|Full name||Getafe Club de Fútbol S.A.D.|
|Nickname(s)||Azulones (The Deep Blues), El Geta|
|Founded||24 February 1946; 69 years ago
refounded 8 July 1983; 31 years ago
|Ground||Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Getafe, Spain|
|Owner||Ángel Torres Sánchez|
|Chairman||Ángel Torres Sánchez|
|2014–15||La Liga, 15th|
|Website||Club home page|
Getafe Club de Fútbol (Spanish pronunciation: [xeˈtafe ˈkluβ ðe ˈfuðβol]), or simply Getafe CF, is a Spanish professional football club contesting in La Liga. The club is based in Getafe, a city in the Madrid metropolitan area. Getafe was founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadium
- 3 Supporters
- 4 Rivalries
- 5 European cups history
- 6 Achievements
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Staff and board
- 9 Stadium information
- 10 Kit information
- 11 Presidents
- 12 Players
- 13 Famous coaches
- 14 Notes and references
- 15 See also
- 16 External links
The Getafe Foot-ball Club was founded in 1924, only playing in lower divisions from 1928 to 1932. After the Spanish Civil War, in 1945, five Getafe locals, Enrique Condes García, Aurelio Miranda Olavaria, Antonio Corridor Lozano, Manuel Serrano Vergara and Miguel Cubero Francés, while meeting at the "La Marquesina" bar, decided to form a local team. Officially founded on February 24, 1946, the club was named Club Getafe Deportivo.
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.
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 won a 3–1 victory over Michelín. The team survived in the third level that season, and six years later gained their first promotion to 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 traveling 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.
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. 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.
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.
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, 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 . With this promotion, Getafe had ascended the whole Spanish football pyramid, achieving this feat in only twenty years.
The club started 2004–05 poorly, lying at the bottom of the table. Home wins over Espanyol, Athletic Bilbao, Valencia and Real Madrid, followed by a sole away win of the season over Athletic Bilbao, 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. In Getafe's next season the club briefly topped the table before slipping to finish 9th. During the 2006 World Cup, Argentine-born Mariano Pernía became Getafe's first ever Spanish international, before moving to Atlético Madrid.
In 2006–07 Getafe again finished ninth in the league, 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 before producing a 4–0 rout in the second leg at the Coliseum. Getafe lost their first ever major final 1–0 to Sevilla in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 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, and Getafe appointed Michael Laudrup as his replacement. 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, setting up a tie against four-times European Cup winners Bayern Munich. Getafe drew the away leg 1–1, 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. 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.
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.
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.
Getafe president Ángel Torres 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. The failure of this bid and poor crowd averages 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.
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 Real 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.
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".
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
|2007–08||1R||Twente||1–0||2–3 (aet)||3–3 (a)|
|Hapoel Tel Aviv||1–2|
|QF||Bayern Munich||3–3 (aet)||1–1||4–4 (a)|
- Winners: 1998–99
