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Full nameMálaga Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Los Albicelestes (The White and Sky-Blues)
Los Blanquiazules (The White and Blues)
Los Boquerones (The Anchovies)
Founded25 May 1948; 72 years ago (25 May 1948)
as Club Atlético Malagueño
GroundLa Rosaleda
OwnerAbdullah Al Thani
PresidentJosé María Muñoz
Head coachSergio Pellicer
LeagueSegunda División
2019–20Segunda División, 14th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Málaga Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmalaɣa ˈkluβ ðe ˈfuðβol], Málaga Football Club), or simply Málaga, is a Spanish football team based in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain. The team plays in the Segunda División, the second division of Spanish football.

They won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002 and qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup, reaching the quarter-final stages. They also qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, where they were quarter-finalists. Since June 2010, the owner of the club has been Qatari investor Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani.



Málaga FC 1922

The first football club in Málaga was established in 1904, with the formation of the Málaga Foot-Ball Club.[2] It was nothing more than a society intended to promote football, a new sport in the city, carried from the United Kingdom. Its first rivals were small teams formed by crews of foreign ships arriving in the local harbor. In 1907, further attempts of popularizing football were performed by the Málaga FC.[2]

1912 saw the arrival of a rival club, the FC Malagueño, and the establishment of a great rivalry with the Málaga FC, which had merged with other minor clubs like the Málaga Racing. In 1927, the Málaga FC became the Real Málaga FC after they were granted royal patronage by Alfonso XIII.[3]

During the 1929–30 season both the Real Málaga FC and the FC Malagueño clubs became founding members of the Tercera División. In late 1930, the Real Málaga FC, were reformed as the Málaga Sport Club.[3]

Club merging in 1933[edit]

In 1933 the Málaga SC and the FC Malagueño merged to become the Club Deportivo Malacitano,[4] although it wasn't a real merging at all, but a name change of the FC Malagueño, which had economic wealth and a better squad than the Málaga SC. By this operation, the CD Malacitano was able to heir the squad of the FC Malagueño, having their contracts cancelled in the other way.[4]

In 1934 this new club made its debut in the Segunda División when the division was expanded from ten teams to twenty four.[citation needed] After various seasons in the Segunda División, with the competition interrupted because of the Spanish Civil War.

In 1941 the club changed their name to the Club Deportivo Málaga when the new La Rosaleda stadium was inaugurated.[5]

First promotion to La Liga in 1949, first topflight years[edit]

In 1949, the Málaga promoted for the first time to La Liga after several seasons in the Segunda División and a couple in the third level.[citation needed]

With chairman Miguel Navarro Nogueroles and coach Luís Urquiri, the club managed to promote in the last play of the 1948–49 season, in second position after the Real Sociedad, and thanks to positive goal difference with the Granada CF. Notable striker Pedro Bazán, who had previously scored nine goals in a sole match against the Hércules CF on January 4, 1949 in the Segunda División.[6] He was the top goal scorer with 266 total goals and also one of the most important players of the team.

In this first run in La Liga, the Málaga stayed there two consecutive seasons, with notable former player Ricardo Zamora as coach of the team, and until the first relegation of the club at the end of 1950–51 season, lacking just one point to maintain status.

In the subsequent seasons, the Málaga achieved two new promotions to La Liga in 1951–52 and 1953–54, being relegated after just one year in both.[7] The 1952–53 season was notable because of a resounding 6–0 thrashing of the Real Madrid at La Rosaleda, the major result up to date of the Málaga against this club.[8]

The golden years in the early 1970s[edit]

CD Málaga 1983

After several new fleeting first level promotions in the 1960s, which turned out in immediate relegations,[7] the Málaga promoted once again in 1969–70 under the command of chairman Antonio Rodríguez López and coach Jenő Kálmár, to start a five-year top flight stay.[7] However, president in charge Antonio Rodríguez López was brutally murdered because of Mafia issues in the year 1971,[9] and was replaced by Rafael Serrano Carvajal for the next season.[10]

