CD Leganés

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Leganés
Club Deportivo Leganés logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D
Nickname(s)Los Pepineros (The Cucumber Growers)
Lega
Founded23 June 1928; 91 years ago (1928-06-23)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Butarque
Capacity12,450[1]
PresidentMaría Victoria Pavón
Head coachMauricio Pellegrino
LeagueLa Liga
2018–19La Liga, 13th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team from Leganés, in the outskirts of Madrid. Founded on 23 June 1928 it plays in the Primera División, holding home games at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, which seats 12,450 spectators.[1]

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.

Their first season in the elite proved to be hard, with the team finishing 17th, barely avoiding relegation. Their next season ended similarly, again finishing 17th. The 2018-19 season was the best however, in terms of ranking, with Leganes finishing 13th. [2]

On 24 January 2018, Leganés qualified for the first time to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, by eliminating Real Madrid in the quarterfinals thanks to a 2–1 win at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[3]

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 Cat.O. 1st / 1st
1930/31 5 2ª Cat. 1st
1931/32 5 2ª Cat. ?
1932/33 5 2ª Cat. ?
1933/34 5 2ª Cat. ?
1946/47 6 2ª Cat.O. 5th
1947/48 6 2ª Cat.O. 1st
1948/49 5 2ª Cat. 2nd
1949/50 4 1ª Cat. 3rd / 1st
1950/51 4 1ª Cat. 13th
1951/52 4 1ª Cat. 7th
1952/53 4 1ª Cat. 3rd (4th)
1953/54 4 1ª Cat. 1st
1954/55 3 5th
1955/56 3 4th
1956/57 3 13th
1957/58 3 12th
1958/59 3 13th
1959/60 3 16th
1960/61 4 1ª Cat. 12th (14th)
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1961/62 5 2ª Cat. 2nd
1962/63 4 1ª Cat. 4th (7th)
1963/64 3 13th
1964/65 3 16th
1965/66 4 1ª Cat. 5th (7th)
1966/67 4 1ª Cat. 3rd (6th)
1967/68 3 17th
1968/69 4 1ª Cat. 8th (10th)
1969/70 4 1ª Cat. 4th (4th)
1970/71 4 1ª Cat. 7th
1971/72 4 1ª Cat. 10th
1972/73 4 1ª Cat. 9th
1973/74 4 1ª Pref. 10th
1974/75 5 1ª Cat. 1st
1975/76 4 Pref. 6th
1976/77 4 Pref. 1st
1977/78 4 16th Second round
1978/79 4 3rd First round
1979/80 4 11th First round
1980/81 4 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1981/82 4 6th First round
1982/83 4 16th First round
1983/84 4 7th
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 1st Second round
1986/87 4 3rd First round
1987/88 3 2ª B 7th Second round
1988/89 3 2ª B 8th Third round
1989/90 3 2ª B 3rd
1990/91 3 2ª B 5th Second round
1991/92 3 2ª B 8th Third round
1992/93 3 2ª B 1st Second round
1993/94 2 15th Fourth round
1994/95 2 19th Fourth round
1995/96 2 8th Third round
1996/97 2 8th Second round
1997/98 2 13th First round
1998/99 2 17th Second round
1999/00 2 13th First round
2000/01 2 17th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2001/02 2 14th Round of 64
2002/03 2 19th Round of 64
2003/04 2 19th Round of 32
2004/05 3 2ª B 5th Round of 64
2005/06 3 2ª B 13th Preliminary
2006/07 3 2ª B 8th
2007/08 3 2ª B 12th
2008/09 3 2ª B 4th
2009/10 3 2ª B 5th First round
2010/11 3 2ª B 4th First round
2011/12 3 2ª B 12th Second round
2012/13 3 2ª B 2nd
2013/14 3 2ª B 2nd Third round
2014/15 2 10th Second round
2015/16 2 2nd Round of 32
2016/17 1 17th Round of 32
2017/18 1 17th Semifinals
2018/19 1 13th Round of 16
2019/20 1

