CF Fuenlabrada

Club de Fútbol Fuenlabrada, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Fuenlabrada, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Founded in 1975 it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Estadio Fernando Torres, with a capacity of 5,400 seats.[1]

Fuenlabrada
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Full nameClub de Fútbol Fuenlabrada, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Fuenla
Kirikos
Founded1975; 46 years ago (1975)
GroundEstadio Fernando Torres
Capacity5,400
PresidentJonathan Praena
Head coachJosé Luis Oltra
LeagueSegunda División
2020–21Segunda División, 11th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Fuenlabrada was founded on July 5, 1975 as a merge between CF San Esteban and AD Fuenlabrada. The idea came from the mayor of the city, Regino Benítez, who suggested the directors of both clubs can unite their efforts and by this receive a higher municipal grant.[2] A key role in the birth of the new club was played by Ramón García Pajuelo, who was appointed secretary of the entity and is still linked to the club as its delegate.[2] In 1986, the team was first promoted to Tercera Division, finishing third from bottom in their debut campaign.[3]

With Julián Pérez as a president, Fuenlabrada achieved new level, culminating with the promotion to Segunda División B in 1994.[2] They bounced between that and Segunda Division B for the next 30 years. For the 1997-98 season, the club made infusions of certain amounts of money to hire a new coach Eduardo Caturla and new players in order to achieve promotion, but finished the season only in 9th position in the Segunda División B.[2] With the will to achieve promotion, for the following season the club bet on another coach of recognized prestige and with the experience in La Liga, Felix Barderas.[2]

The team had its best result in the Copa del Rey in 2017–18, reaching the last 32 through a bye and wins over Mérida AD and CD Calahorra. In a two-game tie with European champions Real Madrid, the side lost 4–2 on aggregate, having drawn the second leg 2–2 away at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[4]

Fuenlabrada played at La Aldehuela before moving into the Estadio Fernando Torres in August 2011, named after former Spanish international forward Fernando Torres, who was born in the town but never represented the club.[5][6] In 2016–17, the club finished in 3rd position in Segunda División B, before losing each match of the playoffs 0-1 to CF Villanovense.[2] Mere was appointed as coach for the 2018-19 season.[7]

On 2 June 2019, Fuenlabrada was promoted for the first time ever to Segunda División by defeating Recreativo de Huelva 4–1 on aggregate in the play-offs.[8] Ten days later, the club took the Segunda B title with a 2–1 aggregate win over Racing de Santander.[9]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1975–76 8 3ª Reg. 3rd
1976–77 7 3ª Reg. P. 2nd
1977–78 7 2ª Reg. 12th
1978–79 7 2ª Reg. 11th
1979–80 7 2ª Reg. 4th
1980–81 6 1ª Reg. 10th
1981–82 6 1ª Reg. 1st
1982–83 5 Reg. Pref. 8th
1983–84 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
1984–85 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
1985–86 5 Reg. Pref. 2nd
1986–87 4 18th
1987–88 4 6th
1988–89 4 5th
1989–90 4 2nd
1990–91 4 2nd Second round
1991–92 4 10th Second round
1992–93 4 1st
1993–94 4 2nd
1994–95 3 2ª B 16th Second round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1995–96 3 2ª B 11th
1996–97 3 2ª B 6th
1997–98 3 2ª B 9th
1998–99 3 2ª B 8th
1999–2000 3 2ª B 13th
2000–01 3 2ª B 16th
2001–02 4 5th
2002–03 4 3rd
2003–04 3 2ª B 9th
2004–05 3 2ª B 16th
2005–06 3 2ª B 6th
2006–07 3 2ª B 10th Second round
2007–08 3 2ª B 18th
2008–09 4 10th
2009–10 4 5th
2010–11 4 8th
2011–12 4 1st
2012–13 3 2ª B 6th First round
2013–14 3 2ª B 6th Second round
2014–15 3 2ª B 12th Second round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2015–16 3 2ª B 11th
2016–17 3 2ª B 3rd
2017–18 3 2ª B 3rd Round of 32
2018–19 3 2ª B 1st Second round
2019–20 2 8th Second round
2020–21 2 11th Round of 32
2021–22 2

Current squadEdit

As of 31 August 2021

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   ESP Pol Valentín
4 DF   ESP Alejandro Sotillos
5 DF   ESP Juanma Marrero (captain)
6 MF   EQG Iban Salvador
7 MF   ESP Álex Mula
8 MF   ESP Cristóbal Márquez
9 FW   UKR Roman Zozulya
10 FW   BRA Anderson (on loan from Tsarsko Selo)
11 FW   GAM Aboubakary Kanté
12 MF   POR Nuno Pina
14 MF   ESP Pedro León
15 DF   ESP Rubén Pulido
16 MF   FRA Brahim Konaté
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   ESP Adrián Diéguez
18 FW   ARG Franco Soldano (on loan from Olympiacos)
19 DF   ESP Mikel Iribas (vice-captain)
20 MF   PER Aldair Fuentes
21 MF   CMR Stéphane Mbia
22 MF   ESP Arturo Molina
23 MF   ESP Jano Velasco
24 FW   CIV Cheick Timité
26 GK   ESP Diego Altube (on loan from Real Madrid)
28 DF   ITA Paolo Gozzi (on loan from Juventus)
29 MF   ESP Damián
31 GK   ESP Javier Belman
38 GK   ESP Miguel Morro (on loan from Rayo Vallecano)

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
30 FW   CIV Jacques Dago
32 MF   GHA Stephen Buer
No. Pos. Nation Player
33 FW   ESP Kevin Manzano

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   ESP Paco Puertas (at Burgos Promesas until 30 June 2022)

Reserve teamEdit

Fuenlabrada's reserve team was founded in 2015, and it currently plays in the Preferente de Madrid – Group 2.

Famous playersEdit

Roman Zozulia < Ukraine >

Famous coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Simón, Paco (2019-09-10). "(CF FUENLABRADA) El estadio Fernando Torres acaba de ser ampliado y ya empieza a quedarse pequeño". alcabodelacalle (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Historia de fútbol del C.F. Fuenlabrada | C.F. Fuenlabrada". www.cffuenlabrada.es. Retrieved 2019-10-10.
  3. ^ "Histórico Fuenlabrada - Tercera División G 7 1986/1987". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 2019-11-20.
  4. ^ "Real Madrid 2–2 Fuenlabrada". BBC Sport. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Cinco cosas que quizá no sabías del Estadio Fernando Torres" [Five things that you perhaps did not know about the Estadio Fernando Torres] (in Spanish). La Liga. 17 July 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  6. ^ "El Fuenlabrada inaugurará el estadio "Fernando Torres" frente al Atlético" [Fuenlabrada will inaugurate the Estadio Fernando Torres against Atlético] (in Spanish). La Información. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Mere Hermoso: "Es importante que lleguen los fichajes"". Diario AS (in Spanish). 21 July 2019. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  8. ^ "El Fuenlabrada reina en Huelva y asciende a Segunda por primera vez en su historia" [Fuenlabrada reign in Huelva and rise to Segunda for the first time in their history]. Marca (in Spanish). 2 June 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  9. ^ "El Fuenlabrada empata ante el Racing de Santander y se proclama campeón de Segunda B" [Fuenlabrada draw with Racing de Santander and become champions of Segunda B] (in Spanish). Libertad Digital. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°17′28″N 3°49′36″W / 40.291069°N 3.826577°W / 40.291069; -3.826577