With notable players like Miguel Ramos Vargas "Migueli", Sebastian Viberti, Juan Antonio Deusto and José Díaz Macías, the club achieved two seven league places in 1971–72[11] and 1973–74[12] (best results of the club up to date), a Ricardo Zamora Trophy[13] in 1971–72 season performed by goalkeeper Deusto, and a 1972–73 run of the club in the Spanish Cup, where they were dumped out in the semifinals by the Athletic Bilbao.[citation needed] They also notably scored a victory on the Camp Nou for the first time after winning against the FC Barcelona at the end of the 1971–72 season.[citation needed] The club also established in 1973 an official anthem[citation needed], Málaga La Bombonera, and from that moment the song is still the official anthem of the club.[citation needed]

After a polemic exit by Viberti at the end of 1973–74 season, the so-called golden years[citation needed] ended with a new relegation to the second level in 1974–75.[citation needed]

Dissolution of CD Málaga in 1992[edit]

In 1992, the CD Málaga dissolved after financial difficulties.[6]

Club Atlético Malagueño[edit]

A former reserve club of the CD Málaga, founded on 25 May 1948, named the Club Atlético Malagueño after the CD Málaga took over a junior club, the CD Santo Tomás, with the purpose of establishing a reserve team, took over as Málaga's main team.

The Club Atlético Malagueño and the CD Málaga had found themselves together in the 1959–60 Tercera División after the CD Málaga was relegated at the end of the 1958–59 Segunda División. As a reserve team, the former should have been relegated to regional competition. To avoid this, they separated from their parent club and registered as an independent club within the Royal Spanish Football Federation. That move made it possible for the CA Malagueño to survive after the CD Málaga suspended operations.

The 1992–93 season saw the CA Malagueño playing in Tercera División Group 9. After a successful campaign, the club was promoted to the Segunda División B. The following season, however, the club was relegated again and, facing financial difficulties, were in danger of folding.

Name change to Málaga CF[edit]

On 19 December 1993, in a referendum, the club's members voted in favour of changing names and, on 29 June 1994, the CA Malagueño changed their name to the Málaga Club de Fútbol S.A.D.

In the early 2000s, the Málaga were a club rich in young and top quality players, and boasted a more modern and developed stadium. Although they never pushed for a Champions League place, the Málaga were always successful under the popular Joaquín Peiró.

They made a solitary appearance in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002, clinching their only official trophy by beating Gent, Willem II and Villarreal. The Málaga's run in the UEFA Cup was something of an overachievement, and ended in a defeat on penalties in the quarter-finals to Boavista, after beating Željezničar Sarajevo (who had been eliminated from the Champions League by Newcastle United), Amica Wronki, Leeds United (after a 2–1 win at Elland Road, courtesy of two Julio Dely Valdés goals) and AEK Athens.

After Peiró's retirement, a mass exodus slowly started. Darío Silva, Kiki Musampa, Dely Valdés and Pedro Contreras all left the club. Juande Ramos took over as coach and oversaw a 5–1 home thrashing of Barcelona, the club's biggest victory against the Catalan giants, with a hat-trick from loanee Salva Ballesta, who would end up missing out on the Pichichi Trophy by just two goals. Ramos, however, left for the Sevilla and Gregorio Manzano took charge.

Slow decline and financial issues[edit]

Despite steering the Málaga to their second consecutive tenth-placed finish, Manzano could not prevent a lackluster side from being relegated, and they finished at the bottom of the league with a paltry 24 points to their name.

The Málaga began the new second division season well. However, their form dipped dramatically and for two of the remaining six weeks were in the relegation zone. The Málaga managed to address this situation and survived their first Segunda season.

The 2007–08 Segunda División also began impressively, with seven straight victories. The Málaga seemed to be on track for promotion but, after another slump in form, they were overtaken as leaders by the Numancia. They needed a victory in their final game, at home to the Tenerife, to assure promotion. Two goals from Antonio Hidalgo secured a 2–1 triumph and the Málaga returned to the top flight as runners-up.

Abdullah Al Thani era (2010–present)[edit]

Due to the club's economic problems, then-president Fernando Sanz found investments at Doha in Qatar to launch an ambitious project, entering in conversations with sheikh Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani.[14] On 11 June 2010, after a week of negotiations, Al Thani became the entity's new owner,[15] being named president on 28 July[14] in the members' meeting.

