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Getafe
logo
Full name sweaty gay guy
Nickname(s) gAY MAN (The Dark Blues), El Geta
Founded 1983
Ground Coliseum Alfonso Pérez,
Getafe, Madrid,
Spain
(Capacity: 17,700)
Chairman Spain Ángel Torres Sánchez
Manager Spain Míchel
League La Liga
2008-09 La Liga, 17th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Getafe Club de Fútbol S.A.D. is a Spanish La Liga football club based in Getafe, a city in the Madrid metropolitan area, founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983.

In the top level since 2004-05, it holds home games at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Contents

History

Earliest foundation

The first incarnation of Getafe Club de Fútbol existed since 1945, when five Getafe locals, Enrique Condes García, Aurelio Miranda Olavaria, Antonio Corridor Lozano, Manuel Serrano Vergara and Miguel Cubero Francés, decided to form a team from the area while meeting at the "La Marquesina" bar. Officially founded on 24 February 1946, the club was called Club Getafe Deportivo.[1]

The earliest days of this club were played out of the Campo del Regimiento de Artillería, which did not have goals. Shortly after, the club moved to San Isidro, where the current Municipal Sports Center of San Isidro exists today. Here, Club Getafe gained promotion to the third division following a victory against CP Villarrobledo in the 1956/57 season. Getafe even came close to promotion into Segunda during 1957/58, before being defeated by C.D. Almería.[2]

On September 2, 1970, the club finally inaugurated its own stadium as they gained promotion back into Tercera División. Presided over by chairman Francisco Vara, Las Margaritas was founded with a 3-1 victory over Michelín. The team survived in the third level that season, and six years later gained a historic promotion to second division.[3]

New history in Segunda

Club Getafe Deportivo

Club Getafe Deportivo played six seasons in Segunda División, with little success. From 1976-1982, they never finished higher than tenth.

A highlight for the club came in 1978, when they were drawn against highly-fancied Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Round of 16. Playing at home in the first leg, Getafe drew with a star-studded Barcelona team 3-3, before travelling away for the Second Leg and being thrashed 8-0 at the Nou Camp.

At the conclusion of the 1981/82 season, following unpaid payments to players, Getafe was automatically relegated and subsequently liquidated.

Meanwhile, on September 1, 1976, a new club was founded in the National Sports Council and the Regional Federation of Castille. The club was Peña Madridista Getafe (the Real Madrid supporter's club of Getafe). This club played for four seasons in various divisions, until taking the name Club Deportivo Peña Getafe, and played under this name for a further two seasons. On July 10, 1982, they joined forces with the much older Club Getafe Promesas, and were registered again in the Regional Federation of Castille.[4]

Present existence

Based on the merger the previous year, the present Getafe Club de Fútbol was officially founded on July 8, 1983, after passing through the general partners assembly.[4]

Starting in the regional leagues in 1983/84, Getafe was promoted for four consecutive seasons until reaching Segunda División B. The club started a new period with its promotion into Segunda in 1994/95, staying only two years.[5] Threatening absolute disappearance just a few years later in 1997, Getafe survived relegation into the fourth level Tercera División following a two-legged playoff victory over Huesca.

Meanwhile, Getafe's current stadium, the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, was inaugurated on the January 1, 1998.[6]

Returning to the second division for 1999/00, Getafe lasted another two seasons. One year later, however, they would return, following an amazing promotion during 2001/02 during which one of their players, Sebastián "Sebas" Gómez, was murdered, and controversy regarding unpaid payments of players following a debt of 3 million euros.[7]

Consolidating their position after one year, Getafe had a fantastic season in Segunda. At the top of the table for most of the year, the side travelled to the Canary Islands on the final matchday needing a win to assure a historic promotion to the first division. Amazingly, they defeated Tenerife 5-3 with five goals from Sergio Pachón,[8] thus becoming along with Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano the fourth team from the Community of Madrid and the first of them from outside of the capital to ever play in La Liga .[9] With this promotion, Getafe had ascended the whole Spanish football pyramid, achieving this feat in only twenty years.

