|Nom. full||Cádiz Football Club, SAD|
The Yellow Submarine
September 10, 1910 (110 years)
Be Cadiz Football-Club
|Owner (s)||Manuel Vizcaino|
|Sports director||Enrique Ortiz|
|Stadium||Ramon de Carranza|
Plaza de Madrid, s / n, 11010
Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
|Opening||September 3, 1955 (65 years)|
Cádiz Bay Sports City
Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain
|Official Web site|
El Cádiz Football Club is a Spanish soccer team based in Cádiz. It was founded on September 10, 1910 and from the 2020-21 season it plays in the Spanish First Division (four years after being promoted to the Second Division in the 2015-16 season). He has played thirteen seasons in the highest category of Spanish football in which he occupies 33rd place in his historical classification.
Footballers from Cádiz Club de Fútbol
The foundation of Cádiz CF is dated September 10, 1910, the date of registration of the statutes of the company Cadiz Foot-Ball Club in the registry book of companies of the Civil Government of Cádiz, by virtue of which the Royal Spanish Football Federation gives this date of the year (1910) as the founding of the current Cádiz CF
It was founded in 1910 under the name of Mirandilla F.C.. He competes for the first time in the Regional Championship of Andalusia in the 1924-25 season. In June 1936 it changed its name to Cadiz Foot-Ball Club, the most representative name of the city.
After the civil war, in the 1939-40 season the official competition was resumed and after a series of efforts at the federative level, Cádiz CF is included in the Second National Division, in Group V. In this campaign the season begins with a board of only four components: Rafael López Gazzo, Juan Oliveros, José Montesinos and Antonio Martín de Mora. The position of coach falls on the player and captain, Santiago Nuñez. The squad is made up of only seventeen players, including the coach; And despite all this precariousness, the surprise arises and Cádiz FC is proclaimed champion of its group. In this way, Cádiz wins the right to play in the champions league that will make the first two teams in the First Division new. After a brilliant start, the league got complicated at the end, and Cádiz fought for promotion at Campo de Mirandilla, on May 5, 1940 against Real Murcia. A defeat by the minimum was enough, but Murcia wins by 0 points to two. And despite the tie on points at the top of the standings with Murcia and Deportivo de la Coruña, Cádiz remains in third position making promotion impossible.
This defeat will mark a lot the future of the following seasons; Discouragement takes hold of the fans and after spending three more seasons in the Second Division the team descends to Third, so that at the beginning of the 1943-44 season the sporting and economic crisis forced Cádiz to unite with the CD Hercules, the new entity Hercules de Cádiz CF was born, which will compete in Group VIII of the Third Division. The season is so catastrophic that at the end of it Cádiz must contest a permanent promotion against Melilla. The first leg, played on June 18, 1944 in Melilla, gave the fatal result of 3-1 in favor of the North Africans. In the return, played on the 25th of the same month, Cádiz lost again by 1-2, despite going ahead on the scoreboard. The game was full of incidents, including the aggression of the match referee, who received a punch in the mouth by a Cadista player. Cádiz lost the national category.
Despite all this, a group of fans resurfaces the club from its ashes, they manage to raise enough money to cover their debts and on October 19, 1944 in assembly they decide to separate from CD Hercules, to compete as Cádiz CF, with reborn strength to fight in the 1st Regional. In the regular league, Cádiz is champion of the 1st Regional and goes on to play the promotion league. In the league he is eliminated by the Calavera de Sevilla team, but thanks to a reorganization of the Third Division and the withdrawal of Calavera as it does not have its own playing field, it is up to the Cádiz team to play a promotion with Atlético de Tetuán, the which had been at the bottom of Group IX of the Third Division. On September 2, 1945, the first leg was held in Tetouan, winning this 3-0. The return is held on September 9 in Mirandilla, the tie being equalized by beating Cádiz 4-1. This result calls for a tiebreaker to be held on September 11 at the Campo de Nervión in Seville. In an exciting meeting, and after an extension, Cádiz won 3-2, thus achieving the return to the national category, the Third Division.
For ten consecutive seasons, Cádiz made a pilgrimage through the Third Division, from 1945-46 to 1954-55. The highlight of this period was the 1950-51 season. At the beginning of it, the club was about to be handed over to the Andalusian Federation for its disappearance due to the impossibility of finding a president to take charge of it; but Vicente del Moral Alonso, in a long assembly, offers himself as president before seeing the entity disappear. The first agreement that the new leaders adopted was to change the color of the shirts to the purple color of the city's banner. This fact only took place during that season, the next the yellow and blue were recovered.
After twelve years of absence, in the 1954-55 season, promotion to the Second Division was achieved. Cádiz faced that season with Juan Ramón Cilleruelo as president and Diego Villalonga as coach. The beginning of it was somewhat difficult, given that as a result of a restructuring of the Third Division in which it was expanded to 163 teams, it was the general opinion of the fans to withdraw the Club from the national competition. But president and coach, they face alone the continuity of the Club in the category. Thanks to this persistence, the team competes in Group XI of the Third Division and after a great season Cádiz is proclaimed champion of its group and disputes the league for promotion to the Second Division in which it is part of group IV made up of eight teams. On May 1, 1955, in Don Benito, on the last day of the league, Cádiz achieved a zero-goal draw that was worth to be proclaimed champion of the group and thus achieve promotion. The reception of the team was tremendous, the fans in different means of locomotion moved until the beginning of the municipal term in the Arillo River to escort the team bus to the City Hall. With this promotion, a cycle in the club's existence begins during which the team remains for fourteen consecutive years in the Second Division, from the 1955-56 season to the 1968-69.
