UD Melilla

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Melilla
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Full nameUnión Deportiva Melilla
Founded1943
1976 (re-founded)
GroundÁlvarez Claro,
Melilla, Spain
Capacity10,000
PresidentLuis Manuel Rincón
Head coachManolo Herrero
League2ªB – Group 1
2019-202ªB – Group 4, 13th
Current season

Union Deportiva Melilla is a football team based in the autonomous city of Melilla. Founded in 1943 and refounded in 1976 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal Álvarez Claro, with a 10,000-seat capacity.[1]

History[edit]

At the beginning of the 1930s, Melilla city had four local football teams: Melilla C.F., Sociedad Deportiva Melillense, Deportivo Español and La Hípica.[2] Unión Deportiva Melilla was founded on February 6, 1943.[2] The first official game was against C.D. African on March 21, 1943. UD Melilla won it 5:1.[3] However then the club disappeared for 13 years. It was refounded in 1976, reached Segunda División B in 1987, and has remained there ever since.

Club background[edit]

  • Juventud Español(1940–43)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1921–43)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1943–56)
  • Sociedad Deportiva Melilla(1971–76)
  • Gimnástico de Melilla(1976–80)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1976–)

Other clubs from Melilla[edit]

  • Club Deportivo Real Melilla(1939–)
  • Club Deportivo Tesorillo(1944–56)
  • Melilla Club de Fútbol(1956–76)
  • Club de Fútbol Melilla Industrial(1968–74)
  • Club de Fútbol Industrial Melilla(1975–85)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1985–91)

Rivalry[edit]

The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Melilla and AD Ceuta, who were dissolved in 2012. The two clubs travelled to face each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.[4]

Season to season[edit]

UD Melilla (1943)[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1943/44 Regional 3rd round
1944/45 3 5th
1945/46 3 3rd
1946/47 3 1st
1947/48 3 1st 2nd round
1948/49 3 12th 3rd round
1949/50 3 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1950/51 2 10th
1951/52 2 8th
1952/53 2 5th 2nd round
1953/54 2 13th
1954/55 3 2nd
1955/56 3 2nd

Melilla CF (1956-1976)[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1956/57 3 1st
1957/58 3 14th
1958/59 3 13th
1959/60 3 9rh
1960/61 3 2nd
1961/62 3 2nd
1962/63 2 11th 1st round
1963/64 2 12th Round of 32
1964/65 2 12th 1st round
1965/66 2 15th 1st round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1966/67 3 6th
1967/68 3 4th
1968/69 3 2nd
1969/70 3 3rd 4th round
1970/71 3 11th 1st round
1971/72 3 5th 1st round
1972/73 3 7th 1st round
1973/74 3 14th 2nd round
1974/75 3 15th 1st round
1975/76 3 18th 1st round

SD Melilla (1971-1976)[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1974/75 3 10th 2nd round
1975/76 3 16th 2nd round

UD Melilla (1976)[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 3 16th 1st round
1977/78 4 4th 1st round
1978/79 4 2nd 1st round
1979/80 4 10th 1st round
1980/81 4 3rd 1st round
1981/82 4 8th 1st round
1982/83 4 4th
1983/84 4 10th 1st round
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 8th 1st round
1986/87 4 3rd
1987/88 3 2ªB 7th 2nd round
1988/89 3 2ªB 15th 1st round
1989/90 3 2ªB 2nd
1990/91 3 2ªB 6th 2nd round
1991/92 3 2ªB 14th 1st round
1992/93 3 2ªB 15th 3rd round
1993/94 3 2ªB 15th 2nd round
1994/95 3 2ªB 12th 1st round
1995/96 3 2ªB 12th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996/97 3 2ªB 11th
1997/98 3 2ªB 5th
1998/99 3 2ªB 1st
1999/00 3 2ªB 9th 1st round
2000/01 3 2ªB 8th
2001/02 3 2ªB 16th
2002/03 3 2ªB 14th
2003/04 3 2ªB 7th
2004/05 3 2ªB 8th First round
2005/06 3 2ªB 8th
2006/07 3 2ªB 9th
2007/08 3 2ªB 7th
2008/09 3 2ªB 6th Third round
2009/10 3 2ªB 2nd Second round
2010/11 3 2ªB 3rd Third round
2011/12 3 2ªB 5th First round
2012/13 3 2ªB 9th Round of 32
2013/14 3 2ªB 8th
2014/15 3 2ªB 7th
2015/16 3 2ªB 9th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2016/17 3 2ªB 6th
2017/18 3 2ªB 5th First round
2018/19 3 2ªB 3rd Round of 32
2019/20 3 2ªB 13th First round

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 May 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Spain ESP Dani Barrio
GK Spain ESP Pedro Luis
GK Spain ESP Adam
DF Spain ESP Pepe Romero
DF Morocco MAR Mohamed Mahanan
DF Colombia COL Jilmar Torres
MF Saudi Arabia KSA Ahmed Al-Fraidi
DF Spain ESP Richi
DF Spain ESP Paco Aguza
DF Spain ESP Fran Bueno
DF Spain ESP Mario Hernández (on loan from Rayo Vallecano)
MF Spain ESP Alfonsito
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Spain ESP Antonio Otegui (on loan from Osasuna)
MF Spain ESP Jordi Ortega
MF Spain ESP Igor Martínez
MF Spain ESP Juan Carlos Menudo
MF Spain ESP Juan Ramón Ruano
MF Spain ESP Heber Peña
MF Spain ESP Álvaro Queijeiro
FW Spain ESP Brian Martín (on loan from Tenerife)
FW Spain ESP Óscar García
FW Guinea GUI Moha (on loan from Istra)
MF Spain ESP Ramón Cuadrado

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. Pos. Nation Player
DF Spain ESP Juanmi Carrión (at Deportivo Fabril until 30 June 2019)
MF Spain ESP Lolo Garrido (at Atlético Malagueño until 30 June 2019)
MF Spain ESP Braim (at Villanovense until 30 June 2019)

Famous players[edit]

Famous coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Así quedó el Sorteo de la Segunda Eliminatoria Fase de Ascenso a Segunda División y Segunda División B - Segunda B, Segunda División, Tercera". FutbolBalear.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  2. ^ a b "Historia". UD Melilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  3. ^ "Historia". UD Melilla (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  4. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5.

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