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Fútbol Club Jumilla was a Spanish football team based in Jumilla, in the autonomous community of Murcia. Founded in 2011, it played in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal de La Hoya. Between 2016 and 2019, its reserve team was Estudiantes de Murcia CF. In August 2019, unable to pay its debts, the club was dissolved.

Fútbol Club Jumilla
FC Jumilla logo.png
Founded2011
Dissolved2019
GroundLa Hoya, Jumilla,
Murcia, Spain
Capacity3,000

HistoryEdit

Founded in 2011, as a replacement to dissolved Jumilla CF, the club bought the place of Moratalla CF in Tercera División in the following year and was immediately included in the fourth level for the 2012–13 campaign. On 1 June 2015, after finishing first in its group, Jumilla was promoted to Segunda División B after defeating FC Ascó in the play-offs.[1] In doing so, the club also qualified for the first time to the Copa del Rey, losing 2–1 in the first round away to Linares Deportivo on 2 September 2015.[2]

In June 2016, Jumilla was taken over by Chinese football commentators Li Xiang and Tang Hui together with Argentinian partner Rubén Iglesias.[3] Jumilla's game against Lorca FC in November 2016 was dubbed 'the Shanghai Derby' as both Li and Tang are from Shanghai, as is Lorca's owner – the former Chinese international player and manager Xu Genbao.[3]

In August 2018, Jumilla entered into an agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers, in which they would receive players on loan, in order to grant them first team experience.[4]

The club was relegated to Tercera División via play-off defeat to Real Unión in June 2019,[5] demoted one more level due to unpaid wages to its players, and dissolved in August.[6]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2012/13 4 4th
2013/14 4 6th
2014/15 4 1st
2015/16 3 2ª B 15th First round
2016/17 3 2ª B 10th
2017/18 3 2ª B 13th
2018/19 3 2ª B 16th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ El FC Jumilla hace historia y regresa a Segunda División (FC Jumilla makes history and returns to Segunda División); El Eco de Jumilla, 1 June 2015 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "El Linares Deportivo vence al Jumilla y pasa a la siguiente ronda de la Copa del Rey" [Linares Deportivo defeat Jumilla and advance to the next round of the Copa del Rey] (in Spanish). El Deporte de Jaén. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b ""ABC Deportes" El Jumilla-Lorca podrá ser visto en China por 300 millones de personas" ["ABC Deportes" Jumilla-Lorca could be seen in China by 300 million people] (in Spanish). FC Jumilla. Archived from the original on 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2016-11-13.
  4. ^ "Wolves agree FC Jumilla partnership". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 17 August 2018. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  5. ^ "El final más dramático para el Jumilla" [The most dramatic ending for Jumilla]. La Verdad (in Spanish). 2 June 2019. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
  6. ^ Mainez, Rafa (24 August 2019). "El Jumilla desaparece tras no poder hacer frente a la deuda con la Seguridad Social" [Jumilla is dissolved after not being able to face up to debt with Social Security]. Marca (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 August 2019.

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