Deportivo de La Coruña

Deportivo La Coruña
Full name Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Branquiazuis (The Blues and Whites)
Deportivo / Dépor
Turcos (The Turks)
Super Depor
Founded 2 March 1906 (1906-03-02)
Ground Riazor
Ground Capacity 34,600
Chairman Tino Fernández
Manager Gaizka Garitano
League La Liga
2015–16 La Liga, 15th
Website Club home page

Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈal ˈkluβ ðepoɾˈtiβo ðe la koˈɾuɲa];[1] English: Royal Sporting Club of La Coruña) is a professional football club based in the city of A Coruña (known in Spanish as La Coruña), Galicia, Spain.

Founded in 1906, Deportivo has won the league title once, in the 1999–00 season, and finished as runner-up on five occasions. The club has also won the Spanish Cup twice (1994–95 and 2001–02) and has also won three Spanish Super Cups. The Blue-and-Whites have been a regular in top positions in La Liga in the last 20 years, finishing in the top half of the table in 16 out of 19 seasons. As a result, the club has been a regular participant in European competitions, playing in the UEFA Champions League five seasons in a row, reaching the quarterfinals twice and reaching the semi-finals in 2003–04.

Deportivo have played their home games at the 34,600-capacity Riazor since 1944, when the stadium was built. Their traditional home kit consists of blue and white striped shirts with blue shorts and socks. The club has a long-standing rivalry with national opponents Celta de Vigo, and matches between the two sides are known as the Galician derby.


Foundation and first steps

Deportivo was founded in 1906.

In 1902, José María Abalo, a youngster who had returned to his hometown after studying in England, introduced football to A Coruña. The game gained rapid popularity and several teams were formed on an informal basis.

In December 1906, members of Sala Calvet gymnasium formed Deportivo de La Coruña, naming Luis Cornide as the first president. In May 1907, Alfonso XIII of Spain granted the club the "Real" ("royal") denomination. Depor started playing at Corral de la Gaiteira ("Piper's Yard"), but soon moved to Old Riazor, a new ground near the Riazor beach.

The team played friendly matches regularly and competed in local leagues, but failed to achieve success in the Copa del Rey in its early years.

In 1920, the Olympics in Antwerp saw the debut of the Spanish national team. A good run for the Spanish side increased football's popularity, and as a result many teams gained professional status, and a league competition was formed and planned for the 1928–29 season.

1928–1948: Segunda División and the top flight

In 1928, Depor failed to qualify for the first ever Primera División, instead competing in the Segunda División, where it finished eighth out of ten. The team kept battling over the next few years in a division that was soon to undergo many structural and geographical changes. In 1932, in the Cup, Depor defeated Real Madrid, which had gone unbeaten through the entire season in the league.

In 1936, the Spanish Civil War broke out, forcing the abandonment of all official competitions until the 1939–40 season. That year, The Herculeans qualified for the promotion stage. The final game was against archrivals Celta de Vigo, who were fighting to avoid relegation. Celta won 1–0 and remained in the top flight as Depor's hopes of promotion were denied. The following season, however, the club reached the promotion play-offs again, this time beating Murcia 2–1 to earn promotion to La Liga for the first time in the team's history.

The first season in the top flight saw the club finish fourth. However, the club declined in the next few seasons, finishing ninth, 12th and, in 1944–45, 14th, resulting in relegation. Instant promotion was achieved the following year, but Depor were relegated again at the end of the 1946–47 season. Nonetheless, the team gained instant promotion in 1947–48.

This decade saw Depor's entrance to the top flight, so the club decided to build a new ground, Riazor, which remains their home today. It was opened on 28 October 1944 with a league game against Valencia. In this era, the key player of the team was Juan Acuña, the club's goalkeeper. "Xanetas", as he was known by locals, earned four Zamora Trophies between 1942 and 1951, making him the second-most decorated keeper in the Spanish league.

1948–1957: The "Golden Decade"

The club ended the 1948–49 season in tenth place. The next season would see their first major achievement in the league—Depor finished as runners-up just one point behind Atlético Madrid under the management of Argentinian Alejandro Scopelli, who brought to the club a group of South American players such as Julio Corcuera, Oswaldo García, Rafael Franco and Dagoberto Moll, a group that made the team more competitive and able to remain top flight status for nine consecutive seasons until 1957. It was a great period for the club, as honoured managers like Helenio Herrera and players as Pahiño and local Luis Suárez (the only Spanish player to receive the Golden Ball honour) played at the Riazor.

