|Full name||Real Murcia Club|
de Fútbol, S.A.D.
|Founded||8 February 1908|
|Ground||Nueva Condomina, Murcia,|
|Owner||Public Shareholder (20.976 Shareholder)|
|President||José María Almela|
|Head coach||Julio Algar|
|League||2ª B – Group 4|
|2018–19||2ª B – Group 4, 11th|
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 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.
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
- 18 seasons in La Liga
- 53 seasons in Segunda División
- 12 seasons in Segunda División B
- 5 seasons in Tercera División (until 1976–77 as third level)
- As of 14 May 2018 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Patrick Gibney
- 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)
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
- "NUEVA CONDOMINA". Real Murcia. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- Plantilla Real Murcia Real Murcia official website ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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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