La Liga

Getafe hired Quique Sánchez Flores as coach for their first season in the top division, but were widely tipped to be relegated. The club started 2004–05 poorly, lying at the bottom of the table,. Home wins over Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia and Real Madrid,[10] followed by a sole away win of the season over Athletic Bilbao,[11] saw Getafe climb to finish 13th, being the only promoted side to avoid relegation. At the end of the season the club lost coach Flores, and several players to rival clubs.[12] In Getafe's next season the club briefly topped the table [13] before slipping to finish 9th.[14] During the 2006 World Cup, Argentine-born Mariano Pernía became Getafe's first ever Spanish international,[15] before moving to Atlético Madrid.[16]

In 2006–07 Getafe again finished ninth in the league,[17] conceding only 33 goals in 38 matches and goalkeeper Roberto "Pato" Abbondanzieri was awarded the Zamora Trophy, having recorded 12 clean sheets. The highlight of the club's season was reaching the Copa del Rey 2006-07 final, a competition in which Getafe had never even reached the quarter-finals before. The run included a two-legged semi-final against Barcelona in which Getafe lost the first leg 5-2 at the Camp Nou[18] before producing a 4-0 rout in the second leg at the Coliseum.[19] Getafe lost their first ever major final 1–0 to Sevilla in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[20] Through this the club qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup qualification, as Sevilla had already qualified for the UEFA Champions' League through their league position.

The following season, coach Bernd Schuster left after two seasons to become head coach at Real Madrid,[21] and Getafe appointed Michael Laudrup as his replacement.[22] Under Laudrup's leadership Getafe again finished the league mid-table. In the UEFA Cup, the team managed to progress to the quarterfinals after finishing top of Group G, only losing once,[23] setting up a tie against four-times European Cup winners Bayern Munich. Getafe drew the away leg 1-1 ,[24] thanks to an injury time equaliser from Cosmin Contra. In the second leg Rubén de la Red was sent off after six minutes. Contra put Getafe ahead just before halftime, but in the 89th minute Franck Ribéry equalised, sending the game into extra time. Two quick goals, from Javier Casquero and substitute Braulio, gave Getafe a 3-1 lead but Bayern pulled a goal back from Luca Toni, before Toni again scored seconds before the end of extra time, giving Bayern an away goals win.[25] Getafe also had successful run in the Copa del Rey, reaching the final for a second year running. In the final, at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, Getafe were beaten 3–1 by Valencia.[26]

Stadium

Getafe play at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, located in Getafe. Its pitch dimensions are 105x70 metres. The stadium was inaugurated on January 1, 1998, named after the Spanish international (and of Real Madrid fame) Alfonso Pérez. Though he never played for or against Getafe, or even in the stadium, he is perhaps the most famous footballer to come out of the area and was at the height of his career during the mid-1990s.[6]

Before playing in the Coliseum, Getafe played their home matches at the nearby Estadio de las Margaritas, part of the greater Sports City of Las Margaritas. The Coliseum was subsequently built as a natural extension to the much smaller facilities at Las Margaritas. Since its foundation, the stadium has had numerous renovations, and now seats 14,400 people and several thousand more standing. As such, the exact capacity of the is variable and ambiguous. Getafe generally fill the stadium for local matches against Real and Atlético Madrid, as well as against Barcelona, most famously in the 2006-07 Cup semifinal. For the first time in their history, Getafe pre-sold out the whole of the Coliseum before their Second Leg match against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup Quarter-final.[27]

Getafe president Ángel Torres has expressed interest in upgrading the Coliseum to a much greater 20,000 seat arena, in conjunction with Madrid's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.[28] The failure of this bid and poor crowd averages has put this redevelopment in doubt.

Getafe use the nearby Sports City when training. These facs include several training pitches with both grass and artificial turf, full medical rooms and recuperation facilities.

Supporters

Commonly called Marea Azul, or Getafeños, Getafe supporters have steadily grown to their team. The team has 18 peñas (supporter clubs), and 12,000 socios (associates). Former Madrid player Francisco Pavón is a well-known Getafe associate, while Fernando Alonso and Rafael Nadal have attended matches at the Coliseum in the past.

Despite being a suburban team, Getafe supporters have grown far beyond the area and are now known to have fans in Australia, Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Scotland, Denmark, United States and Mexico. In 2007, a peña was founded in Venezuela to extend the worldwide club reach.

