Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known simply as Cádiz, is a professional football club based in Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain. Founded in 1910, it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at Estadio Ramón de Carranza, with a 20,724-seat capacity.[1]

Cádiz CF
Full nameCádiz Club de Fútbol, SAD
Nickname(s)El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)
Founded10 September 1910; 109 years ago (1910-09-10) as Cádiz Foot-ball Club
GroundRamón de Carranza
PresidentManuel Vizcaíno
Head coachÁlvaro Cervera
LeagueSegunda División
2018–19Segunda División, 7th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Salvadoran legend Mágico González played for the club during the 1980s/1990s, and is widely recognized as the greatest player to have ever played for the team.


The first documented game of Cádiz CF was played against Cádiz Sporting Club on Thursday, September 8, 1910. Cádiz CF won it 1:0.[2] Two days later on September 10, 1910 several Cádiz citizens appealed to Civil Government to register a club under the name Cádiz Foot-Ball Club.[2] One of the founders was José Rivera y Lora, the first Cádiz president.[2] A year later, in 1911, two other important events of Cádiz football took place: the foundation of the Español Foot-Ball Club and the inscription of Cádiz Foot-Ball Club to the Federación Sur (Southern Football Federation).[2]

Cádiz played the first complete season 1939-40 in Segunda División after the Spanish Civil War. The club finished 1st in the Group 5 with 11 wins in 14 games.[3] During the following 3 seasons Cádiz was far away from repeating that success. Cádiz first reached La Liga in 1977–78, after having spent two decades in the second division. It took place on June 5, 1977, with a 2:0 victory at Ramón de Carranza against Tarrasa.[2] Relegated after just one season, it returned in 1980, managing a further 13-year stay. In August 1981, before returning to La Liga, Cádiz won its first Ramón de Carranza Trophy.[4] They beat Sevilla (led by the coach Miguel Muñoz) 1:0 with the goal scored by Dieguito. The city celebrated the whole night after the players raised the Cup. Among them there were such important players in Cádiz history as Bocoya, Juan José, Hugo Vaca, Dos Santos, Amarillo, Luque, Linares, Pepe Mejías, Dieguito (Escobar), López (Choquet) and Mané.[2]

Often led by the skills of Salvadoran Mágico González, the club managed to miraculously maintain its top flight status in the 1990–91 season, thanks to youth graduate Kiko (and 25 minutes of his inspiration against Real Zaragoza), who picked up the offensive burden after González left. During the late 1980s and early 1990s the club became known as "The Yellow Submarine", due to its capacity of "coming afloat" every year at the end of each season and remain in the top division, despite having been "sunk down" during most of the campaign.

However, in just two seasons, Cádiz dropped down two levels. In 1995 Cádiz was on the brink of extinction due to financial issues. The investment group no longer invested in the club and declared the suspension of payments.[2] A group of cadistas, headed by Antonio Muñoz and Manuel García, had the negotiations with the creditors, reorganized the club and started managing it directly from the city of Cádiz.[2] After a long spell in Segunda División B the club was finally promoted in 2003, spectacularly returning to the top level in 2005, after taking the championship with a last-day victory at neighbours Xerez CD. The match was played on June 18, 2005 and ended up with 2:0 Cádiz win in the presence of 8000 Cádiz fans, arrived in Xerez.[5]

However, Cádiz was eventually relegated back to the second tier, in the 37th and penultimate matchday of 2005–06. Cádiz finished in the 19th position, 4 points away from 16th place, which could secure the club a place in La Liga.[6] For the following campaign, former Spanish international Oli took the reins of the team, being sacked after only a few months. With him the club won just 4 from 11 matches.[7]

In June 2008, Cádiz dropped another level returning to the Second Division B (Segunda División B). However, after just one season, it managed to return to the second division, but was immediately relegated in the 2009–10 campaign. Cádiz finished in 19th place, falling just one point behind the teams in 17th and 18th positions, which guaranteed them places in the Segunda División.[8] Performance of such experienced players as Raúl López, Andrés Fleurquin and Enrique Ortiz was the major asset to the successful 2008-09 season.[2] Cádiz became the champion of the Segunda División B, having a spectacular season with 24 wins, 7 draws and 7 losses in 38 matches.[9] During the 2015–16 the club finished its season in Group 4 in 4th place and qualified for the promotion playoffs, they beat Racing Ferrol, Racing Santander and Hércules and therefore promoted back to Segunda División after 6 years. The key match against Hércules took place on June 26, 2016 at the Ramón de Carranza stadium. Cádiz won it 1:0.[2]

On September 29, 2019 Cádiz CF organized the trials in Mumbai, India. For the second time the club gave an opportunity to more than 250 Indian students to win a scholarship to live and train in Spain. As a result, three players were selected: Harshika Jain, Veer Gondal and Arnav Gorantala. Their stay in Spain begins in January, 2020.[10]

In the beginning of the 2019-20 season Cádiz repeated its best start record as per first ten league games of a single season. This record dates 80 years back to the 1939/1940 season.[11] The head coach Álvaro Cervera admitted the good start of the season and said:

