UD Melilla

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Melilla
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Full name Unión Deportiva Melilla
Founded 1943
1976 (re-founded)
Ground Álvarez Claro,
Melilla, Spain
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Cristóbal Sánchez
Manager Juan Moya
League 2ªB – Group 4
2015–16 2ªB – Group 4, 9th
Current season

Union Deportiva Melilla is a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Melilla. Founded in 1943 and refounded in 1976 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal Álvarez Claro, with a 12,000-seat capacity.

History[edit]

Unión Deportiva Melilla was founded in 1943, disappearing 13 years later. It was refounded in 1976, first reaching Segunda División B in 1987, and remaining there for the subsequent decades.

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.[1]

Season to season[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 November 2016

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 Dani Barrio
Spain GK José Betancort
Spain DF Pepe Romero
Spain DF Álex Cruz
Spain DF Sergio Sánchez
Spain DF Jilmar Torres
Spain DF Richi
Spain DF Mohamed Mahanan
Spain MF Borja Prieto
Spain MF Nando
Spain MF Sufian
Spain MF Santi Luque
No. Position Player
Spain MF David Vázquez
South Korea MF Kiu
Ukraine MF Yuriy Tkachuk
Ivory Coast MF Ali Diakité
Spain MF Pedro Bolaños
Spain MF Borjita
Spain FW Nacho Aznar
Spain FW David Cubillas
Spain FW Jairo
Spain FW Rubén Sánchez
Spain FW Diego Cascón

Famous players[edit]

Famous managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5. 

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