Lorca FC

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Lorca FC
Lorca FC logo.png
Full nameLorca Fútbol Club, S.A.D.
Founded2003; as La Hoya Deportiva
GroundFrancisco Artés Carrasco, Lorca,
Murcia, Spain
PresidentRoberto Torres
Head coachAntonio Alcázar
League3ª – Group 13
2017–18Segunda División, 21st (relegated)

Lorca Fútbol Club, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Lorca, in the autonomous community of the Region of Murcia. Founded in 2003, it plays in Tercera División – Group 13, holding home games at Estadio Francisco Artés Carrasco, which has a capacity of 8,120.


La Hoya Deportiva, during a match of the 2009–10 season.
Logo used from 2010 to 2016.

The club was founded in 2003 as La Hoya Deportiva by constructor Pedro Rosell, whose enterprise sponsored the team in its first years.

In 2010, the club changes its name to La Hoya Lorca Club de Fútbol in 2010, after the promotion of the club to Tercera División, but continues playing in La Hoya. Rossell resigned as president and Luis Jiménez replaced him. During these years, the team was nicknamed as El Brócoli Mecánico (The Clockwork Broccoli) after the vegetable, a major local export. In 2011, La Hoya Lorca started playing its games at Estadio Francisco Artés Carrasco in Lorca.

In 2013, La Hoya Lorca won promotion to Segunda División B via the play-offs, defeating SCR Peña Deportiva on away goals after a 4–4 aggregate draw.[1] The club previously finished the Copa Federación de España as runner-up, in the club's first success in national football.[2]

In successive seasons, the club attracted attention for their kit which had broccoli imprinted over the entire shirt and shorts.[3][4]

On 8 July 2016, the club changed its name to Lorca Fútbol Club when it was bought by former Chinese international player and manager Xu Genbao.[5] When Lorca played FC Jumilla in November 2016 the match was broadcast live over the internet in China as Jumilla are also under Chinese ownership.[6]

On 27 May 2017, the club achieved promotion to Segunda División after a 0–0 away draw against Albacete Balompié in the play-offs (1–1 on aggregate).[7] Three weeks later, rumours about a possible transfer of the club started to appear. Xu Genbao supposedly would sell the club, and its place in the second division, by €9 million and the owner of Hércules CF would be interested in refounding the club from this one, as it has a serious financial trouble.[8]

In the 2017–18 season, Lorca didn't manage to avoid relegation with just 33 points in 42 matches. During the summer, RFEF announced that Lorca FC would be banned for playing in the third tier next season for not meeting the economic requirements.[9]

Club background[edit]

  • La Hoya Deportiva - (2003–2010)
  • La Hoya Lorca Club de Fútbol - (2010–2016)
  • Lorca Fútbol Club - (2016–present)

Season to season[edit]

La Hoya Deportiva[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2003/04 6 1ª Terr. 13th
2004/05 6 1ª Terr. 4th
2005/06 6 1ª Terr. 6th
2006/07 6 1ª Terr. 3rd
2007/08 5 Terr. Pref. 10th
2008/09 5 Terr. Pref. 15th
2009/10 5 Terr. Pref. 1st

La Hoya Lorca[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2010/11 4 7th
2011/12 4 4th
2012/13 4 1st
2013/14 3 2ªB 2nd First round
2014/15 3 2ªB 13th First round
2015/16 3 2ªB 6th

Lorca FC[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2016/17 3 2ªB 1st Second round
2017/18 2 21st Second round
2018/19 4 Third round

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 October 2018

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 Gorka Magunazelaia
Spain GK Francis Andugar
Spain DF Adrián Giménez
Spain DF Álvaro Rodríguez
Spain DF David Soto
Spain DF Juan Morros
Spain DF Diego Portilla
Spain MF Alain García
Spain MF Albert
South Korea MF Choi In-hyeok
No. Position Player
Spain MF Cifu
Spain MF Iñigo Barrenetxea
Spain MF Javi Pelayo
Spain MF Sergio Fernández
Spain MF Victor Juliá
Spain FW Vicent Albert
Spain FW Andrés Navarro
Spain FW Gerard Artigas
Ghana FW Glenn Gabriel

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Tato

Last updated: August 2018
Source:[citation needed]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Crónica Promoción Ascenso 2ª Div.B: La Hoya Lorca 1 – 1 Peña Deportiva" (in Spanish). Fútbol Balear. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Sant Andreu se proclama vencedor de la Copa Federación" (in Spanish). Marca. 12 April 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Broccoli football kit for Spanish football team". BBC Sport. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Crazy! Spanish team La Hoya Lorca announce new broccoli away kit". Metro. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Nace el Lorca Fútbol Club" [Lorca Fútbol Club is born] (in Spanish). La Verdad de Murcia. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  6. ^ "El Jumilla-Lorca podrá ser visto en China por 300 millones de personas" [Jumilla—Lorca will be seen in China by 300 million people] (in Spanish). FC Jumilla. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  7. ^ "El Lorca se convierte en nuevo equipo de Segunda de la mano de David Vidal" [Lorca become the new team of Segunda on the hands of David Vidal] (in Spanish). Marca. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  8. ^ "El Hércules medita comprar la plaza del Lorca FC" (in Spanish). Diario AS. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  9. ^ "OFICIAL. El Lorca FC, inhabilitado al no cumplir los requisitos económicos" (in Spanish). RFEF. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.

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