Founded in 1960, Linares reached the national leagues five years later. It would eventual play five seasons in the second division, four of those consecutive (1980–84), never finishing higher than 12th. From 1965–67, the club competed under the name Santana Linares Club de Fútbol.
After being relegated in the 1983–84 season, Linares played five out of its last six years in Segunda División B – created in 1977 as the new third level. Following the team's disappearance another club was founded in the city, CD Linares: in its 19 years of existence it appeared in seven seasons in the fourth division and eight in the third (seven consecutive), before folding in 2009.