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Deportivo de La Coruña
Deportivo de La Coruña.png
Full name Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Super Depor
Turcos (The Turks)
Herculinos (Herculeans)
Blanquiazules (White and Blues)
Founded 1906
Ground Riazor
(Capacity: 34,600)
Chairman Spain Augusto César Lendoiro
Manager Spain Miguel Ángel Lotina
League La Liga
2008-09 La Liga, 7th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, S.A.D. (in English Royal Sports Club of La Coruna) is a Galician football club from La Coruña, member of the LFP. The club was founded in 1906, and holds home games at the Riazor, with a capacity of 34,600 spectators.[1]

They are the most successful football club in Galicia, having won one La Liga title, two Spanish Cups, and three Spanish Super Cups. They have also participated in the UEFA Champions League five times and also the UEFA Cup another five times.

They hold a national rivalry with fellow Galicians R.C. Celta de Vigo, and traditionally play in blue and white striped shirts with blue shorts and socks.

Contents

History

The very beginning

In 1902 José María Abalo, a Coruña local who returned to his hometown after studying in England, introduced football to Corunna. It started when he introduced the game to his group of friends who practiced it in the Bullring; little did they know this sport would turn into a phenomenon.

In 1904, Abalo and his group of friends formed a football team called Coruna. The game reached a new popularity as members of a prestigious gymnasium called Sala Calvet took notice and began to practice this new sport considered "exotic" by the young people of the city. This was the start of football's passage of time in Corunna.

The start of Deportivo

In December 1906 these young men from Sala Calvet gymnasium created their own team called Club Deportivo da Sala Calvet, that in time would become Deportivo de A Coruña. Two and a half years later the club was given the mark of royalty by King Alfonso XIII and from then on would be known as Real Club Deportivo de A Coruña. At the time things were looking up as Deportivo moved into a new stadium called the Riazor (now called the Velho Riazor).

Deportivo turns professional

Deportivo team in 2008.

Deportivo would continue to play in various leagues in Galicia for two decades until 1928, when the Spanish league was formed. Deportivo would fail to achieve qualification for the "Primera División" and so would begin playing in the Segunda División. Deportivo remained in the Segunda División, their greatest achievement eliminating Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey until finally achieving promotion to the Primera División in 1941.

For a century, Coruña has lived through moments of sadness and joy, ups and downs, hope and disillusionment. Through uncertain periods immersed in great debt and relatively unknown; through resounding defeats and epic triumphs, until the greatest moment in Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña's history - the first League title of their history in the season of 1999-2000 - through the Champions League nights at Riazor.

Deportivo has supported a long national rivalry with fellow Galicians the Celta de Vigo due to the geographical situation and with Valencia due to the big duels disputed between both as those of league which is the most remembered of '98 since Deportivo was playing the league against Valencia in the last game, the final of the Copa del Rey of '95 or the "Supercopa de España". To the clash between both was named "El Otro Clasico", referring to the clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Kit and Badge

The official badge depicts a knights belt encircling the original banner of Sala Calvet Gymnasium. The crown in the centre represents the clubs Royal decree and the diagonal blue stripe its identity as a Galician club (Galician flag).

Deportivo La Coruña have always played in their famous blue and white stripes, but it was not until 1912 that the club made these colours official for matches. Deportivo continues to wear blue and white striped shirts with blue shorts and socks, yet their second and third kits change annually according to commercial interests. Their current shirt sponsors are Estrella Galicia, with Lotto manufacturing the kits.

Years Sponsors
1990–1992 Leyma
1992–2000 Feiraco
2000–2001 Dreamcast
2001–2008 Fadesa
2008-present Estrella Galicia
Years Kit providers
1990–1992 Rox
1992–1997 Umbro
1997–2001 Adidas
2001–2007 Joma
2007 – 2009 Canterbury of New Zealand
2009-present Lotto

Honours

Men's section

Regional titles

  • Galician Championship:[2] 1926-27, 1927-28, 1930-31, 1932-33, 1936-37, 1939-40, runners-up 1924-25, 1925-26, 1929-30, 1931-32, 1933-34, 1938-39
  • Galician Cup: Runners-up 2007-08

National titles

International titles

Women's section (disbanded)

Indoor football section

  • Spanish League: 2007-08
  • Spanish Cup: 2007-08

Current squad

The numbers are established according to the official website:www.canaldeportivo.com


