CD Leganés

Club Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team from Leganés, in the outskirts of Madrid. Founded on 23 June 1928, it plays in the Segunda División. It holds home games at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque, which seats 12,450 spectators.[1]

Club Deportivo Leganés logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D
Nickname(s)Los Pepineros (The Cucumber Growers)
Founded23 June 1928; 92 years ago (1928-06-23)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Butarque
PresidentMaría Victoria Pavón
Head coachJosé Luis Martí
LeagueSegunda División
2019–20La Liga, 18th of 20 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season


The players in 2016.

The club was officially founded on 23 June 1928 by Félix Pérez de la Serna. Its first president was Ramón del Hierro. However the club had to suspend operations in 1936 due to the Spanish civil war, where they remained inactive until they reformed on 4 September 1946.

Leganés played the vast majority of its existence in the lower leagues. In 1977 the club regained promotion to the fourth division, where it had played before for seven years when the category was still the third level.

After a steady progression, Leganés reached the new division three in 1987, being promoted to the second division six years later and maintaining its league status for 11 seasons; during this timeframe, it collected two consecutive eighth places (best) from 1995–97.

In the 2013–14 season, Leganés promoted to second division after 10 years in third division.

In the 2015–16 season, for the first time in their history, Leganés earned promotion to La Liga, which was sealed on 4 June 2016 with a 1–0 away win against CD Mirandés.[2] They remained in the top flight for four seasons, reaching a peak of 13th in 2018–19, before relegation in the last game of the following season, a 2–2 home draw with Real Madrid.[3] Ending Lega's four-year stint in the first tier. During this spell, the team qualified for the first time to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey, by eliminating Real Madrid in the quarterfinals thanks to a 2–1 win at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[4]


The fans have friendly relation with ultras group Gate 12 of Egaleo FC, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too. Their biggest rival is Getafe with whom they contest the South Madrid derby.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 6 2ª Cat.O. 1st / 1st
1930/31 5 2ª Cat. 1st
1931/32 5 2ª Cat. ?
1932/33 5 2ª Cat. ?
1933/34 5 2ª Cat. ?
1946/47 6 2ª Cat.O. 5th
1947/48 6 2ª Cat.O. 1st
1948/49 5 2ª Cat. 2nd
1949/50 4 1ª Cat. 4th
1950/51 4 1ª Cat. 13th
1951/52 4 1ª Cat. 7th
1952/53 4 1ª Cat. 3rd (4th)
1953/54 4 1ª Cat. 1st
1954/55 3 5th
1955/56 3 4th
1956/57 3 13th
1957/58 3 12th
1958/59 3 13th
1959/60 3 16th
1960/61 4 1ª Cat. 12th (14th)
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1961/62 5 2ª Cat. 2nd
1962/63 4 1ª Cat. 4th (7th)
1963/64 3 13th
1964/65 3 16th
1965/66 4 1ª Cat. 5th (7th)
1966/67 4 1ª Cat. 3rd (6th)
1967/68 3 17th
1968/69 4 1ª Cat. 8th (10th)
1969/70 4 1ª Cat. 4th (4th)
1970/71 4 1ª Cat. 7th
1971/72 4 1ª Cat. 10th
1972/73 4 1ª Cat. 9th
1973/74 4 1ª Pref. 10th
1974/75 5 1ª Cat. 1st
1975/76 4 Pref. 6th
1976/77 4 Pref. 1st
1977/78 4 16th Second round
1978/79 4 3rd First round
1979/80 4 11th First round
1980/81 4 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1981/82 4 6th First round
1982/83 4 16th First round
1983/84 4 7th
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 1st Second round
1986/87 4 3rd First round
1987/88 3 2ª B 7th Second round
1988/89 3 2ª B 8th Third round
1989/90 3 2ª B 3rd
1990/91 3 2ª B 5th Second round
1991/92 3 2ª B 8th Third round
1992/93 3 2ª B 1st Second round
1993/94 2 15th Fourth round
1994/95 2 19th Fourth round
1995/96 2 8th Third round
1996/97 2 8th Second round
1997/98 2 13th First round
1998/99 2 17th Second round
1999/00 2 13th First round
2000/01 2 17th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2001/02 2 14th Round of 64
2002/03 2 19th Round of 64
2003/04 2 19th Round of 32
2004/05 3 2ª B 5th Round of 64
2005/06 3 2ª B 13th Preliminary round
2006/07 3 2ª B 8th
2007/08 3 2ª B 12th
2008/09 3 2ª B 4th
2009/10 3 2ª B 5th First round
2010/11 3 2ª B 4th First round
2011/12 3 2ª B 12th Second round
2012/13 3 2ª B 2nd
2013/14 3 2ª B 2nd Third round
2014/15 2 10th Second round
2015/16 2 2nd Round of 32
2016/17 1 17th Round of 32
2017/18 1 17th Semifinals
2018/19 1 13th Round of 16
2019/20 1 18th Round of 16
2020/21 2

Current squadEdit

As of 13 August 2020[5]

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 Iván Cuéllar
3   DF Unai Bustinza (Captain)
4   DF Kenneth Omeruo
5   DF Jonathan Silva
6   DF Sergio González
8   MF Recio
15   DF Rodrigo Tarín
16   DF Roberto Rosales
17   MF Javier Eraso
21   MF Rubén Pérez (Vice-captain)
22   DF Dimitris Siovas (3rd captain)
33   MF Javier Avilés
No. Position Player
  DF Álex Martín
  DF Vasyl Kravets
  DF Josua Mejías
  DF Raúl Sánchez
  MF Aymane Mourid
  MF Dani Ojeda
  MF Facundo García
  MF Fede Varela
  MF Kleandro Lleshi
  FW José Arnaiz
  FW Juan Muñoz
  FW William

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
28   DF Ivi
31   FW Dani Plomer
32   DF Mario del Campo
No. Position Player
35   GK Pablo Lombo
36   MF Iván Amores
39   FW Manu Garrido

Club officialsEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Javier Aguirre
Assistant managers   Toni Amor
  Carlos Martínez Fernández
Goalkeeping coach   Joseba Ituarte
Fitness coach   Miguel Herrera
Analyst   Pedro Hernández
Chief of medical services   Alberto Lam
Physiotherapists   Carlos Carballo
  Sergio Hontoria
  Alejandro Lanchas
Physical readapter   Sergio Martos
Nutritionist   Bárbara Sánchez
Kit personnel   Jara Cuenca
  Juan Domínguez
Delegate   Sergio Agulló

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: CD Leganés

Board of directorsEdit

Office Name
President Victoria Pavón
First vice president Felipe Moreno
Second vice president Juan Antonio Ortiz
Secretary Txema Indias
General director Martín Ortega
Financial director Ángel Sánchez
Security director Rafael De Castro
Communication, marketing and social director Daniel Abanda
Medical director Alberto Lam
Academy director Jorge Broto

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: CD Leganés


Famous playersEdit

Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and have reached international status.

List of coachesEdit

Reserve teamEdit


  1. ^ a b "El CD Leganés pulveriza un año más su récord de abonados y lo eleva a 10.300" (in Spanish). Al cabo de la calle. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ Plaza, Víctor (4 June 2016). "El Leganés hace historia y asciende a Primera división". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  3. ^ Lowe, Sid (20 July 2020). "Silence, solitude and sadness for Leganés after desperate La Liga finale". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Real Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by Leganés at Bernabéu". The Guardian. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  5. ^ Plantilla Club Deportivo Leganés

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