|Full name||Real Murcia Club
de Fútbol, S.A.D.
|Ground||Nueva Condomina, Murcia,
|League||2ª B – Group 4|
|2016–17||2ª B – Group 4, 2nd|
Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known as Real Murcia ([reˈal ˈmuɾθja], "Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the namesake region. Founded in 1919, it currently plays in Segunda División B, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina, which holds 33,045 spectators.
Home colours are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.
Officially founded in 1908 (records show earlier denominations, as 1903's Foot Ball Club de Murcia and 1906's Murcia Football Club), Real Murcia was named as such, in 1923–24, by king Alfonso XIII. The following year, the La Condomina stadium was opened, with the club holding home games there for the next 82 years uninterrupted.
In 1929 the club first competed in the third division, achieving its first ever La Liga promotion in 1939–40, a feat repeated four years later. After years of mainly playing in the second level (even briefly returning to the fourth), it returned to the top division for 1980–81, for another nine-year spell.
During the 1990s Murcia also featured briefly in division four, but played mainly in the second division. Both the last match played at the old Condomina, on 11 November 2006, and the first at the new grounds 15 days later, resulted in home defeats (0–1 to Polideportivo Ejido and 1–4 against Real Valladolid); however, the club returned to the top level three years after its last spell.
Murcia started 2007–08 well, resisting in mid-table positions until early 2008, with not even the change in coach, with former Spanish national team boss Javier Clemente replacing Lucas Alcaraz, being able to prevent relegation.
During the 2008–09 season, with Murcia placed in the relegation zone, Clemente was also sacked, in mid-December 2008 – the Pimentoneros eventually retained their division status. However, in the following campaign, the club returned to division three.
Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes 2002–03 2D 1 42 23 10 9 59 22 79 Promoted to La Liga 2003–04 1D 20 38 5 11 22 29 57 26 Relegated to Segunda División 2004–05 2D 12 42 15 9 18 40 52 54 2005–06 2D 16 42 13 13 16 41 40 52 2006–07 2D 3 42 21 13 8 62 45 76 Promoted to La Liga 2007–08 1D 19 38 7 9 22 36 65 30 Relegated to Segunda División 2008–09 2D 14 42 14 10 18 48 58 52 Round of 32 2009–10 2D 20 42 11 17 14 49 51 50 Round of 32 Relegated to Segunda División B
Season to season
- 18 seasons in La Liga
- 53 seasons in Segunda División
- 10 seasons in Segunda División B
- 5 seasons in Tercera División (until 1976–77 as third level)
- As of 20 May 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Mark Haight
- Fernando Daucik (1963–64)
- Antoni Ramallets (1964)
- Ferenc Puskás (1975)
- László Kubala (1986)
- Joaquín Peiró (1992–93; 2003–04)
- David Vidal (2002–03)
- John Toshack (2004)
- Javier Clemente (2008)
- José Miguel Campos
After the Royal Spanish Football Federation decided to expand the Superliga Femenina in 2009, Real Murcia absorbed Santomeran second-tier club Apolo Properties. The team was thus registered in the competition and presented, but it was disbanded shortly after for financial reasons.
Three years later, Murcia Femenino in the third division became Murcia's new club.
- Real Murcia Imperial – Murcia's reserve team
- Puesta de largo del Real Murcia de fútbol femenino (Real Murcia women's football gets going); La Verdad, 19 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Real Murcia femenino muere antes de debutar (Real Murcia women's dies before making debut); La Verdad, 5 September 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Murcia Femenino competirá con el nombre y el escudo del Real Murcia (Murcia Femenino will compete under Real Murcia's name and badge); La Opinión de Murcia, 13 August 2012 (in Spanish)
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