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Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona, commonly referred to as Nàstic,[1][2] is a Spanish sports club based in Tarragona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Its football team plays in Segunda División B – Group 3.

Gimnàstic de Tarragona
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Full nameClub Gimnàstic de Tarragona S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Nàstic
Granes (Maroons)
Tarraconenses
Founded1 March 1886 (football team in 1914)
GroundNou Estadi, Tarragona,
Catalonia, Spain
Capacity17,000
PresidentJosep María Andreu
ManagerXavi Bartolo
League2ª B – Group 3
2018–19Segunda División, 20th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest football clubs in Spain.[3] It has teams competing in athletics, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, table tennis and futsal, but a football team was not formed until 1914. The team enjoyed a three-year La Liga spell in its beginnings (1947–50).

Since 1972, the team has played home games at Nou Estadi, which seats 14,593 spectators.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 1 March 1886 by a group of fifteen people who met at the Cafè del Centre on Rambla Nova. The majority of the club's early members belonged to the upper middle class and, as the club name suggests, was initially founded to promote gymnastics. Later the club members began to organise fencing, hiking, boxing and cycling. In 1914, the club absorbed a local football club called the Club Olímpic de Tarragona and consequently formed its own football team using the former colours of Olímpic: red, white and black. In those days the team played home matches in the Avenida Catalunya stadium.

In January 1918, Gimnàstic made its debut as a football team in the Campionat de Catalunya and by 1927 were crowned champions in the second division. In the 1943–44 season the team appeared in the Tercera División and in the following season moved up to the Segunda División.

In the 1946–47 season Nàstic finished second in the second division and entered the La Liga. In 1947 it also reached the Copa del Generalísimo semi-final but lost to the RCD Espanyol, having beaten the FC Barcelona in the previous round.

The team finished its debut first division season in seventh place, with the highlight of the season coming on 11 January 1948 with a 3–1 win against the Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, thus becoming the first team ever to do so. The club played two further seasons in the top level, being relegated in 1949–50 after losing a play-off to the CD Alcoyano. The team moved to the new Nou Estadi in 1972.

Fifty-six years later, for the 2006–07 season, Gimnàstic returned to the top flight. Along with coach Luis César Sampedro, some of the players responsible for the promotion included veterans Antonio Pinilla and Albano Bizarri. Rubén Castro, Ariza Makukula and Javier Portillo (eventually the team's top scorer) were also brought in. The club was placed in the relegation zone for 33 of the 38 rounds, eventually dropping down a division. Sampedro was replaced mid-season by Paco Flores who improved the team's numbers. In the middle of 2007 the club was crowned the Copa Catalunya champions after a 2–1 win over the FC Barcelona, with goals from Pinilla and Tati Maldonado.

After returning to the second level Gimnàstic achieved a mid-table position in 2007–08 and 2008–09 with César Ferrando in charge of the team. However, in the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons, the club only managed to rank one position above the relegation zone. In the 2011–12 campaign the team was relegated to the Segunda División B after only winning six games out of 42.

On 12 September 2012 Nàstic won the second Catalan Cup in its history, after defeating the AEC Manlleu with an Eugeni goal. In the 2014–15 campaign, after finishing first in its group, the club returned to the second level after defeating the SD Huesca in the play-offs.

In the 2018–19 campaign the team was relegated to the Segunda División B ending a four-year run in the second division.

SupportersEdit

There are two small ultras groups: a right-wing political group called Ultras Tarraco and an antifa group called Nàstic Crew.

