Lorca Deportiva CF
|Full name||Lorca Deportiva|
Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
|Ground||Francisco Artés Carrasco,|
|2010–11||3ª – Group 13, (R)|
Lorca Deportiva Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. was a Spanish football club in Lorca, in the autonomous community of Murcia. Founded in 2002 it was dissolved ten years later, and held home matches at Estadio Francisco Artés Carrasco, which seats 8,000.
Lorca Deportiva was founded in 2002, right after the defunction of Lorca Club de Fútbol which had been born eight years earlier. The new club started in the fourth division, and was promoted to the third level at the first attempt.
As rookies in the third tier, Lorca qualified for the play-offs after occupying the second place in the regular season. Next season the team finished fourth, but this time managed to promote to the division two: with Unai Emery – who later managed Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal F.C. – in the position of manager, it narrowly missed on a new promotion, finishing just five points behind last La Liga promotee Levante UD.
After Emery's departure, with many first-team players also leaving, Lorca was relegated the following campaign. In the middle of 2009, although it had just finished second in its group, economic issues led to another drop, to the fourth division.
For the 2010–11 season, the club was relocated to nearby Totana and renamed LD Olímpico. On 18 October 2010, amidst serious economic problems, it retired from competition and folded, without chairman or players – all 93 points that the team would lose for not showing up in the remaining 31 fixtures of the season were equally distributed by their opponents, and Lorca was finally dissolved in 2012.
Season to season
- El Ayuntamiento de Totana subscribe un convenio de colaboración con el Lorca Deportiva CF por un importe de 5.000 Euros de la cesión del uso de las instalaciones municipales deportivas (Totana City Hall subscribes cooperation project with Lorca Deportiva CF, paying €5,000 for the cession of sporting facilities); Totana City Hall, 3 September 2010 (in Spanish)
- El Lorca Deportiva se cambia el nombre (Lorca Deportiva changes name); La Verdad, 17 September 2010 (in Spanish)
- El Lorca Deportiva se retira de Tercera y prepara su disolución (Lorca Deportiva retires from Tercera and prepares liquidation); La Verdad, 19 October 2010 (in Spanish)
- Lorca Olímpico anuncia su retirada dos meses después de iniciar la Liga (Lorca Olímpico announces retirement two months after season begins); ABC, 18 October 2010 (in Spanish)
- El club más generoso de Tercera (Tercera's most generous club); La Verdad, 20 October 2010 (in Spanish)
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