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Club Deportivo Eldense is a Spanish football team based in Elda, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Founded in 1921 it plays in Tercera División – Group 6, holding home matches at Estadio Nuevo Pepico Amat, which has a capacity of 4,036 spectators.

Eldense
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Full nameClub Deportivo Eldense
Founded1921
GroundNuevo Pepico Amat, Elda,
Valencia, Spain
Capacity4,036
PresidentDavid Aguilar
Head coachDani Ponz
League3ª – Group 6
2016–172ªB – Group 3, 20th (relegated)

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HistoryEdit

One of the oldest clubs in the Valencian Community,[1] Eldense enrolled in the Valencian Football Federation in 1924, and started competing in Tercera División 19 years later. It first appeared in Segunda División in the 1956–57 season, narrowly avoiding relegation after finishing in 16th position; the first spell in that tier lasted three years, in a total of five at the professional level.[2]

Match fixing allegationsEdit

On 4 April 2017, Eldense coach Filippo Vito di Pierro and general manager Nobile Capuani were arrested by Spanish authorities on charges of corruption.[3] The detentions occurred after club president David Aguilar made complaints of match fixing following a 0–12 loss to FC Barcelona B, whilst Eldense player Cheikh Saad said that he had seen Aguilar arguing with di Pierro at half-time of the match, calling the latter a "scoundrel"; subsequently, the former asked La Liga president Javier Tebas to investigate those allegations.[4]

Eldense temporarily suspended all sporting activities, also ending its contract with the Italian investment group represented by Capuani. They also released 12 players, with five people being arrested in connection with the events.[5]

Season to seasonEdit

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

HonoursEdit

  • Tercera División: 1955–56, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1991–92, 1997–98, 2013–14

Current squadEdit

As of 15 April 2017

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

No. Position Player
  GK Alessio Abibi
  DF Joseja Amat
  DF Chema Antón
  DF Alberto Carbonell
  DF Leonardo Abbruzzese
  DF Emmanuel Mendy
  DF Danilo Pagliaro
  DF Matteo Cupaioli
  DF Edelmiro Elizalde
  DF Carlos Laureano
  DF Edgar Pena gato
No. Position Player
  MF José Sánchez
  MF Kiko Rodríguez
  MF David Azin
  MF César Rodríguez
  MF David Ruiz
  MF Souleymane Sangaré
  MF Patterson Kaboré
  FW Tabala
  FW Siro López
  FW Cheikh

Famous playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Eldense pasa a ser el club más antiguo de la provincia tras disolverse el Alicante" [Eldense is now oldest club in the province after Alicante's dissolution]. Diario Información (in Spanish). 5 June 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Historia – C. D. Eldense" [History – C. D. Eldense] (in Spanish). CD Eldense. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Eldense coach arrested after investigation into 12–0 defeat to Barcelona B". The Guardian. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Police detain Eldense coach in match-fixing probe after 12–0 Barca B loss". ESPN FC. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Cinco detenidos por el amaño del Barça B-Eldense" [Five arrested for Barça B-Eldense match-fixing]. ABC (in Spanish). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.

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