Getafe also created controversy in 2007 when their season ticket included biblical references of Abraham, Moses and Jesus sacrificing themselves for the team. The club responded by withdrawing the first scene involving Abraham.

Upon important or famous victories, Getafe fans celebrate at the Cibelina statue in the town centre. Prior to the 2007 Cup final, Torres implored the fans to "tear down the Cibelina" upon victory, promising to pay for a new design. During that final, thousands of supporters rushed to get tickets and packed into the Santiago Bernabéu, yet were vastly outnumbered by Sevillistas. However, those who failed to get tickets - most of which went to season ticket holders for the 2007/08 campaign - were able to watch the match on a big screen in Getafe's central square.

Getafe has also a small group of Ultras supporters, called Comandos Azules. (Blue commandos).

Rivalries

Historically, due to their close geographical position, Getafe has always held a strong rivalry with Leganés. They played out numerous encounters in the lower division, before the two teams fortunes began to contrast as Getafe gained ascendency and Leganés began to deteriorate.

In the first division, the side has held some tremendous matches in the last few years with Real Madrid, with the ledger being most recently squared at 3 wins each. Real Madrid's greater stature, budget and squad has never stopped Getafe from often playing their best football against their "bigger brother". Getafe and Atletico Madrid joined together in rivalry with Real Madrid.

In addition to this, Getafe has developed somewhat of a rivalry with Barcelona, which culminated in their famous 4-0 victory over their more fancied opponents during the 2006-07 Copa del Rey semi-final. Also, Valencia has succumbed numerous times to el Geta, often quite heavily, as was the case during the 2006-07 Copa del Rey, which ensured Getafe's first ever appearance in the Copa's quarter-finals with a 2-4 win at the Mestalla. This result was turned around in the 2008 Copa del Rey final, however, as Valencia would deny Getafe their first ever trophy with a 3-1 victory. This rivalry is propped up healthily by the regular transfer of Getafe players (and coach Quique Sánchez Flores) to Valencia.

Achievements

Runners-up (2): 2006-2007, 2007-2008
Winners: 1998-1999

Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1983/1984 2R 1 - - - - - - 62 Did not enter Promoted
1984/1985 1R 1 - - - - - - 59 Did not enter Promoted
1985/1986 RP 1 - - - - - - 56 Did not enter Promoted
1986/1987 3 6 38 17 10 11 63 45 44 Did not enter Promoted
1987/1988 2B 3 38 18 11 9 71 41 47 Fourth Round
1988/1989 2B 6 38 16 11 11 52 36 43 First Round
1989 4th
1993/94 2ªB 2nd
1994/95 18th
1995/96 19th
1996/97 2ªB 16th

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Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 2ªB 7th
1998/99 2ªB 1st
1999/00 19th
2000/01 21st
2001/02 2ªB 5th
2002/03 11th
2003/04 2nd
2004/05 13th
2005/06 9th
2006/07 9th
2007/08 14th
2008/09 17th
2009/10

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Current squad

As of 13 December 2009.[29][30] 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 Argentina GK Oscar Ustari
2 Argentina DF Daniel Díaz
3 Spain DF Mané
4 Spain DF David Belenguer (captain)
5 Spain DF Mario Álvarez
6 Switzerland MF Fabio Celestini
7 Spain FW Kepa Blanco
8 Spain MF Jaime Gavilán
9 Spain FW Roberto Soldado
10 Uruguay FW Juan Albín
11 Romania DF Cosmin Contra
13 Spain GK Jordi Codina
No.   Position Player
14 Spain FW Manu del Moral
15 Spain DF Rafael López
16 Spain MF Pedro Ríos
17 Spain MF Dani Parejo
18 Ghana MF Derek Boateng
19 France DF Franck Signorino
20 Spain FW Pedro León
21 Spain DF David Cortés
22 Spain MF Javier Casquero
23 Spain MF Adrián González
24 Spain DF Miguel Torres

Reserve team

Staff & Board

  • Manager: Míchel
  • Assistant Manager: Juan Esnáider
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Juan Carlos Arévalo Aguilar
  • Trainer: Ángel López Pérez
  • President: Ángel Torres Sánchez
  • Vice President: Agustín Clemente Alonso

Stadium information

  • Name - Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
  • City - Getafe
  • Capacity - 18,000
  • Inauguration - 1998
  • Pitch size - 105 x 68 m
  • Other Facilities: - Ciudad Deportiva

Kit information

Getafe wears their traditional . Small strips of white and red also tend to be incorporated in their kit. Generally, their away strip is red, however this has changed in recent years. Their shirt manufacturer is Joma.

