Real Murcia

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Real Murcia
Real Murcia CF logo.svg
Full nameReal Murcia Club
de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Los Pimentoneros
(The Paprika-men)
Founded8 February 1908; 111 years ago (1908-02-08)
GroundNueva Condomina, Murcia,
Murcia, Spain
Capacity31,179
OwnerPublic Shareholder (20.976 Shareholder)
PresidentJosé María Almela
Head coachJulio Algar
League2ª B – Group 4
2018–192ª B – Group 4, 11th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., commonly known as Real Murcia ([reˈal ˈmuɾθja], "Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the namesake region. Founded in 8 February 1908, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina, which holds 31,179[1] spectators.

In domestic football, the club has won a record 9 Segunda División titles.

Home colours are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.

In 2018, after facing financial difficulties, the club started a crowdfunding campaign to sell shares, with people all around the world becoming minority shareholders.

History[edit]

Officially founded in 1919 as Levante Foot-ball Club (records show earlier denominations, such 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 to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1925/26 Group stage
1926/27 Group stage
1927/28 Quarter-finals
1928/29 3 2nd Round of 32
1929/30 2 8th Round of 16
1930/31 2 7th Round of 16
1931/32 2 5th Round of 32
1932/33 2 3rd Quarter-finals
1933/34 2 3rd Round of 16
1934/35 2 2nd Third round
1935/36 2 1st Round of 16
1939/40 2 1st First round
1940/41 1 12th Round of 16
1941/42 2 2nd Round of 16
1942/43 2 3rd DNP
1943/44 2 2nd Semi-finals
1944/45 1 11th First round
1945/46 1 11th Round of 16
1946/47 1 12th First round
1947/48 2 11th Quarter-finals
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1948/49 2 7th Fourth round
1949/50 2 2nd Second round
1950/51 1 14th DNP
1951/52 2 5th DNP
1952/53 2 11th Round of 16
1953/54 2 12th DNP
1954/55 2 1st Round of 16
1955/56 1 13th DNP
1956/57 2 3rd DNP
1957/58 2 3rd DNP
1958/59 2 6th Round of 32
1959/60 2 7th Round of 32
1960/61 2 8th Round of 32
1961/62 2 8th Round of 32
1962/63 2 1st Round of 32
1963/64 1 12th Round of 32
1964/65 1 13th Round of 16
1965/66 2 10th First round
1966/67 2 7th First round
1967/68 2 6th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1968/69 2 8th DNP
1969/70 2 18th Quarter-finals
1970/71 3 9th Third round
1971/72 3 1st First round
1972/73 2 1st Third round
1973/74 1 15th Round of 16
1974/75 1 18th Fourth round
1975/76 2 17th Third round
1976/77 3 1st Second round
1977/78 2 5th Fourth round
1978/79 2 14th Round of 16
1979/80 2 1st Fourth round
1980/81 1 16th Second round
1981/82 2 5th Third round
1982/83 2 1st Third round
1983/84 1 11th Third round
1984/85 1 18th Third round
1985/86 2 1st Third round
1986/87 1 11th Second round
1987/88 1 17th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1988/89 1 19th Round of 32
1989/90 2 9th First round
1990/91 2 3rd Fifth round
1991/92 2 11th Round of 16
1992/93 3 2ªB 1st Third round
1993/94 2 18th Fourth round
1994/95 3 2ªB 17th Third round
1995/96 4 1st DNP
1996/97 3 2ªB 13th First round
1997/98 3 2ªB 8th DNP
1998/99 3 2ªB 4th DNP
1999/00 3 2ªB 2nd Preliminary round
2000/01 2 13th Round of 16
2001/02 2 15th Round of 64
2002/03 2 1st Quarter-finals
2003/04 1 20th Round of 32
2004/05 2 12th Round of 64
2005/06 2 16th Second round
2006/07 2 3rd Second round
2007/08 1 19th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2008/09 2 14th Round of 32
2009/10 2 20th Round of 32
2010/11 3 2ªB 1st Round of 32
2011/12 2 18th Second round
2012/13 2 19th Second round
2013/14 2 4th Second round
2014/15 3 2ªB 2nd Second round
2015/16 3 2ªB 2nd First round
2016/17 3 2ªB 2nd First round
2017/18 3 2ªB 3rd Round of 32
2018/19 3 2ªB 11th Second round
2019/20 3 2ªB

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 May 2018 [2]

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 Ian Mackay
Spain GK Tanis Marcellán
England DF Charlie I'Anson
Spain DF Hugo Álvarez
Spain DF José Ruiz
Spain DF David Forniés
Spain DF Diego Parras (on loan from Las Palmas)
Spain DF Nahuel Omiliani (on loan from Tenerife)
Spain DF Antonio Escribano
Spain DF Francisco Bertomeu
Spain MF Armando Ortíz (Captain)
Spain MF Sergio Maestre
No. Position Player
Spain MF Juanma Bravo
Spain MF José Luis Miñano
Spain MF Josema Raigal
Spain MF Miguel Díaz (on loan from Osasuna)
Brazil MF Henrique Mepomoceno
Spain MF Domi Pujante
Spain MF Víctor Meseguer
Spain FW Víctor Curto
Spain FW Chumbi
Spain FW Manel Martínez
Spain FW Santi Bernal
Spain FW Andrés Silvente

Famous coaches[edit]

Women's team[edit]

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,[3] but it was disbanded shortly after for financial reasons.[4]

Three years later, Murcia Femenino in the third division became Murcia's new club.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NUEVA CONDOMINA". Real Murcia. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ Plantilla Real Murcia Real Murcia official website ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  3. ^ Puesta de largo del Real Murcia de fútbol femenino (Real Murcia women's football gets going); La Verdad, 19 August 2009 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ El Real Murcia femenino muere antes de debutar (Real Murcia women's dies before making debut); La Verdad, 5 September 2009 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  5. ^ 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 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

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