Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Alcorcón, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Founded in 1971, it currently plays in La Liga 2, holding home matches at the Municipal de Santo Domingo, with a 5,100-seat capacity.[2]

Alcorcón
Full nameAgrupación Deportiva Alcorcón S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Los Alfareros (The Potters)
Founded20 July 1971; 52 years ago (20 July 1971)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Santo Domingo, Alcorcón,
Madrid, Spain
Capacity5,100[1]
OwnerDavid Blitzer
PresidentIván Bravo
Head coachMehdi Nafti
LeagueSegunda División
2022–23Primera Federación – Group 1, 2nd of 20 (promoted via play-offs)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

History

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Founded in 1971 by Dionisio Muñoz Jerez. The founding act of the club was signed on 20 July that year.[3] Alcorcón spent roughly its first 30 years of existence in between the fourth division and the regional leagues. Alcorcón played its first match on 8 September 1971 against Atlético Madrid (youth team) and lost it 0:2.[3] In 2000–01, it made its Segunda División B debut, finishing in 12th place, and spending the following seasons immersed in mid-table positions. The 2003–04 season Alcolcórn led by coach Raúl González finished in 10th position in Segunda División B.[4]

In 2008–09, a third place in the regular season meant Alcorcón was allowed to appear in the promotion play-offs for the first time in its history. After disposing of Sant Andreu and Alcoyano, the club was ousted by Real Unión of Irun in the final round with a 3–1 aggregate scoreline.

2009–10 Copa del Rey

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On 27 October 2009, Alcorcón secured the most famous victory in its history after it defeated La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid 4–0 at home in the first leg of its round-of-32 match in the Copa del Rey.[5] In the club's first ever official match against a team from the top flight, its opponent fielded nine international players in its starting eleven: Jerzy Dudek, Álvaro Arbeloa, Raúl Albiol, Christoph Metzelder, Royston Drenthe, Mahamadou Diarra, Guti, Esteban Granero, Raúl, Rafael van der Vaart and Karim Benzema, with Ruud van Nistelrooy, Fernando Gago and Marcelo appearing as substitutes in the second-half.[6]

On 10 November, in the second leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, the club lost 1–0, but won 4–1 on aggregate, thereby going through to the next round of 16,[7] where the club was ousted by Racing de Santander, 2–3 on aggregate.

2010–present

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Following the Alcorconazo, in the 2009–10 season, Alcorcón was finally promoted to level two after defeating Pontevedra (3–0 on aggregate) and Ontinyent (4–3 on aggregate) in the promotion play-offs. In the second tier, the club played twice the promotion play-offs but were defeated by Real Valladolid in the final of the 2012 edition and by Girona in the semi-finals of the 2013 edition.

In 2017, Alcorcón qualified to the Copa del Rey quarter-finals for the first time in their history after a penalty shoot-out victory over Espanyol, but were beaten 2–0 on aggregate by Alavés. The club was 13th in the 2017–18 season in the Segunda División, just 4 points away from being relegated,[8] and also struggled in the next campaign, but retained its place in Segunda División after finishing the season in the 14th position.[9]

In June 2019, Roland Duchâtelet sold the club to a group led by American investor David Blitzer for around 13 million.[10] In April 2022, Alcorcon was relegated to third division after defeated by Cartagena, ending their 12 years stay in second division. In 2023, AD Alcorcón signed a sponsorship deal with Hacksaw Gaming for the 2022/2023 season.[11][12]

On 24 June 2023, AD Alcorcón secure promotion to Segunda División from 2023 to 2024 after defeating CD Castellon with an aggregate score of 1–2 in the promotion play-off Primera Federación and returned to the second tier after a one-year absence, but they were immediately relegated in the 2023–24 season.

Season to season

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Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1971–72 6 3ª Reg. 1st
1972–73 5 2ª Reg. 1st
1973–74 5 1ª Reg. 2nd
1974–75 4 Reg. Pref. 4th
1975–76 4 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1976–77 4 Reg. Pref. 5th
1977–78 4 19th First round
1978–79 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1979–80 4 3rd Second round
1980–81 4 5th First round
1981–82 4 9th Second round
1982–83 4 12th
1983–84 4 9th
1984–85 4 4th
1985–86 4 10th Third round
1986–87 4 17th
1987–88 4 19th
1988–89 5 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1989–90 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1990–91 4 19th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1991–92 5 Reg. Pref. 10th
1992–93 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1993–94 4 16th
1994–95 4 21st
1995–96 5 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1996–97 5 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1997–98 4 20th
1998–99 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1999–2000 4 5th
2000–01 3 2ª B 12th
2001–02 3 2ª B 16th
2002–03 3 2ª B 7th
2003–04 3 2ª B 10th First round
2004–05 3 2ª B 11th
2005–06 3 2ª B 7th
2006–07 3 2ª B 11th
2007–08 3 2ª B 14th
2008–09 3 2ª B 3rd
2009–10 3 2ª B 1st Round of 16
2010–11 2 9th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2011–12 2 4th Round of 16
2012–13 2 5th Third round
2013–14 2 9th Round of 16
2014–15 2 11th Second round
2015–16 2 7th Second round
2016–17 2 18th Quarter-finals
2017–18 2 13th Second round
2018–19 2 14th Third round
2019–20 2 10th First round
2020–21 2 17th Round of 32
2021–22 2 22nd Second round
2022–23 3 1ª Fed. 2nd Second round
2023–24 2 20th Second round
2024–25 3 1ª Fed. TBD

