Universidad de Las Palmas CF

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Universidad Las Palmas
Full nameUniversidad de Las Palmas
Club de Fútbol
GroundPepe Gonçalvez, Las Palmas,
Canary Islands, Spain
2010–112ªB - Group 1, 5th
Current season
Estadio Municipal de Maspalomas, where the club played during its season in Segunda División.
Estadio Alfonso Silva
Pepe Gonçalvez, club's ground from 2007 to 2011.

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Club de Fútbol was a Spanish football team based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1994 as Vegueta-Universidad, it was dissolved in 2011 due to insurmountable economic problems.

It acted as the club of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Universidad was founded in 1994, following interactions between lawyers and college students. It first began playing amateur football, under the name Vegueta-Universidad, only appearing in Tercera División in 1997–98.

After two promotions in only two years, the club played in the second level in 2000–01, being relegated immediately.[1] During the campaign, Universidad played at Maspalomas, as its grounds were only artificial then, and neighbours UD Las Palmas did not wish to share its Estadio Insular.

Subsequently, Universidad played as feeder club to Unión Deportiva, after one of its founders and then chairman, Alfredo Morales, decided to merge after being installed into the latter's board of directors.[2] It only lasted one season, as Franciso Gómez Cáceres returned (after being ousted by Morales) and rendered the club again independent, as it subsequently competed solely in the third division; in 2007, the club moved from the 2,000-seat Estadio Alfonso Silva to the Estadio Pepe Gonçalvez.

At the end of the 2010–11 season, Universidad was relegated to the fourth level for failing to pay its players. On 7 July 2011, the club was dissolved due to its enormous debts.[3][4]

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1994/95 2ª Regional 1st
1995/96 1ª Regional 1st
1996/97 Preferente 1st
1997/98 1st
1998/99 2ªB 2nd
1999/00 2ªB 1st
2000/01 20th
2001/02 2ªB 4th
2002/03 2ªB 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2003/04 2ªB 10th
2004/05 2ªB 2nd
2005/06 2ªB 1st
2006/07 2ªB 4th
2007/08 2ªB 6th
2008/09 2ªB 12th
2009/10 2ªB 4th
2010/11 2ªB 5th Round of 32

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