Unión Popular de Langreo is a Spanish football team based in Langreo, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1961, it plays in Segunda División RFEF – Group 1, holding its home games at Estadio Ganzábal in La Felguera, with a capacity of 4,024 seats.[1]

Langreo
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Full nameUnión Popular de Langreo
Short nameUPL
FoundedJuly 4, 1961; 60 years ago (1961-07-04)
GroundGanzábal, Langreo,
Asturias, Spain
Capacity4,024
PresidentVicente Fernández-Miranda
Head coachÁngel Rodríguez
League2ª RFEF – Group 1
2020–212ª B – Group 1 (B), 5th of 10
2ª B – Group 1 (D), 4th of 6
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

UP Langreo was founded on 4 July 1961, after the merge of local teams CP La Felguera and Racing de Sama, which had a fierce rivalry. The merge was made with the aim of overcoming from the rivalry between Sama and La Felguera not only in football, but in all areas.[2]

In its first season, Langreo achieved promotion to Segunda División, where it played during eight seasons out of the next ten years. Since its second relegation from Segunda to Tercera División, the club always played between Tercera and Segunda División B, the new third tier created in 1977, where UP Langreo played for the first time in its inaugural season.

In 1994, Langreo played the promotion playoffs to Segunda División, but it finished in the last position of its group, composed also by CF Extremadura, AEC Manlleu and CD Numancia.

Since that year, Langreo continues playing alternatively between Segunda División B and Tercera División. In the 2017–18 season the club promoted back to Segunda División B after spending three seasons in Tercera[3] and qualified for the Copa del Rey thus ending with an 18-year absence in the competition, the largest in the club's history.

StadiumEdit

 
Main tribune of Estadio Ganzábal.

Since its foundation, Langreo plays in Estadio Ganzábal. Entirely renovated in 2006, it has capacity for 4,024 spectators.

RivalriesEdit

Langreo's historic rival is Caudal Deportivo. Both teams meet in the Asturian Mining basins derby.[4] The club also has a strong rivalry with Real Avilés.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1961–62 3 1st
1962–63 2 13th First round
1963–64 2 11th Round of 32
1964–65 2 12th First round
1965–66 2 13th Round of 32
1966–67 2 13th First round
1967–68 2 10th Round of 32
1968–69 3 2nd
1969–70 3 1st Second round
1970–71 2 17th Round of 32
1971–72 2 20th Fourth round
1972–73 3 8th Third round
1973–74 3 2nd Fourth round
1974–75 3 10th First round
1975–76 3 11th Second round
1976–77 3 7th First round
1977–78 3 2ª B 8th Second round
1978–79 3 2ª B 14th First round
1979–80 3 2ª B 5th Third round
1980–81 3 2ª B 19th Second round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1981–82 4 1st
1982–83 4 2nd Second round
1983–84 4 3rd First round
1984–85 4 4th First round
1985–86 4 1st Second round
1986–87 4 3rd Round of 16
1987–88 3 2ª B 13th First round
1988–89 3 2ª B 11th Second round
1989–90 3 2ª B 12th
1990–91 3 2ª B 18th First round
1991–92 4 3rd Third round
1992–93 4 3rd First round
1993–94 3 2ª B 4th Third round
1994–95 3 2ª B 8th Second round
1995–96 3 2ª B 10th
1996–97 3 2ª B 14th
1997–98 3 2ª B 11th
1998–99 3 2ª B 18th
1999–2000 4 5th
2000–01 4 3rd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2001–02 4 1st
2002–03 3 2ª B 16th Preliminary
2003–04 4 5th
2004–05 4 4th
2005–06 4 2nd
2006–07 4 3rd
2007–08 4 3rd
2008–09 4 5th
2009–10 4 5th
2010–11 4 3rd
2011–12 4 3rd
2012–13 4 4th
2013–14 4 2nd
2014–15 3 2ª B 17th
2015–16 4 2nd
2016–17 4 3rd
2017–18 4 2nd
2018–19 3 2ª B 9th First round
2019–20 3 2ª B 10th First round
2020–21 3 2ª B 5th / 4th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2021–22 4 2ª RFEF

Current squadEdit

As of 21 March 2021[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Adrián Torre
2 DF   ESP Cristian Ferreiro
3 DF   ESP Chus Puras
4 DF   ESP Gonzalo de la Fuente
5 DF   ESP Alain Álvarez
6 MF   ESP Adrián Llano
8 MF   ESP Álvaro Gómez
9 FW   ESP Pana
10 FW   ESP Jorge Hernández
11 FW   EQG Dorian Jr. (on loan from Cultural Leonesa)
12 FW   CMR Ernesten Lavsamba
13 GK   ESP Dennis Díaz
14 MF   ESP Jordi Marenyà
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   SEN Arona Sané
17 FW   ESP David Iglesias
18 DF   ESP Miguel Santos
19 FW   ESP Kevin Castro
20 MF   ESP Xurde Méndez
21 MF   DOM Junior
23 MF   MAR Rabii Merouani
24 DF   EQG Cristian Ebea
27 FW   MAR Imad Salhi
28 MF   CMR Mathieu Mvondo
30 DF   ESP Álex Mariscal
32 MF   ESP Nacho García

HonoursEdit

Notable playersEdit

PresidentsEdit

  • José Antonio Coto (1961–71)
  • Alfredo Fombella (1971)
  • Guillermo Menéndez Coto (1971–75)
  • José María Fernández (1975–77)
  • Enrique López Clavería (1977–80)
  • Guillermo Menéndez Coto (2) (1980)
  • Honorino Montes (1980–85)
  • Julio Cadenas (1985–89)
  • Amador Cañón (1989–90)
  • Alfonso Cienfuegos (1990–99)
  • Manuel Mazzola (1999–2007)
  • Adolfo Ceñera (2007–08)
  • Fernando de la Roza (2008)
  • Francisco Brito Arceo (2008–11)
  • Senén Riera (2011–13)
  • Ana Pacho (2013–14)
  • Víctor Fernández-Miranda (2014–present)

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AS, Diario (20 November 2019). "Langreo". AS.com. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Nacimiento del U.P. Langreo "La fusión"" (in Spanish). UPLangero.com. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Histórico Langreo - Segunda División B G 1". www.resultados-futbol.com. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ "El otro "derbi"" (in Spanish). Asturias Mundial. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  5. ^ "temp20_21 plantilla". www.uplangreo.com. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Presidentes" (in Spanish). UP Langreo non-official website. Retrieved 21 February 2017.

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