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Racing Ferrol
Full name Racing Club de Ferrol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Os Departamentais
Os Diaños Verdes (The Green Devils)
Founded 1917
Ground A Malata
(Capacity: 12,042)
Chairman Spain Isidro Silveira Cameselle
Manager Spain Luis Míguez Iglesias
League 2ªB - Group 1
2008–09 2ªB - Group 1, 7th
Home colours
Away colours

Racing Club de Ferrol, S.A.D. (founded in 1917) is a Spanish football team from the city of Ferrol, Galicia near the port of A Coruña, in north-western Spain.

The colours of the club have always been green shirts with white shorts, though during the early years of existence they used to have green and white shirts with vertical bands. Racing de Ferrol has played most of its existence in the Spanish second division, although they have descended to as low as the fourth level.



The history of football in Ferrol is associated to the shipbuilding yards, workshops, foundries and dry docks and the British technical advisors,[1][2][3] hired to work locally who used to play against existing teams. During the late 1800s and early 1900s there were different football teams organized in Ferrol, though only one of them has survived, and as a result of an amalgamation of some other previous teams.

Racing Ferrol Football Club traces its origins back to June 1919, when the final team as it stands today was finally established. These days they play in the Spanish Segunda División B.

In 2006-07, the club gained promotion to the second level in the playoffs, with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Alicante CF. In the season 2007-08 season they were again relegated to the third level.


Racing Ferrol Football Club 1919-1920.jpg

Current squad

As of November 2009.

No. Position Player
Spain GK Paco Pernas
Spain GK Antonio Reguero
Spain DF Manuel Castiñeiras
France DF Laurent de Palmas
Spain DF Diego Garrido
Portugal DF Ricardo Malafaia
Spain DF Jonathan Martín
Spain DF Iván Romero
Spain DF Jesús Sánchez
Spain MF Marcos Álvarez
Spain MF David Franch
No. Position Player
Spain MF Álvaro García
Spain MF Rubén García
Spain MF Daniel Quintana
Spain MF Juan Martínez
Spain MF Carlos Rodríguez
France MF Nicolas Sahnoun
Spain MF Curro Vacas
Spain MF Javi Vicente
France FW Rudy Carlier
Spain FW Antonio Matas


Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 1st
1930/31 3rd
1931/32 1st
1932/33 4th
1933/34 5th
1934/35 8th
1939/40 2nd
1940/41 4th
1941/42 3rd
1942/43 6th
1943/44 1st
1944/45 10th
1945/46 7th
1946/47 10th
1947/48 3rd
1948/49 14th
1949/50 12th
1950/51 8th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1951/52 3rd
1952/53 9th
1953/54 8th
1954/55 12th
1955/56 6th
1956/57 16th
1957/58 12th
1958/59 10th
1959/60 16th
1960/61 1st
1961/62 2nd
1962/63 1st
1963/64 3rd
1964/65 1st
1965/66 1st
1966/67 7th
1967/68 7th
1968/69 4th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1969/70 10th
1970/71 8th
1971/72 18th
1972/73 9th
1973/74 4th
1974/75 3rd
1975/76 9th
1976/77 6th
1977/78 2ªB 1st
1978/79 20th
1979/80 2ªB 16th
1980/81 2ªB 11th
1981/82 2ªB 17th
1982/83 2ªB 9th
1983/84 2ªB 20th
1984/85 3rd
1985/86 8th
1986/87 17th
1987/88 1st
1988/89 2ªB 13th
1989/90 2ªB 17th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 5th
1991/92 1st
1992/93 2ªB 12th
1993/94 2ªB 13th
1994/95 2ªB 1st
1995/96 2ªB 2nd
1996/97 2ªB 7th
1997/98 2ªB 5th
1998/99 2ªB 4th
1999/00 2ªB 3rd
2000/01 16th
2001/02 9th
2002/03 20th
2003/04 2ªB 2nd
2004/05 16th
2005/06 20th
2006/07 2ªB 3rd
2007/08 19th
2008/09 2ªB 7th
2009/10 2ªB

Statistics 2007-08

Segunda División Position Pts P W D L F A
Racing de Ferrol 19 50 42 12 14 16 46 51
  • Top Scorers:
    • Jonathan Pereira - 10 goals
    • Álvaro - 6 goals
    • Charpenet - 4 goals
  • Top Goalkeepers:
    • Piña - 51 goals In 41 matches


Estadio de la Malata holds 12,042 and was built in 1993. The pitch dimensions are 105 x 68 metres.

Racing have used three main stadiums over the years, starting with Campo de Futbol Inferniño, which was utilized until a move to Estadio Manuel Rivera in 1954 took place. This was an oval shaped enclosure with a single cantilever stand. In the 1970s, a cover was erected over the popular terrace.

In 1993 the metropolitan area of Ferrol built Estadio de la Malata to the west of the town, near the valley of Serantes. The total cost of the development was 1700 million pesetas. The first match there played was on 18 April 1993, in a 3-2 win over Atlético Madrid B. The official inauguration took place on 29 August, in a triangular tournament featuring the home side and neighbours Celta de Vigo and Deportivo La Coruña.

See also


  1. ^ "SPANISH NAVY: Huge Contract in British Hands" (1909) The Manchester Guardian, 1st February 1909, Page 12: Manchester <<... Vickers, Armstrong and Brown... it has been determined to put down a new shipyard at Ferrol in Spain... Mr A J Campbell... has been appointed manager of the Ferrol yard... Mr Peter Muir ... has been appointed assistant manager. A considerable number of expert shipbuilders have sign on to go to Spain... there is a reason to believe that employment will be found to some hundreds of British shipbuilders, engineers, electricians, and other tradesmen in the new Spanish yard for several years to come.>> (English)
  2. ^ "British Vice-Consulate at Ferrol": General Correspondence FO 63/1041. The National Archives - Official Web-site (English)
  3. ^ "British Vice-Consulate at Ferrol": General Correspondence FO 72/1689. The National Archives - Official Web-site (English)
  4. ^ Spain - List of Champions of Galicia

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