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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 Primera División, holding home games at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, which seats 12,450 spectators.[1]

Leganés
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Full nameClub Deportivo Leganés, S.A.D
Nickname(s)Los Pepineros (The Cucumber Growers)
Lega
Founded23 June 1928; 90 years ago (1928-06-23)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Butarque
Capacity12,450[1]
PresidentMaría Victoria Pavón
Head coachMauricio Pellegrino
LeagueLa Liga
2017–18La Liga, 17th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
The players, celebrating the promotion to La Liga in 2016.

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 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]

On 24 January 2018, Leganés 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.[3]

FansEdit

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. 3rd / 1st
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
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 Round of 16

Current squadEdit

As of 31 January 2019[4]

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
2   DF Juanfran (on loan from Deportivo La Coruña)
3   DF Unai Bustinza (Captain)
4   DF Diego Reyes (on loan from Fenerbahçe)
5   DF Jonathan Silva (on loan from Sporting CP)
6   MF Gerard Gumbau
8   MF Recio
9   FW Guido Carrillo (on loan from Southampton)
10   MF Nabil El Zhar
11   MF Alexander Szymanowski (Injury)
12   DF Allan Nyom (on loan from West Bromwich Albion)
13   GK Andrés Prieto
14   DF Vasyl Kravets
15   DF Rodrigo Tarín
No. Position Player
16   MF José Arnaiz
17   MF Javier Eraso
18   FW Sabin Merino (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
19   DF Ezequiel Muñoz (Injury)
20   FW Michael Santos (on loan from Málaga)
21   MF Rubén Pérez (Vice-captain)
22   DF Dimitris Siovas (3rd captain)
23   MF Mikel Vesga (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
24   DF Kenneth Omeruo (on loan from Chelsea)
25   FW Martin Braithwaite (on loan from Middlesbrough)
26   FW Youssef En-Nesyri
27   MF Óscar (on loan from Real Madrid)
29   GK Andriy Lunin (on loan from Real Madrid)

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
31   GK David Tejero
33   FW Javier Avilés

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
  DF Josua Mejías (at Cartagena until 30 June 2019)
  MF Facundo García (at AEK Larnaca until 30 June 2019)
  MF Fede Vico (at Granada until 30 June 2019)
  FW Gabri Salazar (at Burgos until 30 June 2019)
  FW Dani Ojeda (at Granada until 30 June 2019)
No. Position Player
  FW Mamadou Koné (at Málaga until 30 June 2019)
  FW Moussa Camara (at Salmantino until 30 June 2019)
  FW Owusu Kwabena (at Salmantino until 30 June 2019)
  FW William (at Karpaty Lviv until 30 June 2019)

Club officialsEdit

Current technical staffEdit

 
Mauricio Pellegrino is the current head coach of Leganés.
Position Staff
Head coach   Mauricio Pellegrino
Assistant managers   Carlos Compagnucci
  Xavi Tamarit
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

HonoursEdit

Famous playersEdit

List of coachesEdit

Reserve teamEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Leganes make history and reach La Liga for the first time". Marca. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Real Madrid dumped out of Copa del Rey by Leganés at Bernabéu". The Guardian. 24 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  4. ^ Plantilla Club Deportivo Leganés

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