Universidad de Las Palmas CF
|Full name||Universidad de Las Palmas|
Club de Fútbol
|Ground||Pepe Gonçalvez, Las Palmas,|
Canary Islands, Spain
|2010–11||2ªB - Group 1, 5th|
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. 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. 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.
Season to season
- 1 season in Segunda División
- 12 seasons in Segunda División B
- 1 season in Tercera División
- 3 seasons in Categorías Regionales
- Universidad de Las Palmas CF B, reserve team.
- El Universidad de Las Palmas asciende a Segunda tras caer el Xerez (Universidad LP promotes to Second Division after Xerez's defeat); Terra, 17 June 2000 (in Spanish)
- El Consejo de la UD Las Palmas SAD asegura que el club no corre riesgo de desaparición (UD Las Palmas SAD board of directors assures club is in no danger of disappearing); Canarias7 (in Spanish)
- El Universidad dice adiós y se disuelve como entidad (Universidad says goodbye and folds); Canarias7, 7 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- El Universidad C.F. se disuelve (Universidad C.F. folds) Archived 2011-10-18 at the Wayback Machine; Canarias Ahora, 7 July 2011 (in Spanish)