Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares ( Catalan: ) is a Club Esportiu Atlètic Balears Spanish football team based in Palma, Majorca, in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Founded on 14 November 1920, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, hosting games at the 1,250 capacity Camp de Futbol "Son Malferit".
History [ edit ]
Founded in 1920 with the name
Baleares Foot-Ball Club after a merger of teams Mecánico FC and Mallorca FC, in 1942 it absorbed Athletic FC and added its name to the club. 
Atlético Baleares reached
Tercera División – the lowest rank in the national leagues – in 1943, going on to remain in that level for the better part of the following three decades. In the early years of the '50s and '60s, however, it did manage four appearances in the Segunda División (1950–52, 1960–62), achieving two tenth-place finishes.
Segunda División B was created as the new third division, and Atlético finished last in its first season in the category, subsequently playing mostly in the fourth level, but also being relegated to the regional leagues once.
In 2008 Atlético Baleares
returned to division three, being immediately relegated back. The club had three coaches during the ill-fated campaign, including Francisco López Alfaro (played nearly 600 official games for Sevilla FC and RCD Espanyol) and (appeared in almost 400 Paco Soler La Liga matches with Atlético's neighbours RCD Mallorca); it promoted again for the 2010–11 season, after finishing as champions in its group, as in 2008.
Club background [ edit ]
Mecánico FC – (1920-20)
Mallorca FC – (1920-20)
Baleares FC – (1920–42, merger of Mecánico/Mallorca)
Balear FC – (1922–25, split off Athletic)
Athletic FC – (1922–42, absorbed by Baleares)
Season to season [ edit ]
Mallorca Regional Championship [ edit ]
Current squad [ edit ]
As of 13 June 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Coaching staff [ edit ]
Honours [ edit ]
Segunda División B (Group III): 2011–12
1950–51, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2009–10 Tercera División (Group XI):
1974–75, 1982–83, 2005–06 Regional Preferente:
Copa Federación de España: 2015–16
Baleares Regional Championship:
Mallorca Regional Championship: 1928
Runners-Up (9): 1925, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939
Friendly tournament [ edit ]
Since 1966, Atlético Baleares hosts the
Trofeo Nicolás Brondo, the oldest summer tournament in the region. The hosts have won the competition – which was not held in 1976, 1988, 1990 and 2006, and consisted mostly of a single match – on 26 occasions.
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Gran Enciclopèdia de Mallorca. 19 Vol. Palma: Promomallorca edicions, 1988–91. ISBN 84-86617-02-2 (in Catalan) Fábregas y Cuxart, Luis:
Ca Nostra. 50 años de vida palmesana. Palma: Edicions Cort, 2007 (1965). ISBN 978-84-7535-595-5 (in Spanish) García Gargallo, Manuel:
Els origens de l'Atlètic Balears (1920-1942). Dels inicis a la fusió. Barcelona, 2013 (in Catalan) García Gargallo, Manuel: «El Atlético Baleares, patrimonio del fútbol balear (y mallorquín)».
Cuadernos de Fútbol. Núm. 76 (May 2016). CIHEFE. ISSN 1989-6379 (in Spanish) Salas Fuster, Antoni:
L'Atlètic Baleares. Una història de supervivència. Palma: Ingrama SA (impr.), 2009. ISBN 84-85932-78-1 (in Catalan)
External links [ edit ]