Previous sponsors

  • 2004-2005 Opción (Centro de Ocio)
  • 2005-2006 PSG
  • 2006-2009 Grupo Galco
  • 2009- Burger King

Presidents

  • 1983-1992 Antonio de Miguel
  • 1992-2000 Francisco Flores
  • 2000-2001 Felipe González
  • 2001-2001 Domingo Rebosio
  • 2002- Ángel Torres

Famous players

Famous coaches

Notes and references

  1. ^ En 1945 se comenzaba a crear un histórico, Getafe history (Spanish)
  2. ^ Los primeros encuentros en el Campo del Regimiento de Artillería, Getafe history (Spanish)
  3. ^ En Tercera en Las Margaritas, Getafe history (Spanish)
  4. ^ a b El actual Getafe CF, Getafe history (Spanish)
  5. ^ Vuelve a resurgir a lo más alto, Getafe history (Spanish)
  6. ^ a b El estadio del Getafe CF, Getafe stadium (Spanish)
  7. ^ Un policía mata a tiros a Sebas, central del Getafe, El Mundo, August 27, 2001 (Spanish)
  8. ^ 2003/04 Spanish Second Division match reports
  9. ^ Spain – Regional Analysis
  10. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  11. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  12. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Transfers
  13. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Standings, Matchday 8 (Spanish)
  14. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Final Table
  15. ^ Spain send for Pernia, Sky Sports, May 30, 2006
  16. ^ Pernia completes Atletico transfer, CNN, June 30, 2006
  17. ^ 2006/07 Spanish Primera Final Table
  18. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  19. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  20. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  21. ^ Schuster confirmed as new Real coach, The Guardian, July 9, 2007
  22. ^ Getafe appoint Laudrup as Schuster's replacement, Reuters, July 9, 2007
  23. ^ UEFA Cup Group G
  24. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  25. ^ Heartbreak for Getafe as Bayern fight back, FourFourTwo, 10 April, 2008
  26. ^ Valencia win Copa del Rey, FIFA.com, 16 April, 2008
  27. ^ El Coliseum se llenará por primera vez, El Mundo, April 8, 2008
  28. ^ "Con este campo el Getafe estaría entre los grandes", As, November 3, 2006
  29. ^ "Getafe C.F 08/09: Squad Getafe C.F.". www.getafecf.com. http://www.getafecf.com/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showPlayers&p=9&tid=155&Itemid=78. Retrieved 2009-04-06.   (Spanish)
  30. ^ "Transfers". Transfermarkt. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/verein/3709/fc-getafe/transfers/alle.html. Retrieved 2009-04-06.   (English)

External links

Official websites
Supporter clubs
General fansites

Getafe
Full name Getafe Club de S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Azulones (The Dark Blues), El Geta
Founded 1983
Ground Coliseum Alfonso Pérez,
Getafe, Madrid,
Spain
(Capacity: 17,700)
Manager Míchel
League La Liga
2009-10 La Liga, 6th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season
Getafe Club de Fútbol S.A.D. is a Spanish La Liga football club based in Getafe, a city in the Madrid metropolitan area, founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983.

In the top level since 2004-05, it holds home games at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

Contents

History

Beginnings

The first season of play for Getafe Club de Fútbol was in 1945, when five Getafe locals, Enrique Condes García, Aurelio Miranda Olavaria, Antonio Corridor Lozano, Manuel Serrano Vergara and Miguel Cubero Francés, decided to form a team of the area while meeting at the "La Marquesina" bar. Officially founded on 24 February 1946, the club was named Club Getafe Deportivo.[1]

The club originally played in Campo del Regimiento de Artillería, which lacked goal posts. Shortly after, the club moved to San Isidro, housed in the current Municipal Sports Center of San Isidro. Here, Club Getafe was promoted to the third division following their victory against CP Villarrobledo in the 1956/57 season. Getafe was nearly promoted to the Segunda during 1957/58, but was defeated by C.D. Almería.[2]

On September 2, 1970, the club inaugurated its own stadium after being promoted back to the Tercera División. Presided by chairman Francisco Vara, Las Margaritas was won a 3-1 victory over Michelín. The team survived in the third level that season, and six years later gained a historic promotion to second division.[3]

Second Division

Club Getafe Deportivo played six seasons in the Segunda División (Second Division), with little success. From 1976-1982, they placed below tenth level all six years.

