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Club Deportivo Lealtad de Villaviciosa (English: Loyalty Sporting Club of Villaviciosa) is a Spanish football team based in Villaviciosa, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1916, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home games at Les Caleyes ground with a capacity of 3,000.

Lealtad
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Full nameClub Deportivo Lealtad de Villaviciosa
Nickname(s)Leales (The Loyals)
Negrillos (Blacks)
FoundedApril 1916
GroundLes Caleyes, Villaviciosa,
Asturias, Spain
Capacity3,000
PresidentPedro Menéndez Tomás
Head coachSamuel Baños
LeagueTercera División
2018–19Tercera División – Group 2, 1st
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 1916 by a group of young people at the Worker's Athenaeum, Lealtad played in regional leagues until 1990, when it was promoted for the first time to Tercera División. In 1998, with Marcelino García as coach, the club achieved its first promotion ever to Segunda División B after defeating Real Madrid "C", Betanzos CF and Gimnástica Segoviana in the promotion playoffs.

It only remained in the third tier one season and spent fifteen more seasons in Tercera before being promoted again in 2014, after overcoming a critical economic situation in 2012, by beating CD Puertollano in the shootout of the group champions' play-off.[1]

This time, Lealtad avoided relegation after beating Racing Ferrol in the last match of the 2014–15 season by 1–0. In the 2015–16 season, Lealtad achieved a great year with a 10th position, the best ever in the club's history.

After four seasons in the third tier, Lealtad would be relegated to Tercera División in April 2018, after receiving an 8–0 defeat from Bilbao Athletic.[2]

On 24 October 2018, Lealtad achieved their first Asturian Copa Federación by defeating Sporting de Gijón B after a penalty shootout.[3] The team finished the 2018–19 league season without losses in the Group 2, but failed to promote to Segunda División B after failing to beat firstly Getafe B and later Villarrobledo.

StadiumEdit

 
Les Caleyes main tribune.

Lealtad plays its games at Estadio Les Caleyes located next to the river mouth of Villaviciosa. It has a capacity of 3,000 spectators and after its last renovation, the main tribune has 220 seats.

The record attendance was beaten on 24 April 2016, with 4,052 spectators at the club's match of the 2015–16 Segunda División B against Racing de Santander.[4]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1948–58 Regional
1958/59 5 2ª Reg. 7th
1959/60 5 2ª Reg.
1960/61 5 2ª Reg.
1961/62 5 2ª Reg.
1962/63 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1963/64 4 1ª Reg. 10th
1964/65 4 1ª Reg. 10th
1965/66 4 1ª Reg. 13th
1966/67 4 1ª Reg. 7th
1967/68 4 1ª Reg. 9th
1968/69 4 1ª Reg. 16th
1969/70 4 1ª Reg. 19th
1970/71 5 2ª Reg. 1st
1971/72 5 2ª Reg. 10th
1972/73 5 2ª Reg. 1st
1973/74 5 2ª Pref. 10th
1974/75 5 2ª Pref. 20th
1975/76 6 2ª Reg. 3rd
1976/77 6 2ª Reg. 2nd
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1977/78 6 2ª Reg. P. 8th
1978/79 6 1ª Reg. 12th
1979/80 6 1ª Reg. 7th
1980/81 6 1ª Reg. 7th
1981/82 6 1ª Reg. 18th
1982/83 7 2ª Reg. 10th
1983/84 7 2ª Reg. 11th
1984/85 7 2ª Reg. 2nd
1985/86 7 2ª Reg. 1st
1986/87 6 1ª Reg. 1st
1987/88 5 Reg. Pref. 11th
1988/89 5 Reg. Pref. 9th
1989/90 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
1990/91 4 10th
1991/92 4 1st
1992/93 4 2nd Second round
1993/94 4 3rd Second round
1994/95 4 3rd
1995/96 4 8th
1996/97 4 4th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 4 1st
1998/99 3 2ª B 20th First round
1999/00 4 1st
2000/01 4 4th Preliminary
2001/02 4 11th
2002/03 4 6th
2003/04 4 7th
2004/05 4 12th
2005/06 4 4th
2006/07 4 2nd
2007/08 4 8th
2008/09 4 10th
2009/10 4 10th
2010/11 4 12th
2011/12 4 14th
2012/13 4 6th
2013/14 4 1st
2014/15 3 2ª B 15th Second round
2015/16 3 2ª B 10th
2016/17 3 2ª B 10th
Season Level Division Place Copa del Rey
2017/18 3 2ª B 18th
2018/19 4 1st

Current squadEdit

HonoursEdit

Notable playersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Javi Porrón da el ascenso al Lealtad". Fútbol Asturiano (in Spanish). 25 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "El Lealtad cae con estrépito en Lezama y dice adiós a la categoría" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ "El Lealtad, campeón de la Copa Federación en los penaltis" [Lealtad, champion of the Copa Federación after the penalty shootout]. El Comercio. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ "El Lealtad, orgulloso de su récord de asistencia" (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.

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