1957–1973: "Yo-yo era"

After nine seasons of first-tier football in Spain, the team was relegated to the Segunda División in 1957 and stayed there for five seasons until 1962, when they were promoted into the top flight. This started a yo-yo era that led the club to be known as the "elevator team"—promotions were achieved in 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968 and 1971, yet subsequent relegations occurred during 1963, 1965, 1967, 1970 and 1973.

Depor had one of the best youth systems at the time in Spain, as youngsters including Amancio Amaro, Severino Reija, José Luis Veloso and Jaime Blanco began their careers at the Riazor, in the future to become regular fixtures on the Spanish national team. Still more, including Luis Suárez, went on to play for larger clubs in Spain and Europe. However, the difficult financial situation of the club led to the forced sales of these players, and the team could not consolidate themselves in the top flight. This "yo-yo era" ended with relegation from the Primera División in 1973.

1973–1988: Dark times

After being relegated in 1973, the team struggled in the Second División, failing to avoid another relegation and falling to the third tier (Tercera División) for the first time in their history. However, Depor gained instant promotion and established themselves in the second tier for the rest of the decade. In 1980, Depor were again relegated to the newly-created Segunda División B, the third tier, again for the second time in their history. Again, however, the drop was short-lived as the team gained promotion the following season. Notably, Depor were relegated and promoted along with arch-rivals Celta de Vigo, who played during the 1980–81 season the most attended games ever in Spain's third tier.

The club continued to play in the Second División, showing little chance of being promoted back to the top flight. In the 1987–88 season, Depor struggled and only avoided relegation after Vicente Celeiro scored a goal during added time against Racing de Santander in the last game of the season. This is often regarded as the end of club's dark times and the beginning of a new era.

During this period, the club was heavily affected by financial difficulties and internal troubles with managers being sacked almost every year. In the summer of 1988, an open and popular club assembly chose a new board of directors headed by Augusto César Lendoiro. Deportivo had a debt estimated at 600 million pesetas, had been out of the top flight for 15 years and lacked established structures at economic and sporting level.

1988–1999: Resurgence and "Super Depor"

Arsenio Iglesias, former player and manager, was again at the club by the time and in the 1988–89 season, Depor had a lengthy run in the Copa del Rey, though ultimately falling in the semi-finals to Real Valladolid. The year after, the team competed very well in the league and qualified for the promotion play-off, but expectations were denied again, this time by Tenerife. The 1990–91 season saw Depor finishing as runners-up, finally achieving promotion to La Liga after an 18-year absence. Additionally, the club's finances began to improve and social support increased, especially to youth groups.

The 1991–92 season, the team's first back in the top flight, saw Depor struggle, and they were forced to take part in the relegation play-off, beating Real Betis in a two-legged round. With Arsenio Iglesias in his fourth spell as manager and experienced players added to the side, including López Rekarte, Paco Liaño, Claudio Barragán, José Luis Ribera, Adolfo Aldana, Donato (most of them veterans being former players of great teams like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Atlético Madrid), along with promising younsters such as local player Fran and Brazilians Bebeto and Mauro Silva, upgraded the team's level.

The 1992–93 Deportivo squad experienced a resurgent season, placing in top positions all season and ultimately finishing third after champions Barcelona and runners-up Real Madrid, respectively, thus qualifying for Europe for the first time in their history. That year, the club also provided La Liga's Pichichi Trophy winner, Bebeto, and its Zamora Trophy winner, Paco Liaño. Additionally, Depor made a historic comeback against Real Madrid at Riazor, trailing 0–2 at half-time but winning the game 3–2 and starting a run of 18 seasons to Los Blancos without a win at A Coruña.

In 1993–94, Depor had another fantastic season, leading the table for the majority of the year and coming to the last matchday in first to face mid-table Valencia, knowing a win would ensure the first league title in club history. The game was very close, but near its end, Valencia's Serer conceded a penalty on Nando. Regular penalty-taker Donato had been substituted, so Serbian defender Miroslav Đukić took it, but Valencia keeper González caught the ball; Deportivo saw their possible league title denied. After the frustration passed, the fans nonetheless recognised the impressive season the club had: Paco Liaño earned his second Zamora Trophy after conceding just 18 goals in 38 games, and Depor made its debut in European competitions, beating Aalborg BK and Aston Villa but losing to Eintracht Frankfurt in the round of 16.

