Real Murcia

Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., commonly known as Real Murcia ([reˈal ˈmuɾθja], "Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the Región de Murcia. Founded on 8 February 1919, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina, which holds 31,179[1] spectators.

Real Murcia
Real Murcia CF logo.svg
Full nameReal Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Founded6 December 1919; 100 years ago (6 December 1919)
as Levante Foot-ball Club
GroundNueva Condomina, Murcia,
Murcia, Spain
Capacity31,179
PresidentFrancisco Tornel
Head coachSpain Adrián Hernández
League2ªB – Group 4, Subgroup B
2019–202ªB – Group 4, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

In domestic football, the club has won a record 8 Segunda División titles and 1 Spanish Royal Federation Cup.

Home colours are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.

HistoryEdit

Officially founded in 1919 as Levante Foot-ball Club (records show earlier denominations, such as 1903's Foot Ball Club de Murcia and 1906's Murcia Football Club), Real Murcia was named as such, in 1923–24, by King Alfonso XIII. The following year, the La Condomina stadium was opened, with the club holding home games there for the next 82 years uninterrupted.

In 1929 the club first competed in the Tercera División (third tier), achieving its first ever promotion to La Liga in 1939–40.

Murcia holds the record for the most Segunda División titles with eight, most recently in 2002–03 under manager David Vidal.[2] In that season, the team also equalled its best run in the Copa del Rey by reaching the quarter-finals before losing on the away goals rule to Deportivo de La Coruña, despite a 4–3 win in the second leg at home.[3]

Following an immediate descent back to Segunda in last place, the team won promotion to the top flight for the last time under Luis Alcaraz in 2007, again lasting only one year. In June 2010, the team fell into Segunda División B for the first time in a decade with a 1–1 draw at Girona FC on the final day, with goalkeeper Alberto Cifuentes saving a penalty kick from Kiko Ratón in added time before it deflected in off himself.[4]

Murcia returned immediately to the second tier, winning the 2010–11 Segunda División B title with a penalty shootout win over CE Sabadell FC in June after a 1–1 aggregate draw.[5] In 2014, the team finished fourth and was top seeded for the playoffs, losing 2–1 on aggregate to eventual winners Córdoba CF;[6] weeks later Murcia were relegated for non-compliance with Liga de Fútbol Profesional regulations.[7]

In 2019, Murcia won the Spanish Royal Federation Cup for the first time with a penalty shootout victory over CD Tudelano.[8]

Season to seasonEdit

Murcia Regional ChampionshipEdit

Season Tier Place Copa del Rey
1925–26 Group stage
1926–27 Group stage
1927–28 Quarter-finals

Spanish football leagueEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 3 2nd Round of 32
1929–30 2 8th Round of 16
1930–31 2 7th Round of 16
1931–32 2 5th Round of 32
1932–33 2 3rd Quarter-finals
1933–34 2 3rd Round of 16
1934–35 2 2nd Third round
1935–36 2 1st Round of 16
1939–40 2 1st First round
1940–41 1 12th Round of 16
1941–42 2 2nd Round of 16
1942–43 2 3rd DNP
1943–44 2 2nd Semi-finals
1944–45 1 11th First round
1945–46 1 11th Round of 16
1946–47 1 12th First round
1947–48 2 11th Quarter-finals
1948–49 2 7th Fourth round
1949–50 2 2nd Second round
1950–51 1 14th DNP
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1951–52 2 5th DNP
1952–53 2 11th Round of 16
1953–54 2 12th DNP
1954–55 2 1st Round of 16
1955–56 1 13th DNP
1956–57 2 3rd DNP
1957–58 2 3rd DNP
1958–59 2 6th Round of 32
1959–60 2 7th Round of 32
1960–61 2 8th Round of 32
1961–62 2 8th Round of 32
1962–63 2 1st Round of 32
1963–64 1 12th Round of 32
1964–65 1 13th Round of 16
1965–66 2 10th First round
1966–67 2 7th First round
1967–68 2 6th First round
1968–69 2 8th DNP
1969–70 2 18th Quarter-finals
1970–71 3 9th Third round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1971–72 3 1st First round
1972–73 2 1st Third round
1973–74 1 15th Round of 16
1974–75 1 18th Fourth round
1975–76 2 17th Third round
1976–77 3 1st Second round
1977–78 2 5th Fourth round
1978–79 2 14th Round of 16
1979–80 2 1st Fourth round
1980–81 1 16th Second round
1981–82 2 5th Third round
1982–83 2 1st Third round
1983–84 1 11th Third round
1984–85 1 18th Third round
1985–86 2 1st Third round
1986–87 1 11th Second round
1987–88 1 17th Round of 32
1988–89 1 19th Round of 32
1989–90 2 9th First round
1990–91 2 3rd Fifth round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1991–92 2 11th Round of 16
1992–93 3 2ªB 1st Third round
1993–94 2 18th Fourth round
1994–95 3 2ªB 17th Third round
1995–96 4 1st DNP
1996–97 3 2ªB 13th First round
1997–98 3 2ªB 8th DNP
1998–99 3 2ªB 4th DNP
1999–00 3 2ªB 2nd Preliminary round
2000–01 2 13th Round of 16
2001–02 2 15th Round of 64
2002–03 2 1st Quarter-finals
2003–04 1 20th Round of 32
2004–05 2 12th Round of 64
2005–06 2 16th Second round
2006–07 2 3rd Second round
2007–08 1 19th Round of 32
2008–09 2 14th Round of 32
2009–10 2 20th Round of 32
2010–11 3 2ªB 1st Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2011–12 2 18th Second round
2012–13 2 19th Second round
2013–14 2 4th Second round
2014–15 3 2ªB 2nd Second round
2015–16 3 2ªB 2nd First round
2016–17 3 2ªB 2nd First round
2017–18 3 2ªB 3rd Round of 32
2018–19 3 2ªB 11th Second round
2019–20 3 2ªB 8th Second round
2020–21 3 2ªB

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NUEVA CONDOMINA". Real Murcia. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "El Murcia regresa a Primera con Vidal" [Murcia return to Primera with Vidal]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 1 June 2003. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  3. ^ Llamas, Fernando (31 January 2003). "El Depor sigue en la Copa tras el martirio murciano" [Depor carry on in the Copa after the Murcian martyrdom]. El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ Moreno, Ángela (20 June 2010). "El Murcia desciende de la forma más cruel" [Murcia go down in the cruellest way]. La Opinión de Murcia (in Spanish). Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  5. ^ "El Real Murcia, campeón de Segunda B en los penaltis" [Real Murcia, champion of Segunda B on penalties]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 June 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Los blanquiverdes, a un solo paso de su retorno a Primera" [The Blanquiverdes, just one step away from their return to Primera]. Marca (in Spanish). 15 June 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  7. ^ "La LFP desciende al Murcia a 2ªB y asciende al Mirandés" [The LFP relegate Murcia to 2ªB and promote Mirandés]. Marca (in Spanish). 7 August 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Adiós a la Copa RFEF: un gran Tudelano merece la victoria pero cae en los penaltis ante el Real Murcia" [Goodbye to the Copa RFEF: a great Tudelano deserves the victory but falls on penalties against Real Murcia] (in Spanish). Navarra.com. 5 December 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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