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 38 17 10 11 63 45 44 Did not enter Promoted 1987/88 2B 3 38 18 11 9 71 41 47 Fourth Round 1988/89 2B 6 38 16 11 11 52 36 43 First Round 1989/90 2B 2 38 18 15 5 54 30 51 Did not enter 1990/91 2B 4 38 16 13 9 45 24 45 Fourth Round Lost promotion playoffs 1991/92 2B 6 38 17 11 10 56 35 45 Fifth Round 1992/93 2B 4 38 15 17 6 42 28 47 Third Round Lost promotion playoffs 1993/94 2B 2 38 17 16 5 53 31 50 Fourth Round Promoted through playoffs 1994/95 2A 18 38 5 20 13 26 42 30 Third Round Relegation reversed due to league expansion 1995/96 2A 19 38 7 11 20 30 52 32 Second Round Relegated 1996/97 2B 16 38 12 9 17 44 54 45 First Round Won relegation playoff 1997/98 2B 7 38 17 6 15 45 40 57 Did not enter 1998/99 2B 1 38 21 9 8 50 23 72 Did not enter Promoted 1999/00 2A 19 42 13 9 20 39 51 48 Second Round 2000/01 2A 21 42 8 11 23 42 65 35 First Round Relegated 2001/02 2B 5 38 17 10 11 48 37 61 First Round Promoted through playoffs 2002/03 2A 11 42 13 14 15 52 55 53 Second Round 2003/04 2A 2 42 20 16 6 55 38 76 First Round Promoted 2004/05 1A 13 38 12 11 15 38 46 47 Last 16 2005/06 1A 9 38 15 9 14 54 49 54 Last 16 2006/07 1A 9 38 14 10 14 39 33 52 Final Qualified for 2007–08 UEFA Cup 2007/08 1A 14 38 12 11 15 44 48 47 Final UEFA Cup Quarter-Finals 2008/09 1A 17 38 10 12 16 50 56 42 Last 16 2009/10 1A 6 38 17 7 14 58 48 58 Semi-Finals Qualified for 2010–11 Europa League 2010/11 1A 16 38 12 8 18 49 60 44 Round of 16 2011/12 1A 11 38 12 11 15 40 51 47 Round of 32
Season to season
- 2 Participations in UEFA Cup
- 12 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
- As of 31 August 2015
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Staff and board
- Manager: Fran Escribá
- Assistant Manager: Javier Casquero
- Goalkeeper Coach: Emilio López
- Fitness Coach: Oscar García Hermo
- President: Ángel Torres Sánchez
- Vice President: Agustín Clemente Alonso
- Name – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez
- City – Getafe
- Capacity – 18,000
- Inauguration – 1998
- Pitch size – 105 x 68 m
- Other Facilities: – Ciudad Deportiva
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.
- Opción (Centro de Ocio) (2004–05)
- PSG (2005–06)
- Grupo Galco (2006–09)
- Burger King (2009–2012)
- Confremar (2012–2014)
- Tecnocasa (2014– )
- Antonio de Miguel (1983–92)
- Francisco Flores (1992-00)
- Felipe González (2000–01)
- Domingo Rebosio (2001)
- Ángel Torres (2002– )
This section possibly contains original research. (March 2010)
Notes and references
- En 1945 se comenzaba a crear un histórico, Getafe history (Spanish)
- Los primeros encuentros en el Campo del Regimiento de Artillería, Getafe history (Spanish)
- En Tercera en Las Margaritas, Getafe history (Spanish)
- El actual Getafe CF, Getafe history (Spanish)
- Vuelve a resurgir a lo más alto, Getafe history (Spanish)
- El estadio del Getafe CF, Getafe stadium (Spanish)
- Un policía mata a tiros a Sebas, central del Getafe, El Mundo, August 27, 2001 (Spanish)
- 2003/04 Spanish Second Division match reports
- Spain – Regional Analysis
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- 2005/06 Spanish Primera Transfers
- 2005/06 Spanish Primera Standings, Matchday 8 (Spanish)
- 2005/06 Spanish Primera Final Table
- Spain send for Pernia, Sky Sports, May 30, 2006
- Pernia completes Atletico transfer, CNN, June 30, 2006
- 2006/07 Spanish Primera Final Table
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- Schuster confirmed as new Real coach, The Guardian, July 9, 2007
- Getafe appoint Laudrup as Schuster's replacement, Reuters, July 9, 2007
- UEFA Cup Group G
- ESPNsoccernet Match Report
- Heartbreak for Getafe as Bayern fight back, FourFourTwo, April 10, 2008
- Valencia win Copa del Rey, FIFA.com, April 16, 2008
- El Coliseum se llenará por primera vez, El Mundo, April 8, 2008
- "Con este campo el Getafe estaría entre los grandes", As, November 3, 2006
- "Primer equipo" (in Spanish). Getafe CF. Retrieved 31 January 2014. Unknown parameter
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- Official websites