SD Compostela

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SD Compostela
Full name Sociedad Deportiva Compostela
  • Compos
  • Esedé
Founded 2004
Ground San Lázaro, Compostela,
Galicia, Spain
Capacity 14,000
Chairman Antonio Quinteiro
Manager Yago Iglesias
League 3ª – Group 1
2016–17 3ª – Group 1, 7th

Sociedad Deportiva Compostela is a Spanish football team based in Santiago de Compostela, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded on 2004, they play in Tercera División– Group 1, holding home matches at Estadio Multiusos de San Lázaro.


Founded in 2004 as SD Campus Stellae,[1] with José Luís Balboa as president, enters competition in the 2005-06 season at the group 11 of the Galicia Terceira Autonómica league, where he finishes in 11th position (out of 18 teams). The following season, 2006-07, they played in group 12 of the same division, and finished third out of 14 teams.

In 2006, a former president of the dissolved SD Compostela, José María Caneda, bought the commercial name Sociedad Deportiva Compostela, and became president of the SD Campus Stellae, changing the team's name at the beginning of the 2007-08 season to keep the former term .

In the 2007–08 season, the new club won its regional league and returned to Tercera. In the following campaign, after finishing first in its group, the team beat Atlético Monzón with a 4–2 aggregate (3–0, 1–2) and won a second consecutive promotion. However, this would be a short-lived return, with relegation befalling at the season's end, immediately followed by another one due to overwhelming financial problems. Longtime president José María Caneda left the club.[2][3]

Compostela playing against Lugo on 22 November 2009.

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 5 Tercera Aut. 11th
2006/07 5 Tercera Aut. 3rd
2007/08 5 Pref. Aut. 1st
2008/09 4 1st
2009/10 3 2ªB 20th 1st round
2010/11 5 Pref. Aut. 8th
2011/12 5 Pref. Aut. 1st
2012/13 4 3rd
2013/14 3 2ªB 13th
2014/15 3 2ªB 6th
2015/16 3 2ªB 19th First round
2016/17 4 7th
2017/18 4 1st
2018/19 4 Second round


Current squad[edit]

As of 18 September 2015

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 Raúl Marqueta
Uruguay GK Pato Guillén
Spain DF Josu
Spain DF Jesús Varela
Spain DF Dani Portela
Spain DF Catú
Spain DF Sergio Sánchez
Spain DF Javi González
Spain DF Jimmy Seoane
Bulgaria DF Asparuh Smilkov
Spain MF Marcos Rodríguez
No. Position Player
Spain MF Javi Moreno
Spain MF Mon Vives
Spain MF Jordan Sánchez
Spain MF Óscar Fondevila
Spain MF Dani Hernández
Spain MF Joaquín
Spain MF Asier Goti
Spain MF Rubén Sánchez
Equatorial Guinea FW David Mitogo
Spain FW Guillem
Bulgaria FW Boris Pantaleev


Compostela play at the Estadio Multiusos de San Lázaro, which has a capacity of 14,000. Pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres.

Compostela played their first season at Estadio da Residencia da Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, whilst work was completed on their first permanent ground, Estadio Municipal de Santa Isabel; on 22 September 1963, it played the first match at the new stadium. It was a basic enclosure and lacked a covered stand until 1969, when a tribune was erected and floodlights installed at a cost of 1 million pesetas. Compostela continued to use the ground for first team fixtures until the end of the 1993 season. The reserve team, Compostela B, played on at Santa Isabel until early 2003, when the ground was finally demolished and replaced with a municipal sports centre that bore the same name.

Work started on the Multiusos de San Lázaro in 1991. Situated in the eastern suburb of San Lázaro, it was a multi-purpose arena, used primarily for the football matches of its two resident clubs, Compostela and SD Ciudad de Santiago. Oval in shape and with a terracotta-coloured roof on the west side to incorporate the directors' seating and press facilities on a second tier, the pitch was surrounded by a 400m athletics track, relatively uncommon in Spanish stadiums.

The inaugural match took place on 24 June 1993, when a four-way tournament was staged, featuring Deportivo de La Coruña, CD Tenerife, Club Atlético River Plate and São Paulo FC. Deportivo and River played in the first match, and Bebeto had the honour of scoring the first goal.


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