Club Lleida Esportiu is a Spanish football team based in Lleida, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in July 2011 it plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home games at Camp d'Esports, with a capacity of 13,500 seats.
|Full name||Club Lleida Esportiu|
|Nickname(s)||Els Blaus (The Blues) |
Els de la Terra Ferma (Firmlanders)
|Ground||Camp d'Esports, Lleida,|
|League||2ªB – Group 3|
|2018–19||2ªB – Group 3, 6th|
In mid-May 2011, historic club UE Lleida was liquidated due to a €27.2 million debt. Its berth was auctioned and acquired by an entrepreneur from Lleida, Sisco Pujol, who created the new Lleida Esportiu, which started competing in Segunda División B; the club was also scheduled to take part in the 2011–12 Copa del Rey, in place of Unió Esportiva.
In 2013, just in their second season, Lleida Esportiu played for the first time the promotion playoffs to Segunda División. In 2016, their third try in four years, the team lost promotion in the last round against Sevilla Atlético, after a penalty shootout.
One year later, Lleida Esportiu reached for the first time the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey, after eliminating top level side Real Sociedad, by overcoming a disadvantage of three goals in the aggregate score, in the previous round. In their first appearance in the round of 16, the club was eliminated by Atlético Madrid.
Season to seasonEdit
- 7 seasons in Segunda División B
Detailed list of seasonsEdit
|Season||League||Cup||Other cups||Top scorer[N 1]|
|2011–12||3||Segunda División B||3||7th||38||16||11||11||50||40||59||R1||Copa Federación||R32||Asier Eizaguirre||10|
|2012–13||3||Segunda División B||2||4th||38||17||15||6||56||34||66||R2||Copa Catalunya||R2.3||Jaime Mata||14|
|2013–14||3||Segunda División B||3||3rd||38||19||11||8||52||35||68||R32||Copa Catalunya||R2.1||Jaime Mata||15|
|2014–15||3||Segunda División B||3||5th||38||18||7||13||45||34||61||R3||Copa Catalunya||R1||Salva Chamorro||14|
|2015–16||3||Segunda División B||3||4th||38||18||13||7||49||22||67||R3||Copa Catalunya||R2||Manuel Onwu||10|
|2016–17||3||Segunda División B||3||8th||38||15||11||12||41||41||56||R2||Copa Catalunya||R3||Javi Casares||8|
|2017–18||3||Segunda División B||3||7th||38||14||13||11||37||33||55||R16||Copa Catalunya||R1||Jorge Félix||10|
|2018–19||3||Segunda División B||3||6th||38||15||11||12||46||39||56||R3||Copa Catalunya||R3||Pedro Martín||16|
- As of 19 July 2019
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- Record league victory: 0–6 vs. Atlético Baleares (3 April 2016)
- Record league defeat: 5–1 vs. Villarreal B (3 October 2015)
- Record attendance: 13,700 vs. Sevilla Atlético, Segunda División B Play-off (19 June 2016)
- Most league appearances: 163, Pau Bosch (2011–16)
- Most league goals scored: 29, Jaime Mata (2012–14)
- Most goals scored, season: 19, Pedro Martín (2018–19)
- Highest league position: 3rd in Segunda División B (2014)
- Copa del Rey best: Round of 16 (2017–18)
- Record consecutive league appearances: 88, Pau Torres (August 2012 – November 2014)
- Youngest player: Òscar Canadell, 17 years and 158 days (against Ontinyent, 6 April 2014)
- Oldest player: César Soriano, 36 years and 20 days (against Atlético Baleares, 12 May 2019)
- Statistics are correct as of 5 June 2019.
|Emili Vicente||Spain||23 July 2011||30 June 2012||38||16||11||11||50||40||42.1|
|Toni Seligrat||Spain||1 July 2012||30 June 2014||76||36||26||14||108||69||47.4|
|Imanol Idiakez||Spain||1 July 2014||30 June 2016||76||36||20||20||93||56||47.4|
|Gustavo Siviero||Argentina||13 July 2016||18 May 2017||38||15||11||12||41||41||39.5|
|Gerard Albadalejo||Spain||22 May 2017||3 February 2019||61||24||21||16||70||59||39.3|
|Juan Carlos Oliva||Spain||5 February 2019||3 June 2019||15||5||3||7||13||13||33.3|
|Molo||Spain||5 June 2019||Present||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Note: this list includes players playing on fully professional top leagues or with international caps.
- All goals scored in league games, not including playoffs.
- Un agujero de 28 millones engulle a la UE Lleida (28 million hole swallows UE Lleida); El País, 16 May 2011 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
- El juez echa a Junyent y le da el club a Lleida Esportiu (Judge ousts Junyent and gives club to Lleida Esportiu) Archived 2011-07-12 at the Wayback Machine; Sport, 7 July 2011 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
- El Lleida Sportiu ya es equipo de Segunda División B (Lleida Sportiu is finally a Segunda División B team); Marca, 19 July 2011 ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)