On September 3, 1955, the Ramón de Carranza Stadium was inaugurated, with the Cádiz CF - FC Barcelona meeting, which ended with a 0-4 in favor of the Catalans. That same year, the XNUMXst edition of the Ramón de Carranza Trophy is also disputed.
On October 5, 1958, the far left Manolín Bueno made his debut as a Cádiz player, who that same season would be transferred to Real Madrid for the important figure, for that time, of one million two hundred thousand pesetas.
The 59-60 season has to be resolved with a promotion of permanence disputed with Algeciras, and that surpasses the yellow team in a hurry.
In 1959, the Galician Francisco Márquez Veiga became president of the club, one of the presidents who had been in the management of the entity for the longest time. During his tenure, the policy of cost reduction and the promotion of young people in the team prevailed. Long-term projects were his philosophy, and that is why he kept José Luis Riera as coach for three seasons, and Julio Vilariño made him a contract for five seasons, of which he could only serve four.
In the 62-63 season, Cádiz was about to achieve promotion to the First Division. That same year, it is worth highlighting the presence in the team of the Peruvian Máximo Mosquera, who would become an idol for the fans, but due to adaptation problems, there was only that single season.
The promise of the Cadiz youth squad, Juanito Mariana, was transferred to FC Barcelona in the 67-68 season.
In the 64-65 season, Cádiz had to play a promotion to save themselves from relegation. It was played against a Basque team, SD Eibar. In the first leg they lost in Ipurúa 2-0, and in the second leg in Carranza the tie was equalized when Cádiz beat by the same result as in the first leg. The tiebreaker was held in Madrid, in the old Metropolitan field, with Cádiz defeating 4-1 after losing 0-1 at halftime. Cádiz remained in the second division thanks to the brilliant performance of an emerging figure, Juanito Mariana, who earned him a transfer to Barcelona.
The season 68-69 was to forget in the history of the club. Despite the great effort of its president, the team descends to the Third Division.
In the following season (69-70) only one game was lost, with Sevilla Atlético at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, winning 28 games and drawing 9 times. The president, Francisco Márquez Veiga, asked the press for a period of confidence of one season to return the team to the Second Division, and with León Lasa on the bench he succeeded. He was left out of the celebrations, and after a period of 10 seasons he left the entity without having achieved what he longed for so much: promotion to the First Division.
The team finished the regular league as champion of Group VII of the Third Division, having to promote for promotion with Racing de Santander. In the first leg held in Cádiz it was tied at zero goals, but in the second leg in Santander, held on June 21, 1970, Cádiz won 0-1. The reception of the team was splendid, the promotion being celebrated throughout the city.
Again in the Second Division, the ex-secretary of the previous president, José Antonio Gutiérrez Trueba, takes over as president. That year, two promising center-backs made their debut in the team, Andrés and Migueli, who in their day would be transferred to Real Madrid and FC Barcelona respectively. Also playing in the team, on loan from Sevilla FC, was the island goal Paco, who would later be known as SuperPaco.
The following season, 71-72, is totally disastrous, with up to three coaches on the bench: García Andoain, Fernando Daucik and José Antonio Naya. The permanence promotion has to be disputed with the Sestao. They won in Sestao by 1-2, and on the return in Cádiz they tied 2-2, dismissing the public to the team with a resounding anger.
In order to improve the disastrous previous season, Gutiérrez Trueba hires the former national selector, Domingo Balmanya. In Balmanya's first season, youth squad Mané joins the first team. That same year the Cádiz B was created that same year.
During Balmanya's second season as coach (1973-74), players such as: Eloy, Ibáñez, Fernando Carvallo (a Chilean player from the Unión Española de Chile, who became an idol of the fans, were part of the cadista squad), Cenitagoya, Marín, Julio Puig, Díaz, Tanco, Mané, Machicha, Isidoro, Mori and Baena, the latter being the top scorer in the category with 23 goals. After a good first lap, in the end he narrowly escaped the promotion, remaining in 5th place in the standings.
The following season Gutiérrez Trueba resigns and Vicente Alonso González is elected as the new president, who inherits an entity in a sporting and economic crisis that would make the following campaign, 1975-76, to be forgotten, with four coaches in it. bench (Sabino Barinaga, Juan Arza, Adolfo Bolea and Luis Escarti), and in which despite a last victory in Tarragona by 0-1, the promotion in which another Basque team, Barakaldo, can not be avoided. Cádiz won 3-0 at Carranza and lost 3-2 on the return, maintaining the category.
In the 1976-77 season, Manuel de Diego Moreno opens as president, after the resignation of Vicente Alonso.
On the recommendation of the sports journalist José María García, Enrique Mateos, a former Real Madrid soccer player and without much experience on the bench, is hired as a coach. During the campaign, the youth squad Manolo Botubot was transferred to Valencia CF for 25 million pesetas. And after a great campaign, with players such as: Quino, Mané, Ibáñez, Carvallo, Ortega, Villalba, Blanco, Santamaría and Puig, on the afternoon of June 5, 1977 when they beat Tarrasa 2-0 in Carranza, with goals from Villalba and Ortega, promotion to the First Division is achieved. The city lived a celebration of overflowing joy through all its streets.
