Rayo Vallecano Femenino

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Rayo Vallecano Femenino
Full name Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Rayo
Founded 2000; 17 years ago (2000)[1]
Ground Ciudad Deportiva Fundación Rayo Vallecano
Madrid, Spain
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Raúl Martín Presa
Manager Alberto Ruiz De La Hermosa
League Primera División
2016–17 7th

Rayo Vallecano Femenino is the women's football section of Madrid-based club Rayo Vallecano, currently playing in the Spanish top league. Between 2008 and 2011 it won three national championships and one national cup.

History[edit]

Rayo Vallecano established its women's team in 2000, absorbing local club CD El Buen Retiro. In 2003 it earned promotion to the top league, and after two seasons in mid-table it established itself in the top positions from 2006. The team's golden era started in 2008, winning the national cup and narrowly missing a double, with Levante UD winning the championship on goal average.

This first trophy was followed by three championships in a row until 2011, becoming the second team to achieve this after Athletic Bilbao. Rayo Vallecano thus took part in the first three editions of the UEFA Women's Champions League after its relaunch in 2010. In its debut Rayo was knocked out in the first round by WFC Rossiyanka, while both in 2011 and 2012 it was defeated by Arsenal FC in the Round of 16 after overcoming Valur and PK-35 respectively.

Following the 2011 season the team had to cut down its budget, and it couldn't fight for the title in the next two seasons. In 2013 it was sixth, its worst result since 2005.

Honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

Official[edit]

Invitational[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina UEFA
2001–02 1st
2002–03 1st
2003–04 9th
2004–05 7th Semifinals
2005–06 4th Semifinals
2006–07 4th Semifinals
2007–08 2nd Champion
2008–09 1st Semifinals
2009–10 1st Runner-up Round of 32
2010–11 1st Quarterfinals Round of 16
2011–12 4th Semifinals Round of 16
2012–13 6th Quarterfinals
2013–14 4th Semifinals
2014–15 6th Quarterfinals
2015–16 10th
2016–17 7th Quarterfinals

UEFA competition record[edit]

Season Competition Round Opponent Result Scorers
2009–10 Champions League Round of 32 Russia Rossiyanka 1–3 1–2 Adriana, Pablos
2010–11 Champions League Round of 32 Iceland Valur 3–0 1–1 Adriana 2, Hermoso, Pablos
Round of 16 England Arsenal 2–0 1–4 Adriana, Bermúdez, Pablos
2011–12 Champions League Qualifying round Republic of Ireland Peamount
Estonia Pärnu
Slovenia Krka
1–0
4–1
4–0
Pablos
Hermoso 2, Mellado, P. García
Hermoso 3, P. García
Round of 32 Finland PK-35 3–0 4–1 Pablos 2, Boho, S. García, Hermoso, Pizarro, Vega
Round of 16 England Arsenal 1–1 1–5 Pablos 2

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 February 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Alicia Gómez
2 Spain FW Sheila García
3 Spain DF Paultia Díaz
4 Spain DF Paula López
5 Spain DF Amaia Mendioroz
6 Spain DF Paula Andújar
7 Spain FW Iris Ponciano
8 South Korea MF Hyeseon Shin Sheon
8 Spain MF Ainoa Campo
9 Spain MF María del Carmen García-Uceda
10 Spain MF Estela Fernández
11 Spain FW Natalia Pablos
No. Position Player
12 Spain MF Rosa María Martín
13 Spain GK Ana Vallés
14 Spain MF Cristina "Sole"
15 Spain FW Beatriz Torija
16 Spain DF Jennifer Santiago
17 Spain MF Laura Codonal
18 Spain FW Laura Domínguez
19 Spain FW Jessica Vilchez
19 Spain FW Carmen María Alegría
20 Spain DF Raquel Carreño
21 Spain FW Rocío Zafra
25 Spain GK Cristina Portomeñe

Former internationals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daría lo que fuera por marcar en Champions, pero una victoria me haría más que feliz" [I would give anything to score in the Champions League, but I would be more than happy with a win] (in Spanish). AS. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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