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Club de Fútbol Rayo Majadahonda (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈraʝo maxaðaˈonda]) is a Spanish football team based in Majadahonda, in the autonomous community of Madrid. Founded in 1976 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Estadio Cerro del Espino, with a capacity of 3,376 seats.

Rayo Majadahonda
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Full nameClub de Fútbol
Rayo Majadahonda
Nickname(s)Majariegos
Founded1976
GroundCerro del Espino, Majadahonda,
Madrid, Spain
Capacity3,376
PresidentEnrique Vedia
Head coachJulián Calero
League2ªB – Group 1
2018–19Segunda División, 19th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Rayo Majadahonda was founded in 1976, being immediately registered in the Madrid Football Federation. It played in the regional divisions until 1987 when it achieved promotion to Tercera División.

The club established themselves in the fourth division until the 1996–97 campaign, when it achieved a first-ever promotion to Segunda División B. Two consecutive relegations followed, but the club immediately regained their national status in 2000. Then, it subsequently remained in the fourth level until 2015 (only split by a one-season spell in the third division), when it achieved promotion with club legend Antonio Iriondo as manager.

On 27 May 2018, Rayo Majadahonda promoted for the first time ever to Segunda División by beating FC Cartagena with a last-minute own goal from Míchel Zabaco, with Iriondo still in charge of the first team.[1] A year later, after suffering instant relegation, he resigned.[2] In the second tier, the club played its home games at Atlético Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano due to the insufficient facilities at the Estadio Cerro del Espino.[3]

As part of the conditions of playing in the fully professional second division, Rayo Majadahonda had a year to establish a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, an form of public limited company that all its teams must be. The initial majority shareholder in September 2019 was Alejandro Arribas, a player formed at the club who was still playing professionally for Real Oviedo at the time.[4]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 8 3ª Cat. 1st
1977/78 8 3ª Cat. 12th
1978/79 8 3ª Cat. 17th
1979/80 9 3ª Cat. 1st
1980/81 8 3ª Cat. 3rd
1981/82 8 3ª Cat. 1st
1982/83 7 2ª Cat. 1st
1983/84 6 1ª Cat. 2nd
1984/85 5 Pref. 6th
1985/86 5 Pref. 4th
1986/87 5 Pref. 2nd
1987/88 4 5th
1988/89 4 15th
1989/90 4 14th
1990/91 4 11th
1991/92 4 5th
1992/93 4 8th First round
1993/94 4 11th
1994/95 4 2nd
1995/96 4 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996/97 4 1st
1997/98 3 2ªB 18th
1998/99 4 20th
1999/00 5 Pref. 1st
2000/01 4 1st
2001/02 4 14th Preliminary
2002/03 4 4th
2003/04 3 2ªB 20th
2004/05 4 8th
2005/06 4 9th
2006/07 4 10th
2007/08 4 12th
2008/09 4 3rd
2009/10 4 9th
2010/11 4 10th
2011/12 4 11th
2012/13 4 8th
2013/14 4 7th
2014/15 4 1st
2015/16 3 2ªB 14th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2016/17 3 2ªB 4th
2017/18 3 2ªB 1st First round
2018/19 2 19th Third round
2019/20 3 2ªB

Current squadEdit

As of 29 July 2019

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

No. Position Player
  GK Basilio Sancho
  GK Jagoba Zárraga (on loan from Racing Santander)
  DF Adrián Jiménez
  DF Jesús Valentín
  DF Pere Martínez
  DF Rubén Pulido (on loan from Real Madrid)
  DF Pablo Andrade (on loan from Ourense CF)
  DF Charlie I'Anson
  MF Borja Díaz
  MF Carlitos
No. Position Player
  MF Jorge Escobar
  MF Fernando Llorente
  MF Marc Caballé
  MF Jean Jules Mvondo (on loan from Albacete)
  MF Jesús Tamayo
  FW David Martín
  FW Iago Díaz
  FW Rubén Mesa
  FW Laerte Polydoro
  FW Alberto Ródenas (on loan from Atlético Madrid)

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Manager   Julián Calero
Assistant manager   José Cuevas
Analyst   Antonio Carmona
Fitness coach   Álex Velasco
Goalkeeping coach   Martín Ragg

Last updated: July 2018
Source: Rayo Majadahonda

Notable playersEdit

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

Notable coachesEdit

Reserve teamEdit

Founded in 1997, Rayo Majdahonda's reserve team started playing in the Regional Preferente (fifth tier) from 2000 to 2010. It was dissolved in 2011, after a third position in the Primera Regional.

On 4 July 2018, the club reached an agreement with CDF Tres Cantos to become its reserve team.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Griñán, Marta (27 May 2018). "Rayo Majadahonda 1–0 Cartagena: así vivimos el ascenso a Segunda" [Rayo Majadahonda 1–0 Cartagena: How we saw promotion to Segunda]. Diario AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Antonio Iriondo ha presentado su dimisión a la Junta Directiva" [Antonio Iriondo presented his resignation to the Board] (in Spanish). CF Rayo Majadahonda. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. ^ "El Rayo Majadahonda jugará hasta enero en el Wanda Metropolitano" [Rayo Majadahonda will play until January in the Wanda Metropolitano]. ABC (in Spanish). 30 June 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Arribas, jugador del Oviedo, se convierte en el máximo accionista del Rayo Majadahonda" [Arribas, Oviedo player, becomes the largest shareholder in Rayo Majadahonda]. Marca (in Spanish). 12 September 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  5. ^ "El C.F. Rayo Majadahonda y el C.D. Fútbol Tres Cantos unen sus fuerzas para afrontar esta ilusionante temporada" [C.F. Rayo Majadahonda and C.D. Fútbol Tres Cantos join their forces to face this exciting season] (in Spanish). CF Rayo Majadahonda. 4 July 2018. Archived from the original on 5 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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