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Club Deportivo Tenerife.png
Full name Club Deportivo Tenerife, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Tete, Chicharreros, Insulares, Los blanquiazules
Founded 1922
Ground Heliodoro Rodríguez López,
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands,
(Capacity: 24,000)
Chairman Spain Miguel Concepción
Manager Spain José Luis Oltra
League La Liga
2008-09 Segunda División,
3rd (Promoted)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Club Deportivo Tenerife, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team, based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The team is currently playing in the Primera División (the top flight of Spanish football) after finishing the 2008-09 season in third place in the Segunda División.



Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in 1922, but some documents show the existence of Sporting Club Tenerife earlier, in 1912. This may have been the precursor of the current club.

Spain's La Liga started in 1928, but Tenerife played in regional divisions until they were promoted to Segunda División in 1953. They were first promoted to the top flight in 1961, but couldn't prevent the relegation at the season's end.

The team operated between the second and third levels from 1962 to 1976. In that year, The Segunda División B was created, and Tenerife competed 6 seasons there before rejoining the second level.

In 1985, when Tenerife were relegated to second division B for a second time, Javier Pérez became president of the club. The side was promoted this year to the second level and, two years later, returned to the first, after winning a 1989 promotion against Real Betis.

In 1992, with Jorge Valdano as trainer, Tenerife beat Real Madrid in the last match of the season, escaping relegation and helping FC Barcelona take the league championship, in a situation that would befall exactly in the following season. This time, Tenerife finished in fifth place and qualified to play in the UEFA Cup, where they lost to Juventus 4-2 on aggregate, in round-of-16.

In 1995, Jupp Heynckes became the trainer of the club. Tenerife again qualified for the UEFA Cup, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv, SS Lazio, Feyenoord and Brøndby IF (the winner coming late in extra time from an Antonio Mata free kick), before eventually bowing out to winners Schalke 04 in the semifinals.

Tenerife then went on a downward spiral which eventually led to relegation to the Segunda División in 1999, prompting various managerial changes within the club. In 2001 they were again promoted, led by Rafael Benítez, who promptly left to take up the manager's job at Valencia CF. Tenerife won promotion to the top flight on the last match of the season thanks to a goal from Hugo Morales.

Match: CD Tenerife - Real Sociedad in 2008

Pepe Mel became the new trainer but the first division season never took off, as Tenerife were beaten heavily at home by Barcelona 0-6, costing Mel his job. Javier Clemente, the former manager of Spain, took the reins, eventually falling just short of saving Tenerife, again relegated.

Tenerife have been in various trouble due to the enormous debt, more than 40 million. President Pérez was replaced with Víctor Perez de Ascanio, who resigned due to bad management. The current president, Miguel Concepción, has been negotiating with politicians and businessmen, and created a construction company as a subsidiary of the side. Tenerife finally secured return to the La Liga after beating Girona 0-1 at an away match in June 13, 2009 after 7 years of absence.

Fans of Tenerife are called chicharreros because in early days, the inhabitants of a small fishing village called Santa Cruz (now the capital of Tenerife) consumed "chicharros" (Atlantic horse mackerel) as a main part of their diet. Other inhabitants of Tenerife and Canary Islands used the moniker as a pejorative name, but finally the inhabitants of Santa Cruz accepted it affectionately.

The team's main rival is UD Las Palmas.

Current squad

As of 13 December 2009 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Luis García
2 Spain DF Marc Bertrán
3 Spain DF Héctor
4 Spain DF Carlos Bellvís
5 Spain DF Manolo Martínez (captain)
6 Spain DF Pablo Sicilia
7 Spain FW Nino
8 Spain MF Ricardo
9 Spain FW Ángel
10 Spain MF Ayoze
11 Spain FW Gaizka Saizar
13 Spain GK Sergio Aragoneses
No. Position Player
14 Cameroon FW Daniel Kome
15 Argentina MF Román Martínez (on loan from RCD Espanyol)
17 Spain MF Juanlu
19 Argentina DF Ezequiel Luna
20 Spain MF Richi
21 Spain MF Alejandro Alfaro
22 Brazil FW Dinei
23 Spain MF Mikel Alonso
24 Spain DF José Antonio Culebras
26 Spain DF Aitor Núñez
27 Spain DF Omar Ramos
- Venezuela MF Josmar Zambrano



Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1997-1998 1D 15 38 11 12 15 44 57 45
1998-1999 1D 19 38 7 13 18 41 63 34 relegated
2 seasons at lower levels
2001-2002 1D 19 38 10 8 20 32 58 38 relegated
2002-2003 2D 8 42 13 18 11 53 39 57
2003-2004 2D 8 42 11 21 10 40 40 54
2004-2005 2D 9 42 13 18 11 42 45 57
2005-2006 2D 18 42 13 12 17 53 60 51
2006-2007 2D 7 42 18 6 18 48 51 60
2007-2008 2D 11 42 12 17 13 51 57 53
2008-2009 2D 3 42 24 9 9 79 47 81 promoted

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
from 28-29 Regional -
to 52-53 Regional -
1953/54 6th -
1954/55 9th -
1955/56 9th -
1956/57 13th -
1957/58 2nd -
1958/59 4th Second Round
1959/60 10th First Round
1960/61 1st Quarter Finals
1961/62 16th Second Round
1962/63 10th Round of 16
1963/64 5th Second Round
1964/65 11th Second Round
1965/66 8th First Round
1966/67 11th Second Round
1967/68 9th First Round
1968/69 5th -
1969/70 2nd -
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1970/71 1st Round of 32
1971/72 9th Fourth Round
1972/73 14th Fourth Round
1973/74 4th Fourth Round
1974/75 12th Fourth Round
1975/76 7th Quarter Finals
1976/77 6th -
1977/78 19th Round of 16
1978/79 2ªB 6th -
1979/80 2ªB 3rd -
1980/81 2ªB 5th First Round
1981/82 2ªB 13th Third Round
1982/83 2ªB 2nd -
1983/84 15th -
1984/85 11th Round of 16
1985/86 19th Third Round
1986/87 2ªB 1st -
1987/88 12th Fourth Round
1988/89 3rd Round of 32
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1989/90 18th Round of 16
1990/91 14th Fifth Round
1991/92 13th Fifth Round
1992/93 5th Fifth Round
1993/94 10th Semifinals
1994/95 15th Third Round
1995/96 5th Quarter Finals
1996/97 9th Fourth Round
1997/98 16th Second Round
1998/99 19th Fourth Round
1999/00 14th Second Round
2000/01 3rd Round of 16
2001/02 19th First Round
2002/03 8th First Round
2003/04 8th Second Round
2004/05 9th Third Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 18th First Round
2006/07 7th Second Round
2007/08 11th Third Round
2008/09 3rd Third Round

Statistics 2008-09

Segunda División Position Pts P W D L F A
CD Tenerife 3 81 42 24 9 9 79 49
  • Top Scorers:
    • Nino - 29 goals
    • Alfaro - 20 goals
    • Ángel - 6 goals
  • Top Goalkeepers:
    • Luis García - 31 goals in 23 matches
    • Sergio Aragoneses - 15 goals in 19 matches

Famous players

see also Cat:CD Tenerife players

Famous coaches

External links


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