- Málaga CF
Málaga Full name Málaga Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. Nickname(s) Los Boquerones (The Anchovies) Founded 1948 (as Club Atlético Malagueño) Ground La Rosaleda,
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
President Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani Manager Manuel Pellegrini League La Liga 2010–11 La Liga, 11th Website Club home pageHome coloursAway coloursThird colours Current season
Málaga CF is generally seen as the successor to CD Málaga, one of the most historical Andalusian football clubs, by being a near-identical looking football club that even shares the same fan base and traditions, although in legal terms it's a different entity with a separate register and another founding date, that of its former reserve team, Atlético Malagueño. As such, after the 20 seasons in La Liga, 29 in Segunda División, and nine in Tercera División played by the now defunct CD Málaga, the current Málaga CF has played nine seasons in La Liga three in Segunda División, three in Segunda División B and one in Tercera División. They also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002 and qualified for the following season's UEFA Cup, reaching the quarter-final stages.
In 2006 Lorenzo Sanz, a former Real Madrid president, purchased a 97% holding in the club and then appointed his son Fernando Sanz, the former captain of the team, as club president. The club was again sold in June 2010, as Qatari investor, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani, bought the club from Sanz.
Málaga participated in the Peace Cup 2009, held in Andalucia, with Sevilla, Huelva, Jerez and Málaga the host venues. Málaga were drawn against English team Aston Villa and the Mexicans Atlante. Málaga beat Aston Villa but lost to Atlante and finished bottom of their group.
Note: All related to former CD Málaga, here CD Málaga. Nowadays, Málaga CF do not have an official relationship with CD Málaga.
- 1 History
- 2 Affiliated clubs
- 3 Andalusia Derby
- 4 Honours
- 5 Shirt sponsor
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Personnel
- 8 Seasons
- 9 Stadium information
- 10 Selected former players
- 11 Selected former coaches
- 12 See also
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Club replacement in 1992
CD Málaga had a reserve club, founded on May 25 1948 when CD Málaga took over a junior club, CD Santo Tomás, with the purpose of establishing a reserve team. The club was renamed Club Atlético Malagueño, reviving the name of one of the two clubs that had merged to form CD Málaga in 1933.
During the 1959-60 season, CA Malagueño and CD Málaga found themselves together in the third level. As a reserve team, the former should have been relegated. To avoid this, they separated from their parent club and registered as an independent club with the Royal Spanish Football Federation.
In 1992, when CD Málaga dissolved after financial difficulties, CA Malagueño continued playing. The 1992-93 season saw them playing in Tercera Division Group 9. After a successful campaign, the club was promoted to Segunda División B. However, the following season the club was relegated again and, facing financial difficulties, were in danger of folding. On December 19, 1993, in a referendum, the club’s members voted in favour of changing names and, on June 29, 1994 CA Malagueño changed their name to Málaga Club de Fútbol S.A.D., becoming an official successor to what was previously called Club Deportivo Málaga.
Rise to prominence in the early 2000's
In the early 2000s Málaga, were a club rich in youth and top quality players, and boasted a more modern and developed stadium. Although they never pushed for a Champions League place, Málaga were always successful under the hugely popular Joaquín Peiró.
They made a solitary appearance in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002, clinching their only official trophy by beating Gent, Willem II and an improving Villarreal CF. Málaga's run in the UEFA Cup wa something of an overachievement, and ended in a defeat on penalties in the quarter-finals to Boavista FC, after beating FK Željezničar Sarajevo, (who had been eliminated from the Champions League by Newcastle United), Amica Wronki, Leeds United (after a 2-1 win at Elland Road, courtesy of 2 Julio Dely Valdés goals) and AEK Athens.
After Peiró's retirement, a mass exodus slowly started. Dario Silva, Kiki Musampa, Dely Valdés and Pedro Contreras all left the club. Juande Ramos took over as coach and oversaw a 5-1 home thrashing of FC Barcelona, the club's biggest victory against the Catalan giants, with a hat-trick from loanee Salva Ballesta (who would end up missing out on the Pichichi Trophy by just 2 goals). However, Ramos left for Sevilla FC and Gregorio Manzano took charge.
Slow decline and financial issues
Although steering Málaga to their second consecutive 10th-placed finish, Manzano could not prevent a lacklustre side from being relegated, and they finished bottom of the league with a paltry 24 points to their name.
Malaga began the new second division season well. However, their form dipped dramatically and for two of the remaining six weeks were in the relegation zone. Málaga managed to address this situation and survived their first Segunda season.