The 1994–95 season began with manager Arsenio Iglesias stating he would leave the club after the end of the year, though Depor made another great campaign finishing again as runners-up, this time to Real Madrid. That season's UEFA Cup led Deportivo to be beaten again by a German side, Borussia Dortmund, though nonetheless the season still hid a great surprise for the club. Depor made a fantastic run in Copa del Rey and reached the final for the first time club history, against Valencia. On 24 June 1995, in Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu, the final was levelled 1–1 when on 83rd minute referee García-Aranda suspended the game due to water collapsing the pitch after a strong storm. It was decided that the game would resume three days later. Seven minutes of magic for Depor, because a header from Alfredo Santaelena, gave the club their first ever major title.

2000: Deportivo wins the Spanish League and "El Centenariazo"

Principal titles.

1999–00: Managed by Javier Irureta, and with players like Noureddine Naybet, Diego Tristán, Djalminha, Fran, Roy Makaay and Mauro Silva, the team finally earned their first La Liga title, five points ahead of Barcelona and Valencia. With this title, A Coruña became the second-smallest Spanish city (with a population of roughly 250,000, behind San Sebastián (home of Real Sociedad), which has a population of roughly 180,000), to have ever won La Liga.

During the 12-season period lasting from 1992–93 to 2003–04, apart from winning the title in 1999–00, Deportivo ended the season four times in second place and another four times in third place, contesting the UEFA Champions League five years in a row and reaching the semi-finals once, in 2004, where they lost to eventual winners Porto.

On the 8 September 2001, Deportivo played its 1,000th game in La Liga. In 2002, they won the Copa del Rey for a second time with a superb 2–1 win against Real Madrid. This match is commonly known in Spain as the Centenariazo. Deportivo's illustrious opponents were expected to win the final comfortably as they were nicknamed the Galácticos and were among the strongest teams in Europe at the time. Additionally, the final was being played at their home ground, the Santiago Bernabéu.

Everything was prepared so that after the expected victory, Madrid could celebrate their 100th anniversary on the 100th anniversary of the Copa del Rey by lifting the trophy in front of their own fans. Real Madrid were indeed founded exactly 100 years to the day on 6 March 1902, though Deportivo spoiled the party with a 1–2 win with goals from Sergio and Diego Tristán.

2010: Decline

Deportivo played in UEFA Cup in the 2008–09 season

Deportivo's period in the top flight came to an end as they were relegated after finishing 18th in 2010–11. In July 2015, however, it was revealed that in the final round of matches for that season, Levante and Real Zaragoza were involved in a match-fixing scandal which ensured that the latter won 2–1 at the Estadi Ciutat de València and remained in the division at the expense of Deportivo, who lost 0–2 at home to Valencia.

In the 2011–12 season, Deportivo made an immediate return to the top flight, spending half of the season top of the league. Lassad Nouioui was the top scorer with 14 goals, Andrés Guardado the top assistant and Álex Bergantiños the only player to participate in all league matches. They amassed a Segunda División record haul of 91 points and finished in first position.

In the 2012–13 season, Deportivo finished 19th after a turbulent campaign under three different managers, and once again were relegated to the Segunda División. Deportivo, however, finished second in the 2013–14 season, guaranteeing promotion to the top-flight for the second time in three years. A less-than-impressive 2014–15 campaign back in the top division with a disjointed squad featured some very poor performances on the pitch under new manager Víctor Fernández, including a humiliating 2–8 reverse at home to Real Madrid. This was especially disappointing considering the impressive 18-match unbeaten home run between 1992–93 and 2010–11 at the Riazor against Madrid, a feat which no other team has managed to achieve in the history of Spanish football. Deportivo ultimately finished the season in 16th place and avoided relegation after appointing former player Víctor Sánchez as manager for the remaining eight matches of the season, on 9 April 2015.

2015–present: New Depor

With Víctor Sánchez as new manager, Deportivo made changes for the new season. With the addition of new players Alejandro Arribas, Fernando Navarro, Pedro Mosquera and Fayçal Fajr, Deportivo began the season with a 0–0 draw against Real Sociedad and at ninth position of the league table. On 28 November 2015, with a 2–0 victory against Las Palmas, Deportivo was in fifth place after an impressive start. However after a disastrous second half of the season which was precipitated by a 0–3 home defeat to lowly Llagostera in the Copa del Rey, Deportivo only won 2 matches out of the next 22 and only secured their permanence in the penultimate game of the season. The manager was sacked on the 29th May 2016 after several incidents of player unrest within the squad.