As of 11 August 2009

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Daniel Aranzubía
2 Spain DF Manuel Pablo (captain)
3 Brazil DF Filipe Luís
4 Spain DF Piscu
5 Portugal DF Zé Castro
6 Brazil MF Juca
7 Spain DF Alberto Lopo
8 Spain MF Sergio González (vice-captain)
9 Equatorial Guinea FW Rodolfo Bodipo
10 Spain FW Adrián López
11 Spain FW Riki
12 Colombia DF Brayan Angulo
No. Position Player
13 Spain GK Manu
14 Spain MF Pablo Álvarez
15 Spain DF Laure
16 Spain MF Antonio Tomás
18 Mexico MF Andrés Guardado
19 Argentina DF Diego Colotto
20 Tunisia FW Lassad Nouioui
21 Spain MF Juan Carlos Valerón (vice-captain)
22 Spain MF Juan Rodríguez
23 Spain MF Iván Pérez
24 Spain FW Mista
28 Spain MF Juan Domínguez

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Spain DF Aythami (at Xerez CD)
Spain MF Álex Bergantiños (at Xerez CD)
Spain FW Rubén Castro (at Rayo Vallecano)

Statistics

Latest seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Other Comp. Notes Manager
1985-86 2D 6 38 17 11 10 54 37 45 3rd round Jesús Aranguren
1986-87 2D 2 34 16 11 7 46 33 43 3rd round Eusebio Ríos
1987-88 2D 16 38 8 15 15 35 47 31 3rd round Eusebio Ríos & Arsenio Iglesias
1988-89 2D 10 38 16 8 14 43 35 40 semi-final Arsenio Iglesias
1989-90 2D 4 38 19 6 13 45 38 44 1st round Marco Antonio Boronat
1990-91 2D 2 38 8 15 15 60 32 48 last 16 promoted Arsenio Iglesias
1991-92 1D 17 38 8 15 15 37 48 31 semi-final Marco Antonio Boronat & Arsenio Iglesias
1992-93 1D 3 38 22 10 6 67 33 54 4th round Arsenio Iglesias
1993-94 1D 2 38 22 12 4 54 18 56 last 16 UC last 16 Arsenio Iglesias
1994-95 1D 2 38 20 11 7 68 42 51 winner UC last 16 Arsenio Iglesias
1995-96 1D 9 42 16 13 13 63 44 61 last 16 CWC semi-final SSC John Toshack
1996-97 1D 3 42 21 14 7 57 30 77 last 16 John Toshack & Carlos Alberto Silva
1997-98 1D 12 38 12 13 13 44 46 49 quarter-final UC 1st round Carlos Alberto Silva & José Manuel Corral
1998-99 1D 6 38 17 12 9 55 43 63 semi-final Javier Irureta
1999-00 1D 1 38 21 6 11 66 44 69 last 16 UC last 16 Javier Irureta
2000-01 1D 2 38 22 7 9 73 44 73 last 32 ECL quarter-final SSC Javier Irureta
2001-02 1D 2 38 20 8 10 65 41 68 winner ECL quarter-final Javier Irureta
2002-03 1D 3 38 22 6 10 67 47 72 semi-final ECL 2nd group stage SSC Javier Irureta
2003-04 1D 3 38 21 8 9 60 34 71 last 16 ECL semi-final Javier Irureta
2004-05 1D 8 38 12 15 11 46 50 51 last 32 ECL group stage Javier Irureta
2005-06 1D 8 38 15 10 13 47 45 55 semi-final IT final Joaquín Caparrós
2006-07 1D 13 38 12 11 15 32 45 47 semi-final Joaquín Caparrós
2007-08 1D 9 38 15 7 16 46 47 52 last 32 Miguel Ángel Lotina
2008-09 1D 7 38 16 10 12 48 47 58 last 16 UC last 32 IT Miguel Ángel Lotina

Color:

Gold Winner
Silver Runners-Up
Bronze 3rd place (Semi-final)