The 2007–08 Segunda División also began impressively, with seven straight victories. Málaga seemed to be on track for promotion but, after another slump in form, they were overtaken as leaders by CD Numancia. They needed victory in their final game, at home to CD Tenerife, to guarantee promotion. Two goals from Antonio Hidalgo secured a 2-1 triumph and Málaga returned to the top flight as runners-up.
The arrival of Sheikh Al Thani
A member of the Qatari Royal Family, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nassar Al-Thani purchased the club for a reported 36 million euros on June 11, 2010. Sheikh Al-Thani became president of the club on July 28.Jesualdo Ferreira was brought in as coach but was sacked after a series of bad results. Chilean Manuel Pellegrini, who had previously been in charge of Villarreal and Real Madrid, took the reins while the club was in the relegation zone. He oversaw a revival thanks to five consecutive wins later in the season, a historic first for the club. With several new signings, which included Enzo Maresca, Martín Demichelis, and Júlio Baptista, the club managed to finish in 11th place.
Manuel Pellegrini "Era"
Manuel Pellegrini was given a contract extension of 3 years to coach at Málaga, mainly due to saving them from relegation. In the new season he released 11 players and reinforced the team with quality veteran players, such as Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy and Joris Mathijsen, good enough to compete for a European place in La Liga.
The following clubs are currently affiliated with Málaga CF:
- UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1
- Segunda División:
- Winners 1998–99: 1
- Runners-Up 2007–08: 1
- Segunda División B: Group IV
- Winners 1997-98: 1
- Trofeo Costa del Sol: 4
- 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
Honours CD Málaga
- Ricardo Zamora Trophy: 1
- 1971–72 (Deusto)
- Segunda División
- Winners 1987–88: 1
- Runners-Up 1948–49, 1969–70, 1978–79: 3
- Segunda División Group 2
- Winners 1951–52, 1966–67: 2
- Runners-Up 1961–62, 1964–65: 2
- Trofeo Costa del Sol: 3
- 1963, 1971, 1974
Note: CD Málaga material trophies and belongings are now possession of Málaga CF, placed in its display cabinet
Trofeo Costa del Sol
Between 1961 and 1983 the club organised its own summer tournament, the Trofeo Costa del Sol. The former CD Málaga won this competition themselves on three occasions, beating Real Madrid, Red Star Belgrade and Derby County in the finals. After a long time of inactivity from 1983 onwards, the competition was revived in 2003. Since then, the current Málaga CF has won the competition on three occasions, beating Newcastle United F.C., Real Betis Balompie and Parma FC in the finals. The six trophies are currently placed together in Málaga CF display cabinet.
On 27 August 2009, Málaga CF announced that they had signed a three year sponsorship agreement with gambling company William Hill, where the William Hill brand will be displayed on the front of the Málaga CF shirts. The contract however ended already in 17th September 2010 as the new Málaga ownership didn't want to continue with a company dealing with gambling as it was against his religion. Málaga made a sponsorship agreement with UNESCO on June 2011.
As of 3 September 2011
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 Rubén Martínez 2 DF Jesús Gámez (captain) 3 DF Weligton (vice-captain) 4 DF Kris Stadsgaard 5 DF Martín Demichelis 6 MF Ignacio Camacho 7 MF Joaquín Sánchez 8 MF Jérémy Toulalan 9 FW Ruud van Nistelrooy 10 MF Apoño 11 FW Sebastián Fernández 12 MF Santi Cazorla 13 GK Willy Caballero 14 DF Joris Mathijsen 15 DF Nacho Monreal No. Position Player 16 MF Enzo Maresca 17 MF Duda (3rd captain) 18 DF Eliseu 19 MF Júlio Baptista 20 MF Diego Buonanotte 21 DF Sergio Sánchez 22 MF Isco 23 FW Salomón Rondón 24 FW Edinho 25 DF Hélder Rosário 26 FW Juanmi Jiménez 27 MF Francisco Portillo 28 MF Recio — DF Javier Malagueño
