Club Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D. is a football club based in Leganés, Community of Madrid, Spain, that currently competes in Segunda División, the second tier of the Spanish league system. It was founded on 23 June 1928. It holds home games at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque, which seats 12,454 spectators.

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Full nameClub Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D
  • Los pepineros
  • El Lega
Founded23 June 1928; 94 years ago (1928-06-23)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Butarque
PresidentJeff Luhnow
Head coachImanol Idiakez
LeagueSegunda División
2021–22Segunda División, 12th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season


The club was officially founded on 23 June 1928.[2] 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 to 1997.

On 24 December 2008, Victoria Pavón and Felipe Moreno acquired a majority stake of the club.[3] Since July 2009, Victoria Pavón has been the president of the club.[4][5]

In the 2013–14 season, Leganés promoted to Segunda División after 10 seasons in Segunda B.

The squad that earned promotion to La Liga in 2016 paying a visit to the regional government

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,[6] thus becoming the fifth team from Community of Madrid to ever play in La Liga after Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Rayo Vallecano, and Getafe. 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.[7] 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.[8]


The fans have friendly relation with ultras group Gate 12 of Egaleo FC, the towns of Egaleo and Leganés happen to be twinned too. They also have friendly ties with Reading F.C. of England, partially due to sharing their blue and white colours. 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 Reg. 1st / 1st
1930–31 5 2ª Reg. P. 1st
1931–32 5 2ª Reg. P.
1932–33 5 2ª Reg. P.
1933–34 5 2ª Reg. P.
1934–1946 DNP
1946–47 6 2ª Reg. 5th
1947–48 6 2ª Reg. 1st
1948–49 5 2ª Reg. P. 2nd
1949–50 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1950–51 4 1ª Reg. 13th
1951–52 4 1ª Reg. 7th
1952–53 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1953–54 4 1ª Reg. 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
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1960–61 4 1ª Reg. 12th
1961–62 5 2ª Reg. 2nd
1962–63 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1963–64 3 13th
1964–65 3 16th
1965–66 4 1ª Reg. 5th
1966–67 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1967–68 3 17th
1968–69 4 1ª Reg. 8th
1969–70 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1970–71 4 1ª Reg. 7th
1971–72 4 1ª Reg. 10th
1972–73 4 1ª Reg. 9th
1973–74 4 Reg. Pref. 10th
1974–75 5 1ª Reg. 1st
1975–76 4 Reg. Pref. 6th
1976–77 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1977–78 4 16th Second round
1978–79 4 3rd First round
1979–80 4 11th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1980–81 4 6th
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
1999–2000 2 13th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2000–01 2 17th Round of 16
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 Semi-finals
2018–19 1 13th Round of 16
2019–20 1 18th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2020–21 2 3rd Round of 32
2021–22 2 12th Round of 32
2022–23 2 First round

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2023.[9]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Dani Jiménez
2 DF   CMR Allan Nyom
3 DF   ESP Jorge Sáenz (on loan from Valencia)
4 DF   NGA Kenneth Omeruo (captain)
5 DF   ESP Josema
6 DF   ESP Sergio González (4th captain)
7 FW   COL Juanjo Narváez (on loan from Valladolid)
8 MF   JPN Gaku Shibasaki
9 FW   MAR Yacine Qasmi
10 FW   ESP José Manuel Arnáiz (3rd captain)
11 FW   ESP Juan Muñoz (vice-captain)
13 GK   ESP Asier Riesgo (5th captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF   ESP Fede Vico
15 DF   ESP Enric Franquesa (on loan from Levante)
16 MF   CMR Yvan Neyou (on loan from Saint-Étienne)
17 MF   ESP Dani Raba
18 MF   ESP Rubén Pardo
19 FW   ESP Jon Karrikaburu (on loan from Real Sociedad)
20 MF   ESP Iker Undabarrena
21 DF   ESP Jorge Miramón
24 FW   POL Piotr Parzyszek
25 GK   ESP Javier Belman
32 MF   GUI Seydouba Cissé

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF   ESP Álex Gil
30 GK   ESP Javi Garrido
31 MF   BRA Caio Lopes
33 DF   ESP Lalo Aguilar
No. Pos. Nation Player
34 MF   ESP Javier Rentero
35 DF   ESP Sergio Camacho
38 GK   ESP Christian Gómez

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   GHA Félix Ofoli (at Rayo Majadahonda until 30 June 2023)
DF   ESP Javi Hernández (at Girona until 30 June 2023)
MF   ESP Álex Masogo (at Pontevedra until 30 June 2023)
MF   ESP Luis Perea (at OFI until 30 June 2023)
MF   ESP Naim García (at Ponferradina until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   ESP Javier Avilés (at Lugo until 30 June 2023)
FW   ESP Diego García (at Fuenlabrada until 30 June 2023)
FW   ESP Manu Garrido (at Celta B until 30 June 2023)
FW   ESP Ruby Sánchez (at Móstoles until 30 June 2023)
FW   BRA William de Camargo (at Deinze until 30 June 2023)

Club officialsEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Imanol Idiakez
Assistant manager   Mario Gibanel
Coach   Ander Murillo
Goalkeeping coach   Juanjo Valencia
Fitness coach   Juan Piñero
Analyst   Pedro Serna
Chief of medical services   Alberto Lam
Physiotherapists   Carlos Carballo
  Sergio Hontoria
  Álvaro Crespo
Physical readapter   Sergio Martos
Nutritionist   David Jiménez
Equipment manager   Juan Domínguez
Kit man   Jara Cuenca
Delegate   David Monjo

Last updated: 21 September 2022
Source: CD Leganés (in Spanish)

Board of directorsEdit

Office Name
President Jeff Luhnow
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. ^ "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). CD Leganés. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ Martín, J. (23 June 2021). "El Leganés cumple 93 años apoyado en cinco pilares para crecer".
  3. ^ Carrasco, Javier (24 December 2019). "Once años de la llegada de 'Papa Noel' a Leganés". Marca.
  4. ^ "Fútbol.- El Leganés presenta a su nueva presidenta y al técnico Luis Ángel Duque". Europa Press. 13 July 2009.
  5. ^ Martí, Anaïs (8 March 2022). "Victoria Pavón: "13 años después ya no es noticia que yo sea presidenta"". La Vanguardia.
  6. ^ Plaza, Víctor (4 June 2016). "El Leganés hace historia y asciende a Primera división". Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  7. ^ Lowe, Sid (20 July 2020). "Silence, solitude and sadness for Leganés after desperate La Liga finale". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Real Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by Leganés at Bernabéu". The Guardian. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Plantilla Club Deportivo Leganés" [Squad] (in Spanish). CD Leganés. Retrieved 21 September 2022.

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