Current squad

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As of 15 January 2024.[13]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Jesús Ruiz
2 DF   ESP Javier Castro
3 DF   ESP David Morillas
4 DF   ESP Óscar Rivas
5 MF   ESP Pedro Mosquera
6 DF   MTQ Jean-Sylvain Babin (captain)
8 MF   ESP Jacobo González
9 FW   ESP Christian Borrego
10 MF   ESP Juanma Bravo
11 FW   POR Dyego Sousa
13 GK   BRA Lucas Anacker
14 MF   ESP Fede Vico
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   ESP Javi Lara
16 MF   ESP Javi Pérez
17 MF   ESP Víctor García
18 MF   CMR Yan Eteki
19 DF   ESP Xavi Quintillà
20 DF   ESP Iago López
21 FW   ESP Koldo Obieta
22 FW   ESP Juan Artola (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
23 DF   ESP Chema Rodríguez
24 MF   ESP Iker Bilbao
26 FW   GHA Emmanuel Addai
33 FW   GNB Marciano Sanca (on loan from Almería)

Reserve team

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 DF   ESP Eric Gómez
28 MF   ESP Jaime Garrido
29 DF   ESP Èric Callís
30 MF   ESP Íñigo García
31 GK   ESP Alex Ruiz
32 DF   ESP Héctor Criado
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 MF   ESP Isra García
35 DF   ESP Fernando Romero
36 FW   ESP Iker Vidal
37 MF   ESP Edu Llorente
38 DF   ESP Bryan Osorio

Out on loan

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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   ESP Álvaro Yuste (at Melilla until 30 June 2024)
DF   ESP Iker Recio (at Gimnàstic until 30 June 2024)
MF   ESP Chus Ruiz (at Formentera until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ESP Dani Cervera (at Terrassa until 30 June 2024)
FW   ESP Yago Paredes (at Valladolid Promesas until 30 June 2024)

Current technical staff

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Position Staff
Manager   Mehdi Nafti
Assistant manager   Carlos Sánchez
  Pepe Bermúdez
Fitness coach   Luis Muñoz
Goalkeeping coach   Víctor Miguel Fernández
Rehab fitness coach   Aarón Fueyo
Analyst   Maikel
Delegate   Pedro Cañizares
Kit man   Eduardo Alonso García
  Agustín Tamames
Director of Medical Services   Roberto Redondo
Doctor   Miguel González
Physiotherapists   Álex Rodríguez
  Jorge Barañano

Last updated: July 2023
Source: AD Alcorcón (in Spanish)

Notable coaches

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Reserve team

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References

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  1. ^ "Información" (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. Archived from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ "INFORMACIÓN AGRUPACIÓN DEPORTIVA ALCORCÓN | Alcorcón - Web Oficial". INFORMACIÓN AGRUPACIÓN DEPORTIVA ALCORCÓN | Alcorcón - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 March 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Nacimiento de la A.D. Alcorcón | Alcorcón - Web Oficial". Nacimiento de la A.D. Alcorcón | Alcorcón - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Nueva etapa en 2ª División "B" | Alcorcón - Web Oficial". Nueva etapa en 2ª División "B" | Alcorcón - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 August 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  5. ^ Lowe, Sid (27 October 2009). "Real Madrid thrashed by lowly Alcorcón in Copa del Rey". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 28 June 2018. Retrieved 11 November 2009.
  6. ^ El ridículo del Madrid en Alcorcón, 1 por 1 (Real Madrid's travesty in Alcorcón, 1 by 1) Archived 19 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Real Madrid 1–0 Alcorcon: Segunda B minnows hold on for historic aggregate win". Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  8. ^ "2017-2018 La Liga 2 Stats". FBref.com. Archived from the original on 9 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  9. ^ "2018-2019 La Liga 2 Stats". FBref.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ "David Blitzer-Led Group Acquires Spanish Soccer Club Alcorcón". Sports Business Journal. 11 June 2019. Archived from the original on 7 May 2023. Retrieved 7 May 2023.
  11. ^ "Hacksaw Gaming Targets Growth in Spain Via AD Alcorcón Deal". Casinoreviews.net. Archived from the original on 21 February 2023. Retrieved 21 February 2023.
  12. ^ "Hacksaw Gaming Enters Into Sponsorship Agreement with AD Alcorcón". HacksawGaming.com. Archived from the original on 21 February 2023. Retrieved 21 February 2023.
  13. ^ "Plantilla Agrupación Deportiva Alcorcón SAD" [Squad] (in Spanish). AD Alcorcón. Archived from the original on 22 September 2022. Retrieved 21 September 2022.
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