Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa

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Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa
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Full name Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa
Nickname(s) La Cultu , La Leonesa
Founded 1923
Ground Reino de León, León,
Castile and León, Spain
Ground Capacity 13,500
Owner Aspire Zone Foundation
Chairman Felipe Llamazares
Manager Rubén de la Barrera
League 2ªB – Group 1
2015–16 2ª B – Group 1, 7th

Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa, is a Spanish football team based in León, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded in 1923 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio Reino de León, with a capacity of 13,500 seats.

Ahead of the 2014–15 season, the club released a kit designed to look like a tuxedo. The kit, which attracted huge attention in the media and social networking sites, was worn in a pre-season charity match in support of local charities for mining families.

Club structure[edit]

Position In charges
President Tariq Abdulaziz Al Naama
Vicepresident Iván Bravo
General Director Felipe Llamazares
Sports management Óscar Cano
Advisory Board Antonio Martín Espina
José Lasa
Ignacio Álvarez
Fundation culturalista Manuel Carnero
Diego Calzado
Technical secretary Santi Santos
Juan Carlos Valiño (adjunto)
César Villafañe (adjunto)
Social area Juan Luis Diez Mata

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 3 2ªB 1st
1929/30 2 10th
1930/31 3 6th
1942/43 2 10th
1943/44 2 9th
1944/45 2 13th
1945/46 3 3rd
1946/47 3 2nd
1947/48 3 8th
1948/49 3 7th
1949/50 3 5th
1950/51 3 5th
1951/52 3 3rd
1952/53 3 2nd
1953/54 2 4th
1954/55 2 1st
1955/56 1 15th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1956/57 2 6th
1957/58 2 16th
1958/59 2 16th
1959/60 3 1st
1960/61 2 12th
1961/62 2 16th
1962/63 3 4th
1963/64 3 3rd
1964/65 3 7th
1965/66 3 2nd
1966/67 3 3rd
1967/68 3 1st
1968/69 3 4th
1969/70 3 2nd
1970/71 3 1st
1971/72 2 5th
1972/73 2 19th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1973/74 3 1st
1974/75 2 20th
1975/76 3 6th
1976/77 3 2nd
1977/78 3 2ªB 6th
1978/79 3 2ªB 5th
1979/80 3 2ªB 4th
1980/81 3 2ªB 4th
1981/82 3 2ªB 19th
1982/83 3 2ªB 19th
1983/84 4 2nd
1984/85 4 2nd
1985/86 4 1st
1986/87 4 2nd
1987/88 3 2ªB 14th
1988/89 3 2ªB 8th
1989/90 3 2ªB 7th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 3 2ªB 9th
1991/92 3 2ªB 6th
1992/93 3 2ªB 10th
1993/94 3 2ªB 17th
1994/95 4 1st
1995/96 3 2ªB 4th
1996/97 3 2ªB 8th
1997/98 3 2ªB 4th
1998/99 3 2ªB 1st
1999/00 3 2ªB 9th
2000/01 3 2ªB 2nd
2001/02 3 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 3 2ªB 5th
2003/04 3 2ªB 4th
2004/05 3 2ªB 10th
2005/06 3 2ªB 14th
2006/07 3 2ªB 11th
2007/08 3 2ªB 11th
2008/09 3 2ªB 2nd
2009/10 3 2ªB 12th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2010/11 3 2ªB 14th
2011/12 4 3rd
2012/13 4 2nd
2013/14 3 2ªB 14th
2014/15 3 2ªB 7th
2015/16 3 2ªB 7th Second round
2016/17 3 2ªB Round of 32

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 March 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 Leandro Montagud
Spain GK Jorge Palatsí
Spain GK Pedro Suárez
Spain GK Guille Vallejo
Spain DF Ángel Bastos
Spain DF David Forniés
Spain DF Iván González (3rd captain)
Spain DF Jorge Cano
Netherlands DF Gianni Zuiverloon
Spain DF José León (on loan from Real Madrid)
Spain MF Viti Díaz (2nd captain)
Spain MF Antonio Martínez (captain)
No. Position Player
Spain MF Yeray González
Spain MF Alex Gallar
Spain MF Mario Ortíz
Ivory Coast MF Cheik Touré
Spain MF Julen Colinas
Spain MF Alex Gómez
Spain MF Sergio Simón
Spain MF Samu Delgado (on loan from Alcorcón)
Spain MF Iago Díaz (on loan from Almería)
Spain FW Jorge Ortí (on loan from Zaragoza)
Spain FW Toni Villa
Spain FW Benja

Notable former players[edit]

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

Famous coaches[edit]

Stadium[edit]

C. Leonesa vs. Sabadell, in the 2008–09 Segunda División promotion playoffs

Reserve team[edit]

Júpiter Leonés is the reserve team of the club.

Founded in 1929, later known as Cultural de León and finally changed to its current name Cultural and Sports Leonesa "B" Jupiter Leonés. After the 2009–10, the team was dissolved after Cultural was relegated to Tercera División due to its debts. In 2014, it was re-founded as the reserve team and after two promotions it currently plays in the fifth tier.

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