Pontevedra CF

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Pontevedra Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team in Pontevedra, in the autonomous community of Galicia. Founded on 16 October 1941 it currently plays in Segunda División RFEF – Group 1, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal de Pasarón, with a capacity of 12,000 seats.[1]

Full namePontevedra Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Os Granates
O Hai que Roelo
Atila rey de los hunos
Founded16 October 1941
GroundPasarón, Pontevedra,
Galicia, Spain
PresidentLupe Murillo
Head coachÁngel Rodríguez
League2ª RFEF – Group 1
2020–212ª B – Group 1 (A), 7th of 10
2ª B – Group 1 (E), 3rd of 8
WebsiteClub website

Having enjoyed its heyday in the 1960s, it even reached the First Division, leading it during November and December 1965.


Pontevedra Club de Fútbol was founded in 1941, following the merge of the two top teams in the city at the time: Eiriña FC and Alfonso XIII CF The first president of the new club was Fernando Ponte Conde.

Pontevedra promoted to La Liga in 1963 but was relegated a year after, managing to play again in the top flight between 1965 and 1970. During this time the fans coined the motto Hai que roelo,[2] in reference to the difficulties rival teams had when playing a strong side, who achieved a seventh place in 1966, adding an eighth two seasons later; midfielder Ignacio Martín-Esperanza and forwards Neme and Roldán were among the stars of this era, and years following the 1972–73 season saw the team more often than not struggling in lower categories, well into the 2000s.

Pontevedra returned to the Segunda División after 20 years on 27 June 2004, after winning their Segunda División B group and defeating Lorca Deportiva CF on the final day of the playoffs.[3] The team struggled in their one year back in national professional football, finishing dead last but winning 4–1 at home in their final fixture against fellow relegated team UD Salamanca.[4]

On 23 January 2007 Pontevedra was transformed into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva (sporting Joint stock company), as required by Spanish law – this was a general measure introduced in order to revitalise the financial situation of professional football clubs. Yet, some risked disappearance as they could not face the cost involved in this transformation from "private" to "stock company".[5][6] In the club's case this was made possible after then president, Nino Mirón, had purchased 52 per cent of the stock options; the club then added the letters "S.A.D." to its official name.

In 2010–11, Pontevedra had the stated aim of returning to the second tier, but following an economic crisis that saw them sell Brazilian star Igor de Souza, the team were relegated to the Tercera División for the first time in 27 years; relegation was sealed with a 5–1 home defeat to CD Guadalajara.[7] Four years later, the team bounced back, winning their group before defeating Haro Deportivo 3–1 on aggregate in the play-off final.[8]

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1942–43 3 Serie A 3rd
1943–44 3 4th Second round
1944–45 3 6th
1945–46 3 3rd
1946–47 3 1st
1947–48 3 1st Fourth round
1948–49 3 8th
1949–50 3 9th
1950–51 3 9th
1951–52 3 5th
1952–53 3 12th
1953–54 3 12th
1954–55 3 2nd
1955–56 3 6th
1956–57 3 15th
1957–58 4 Serie A 2nd
1958–59 3 9th
1959–60 3 1st
1960–61 2 5th First round
1961–62 2 9th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1962–63 2 1st First round
1963–64 1 15th Round of 16
1964–65 2 1st Quarter-finals
1965–66 1 7th Round of 32
1966–67 1 10th Quarter-finals
1967–68 1 8th Round of 16
1968–69 1 12th Round of 16
1969–70 1 16th Round of 16
1970–71 2 10th Round of 32
1971–72 2 11th Round of 16
1972–73 2 18th Fourth round
1973–74 3 3rd Second round
1974–75 3 7th Second round
1975–76 3 1st Second round
1976–77 2 17th Third round
1977–78 3 2ª B 7th First round
1978–79 3 2ª B 16th First round
1979–80 3 2ª B 13th Third round
1980–81 3 2ª B 18th
1981–82 4 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1982–83 4 1st Second round
1983–84 4 1st First round
1984–85 3 2ª B 7th Second round
1985–86 3 2ª B 9th First round
1986–87 3 2ª B 6th
1987–88 3 2ª B 5th Second round
1988–89 3 2ª B 6th First round
1989–90 3 2ª B 10th
1990–91 3 2ª B 14th Third round
1991–92 3 2ª B 9th Second round
1992–93 3 2ª B 13th Second round
1993–94 3 2ª B 5th Second round
1994–95 3 2ª B 4th
1995–96 3 2ª B 12th First round
1996–97 3 2ª B 9th
1997–98 3 2ª B 10th
1998–99 3 2ª B 12th
1999–2000 3 2ª B 7th
2000–01 3 2ª B 14th
2001–02 3 2ª B 4th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2002–03 3 2ª B 4th Preliminary round
2003–04 3 2ª B 1st Round of 64
2004–05 2 22nd Round of 32
2005–06 3 2ª B 2nd Second round
2006–07 3 2ª B 1st First round
2007–08 3 2ª B 2nd Round of 32
2008–09 3 2ª B 12th First round
2009–10 3 2ª B 4th
2010–11 3 2ª B 18th First round
2011–12 4 4th
2012–13 4 5th
2013–14 4 4th
2014–15 4 1st
2015–16 3 2ª B 9th First round
2016–17 3 2ª B 4th
2017–18 3 2ª B 14th First round
2018–19 3 2ª B 6th
2019–20 3 2ª B 9th First round
2020–21 3 2ª B 7th / 3rd
2021–22 4 2ª RFEF