We are an uncomfortable team for others and we create many problems. We have already won ten games and we have to be proud of ourselves. Now we have to think that on Monday we have a training and we should remain the same way.[12]

On December 28, 2019 Manuel Vizcaíno Fernández was appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors for the next six years, along with the directors Jorge Cobo and Martín José García Marichal.[13]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1935/36 2 7th Group round
1939/40 2 1st
1940/41 2 8th First round
1941/42 2 3rd
1942/43 2 7th
1943/44 3 10th 3rd round
1944/45 4 Regional 1st
1945/46 3 8th
1946/47 3 2nd
1947/48 3 5th Third round
1948/49 3 5th 3rd round
1949/50 3 8th
1950/51 3 8th
1951/52 3 4th
1952/53 3 3rd
1953/54 3 3rd
1954/55 3 1st
1955/56 2 14th
1956/57 2 12th
1957/58 2 10th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1958/59 2 7th Round of 16
1959/50 2 14th First round
1960/61 2 4th First round
1961/62 2 10th First round
1962/63 2 4th Round of 32
1963/64 2 7th First round
1964/65 2 14th First round
1965/66 2 12th First round
1966/67 2 8th Round of 32
1967/68 2 5th First round
1968/69 2 18th
1969/70 3 1st Round of 32
1970/71 2 12th Third round
1971/72 2 16th Fourth round
1972/73 2 7th Fourth round
1973/74 2 5th Third round
1974/75 2 5th Fourth round
1975/76 2 13th Round of 32
1976/77 2 2nd Third round
1977/78 1 18th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1978/79 2 8th Fourth round
1979/80 2 8th Second round
1980/81 2 2nd Third round
1981/82 1 16th Second round
1982/83 2 2nd Round of 16
1983/84 1 16th Second round
1984/85 2 2nd Round of 16
1985/86 1 15th Second round
1986/87 1 18th Round of 16
1987/88 1 12th Round of 16
1988/89 1 15th Quarterfinals
1989/90 1 15th Semifinals
1990/91 1 18th Round of 16
1991/92 1 18th Third round
1992/93 1 19th Fourth round
1993/94 2 20th Fourth round
1994/95 3 2ªB 10th Second round
1995/96 3 2ªB 6th
1996/97 3 2ªB 7th
1997/98 3 2ªB 3rd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1998/99 3 2ªB 5th Second round
1999/00 3 2ªB 12th Preliminary
2000/01 3 2ªB 1st
2001/02 3 2ªB 7th Round of 64
2002/03 3 2ªB 4th
2003/04 2 7th Round of 32
2004/05 2 1st Round of 32
2005/06 1 19th Quarterfinals
2006/07 2 5th Third round
2007/08 2 20th Third round
2008/09 3 2ªB 1st First round
2009/10 2 19th Second round
2010/11 3 2ªB 4th Third round
2011/12 3 2ªB 1st Round of 32
2012/13 3 2ªB 13th Second round
2013/14 3 2ªB 3rd
2014/15 3 2ªB 1st Round of 32
2015/16 3 2ªB 4th Round of 16
2016/17 2 5th Third round
2017/18 2 9th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2018/19 2 7th Round of 32
2019/20 2 Second round

Current squadEdit

As of 12 January 2020

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 Alberto Cifuentes (2nd captain)
2   DF Luismi Quezada
3   DF Fali
4   DF Marcos Mauro
5   MF Jon Ander Garrido (3rd captain)
6   MF José Mari
7   MF Salvi Sánchez
8   MF Álex Fernández
9   FW Anthony Lozano (on loan from Girona)
10   MF Alberto Perea
11   FW Caye Quintana
12   MF Yann Bodiger
No. Position Player
13   GK David Gil
14   MF Iván Alejo (on loan from Getafe)
15   DF Carlos Akapo
16   DF Juan Cala
17   MF Edu Ramos
18   MF José Manuel Jurado
19   DF Jean-Pierre Rhyner
20   DF Iza Carcelén
21   DF Sergio Sánchez
22   DF Pacha Espino
23   FW Nano Mesa (on loan from Eibar)
24   FW David Querol
25   MF Jorge Pombo (on loan from Real Zaragoza)

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Position Player
26   MF Javi Navarro
28   FW Seth Airam
31   DF José Antonio Franco
32   DF Saturday Erimuya
No. Position Player
34   DF Sergio González
37   MF Sergio Pérez
38   MF Javi Duarte

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Brian Oliván (at Girona until 30 June 2020)
  DF José Matos (at Twente until 30 June 2020)
  DF David Carmona (at Racing Santander until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
  FW Dani Romera (at Alcorcón until 30 June 2020)
  FW Đorđe Jovanović (at Cartagena until 30 June 2020)

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Álvaro Cervera
Assistant coach   Roberto Perera
2nd assistant coach   Javier Manzano
Fitness coach   Patri
Goalkeeping coach   Lolo Bocardo

Last updated: May 2018
Source: Cádiz CF

Promotions and relegationsEdit

  • Promoted to Segunda División: 1935–36, 1954–55, 2002–03, 2008–09, 2015-2016
  • Relegated to Tercera División: 1942–43
  • Promoted to La Liga: 1976–77, 1980–81, 2004–05
  • Relegated to Segunda División: 1977–78, 1992–93, 2005–06
  • Relegated to Segunda División B: 1993–94, 2007–08, 2009–10

Stadium informationEdit

Famous playersEdit

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.