SeasonsEdit

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1940/41 4 1ª Reg. A 10th
1941/42 5 1ª Reg. B 3rd
1942/43 4 1ª Reg. A 2nd
1943/44 3 2nd
1944/45 3 1st
1945/46 2 3rd
1946/47 2 2nd Semi-final
1947/48 1 7th
1948/49 1 9th
1949/50 1 13th
1950/51 2 15th
1951/52 2 13th
1952/53 2 14th
1953/54 3 10th
1954/55 3 1st
1955/56 3 4th
1956/57 3 6th
1957/58 3 8th
1958/59 3 2nd
1959/60 3 9th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1960/61 3 1st
1961/62 3 3rd
1962/63 3 6th
1963/64 3 3rd
1964/65 3 3rd
1965/66 3 1st
1966/67 3 2nd
1967/68 3 3rd
1968/69 3 2nd
1969/70 3 7th
1970/71 3 13th
1971/72 3 1st
1972/73 2 16th Fourth round
1973/74 2 6th Fourth round
1974/75 2 13th Round of 32
1975/76 2 20th Third round
1976/77 3 11th Second round
1977/78 3 1st Second round
1978/79 3 2ªB 2nd
1979/80 2 19th Fourth round
Season Division Tier Place Copa del Rey
1980/81 3 2ªB 9th First round
1981/82 3 2ªB 11th Second round
1982/83 3 2ªB 5th
1983/84 3 2ªB 5th Second round
1984/85 3 2ªB 13th First round
1985/86 3 2ªB 14th
1986/87 4 4th
1987/88 3 2ªB 8th Second round
1988/89 3 2ªB 9th First round
1989/90 3 2ªB 17th
1990/91 4 2nd
1991/92 3 2ªB 9th Third round
1992/93 3 2ªB 10th First round
1993/94 3 2ªB 11th First round
1994/95 3 2ªB 16th Third round
1995/96 3 2ªB 2nd
1996/97 3 2ªB 1st First round
1997/98 3 2ªB 15th First round
1998/99 3 2ªB 16th
1999/00 3 2ªB 9th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2000/01 3 2ªB 2nd
2001/02 2 20th Round of 16
2002/03 3 2ªB 9th Round of 64
2003/04 3 2ªB 3rd
2004/05 2 7th Third round
2005/06 2 2nd Third round
2006/07 1 20th Round of 32
2007/08 2 14th Second round
2008/09 2 10th Second round
2009/10 2 18th Second round
2010/11 2 18th Second round
2011/12 2 22nd Second round
2012/13 3 2ªB 6th First round
2013/14 3 2ªB 4th Round of 32
2014/15 3 2ªB 1st Second round
2015/16 2 3rd Third round
2016/17 2 14th Round of 32
2017/18 2 15th Second round
2018/19 2 20th First round
2019/20 3 2ªB

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The numbers are established according to the official website:www.gimnasticdetarragona.com and www.lfp.es

As of 30 August 2019

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 Cheikh Kane Sarr
2   DF Pol Valentín
3   DF Javi Bonilla
4   DF David Goldar
5   MF Viti Martínez
6   DF Juan Rodríguez
7   FW Lolo Plá
8   MF Damián Petcoff
9   FW Gerard Oliva
10   MF Javi Márquez
11   MF Brugui
12   MF Romain Habran
13   GK Bernabé Barragán
No. Position Player
15   FW Jonathan Pereira
16   DF Bruno Perone (on loan from Extremadura)
17   FW Pedro Martín
18   DF Mohammed Djetei
19   MF Pol Ballesteros
20   DF Carlos Albarrán
21   MF Ferrán Giner
23   FW Joel Lasso
24   MF Jorge Carreón
26   DF Sergi Cardona
27   GK Arnau Riera
30   MF Pol Prats
  FW Thomas Amang

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Position Player
  MF Nacho Abeledo

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
28   DF Roger Figueras
29   MF Sergio Montero
31   MF Bernat Guiu

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach Xavi Bartolo
Assistant manager Vacant
Goalkeeper coach Manolo Oliva
Fitness coach David Pajón
Doctor Paco Rubio
Doctor Pablo Arévalo
Physio Ernest Canete
Physio David Molas
Physio Bernard Boronat
Physio Víctor Rodríguez

Last updated: 26 June 2019
Source: Gimnàstic

Notable playersEdit

Players who appeared in more than 100 league matches for the club and/or reached international status.

Player recordsEdit

HonoursEdit

Affiliated clubsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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