On 28 June 2010, Jesualdo Ferreira was appointed as coach and Moayad Shatat was appointed as vice president and general manager. Following this was the signing of prominent players like Salomón Rondón and Eliseu. In November, however, Jesualdo was fired because he had not obtained the desired performance, positioning the club in the relegation places.[16] Later, Shatat confirmed Manuel Pellegrini as coach.[17]

With "The Caretaker" in charge, it was decided to discard players of the squad and strengthen with players like centre back Martín Demichelis and midfielder Júlio Baptista.[18] A record five consecutive La Liga wins,[19] alongside a draw against Athletic Bilbao at San Mamés at the start of January 2011, helped the team maintain momentum in the league,[20] finishing the 2010–11 season in 11th place.

In preparation for the 2011–12 season, the club signed with Nike as supplier of the club's kits.[21] The Málaga also reached a collaboration agreement with UNESCO, which, in addition, became the principal sponsor of the club's kit.[22] The more prominent signings of that season were the Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy,[23] the ex-Lyon French midfielder, Jérémy Toulalan,[24] and the most expensive signing in the club's history, Santi Cazorla, who arrived from the Villarreal in a 21 million deal.[25] Other less prominent players like Isco, former Spanish international midfielder Joaquín and left back Nacho Monreal, were key in the successful season which followed for the Málaga. For the first time in its history, the club qualified for the Champions League after finishing the 2011–12 La Liga campaign in fourth.[26] In their first ever participation in the Champions League, the Málaga were paired with Italian giants the Milan and reigning Belgian and Russian champions the Anderlecht and the Zenit Saint Petersburg, respectively. The Málaga made it out of the group stage unbeaten, winning against all three clubs. In the round of 16, the team drew Portuguese champions the Porto, losing the first away game 1–0 while winning at home 2–0, advancing to the quarter-finals. In a highly anticipated tie against German champions the Borussia Dortmund, the home game ended 0–0, leaving Malagauistas with a reasonable chance to advance on the back of a draw in the away fixture. In a second leg marked by controversial referee decisions, the scoreboard showed 1–2 at the full 90 minutes mark, seemingly ensuring the Málaga's place in the semi-finals, but two late goals by Marco Reus (90+1st minute) and Felipe Santana (90+3rd minute) turned the table in favour of the home team.[27] Immediately after the elimination, club president Abdullah ben Nasser Al Thani announced a formal complaint would be filed with UEFA and FIFA.[28]

The following season, the Málaga was banned by the UEFA, along with other clubs for its debts. In a statement the agency declared that the club will be excluded from a subsequent competition, for which it would otherwise qualify, in the next four seasons.[29] However, the ban was eventually downgraded to one season and the club was excluded from the 2013–14 Europa League.

In the summer of 2013, Isco was sold to Real Madrid,[30] Joaquín to Fiorentina and midfielder Jérémy Toulalan to Monaco.[31] The managerial position also changed, with Bernd Schuster taking over from Manuel Pellegrini.[32]

Following 2013, the Málaga encountered a steady decline that would result in them finishing in a lower position in the league each year. On 19 April 2018, the Málaga faced the Levante U.D. hoping to end their run of ten consecutive defeats that left them placed 20th in LaLiga. However, fate took a turn for the worse and the Málaga conceded a goal to the Levante's Emmanuel Boateng in stoppage time to see the final score at 0–1. This loss meant that the Málaga would be relegated to the Segunda División, ending a run of ten consecutive seasons in the top flight.

In 2019, the Málaga came close to being promoted to La Liga, finishing third in the Segunda División, but was eliminated in the first round of the play-offs by the Deportivo de La Coruña. For the 2019–20 Segunda División season, Víctor Sánchez del Amo will continue as coach.[33]

In early 2020, reports emerged that club owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani and his family who owe Málaga €7.3m in loans and credit lines, were buying out shares from smaller shareholders to be directed to their personal expenses and business interests.[34] In August 2020, Málaga issued a statement that they would lay off the entire first-team squad to save the club from oblivion.[35]





Trofeo Costa del Sol[edit]

Between 1961 and 1983, the club organised its own summer tournament, the Trofeo Costa del Sol. In this first age of the tournament, the club won this competition themselves on three occasions, beating the Real Madrid, the Red Star Belgrade and the Derby County in the finals. After a long time of inactivity from 1983 onwards, the competition was revived in 2003. Since then, the club has won the competition on five occasions, beating Newcastle United, Real Betis and Parma in the finals. All eight trophies are currently placed together in the Museo Malaguista in La Rosaleda.

