UE Llagostera

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Llagostera
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Full nameUnió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Blanquivermells
Founded1947 as Unión Deportiva Llagostera
GroundMunicipal, Llagostera,
Catalonia, Spain
Capacity1,500 [1]
PresidentIsabel Tarragó
Head coachOriol Alsina
LeagueSegunda División B
2018–193ª – Group 5, 1st
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava S.A.E.[2] is a Spanish football team based in Llagostera, Girona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. Founded in 1947, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3. Its home stadium was Estadi Municipal de Llagostera, with a capacity for 1,500 spectators.[3] Llagostera is the smallest town ever to have a team in one of the two professional football divisions in Spain.

History[edit]

Leandro Calm, the mayor of the city, founded the club as Unión Deportiva Llagostera on November 13, 1947. He also became its first president.[4] Llagostera spent most of its history in the Catalan regional leagues, promoting to Tercera División for the first time ahead of the 2009–10 season. In only its second season at that level, the club won its group before defeating CCD Cerceda 3–0 on aggregate in the promotion play-offs.[5]

In 2011–12, its first season in Segunda División B, Llagostera finished only one point out of the play-offs, instead qualifying for the next season's Copa del Rey, where it reached the last 32 before a 5–1 aggregate loss to giants Valencia CF.[6] The team was promoted to the professional leagues for the first time in 2014 with a 3–2 aggregate comeback win over Real Avilés[7] and beating Gimnàstic de Tarragona after the overtime in the last round of the playoffs.[8]

As their stadium did not meet LFP criteria for home games, Llagostera had as its home stadium from 2014 to 2017 the Estadi Palamós Costa Brava, 30 km from Llagostera, which holds 3,724 spectators. The club held its own in its first season in Segunda División, coming within four points of a play-off berth. It was relegated back to the third tier towards after two seasons.[9]

On 30 June 2017, the club announced it would come back to the Estadi Municipal de Llagostera.[10] One year later, Llagostera would be relegated to Tercera División, after losing the relegation playoffs against Izarra, but bounced back immediately with victory against Club Portugalete in June 2019.[11]

Club background[edit]

  • 1947–1972: Unión Deportiva Llagostera
  • 1972–1981: Club de Fútbol Llagostera
  • 1981–2004: Unión Deportiva Llagostera
  • 2004–2015: Unió Esportiva Llagostera
  • 2015–: Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava

Season to season[edit]

2012–13 Copa del Rey game against Valencia CF at Estadi Municipal de Llagostera.
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1947–65 Regional
1965/66 5 2ª Reg. 14th
1966/67 5 2ª Reg.
1967/68 5 2ª Reg.
1968/69 5 1ª Reg. 20th
1969/70 6 2ª Reg.
1970/71 5 1ª Reg. 16th
1971/72 6 2ª Reg. 10th
1972/73 6 2ª Reg. 19th
1973/74 7 3ª Reg.
1974/75 7 3ª Reg.
1975/76 7 3ª Reg.
1976/77 7 3ª Reg.
1977/78 8 3ª Reg.
1978/79 8 3ª Reg.
1979/80 8 3ª Reg.
1980/81 7 2ª Reg. 19th
1981/82 8 3ª Reg.
1982/83 8 3ª Reg.
1983/84 7 2ª Reg. 5th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1984/85 6 1ª Reg. 4th
1985/86 6 1ª Reg. 6th
1986/87 6 1ª Reg. 17th
1987/88 6 1ª Reg. 11th
1988/89 6 1ª Reg. 15th
1989/90 6 1ª Reg. 17th
1990/91 6 1ª Reg. 17th
1991/92 7 1ª Terr. 17th
1992/93 8 2ª Terr. 13th
1993/94 8 2ª Terr. 11th
1994/95 8 2ª Terr. 5th
1995/96 8 2ª Terr. 7th
1996/97 8 2ª Terr. 17th
1997/98 9 3ª Terr. 1st
1998/99 8 2ª Terr. 3rd
1999/00 8 2ª Terr. 6th
2000/01 8 2ª Terr. 16th
2001/02 8 2ª Terr. 14th
2002/03 8 2ª Terr. 8th
2003/04 8 2ª Terr. 16th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
2004/05 8 2ª Terr. 2nd
2005/06 7 1ª Terr. 1st
2006/07 6 Pref. Terr. 8th
2007/08 6 Pref. Terr. 2nd
2008/09 5 1ª Catal. 3rd
2009/10 4 7th
2010/11 4 1st
2011/12 3 2ªB 5th Third round
2012/13 3 2ªB 10th Round of 32
2013/14 3 2ªB 1st
2014/15 2 9th Second round
2015/16 2 20th Round of 32
2016/17 3 2ªB 14th Second round
2017/18 3 2ªB 16th
2018/19 4 1st
2019/20 3 2ªB 13th First round

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2019

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 Marcos Pérez
2 Spain DF Aimar Moratalla
3 Spain DF David Bigas
4 Spain DF Yeray Sabariego (captain)
5 Argentina DF Lucas Viale
6 Spain MF Pol Gómez
7 Spain MF Gil Muntadas
9 Spain FW Sascha Andreu
10 Spain FW Sergio Cortés
11 Spain DF Joan Maynau
No. Position Player
12 Spain DF David Crespo
13 Spain GK Carles Santaló
14 Spain FW Kuku Kanteh
15 Spain MF David García
16 Spain FW Anselm Pasquina
17 Spain FW Eric Jiménez
18 Spain DF Diego González
20 Spain DF Noel Carbonell (on loan from Lleida Esportiu)
21 Spain FW Nahuel Arroyo
22 Spain MF Adrián Lledó

Notable players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer Statistics and Analysis Service | SportArbiter.com". www.sportarbiter.com. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  2. ^ "El Llagostera assoleix el capital necessari per convertir-se en SAE" [Llagostera reaches the necessary capital to become an SAE]. Diari de Girona (in Catalan). 14 July 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Estadio Municipal de Llagostera". Football Tripper. 2014-07-12. Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  4. ^ "Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava, S.A.D. :: La Futbolteca. Enciclopedia del Fútbol Español" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  5. ^ "El Cerceda volvió a ser inferior al Llagostera, que logró el ascenso" [Cerceda were again inferior to Llagostera, who achieved promotion]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Rami marca el gol de esta ronda desde el centro del campo" [Rami scores the goal of the round from the halfway line]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 28 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Se acabó el sueño del Real Avilés" [Real Avilés' dream is over]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Histórico ascenso del Llagostera a Segunda división" [Historic promotion of Llagostera to Segunda División] (in Spanish). ABC. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  9. ^ "El Leganés baja a la Llagostera y aplaza su ascenso a Miranda" [Leganés send Llagostera down and postpone their promotion until Miranda]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 May 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  10. ^ "El Llagostera arriba a un acord amb l'Ajuntament per jugar els seus partits al Municipal" (in Catalan). Diari de Girona. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  11. ^ "El Llagostera, primer ascendido a Segunda B" [Llagostera, first promoted to Segunda B] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

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