Córdoba CF

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Córdoba
Córdoba CF logo.svg
Full nameCórdoba Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Los Califas (The Caliphs)
Los Blanquiverdes (The White and Greens)
Founded6 August 1954; 66 years ago (6 August 1954)
GroundNuevo Arcángel, Córdoba,
Andalusia, Spain
Capacity25,800
PresidentAbdulla Al-Zain
Head coachJuan Sabas
League2ªB – Group 4, Subgroup B
2019–202ªB – Group 4, 5th
WebsiteClub 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 1951 as Club Deportivo San Álvaro, it was refounded as Cordoba CF in 1954 after the dissolution of RCD Córdoba. Currently it plays in the Segunda División B – Group 4, with its home matches at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel, which has a capacity of 25,800 seats.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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 to its many debts and Córdoba CF was refounded by acquiring the place of CD San Álvaro de Córdoba in the third category.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In the following four decades Córdoba again fluctuated between divisions two and three, also spending 1984–85 in the fourth. After a successful 1999–2000 season in Segunda División B Córdoba was finally promoted to Segunda División.[2]

On 17 February 2014, former Spanish international Albert Ferrer was hired as Córdoba manager.[3] 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.[4]

Cordoba experienced a difficult return to La Liga however. In their opening match of the 2014–15 season, Córdoba lost 2–0 away at Real Madrid, putting them in 19th place on the table, after round 1. Following that, the team did not achieve a single win, up until the 14th round, when they managed to win 0–1 away at Athletic Bilbao. This boosted their hopes for survival in the elite. Additional wins against CF Granada at home and Rayo Vallecano away in rounds 17 and 18 put the team in 14th place. However, ten straight defeats from rounds 20-29 again put the Andalusians in last place. The team did not improve, remaining in last place until the end of the season. They only collected two points from their last 18 games, thus losing all hopes for survival. At the end of the season, Córdoba only collected 20 points, 15 points behind Granada CF, which avoided relegation. Their relegation was confirmed with three games remaining after a 0–8 home defeat against FC Barcelona.[citation needed]

Their first season after relegation in Segunda Division was quite successful, as the team managed to achieve a 5th-place finish, meaning they qualified for the play-offs. However, Córdoba was eliminated by Girona FC in the first round. Next season was not as successful, as they finished in 10th place. They were relegated to Segunda Division B at the end of the 2018–19 season.[5]

On 15 June 2018, the club announced that it had purchased local women's club AD El Naranjo and their respective youth teams with the intention of turning them into the club's official women's team. The newly created Córdoba Club de Fútbol Feminino will play in the Spanish Segunda División (women) starting in the 2018–19 season.[6]

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 has been going through a remodelling, converting it to a pure football stadium. Three of the four sides have been rebuilt. When the fourth stand is rebuilt the capacity will be 25,100 seats.

Season to season[edit]

  • As CD San Álvaro
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1951–52 4 Regional
1952–53 4 Regional
1953–54 3 4th
  • As Córdoba CF
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1954–55 3 4th
1955–56 3 1st
1956–57 2 4th
1957–58 2 11th
1958–59 2 8th Round of 32
1959–60 2 2nd Round of 16
1960–61 2 9th Round of 32
1961–62 2 1st 1st round
1962–63 1 12th Round of 16
1963–64 1 11th Round of 16
1964–65 1 5th Round of 16
1965–66 1 11th Round of 16
1966–67 1 12th Semifinal
1967–68 1 13th Round of 32
1968–69 1 16th Round of 16
1969–70 2 5th Round of 32
1970–71 2 4th 3rd round
1971–72 1 17th 4th round
1972–73 2 13th 3rd round
1973–74 2 13th 4th round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1974–75 2 4th 4th round
1975–76 2 8th 1st round
1976–77 2 15th 4th round
1977–78 2 18th 4th round
1978–79 3 2ªB 17th 3rd round
1979–80 3 2ªB 7th 2nd round
1980–81 3 2ªB 2nd 1st round
1981–82 2 13th 2nd round
1982–83 2 20th 1st round
1983–84 3 2ªB 19th 1st round
1984–85 4 2nd
1985–86 3 2ªB 3rd 1st round
1986–87 3 2ªB 9th 1st round
1987–88 3 2ªB 5th 4th round
1988–89 3 2ªB 13th 3rd round
1989–90 3 2ªB 12th
1990–91 3 2ªB 3rd 3rd round
1991–92 3 2ªB 11th 3rd round
1992–93 3 2ªB 9th 4th round
1993–94 3 2ªB 7th 3rd round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1994–95 3 2ªB 1st 2nd round
1995–96 3 2ªB 4th 2nd round
1996–97 3 2ªB 1st 1st round
1997–98 3 2ªB 6th 1st round
1998–99 3 2ªB 3rd
1999–00 2 12th 1st round
2000–01 2 12th Round of 64
2001–02 2 13th Quarter-finals
2002–03 2 15th Round of 64
2003–04 2 16th Round of 32
2004–05 2 19th Round of 32
2005–06 3 2ªB 6th 2nd round
2006–07 3 2ªB 4th 1st round
2007–08 2 18th 2nd round
2008–09 2 13th 2nd round
2009–10 2 10th 3rd round
2010–11 2 16th Round of 16
2011–12 2 6th Round of 16
2012–13 2 14th Round of 16
2013–14 2 7th Second round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2014–15 1 20th Round of 32
2015–16 2 5th Second round
2016–17 2 10th Round of 16
2017–18 2 16th Third round
2018–19 2 21st Round of 32
2019–20 3 2ªB 5th First round
2020–21 3 2ªB TBD Qualified

