AD Ceuta

Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Founded in 1996, its last ever season was 2011–12 in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Alfonso Murube, with a capacity of 6,500.

Full nameAsociación Deportiva Ceuta
GroundAlfonso Murube,
Ceuta, Spain
2011–122ªB – Group 4, 14th


Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta, another team from the city, was founded in 1972 and folded in 1991. The club played once in the Segunda División, in 1980–81.

In 1996 Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was born, reaching the third level in only two years; in its first decades of existence, it appeared – without success – in five second division promotion play-offs.

On 1 July 2012, Ceuta was relegated to the Tercera División for unpaid wages to its players.[1]

After 2011–12 season, the club was administratively relegated to Regional Preferente de Ceuta due to unpaid wages from the previous season. Shortly after, club was disbanded with a €600,000 total debt.[2]

Club backgroundEdit

Other clubs from CeutaEdit


The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Ceuta and UD Melilla. The two clubs travelled to each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.[3]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996/97 4 1st
1997/98 4 1st
1998/99 3 2ªB 7th
1999/00 3 2ªB 2nd
2000/01 3 2ªB 4th Round of 32
2001/02 3 2ªB 2nd Round of 32
2002/03 3 2ªB 7th
2003/04 3 2ªB 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2004/05 3 2ªB 3rd
2005/06 3 2ªB 10th
2006/07 3 2ªB 11th
2007/08 3 2ªB 3rd
2008/09 3 2ªB 7th
2009/10 3 2ªB 5th
2010/11 3 2ªB 6th Round of 32
2011/12 3 2ªB 14th

Final squadEdit

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 David Relaño
2 DF   ESP Xapi Arnau
3 DF   ESP Cristian Valle
4 DF   ESP Ale Hornillo
5 MF   ESP Samu
6 MF   ESP Juanjo Pereira
8 MF   ESP Julio de Dios
9 FW   NGA Elvis Onyema
10 FW   ESP Añete
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 DF   ESP Andrés
13 GK   ESP Julio
16 MF   ESP Gerard
19 DF   ESP Germán
20 MF   ESP Aitor
21 DF   ESP Álex Fernández
22 MF   ESP Juanjo Alfaro
25 GK   ESP Pau Torres

Famous playersEdit


  1. ^ El Ceuta desciende a Tercera tras no recibir la ayuda de la ciudad (Ceuta relegated to Tercera after no help from the city)[permanent dead link]; El Pueblo de Ceuta, 1 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Been a year since AD Ceuta was wound up Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Ceuta Deportiva, 30 June 2013
  3. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5.

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