In the summer of 1977 Cádiz participated for the first time in its Ramón de Carranza Trophy. The following year, in its first season in the First Division, Cádiz paid for the hazing and was demoted. The debut of Pepe Mejías takes place, in a match that Cádiz plays at the Domecq stadium in Jerez de la Frontera, due to the closure of Carranza (Cádiz, 2 - RCD Español, 4). Enrique Mateos does not end the season being replaced by Mariano Moreno. Manuel de Diego resigns at the end of the campaign.
1980s: The Golden Age
Again in the Second Division where he stayed for three consecutive years until the Yugoslav coach Dragoljub Milošević arrived in the third year and the most Cadiz team in history was made with players from the quarry and the province, except for the specific exceptions of Dos Santos, Hugo Vaca, Zúñiga, Lalovic and Mané II. They simply aspired to permanence, but in a good championship finale comes the last day of the league. On May 24, 1981, he faced Elche CF in Alicante. It was enough for the local team to draw to get promotion, and Cádiz had to win. Cádiz won the victory by 1-2, with goals from Zúñiga and Pepe Mejías, thus achieving the second promotion to the First Division. The Cádiz line-up that afternoon was: Bocoya, Juan José, Dos Santos, Hugo Vaca, Amarillo, Zúñiga, Manolito, Luque, Mejías I, Choquet (López, 86) and Mané I. With this promotion a continuous cycle of ascent-descent, from Second to First, which lasts about six years, and which gives rise to the nickname with which the team was known, the Yellow Submarine.
On their return to the First Division, Cádiz won their first Carranza Trophy in the summer of 1981, beating Sevilla FC 1-0 in the final, with a goal from Dieguito. The team that season earned the qualifier of Giant slayer, Given that del Carranza made a fort in which he defeated most of the powerful teams in the category: Real Sociedad (2-1), FC Barcelona (1-0), Real Madrid (1-0), Athletic Club (3-0), Real Zaragoza (2-0), Sevilla FC (1-0) and Atlético de Madrid (1-0). But outside of Carranza, all the matches were lost except the last one in Castellón, which won 0-1, so at the end of the campaign, despite being tied on points with UD Las Palmas and Sporting de Gijón, due to the goal-average , it is demoted. The Cadiz winger Juan José, who would become an absolute international with the Spanish team, is transferred to Real Madrid.After the World Cup in Spain, the Salvadoran World Cup player Mágico González is signed, who becomes an undisputed idol of the Cádiz fans. The Yugoslav Milosevic continues as coach and a compatriot of his, Mirko Vojinovic, is also signed. On May 22, 1983, they were promoted to the First Division for the third time by winning in Carranza again Elche CF 3-1, with goals from Pepe Mejías (2) and Mágico González, and losing Deportivo de la Coruña in their field with Rayo Vallecano by 1-2. In the summer of 1983, Cádiz won its second Carranza Trophy, defeating Real Betis on penalties in the final, after drawing 1-1.
His new passage through the First Division is fleeting like the previous two and only lasts one season, 1983-84. On their return to the Second Division, Cádiz carried out a great season, always occupying the first or second place, proclaiming themselves winter champion, with the least thrashed goalkeeper in the category, the Zamora Trophy for SuperPaco, with 21 goals conceded in 31 games and with the top scorer of the championship, Pichichi Trophy for Salva Mejías, with 17 goals. In the absence of four days the team is mathematically proclaimed as promoted to First Division. This took place on April 21, 1985, a draw was enough to achieve the goal. The full house was total in Carranza, in the celebrations an unconscious threw a flare from the preference that crashed into the chest of a fan from the rostrum, killing him. Despite being promoted, the team lost 0-1 to CD Castellón and the joy of the promotion became a great anger from the fans towards the players and the coach, Benito Joanet. All celebrations were suspended.
From here begins the longest cycle of Cádiz in the First Division. In the summer of 1985 the Carranza Trophy was won by beating Gremio de Porto Alegre in the final on penalties, after drawing 1-1. A new season begins, with Paquito as coach, and permanence in the First Division is achieved for the first time in history, with a controversial draw in Carranza against Real Betis.
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In August 1986, the Carranza Trophy was won for the second consecutive year, beating Real Betis on penalties in the final, after drawing 1-1. This season the famous play-off campaign takes place. Cádiz ends up at the bottom in the regular league and returns to repeat a place in the play-off, but it happens that a restructuring is carried out, expanding the First Division to 20 teams, therefore only one team is relegated. Given this, Manuel Irigoyen proposes and is accepted that it was not the last one who descended, but the worst of a league of death, to a single lap, among the three teams that had to be relegated, that is, Racing de Santander, CA Osasuna and Cádiz, since «if we had known that only one team was going to be relegated we would have fought not to finish last, when we no longer had chances of being fourth down the queue. Cádiz, led by David Vidal, draws their two games 1-1 and thanks to Osasuna's 2-0 victory over Santander, it is the latter that is relegated. A Cádiz totally evicted and condemned to the last place in the classification, managed to save the category thanks to the mischief of its president.
In the 1987-88 season, Víctor Espárrago obtained the best classification in the history of Cádiz CF in the First Division, twelfth place in the table. Cádiz B begins to bear fruit, with a good generation of promising youngsters such as Alfonso Cortijo, Barla, José González, Poli, etc.
