CD Leganés

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Leganés
Club Deportivo Leganés.png
Full name Club Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Lega, Pepineros (Cucumber Growers)
Founded 1928
Ground Estadio Municipal de Butarque
Ground Capacity 10,954
Chairman Juna
Manager Asier Garitano
League La Liga
2015–16 Segunda División, 2nd (promoted)
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team from Leganés, in the Madrid outskirts. Founded on 26 June 1928 it currently plays in the Primera División, holding home games at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, which seats 10,954 spectators.

History[edit]

The players, celebrating the promotion to La Liga in 2016.

Leganés played the vast majority of its existence in the lower leagues. In 1977 the club regained promotion to the fourth division, where it had played before for seven years when the category was still the third level.

After a steady progression, Leganés reached the new division three in 1987, being promoted to the second division six years later and maintaining its league status for 11 seasons; during this timeframe, it collected two consecutive eighth places (best) from 1995–97.

In the 2015–16 season, for the first time in their history, Leganés earned promotion to La Liga, which was sealed on 4 June 2016 with a 1–0 away win against CD Mirandés.[1]

Fans[edit]

The fans have friendly relation with ultras group Gate 12 of Egaleo FC, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too. Their biggest rival is Getafe with whom they contest the South Madrid Derby.

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 6 2ª Categoría Ord. 1st / 1st
1930/31 5 2ª Categoría 1st
1931/32 5 2ª Categoría ?
1932/33 5 2ª Categoría ?
1933/34 5 2ª Categoría ?
1946/47 6 2ª Categoría Ord. 5th
1947/48 6 2ª Categoría Ord. 1st
1948/49 5 2ª Categoría 2nd
1949/50 4 1ª Categoría 3rd / 1st
1950/51 4 1ª Categoría 13th
1951/52 4 1ª Categoría 7th
1952/53 4 1ª Categoría 3rd (4th)
1953/54 4 1ª Categoría 1st
1954/55 3 3rd 5th
1955/56 3 3rd 4th
1956/57 3 3rd 13th
1957/58 3 3rd 12th
1958/59 3 3rd 13th
1959/60 3 3rd 16th
1960/61 4 1ª Categoría 12th (14th)
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1961/62 5 2ª Categoría 2nd
1962/63 4 1ª Categoría 4th (7th)
1963/64 3 3rd 13th
1964/65 3 3rd 16th
1965/66 4 1ª Categoría 5th (7th)
1966/67 4 1ª Categoría 3rd (6th)
1967/68 3 3rd 17th
1968/69 4 1ª Categoría 8th (10th)
1969/70 4 1ª Categoría 4th (4th)
1970/71 4 1ª Categoría 7th
1971/72 4 1ª Categoría 10th
1972/73 4 1ª Categoría 9th
1973/74 4 1ª Preferente 10th
1974/75 5 1ª Categoría 1st
1975/76 4 Preferente 6th
1976/77 4 Preferente 1st
1977/78 4 3rd 16th
1978/79 4 3rd 3rd
1979/80 4 3rd 11th
1980/81 4 3rd 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1981/82 4 3rd 6th
1982/83 4 3rd 16th
1983/84 4 3rd 7th
1984/85 4 3rd 3rd
1985/86 4 3rd 1st
1986/87 4 3rd 3rd
1987/88 3 2nd B 7th
1988/89 3 2nd B 8th
1989/90 3 2nd B 3rd
1990/91 3 2nd B 5th
1991/92 3 2nd B 8th
1992/93 3 2nd B 1st
1993/94 2 2nd 15th
1994/95 2 2nd 19th
1995/96 2 2nd 8th
1996/97 2 2nd 8th
1997/98 2 2nd 13th
1998/99 2 2nd 17th
1999/00 2 2nd 13th
2000/01 2 2nd 17th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2001/02 2 2nd 14th
2002/03 2 2nd 19th
2003/04 2 2nd 19th Round of 32
2004/05 3 2nd B 5th Round of 64
2005/06 3 2nd B 13th Preliminary round
2006/07 3 2nd B 8th
2007/08 3 2nd B 12th
2008/09 3 2nd B 4th
2009/10 3 2nd B 5th First round
2010/11 3 2nd B 4th First round
2011/12 3 2nd B 12th Second round
2012/13 3 2nd B 2nd
2013/14 3 2nd B 2nd Third round
2014/15 2 2nd 10th Second round
2015/16 2 2nd 2nd Round of 32
2016/17 1 La Liga Round of 32

Current squad[edit]

As of 19 January 2017[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Nereo Champagne (on loan from Olimpo)
2 Spain DF Tito (on loan from Granada)
3 Spain DF Unai Bustinza
4 Spain DF Adrián Marín (on loan from Villarreal)
5 Argentina DF Martín Mantovani (Captain)
6 Spain MF Alberto Martín (3rd captain)
7 Venezuela FW Darwin Machís (on loan from Granada)
8 Brazil MF Gabriel
9 Spain FW Miguel Ángel Guerrero
10 Spain FW Alberto Bueno (on loan from Porto)
11 Argentina MF Alexander Szymanowski
12 Spain MF Erik Morán
13 Spain GK Iago Herrerín (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
14 Ivory Coast FW Mamadou Koné
No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Diego Rico
16 Spain FW Samu García (on loan from Rubin Kazan)
17 Spain DF Víctor Díaz (4th captain)
18 Spain DF Pablo Insua (on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
19 Spain MF Unai López (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
20 Brazil FW Luciano (on loan from Corinthians)
21 Spain MF Rubén Pérez (on loan from Granada)
22 Greece DF Dimitris Siovas (on loan from Olympiacos)
23 Spain MF Omar Ramos
24 Spain MF David Timor
25 Morocco MF Nabil El Zhar
31 Spain GK Diego Barrios
Spain GK Jon Ander Serantes (2nd captain)
Spain MF Robert Ibáñez (on loan from Valencia)

Honours[edit]

Famous players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

Managers[edit]

Reserve team[edit]

Main article: CD Leganés B

References[edit]

External links[edit]