Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Murcia ([reˈal ˈmuɾθja], "Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the namesake region. Founded in 8 February 1908, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina, which holds 31,179 spectators.
|Full name||Real Murcia Club|
de Fútbol, S.A.D.
|Founded||8 February 1908|
|Ground||Nueva Condomina, Murcia,|
|Head coach||Adrián Hernández|
|League||2ª B – Group 4|
|2018–19||2ª B – Group 4, 11th|
In domestic football, the club has won a record 8 Segunda División titles.
Home colours are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.
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.
Murcia holds the record for the most Segunda División titles with eight, most recently in 2002–03 under manager David Vidal. 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.
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.
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. In 2014, the team finished fourth and was top seeded for the playoffs, losing 2–1 on aggregate to eventual winners Córdoba CF; weeks later Murcia were relegated for non-compliance with Liga de Fútbol Profesional regulations.
Season to seasonEdit
- Real Murcia Imperial – Murcia's reserve team
- "NUEVA CONDOMINA". Real Murcia. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
- "El Murcia regresa a Primera con Vidal" [Murcia return to Primera with Vidal]. El Mundo (in Spanish). 1 June 2003. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
- 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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
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