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 1961–62
Winners (2): 1994–95 [b], 1996–97 [c]
Winners (1):[d] 1955–56 [e]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Third tier
  2. ^ Not promoted in play-offs
  3. ^ Not promoted in play-offs
  4. ^ Third tier
  5. ^ Promoted in play-offs

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 October 2020[7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP Edu Frías
2 DF Cameroon CMR Mohammed Djetei
3 DF Spain ESP Jesús Álvaro
4 DF Spain ESP Xavi Molina
5 DF Spain ESP Manu Farrando
6 DF Netherlands NED Darren Sidoel
7 MF Spain ESP Willy Ledesma
8 MF Scotland SCO Anthony McDonald
9 FW Italy ITA Federico Piovaccari
10 MF Spain ESP Miguel de las Cuevas
11 MF Portugal POR Thierry Moutinho
12 DF Spain ESP Bernardo Cruz
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK Spain ESP Isaac Becerra
14 DF Spain ESP Álex Robles (on loan from Sevilla)
15 MF Spain ESP Alain Oyarzun
16 MF Spain ESP Mario Ortiz
17 FW Spain ESP Carlos Valverde
18 FW Spain ESP Alberto Salido (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
19 MF Ivory Coast CIV Djakaridja Traoré
20 DF Spain ESP Berto Espeso
21 MF Spain ESP Javi Flores (captain)
22 FW Spain ESP Samu Delgado

Reserve team[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Spain ESP Antonio Moyano
24 MF Spain ESP Fran Gómez
25 GK Belgium BEL Juliaan Laverge
26 FW Spain ESP Luismi Redondo
27 DF Spain ESP Fran Núñez
No. Pos. Nation Player
28 MF Spain ESP Alberto del Moral
29 DF Spain ESP Juan Luna
31 DF Spain ESP Álex Sánchez
32 DF Spain ESP Álex Meléndez
33 MF Spain ESP Julio Iglesias

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. Pos. Nation Player
GK Gibraltar GIB Jaylan Hankins (at Extremadura until 30 June 2021)

Retired numbers[edit]

8 Spain Juanín (deceased) (1960–70)

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Enrique Martín
Assistant manager Spain Alfredo Sánchez
Fitness coach Spain Javier Ramos López

Last updated: June 2019
Source: Córdoba CF

Former players[edit]

See Category:Córdoba CF footballers

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cinco cosas que quizá no sabías del Nuevo Arcángel". Cinco cosas que quizá no sabías del Nuevo Arcángel. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Historia del Córdoba | Córdoba - Web Oficial". Historia del Córdoba | Córdoba - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Albert Ferrer nuevo entrenador del Córdoba C.F." [Albert Ferrer new Córdoba C.F. manager] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. 17 February 2014. Archived from the original on 2 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Las Palmas-Cordoba La Liga play-off ends with pitch invasion". Goal.com. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Cordoba 0 Barcelona 8: Suarez nets hat-trick as hosts are relegated". Four Four Two. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Nace el Córdoba Club de Fútbol Femenino | Córdoba - Web Oficial". Nace el Córdoba Club de Fútbol Femenino | Córdoba - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Primer equipo" [First team] (in Spanish). Córdoba CF. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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