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Full name Unión Deportiva Melilla
Founded 1976
Ground Álvarez Claro,
(Capacity: 12,000)
Chairman Spain Francisco Molina Gálvez
Manager Spain Andrés García Tébar
League 2ªB - Group 4
2008-09 2ªB - Group 4, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

Union Deportiva Melilla is a Spanish football team based in Melilla, in the autonomous city of Melilla. Founded in 1943 and refounded in 1976, it currently plays in Segunda División B - Group 4, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal Álvarez Claro, with a 12,000-seat capacity.



Unión Deportiva Melilla was founded in 1943, disappearing 13 years later. It was refounded in 1976, first reaching Segunda División B in 1987, and remaining there for the subsequent decades.


Club background

  • Juventud Español(1940–1943)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1921–1943)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1943–1956)
  • Sociedad Deportiva Melilla(1971–1976)
  • Gimnástico de Melilla(1976–1980)
  • Unión Deportiva Melilla(1976–)

Other clubs from Melilla

  • Club Deportivo Real Melilla(1939–)
  • Club Deportivo Tesorillo(1944–1956)
  • Melilla Club de Fútbol(1956–1976)
  • Club de Fútbol Melilla Industrial(1968–1974)
  • Club de Fútbol Industrial Melilla(1975–1985)
  • Melilla Fútbol Club(1985–1991)

Current squad

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 Verdejo
2 Spain DF Mahaman
3 Spain DF Moha
4 Spain DF Igor Cuesta
5 Spain DF Marcos Suárez
6 Spain MF Migui
7 Spain MF Currás
8 Spain MF Álex Fernández
9 Spain FW Chota
10 Spain MF Conget
No. Position Player
11 Spain FW Acorán
12 Spain MF Marito
13 Spain GK Dorronsoro
14 Spain FW Rufino
15 Spain DF Rubén López
19 Spain FW Andrés Ramos
20 Spain MF Zúñiga
21 Spain MF Sufián
22 Spain DF Carrión


Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 16th
1977/78 4th
1978/79 2nd
1979/80 10th
1980/81 3rd
1981/82 8th
1982/83 4th
1983/84 10th
1984/85 3rd
1985/86 8th
1986/87 3rd
1987/88 2ªB 7th
1988/89 2ªB 15th
1989/90 2ªB 2nd
1990/91 2ªB 6th
1991/92 2ªB 14th
1992/93 2ªB 15th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1993/94 2ªB 15th
1994/95 2ªB 12th
1995/96 2ªB 12th
1996/97 2ªB 11th
1997/98 2ªB 5th
1998/99 2ªB 1st
1999/00 2ªB 9th
2000/01 2ªB 8th
2001/02 2ªB 16th
2002/03 2ªB 14th
2003/04 2ªB 7th
2004/05 2ªB 8th
2005/06 2ªB 8th
2006/07 2ªB 9th
2007/08 2ªB 7th
2008/09 2ªB 6th
2009/10 2ªB

Famous players

see also Cat:UD Melilla footballers

Famous managers

External links


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