In the following season 1988-89 the services of the Austrian coach Helmut Senekowitsch were hired, soon dismissed and later replaced by David Vidal. The team remains in the lower zone of the classification and in the last match they won in Murcia 0-1, with a goal from José González, and Cádiz is saved from relegation and promotion.
The 1989-90 season is marked by the long controversial David Vidal – Mágico González. The fans demand the presence of Mágico, but Vidal does not line him up, claiming that he does not work for the team. In the last four league games, with Collin Addison on the bench, victory is necessary and is achieved by winning them all 1-0. In one of them there was the curious case that he won 0-1 in Tenerife without shooting a single time on goal; the goal was the work of local defender Manolo Hierro on his own goal. In the Copa del Rey the best classification in history is obtained, reaching the semifinals where he is eliminated by Real Madrid CF.
In the 1990-91 season, they came back with water up to their necks at the end of the season, although they achieved a golden victory against Real Madrid in Carranza, and, above all, hold on to the promotion by winning the last three home games. . In a great afternoon the dream team Johan Cruyff's FC Barcelona by a bulky 4-0, when the Catalans came to Carranza ready to celebrate their league title in Cádiz; two weeks later, they manage to beat a Sevilla Fútbol Club 2-1 who came willing not to give the game away, which finally fell with an agonizing goal from Pepe Mejías in the 89th minute. to the last day and Cádiz played it in Carranza with Real Zaragoza, which came with the intention of avoiding the promotion. The hand team went ahead on the scoreboard leaving the situation almost insurmountable, with a goal from the Higuera Package in the 65th minute. However, the Ramón Blanco-Lorenzo Buenaventura tandem, who took the bench after having replaced the Argentine Héctor Veira, decided to entrance to the field to a boy from the quarry, Kiko Narváez. With nine minutes to go until the conclusion of the match, Cádiz was with both feet in the Second Division, but Kiko causes a penalty that is transformed by the Argentine Dertycia and a minute later, Kiko himself scored the winning goal, and Cádiz, Along with Zaragoza, precisely, they access the promotion escaping from relegation, where CD Castellón fell when they lost their game against Real Oviedo that was looking to enter the UEFA Cup. In the promotion, the obstacle is CD Málaga. After losing 1-0 at the Rosaleda, the tie in Carranza was equalized with a goal by José González and after suffering expulsions from Barla and Quevedo they managed to hold out for the remainder of the game and extra time, to reach a dramatic penalty shoot-out. where Raúl Procopio failed, but when everything seemed lost Szendrei saved two penalties in a row, the first to Mata, in the fifth and last regular shot that would have earned him promotion to Málaga, and the second, after Juan José scored for Cádiz in the first sudden death shot (his last action in professional football), stopped Emilio the decisive penalty that once again left Cádiz in the elite of Spanish football.
The following season, with Ramón Blanco on the bench, Cádiz also avoided direct relegation on the last day, although in a less agonizing way than the previous season. Of the league course, the one-goal tie at the Bernabéu against Real Madrid with a goal by Moisés Arteaga and at the New José Zorrilla Stadium against Real Valladolid stands out, where he managed to tie at two goals when four minutes of the ninety passed, which It allowed them to arrive more comfortable on the last day, since with a draw against Sporting de Gijón in Carranza, which did not play anything, it was enough, and it ended 1-1. The promotion dispute with Figueras and in a relatively comfortable way overcame it, winning at home 2-0 with goals from Brazilian Mario Tilico and Fali Benítez from Chiclayo, and drawing at 1 in Figueras with a goal from Mami Quevedo. Again it is possible to maintain the category.
In the 1992-93 season the golden age of Cádiz ended in the first division. This season the miracle. The club becomes a sports corporation. The businessmen do not respond and the fans do not have the purchasing power necessary to take over the shares of the club, Irigoyen sees the need to convince the City Council to take over the shares. The socialist councilor Rafael Garófano is appointed president, who given the priority of recovering the amount invested, through negotiations carried out by Irigoyen, transfers the company to a group of investors (Cádiz Promociones Deportivas) headed by Jesús Gil, president from Atlético de Madrid. Cádiz descends to the Second Division. During the summer Kiko and Quevedo are transferred to Atlético de Madrid. Moisés Arteaga also leaves for RCD Español.
In the 1993-94 season, despite starting as a favorite, the negative results are happening, as well as the coaches on the bench. Up to four technicians tried to straighten the course, but the team sinks into the Second Division B, hand in hand with the Real Burgos Club de Fútbol, which is also falling dramatically two years in a row. Irigoyen, who had been appointed CEO, had his pluses and minuses with Jesús Gil and leaves the entity. Thus leaves the president with the longest tenure in office and the most awarded in the history of Cádiz. Gil, appoints José Luis Fernández Garrosa as the new General Director of the entity.
As the only successes in these years, Cádiz consecutively won the Carranza Trophies of 1993 and 1994, both in the penalty shoot-out, after two draws with SE Palmeiras (1993) and Sevilla FC (1994).
The first stage of Second Division B lasts nine long years. During the 1995-96 preseason the team is about to disappear due to economic problems, but thanks to a group of cadistas led by Antonio Muñoz Vera and Manuel García Fernández, the entity returns to Cádiz hands. That year, during the course of the championship, due to poor results, five players were fired: Zapatera, Pino, Ortiz, Bono and Garitano. The following week the coach, Paco Chaparro, was dismissed.