Deportivo's official badge depicts a knight's belt encircling the original banner of Sala Calvet Gymnasium. The crown in the centre represents the club's Royal patronage and the diagonal blue stripe its identity as a Galician club (see Galician flag). Deportivo have always played in their famous blue and white stripes, but it was not until 1912 that the club made these colours official for matches. Deportivo continues to wear blue and white striped shirts with blue shorts and socks, yet their second and third kits change annually according to commercial interests. Their current shirt sponsors are Estrella Galicia, with Lotto manufacturing the kits. In 2015, Deportivo and Estrella Galicia extended their sponsorship throughout the 2015–16 La Liga season with an option of another year.[2]

Years Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Brand Company
1990–92 Rox Leyma Leite Rio, S.L.
1992–97 Umbro Feiraco Feiraco Sociedad Cooperativa Galega
1997–00 Adidas
2000–01 Dreamcast Sega Europe Ltd
2001–07 Joma Fadesa Fadesa Inmobiliaria, S.A.
2007–08 Canterbury of New Zealand
2008–09 Estrella Galicia Hijos de Rivera, S.A.U.
2009– Lotto Estrella Galicia 0,0

Stadium information

Panoramic view of the stadium


Current squad

As of 9 sept 2016[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Germán Lux
2 Spain DF Juanfran (on loan from Watford)
3 Spain DF Fernando Navarro
4 Spain MF Álex Bergantiños
5 Spain MF Pedro Mosquera
6 Spain DF Raúl Albentosa
7 Spain FW Joselu (on loan from Stoke City)
8 Turkey MF Emre Çolak
9 Colombia FW Marlos Moreno (on loan from Manchester City)
10 Romania FW Florin Andone
11 Spain MF Carles Gil (on loan from Aston Villa)
12 Brazil DF Sidnei
No. Position Player
13 Poland GK Przemysław Tytoń
14 Spain DF Alejandro Arribas
15 Spain DF Laure
16 Portugal DF Luisinho
17 Spain MF Borja Valle
19 Morocco MF Fayçal Fajr
20 Brazil MF Guilherme (on loan from Udinese)
21 Portugal MF Bruno Gama
22 Costa Rica MF Celso Borges
23 Netherlands FW Ryan Babel
25 Spain GK Rubén Martínez

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain DF Pablo Insua (on loan at Leganés until 30 June 2017)
Spain DF Róber (on loan at Levante until 30 June 2017)
Spain DF Saúl García (on loan at Girona until 30 June 2017)
No. Position Player
Spain MF Juan Domínguez (on loan at Mallorca until 30 June 2017)
Spain MF Bicho (on loan at Racing Ferrol until 30 June 2017)
Spain FW Oriol Riera (on loan at Osasuna until 30 June 2017)


