UCAM Murcia CF

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UCAM Murcia
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Full name Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s) Universitarios
Founded 1999
Ground La Condomina, Murcia, Spain
Ground Capacity 6,500
Owner Universidad Católica de Murcia
Chairman José Luis Mendoza
Manager Francisco
League Segunda División
2015–16 2ª B – Group 4, 1st (promoted)
Website Club home page

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol, commonly known as UCAM Murcia or simply UCAM, is a Spanish football club based in Murcia. Founded in 1999 it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at Estadio de La Condomina, with a capacity of 6,500 spectators.

History[edit]

A starting lineup in the 2013–14 season, that promoted to Segunda División B

Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia Club de Fútbol [1] was founded in 1999 and had previously a team which played in Tercera División from 2000 to 2005.[2] In parallel was founded in 2004 the Club de Fútbol Los Garres, making its first appearance in Tercera División in 2008–09 as Murcia Deportivo Club de Fútbol. In 2009 a businessman from Beniaján, Murcia, acquired the club and moved it to his local town; one year later the club relocated again, now to Sangonera la Verde, and, in 2011, UCAM became its new owner.[3]

At the end of the 2011–12 season, after Orihuela suffered relegation from Segunda División B due to irregularities, UCAM Murcia took its place.[4] After suffering relegation, the club bounced back to the third level immediately, and achieved a respectable second place in his group during the 2014–15 campaign; it missed out promotion in the play-offs, after being knocked out by Bilbao Athletic B, which would later achieve promotion.

In the 2015–16 season, UCAM Murcia finished the regular season as champions of the Group 4, six points ahead of neighbours Real Murcia. The club achieved the promotion to Segunda División in the play-offs after beating Real Madrid Castilla 4–3 on aggregate.

Club names[edit]

  • Club de Fútbol Los Garres (2004–06)
  • Murcia Deportivo Club de Fútbol (2006–09)
  • Costa Cálida Club de Fútbol Beniaján (2009–10)
  • Costa Cálida Club de Futbol Sangonera (2010–11)
  • UCAM Murcia Club de Fútbol (2011–)

Season to season[edit]

Old UCAM Murcia[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1999/00 5 1ª Reg. 1st
2000/01 4 14th
2001/02 4 10th
2002/03 4 11th
2003/04 4 16th
2004/05 4 19th
2004/05 6 1ª Reg. 4th

Los Garres/Murcia Deportivo/Costa Cálida[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 6 1ª Reg. 1st
2006/07 5 Reg. Pref. 10th
2007/08 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
2008/09 4 12th
2009/10 4 4th
2010/11 4 1st

New UCAM Murcia CF[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2011/12 4 6th Second round
2012/13 3 2ªB 17th
2013/14 4 1st
2014/15 3 2ªB 2nd Third round
2015/16 3 2ªB 1st Third round
2016/17 2 2nd Round of 32

Support[edit]

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol’s highest home attendance is 5,530 in a 2016–17 Segunda División match against Cádiz. The club’s two main supporters groups are Los T-UCAM who were founded in 2015 and Los Blue Gold who were founded in 2016.[5][6]

Rivalries[edit]

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol’s main rivals are their city rivals Real Murcia. It is a very new derby in Spanish football with the first match between the two teams taking place during the 2015–16 Segunda División B.The tension between the two clubs started in 2015 when the club moved into the old stadium of Real Murcia, the Estadio de La Condomina. Many Real Murcia supporters resent the fact the younger, less prestigious club have quickly rose through the Spanish lower leagues and have overtaken them with help from the financial backing of José Luis Mendoza Pérez.

# Season Date R. Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 2015–16 22 November 2015 14 UCAM Murcia 1 – 2 Real Murcia 5,400
2 10 April 2016 33 Real Murcia 0 – 1 UCAM Murcia 18,003

Current squad[edit]

As of 26 January 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Biel Ribas (2nd captain)
2 Spain DF Tekio (4th captain)
3 Spain DF Juan Góngora (captain)
4 Spain DF Hugo Álvarez
5 Spain DF Fran Pérez (3rd captain)
6 Albania MF Vullnet Basha
7 Honduras FW Jona
9 Spain FW David Mayoral (on loan from Valladolid)
10 Spain MF Juan José Collantes
11 Spain MF Nono
12 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Cedrick Mabwati
13 Spain GK Miguel Escalona
No. Position Player
14 Spain MF Manolín
15 Spain DF David Morillas
16 Spain DF Unai Albizua
17 Belgium MF Ritchie Kitoko
19 Spain FW Natalio
21 Spain MF Pere Milla (on loan from Eibar)
22 Spain MF Juande (on loan from Spezia)
23 Spain MF Vicente Pérez
24 Spain MF Tito
25 Spain GK Fernando
26 Equatorial Guinea FW Iban Salvador (on loan from Valladolid)
Spain FW Luis Fernández

Reserve team[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
27 Spain FW Canillas
29 Spain MF Luis Castillo
No. Position Player
30 Spain DF Javi Fernández
31 Spain MF Pipo

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain DF Dani Pérez (at Toledo until 30 June 2017)
Spain MF Isi Ros (at Cartagena until 30 June 2017)

Honours[edit]

Managers[edit]

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