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Union Deportiva Melilla is a football team based in the autonomous city of Melilla. Founded in 1943 and refounded in 1976 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 4, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal Álvarez Claro, with a 12,000-seat capacity.

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Full nameUnión Deportiva Melilla
Founded1943
1976 (re-founded)
GroundÁlvarez Claro,
Melilla, Spain
Capacity12,000
PresidentLuis Manuel Rincón
Head coachVíctor Cea
League2ªB – Group 4
2018-192ªB – Group 4, 3rd
Current season

HistoryEdit

Unión Deportiva Melilla was founded in 1943, disappearing 13 years later. It was refounded in 1976, reached Segunda División B in 1987, and has remained there ever since.

Club backgroundEdit

  • Juventud Español(1940–43)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1921–43)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1943–56)
  • Sociedad Deportiva Melilla(1971–76)
  • Gimnástico de Melilla(1976–80)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1976–)

Other clubs from MelillaEdit

  • Club Deportivo Real Melilla(1939–)
  • Club Deportivo Tesorillo(1944–56)
  • Melilla Club de Fútbol(1956–76)
  • Club de Fútbol Melilla Industrial(1968–74)
  • Club de Fútbol Industrial Melilla(1975–85)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1985–91)

RivalryEdit

The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Melilla and AD Ceuta, who were dissolved in 2012. The two clubs travelled to face each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.[1]

Season to seasonEdit

UD Melilla (1943)Edit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1943/44 Regional 3rd round
1944/45 3 5th
1945/46 3 3rd
1946/47 3 1st
1947/48 3 1st 2nd round
1948/49 3 12th 3rd round
1949/50 3 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1950/51 2 10th
1951/52 2 8th
1952/53 2 5th 2nd round
1953/54 2 13th
1954/55 3 2nd
1955/56 3 2nd

Melilla CF (1956-1976)Edit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1956/57 3 1st
1957/58 3 14th
1958/59 3 13th
1959/60 3 9rh
1960/61 3 2nd
1961/62 3 2nd
1962/63 2 11th 1st round
1963/64 2 12th Round of 32
1964/65 2 12th 1st round
1965/66 2 15th 1st round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1966/67 3 6th
1967/68 3 4th
1968/69 3 2nd
1969/70 3 3rd 4th round
1970/71 3 11th 1st round
1971/72 3 5th 1st round
1972/73 3 7th 1st round
1973/74 3 14th 2nd round
1974/75 3 15th 1st round
1975/76 3 18th 1st round

SD Melilla (1971-1976)Edit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1974/75 3 10th 2nd round
1975/76 3 16th 2nd round

UD Melilla (1976)Edit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 3 16th 1st round
1977/78 4 4th 1st round
1978/79 4 2nd 1st round
1979/80 4 10th 1st round
1980/81 4 3rd 1st round
1981/82 4 8th 1st round
1982/83 4 4th
1983/84 4 10th 1st round
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 8th 1st round
1986/87 4 3rd
1987/88 3 2ªB 7th 2nd round
1988/89 3 2ªB 15th 1st round
1989/90 3 2ªB 2nd
1990/91 3 2ªB 6th 2nd round
1991/92 3 2ªB 14th 1st round
1992/93 3 2ªB 15th 3rd round
1993/94 3 2ªB 15th 2nd round
1994/95 3 2ªB 12th 1st round
1995/96 3 2ªB 12th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996/97 3 2ªB 11th
1997/98 3 2ªB 5th
1998/99 3 2ªB 1st
1999/00 3 2ªB 9th 1st round
2000/01 3 2ªB 8th
2001/02 3 2ªB 16th
2002/03 3 2ªB 14th
2003/04 3 2ªB 7th
2004/05 3 2ªB 8th First round
2005/06 3 2ªB 8th
2006/07 3 2ªB 9th
2007/08 3 2ªB 7th
2008/09 3 2ªB 6th Third round
2009/10 3 2ªB 2nd Second round
2010/11 3 2ªB 3rd Third round
2011/12 3 2ªB 5th First round
2012/13 3 2ªB 9th Round of 32
2013/14 3 2ªB 8th
2014/15 3 2ªB 7th
2015/16 3 2ªB 9th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2016/17 3 2ªB 6th
2017/18 3 2ªB 5th First round
2018/19 3 2ªB 3rd Round of 32

Current squadEdit

As of 21 May 2019

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

No. Position Player
  GK Dani Barrio
  GK Pedro Luis
  GK Adam
  DF Pepe Romero
  DF Mohamed Mahanan
  DF Sofian Chakla
  DF Jilmar Torres
  DF Richi
  DF Paco Aguza
  DF Fran Bueno
  DF Mario Hernández (on loan from Rayo Vallecano)
  MF Alfonsito
No. Position Player
  FW Antonio Otegui (on loan from Osasuna)
  MF Jordi Ortega
  MF Igor Martínez
  MF Juan Carlos Menudo
  MF Juan Ramón Ruano
  MF Heber Peña
  MF Álvaro Queijeiro
  FW Brian Martín (on loan from Tenerife)
  FW Óscar García
  FW Moha (on loan from Istra)
  MF Ramón Cuadrado

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  DF Juanmi Carrión (at Deportivo Fabril until 30 June 2019)
  MF Lolo Garrido (at Atlético Malagueño until 30 June 2019)
  MF Braim (at Villanovense until 30 June 2019)

Famous playersEdit

Famous coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5.

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