In 1978, they advanced to play against Barcelona in the Copa del Rey Round of 16. Playing at home in the first leg, Getafe drew with a star-studded Barcelona team 3-3, before travelling away for the Second Leg and being thrashed 8-0 at the Nou Camp.

At the conclusion of the 1981/82 season, players having not been paid, Getafe was automatically relegated and subsequently liquidated.

Meanwhile, on September 1, 1976, a new club was founded in the National Sports Council and the Regional Federation of Castille. The club was called Peña Madridista Getafe (the Real Madrid supporter's club of Getafe). This club played for four seasons in various divisions, until taking the name Club Deportivo Peña Getafe, and played under this name for a further two seasons. On July 10, 1982, they joined forces with the much older Club Getafe Promesas, and were registered again in the Regional Federation of Castille.[4]

Present existence

Based on the merger the previous year, the present Getafe Club de Fútbol was officially founded on July 8, 1983, after passing through the general partners assembly.[4]

Starting in the regional leagues in 1983/84, Getafe was promoted for four consecutive seasons until reaching Segunda División B. The club started a new period with its promotion into Segunda in 1994/95, staying only two years.[5] Threatening absolute disappearance just a few years later in 1997, Getafe survived relegation into the fourth level Tercera División following a two-legged playoff victory over Huesca.

Meanwhile, Getafe's current stadium, the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, was inaugurated on the January 1, 1998.[6]

Returning to the second division for 1999/00, Getafe lasted another two seasons. One year later, however, they would return, following an amazing promotion during 2001/02 during which one of their players, Sebastián "Sebas" Gómez, was murdered, and controversy regarding unpaid payments of players following a debt of 3 million euros.[7]

Consolidating their position after one year, Getafe had a fantastic season in Segunda. At the top of the table for most of the year, the side travelled to the Canary Islands on the final matchday needing a win to assure a historic promotion to the first division. Amazingly, they defeated Tenerife 5-3 with five goals from Sergio Pachón,[8] thus becoming along with Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Rayo Vallecano the fourth team from the Community of Madrid and the first of them from outside of the capital to ever play in La Liga .[9] With this promotion, Getafe had ascended the whole Spanish football pyramid, achieving this feat in only twenty years.

La Liga

Getafe hired Quique Sánchez Flores as coach for their first season in the top division, but were widely tipped to be relegated.[citation needed] The club started 2004–05 poorly, lying at the bottom of the table,. Home wins over Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia and Real Madrid,[10] followed by a sole away win of the season over Athletic Bilbao,[11] saw Getafe climb to finish 13th, being the only promoted side to avoid relegation. At the end of the season the club lost coach Flores, and several players to rival clubs.[12] In Getafe's next season the club briefly topped the table [13] before slipping to finish 9th.[14] During the 2006 World Cup, Argentine-born Mariano Pernía became Getafe's first ever Spanish international,[15] before moving to Atlético Madrid.[16]

In 2006–07 Getafe again finished ninth in the league,[17] conceding only 33 goals in 38 matches and goalkeeper Roberto "Pato" Abbondanzieri was awarded the Zamora Trophy, having recorded 12 clean sheets. The highlight of the club's season was reaching the Copa del Rey 2006-07 final, a competition in which Getafe had never even reached the quarter-finals before. The run included a two-legged semi-final against Barcelona in which Getafe lost the first leg 5-2 at the Camp Nou[18] before producing a 4-0 rout in the second leg at the Coliseum.[19] Getafe lost their first ever major final 1–0 to Sevilla in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.[20] Through this the club qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup qualification, as Sevilla had already qualified for the UEFA Champions' League through their league position.