Historic matches

La Liga

Season Home Score Away Stadium
1992–93 Deportivo La Coruña 3–2 Real Madrid Riazor
1993-94 Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1993-94 Valencia 1–3 Deportivo La Coruña Mestalla
1993-94 Oviedo 2-5 Deportivo La Coruña Carlos Tartiere
1994-95 Vigo 0-2 Deportivo La Coruña Balaídos
1994-95 Albacete 2-8 Deportivo La Coruña Carlos Belmonte
1995-96 Deportivo La Coruña 5-0 Albacete Riazor
1995-96 Rayo Vallecano 0-6 Deportivo La Coruña Vallecas
1995–96 Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1995–96 Salamanca 0-5 Deportivo La Coruña Helmántico
1998–99 Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1999-00 Deportivo La Coruña 5-2 Sevilla Riazor
1999-00 Deportivo La Coruña 1-0 Vigo Riazor
1999–00 Deportivo La Coruña 5-2 Real Madrid Riazor
1999–00 Deportivo La Coruña 2-0 Español Riazor
2000-01 Deportivo La Coruña 1-0 Vigo Riazor
2000-01 Barcelona 2-3 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2001-02 Vigo 0-2 Deportivo La Coruña Balaídos
2001–02 Deportivo La Coruña 5-0 Mallorca Riazor
2001–02 Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 Real Madrid [[Riazor]
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 Vigo Riazor
2002-03 Deportivo La Coruña 6-0 Alavés Riazor
2002-03 Barcelona 2-4 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2003-04 Barcelona 0-2 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2003-04 Vigo 0-5 Deportivo La Coruña Balaídos
2003-04 Deportivo La Coruña 3-0 Vigo Riazor
2004-05 Real Madrid 0-1 Deportivo La Coruña Bernabeu
2005-06 Vigo 0-3 Deportivo La Coruña Balaídos
2007-08 Deportivo La Coruña 3-1 Valladolid Riazor


European tournaments

Season Home Score Away League Stadium
1993–94 England Aston Villa 0–1 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Cup Villa Park
1994-95 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–1 Norway Rosenborg UEFA Cup Riazor
1994-95 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Germany Borussia Dortmund UEFA Cup Riazor
1999-00 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–2 Greece Panathinaikos UEFA Cup Riazor
1999-00 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 England Arsenal UEFA Cup Riazor
2000-01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 Germany Hamburger UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000-01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Greece Panathinaikos UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000-01 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Parc des Princes
2000-01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Turkey Galatasaray UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000-01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–3 France Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000-01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 England Leeds United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001-02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 England Manchester United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001-02 England Manchester United 2–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Old Trafford
2001-02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2-0 England Arsenal UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001-02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2-0 Italy Juventus UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001-02 England Arsenal 0–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Highbury
2002-03 Germany Bayern Munich 2–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Olympiastadion
2002-03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 France RC Lens UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002-03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 Germany Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002-03 Italy AC Milan 1–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League San Siro
2002-03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Switzerland FC Basel UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002-03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 England Manchester United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003-04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003-04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 France AS Monaco UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003-04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Greece AEK Athens UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003-04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Italy Juventus UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003-04 Italy Juventus 0–1 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Stadio delle Alpi
2003-04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Italy AC Milan UEFA Champions League Riazor
2005 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 England Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup Riazor
2005 England Newcastle United 1–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Intertoto Cup St James' Park
2005 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 France Olympique de Marseille UEFA Intertoto Cup Riazor
2008 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 (3)-(2) Norway SK Brann UEFA Cup Riazor
2008 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Netherlands Feyenoord Rotterdam UEFA Cup Riazor
2008 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 France AS Nancy UEFA Cup Riazor


Stadium information

  • Name - Riazor
  • City - La Coruña
  • Capacity - 34,600
  • Inauguration - 1944
  • Pitch size - 105 x 68 m
  • Other Facilities: - Ciudad Deportiva Abegondo

Players

World Cup winners

*** Mauro Silva and Bebeto won the World Cup while playing for Deportivo de La Coruña.

European Championship winners

Copa América winners

*** Mauro Silva and Flávio Conceição won the Copa América while playing for Deportivo de La Coruña.

Gold Cup winners

*** Omar Bravo won the Gold Cup while playing for Deportivo de La Coruña..

Olympic Games winners

see also Cat:Deportivo de La Coruña players

Coaches

see also Cat:Deportivo de La Coruña managers

Presidents

Trivia

For political reasons the current club board keep the city un-official name "La Coruña" (in Spanish), although the official name of the city is "A Coruña" (in Galician). Hence, if the club ever adopts the official name of the city it would be renamed "Deportivo da Coruña".

Statistics

Pichichi:(3) 1992-93- Bebeto 29 goals 2001-02- Diego Tristán 21 goals 2002-03- Roy Makaay 29 goals (Golden Boot)

Zamora:(8) 1996-97- Jacques Songo'o 1993-94- Francisco Liaño 1992-93- Francisco Liaño (tied with Santiago Cañizares) 1953-54- Juan Ignacio Otero 1950-51- Juan Acuña 1949-50- Juan Acuña 1942-43- Juan Acuña 1941-42- Juan Acuña

Deportivo de La Coruña B

Deportivo de La Coruña B is the filial team of Deportivo de La Coruña. Founded in 1914 with the name of Fabril Sociedad Deportiva, it plays in Segunda División B. Its stadium is called Estadio Ciudad Deportiva de Abegondo, with a capacity of 1,500 seats.

In 1993 the team was officially renamed Deportivo B, although most locals still call it "Fabril".

Seasons

See also

References

External links








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