Dates Name
1935-36   Jose Rey
1936   Aurelio Omist
1939-40   Santiago Núñez
1940   Manuel Valderrama
1940-41   Santiago Núñez
1941   Miguel Ángel Valcárcel
1941-42   José Quirante
1942   Teodoro Mauri
1942-44   Santiago Buiría
1944-46   Juan Bejarano
1946-48   Gabriel Andonegui
1948-49   Anastasio Calleja
1949-50   Casto Moliné
1950-51   Jose Peralta
1951   Juan Bejarano
1951-52   Camilo Liz
1952-53   Higinio Ortúzar
1953-54   Anastasio Calleja
1954-56   Diego Villalonga
1956-June 1958   Santiago Núñez
July 1958-Nov 1958   Valdor Sierra
Nov 1958-Dec 1958   Antonio Fernández
Dec 1958-June 1959   Julián Arcas
July 1959-Feb 1960   Camilo Liz
Feb 1960   Juan Bejarano
Feb 1960-June 1960   Diego Villalonga
Dates Name
July 1960-June 1963   José Luis Riera
July 1963-Dec 1963   Casimiro Benavente
Dec 1963   Luis de Miguel
Dec 1963-June 1965   José Valera
July 1965-June 1969   Julio Vilariño
July 1969-May 1971   León Lasa
May 1971-June 1971   Guillermo Delgado
July 1971-Oct 1971   José María García de Andoín
Oct 1971-Dec 1971   Ferdinand Daučík
Dec 1971-Feb 1972   Adolfo Bolea
Feb 1972-June 1972   José Antonio Naya
July 1972-June 1974   Domènec Balmanya
July 1974-Oct 1975   Sabino Barinaga
Oct 1975-Feb 1976   Juan Arza
Feb 1976-June 1976   Adolfo Bolea
June 1976   Luis Escarti
July 1976-Oct 1977   Enrique Mateos
Oct 1977-Nov 1977   Luis Escarti
Nov 1977-June 1978   Mariano Moreno
July 1978-June 1980   Roque Olsen
July 1980-Dec 1983   Dragoljub Milošević
Dec 1983   Luis Escarti
Jan 1984-June 1985   Benito Joanet
July 1985-Apr 1986   Paquito
Apr 1986-June 1986   David Vidal
July 1986-Mar 1987   Manolo Cardo
Dates Name
Mar 1987-June 1987   Dragoljub Milošević
June 1987   David Vidal
July 1987-June 1988   Víctor Espárrago
July 1988-Oct 1988   Helmut Senekowitsch
Oct 1988-Mar 1990   David Vidal
Mar 1990-June 1990   Colin Addison
July 1990-Apr 1991   Héctor Veira
Apr 1991-June 1992   Ramón Blanco
July 1992-Jan 1993   José Luis Romero
Jan 1993-June 1993   Ramón Blanco
July 1993-Oct 1993   Colin Addison
Oct 1993-Nov 1993   Hugo Vaca
Nov 1993-Jan 1994   José Antonio Naya
Jan 1994-June 1994   Marcelino Pérez
July 1994-June 1995   Ramón Heredia
July 1995-Oct 1995   Paco Chaparro
Oct 1995-June 1996   Chico Linares
July 1996-Dec 1996   Juan Carlos Álvarez
Dec 1996-June 1998   Ramón Blanco
July 1998-Sep 1998   Ismael Díaz
Sep 1998-Nov 1998   Juan Antonio Sánchez
Nov 1998-June 1999   Jordi Gonzalvo
July 1999-Dec 1999   Chico Linares
Jan 2000-Mar 2000   Juan Antonio Sánchez
Mar 2000-June 2000   Emilio Cruz
July 2000-June 2001   Carlos Orúe
Dates Name
July 2001-Oct 2001   Pepe Escalante
Oct 2001-Dec 2001   Juan Antonio Sánchez
Dec 2001-Apr 2002   José Enrique Díaz
Apr 2002-June 2002   Juan Antonio Sánchez
July 2002-June 2004   José Manuel González
July 2004-June 2006   Víctor Espárrago
July 2006-Nov 2006   Oli
Nov 2006-June 2007   José Manuel González
July 2007-Oct 2007   Mariano García Remón
Oct 2007-Apr 2008   Antonio Calderón
Apr 2008-May 2008   Raúl Procopio
May 2008-June 2008   Julián Rubio
July 2008-Jan 2010   Javi Gracia
Jan 2010-June 2010   Víctor Espárrago
July 2010-Nov 2010   Risto Vidaković
Nov 2010-June 12   José Manuel González
July 2012-Nov 2012   Alberto Monteagudo
Nov 2012-Dec 2012   Ramón Blanco
Dec 2012-Mar 2014   Raül Agné
Mar 2014-Nov 2014   Antonio Calderón
Nov 2014-Apr 2016   Claudio Barragán
Apr 2016-   Álvaro Cervera


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