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Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares (Catalan: Club Esportiu Atlètic Balears) is a Spanish football team based in Palma, Majorca, in the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. Founded on 14 November 1920, it currently plays in the Segunda División B – Group 1, hosting games at Estadio Balear.

Atlético Baleares
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Full nameClub Deportivo Atlético Baleares
Nickname(s)Balearicos
Founded1920[1]
GroundEstadio Balear, Palma,
Balearic Islands, Spain
Capacity6,000
PresidentIngo Volckmann
Head coachManix Mandiola
League2ªB – Group 1
2018–192ªB – Group 3, 1st

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1920 with the name Baleares Foot-Ball Club after a merging of the teams the Mecánico FC and the Mallorca FC, in 1942 the team absorbed the Athletic FC and added its name to the club.[2]

The Atlético Baleares reached the Tercera División – the lowest rank in the national leagues – in 1943, remaining there for the better part of three decades. In the early years the team did manage four appearances in the Segunda División (1950–52, 1960–62), achieving two tenth-place finishes.

In 1977 the Segunda División B was created as the new third division, and the Atlético finished last in its first season in the category, subsequently playing mostly in the fourth level, but also being relegated to the regional leagues.

In 2008 the Atlético Baleares returned to division three, being immediately relegated back. The club had three coaches during the ill-fated campaign, including Francisco López Alfaro (played nearly 600 official games for the Sevilla FC and the RCD Espanyol) and Paco Soler (appeared in almost 400 La Liga matches with the Atlético's neighbours the RCD Mallorca); the team was promoted again for the 2010–11 season, after finishing as champions in its group, as in 2008.

Club backgroundEdit

  • Mecánico FC – (1920-20)
  • Mallorca FC – (1920-20)
  • Baleares FC – (1920–42, merger of Mecánico/Mallorca)
  • Balear FC – (1922–25, split off Athletic)
  • Athletic FC – (1922–42, absorbed by Baleares)

Season to seasonEdit

Mallorca Regional ChampionshipEdit

Season Tier Place
1923/24 1 3rd
1924/25 1 2nd
1925/26 1 2nd
1926/27 1 3rd
1927/28 1 1st
1928/29 1 3rd
Season Tier Place
1929/30 1 2nd
1930/31 1 4th
1931/32 1 2nd
1932/33 1 5th
1933/34 1 2nd
1934/35 1 2nd
Season Tier Place
1935/36 1 2nd
1936/37 1 2nd
1937/38 1 4th
1938/39 1 2nd
1939/40 1 5th

Spanish football leagueEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1940/41 4 Regional 6th
1941/42 4 Regional 3rd
1942/43 4 Regional 2nd
1943/44 3 8th
1944/45 3 7th
1945/46 3 3rd
1946/47 3 3rd
1947/48 3 8th
1948/49 3 9th
1949/50 3 7th
1950/51 3 1st
1951/52 2 10th
1952/53 2 14th
1953/54 3 7th
1954/55 3 5th
1955/56 3 1st
1956/57 3 2nd
1957/58 3 2nd
1958/59 3 3rd
1959/60 3 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1960/61 3 1st
1961/62 2 10th Round of 16
1962/63 2 14th
1963/64 3 2nd
1964/65 3 1st
1965/66 3 2nd
1966/67 3 3rd
1967/68 3 1st
1968/69 3 5th
1969/70 3 8th
1970/71 3 17th
1971/72 3 10th
1972/73 3 19th
1973/74 4 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1974/75 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1975/76 3 15th
1976/77 3 6th First round
1977/78 3 2ªB 20th Second round
1978/79 4 17th First round
1979/80 4 13th Third round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1980/81 4 19th
1981/82 5 Reg. Pref. 3rd
1982/83 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1983/84 4 4th
1984/85 4 3rd First round
1985/86 4 2nd Second round
1986/87 4 2nd Round of 16
1987/88 3 2ªB 12th
1988/89 3 2ªB 6th Round of 32
1989/90 3 2ªB 20th
1990/91 4 3rd Round of 32
1991/92 4 3rd
1992/93 4 8th Second round
1993/94 4 2nd
1994/95 4 2nd
1995/96 4 3rd
1996/97 4 2nd
1997/98 4 1st
1998/99 4 4th
1999/00 4 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2000/01 4 1st Preliminary
2001/02 4 1st Preliminary
2002/03 4 8th Preliminary
2003/04 4 9th
2004/05 4 19th
2005/06 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
2006/07 4 6th
2007/08 4 1st
2008/09 3 2ªB 20th First round
2009/10 4 1st
2010/11 3 2ªB 13th First round
2011/12 3 2ªB 1st
2012/13 3 2ªB 11th First round
2013/14 3 2ªB 5th
2014/15 3 2ªB 12th First round
2015/16 3 2ªB 9th
2016/17 3 2ªB 4th
2017/18 3 2ªB 14th Second round
2018/19 3 2ªB 1st
2019/20 3 2ªB --

Current squadEdit

As of 26 August 2019

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 Manu Herrera
2   DF Luca Ferrone
3   DF José Peris
4   DF Guillermo Vallori
5   DF Borja San Emeterio
6   MF Alberto Villapalos
7   FW David Haro
8   MF Marc Rovirola
9   FW Tony Gabarré
10   FW Canario
11   FW Jorge Ortiz
No. Position Player
12   MF Jordan Holsgrove (on loan from Reading)
13   GK Xavi Ginard
14   DF Checa
15   DF Jon Aurtenetxe
17   FW Alberto Gil
18   DF Pedro Orfila
19   FW Diego Cervero
20   MF Gorka Iturraspe
21   FW Arturo Rodríguez
22   FW José García

HonoursEdit

  • Segunda División B (Group III) (2): 2011–12, 2018–19
  • Tercera División (Group XI) (11): 1950–51, 1955–56, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1997–98, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2009–10
    • Runners-Up (10): 1956–57, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97
  • Regional Preferente (3): 1974–75, 1982–83, 2005–06
  • Copa Federación de España (1): 2015–16
  • Baleares Regional Championship:
    • Runners-Up (1): 1927–28
  • Mallorca Regional Championship (1): 1927–28
    • Runners-Up (9): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1933–34, 1934–35, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1938–39

Friendly tournamentEdit

Since 1966, the Atlético Baleares have hosted the Trofeo Nicolás Brondo, the oldest summer tournament in the region. The hosts have won the competition – which was not held in 1976, 1988, 1990 and 2006, and consisted mostly of a single match – on 26 occasions.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • AAVV: Gran Enciclopèdia de Mallorca. 19 Vol. Palma: Promomallorca edicions, 1988–91. ISBN 84-86617-02-2 (in Catalan)
  • Fábregas y Cuxart, Luis: Ca Nostra. 50 años de vida palmesana. Palma: Edicions Cort, 2007 (1965). ISBN 978-84-7535-595-5 (in Spanish)
  • García Gargallo, Manuel: Els origens de l'Atlètic Balears (1920-1942). Dels inicis a la fusió. Barcelona, 2013 (in Catalan)
  • García Gargallo, Manuel: «El Atlético Baleares, patrimonio del fútbol balear (y mallorquín)». Cuadernos de Fútbol. Núm. 76 (May 2016). CIHEFE. ISSN 1989-6379 (in Spanish)
  • Salas Fuster, Antoni: L'Atlètic Baleares. Una història de supervivència. Palma: Ingrama SA (impr.), 2009. ISBN 84-85932-78-1 (in Catalan)

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