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Full name Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) El Submarino Amarillo
("The Yellow Submarine")
Founded 1910
Ground Ramón de Carranza,
Cádiz, Andalusia,
(Capacity: 22,000)
Chairman Spain Antonio Muñoz Vera
Manager Uruguay Víctor Espárrago
League Segunda División
2008-09 2ªB - Group 4, 1st
Home colours
Away colours

Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in the Andalusian port of Cádiz. Founded in 1910, it currently plays in the Spanish second division, after being promoted in 2008-09, and holds home games at the Estadio Ramón de Carranza.

Salvadoran legend Mágico González, who played for the club during the 80's/90's, is widely recognized as the greatest player to have ever played for the team.



Cádiz first reached the first division in 1977-78, after having spent two decades in the second level. Relegated after just one season, it returned in 1980, managing a further 13-year stay.

Often led by the skills of Salvadoran Mágico González, the club managed to miraculously maintain its top flight status in 1990-91, thanks to youth graduate Kiko (and 25 minutes of his inspiration against Real Zaragoza), who picked up the offensive burden after González left. During the late 1980's and early 1990's the club became known as "The Yellow Submarine", due to its capacity of "coming afloat" every year at the end of each season and remain in the top division, despite having been "sunk down" during most of the campaign.

However, in just two seasons, Cádiz dropped down two levels. After a long spell in Segunda División B the club was finally promoted in 2003, spectacularly returning to the top level in 2005, after taking the championship with a last-day victory at local rivals Xerez CD.

However, Cádiz was eventually relegated back to the second tier, in the 37th and penultimate matchday of 2005-06. For the following campaign, former Spanish international Oli took the reins of the team, being sacked after only a few months.

In June 2008, Cádiz dropped another level, returning to the Second B. However, after just one season, it managed to return to the second division.


Cádiz fans are called "cadistas". They are quite famous among the country for being among the friendliest and most jovial, being voted Spain's best fans in a recent survey. At the end of 2006 Real Madrid, awarded the club the title of the best fans to visit the Santiago Bernabéu - after the large numbers which travelled to support their team earlier in the year.

Despite the population of the city of Cádiz being only 120,000, the stadium sold out every match for four consecutive years. Due to work on the stadium, the Carranza has been limited to a capacity of around 20,000. Cádiz maintained an average attendance of around 17,000 in the 2006-07 season - spectacular when compared with the more modest league average of around 7,000 in the second division.

Unlike other stadiums, supporters cheer opposition teams and players and sing songs such as, "Alcohol alcohol alcohol, hemos venido a emborracharnos el resultado nos da igual!" translating - "Alcohol alcohol alcohol, we came here to get drunk and the result doesn't matter!"; the tune was started somewhere during 2001-02, with the club in the third division, subsequently expanding all over Europe.[1]

Current squad

As of September 2, 2009.
No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Dani
2 Colombia DF José de la Cuesta
3 Spain DF Raúl López
4 Spain DF Roberto Mansilla
5 Spain DF Dani Fragoso
6 Spain MF Ion Erice
7 Spain DF Cristian
8 Spain FW Enrique
9 Spain FW Diego Tristán
10 Spain MF Fran Cortés
11 Spain MF José María López
12 Argentina FW Mariano Toedtli
13 Spain GK Kiko Casilla (on loan from Espanyol)
No. Position Player
14 Nigeria FW Bartholomew Ogbeche (on loan from Valladolid)
15 Spain DF Daniel Cifuentes
16 Uruguay MF Andrés Fleurquin (captain)
17 Spain MF Fernando Velasco
19 Argentina MF Víctor Ormazábal
20 Spain MF Abraham González
21 Spain MF Carlos Caballero
22 Spain MF Nano
23 Spain DF Jaume (on loan from Valencia)
24 Spain DF Álvaro Silva
25 Czech Republic GK Zdeněk Zlámal (on loan from Udinese)
 ? Serbia FW Milos Bogunovic (on loan from Partizan Belgrade)

Promotions and relegations

  • Promoted to Segunda División in 1935-36.
  • Relegated to Tercera División in 1942-43.
  • Promoted to Segunda División in 1954-55.
  • Promoted to Primera División in 1976-77.
  • Relegated to Segunda División in 1977-78.
  • Promoted to Primera División in 1980-81.
  • Relegated to Segunda División in 1992-93.
  • Relegated to Segunda División B in 1993-94.
  • Promoted to Segunda División in 2002-03.
  • Promoted to Primera División in 2004-05.
  • Relegated to Segunda División in 2005-06.
  • Relegated to Segunda División B in 2007-08.
  • Promoted to Segunda División in 2008-09

Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2003-2004 2D 7 42 17 10 15 52 47 61
2004-2005 2D 1 42 21 13 8 68 30 76 third round promoted
2005-2006 1D 19 38 8 12 18 36 52 36 quarter-final relegated
2006-2007 2D 5 42 15 16 11 53 45 61 third round
2007-2008 2D 20 42 12 13 17 46 51 49 third round Relegated

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1939/40 1st
1940/41 8th
1941/42 3rd
1942/43 7th
1943/44 10th
1944/45 Regional
1945/46 Regional
1946/47 2nd
1947/48 5th
1948/49 5th
1949/50 8th
1950/51 8th
1951/52 4th
1952/53 3rd
1953/54 3rd
1954/55 1st
1955/56 14th
1956/57 12th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1957/58 10th
1958/59 7th
1959/50 14th
1960/61 4th
1961/62 10th
1962/63 4th
1963/64 7th
1964/65 14th
1965/66 12th
1966/67 8th
1967/68 5th
1968/69 18th
1969/70 1st
1970/71 12th
1971/72 16th
1972/73 7th
1973/74 5th
1974/75 5th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1975/76 13th
1976/77 2nd
1977/78 18th
1978/79 8th
1979/80 8th
1980/81 2nd
1981/82 16th
1982/83 2nd
1983/84 16th
1984/85 2nd
1985/86 15th
1986/87 18th
1987/88 12th
1988/89 15th
1989/90 15th
1990/91 18th
1991/92 18th
1992/93 19th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1993/94 20th
1994/95 2ªB 10th
1995/96 2ªB 6th
1996/97 2ªB 7th
1997/98 2ªB 3rd
1998/99 2ªB 5th
1999/00 2ªB 12th
2000/01 2ªB 1st
2001/02 2ªB 7th
2002/03 2ªB 4th
2003/04 7th
2004/05 1st
2005/06 19th
2006/07 5th
2007/08 20th
2008/09 2ªB 1st

Statistics 2008-09

  • Top Scorers:
  • Top Goalkeepers:
    • Casilla - 37 goals in 37 matches
    • Dani - 7 goals in 7 matches

Stadium information

Famous players

see also Cat:Cádiz CF footballers

Famous coaches

see also Cat:Cádiz CF managers


  1. ^ Lowe, Sid (2006-03-27). "Adiós, Cádiz". The Guardian.,,1740769,00.html. Retrieved 2006-03-29.  

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