The Muñoz-García binomial is broken, in the 1996-97 season with the resignation and the departure of the second's club. In the 1997-98 season for the first time the team qualified for the promotion league under the guidance of Ramón Blanco, having no fortune in it. They win and draw with Barcelona B and Cultural Leonesa, but lose both games with Real Madrid B. However, Barcelona B is the team that gets promoted. Faced with the great debt that the club carries, the shares are put up for sale, a large package of shares, more than fifty percent, is acquired by the Madrid group Asesoría Deportivo Andaluz (ADA).
In the 1998-99 campaign, with the club in the hands of ADA, Antonio Muñoz continues as president and due to the poor results at the start of the championship he is forced to resign, with the director of the majority partner Rafael Mateo Alcántara taking over. Mateo dismisses the coach Juan Antonio Sánchez Franzón on the bench, who had replaced the initial coach Ismael Díaz Galán, and replaces him with the Catalan coach Jordi Gonzalvo who does not achieve the objectives for which he had been hired.
In the 2000-01 season, with the club on the verge of disappearing (a situation that Betic president Lopera helped to avoid), a very good campaign was carried out. It stands out that only three goals were conceded in the second round and the last ten league games were won. In the promotion league he lacked luck and despite being the leader, he tied on points with Gimnàstic de Tarragona, who rose by goal-average.
In the 2002-03 campaign, the wardrobe was revolutionized. It is committed to a young coach, from the quarry who has just had a sensational season with the youth team, the former player José González. He trusts Alfonso Cortijo as second coach. In the technical secretariat there is also change being named Alberto Benito, player of the team until the previous season. Likewise, the revolution reaches the offices, assigning the direction of the club to José Mata Morales, a renowned cadista and marketing expert who replaces Francisco Canal Fidalgo. Cádiz dominated the league with authority from the first moment and was able to get as fourth place in the promotion group. In the league, they only lose one game, the one played at the Miniestadi against Barcelona B 3-1. On June 29, 2003, with some 15.000 fans at the Ramón de Carranza Stadium and Cádiz playing at the Juan Guedes Stadium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria against the University, the crowd was just waiting for a big screen that follows the party in the Canaries. The draw is enough for Cádiz, but the University is ahead with a goal from Jonathan Sesma, who would stop at Cádiz that summer. Shortly after an internship by Matías Pavoni ends in a penalty that is transformed by Abraham Paz from Porto. The match ends 1-1 and madness breaks out in Cádiz. The city took to the streets and in the source of the Gates of Earth the cadistas bathed to celebrate it.
In the 2003-04 campaign, Cádiz again in the Second Division, made a good championship, settling in the category. In the social section, the club's structures undergo a profound renovation, laying the necessary foundations for the adaptation of the entity to the new structures of current professional football. The official store is created, the Cádiz CF foundation Michael Robinson football school, a psycho-pedagogical counseling office, the business club and the official website is promoted, among other things. The number of clubs distributed throughout Spain is also growing, reaching fifty of them.
Cádiz under the orders of Uruguayan Víctor Espárrago achieved promotion to the First Division in the 2004-05 season, which was consummated in Chapín, against Xerez CD, which the yellows beat 0-2, with so many from Oli and Abraham Peace of penalty. The starting eleven of that game consisted of: Armando, Raúl López, Abraham Paz, De Quintana, Varela, Suárez (Bezares 67 ′), Fleurquín, Enrique (Dani Navarrete 75 ′), Jonathan Sesma, Pavoni (Manolo Pérez 87 ′) and Oli.
The following season, 2005-06, in first, is more discreet. The promising Hispanic-Guinean midfielder Benjamín Zarandona is signed, who would barely have minutes in the line-ups of Víctor Espárrago disappearing from these in February, despite a good start to the championship, finally the bad results are echoed in the Cádiz entity ending the campaign giving a hand to the Málaga Club de Fútbol (team that would finish 5th in the table) by a 0-8 at Carranza but this would not free Cádiz from returning to the Second Division, being 12th in the table with 18 wins, 0 draws and 2 defeats. There would be games left that would leave the last trace of Cádiz in Primera such as 1-2 in Cornella-El Prat or a tight 2007-08 in Romareda, on his return, José González's Cádiz obtained a fifth place, but in the following campaign 2-96 Madrid-based businessman from Cádiz, Arturo Baldasano Supervielle, buys the club, who discovers economic imbalances that hide a monstrous debt from Muñoz's stage, which together with the high numbers of the footballers hired by Baldasano, still unaware of that hidden debt , make the club technically bankrupt. Baldasano leaves, Muñoz returns, who dispenses with the directive and technical staff of the first, firing the settlements and worsening the situation, and the course of a disillusioned and unmotivated dressing room cannot be straightened out, which enters a negative line that will make him descend back to Second B. They can still avoid relegation to XNUMX.ªB on the last day if they beat Hercules Club de Fútbol in Alicante. Cádiz went ahead with a goal from Gustavo López, but a few minutes later the local team tied with a suspicious failure in the control of the ball by Abraham Paz. In the XNUMXth minute of a long discount, with all the First and Second games completed, Cádiz found themselves with a penalty in their favor by a defender. Again, Abraham Paz is sad news, when he shot at the post, bounced the ball off the goalkeeper's body and left the back line, ending the game there. More grotesque was the arrival of the team's bus back to Cádiz, where they only carry a handful of players who can be counted on the fingers of the hand; the rest had gone on vacation as soon as they left the José Rico Pérez Stadium, each to his own ball, and coach Julián Rubio without knowing it.