Dates Name
1906–27 Unknown
1927–28 Spain Félix Gila
1928–29 Hungary Ferenc Voggenhuber
1929–33 Spain Félix Gila
1933 Spain José Planas
1933 Spain Fernando Fariña
1933–36 Spain José Torres
1939–41 Spain Hilario Marrero
June 1941 – Dec 15, 1941 Spain Celso Mariño
Dec 15, 1941 – Nov 23, 1942 Spain Chacho
Nov 24, 1942 – June 30, 1943 Spain Celso Mariño
July 1, 1943 – June 30, 1945 Spain Ramón de la Fuente
July 1, 1945 – June 30, 1947 Spain Hilario Marrero
July 1, 1947 – Nov 47 Spain Juan Aurre
Nov 1947 – June 48 Spain Luis Urquiri
July 1, 1948 – Dec 6, 1948 Spain Gabino Andonegui
Dec 7, 1948 – June 30, 1949 Spain Anastasio Bienzobas
July 1, 1949 – June 30, 1950 Argentina Alejandro Scopelli
July 1, 1950 – June 30, 1951 Argentina Jerónimo Díaz
July 30, 1951 – June 30, 1952 Spain Chacho
July 1, 1952 – June 30, 1953 Spain Francisco Casal
1953 Argentina Helenio Herrera
July 30, 1953 – June 30, 1954 Spain Carlos Iturraspe
July 1, 1954 – June 30, 1955 Spain Eduardo Toba
July 1, 1955 – Jan 30, 1956 Spain R.G. Vizoso
Jan 31, 1956 – Feb 20, 1956 Spain Pahiño
Feb 21, 1956 – Feb 4, 1957 Spain Ángel Zubieta
Feb 4, 1957 – June 30, 1957 Spain Diego Villalonga
Dates Name
July 1, 1957–58 Spain Roberto Ozores
1958 Spain Carlos Iturraspe
July 1, 1958 – Oct 6, 1958 Spain Eduardo Toba
Oct 6, 1958 – Jan 12, 1959 Spain Ernesto Pons
Jan 12, 1959 – June 30, 1959 Spain Hilario Marrero
July 1, 1959 – June 30, 1961 Spain Jesús Barrio
July 1, 1961 – June 30, 1962 Spain Juan Otxoantezana
July 1, 1962 – Nov 20, 1962 Spain Enrique Rabassa
Nov 20, 1962 – Jan 14, 1963 Spain R.G. Vizoso
Jan 14, 1963 – June 30, 1963 Spain Lele
July 1, 1963 – June 30, 1964 Argentina Roque Olsen
July 1, 1964 – Nov 9, 1964 Spain Juan Otxoantezana
Nov 10, 1964 – June 30, 1965 Argentina Luis Carniglia
July 1, 1965 – Feb 6, 1967 Spain Enrique Orizaola
Feb 7, 1967 – June 30, 1967 Uruguay Dagoberto Moll
July 1, 1967 – June 30, 1968 Spain Pedro Eguiluz
July 1, 1968 – June 30, 1970 Spain Cheché Martín
July 1, 1970 – Dec 28, 1970 Argentina Roque Olsen
Dec 28,1970 – June 30, 1973 Spain Arsenio Iglesias
July 1, 1973 – Oct 29, 1973 Chile Fernando Riera
Oct 30, 1973 – Jan 7, 1974 Spain Carlos Torres
Jan 8,1974 – April 22, 1974 Spain Enrique Orizaola
April 22, 1974 – June 30, 1975 Spain José Antonio Irulegui
July 1, 1975 – April 26, 1976 Spain José Antonio Naya
April 26, 1976 – June 30, 1976 Spain Cheché Martín
July 1, 1976 – Nov 29, 1976 Spain Héctor Rial
Nov 30, 1976 – March 14, 1977 Spain Cheché Martín
March 14, 1976 – April 11, 1976 Spain José López
Dates Name
April 12, 1976 – June 30, 1978 Spain Juan Arza
July 1, 1978 – Nov 13, 1978 Spain Enrique Mateos
Nov 13, 1978 – June 30, 1979 Spain Luis Suárez
July 1, 1979 – April 7, 1980 Spain Francisco García Verdugo
April 7, 1980 – June 30, 1980 Spain Joseíto
July 1, 1980 – Nov 16, 1981 Spain Pepe Martínez
Nov 17, 1981 – June 30, 1982 Spain Luis Rodríguez Vaz
July 1, 1982 – June 30, 1985 Spain Arsenio Iglesias
July 1, 1985 – June 30, 1986 Spain Jesús Aranguren
July 1, 1986 – Oct 19, 1987 Spain Eusebio Ríos
Oct 19,1987 – Feb 21, 1988 Spain Luis Rodríguez Vaz
Feb 22, 1988 – June 30, 1991 Spain Arsenio Iglesias
July 1, 1991 – April 13, 1992 Spain Marco Antonio Boronat
April 13, 1992 – June 30, 1995 Spain Arsenio Iglesias
July 1, 1995 – Feb 10, 1997 Wales John Toshack
Feb 10, 1997 – Feb 17, 1997 Spain José Manuel Corral
Feb 17, 1997 – Oct 16, 1997 Brazil Carlos Alberto Silva
Oct 17, 1997 – June 30, 1998 Spain José Manuel Corral
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2005 Spain Javier Irureta
July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2007 Spain Joaquín Caparrós
July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2011 Spain Miguel Ángel Lotina
July 1, 2011 – Dec 30, 2012 Spain José Luis Oltra
Dec 30, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013 Portugal Domingos Paciência
Feb 11, 2013 – July 10, 2014 Spain Fernando Vázquez
July 10, 2014 – April 8, 2015 Spain Víctor Fernández
April 8, 2015 – May 29, 2016 Spain Víctor Sánchez
June 10, 2016–Present Spain Gaizka Garitano



Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 8th Did Not Play
1929–30 7th DNP
1930–31 9th Round of 32
1931–32 4th Quarter-finals
1932–33 5th Quarter-finals
1933–34 7th Round of 16
1934–35 7th Second round
1935–36 7th Second round
1939–40 1st Round of 16
1940–41 2nd Third round
1941–42 4th Round of 16
1942–43 9th Quarter-finals
1943–44 12th Round of 16
1944–45 14th First round
1945–46 2nd First round
1946–47 13th First round
1947–48 2nd Sixth round
1948–49 10th Round of 16
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1949–50 2nd Round of 16
1950–51 12th First round
1951–52 11th First round
1952–53 14th DNP
1953–54 7th Round of 16
1954–55 7th Quarter-finals
1955–56 12th Round of 16
1956–57 15th Quarter-finals
1957–58 13th DNP
1958–59 7th Round of 16
1959–60 4th Round of 32
1960–61 3rd Round of 32
1961–62 1st Round of 32
1962–63 14th Round of 32
1963–64 1st Round of 16
1964–65 16th Round of 16
1965–66 1st Round of 16
1966–67 16th Round of 16
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1967–68 1st First round
1968–69 10th Quarter-finals
1969–70 14th Round of 32
1970–71 3rd Quarter-finals
1971–72 14th Fourth round
1972–73 17th Quarter-finals
1973–74 18th Fourth round
1974–75 1st Third round
1975–76 5th First round
1976–77 11th Third round
1977–78 8th Third round
1978–79 15th Third round
1979–80 18th Second round
1980–81 2ªB 2nd First round
1981–82 12th Quarter-finals
1982–83 4th Round of 16
1983–84 9th Quarter-finals
1984–85 13th Round of 16
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1985–86 6th Third round
1986–87 2nd Third round
1987–88 16th Third round
1988–89 10th Semi-finals
1989–90 4th First round
1990–91 2nd Round of 16
1991–92 17th Semi-finals
1992–93 3rd 4th Round
1993–94 2nd Round of 16
1994–95 2nd Winner
1995–96 9th Round of 16
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1996–97 3rd Round of 16
1997–98 12th Quarter-finals
1998–99 6th Semi-finals
1999–00 1st Round of 16
2000–01 2nd Round of 32
2001–02 2nd Winner
2002–03 3rd Semi-finals
2003–04 3rd Round of 16
2004–05 8th Round of 32
2005–06 8th Semi-finals
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2006–07 13th Semi-finals
2007–08 9th Round of 32
2008–09 7th Round of 16
2009–10 10th Quarter-finals
2010–11 18th Quarter-finals
2011–12 1st Round of 32
2012–13 19th Round of 32
2013–14 2nd Third round
2014–15 16th Round of 32
2015–16 15th Round of 16