Current squadEdit

As of 8 January 2022[9]

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 Álvaro Cortés
2 DF   ESP Santi Figueroa
3 DF   ESP Samu Araújo
4 DF   ESP Churre
5 MF   ESP Miguel Román
6 MF   ESP Javi Rey
7 FW   ESP Álex González (captain)
8 FW   ESP Brais Abelenda
9 FW   ESP Rufo Sánchez
10 MF   ESP Manuel Romay
11 MF   ESP Oier Calvillo
13 GK   ESP Pablo Cacharrón
14 MF   ESP Alberto Rubio
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW   ESP Martín Diz
16 DF   ESP David Soto
17 DF   ESP Lopo
18 FW   BRA Charles
19 MF   ESP Yelko Pino
20 DF   ESP Samu Santos
21 DF   ESP Diego Seoane
22 DF   ESP Javier Muíños Pacheco
24 FW   ESP Valentín Jaichenko
26 MF   ESP Fabio Grajales
27 MF   MEX Iñaki Martínez
29 MF   ESP Raúl Diz


Colours and crestEdit

The traditional colours of Pontevedra are burgundy shirt, blue shorts and burgundy socks. However, during certain periods white shorts and blue socks were also used, and even a blue and burgundy ribboned shirt for a short period of time.

The current colours are the traditional, with the crest of the club on the left upper part of the shirt. The name of the sponsor (if any) is normally placed in the centre of the shirt.

The crest is a fusion between the coat of arms of the city of Pontevedra and a football, displaying the name of the city/club and the letters "CF". The club has an official mascot called Roélio, a walking bone dressed in the club colours who is a direct reference to the club's motto.[2]


Pontevedra plays at the Estadio Municipal de Pasarón. With a 105x68 meters playing field, it was built in 1956 and was partially refitted for the 1982 FIFA World Cup celebrated in Spain; it did not hold any actual games in the tournament, but it benefitted from the general funds allocated to the refurbishment of football stadiums.

The stadium used to have a capacity for 16,500, including standing spectators. However, UEFA regulations dictated that all attendants must be seated and, therefore, the stadium went under re-construction. – regardless, Pasarón was also in need of a general refurbishment, overdue since 1982. The works were completed for the 2010–11 season, with the new capacity being of 10,500 spectators.[10]

Pasarón is located in the north side of the city (north to Lérez River), at Rúa de Luis Otero s/n, 36005. The stadium is owned by the local city council, the Concello de Pontevedra.

Famous playersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lomholt, Isabelle (2013-12-09). "Estadio Pasaron, Pontevedra Building, Spain". e-architect. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  2. ^ a b The closest English idiom for Hai que roelo would possibly be "you have to bite the bullet". That is to say, "you have to bite the bullet if you want to defeat Pontevedra". A literal translation would be "one has to gnaw it".
  3. ^ "E o gañador é... Pontevedra-Lorca do ano 2004, o ascenso a Segunda División" [And the winner is... Pontevedra-Lorca in the year 2004, promotion to Segunda División] (in Galician). Pontevedra Viva. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  4. ^ Davila, A. (13 June 2015). "El último trago del Pontevedra profesional" [Last hurrah of professional Pontevedra]. Faro de Vigo (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  5. ^ Ley del Deporte 10/1990, 15 October 1990
  6. ^ Real Decreto 1251/1999; Sociedades Anónimas Deportivas, 16 July 1999
  7. ^ "El Pontevedra desciende a Tercera 27 años después" [Pontevedra go down to Tercera after 27 years]. Marca (in Spanish). 8 May 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  8. ^ "En directo: Pontevedra 3- Haro 0, el ascenso a Segunda División B" [Live: Pontevedra 3- Haro 0, promotion to Segunda División B]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 27 June 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  9. ^ "Plantilla Pontevedra". Pontevedra C.F. (in Spanish). Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Estadio". Pontevedra C.F. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-11-05.

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