UCAM Murcia CF

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UCAM Murcia
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Full name Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s) Universitarios
Founded 1999
Ground La Condomina, Murcia, Spain
Ground Capacity 6,500
Owner Universidad Católica de Murcia
Chairman José Luis Mendoza
Manager José Miguel Campos
League 2ª B – Group 4
2016–17 Segunda División, 19th (relegated)
Website Club website

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol, commonly known as UCAM Murcia or simply UCAM, is a Spanish football club based in Murcia. Founded in 1999 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home games at Estadio de La Condomina, with a capacity of 6,500 spectators.

History[edit]

A starting lineup in the 2013–14 season, that promoted to Segunda División B

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Club de Fútbol [1] was founded in 1999 and had previously a team which played in Tercera División from 2000 to 2005.[2] In parallel was founded in 2004 the Club de Fútbol Los Garres, making its first appearance in Tercera División in 2008–09 as Murcia Deportivo Club de Fútbol. In 2009 a businessman from Beniaján, Murcia, acquired the club and moved it to his local town; one year later the club relocated again, now to Sangonera la Verde, and, in 2011, UCAM became its new owner.[3]

At the end of the 2011–12 season, after Orihuela suffered relegation from Segunda División B due to irregularities, UCAM Murcia took its place.[4] After suffering relegation, the club bounced back to the third level immediately, and achieved a respectable second place in his group during the 2014–15 campaign; it missed out promotion in the play-offs, after being knocked out by Bilbao Athletic B, which would later achieve promotion.

In the 2015–16 season, UCAM Murcia finished the regular season as champions of the Group 4, six points ahead of neighbours Real Murcia. The club achieved the promotion to Segunda División in the play-offs after beating Real Madrid Castilla 4–3 on aggregate.

The first season of UCAM in the second flight would be short-lived, as they ended in the 19th position, and subsequently relegated to the third tier, after being defeated in a do-or-die game by Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the last matchday.

Club names[edit]

  • Club de Fútbol Los Garres (2004–06)
  • Murcia Deportivo Club de Fútbol (2006–09)
  • Costa Cálida Club de Fútbol Beniaján (2009–10)
  • Costa Cálida Club de Futbol Sangonera (2010–11)
  • UCAM Murcia Club de Fútbol (2011–)

Season to season[edit]

Old UCAM Murcia[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1999/00 5 1ª Reg. 1st
2000/01 4 14th
2001/02 4 10th
2002/03 4 11th
2003/04 4 16th
2004/05 4 19th

Los Garres/Murcia Deportivo/Costa Cálida[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 6 1ª Reg. 1st
2006/07 5 Reg. Pref. 10th
2007/08 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
2008/09 4 12th
2009/10 4 4th
2010/11 4 1st

New UCAM Murcia CF[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2011/12 4 6th Second round
2012/13 3 2ªB 17th
2013/14 4 1st
2014/15 3 2ªB 2nd Third round
2015/16 3 2ªB 1st Third round
2016/17 2 2nd 19th Round of 32
2017/18 3 2ªB - First round

Support[edit]

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol’s highest home attendance is 5,877, in a 2016–17 Segunda División match against Rayo Vallecano. The club’s two main supporters groups are Los T-UCAM who were founded in 2015 and Los Blue Gold who were founded in 2016.[5][6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 November 2017

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 Germán Parreño
Spain GK Pol Ballesté
Spain DF Rafa Páez
Spain DF Juan Góngora
Spain DF Dani Pérez
Spain DF Fran Pérez
Spain DF Carlos Moreno
Spain DF Javi Fernández
Spain MF Chevi
Brazil MF Matheus Santana
Spain MF Urko Arroyo
No. Position Player
Spain MF David López
Spain MF Eneko Eizmendi
Spain MF Isi Ros
Spain MF Jony Ñíguez
Belgium MF Ritchie Kitoko
Spain MF Víctor García
Spain MF Vivi
Spain MF Marc Fernández
Spain FW Arturo
Spain FW Alberto Quiles

Reserve team[edit]

Honours[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]