Rayo Vallecano (women)

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Rayo Vallecano Femenino
Full name Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Rayo
Founded 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
2014-15 Primera División, 6th

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.


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.





Season by season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa UEFA
2001–02 2 (Gr. 4) 01st
2002–03 2 (Gr. 4) 01st
2003–04 1 09th
2004–05 1 07th Semifinals
2005–06 1 04th Semifinals
2006–07 1 04th Semifinals
2007–08 1 02nd Champion
2008–09 1 01st Semifinals
2009–10 1 01st Finalist Round of 32
2010–11 1 01st Quarterfinals Round of 16
2011–12 1 04th Semifinals Round of 16
2012–13 1 06th Quarterfinals
2013–14 1 04th Semifinals

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
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 31 January 2015, according to ffemenino.es
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 Alicia Gómez
Spain GK Natalia Yagüe
Spain DF Beatriz Moreno
Spain DF Raquel Carreño
Spain DF Ana María Catalá
Spain DF Marta García "Costa"
Spain DF Patricia Gudiel
Spain DF Alexandra López
Spain DF Amaia Mendioroz
Spain MF Laura Codonal
Spain MF Saray García
Spain MF Vanesa García
No. Position Player
Spain MF Noelia Morales
Spain MF Lorena Muñoz
Spain MF Yaiza Relea
Spain MF Cristina Sánchez Auñón
Spain MF Sara Sánchez "Chufi"
Spain MF Esther Yepes
Equatorial Guinea FW Jade Boho
Spain FW Patricia Mascaró
Japan FW Marika Ohshima
Spain FW Marta Perarnau
Spain FW Iris Ponciano
Argentina FW Marianela Szymanowski

Former internationals[edit]


Retiring players are written in italics

Summer In Out
2010 GK:
DF: Fernández, Goto, Ruiz
MF: Diéguez, S. García, I. Martín, Rubio
FW: Hermoso, Zornoza
DF: Gimbert, Nicolau, Parra
MF: Azagra, C. Martínez, M. Martínez, M. Pacheco, P. Pacheco, Vilanova
FW: Romero, Zufía
2011 GK:
DF: M. García, Gudiel
MF: Hernández
FW: Astiz
DF: Benito, Fernández
MF: Diéguez, I. Martín
FW: Bermúdez, A. Martín, Zornoza
2012 GK:
MF: Conde, Díez
FW: Mascaró
GK: López
DF: Galán, Goto, Ruiz
MF: Hernández, Rubio
FW: Mellado
2013 GK: Megías
DF: Carreño, V. García, Mendióroz
MF: Magalhães
FW: Borja, Ortiz
DF: Gudiel
MF: Pizarro, Recuero, Vega
FW: Astiz, Boho, Hermoso, G. Morales


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