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 September 2019[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 Spain GK Iván Cuéllar
2 Spain DF Marc Navarro (on loan from Watford)
3 Spain DF Unai Bustinza (Captain)
4 Nigeria DF Kenneth Omeruo
5 Argentina DF Jonathan Silva
6 Spain MF Roque Mesa (on loan from Sevilla)
7 Denmark FW Martin Braithwaite
8 Spain MF Recio
9 Spain MF Sabin Merino
10 Spain MF José Arnaiz
11 Argentina MF Alexander Szymanowski
12 Nigeria DF Chidozie Awaziem (on loan from Porto)
13 Spain GK Juan Soriano (on loan from Sevilla)
14 Spain MF Christian Rivera (on loan from Las Palmas)
No. Position Player
15 Spain DF Rodrigo Tarín
16 Venezuela DF Roberto Rosales
17 Spain MF Javier Eraso
18 Argentina FW Guido Carrillo (on loan from Southampton)
19 Spain FW Aitor Ruibal (on loan from Real Betis)
20 Argentina MF Fede Varela
21 Spain MF Rubén Pérez (Vice-captain)
22 Greece DF Dimitris Siovas (3rd captain)
23 Ukraine DF Vasyl Kravets
24 Portugal DF Kévin Rodrigues (on loan from Real Sociedad)
26 Morocco FW Youssef En-Nesyri
27 Spain MF Óscar (on loan from Real Madrid)
30 Brazil GK André Grandi

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
33 Spain FW Javier Avilés

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
Morocco DF Jaouad Erraji (at Pontevedra until 30 June 2020)
Spain DF Álex Martín (at Cartagena until 30 June 2020)
Venezuela DF Josua Mejías (at Atlético Madrid B until 30 June 2020)
Argentina MF Facundo García (at AEK Larnaca until 30 June 2020)
Albania MF Kleandro Lleshi (at Fuenlabrada until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
Ivory Coast FW Mamadou Koné (at Deportivo La Coruña until 30 June 2020)
Spain FW Juan Muñoz (at Almería until 30 June 2020)
Spain FW Dani Ojeda (at Albacete until 30 June 2020)
Ghana FW Owusu Kwabena (at Córdoba until 30 June 2020)
Brazil FW William (at Cartagena until 30 June 2020)

Club officials[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Mauricio Pellegrino is the current head coach of Leganés.
Position Staff
Head coach Argentina Mauricio Pellegrino
Assistant managers Argentina Carlos Compagnucci
Spain Xavi Tamarit
Goalkeeping coach Spain Joseba Ituarte
Fitness coach Spain Miguel Herrera
Analyst Spain Pedro Hernández
Chief of medical services Spain Alberto Lam
Physiotherapists Spain Carlos Carballo
Spain Sergio Hontoria
Spain Alejandro Lanchas
Physical readapter Spain Sergio Martos
Nutritionist Spain Bárbara Sánchez
Kit personnel Spain Jara Cuenca
Spain Juan Domínguez
Delegate Spain Sergio Agulló

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: CD Leganés

Board of directors[edit]

Office Name
President Victoria Pavón
First vice president Felipe Moreno
Second vice president Juan Antonio Ortiz
Secretary Txema Indias
General director Martín Ortega
Financial director Ángel Sánchez
Security director Rafael De Castro
Communication, marketing and social director Daniel Abanda
Medical director Alberto Lam
Academy director Jorge Broto

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: CD Leganés

Honours[edit]

Famous players[edit]

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

List of coaches[edit]

Reserve team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El CD Leganés pulveriza un año más su récord de abonados y lo eleva a 10.300" (in Spanish). Al cabo de la calle. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Leganes make history and reach La Liga for the first time". Marca. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Real Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by Leganés at Bernabéu". The Guardian. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Plantilla Club Deportivo Leganés

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