Club Deportivo Badajoz is a Spanish football team based in Badajoz, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. Founded in 1905 and refounded in 2012, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, and holds home games at Estadio Nuevo Vivero, with a 15,198-seat capacity.
|Full name||Club Deportivo Badajoz|
|Founded||1905 (reformed in 2012)|
|Ground||Nuevo Vivero, Badajoz,|
|Head coach||Mehdi Nafti|
|League||2ª B – Group 4|
|2018–19||2ª – Group 4, 4th|
Founded after the merger of two clubs, named Racing and Sport, Badajoz became a serious member of the Spanish League in 1931, when Francisco Fernandes Marquesta donated the team their first ground, named El Vivero. Subsequently playing most of their history between the third and second divisions, the club achieved a consistent stay in the latter level during the 90's.
Never quite good enough to reach La Liga, 11 seasons in the second division came to an end in 2004, with relegation to Segunda División B, the new third level created in 1977. In 2006, Badajoz was saved from folding by the president of a junior club from the city, AD Cerro de Reyes, who replaced them in the third level, with Badajoz falling to the fourth.
After the dissolution, the club was refounded by the supporters with the name of Club Deportivo Badajoz 1905. This re-foundation achieved two consecutive promotions for promoting immediately to Tercera División and, at its third attempt, the club finally came back to Segunda División B on 25 June 2017 by beating CD Calahorra in the last round of the promotion play-offs.
In the 2018-19 season the club fought for promotion to Segunda División, but finished only 4th in the competition, having remained in Segunda División B.
CD Badajoz plays at Estadio Nuevo Vivero, which had a capacity of 15,200, expandable to 30,000. The club previously played at Estadio El Vivero in the east of the city, before moving a few kilometres south of the Guadiana in 1998 to the new facilities; the first match at the new grounds took place on 2 December 1998, in a friendly goalless match with neighbours CF Extremadura.
The stadium hosted two full internationals for the national team. On 8 September 1999 Spain beat Cyprus 8–0 in an UEFA Euro 2000 qualifier; nearly seven years later, on 2 September 2006, the national side defeated Liechtenstein 4–0 in the qualifying stages of Euro 2008.
Season to seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Place||Copa del Rey|
- As of 12 September 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Badajoz-Cartagena FC (5–1; 28 June 1992)
- Badajoz-UE Figueres (7–1; 14 February 1993)
- CD Leganés-Badajoz (2–6, 31 October 1993)
- Badajoz-Burgos CF (5–1; 21 November 1993)
- FC Barcelona B-Badajoz (1–5; 20 April 1996)
- Badajoz-Elche CF (5–0; 14 September 1997)
- Badajoz-Sevilla FC (2–0; 22 February 1998)
- Córdoba CF-Badajoz (0–4; 22 April 2000)
- Mérida UD-Badajoz (0–5; 13 December 2009)
The following players have either appeared in at least 100 professional games with the club and/or gained international status:
- El CD Badajoz, condenado a Tercera (CD Badajoz, doomed to Tercera) Hoy, 1 July 2012 (in Spanish)
- La liquidación del CD Badajoz llega a su fin con la búsqueda de responsabilidades (CD Badajoz liquidation reaches its end with search for responsible parties); Hoy, 20 December 2012 (in Spanish)
- "FINAL | CAL 1-2 CDB. ¡¡¡SOMOS DE BRONCE!!!" (in Spanish). CD Badajoz. 25 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
- "Histórico CD Badajoz - Segunda División B G 4". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 13 November 2019.