This time, Cádiz's journey through Second B only lasted one season, 2008-09. The team under the direction of a young coach, Javi Gracia, qualified as the champion of their group to compete in the play-off for promotion to the second division. His rival was the Real Unión de Irún. The first leg was played at the Ramón de Carranza Stadium, with the result of 1-0 in favor of the Cadista team with a goal from Mariano Toedtli. The return match at Stadium Gal ended with a 1-2 draw, making enough the income of the Cádiz team in the first leg, thus allowing them to return to the second division. Later he became the first absolute champion of Second Division B, by beating FC Cartagena in the final in a double game for the title, a XNUMX-XNUMX victory in Cartagena and a XNUMX-XNUMX draw in Carranza.
In the 2009-10 season, the Cádiz team was immersed in the 2nd Division, followed by the promoter of the promotion, Javi Gracia. For this season, the hiring of international striker Diego Tristán or like Nigerian striker Ogbeche stood out, after an irregular start to the season in the middle of the season, the coach was replaced by Víctor Espárrago to avoid relegation from 2nd B but after a pathetic season the team does not achieve permanence. Cádiz ended up descending on the last day at home against CD Numancia, which they managed to win in a sterile way 4-2 before some 10 spectators who at the end of the game retired head down and in silence. The new decline to 000ªB causes Antonio Muñoz and his board to resign en bloc and announce that the club is for sale, and the sale price is 2 million euros, all this causes a crisis in the club , entering this into a Bankruptcy Law.
Cycle in 2nd B (2009-2016)
In the 2010-11 season, the team managed to finish in fourth place in the standings, with a roster quite less than the previous year. Hristo Vidakovic begins training the club, but on matchday 13 he is dismissed and José González arrives, who with his pluses and minuses achieves the classification. The position achieved in the league allowed Cádiz to play the promotion for promotion to Second Division 2011. After winning 2-0 in Carranza, they were eliminated in the first round after losing in Anduva against Club Deportivo Mirandés by a result of 4-1, in a game where again the yellows showed a cowardly attitude and not being up to the task. That summer of 2011, an agreement was reached with Quique Pina, president of the Granada Football Club, for the sports management of the club, as well as a possible sale of the club at the end of the campaign in 2012, which will depend on whether Cádiz is promoted. a Second or if it goes ahead in the Bankruptcy Law. Quique Pina has relations with the Pozzo family, owner of the Italian Udinese, who get players to transfer and sell them. Cádiz's squad, predominantly made up of players they own, win the championship of their group, which gives them the possibility of being promoted directly after eliminating another champion, or re-engaging in a play-off if they were eliminated. It is up to Real Madrid Castilla, who wins the first leg 0-3 at Carranza and the second leg 5-1 at the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium, in a tie where the white team was clearly superior. In the repechage, he manages to eliminate Albacete in the penalty shoot-out in Carranza after drawing both games at zero, but the promotion could not be completed in the next round when they fell to CD Lugo also on penalties, after equalizing in Carranza 3- 1 of the first leg in Lugo in that match marked by the arbitration controversy.
Despite not being promoted, Pina remained interested in the club, and asked Muñoz to hand over his shares for a year to be able to fully manage the club, try again to promote and only from there, in his opinion, will he begin to have benefits. But Muñoz finally rejects the proposal and on July 12, 2012 he sells his shares for 400.000 euros to a group of international capital, Italian-Swiss to be more exact, with a visible head for Cádiz in the figure of Florentino Manzano García as the new president , Alessandro Gaucci, as sports director, and Giovanni del Re as representative of the investment group, ending Muñoz's stage as the club's maximum shareholder.
Two promotions (2016-2020)
In the 2015-16 season, Cádiz is the last club to be promoted to the Second Division after an irregular campaign, it was achieved against Hercules de Alicante, winning 1-0 at Carranza, and 0-1 at the José Rico Pérez Stadium by a decisive goal from Jerez-born ex-La Roja international Dani Güiza and after winning the previous qualifying rounds against Racing de Ferrol and Racing de Santander.
Once the 2016-17 season began, Álvaro Cervera continues at the club, and it starts irregularly but later consolidating and obtaining good results, finishing in winter in play-off positions to First Division.
On June 4, 2017, Cádiz CF would qualify for the playoffs for promotion to the First Division, also consolidating the relegation of Elche CF after beating it 2-1.
On July 12, 2020 after losing Real Zaragoza against Real Oviedo, Cádiz promoted to first place for the first time in 14 years.
The Ramón de Carranza Stadium has a capacity of 20.724 spectators and dimensions of 105 × 66 meters. Built by Manuel Muñoz Monasterio and Manuel Fernández Pujol. It cost 11.000.000 pesetas to build.
It was inaugurated on September 3, 1955 with the meeting between Cádiz CF and FC Barcelona, which ended 0-4 in favor of the Blaugranas. That same year, the first edition of the Ramón de Carranza Trophy is also disputed. Many have been the stadiums where Cádiz and its predecessor teams have played, although none of them have played as many games as in Carranza:
El Jockey Club, which had been in operation since 1890, was the first field of the first Cádiz, located at the height of the current stadium, on the other side of the old railway line, now underground.
