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Full name Granada Club de Fútbol
Founded 14 April 1931
Ground Nuevo Los Cármenes,
Granada, Granada (province), Spain
(Capacity: 16,200)
Chairman Spain Quique Pina
Manager Spain Miguel Angel Alvarez-Tomé
League 2ªB - Group 4
2008-09 2ªB - Group 4, 10th
Home colours
Away colours

Granada Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football team based in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1931, it currently plays in Group 4 of the Segunda División B, holding home matches at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, with a capacity of 16,200.



Granada Club de Fútbol was founded on 14 April 1931, originally as Recreativo de Granada; the first president was Julio López Fernández.

The first football match was played against Deportivo Jaén, with a 2-1 victory. The first goal in the match, and in the club's history, was scored by Antonio Bombillar. In the 1931-1932 season, the club won the Tercera Regional - Región Sur championship.

After several promotions, in 1941-42 the club made its first division debuts. From here until the 80s, it alternated between the first and second levels, with its golden age coming during the 70s, with eight top flight seasons, which included a career-best two sixth league places (1971-72, 1973-74).

In 1959 it obtained its greatest sports landmark, being the runner-up of Copa del Generalísimo (now King's Cup). In the final match, played in Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, the team lost to FC Barcelona 4-1.

In the 1980s, Granada had some brief appearances in the second division, but it spent most of the seasons in Segunda División B, dropping another level in 2002-03, due to the non-payment to its players, with the passivity of the local authorities and local businessmen. After five seasons in the third division, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz, along with son Francisco, arrived at the club. With their help, the Andalusia side is again promoted again to the third category, and established the bases of its future: to be a professional club, with healthy finances, planning a return to the first division.

In 2007-08, Granada played in Group IV of the third level. Two years later, in July 2009, the club signed a partnership agreement with Italian club Udinese Calcio.[1]

Major achievements


Domestic tournaments

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK José Juan
2 France DF Allan Nyom (on loan from Udinese)
3 Spain DF Rubén Párraga
3 Spain DF Coke
5 Spain DF Diego Mainz (on loan from Udinese)
6 Spain MF Álvaro Cámara
7 Spain MF Javi Casares (on loan from Udinese)
8 Spain MF Jonathan
9 Spain FW Jesús Berrocal
10 Spain MF Rubén Torrecilla
11 Spain MF Dani Benítez (on loan from Udinese)
13 Spain GK Raúl
No. Position Player
14 Spain DF Iván Amaya (on loan from Udinese)
16 Nigeria FW Odion Ighalo (on loan from Udinese)
17 Spain MF Martín Ortega
18 Spain MF Manuel Lucena
19 United Arab Emirates FW Tariq (on loan from Udinese)
20 Spain MF Felipe Sanchón (on loan from Udinese)
21 Spain MF Óscar Pérez (on loan from Udinese)
22 Spain DF Javi García
23 Spain DF Seco
24 Spain FW Joselu
25 Spain GK Cañizares

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1933/34 1st
1934/35 7th
1935/36 6th
1939/40 2nd
1940/41 2nd
1941/42 10th
1942/43 12th
1943/44 8th
1944/45 12th
1945/46 4th
1946/47 7th
1947/48 7th
1948/49 3rd
1949/50 9th
1950/51 6th
1951/52 13th
1952/53 9th
1953/54 4th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1954/55 3rd
1955/56 8th
1956/57 1st
1957/58 13th
1958/59 13th
1959/60 12th
1960/61 16th
1961/62 3rd
1962/63 6th
1963/64 6th
1964/65 7th
1965/66 2nd
1966/67 14th
1967/68 1st
1968/69 8th
1969/70 12th
1970/71 10th
1971/72 6th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1972/73 13th
1973/74 6th
1974/75 15th
1975/76 17th
1976/77 10th
1977/78 9th
1978/79 6th
1979/80 13th
1980/81 17th
1981/82 2ªB 10th
1982/83 2ªB 1st
1983/84 8th
1984/85 18th
1985/86 2ªB 7th
1986/87 2ªB 3rd
1987/88 19th
1988/89 2ªB 16th
1989/90 2ªB 4th
1990/91 2ªB 5th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1991/92 2ªB 9th
1992/93 2ªB 3rd
1993/94 2ªB 6th
1994/95 2ªB 13th
1995/96 2ªB 2nd
1996/97 2ªB 6th
1997/98 2ªB 4th
1998/99 2ªB 6th
1999/00 2ªB 1st
2000/01 2ªB 5th
2001/02 2ªB 10th
2002/03 4th
2003/04 1st
2004/05 5th
2005/06 1st
2006/07 2ªB 13th
2007/08 2ªB 5th
2008/09 2ªB 10th
2009/10 2ªB


Upon its foundation, club colours were a shirt with blue and white vertical stripes and white shorts.

At the end of the 1970s, the club changed the vertical to horizontal stripes to cheer the supporters. Since then, several changes (between horizontal and vertical) took place until 2004-2005, when in a member assembly it was decided to use horizontal stripes definitively.


After its foundation the team played its local matches at Campo de Las Tablas, inaugurated on 20 December 1931. The existence of this field ground is short because, on 23 December 1934, a new stadium was opened: Estadio Los Cármenes. The club plays its local matches in this stadium until 1995 when a new facility, named Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, takes its place. It was inaugurated on 16 May 1995, with a capacity of 16.212 seats.

  • Dimensions: 105x68 meters.
  • Address: C/ Pintor Manuel Maldonado s/n.
  • Inauguration date: 16 May 1995, with the match Real Madrid-Bayer Leverkusen (1-0).
  • First Granada CF match: 22 August 1995. Granada CF-Real Betis (4-1) [XXIII Granada Trophy].

Famous players

see also Cat:Granada CF footballers

Famous coaches

Main category: Cat:Granada CF managers

Club information

  • Official Web:
  • Global budget: about 1.800.000 €.
  • First team budget: about 1.200.000 €.
  • Associates number: Not determined.


1- The top scorer of all categories was Jose María Romero Corral with the age of 14 years (2002-2003 season) which fit between cup and league 116 goals, besides being recognized as the best player in his category

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