Córdoba CF

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Córdoba C. F.
Córdoba CF logo.svg
Full name Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Califas (The Caliphs)
Los Blanquiverdes (The White and Greens)
Founded 1954
Ground Nuevo Arcángel, Córdoba,
Andalusia, Spain
Ground Capacity 20,989
Chairman Carlos González
Manager Juan Merino
League Segunda División
2016–17 Segunda División, 10th
Website Club website
Current season

Córdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkoɾðoβa]) is a Spanish football club based in Córdoba, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1954 as Club Deportivo San Álvaro, it plays in the Segunda División, with its home matches at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, which has a capacity of 20,989 seats.

History[edit]

Forerunners of Córdoba Club de Fútbol included names such as Sporting Fútbol Club de Córdoba, Sociedad Deportiva Electromecánicas and Racing Fútbol Club de Córdoba. The latter changed its name after the Spanish Civil War (as foreign names were banned under the new regime) to Club Deportivo Córdoba.

From 1940, its predecessor RCD Córdoba met varying success, spending most of its time in the second and third divisions of Spanish football. In 1944 it changed its home kit to green and white stripes, from the previous one of all white, and, the following year, Córdoba moved from Estadio America to Estadio del Arcángel. In 1954, RCD Córdoba was dissolved due the many debts and Córdoba CF was refounded by acquiring the place of CD San Álvaro de Córdoba in the third category.

In the early 1960s and also in 1971–72, Córdoba amassed eight La Liga seasons. In its third presence it only conceded two goals at home as it went undefeated, the first being courtesy of Espanyol's Alfredo Di Stéfano. The club finished 5th, its best finish to date, but was not allowed to enter the following season's UEFA Cup due to city infrastructure issues.

In the following four decades Córdoba again fluctuated between divisions two and three, also spending 1984–85 in the fourth.

On 17 February 2014, former Spanish international Albert Ferrer was hired as Córdoba manager.[1] He led the team to a 7th-place finish, and then Córdoba defeated Las Palmas in the Segunda División play-off final to return to the top flight for the first time in 42 years. Ulises Dávila scored the decisive goal, a late equaliser in the away second leg, after Las Palmas fans had caused ten minutes to be added onto the game by invading the pitch.[2] Córdoba returned to the second tier after one season in the top flight, their relegation confirmed with three games remaining after a 0–8 home defeat against FC Barcelona.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Match of Segunda División between Córdoba C.F. and C.D. Leganés (2:3), January 2016.

Córdoba currently plays at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, opened in 1993. Since 2004 the stadium is going through a remodelling converting it to a pure football stadium. Three of the four sides have currently been rebuilt. When the fourth stand is rebuilt the capacity will be 25,100 seats.

Season to season[edit]

  • As CD San Álvaro
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1953/54 4th
  • As Córdoba CF
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1954/55 4th
1955/56 1st
1956/57 4th
1957/58 11th
1958/59 8th
1959/60 2nd
1960/61 9th
1961/62 1st
1962/63 12th
1963/64 11th
1964/65 5th
1965/66 11th
1966/67 12th
1967/68 13th
1968/69 16th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1969/70 5th
1970/71 4th
1971/72 17th
1972/73 13th
1973/74 13th
1974/75 4th
1975/76 8th
1976/77 15th
1977/78 18th
1978/79 2ªB 17th
1979/80 2ªB 7th
1980/81 2ªB 2nd
1981/82 13th
1982/83 20th
1983/84 2ªB 19th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1984/85 2nd
1985/86 2ªB 3rd
1986/87 2ªB 9th
1987/88 2ªB 5th
1988/89 2ªB 13th
1989/90 2ªB 12th
1990/91 2ªB 3rd
1991/92 2ªB 11th
1992/93 2ªB 9th
1993/94 2ªB 7th
1994/95 2ªB 1st
1995/96 2ªB 4th
1996/97 2ªB 1st
1997/98 2ªB 6th
1998/99 2ªB 3rd
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1999/00 12th
2000/01 12th
2001/02 13th
2002/03 15th
2003/04 16th
2004/05 19th
2005/06 2ªB 6th
2006/07 2ªB 4th
2007/08 18th
2008/09 13th
2009/10 10th
2010/11 16th Round of 16
2011/12 6th Round of 16
2012/13 14th Round of 16
2013/14 7th Second round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2014/15 20th Round of 32
2015/16 5th Second round
2016/17 10th Round of 16
2017/18 Third round

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2017[4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Serbia GK Igor Stefanović
2 Spain DF José Antonio Caro
3 Spain DF Dani Pinillos
4 Spain MF Álex Vallejo
5 Spain MF Sergio Aguza
6 Spain MF Edu Ramos
7 Spain MF Javi Lara
9 Honduras FW Jona Mejía
10 Spain MF Alejandro Alfaro
11 Spain MF Javi Galán
13 Poland GK Paweł Kieszek
No. Position Player
14 Spain FW Sergi Guardiola
15 Spain DF Miguel Loureiro
16 Portugal DF João Afonso (on loan from Vitória Guimarães)
17 Spain DF José Manuel Fernández
18 Spain DF Josema
19 Spain DF Javi Noblejas (on loan from Rayo Vallecano)
20 Spain MF Esteve Monterde
21 Spain MF Carlos Caballero (2nd captain)
22 Serbia MF Saša Jovanović
23 Serbia MF Saša Marković
24 Spain MF Jaime Romero

Reserve team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
28 Spain DF Víctor Mena
30 Spain MF Jordi Ortega
31 Spain MF Sebas Moyano
No. Position Player
32 Spain FW Jesús Sillero
34 Spain MF Borja Estepa

Out on loan[edit]

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 Marc Vito (at Extremadura until 30 June 2018)
Spain MF Julio Algar (at Guijuelo until 30 June 2018)
Spain FW Alberto Quiles (at UCAM Murcia until 30 June 2018)

Retired numbers[edit]

8 Spain Juanín (deceased) (1960–70)

Former players[edit]

See Category:Córdoba CF footballers

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Ferrer nuevo entrenador del Córdoba C.F." [Albert Ferrer new Córdoba C.F. manager] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cordoba 0 Barcelona 8: Suarez nets hat-trick as hosts are relegated". Four Four Two. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Primer equipo" [First team] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 

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