Mérida UD

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Mérida UD
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Full name Mérida Unión Deportiva
Nickname(s) Romanos, Pecholatas
Founded 1990
Dissolved 2013
Ground Estadio Romano, Mérida,
Extremadura, Spain
Capacity 14,600
League Tercera División
2012–13 3ª - Group 14, 6th

Mérida Unión Deportiva was a Spanish football club based in Mérida, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. Founded in 1990, they last played in Tercera División – Group 14 when dissolved in 2013, and hosted games at the Estadio Romano.


Mérida Unión Deportiva was the predecessor of CP Mérida, which had been founded in 1912 as Sportiva Emeritense, and eventually came to play in La Liga, disappearing in 2000 due to asphyxiating debts.

Founded in 1990 as Mérida Promesas after the merge of Santa Eulalia and Los Milagros, the club was affiliated to CP Mérida until 2000, changed its named to Unión Deportiva, going on to take Club Polideportivo's place as the main team in the city. Having played mainly in the fourth division as a backup team, it did manage seven presences in the third independently, but returned to Tercera in 2009,[1] where it played until being dissolved and replaced by new creation team Mérida AD.

Club background[edit]

  • UD Mérida Promesas(1990–2000)
  • UD Mérida(2000–05)
  • Mérida UD(2005–13)

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1991/92 4 6th
1992/93 4 10th
1993/94 4 3rd
1994/95 4 9th
1995/96 4 4th
1996/97 4 5th
1997/98 4 2nd
1998/99 4 4th
1999/00 4 1st
2000/01 4 2nd
2001/02 3 2ªB 4th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2002/03 3 2ªB 13th 1st Round
2003/04 3 2ªB 18th
2004/05 4 1st
2005/06 3 2ªB 9th 2nd Round
2006/07 3 2ªB 15th
2007/08 3 2ªB 4th
2008/09 3 2ªB 7th 2nd Round
2009/10 4 5th 3rd Round
2010/11 4 5th
2011/12 4 8th
2012/13 4 6th

Final squad[edit]

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 Isaac
Spain DF Popo
Spain DF José Mari
Spain DF Abadías
Spain DF José Ángel
Spain MF Abela
Spain MF Borja
No. Position Player
Spain MF Sancho
Spain MF Ardila
Spain MF Aguinaco
Spain FW Albertino
Spain FW Juanan
Spain FW Pedro Juan
Spain FW Álvaro


Mérida played its home games at Estadio Romano, with a capacity of 14,600 spectators.

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