The following season, coach Bernd Schuster left after two seasons to become head coach at Real Madrid,[21] and Getafe appointed Michael Laudrup as his replacement.[22] Under Laudrup's leadership Getafe again finished the league mid-table. In the UEFA Cup, the team managed to progress to the quarterfinals after finishing top of Group G, only losing once,[23] setting up a tie against four-times European Cup winners Bayern Munich. Getafe drew the away leg 1-1 ,[24] thanks to an injury time equaliser from Cosmin Contra. In the second leg Rubén de la Red was sent off after six minutes. Contra put Getafe ahead just before halftime, but in the 89th minute Franck Ribéry equalised, sending the game into extra time. Two quick goals, from Javier Casquero and substitute Braulio, gave Getafe a 3-1 lead but Bayern pulled a goal back from Luca Toni, before Toni again scored seconds before the end of extra time, giving Bayern an away goals win.[25] Getafe also had successful run in the Copa del Rey, reaching the final for a second year running. In the final, at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, Getafe were beaten 3–1 by Valencia.[26]

Stadium

Getafe play at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, located in Getafe. Its pitch dimensions are 105x70 metres. The stadium was inaugurated on January 1, 1998, named after the Spanish international (and of Real Madrid fame) Alfonso Pérez. Though he never played for or against Getafe, or even in the stadium, he is perhaps the most famous footballer to come out of the area and was at the height of his career during the mid-1990s.[6]

Before playing in the Coliseum, Getafe played their home matches at the nearby Estadio de las Margaritas, part of the greater Sports City of Las Margaritas. The Coliseum was subsequently built as a natural extension to the much smaller facilities at Las Margaritas. Since its foundation, the stadium has had numerous renovations, and now seats 14,400 people and several thousand more standing. As such, the exact capacity of the is variable and ambiguous. Getafe generally fill the stadium for local matches against Real and Atlético Madrid, as well as against Barcelona, most famously in the 2006-07 Cup semifinal. For the first time in their history, Getafe pre-sold out the whole of the Coliseum before their Second Leg match against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup Quarter-final.[27]

Getafe president Ángel Torres has expressed interest in upgrading the Coliseum to a much greater 20,000 seat arena, in conjunction with Madrid's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.[28] The failure of this bid and poor crowd averages has put this redevelopment in doubt.

Getafe use the nearby Sports City when training. These facilities include several training pitches with both grass and artificial turf, full medical rooms and recuperation facilities.

Supporters

Commonly called Marea Azul, or Azulones, Getafe supporters have steadily grown to their team. The team has 18 peñas (supporter clubs), and 12,000 socios (associates). Former Madrid player Francisco Pavón is a well-known Getafe associate, while Fernando Alonso and Rafael Nadal have attended matches at the Coliseum in the past.

Getafe supporters have grown far beyond the area and are now known to have fans in Australia, Sweden, Finland, Argentina, Scotland, Denmark, United States and Mexico. In 2007, a peña was founded in Venezuela to extend the worldwide club reach.

Getafe also created controversy in 2007 when their season ticket campaign included biblical references of Abraham, Moses and Jesus sacrificing themselves for the team. The club responded by withdrawing the first scene involving Abraham.

Upon important or famous victories, Getafe fans celebrate at the Cibelina statue in the town centre. Prior to the 2007 Cup final, Torres implored the fans to "tear down the Cibelina" upon victory, promising to pay for a new design. During that final, thousands of supporters rushed to get tickets and packed into the Santiago Bernabéu, yet were vastly outnumbered by Sevillistas. However, those who failed to get tickets - most of which went to season ticket holders for the 2007/08 campaign - were able to watch the match on a big screen in Getafe's central square.

Getafe has also a small group of Ultras supporters, called Comandos Azules. (Blue commandos).

Rivalries

Historically, due to their close geographical position, Getafe has always held a strong rivalry with Leganés. They played out numerous encounters in the lower division, before the two teams fortunes began to contrast as Getafe gained ascendency and Leganés began to deteriorate.

In the first division, the side has held some tremendous matches in the last few years with Real Madrid, with the ledger being most recently squared at 3 wins each. Real Madrid's greater stature, budget and squad has never stopped Getafe from often playing their best football against their "bigger brother". Getafe and Atlético Madrid joined together in rivalry with Real Madrid.

