UCAM Murcia CF

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UCAM Murcia
Full nameUniversidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s)Universitarios
Founded1999
GroundLa Condomina, Murcia, Spain
Capacity6,500
OwnerUniversidad Católica de Murcia
ChairmanJosé Luis Mendoza
ManagerJosé María Salmerón
LeagueSegunda División
2015–162ª B – Group 4, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

Universidad Católica de Murcia Club de Fútbol 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

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

  • 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

Old UCAM Murcia

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

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

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

Current squad

As of 31 August 2016

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
3 Spain DF Juan Góngora (captain)
4 Spain DF Hugo Álvarez
5 Spain DF Fran Pérez (4th captain)
6 Albania MF Vullnet Basha
7 Honduras FW Jona
8 Spain MF César Remón
9 Spain FW Pablo Pallarès
10 Spain MF Juan José Collantes
11 Spain MF Nono
12 Uruguay MF Facundo Guichón
13 Spain GK Miguel Escalona
No. Position Player
14 Spain MF Sergio Mora (3rd captain)
15 Spain DF David Morillas
16 Spain DF Unai Albizua
17 Belgium MF Ritchie Kitoko
18 Spain FW Juanma Delgado (on loan from Heart of Midlothian)
19 Spain FW Natalio
20 Spain FW Jesús Imaz
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 Spain MF Isi Ros

Reserve team

Out on loan

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)

Honours

Managers

References

External links