Out on loan
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 — DF Iván González (at Real Madrid Castilla) — MF Javi López (at Real Jaén) No. Position Player — MF Sandro Silva (at Internacional) — MF Xavi Torres (at Levante)
Current technical staff
- See also Category:Málaga CF managers
Position Staff Head Coach Manuel Pellegrini Assistant Coach Rubén Cousillas Sporting Director Fernando Hierro Fitness Trainer José Cabello Rodríguez Goalkeeper Coach Xabi Mancisidor Technical Assistant Vicente Valcarce
Last updated: 13 July 2011
Source: Málaga CF
Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Spanish Cup Europe Notes 1999-00 1D 12 38 11 15 12 55 50 48 2nd Round 2000-01 1D 8 38 16 8 14 60 61 56 2nd Round 2001-02 1D 10 38 13 14 11 44 44 53 Round of 32 2002-03 1D 14 38 11 13 14 44 49 46 Round of 32 UC quarter-final 2003-04 1D 10 38 15 6 17 50 55 51 Round of 16 2004-05 1D 10 38 15 6 17 40 48 51 Round of 32 2005-06 1D 20 38 5 9 24 36 68 24 3rd Round relegated 2006-07 2D 15 42 14 13 15 49 50 55 Round of 16 2007-08 2D 2 42 20 12 10 58 42 72 Round of 32 promoted 2008-09 1D 8 38 15 10 13 55 59 55 Round of 32 2009-10 1D 17 38 7 16 15 42 48 37 Round of 16 2010-11 1D 11 38 13 7 18 54 68 46 Round of 16
Season to season (Former CD Málaga)
- As Fútbol Club Malagueño
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1929/30 3ª 2nd 1930/31 3ª 2nd 1931/32 3ª 3rd 1932/33 3ª 1st
- As Club Deportivo Malacitano
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1933/34 3ª 3rd 1934/35 2ª 5th 5th Round 1935/36 2ª 5th 3rd Round 1939/40 2ª 3rd 1st Round 1940/41 2ª 5th 3rd Round
- As Club Deportivo Málaga
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1941/42 2ª 4th Round of 32 1942/43 2ª 5th Round of 32 1943/44 3ª 1st 1944/45 3ª 2nd 1945/46 3ª 1st 1946/47 2ª 9th Round of 16 1947/48 2ª 4th 6th Round 1948/49 2ª 2nd 5th Round 1949/50 1ª 12th Round of 16 1950/51 1ª 13th 1951/52 2ª 1st Quarterfinals 1952/53 1ª 15th 1953/54 2ª 3rd 1954/55 1ª 16th 1955/56 2ª 11th 1956/57 2ª 5th 1957/58 2ª 14th 1958/59 2ª 15th 1st Round Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1959/60 3ª 1st 1960/61 2ª 12th 1st Round 1961/62 2ª 2nd Round of 16 1962/63 1ª 16th Quarterfinals 1963/64 2ª 9th Round of 32 1964/65 2ª 2nd 1st Round 1965/66 1ª 13th Round of 16 1966/67 2ª 1st Round of 32 1967/68 1ª 10th Round of 16 1968/69 1ª 14th Quarterfinals 1969/70 2ª 2nd Round of 32 1970/71 1ª 9th Quarterfinals 1971/72 1ª 7th 5th Round 1972/73 1ª 10th Semifinals 1973/74 1ª 7th 5th Round 1974/75 1ª 16th Round of 16 1975/76 2ª 3rd Round of 16 1976/77 1ª 18th 3rd Round Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1977/78 2ª 13th 3rd Round 1978/79 2ª 2nd 4rd Round 1979/80 1ª 18th 4rd Round 1980/81 2ª 6th 2nd Round 1981/82 2ª 3rd Round of 16 1982/83 1ª 10th 4th Round 1983/84 1ª 9th 4th Round 1984/85 1ª 16th 3rd Round 1985/86 2ª 11th 4rd Round 1986/87 2ª 6th 3rd Round 1987/88 2ª 1st 4th Round 1988/89 1ª 16th Round of 32 1989/90 1ª 17th Round of 16 1990/91 2ª 4th 5th Round 1991/92 2ª 18th 5th Round
Season to season (Current Málaga CF)
(From 1948 to 1994, Málaga CF was known as Club Atlético Malagueño)
- As Club Atlético Malagueño (as reserve team of CD Málaga)
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1948/49 Regional — 1949/50 Regional — 1950/51 3ª 12th 1951/52 3ª 14th 1952/53 3ª 16th 1953/54 3ª 15th 1954/55 3ª 7th 1955/56 3ª 11th 1956/57 3ª 12th 1957/58 3ª 7th 1958/59 3ª 5th 1959/60 3ª 6th 1960/61 3ª 7th 1961/62 3ª 4th 1962/63 3ª 2nd 1963/64 3ª 1st 1964/65 3ª 4th 1965/66 3ª 4th 1966/67 3ª 5th Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1967/68 3ª 8th 1968/69 3ª 12th 1969/70 Regional — 1970/71 3ª 13th 1st Round 1971/72 3ª 11th 3rd Round 1972/73 3ª 19th 1st Round 1973/74 Regional — 1974/75 Regional — 1975/76 Regional — 1976/77 Regional — 1977/78 3ª 14th 1978/79 3ª 12th 1st Round 1979/80 3ª 11th 2nd Round 1980/81 3ª 15th 1981/82 3ª 4th 1982/83 3ª 12th 1st Round 1983/84 3ª 6th 1984/85 3ª 4th 1st Round 1985/86 3ª 5th 1st Round Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1986/87 3ª 9th 2nd Round 1987/88 3ª 2nd 1988/89 3ª 3rd 1989/90 3ª 5th 1990/91 3ª 6th 1991/92 3ª 4th