Latest seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Other Comp. Notes Manager
1985–86 2D 6 38171110 543745 3rd round Jesús Aranguren
1986–87 2D 2 3416117 463343 3rd round Eusebio Ríos
1987–88 2D 16 3881515 354731 3rd round Eusebio Ríos & Arsenio Iglesias
1988–89 2D 10 3816814 433540 Semi-final Arsenio Iglesias
1989–90 2D 4 3819613 453844 1st round Marco Antonio Boronat
1990–91 2D 2 3881515 603248 Last 16 Promoted Arsenio Iglesias
1991–92 1D 17 3881515 374831 Semi-final Marco Antonio Boronat & Arsenio Iglesias
1992–93 1D 3 3822106 673354 4th round Arsenio Iglesias
1993–94 1D 2 3822124 541856 Last 16 UCLast 16 Arsenio Iglesias
1994–95 1D 2 3820117 684251 Winner UCLast 16 Arsenio Iglesias
1995–96 1D 9 42161313 634461 Last 16 CWCSemi-final SSC John Toshack
1996–97 1D 3 4221147 573077 Last 16 John Toshack & Carlos Alberto Silva
1997–98 1D 12 38121313 444649 Quarter-final UC1st round Carlos Alberto Silva & José Manuel Corral
1998–99 1D 6 3817129 554363 Semi-final Javier Irureta
1999–00 1D 1 3821611 664469 Last 16 UCLast 16 Javier Irureta
2000–01 1D 2 382279 734473 Last 32 UCLQuarter-final SSC Javier Irureta
2001–02 1D 2 3820810 654168 Winner UCLQuarter-final Javier Irureta
2002–03 1D 3 3822610 674772 Semi-final UCL2nd group stage SSC Javier Irureta
2003–04 1D 3 382189 603471 Last 16 UCLSemi-final Javier Irureta
2004–05 1D 8 38121511 465051 Last 32 UCLGroup stage Javier Irureta
2005–06 1D 8 38151013 474555 Semi-final ITFinal Joaquín Caparrós
2006–07 1D 13 38121115 324547 Semi-final Joaquín Caparrós
2007–08 1D 9 3815716 464752 Last 32 Miguel Ángel Lotina
2008–09 1D 6 38161012 484758 Last 16 UCLast 32 Miguel Ángel Lotina
2009–10 1D 10 3813817 354947 Quarter-final Miguel Ángel Lotina
2010–11 1D 18 38101315 314743 Quarter-final Relegated Miguel Ángel Lotina
2011–12 2D 1 422949 764591 Last 32 Promoted José Luis Oltra
2012–13 1D 19 3881119 477035 Last 32 Relegated José Luis Oltra, Domingos
& Fernando Vázquez
2013–14 2D 2 42191211 483669 Last 32 Promoted Fernando Vázquez
2014–15 1D 16 3871417 356035 Last 32 Victor Fernández & Víctor Sánchez


Gold Winner
Silver Runners-Up
Bronze 3rd place (Semi-final)
Relegated Second Division

Player records

Most appearances

# Name Matches
1 Spain Fran 435
2 Brazil Mauro Silva 369
3 Spain Manuel Pablo 341
4 Spain Donato 303
5 Spain Sergio 294
6 Spain Juan Carlos Valerón 289
7 Spain Acuña 231
8 Spain Romero 218
9 Serbia Miroslav Djukić 212
10 Morocco Noureddine Naybet 211

Most goals

# Name Goals
1 Brazil Bebeto 86
2 Netherlands Roy Makaay 79
3 Spain Diego Tristán 77
4 Spain Donato 46
5 Spain Fran 44
6 Argentina Franco 42
7 Spain Tino 39
8 Brazil Djalminha 38
9 Spain Riki 38
10 Brazil Donato 38

Historic matches

La Liga

Season Home Score Away Stadium
1992–93 Deportivo La Coruña 3–2 Real Madrid Riazor
1993–94 Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1993–94 Valencia 1–3 Deportivo La Coruña Mestalla
1993–94 Oviedo 2–5 Deportivo La Coruña Carlos Tartiere
1994–95 Albacete 2–8 Deportivo La Coruña Carlos Belmonte
1995–96 Deportivo La Coruña 5–0 Albacete Riazor
1995–96 Rayo Vallecano 0–6 Deportivo La Coruña Vallecas
1995–96 Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1995–96 Salamanca 0–5 Deportivo La Coruña Helmántico
1998–99 Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Real Madrid Riazor
1999–00 Deportivo La Coruña 5–2 Sevilla Riazor
1999–00 Deportivo La Coruña 5–2 Real Madrid Riazor
1999–00 Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Espanyol Riazor
2000–01 Barcelona 2–3 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2001–02 Deportivo La Coruña 5–0 Mallorca Riazor
2001–02 Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Real Madrid Riazor
2002–03 Deportivo La Coruña 6–0 Alavés Riazor
2002–03 Barcelona 2–4 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2003–04 Celta Vigo 0–5 Deportivo La Coruña Balaídos
2003–04 Barcelona 0–2 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2003–04 Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Celta Vigo Riazor
2004–05 Real Madrid 0–1 Deportivo La Coruña Santiago Bernabéu
2005–06 Celta Vigo 0–3 Deportivo La Coruña Riazor
2012–13 Levante 0–4 Deportivo La Coruña Ciutat de València
2014–15 Barcelona 2–2 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2015–16 Barcelona 2–2 Deportivo La Coruña Camp Nou
2015–16 Villarreal 0–2 Deportivo La Coruña El Madrigal