Eastern Andalusia Derby[edit]

Málaga's main rivalry is with Granada CF, known as the Derby of eastern Andalusia. The two clubs are located approximately 90 kilometers apart.

Updated to derby #86 played on January 17, 2021.

Competition Played Granada wins Draws Málaga wins Granada goals Málaga goals
La Liga 24 8 8 8 22 29
La Liga Play-off 2 1 1 0 3 2
Segunda 38 12 10 16 42 58
Segunda Play-off 2 1 0 1 3 3
Segunda B 8 3 5 0 6 3
Tercera 2 2 0 0 5 2
Copa del Rey 10 6 1 3 17 11
Overall 86 33 25 28 98 108

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 March 2021[36]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP Juan Soriano (on loan from Sevilla)
2 DF Venezuela VEN Josua Mejías (on loan from Leganés)
4 DF Spain ESP David Lombán (captain)
5 DF Spain ESP Juande
7 MF Spain ESP Cristian Rodríguez (on loan from Extremadura)
8 MF Spain ESP Luis Muñoz (vice-captain)
9 FW Portugal POR Orlando Sá
10 MF Spain ESP Jairo Samperio
11 MF Spain ESP Joaquín Muñoz (on loan from Huesca)
12 FW Argentina ARG Pablo Chavarría
13 GK Spain ESP Dani Barrio
14 FW Serbia SRB Stefan Šćepović
17 MF France FRA Yanis Rahmani (on loan from Almería)
18 DF Spain ESP Matos (on loan from Cádiz)
19 MF Spain ESP Jozabed (on loan from Celta)
20 FW Spain ESP Caye Quintana (on loan from Cádiz)
21 DF Spain ESP Iván Calero
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF Venezuela VEN Alexander González
23 DF Spain ESP Alberto Escassi (3rd captain)
24 MF Algeria ALG Mohamed Benkhemassa
26 DF Spain ESP Ismael (4th captain)
28 DF Spain ESP Alejandro Benítez
29 GK Argentina ARG Gonzalo
30 MF Spain ESP Ramón
31 MF Morocco MAR Hicham
32 DF Spain ESP Alberto Quintana
33 DF Spain ESP Cristo
34 FW Spain ESP Julio
36 MF Mali MLI Issa Fomba
39 MF Spain ESP David Larrubia
43 MF Spain ESP Juan Cruz
45 FW Equatorial Guinea EQG Loren Zúñiga
46 MF Morocco MAR Haitam Abaida

Reserve team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
35 MF Spain ESP Mini
38 FW Spain ESP Jesús Hoyos
40 DF Spain ESP Eu
42 GK Sweden SWE Daniel Strindholm
No. Pos. Nation Player
44 MF Spain ESP Kevin
47 DF Spain ESP Andrés
49 GK Spain ESP Miguel

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Spain ESP Kellyan (at UD Ibiza until 30 June 2021)


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head Coach Spain Sergio Pellicer
Assistant Coach Spain Manolo Sánchez
Physical Trainer Spain Julio Rodríguez
Physical Trainer Spain Enrique Ruiz
Goalkeeper Coach Spain Dani Lima
Analyst Spain Capa

Last updated: 29 February 2020
Source: [1]



Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Copa del Rey Notes
1999–2000 1D 12 38 11 15 12 55 50 48 2nd Round
2000–01 1D 8 38 16 8 14 60 61 56 2nd Round
2001–02 1D 10 38 13 14 11 44 44 53 Round of 32
2002–03 1D 13 38 11 13 14 44 49 46 Round of 16
Quarter-finals UEFA Cup
2003–04 1D 10 38 15 6 17 50 55 51 Round of 16
2004–05 1D 10 38 15 6 17 40 48 51 Round of 32
2005–06 1D 20 38 5 9 24 36 68 24 3rd Round
2006–07 2D 15 42 14 13 15 49 50 55 Round of 16
2007–08 2D 2 42 20 12 10 58 42 72 Round of 32
2008–09 1D 8 38 15 10 13 55 59 55 Round of 32
2009–10 1D 17 38 7 16 15 42 48 37 Round of 16
2010–11 1D 11 38 13 7 18 54 68 46 Round of 16
2011–12 1D 4 38 17 7 14 54 53 58 Round of 16
2012–13 1D 6 38 16 9 13 53 50 57 Quarter-finals Quarter-finals Champions League
2013–14 1D 11 38 12 9 17 39 46 45 Round of 32
2014–15 1D 9 38 14 8 16 42 48 50 Quarter-finals
2015–16 1D 8 38 12 12 14 38 35 48 Round of 32
2016–17 1D 11 38 12 10 16 49 55 46 Round of 32
2017–18 1D 20 38 5 5 28 24 61 20 Round of 32
2018–19 2D 3 44 21 11 12 53 36 74 Second Round
2019–20 2D 14 42 11 20 11 35 33 53 First Round