- As Club Atlético Malagueño (as independent team)
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1992/93 3ª 1st 1st Round 1993/94 2ªB 18th 1st Round
- As Málaga Club de Fútbol
Season Division Place Copa del Rey 1994/95 3ª 1st 1st Round 1995/96 2ªB 5th 1st Round 1996/97 2ªB 5th 2nd Round 1997/98 2ªB 1st 1998/99 2ª 1st 3rd Round 1999/00 1ª 12th 2nd Round 2000/01 1ª 8th 2nd Round 2001/02 1ª 10th Round of 32 2002/03 1ª 13th Round of 32 Season Division Place Copa del Rey 2003/04 1ª 10th Round of 16 2004/05 1ª 10th Round of 32 2005/06 1ª 20th 3rd Round 2006/07 2ª 15th Round of 16 2007/08 2ª 2nd Round of 32 2008/09 1ª 8th Round of 32 2009/10 1ª 17th Round of 16 2010/11 1ª 11th Round of 16 2011/12 1ª —
- As CD Málaga:
- 20 seasons in the La Liga
- 31 season in the Segunda División
- 9 season in the Tercera División
- As Málaga CF:
(as reserve team of CD Málaga)
(as independent team)
- 11 seasons in La Liga
- 3 seasons in Segunda División
- 4 seasons in Segunda División B
- 2 season in Tercera División
Selected former players
(This list includes players of CD Málaga and current Málaga CF)
see also Category:CD Málaga footballers
see also Category:Málaga CF footballers
Selected former coaches
(This list includes managers of CD Málaga and current Málaga CF)
- Luís Urquiri (1948–49)
- Ricardo Zamora (1949–51)
- Antonio Barrios (1951–52)
- Helenio Herrera (1952)
- Luís Casas Pasarín (1953–54)
- Sabino Barinaga (1961–63)
- Zárraga (1964), (1969)
- Domènec Balmanya (1964–65)
- Ernesto Pons Forn (1966–67)
- Otto Bumbel (1967-69)
- Jenő Kálmár (1970–72), (1978–80)
- Marcel Domingo (1972–74)
- Milorad Pavić (1975–77)
- Sebastian Viberti (1978–80) (unofficial, Jenő Kálmár assisted and figured as official)
- Abdellah Ben Barek (1980–81), (1990–91)
- Antonio Benítez (1981–85), (1985–87), (1988–90), (1994–95)
- Ladislao Kubala (1987–88)
- Luis Costa (1988)
- Joaquín Peiró (1998–03)
- Juande Ramos (2003–04)
- Gregorio Manzano (2004–05)
- Antonio Tapia (2005–06), (2008–09)
- Marcos Alonso (2006)
- Juan Muñiz (2006–08), (2009–10)
- Jesualdo Ferreira (2010)
- Manuel Pellegrini (2010-)
see also Category:CD Málaga managers
see also Category:Málaga CF managers
- ^ Qatari Sheikh Al-Thani buys Malaga. Four Four Two magazine 26 June, 2010. Retrieved 22 August, 2011. Retrieved
- ^ How many top European clubs are now owned or sponsored by Qatar? Socqer.com. Retrieved 22 August, 2011.
- ^ "Real Jaén C.F y Málaga C.F. estrechan sus lazos" (in Spanish). realjaen.com. http://www.realjaen.com/index.php/noticias/6-real-jaen-cf-y-malaga-cf-estrechan-sus-lazos.
- ^ "Málaga C.F. y Córdoba C.F. abren un marco de colaboración" (in Spanish). malagacf.com. http://www.malagacf.com/es/noticia/actualidad/malaga-cf-cordoba-cf-abren-marco-colaboracion/131/46181.
- ^ "Malaga sign William Hill sponsor deal". footballshirtculture.com. http://www.footballshirtculture.com/200908272652/sponsorship/malaga-william-hill-sponsor-deal.html. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
- Official website (Spanish)
- Málaga at La Liga (Spanish) (English)
- Futbolme team profile (Spanish)
- International supporters' site (English)
- History of Football in Málaga (Spanish)
- Foro Malaguistas (Spanish)
- Unofficial website
- Trofeo Costa del Sol (Spanish)
- Trofeo Ciudad de Torcal (Spanish)
- Fan's Blog
- The on-line trading cards collection of Málaga C.F!
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