Manchego Ciudad Real Club de Fútbol was a Spanish football team based in Ciudad Real in the namesake province, in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. Founded in 2000, it held home games at Estadio Rey Juan Carlos I, with a capacity of 2,900 seats.
|Full name||Manchego Ciudad Real Club de Fútbol|
|Ground||Juan Carlos I, Ciudad Real,|
Castile-La Mancha, Spain
|2008–09||3ª - Group 18, 3rd|
After the disappearance of CD Manchego in 2000, Manchego CF was created. In July 2009, after six seasons in the fourth division, the club was in risk of being dissolved due to its outstanding debts, which reached €1.5 million.
After Manchego CF supporters decided the club should continue, the president was forced to resign and, a day later, a new club, CD Ciudad Real was created. The Professional Spanish Footballers Association extended the deadline for some clubs to pay debts to their players past July 31. However, on August 25, the Royal Spanish Football Federation relegated the club in spite of it having finished in third position, due to the club's economic situation, but Manchego decided not to take part in the championship.
The team was succeeded by CD Ciudad Real.
Season to seasonEdit
- 6 seasons in Tercera División
- 3 Campeonatos Diputación
- 1 Campeonato Regional de la Copa Federación
- Borrón y cuenta nueva (Wiping the slate clean) Archived 2009-07-23 at the Wayback Machine; La Tribuna, 21 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Manchego se hace el hara-kiri (Manchego does hara-kiri); El Día de Ciudad Real, 11 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Nace el Deportivo Ciudad Real (Deportivo Ciudad Real is born); ABC, 21 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- Habrá fútbol; nace el CD Ciudad Real (There will be football; CD Ciudad Real is born); El Día de Ciudad Real, 21 July 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Manchego es descendido de categoría (Manchego is relegated); FFCM, 25 August 2009 (in Spanish)
- El Manchego no se inscribe en Preferente (Manchego does not sign up in Preferente); CRSport, 26 August 2009 (in Spanish)