CD Atlético Baleares
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.
|Full name||Club Deportivo Atlético Baleares|
|Ground||Estadio Balear, Palma,|
Balearic Islands, Spain
|Head coach||Manix Mandiola|
|League||2ªB – Group 1|
|2018–19||2ªB – Group 3, 1st|
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.
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.
- 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
Spanish football leagueEdit
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 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)