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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
2001/02 3 2ªB 2nd
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. Position Player
1   GK David Relaño
2   DF Xapi Arnau
3   DF Cristian Valle
4   DF Ale Hornillo
5   MF Samu
6   MF Juanjo Pereira
8   MF Julio de Dios
9   FW Elvis Onyema
10   FW Añete
No. Position Player
11   DF Andrés
13   GK Julio
16   MF Gerard
19   DF Germán
20   MF Aitor
21   DF Álex Fernández
22   MF Juanjo Alfaro
25   GK 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, June 30, 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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