground El Plantío, Burgos,
Castile and León, Spain
Ground Capacity 12,200
Chairman Jesús Martínez Nogal
Manager José Manuel Mateo
League 2ªB – Group 1
2017–18 2ªB – Group 2, 11th
Current season

Burgos Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1994, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home matches at the Estadio El Plantío, with a capacity of 12,200.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

Burgos CF was founded in 1922, also known as Gimnástica Burgalesa Club de Fútbol. In 1983, the side disappeared due to serious economic problems and the reserve team, Burgos Promesas, was renamed Real Burgos Club de Fútbol.

The side participated three seasons in the national top flight but, shortly after its 1993 relegation, ceased in activity, and Burgos CF was immediately refounded.

1994–present: Re-foundation[edit]

In 1994, the new Burgos CF started to play in Primera Provincial, sixth tier, with Félix Arnaiz as head coach. Arnaiz would reach the Tercera División after two consecutive promotions. In 1997 the club promoted for the first time to Segunda División B. After a doubtful first year, where the club avoided relegation in the last weeks of the competition, Burgos CF started to qualify to the promotion play-offs to Segunda División. It would be in 2001, in its third try, when the club would reach its target after defeating Sabadell, Ceuta and Ourense in the play-offs.

In the 2000–01 season, with Enrique Martín as head coach, Burgos would finish 16th but they would be relegated to Segunda División B due to the non-conversion of the club into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva.[1]

After this administrative relegation, Burgos would continue playing in Segunda División B, being very close to promotion in the 2007 play-offs, where they were beaten by Sevilla Atlético in extra time of the last round. One year later, the club would be relegated to Tercera División after failing to beat CF Palencia in the last round. The match finished a draw that relegated both teams.[2]

Burgos would spend three seasons in Tercera División after its promotion in the 2011 playoffs, where they beat UD Lanzarote by 4–0 in the second leg played at El Plantío. The promotion was followed by a disastrous campaign in the 2012–13 Segunda División B where the club finished as last qualified of the Group 1.

Only one year later, Burgos CF promoted again to the third tier by beating CD El Palo 3–2 in the second leg of the 2013 play-offs.[3]

On 19 June 2017, one month after avoiding the relegation to Tercera División by winning Linares Deportivo in the play-offs, the assembly of Burgos CF approved the conversion of the club into Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, 16 years later after the first frustrated attempt.[4] The club would achieve this goal on 6 April 2018.[5]

Club background[edit]

  • Gimnástica Burgalesa - (1936–48)
  • Burgos Club de Fútbol - (1948–83)
  • Real Burgos CF - (1983–)
  • Burgos Club de Fútbol - (1994–)

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1994/95 6 1ª Prov. 1st
1995/96 5 1ª Reg. 1st
1996/97 4 1st
1997/98 3 2ªB 15th Second round
1998/99 3 2ªB 4th
1999/00 3 2ªB 3rd First round
2000/01 3 2ªB 1st Round of 64
2001/02 2 16th First round
2002/03 3 2ªB 3rd First round
2003/04 3 2ªB 5th First round
2004/05 3 2ªB 3rd Round of 64
2005/06 3 2ªB 3rd Fourth round
2006/07 3 2ªB 2nd Third round
2007/08 3 2ªB 18th Round of 32
2008/09 4 3rd
2009/10 4 1st
2010/11 4 1st First round
2011/12 3 2ªB 20th First round
2012/13 4 1st
2013/14 3 2ªB 10th Third round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2014/15 3 2ªB 12th
2015/16 3 2ªB 5th
2016/17 3 2ªB 16th First round
2017/18 3 2ªB 11th

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 December 2017[6]

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 Diego García
Spain GK Mikel Saizar
Brazil GK Lucas Anacker (on loan from Avilés)
Spain DF Andrés González
Spain DF Julio Rico
Spain DF Eneko Zabaleta
Spain DF Ayoze Placeres
Spain DF Aritz Borda
Spain DF Sergio Esteban
Spain DF Javi Cantero
Spain MF Abel Suárez
Spain MF Adrián Cruz
No. Position Player
Spain MF Jagoba Beobide
Spain MF Cusi
Spain MF David Manzano
Spain MF Pablo del Álamo
Spain FW David Martín
Morocco FW Youssef Al-Watani
Spain FW Xabier Echarri
Spain FW Ramón Blázquez
Spain FW Iker Hernández
Spain FW Carlos Álvarez
Spain FW Adrián
Spain FW Álex Machuca (on loan from Leeds United)[7]

Former players[edit]

Presidents[edit]

  • José María Quintano 1994–2002
  • Valentín Germán 2002–2005
  • Domingo Novoa 2005–2008
  • Juan Carlos Barriocanal 2008–2016
  • José Luis García 2016–2018
  • Jesús Martínez 2018–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Burgos está a un paso de descender" (in Spanish). As. 26 July 2002. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "A tercera de la mano" (in Spanish). Diario de Burgos. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "100 minutos de agonía y éxtasis final (3-2)" (in Spanish). Diario de Burgos. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "La Asamblea General Extraordinaria aprueba la conversión en S.A.D." Burgos CF. 19 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "Aprobación del CSD de la conversión del Burgos CF en SAD" (in Spanish). Burgos CF. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 21 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Estado actual de la plantilla" (in Spanish). Burgos CF. Retrieved 12 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "ALEX MACHUCA AGREES LOAN MOVE". Leeds United. 19 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018. 

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