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opposition First leg Second leg Aggregate
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round Belgium Gent 3–0 1–1 4–1
Semi-finals Netherlands Willem II 2–1 0–1 3–1
Finals Spain Villarreal 0–1 1–1 2–1
2002–03 UEFA Cup First round Bosnia and Herzegovina Željezničar 0–0 1–0 1–0
Second round Poland Amica Wronki 2–1 1–2 4–2
Third round England Leeds United 0–0 1–2 2–1
Fourth round Greece AEK Athens 0–0 0–1 1–0
Quarter-finals Portugal Boavista 1–0 1–0 1–1 (p)
2012–13 UEFA Champions League Play-off round Greece Panathinaikos 2–0 0–0 2–0
Group C Russia Zenit 3–0 2–2 1st place
Belgium Anderlecht 0–3 2–2
Italy Milan 1–0 1–1
Round of 16 Portugal Porto 1–0 2–0 2–1
Quarter-finals Germany Borussia Dortmund 0–0 3–2 3–2

Season to season[edit]

  • As Club Atlético Malagueño (reserve team of CD Málaga)
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1948–49 5 1ª Reg. 2nd
1949–50 4 Reg. Pref.
1950–51 3 12th
1951–52 3 14th
1952–53 3 16th
1953–54 3 15th
1954–55 3 7th
1955–56 3 11th
1956–57 3 12th
1957–58 3 7th
1958–59 3 5th
1959–60 3 6th
1960–61 3 7th
1961–62 3 4th
1962–63 3 2nd
1963–64 3 1st
1964–65 3 4th
1965–66 3 4th
1966–67 3 5th
1967–68 3 8th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1968–69 3 12th
1969–70 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1970–71 3 13th
1971–72 3 11th
1972–73 3 19th
1973–74 4 Reg. Pref. 5th
1974–75 4 Reg. Pref. 6th
1975–76 4 Reg. Pref. 10th
1976–77 4 Reg. Pref. 8th
1977–78 4 14th
1978–79 4 12th
1979–80 4 11th
1980–81 4 15th
1981–82 4 4th
1982–83 4 12th
1983–84 4 6th
1984–85 4 4th
1985–86 4 5th
1986–87 4 9th
1987–88 4 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1988–89 4 3rd
1989–90 4 5th
1990–91 4 6th
1991–92 4 4th
  • As an independent team
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1992–93 4 1st First round
1993–94 3 2ªB 18th First round
  • As Málaga Club de Fútbol
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1994–95 4 1st First round
1995–96 3 2ªB 5th First round
1996–97 3 2ªB 5th Second round
1997–98 3 2ªB 1st
1998–99 2 1st Third round
1999–2000 1 12th Second round
2000–01 1 8th Second round
2001–02 1 10th Round of 32
2002–03 1 13th Round of 32
2003–04 1 10th Round of 16
2004–05 1 10th Round of 32
2005–06 1 20th Third round
2006–07 2 15th Round of 16
2007–08 2 2nd Round of 32
2008–09 1 8th Round of 32
2009–10 1 17th Round of 16
2010–11 1 11th Round of 16
2011–12 1 4th Round of 16
2012–13 1 6th Quarter-finals
2013–14 1 11th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2014–15 1 9th Quarter-finals
2015–16 1 8th Round of 32
2016–17 1 11th Round of 32
2017–18 1 20th Round of 32
2018–19 2 3rd Second round
2019–20 2 14th First round
2020–21 2 Round of 32

Stadium information[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Previous coaches[edit]

See also[edit]


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