Levante UD Femenino

Levante Unión Deportiva Femenino is the women's football team of Valencian football club Levante UD, based at Ciudad Deportiva in Buñol and playing in the Primera División.

Levante Femenino
Full nameLevante Unión Deportiva, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Granotes
Founded1993 (as San Vicente CFF)
1998; 23 years ago (1998)
GroundCiudad Deportiva, Buñol
Capacity600
ChairmanQuico Catalán
ManagerMaría Pry
LeaguePrimera División
2019-20Primera División, 3rd

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1993 as San Vicente CFF, the team was absorbed by Levante in 1998 after it won the national championship in its debut season in the top category. It subsequently attained three more leagues and six Cups between 1997 and 2008 including two doubles (2001, 2002) making it the most successful Spanish team, tied with Athletic Bilbao in leagues and RCD Espanyol in cups as of 2012. It was eliminated in its three appearances at the UEFA Women's Cup at the group stage, one round short from the quarter-finals.

Levante always ranked among the championship's top three between 2000 and 2009, but it subsequently experienced a slump ending the 2010 and 2011 in mid-table. The team improved in 2012 with a 5th position, but this result marked its first absence since 1999 in the shortened Copa de la Reina.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 July 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP María Valenzuela
4 DF   ESP María Méndez
5 DF   ESP Rocío Gálvez
6 MF   FRA Sandie Toletti
7 DF   ESP Lucía
8 MF   ESP Irene Guerrero
9 FW   MKD Nataša Andonova
10 MF   ARG Estefanía Banini
11 FW   ESP Alba Redondo
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF   ESP Claudia Zornoza
13 GK   ROU Andreea Părăluță
14 FW   ESP Carol
15 MF    SUI Viola Calligaris
16 DF   BRA Jucinara
17 MF   ESP Alharilla
18 FW   ESP Eva Navarro
19 FW   ESP Esther
21 DF   ARG Aldana Cometti
23 DF   ESP Andrea Palacios

Source: LaLiga

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
24 MF   ESP Silvia Lloris
25 MF   ESP Paula Durán
27 GK   ESP Mar Segarra
No. Pos. Nation Player
28 DF   ESP Paula Tomás
29 FW   ESP Andrea Okene
30 FW   ESP Fiamma Iannuzzi

Former internationalsEdit

National team Players
  Spain
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Ivana Andrés, Ona Batlle, Sonia Bermúdez, Alharilla Casado, Maider Castillo, Rosa Castillo, Marta Corredera, Gurutze Fernández, María Fernández, Alicia Fuentes, Ruth García, Gemma Gili, Vanesa Gimbert, Susana Guerrero, Auxiliadora Jiménez, Yolanda Mateos, Sara Monforte, Marina Nohalez, María José Pons, Mar Prieto, Montserrat Tomé, Sandra Vilanova, Nagore Calderón, Cristina Estévez, Olga Moreno, Marta Mateos, Adriana Martín, Esther González, María José Pérez, Alexia Putellas, Laura del Río, Olga García, Mari Paz Vilas, Silvia Zarza
  Argentina Romina Ferro
  Australia Aivi Luik
  Brazil Grazielle Pinheiro, Kátia Cilene, Thaís Ribeiro, Vânia Martins[note 1]
  Colombia Daniela Montoya
  Costa Rica Noelia Bermúdez
  Denmark Sofie Junge Pedersen
  Italy Pamela Conti, Katia Serra
  Ivory Coast Ida Guehai
  Mexico Charlyn Corral, Greta Espinoza
  Portugal Jéssica Silva
  Romania Olivia Oprea
  Switzerland Vanessa Bernauer, Marina Keller

Season to seasonEdit

 
2006–07 Superliga match against Sporting Huelva
  • As San Vicente CFF
Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina Champions League Top scorer(s)  
1994–95 5th
1995–96 3rd
1996–97 1st
1997–98 2nd Quarterfinals
  • As Levante UD
Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina Champions League Top scorer(s)  
1998–99 3rd
1999–00 3rd Champion
2000–01 1st Champion
2001–02 1st Champion Round of 32
2002–03 2nd Semifinals Round of 32
2003–04 3rd Champion
2004–05 2nd Champion
2005–06 3rd Semifinals
2006–07 3rd Champion
2007–08 1st Runner-up Del Río 16
2008–09 2nd Quarterfinals Round of 16 Conti, Del Río 16
2009–10 8th Quarterfinals Motoso 7
2010–11 9th Round of 16 Conti 10
2011–12 5th Putellas 15
2012–13 4th Semifinals Buceta 10
2013–14 5th Semifinals Casado, O. García 6
2014–15 5th Quarterfinals Adriana 21
2015–16 4th Semifinals Corral 22
2016–17 4th Quarterfinals Corral 20
2017–18 8th Quarterfinals Corral 24
2018–19 3rd Quarterfinals Corral 20
2019–20 3rd Round of 16 Navarro, Redondo 8

UEFA competition recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Result Scorers
2001–02 UEFA Women's Cup Group Stage   Frankfurt 0–1
  College SC 17–0 Jiménez 4, Prieto 4, R. Castillo 2, Gimbert 2, Monje 2, Fuentes, Del Río, Soler
  Codru Chişinău 3–1 Gimbert, Jiménez, Soler
2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup Group Stage   Eendracht Aalst 8–0 Fuentes 3, Jiménez 2, Prieto 2, Gimbert
  Arsenal 1–2 Prieto
  Gömrükçü Baku 2–1 Fuentes, Moreno
2008–09 UEFA Women's Cup Preliminary Stage   Skopje 8–0 Conti 3, Pérez 3, Donaire, González
  Tienen 9–2 Conti 3, Donaire 3, Del Río, Vilanova
  Sparta Prague 0–0
Group Stage   Brøndby 0–1
  Duisburg 0–5
  Naftokhimik Kalush 4–1 R. Castillo, Pérez, Prim, Ves

TitlesEdit

  1. ^ a b As San Vicente CFF.

Invitational trophiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ She also played for Equatorial Guinea, but FIFA declared her ineligible to play for that national team.[1]

Citations

  1. ^ "Equatorial Guinea expelled from FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019". FIFA.com. October 5, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2018.

External linksEdit