European tournaments

Season Home Score Away League Stadium
1993–94 England Aston Villa 0–1 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Cup Villa Park
1994–95 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–1 Norway Rosenborg UEFA Cup Riazor
1994–95 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Germany Borussia Dortmund UEFA Cup Riazor
1999–00 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–2 Greece Panathinaikos UEFA Cup Riazor
1999–00 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 England Arsenal UEFA Cup Riazor
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 Germany Hamburger SV UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Greece Panathinaikos UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000–01 France Paris Saint-Germain 1–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Parc des Princes
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Turkey Galatasaray UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–3 France Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 England Leeds United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2000–01 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 0–3 England Leeds United UEFA Champions League Elland Road
2001–02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 0–2 England Manchester United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001–02 England Manchester United 2–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Old Trafford
2001–02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 England Arsenal UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001–02 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Italy Juventus UEFA Champions League Riazor
2001–02 England Arsenal 0–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Highbury
2002–03 Germany Bayern Munich 2–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Olympiastadion
2002–03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–1 France Lens UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002–03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 Germany Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002–03 Italy AC Milan 1–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League San Siro
2002–03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Switzerland Basel UEFA Champions League Riazor
2002–03 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 England Manchester United UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003–04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 Netherlands PSV UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003–04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 France Monaco UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003–04 France Monaco 8–3 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Stade Louis II
2003–04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Greece AEK Athens UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003–04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 Italy Juventus UEFA Champions League Riazor
2003–04 Italy Juventus 0–1 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Champions League Stadio delle Alpi
2003–04 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 4–0 Italy AC Milan UEFA Champions League Riazor
2005 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–1 England Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup Riazor
2005 England Newcastle United 1–2 Spain Deportivo La Coruña UEFA Intertoto Cup St James' Park
2005 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 France Marseille UEFA Intertoto Cup Riazor
2008–09 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 2–0 (3–2 p.) Norway Brann UEFA Cup Riazor
2008–09 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 3–0 Netherlands Feyenoord UEFA Cup Riazor
2008–09 Spain Deportivo La Coruña 1–0 France Nancy UEFA Cup Riazor

International players of distinction at Deportivo


Men's section


1st, gold medalist(s) Winners (1): 1999–00
Winners (2): 1994–95, 2001–02
Winners (3): 1995, 2000, 2002
Winners (5): 1961–62, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68, 2011–12


Winners (1): 2008 (Group winners)
Runners-up (1): 2005


Winners (6): 1926–27, 1927–28, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1936–37, 1939–40
Runners-up (7)
Winners (1): 1945–46[6]
Runners-up (4)


Winners (18): 1955, 1962, 1964, 1969, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2015

Women's section (sponsoring Karbo CF)

Individual trophies

1992–93 – Brazil Bebeto (29 goals)
2001–02 – Spain Diego Tristán (21 goals)
2002–03 – Netherlands Roy Makaay (29 goals) (European Golden Shoe)
1941–42 – Spain Juan Acuña
1942–43 – Spain Juan Acuña
1949–50 – Spain Juan Acuña
1950–51 – Spain Juan Acuña
1953–54 – Spain Juan Otero
1992–93 – Spain Francisco Liaño (tied with Santiago Cañizares)
1993–94 – Spain Francisco Liaño
1996–97 – Cameroon Jacques Songo'o

Deportivo de La Coruña B

Deportivo de La Coruña B is the filial team of Deportivo de La Coruña. Founded in 1914 with the name of Fabril Sociedad Deportiva, it plays in Tercera División. Its stadium is called Cidade Deportiva de Abegondo, with a capacity of 1,500 seats.

In 1993 the team was officially renamed Deportivo B, although most locals still call it "Fabril".

See also


  1. In isolation, Deportivo and de are pronounced, respectively, [depoɾˈtiβo] and [de].
  2. "Estrella Galicia renueva como patrocinador del Deportivo". Retrieved 2015-10-27.
  3. "Dorsales en la temporada 2016–2017" (in Spanish). Deportivo de La Coruña. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  4. Spain – List of Second Division Champions
  5. Spain – List of champions of Galicia
  6. "El Celta venció por 4–3, pero la Copa Galicia se fue para La Coruña". El Pueblo Gallego (in Spanish). 24 December 1946. Retrieved 9 May 2014.
  7. Trofeo Teresa Herrera (La Coruña-Spain) 1946–2012
  8. Karbo Deportivo CanalDeportivo

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