Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava S.A.E. is a Spanish football team based in Llagostera, Girona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. Founded in 1947, it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3. Its home stadium was Estadi Municipal de Llagostera, with a capacity for 2000 spectators. Llagostera is the smallest town ever to have a team in one of the two professional football divisions in Spain.
|Full name||Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava S.A.D.|
|Founded||1947 as Unión Deportiva Llagostera|
|Head coach||Oriol Alsina|
|League||Segunda División B|
|2018–19||3ª – Group 5, 1st|
Llagostera spent most of its history in the Catalan regional leagues, promoting to Tercera División for the first time ahead of the 2009–10 season. In only its second season at that level, the club won its group before defeating CCD Cerceda 3–0 on aggregate in the promotion play-offs.
In 2011–12, its first season in Segunda División B, Llagostera finished only one point out of the play-offs, instead qualifying for the next season's Copa del Rey, where it reached the last 32 before a 5–1 aggregate loss to giants Valencia CF. The team was promoted to the professional leagues for the first time in 2014 with a 3–2 aggregate comeback win over Real Avilés and beating Gimnàstic de Tarragona after the overtime in the last round of the playoffs.
As their stadium did not meet LFP criteria for home games, Llagostera had as its home stadium from 2014 to 2017 the Estadi Palamós Costa Brava, 30 km from Llagostera, which holds 3,724 spectators. The club held its own in its first season in Segunda División, coming within four points of a play-off berth. It was relegated back to the third tier towards after two seasons.
On 30 June 2017, the club announced it would come back to the Estadi Municipal de Llagostera. One year later, Llagostera would be relegated to Tercera División, after losing the relegation playoffs against Izarra, but bounced back immediately with victory against Club Portugalete in June 2019.
- 1947–1972: Unión Deportiva Llagostera
- 1972–1981: Club de Fútbol Llagostera
- 1981–2004: Unión Deportiva Llagostera
- 2004–2015: Unió Esportiva Llagostera
- 2015–: Unió Esportiva Llagostera-Costa Brava
Season to seasonEdit
- As of 2 September 2019
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: this list includes players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
- "El Llagostera assoleix el capital necessari per convertir-se en SAE" [Llagostera reaches the necessary capital to become an SAE]. Diari de Girona (in Catalan). 14 July 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
- "El Cerceda volvió a ser inferior al Llagostera, que logró el ascenso" [Cerceda were again inferior to Llagostera, who achieved promotion]. La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "Rami marca el gol de esta ronda desde el centro del campo" [Rami scores the goal of the round from the halfway line]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 28 November 2012.
- "Se acabó el sueño del Real Avilés" [Real Avilés' dream is over]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 8 June 2014. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "Histórico ascenso del Llagostera a Segunda división" [Historic promotion of Llagostera to Segunda División] (in Spanish). ABC. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- "El Leganés baja a la Llagostera y aplaza su ascenso a Miranda" [Leganés send Llagostera down and postpone their promotion until Miranda]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 29 May 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "El Llagostera arriba a un acord amb l'Ajuntament per jugar els seus partits al Municipal" (in Catalan). Diari de Girona. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
- "El Llagostera, primer ascendido a Segunda B" [Llagostera, first promoted to Segunda B] (in Spanish). Be Soccer. 1 June 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2019.