The Ramón de Carranza Stadium is the only one that has seen Cádiz play the 'Carranza Trophy', since they did not participate in it until they achieved the aforementioned promotion. Great and famous players have stepped on its grass: Maradona, Cruyff, Laudrup, Van Basten, and a long etcetera. In addition, Butragueño made his debut at this stadium with the Real Madrid first team, also scoring on his debut.
The germ of the current sports city of Cádiz CF was planted more than 30 years ago, although it is now when it is getting the most out of it. Located in the municipality of Puerto Real, and near the Jarana neighborhood, the old El Rosal Sports City was renamed Ciudad Deportiva Bahía de Cádiz after its inauguration in September 2006. It was only a partial inauguration since it is currently in process reform and growth and there are many facilities that are planned to be built in the project. These include a car park and a hotel.
The Ciudad Deportiva Bahía de Cádiz is where the first team of the Cádiz Club de Fútbol usually trains, in addition to the teams of the lower categories, who also play their official matches there. And not only they use the facilities. On occasion, and when requested, other groups in the province enjoy this modern sports complex.
It has four football fields: Two with natural grass and two with artificial grass. It is an advantage to have the latter, since the first team can make use of them to prepare the matches against teams that have fields of this surface and all this without leaving their natural habitat.
The four fields are:
- The Ramón Blanco field: It is the main one, it is located in the lower area, it has natural grass and it is the place chosen by Cádiz CF to train. It has a grandstand with a capacity for 2000 spectators, so Cádiz B plays its official matches there. Next to this field are the dressing rooms of the first team and the subsidiary, the gym, the massage room and the press room.
- Fields 2 and 3: They are upstairs, they are made of artificial grass and have a bleacher for 500 people. The lower categories train and play there.
- Field number 4: It is next to the previous two, it is made of natural grass and also has a small stand. Cádiz CF trains there sporadically.
The local uniform consists of a yellow shirt, with yellow pants and socks. The away kit is navy blue with blue vertical stripes on the jersey. The manufacturer is Adidas, who has been dressing the team since the 2016-17 season.
The first uniform that Cádiz wore was made up of a blue and yellow striped shirt, white pants and black socks. Later the uniform changed to the traditional yellow shirt, pants and blue socks.
|2009-12||The Pepa 2012|
Footballers have come out of his quarry who, over time, achieved national and international renown, such as Juanito Mariana, Antonio Calderón, Kiko, Migueli, Juan José, Paco Baena, Pepe Mejías, Chico Linares, Abraham Paz, Juan Delgado, Marc Forqués, Pau Bertomeu, Álex Carrasco, Óscar Catalá, Carlos Marí, Roberto Carrió.
Cádiz Football Club «B»
El Cádiz Football Club «B» It is the subsidiary team of Cádiz. In the 2019-20 season it competes in Second Division B. It occupies 343th place in the historical classification of Second Division B, with 0 games played and 0 points.
Cádiz Women's Soccer Club
Founded in 2016, it is the women's section of the club and currently plays in Primera Nacional. Play at home in Field 3 of the Ciudad Deportiva Bahía de Cádiz, with a capacity of 500 spectators.
- Seasons in First Division: 13
- Seasons in Second Division: 41
- Seasons in Second Division B: 16
- Seasons in Third Division: 12
During its history, the entity has seen how its name varied due to various circumstances until the current Cádiz Club de Fútbol SAD, in force since 1992. The club was founded under the name of Mirandilla Foot-Ball Club until it merged with Cádiz a year later as Sociedad Cultural Deportiva Mirandilla FC
The different denominations that the club has had during its history are listed below:
- Mirandilla Foot-Ball Club (1910-31) : Original club prior to its merger.
- Mirandilla Foot-Ball Club Cultural and Sports Society (1931-36) : Change in its name.
- Cadiz Football Club (1936-41) : Merger with the Spanish Football Club and a new Cádiz Foot-ball Club as the local global representative club.
- Cádiz Football Club (1941-43) : After the establishment of the Spanish State the monarchical allusions are restored.
- Hercules de Cádiz Football Club (1943-44) : He prefers the appellation "Hercules" to his name.
- Cádiz Football Club (1944-92) : The qualification of "Hercules" falls into disuse, returning to its previous name
- Cádiz Soccer Club SAD (1992-Act.) : Conversion of the entity into a sports corporation (SAD).
The Cadista club is known as the Yellow Submarine appellation that was won in the mid-80s and early 90s; the Cádiz club managed to avoid relegation to the Second Division in eight consecutive seasons. Cádiz CF used to carry out irregular seasons flirting with relegation and in the last days they managed to get out of the last positions of the classification to achieve permanence. For this reason, Cádiz earned this nickname, for its ability to move up and down between the last positions of the table, playing dangerously with the descent.
Another team that has used the same pseudonym since the 60s is Villarreal CF, provoking conflicting arguments about who the real submarine is.
Summary of honors
Cádiz CF accumulates numerous trophies in its more than one hundred years (110 years) of history. Among them stand out by importance, a Second Division league, four Second B group championships, a Second B absolute champion title in the 2008-2009 season, two Third Division leagues in the national championships and a Copa de Andalucía achieved. by Spanish FC, which after the merger became a member of the club, regionally.
In the maximum Spanish competition, the First Division, he has played thirteen seasons, and achieved a twelfth place as the best result in the 1987-88 season and occupies thirty-third place in his historical classification. ￼￼￼.
