Rayo Vallecano Femenino

Rayo Vallecano Femenino is the women's football section of Madrid-based club Rayo Vallecano, currently playing in the Spanish top league. Between 2008 and 2011 it won three national championships and one national cup.

Rayo Vallecano Femenino
Full nameRayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D.
Founded2000; 20 years ago (2000)[1]
GroundCiudad Deportiva Fundación Rayo Vallecano
Madrid, Spain
ChairmanRaúl Martín Presa
ManagerIrene Ferreras
LeaguePrimera División
2019–20Primera División, 8th


Rayo Vallecano established its women's team in 2000, absorbing local club CD El Buen Retiro. In 2003 it earned promotion to the top league, and after two seasons in mid-table it established itself in the top positions from 2006. The team's golden era started in 2008, winning the national cup and narrowly missing a double, with Levante UD winning the championship on goal average.

This first trophy was followed by three championships in a row until 2011, becoming the second team to achieve this after Athletic Bilbao. Rayo Vallecano thus took part in the first three editions of the UEFA Women's Champions League after its relaunch in 2010. In its debut Rayo was knocked out in the first round by WFC Rossiyanka, while both in 2011 and 2012 it was defeated by Arsenal FC in the Round of 16 after overcoming Valur and PK-35 respectively.

Following the 2011 season the team had to cut down its budget, and it couldn't fight for the title in the next two seasons. In 2013 it was sixth, its worst result since 2005.





Season by seasonEdit

Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina UEFA
2001–02 1st
2002–03 1st
2003–04 9th
2004–05 7th Semifinals
2005–06 4th Semifinals
2006–07 4th Semifinals
2007–08 2nd Champion
2008–09 1st Semifinals
2009–10 1st Runner-up Round of 32
2010–11 1st Quarterfinals Round of 16
2011–12 4th Semifinals Round of 16
2012–13 6th Quarterfinals
2013–14 4th Semifinals
2014–15 6th Quarterfinals
2015–16 10th
2016–17 7th Quarterfinals
2017–18 11th
2018–19 12th Quarterfinals
2019–20 8th Round of 16

UEFA competition recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Result Scorers
2009–10 Champions League Round of 32   Rossiyanka 1–3 1–2 Adriana, Pablos
2010–11 Champions League Round of 32   Valur 3–0 1–1 Adriana 2, Hermoso, Pablos
Round of 16   Arsenal 2–0 1–4 Adriana, Bermúdez, Pablos
2011–12 Champions League Qualifying round   Peamount
Hermoso 2, Mellado, P. García
Hermoso 3, P. García
Round of 32   PK-35 3–0 4–1 Pablos 2, Boho, S. García, Hermoso, Pizarro, Vega
Round of 16   Arsenal 1–1 1–5 Pablos 2


Current squadEdit

As of 16 October 2020.[2]

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 Patricia Larqué
2 DF   USA Danielle Hayden
4 MF   ESP Pilar García
5 DF   ESP Paula Andújar
6 MF   ESP Paula Fernández
7 FW   ESP Iris
8 MF   ARG Ruth Bravo
9 FW   AND Tere
10 FW   ESP Sheila
11 FW   MNE Slađana Bulatović
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 MF   ESP Zaïra Flores
13 GK   ESP Natalia
14 DF   ESP Cristina Auñón
15 DF   ESP Ana Catalá
17 FW   CHI Yanara Aedo
18 DF   CHI Camila Sáez
19 FW   BRA Isadora
20 DF   DEN Cecilie Struck
21 MF   ESP Yasmin
22 MF   NED Dayna Schra

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 Patri

Former internationalsEdit


  1. ^ "Daría lo que fuera por marcar en Champions, pero una victoria me haría más que feliz" [I would give anything to score in the Champions League, but I would be more than happy with a win] (in Spanish). AS. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Plantilla Rayo Vallecano Femenino". Rayo Vallecano (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 October 2020.

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