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.
|Full name||Club Deportivo Lealtad de Villaviciosa|
|Nickname(s)||Leales (The Loyals)|
|Ground||Les Caleyes, Villaviciosa,|
|President||Pedro Menéndez Tomás|
|Head coach||Samuel Baños|
|2018–19||Tercera División – Group 2, 1st|
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.
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.
On 24 October 2018, Lealtad achieved their first Asturian Copa Federación by defeating Sporting de Gijón B after a penalty shootout. 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.
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.
Season to seasonEdit
- "Javi Porrón da el ascenso al Lealtad". Fútbol Asturiano (in Spanish). 25 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
- "El Lealtad cae con estrépito en Lezama y dice adiós a la categoría" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
- "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.
- "El Lealtad, orgulloso de su récord de asistencia" (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
- Official website[permanent dead link] (in Spanish)
- Futbolme team profile (in Spanish)
- Club & stadium history