In addition to this, Getafe has developed somewhat of a rivalry with Barcelona, which culminated in their famous 4-0 victory over their more fancied opponents during the 2006-07 Copa del Rey semi-final. Also, Valencia has succumbed numerous times to el Geta, often quite heavily, as was the case during the 2006-07 Copa del Rey, which ensured Getafe's first ever appearance in the Copa's quarter-finals with a 2-4 win at the Mestalla. This result was turned around in the 2008 Copa del Rey final, however, as Valencia would deny Getafe their first ever trophy with a 3-1 victory. This rivalry is propped up healthily by the regular transfer of Getafe players (and coach Quique Sánchez Flores) to Valencia.

European Cups History

UEFA Cup/Europa League:

Season Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2007–08 Play-off FC Twente 1-0 2-3 3-3
Group Tottenham 2-1
Template:Country data ISR Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. 1-2
Aalborg 2-1
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht 2-1
1/16 AEK 3-0 1-1 4-1
1/8 Benfica 1-0 2-1 3-1
1/4 FC Bayern Munich 3-3 1-1 4-4
2010–11 Play-off APOEL 1-0 1-1 2-1

Achievements

Runners-up (2): 2006-2007, 2007-2008
  • Segunda División B - Group 1
Winners: 1998-1999

Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1983/84 2R 1 ---- --62 Did not enter Promoted
1984/85 1R 1 ---- --59 Did not enter Promoted
1985/86 RP 1 ---- --56 Did not enter Promoted
1986/87 3 6 38171011 634544 Did not enter Promoted
1987/88 2B 3 3818119 714147 Fourth Round
1988/89 2B 6 38161111 523643 First Round
1989/90 2B 2 3818155 543051 Did not enter
1990/91 2B 4 3816139 452445 Fourth Round Lost promotion playoffs
1991/92 2B 6 38171110 563545 Fifth Round
1992/93 2B 4 3815176 422847 Third Round Lost promotion playoffs
1993/94 2B 2 3817165 533150 Fourth Round Promoted through playoffs
1994/95 2A 18 3852013 264230 Third Round Relegation reversed due to league expansion
1995/96 2A 19 3871120 305232 Second Round Relegated
1996/97 2B 16 3812917 445445 First Round Won relegation playoff
1997/98 2B 7 3817615 454057 Did not enter
1998/99 2B 1 382198 502372 Did not enter Promoted
1999/00 2A 19 4213920 395148 Second Round
2000/01 2A 21 4281123 426535 First Round Relegated
2001/02 2B 5 38171011 483761 First Round Promoted through playoffs
2002/03 2A 11 42131415 525553 Second Round
2003/04 2A 2 4220166 553876 First Round Promoted
2004/05 1A 13 38121115 384647 Last 16
2005/06 1A 9 3815914 544954 Last 16
2006/07 1A 9 38141014 393352 Final Qualified for 2007-08 UEFA Cup
2007/08 1A 14 38121115 444847 Final UEFA Cup Quarter-Finals
2008/09 1A 17 38101216 505642 Last 16

2R=Segunda Regional
1R=Primera Regional
RP=Regional Preferente

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1983/84 2 Regional 1st
1984/85 1 Regional 1st
1985/86 Preferente 1st
1986/87 6th
1987/88 2ªB 3rd
1988/89 2ªB 6th
1989/90 2ªB 2nd
1990/91 2ªB 4th
1991/92 2ªB 6th
1992/93 2ªB 4th
1993/94 2ªB 2nd
1994/95 18th
1995/96 19th
1996/97 2ªB 16th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 2ªB 7th
1998/99 2ªB 1st
1999/00 19th
2000/01 21st
2001/02 2ªB 5th
2002/03 11th
2003/04 2nd
2004/05 13th
2005/06 9th
2006/07 9th
2007/08 14th
2008/09 17th
2009/10 6th
2010/11

  • 1 Participation in UEFA Cup
  • 7 seasons in La Liga
  • 6 seasons in Segunda División
  • 11 seasons in Segunda División B
  • 1 seasons in Tercera División
  • 3 seasons in Categorías Regionales

Current squad

As of 26 January 2010.[29][30]