In his records in the Second Division he accumulates a total of forty-one seasons in which he occupies the number eight position in his historical classification, with the 2004-05 championship being his best participation, in addition to five runners-up, six promotions to the first division. , a league for promotion to the first division (1939/40) and a play-off for promotion to the first division (2016/17).
In lower divisions, he counted sixteen presences in Second Division "B" and twelve in Third Division.
As for the second most important competition in Spain, the Copa del Rey, sixty participations, the semifinals reached in the 1989-90 season remain as of 2020 as their best result.
Finally, it has two Pichichi Trophy of 2ndA and two Zamora Trophy of 2ndA.
Note: in bold font competitions currently in force.
|Second Division (1)||2004-05||1976-77, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1984-85, 2019-20 (5)|
|Second Division B (2)||2000-01, 2008-09|
|Second Division B, Group Champion (4)||2000-01 (G.IV), 2008-09 (G.IV), 2011-12 (G.IV), 2014-15 (G.IV)|
|Third Division (2)||1954-55 (G. XI), 1969-70 (G. VII)||1946-47 (1)|
|Andalusian Cup (1)||1915-1916.||1921-1922. (one)|
On the other hand, the aforementioned Andalusia Cup had previous editions under the names Andalusia-Extremadura Championship or Centennial Cup framed within the regional scope and considered for effect as a regional championship. However, as they are privately organized by the Real Club Recreativo de Huelva and by the Spanish Football Club itself, instead of by the corresponding federation, they are not considered official.
- Port City Trophy: (13) 1973, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1994, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009
- Ramón de Carranza Trophy: (8) 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2011
- Bay of Algeciras-Virgen de la Palma Trophy: (4) 1984, 2005, 2007, 2012
- Luis Bermejo Trophy (Badajoz) : (2) 1969, 1984
- City of the Line Trophy: (2) 2018, 2019
- Mayor Villa de Los Barrios Trophy (1): 2019.
- Alcarria Trophy: (1) 1997
- Melilla City Trophy : (2) 1988, 1989
It is worth noting other decorations such as:
- Pedro Zaballa Trophy of the RFE F (Royal Spanish Football Federation) (2005-06).
- Gold medal of the city of Cádiz (2005).
- Gold plaque of the province of Cádiz awarded by the Cádiz provincial council (2006).
- Gold Plaque Royal Order of Sports Merit (2010), awarded for his "merits, circumstances and contribution to sport that appear in the sports record"
- Gold medal from the RFAF (Royal Andalusian Football Federation) (2011).
Sports organization chart
- For a complete detail of the current season, see 2017-18 Season of Cádiz Club de Fútbol
During the more than one hundred years of the entity, more than a thousand footballers have worn the club's shirt.Recognized for their trajectory in the club, Argentine players are the most represented -except for the Spanish- with a total of thirty footballers. In total, more than a hundred foreign players have defended the yellow jersey.
In addition, the players who were under the club's discipline for the longest years, the natives Raúl López, Manolito Muñoz and Chico Linares, with a total of fourteen seasons the first and thirteen the second stand out in Cadista history.
Regarding the number of matches and goals, the aforementioned Raúl López tops the list with a balance of 400 games - forty-six above Linares - and Paco Baena topped the list of historical scorers with 80 - five ahead of Mágico González. , considered one of its most famous players.
|Top scorers||Most games played||More seasons played|
|1.||paco baena||80 goals||1.||Raúl López||400 matches||1.||Raúl López||14 years.|
|2.||Magical Gonzalez||75 goals||2.||Boy Linares||354 matches||2.||Manolito Munoz / Chico Linares||13 years.|
|3.||Pepe Mejias||70 goals||3.||Jose Manuel Barla||340 matches||3.||Pepe Mejias / Ricardo Escobar / Mane Cosano||12 years.|
|4.||Manuel Roldan||67 goals||4.||Pepe Mejias||334 matches||4.||Jose Manuel Barla||11 years.|
|5.||Adolfo Bolea||62 goals||5.||Mane Cosano / Ricardo Escobar||297 matches||5.||Juan Jose Jimenez / Javier German / Armando Ribeiro / Abraham Paz||10 years.|
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Squad and Coaching Staff
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Updated March 9, 2021
The current president of the Cádiz Football Club is the Sevillian Manuel Vizcaíno Fernández.
Most of the club's coaches throughout its history have been Spanish, and some were former team players, such as Antonio Calderón, Chico Linares or José González. In addition to Spaniards, two Argentines, a Serbian, a Uruguayan, an Austrian and an Englishman have passed through the Cadiz bench.
The only title won by the club, the Second Division league, was won while coach Víctor Espárrago.
The Spanish Álvaro Cervera is the current coach since he arrived on April 18, 2016 to take over the squad.
The club maintains a marked rivalry with the Xerez Sports Club of neighboring Jerez de la Frontera. The clashes between the two clubs have been marked as "high risk" on numerous occasions, necessitating the intervention of the public order forces. Among their remarkable data, it is worth highlighting some of special relevance such as the promotion to the First Division of Cádiz in 2005 in the Municipal Stadium of Chapín, stadium of the Jerez club.
Cádiz CF has several sports sections by virtue of the different collaboration agreements signed with different clubs in the city in different sports:
- Futsal: Cádiz CF Virgili
- Beach soccer: Cádiz CF Playa Victoria
- Rugby: Club Rugby Cadiz CF
- Volleyball: Cádiz CF 2012
- Fight: CD Lucha and Judo Cádiz CF
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