Sporting de Huelva

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Sporting Club de Huelva is a Spanish women's football club from Huelva, Andalusia. It was founded in Huelva in 2004 as a restructuring of an homonymous junior (men's) football club, which had been founded in 1979 and dissolved nine years later, by its original founder, Antonio Toledo, who has also served as the team's manager and sporting director.[1]

Sporting de Huelva
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Full nameSporting Club de Huelva
Founded1979 / 2004
GroundEstadio Nuevo Colombino
Huelva
Capacity21,670
ManagerAntonio Toledo
LeaguePrimera División
2018–1914th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

 
2006–07 Superliga match against Levante UD

Gaining promotion to the Superliga Femenina in just two seasons, Sporting Huelva debuted at the 2006–07 season. It has successfully avoided relegation for the past three seasons, actually ending the 2008–09 season just one point short for qualifying to the Copa de la Reina, losing the spot at the last matchday.[2]

Next year Sporting was third in their group in the first stage of the newly reformed competition, narrowly missing qualification for the title contenders group. The team ranked again 3rd in its group in the second stage, qualifying for the Copa de la Reina for the first time. They qualified for the quarter-finals, eliminating Atlético Madrid before being ousted by Torrejón.

Financial difficulties conditioned the club's 2010–11 season. Following a weak performance in the first stage the team managed to recover in the second half of the season and was 2nd in their group, but Sporting had to renounce taking part in the Copa de la Reina.[3]

Sporting chained four wins in the first weeks of the 2011–12 season, holding the lead of the table for the first time in its history.[4] As of the end of 2011 the team stood 4th with 9 wins in 15 games, but after a less successful second half the team ended in the 8th position, was anyway is its best result to date. During the Christmas break president José Antonio Muñoz announced Sporting was in negotiations to become Recreativo Huelva's women's team for the 2012–13 season,[5] but an agreement was not reached and Sporting was instead relocated to nearby Trigueros for the 2012–13 season.[6]

On 17 May 2015, Sporting de Huelva won its first national title after achieving the 2015 Copa de la Reina by defeating Valencia CF in the final match by 2–1.[7]

Current squadEdit

As of 2 July 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Chelsea Ashurst
2   DF Korina Clavijo
3   DF Elena Pavel
5   DF Cinta
7   DF Irene
8   FW Fatou Kanteh
9   FW Patri Mascaró
10   FW Natalia Nogareda
12   FW Princella Adubea
13   GK Selena Babb
No. Position Player
14   FW Marta Peiró
15   DF Patri Ojeda
16   MF Sandra Castelló (C)
17   DF Sandra
18   MF Yoko Tanaka
20   MF Peace Efih
21   MF Marina
22   MF Marie-Yasmine Alidou
23   Cristina Sánchez

Sources: [5] [6]

Former internationalsEdit

Competition recordEdit

Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina
2004–05 Reg.
2005–06 1st
2006–07 10th
2007–08 11th
2008–09 9th
2009–10 13th Quarter-finals
2010–11 12th
2011–12 8th
2012–13 9th
2013–14 8th Quarter-finals
2014–15 8th Champion
2015–16 8th Quarter-finals
2016–17 10th
2017–18 9th
2018–19 14th Round of 16

TitlesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Sporting de Huelva, 2 July 2009. 30th anniversary of the club.
  2. ^ [2] Soccerway.com
  3. ^ [3] ADN
  4. ^ [4] Futfem.com
  5. ^ A women's team for Recreativo Huelva? Blanquiazules
  6. ^ Trigueros takes in Sporting de Huelva, which will be able to keep playing in the Superliga. Andalucía Información, 3 July 2012
  7. ^ "El CD Sporting Club de Huelva, un histórico e inesperado gran campeón de la Copa de la SM La Reina" (in Spanish). RFEF. 18 May 2015.