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 GK Oscar Ustari
2 DF Daniel Díaz
3 DF Mané
4 DF İbrahim Kaş
5 DF Mario Álvarez
6 MF Borja
7 FW Miku
8 MF Jaime Gavilán
9 FW Adrián Colunga
10 MF Juan Albín
11 MF Dani Parejo
13 GK Jordi Codina
No. Position Player
14 FW Manu del Moral
15 DF Rafael López
16 MF Pedro Ríos
17 DF Víctor Sánchez (on loan from Barcelona)
18 MF Derek Boateng
19 FW Javier Arizmendi
20 DF Pablo Pintos
21 MF Pedro Mosquera
22 MF Javier Casquero
23 DF Iván Marcano (on loan from Villarreal)
24 DF Miguel Torres

Reserve team

Staff & Board

  • Manager: Míchel
  • Assistant Manager: Juan Esnáider
  • Goalkeeper Coach: Juan Carlos Arévalo Aguilar
  • Trainer: Ángel López Pérez
  • President: Ángel Torres Sánchez
  • Vice President: Agustín Clemente Alonso

Stadium information

  • Name - Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
  • City - Getafe
  • Capacity - 18,000
  • Inauguration - 1998
  • Pitch size - 105 x 68 m
  • Other Facilities: - Ciudad Deportiva

Kit information

Getafe wear their traditional blue strip. Small strips of white and red also tend to be incorporated in their kit. Generally, their away strip is red, however this has changed in recent years. Their shirt manufacturer is Joma.

Previous sponsors

  • Opción (Centro de Ocio) (2004-05)
  • PSG (2005-06)
  • Grupo Galco (2006-09)
  • Burger King (2009-)

Presidents

  • Antonio de Miguel (1983-92)
  • Francisco Flores (1992-00)
  • Felipe González (2000-01)
  • Domingo Rebosio (2001)
  • Ángel Torres (2002-)

Players

Famous coaches

Notes and references

  1. ^ En 1945 se comenzaba a crear un histórico, Getafe history (Spanish)
  2. ^ Los primeros encuentros en el Campo del Regimiento de Artillería, Getafe history (Spanish)
  3. ^ En Tercera en Las Margaritas, Getafe history (Spanish)
  4. ^ a b El actual Getafe CF, Getafe history (Spanish)
  5. ^ Vuelve a resurgir a lo más alto, Getafe history (Spanish)
  6. ^ a b El estadio del Getafe CF, Getafe stadium (Spanish)
  7. ^ Un policía mata a tiros a Sebas, central del Getafe, El Mundo, August 27, 2001 (Spanish)
  8. ^ 2003/04 Spanish Second Division match reports
  9. ^ Spain – Regional Analysis
  10. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  11. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  12. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Transfers
  13. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Standings, Matchday 8 (Spanish)
  14. ^ 2005/06 Spanish Primera Final Table
  15. ^ Spain send for Pernia, Sky Sports, May 30, 2006
  16. ^ Pernia completes Atletico transfer, CNN, June 30, 2006
  17. ^ 2006/07 Spanish Primera Final Table
  18. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  19. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  20. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  21. ^ Schuster confirmed as new Real coach, The Guardian, July 9, 2007
  22. ^ Getafe appoint Laudrup as Schuster's replacement, Reuters, July 9, 2007
  23. ^ UEFA Cup Group G
  24. ^ ESPNsoccernet Match Report
  25. ^ Heartbreak for Getafe as Bayern fight back, FourFourTwo, 10 April 2008
  26. ^ Valencia win Copa del Rey, FIFA.com, 16 April 2008
  27. ^ El Coliseum se llenará por primera vez, El Mundo, April 8, 2008
  28. ^ "Con este campo el Getafe estaría entre los grandes", As, November 3, 2006
  29. ^ "Getafe C.F 08/09: Squad Getafe C.F.". www.getafecf.com. http://www.getafecf.com/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showPlayers&p=9&tid=155&Itemid=78. Retrieved 2009-04-06.  (Spanish)
  30. ^ "Transfers". Transfermarkt. http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/verein/3709/fc-getafe/transfers/alle.html. Retrieved 2009-04-06.  (English)

See also

External links

Official websites
Supporter clubs
General fansites

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