Real Murcia

Real Murcia
Full name Real Murcia Club
de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Pimentoneros
(The Paprika-men)
Founded 1908
Ground Nueva Condomina, Murcia,
Murcia, Spain
Ground Capacity 31,079
Chairman Vacant
Manager Paco García
League 2ª B – Group 4
2015–16 2ª B – Group 4, 2nd

Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known as Real Murcia ([reˈal ˈmuɾθja], "Royal Murcia"), is a Spanish football club based in Murcia, in the namesake region. Founded in 1919, it currently plays in Segunda División B, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina, which holds 33,045 spectators.

Home colors are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.


Officially founded in 1908 (records show earlier denominations, as 1903's Foot Ball Club de Murcia and 1906's Murcia Football Club), Real Murcia was named as such, in 1923–24, by king Alfonso XIII. The following year, the La Condomina stadium was opened, with the club holding home games there for the next 82 years uninterrupted.

In 1929 the club first competed in the third division, achieving its first ever La Liga promotion in 1939–40, a feat repeated four years later. After years of mainly playing in the second level (even briefly returning to the fourth), it returned to the top division for 1980–81, for another nine-year spell.

During the 1990s Murcia also featured briefly in division four, but played mainly in the second division. Both the last match played at the old Condomina, on 11 November 2006, and the first at the new grounds 15 days later, resulted in home defeats (0–1 to Polideportivo Ejido and 1–4 against Real Valladolid); however, the club returned to the top level three years after its last spell.

Murcia started 2007–08 well, resisting in mid-table positions until early 2008, with not even the change in coach, with former Spanish national team boss Javier Clemente replacing Lucas Alcaraz, being able to prevent relegation.

During the 2008–09 season, with Murcia placed in the relegation zone, Clemente was also sacked, in mid-December 2008 – the Pimentoneros eventually retained their division status. However, in the following campaign, the club returned to division three.


Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
2002–03 2D 1 4223109 592279 Promoted to La Liga
2003–04 1D 20 3851122 295726 Relegated to Segunda División
2004–05 2D 12 4215918 405254
2005–06 2D 16 42131316 414052
2006–07 2D 3 4221138 624576 Promoted to La Liga
2007–08 1D 19 387922 366530 Relegated to Segunda División
2008–09 2D 14 42141018 485852 Round of 32
2009–10 2D 20 42111714 495150 Round of 32 Relegated to Segunda División B

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1925/26 - - Group stage
1926/27 - - Group stage
1927/28 - - Quarter-finals
1928/29 2nd Round of 32
1929/30 8th Round of 16
1930/31 7th Round of 16
1931/32 5th Round of 32
1932/33 3rd Quarter-finals
1933/34 3rd Round of 16
1934/35 2nd Third round
1935/36 1st Round of 16
1939/40 1st First round
1940/41 12th Round of 16
1941/42 2nd Round of 16
1942/43 3rd DNP
1943/44 2nd Semi-finals
1944/45 11th First round
1945/46 11th Round of 16
1946/47 12th First round
1947/48 11th Quarter-finals
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1948/49 7th Fourth round
1949/50 2nd Second round
1950/51 14th DNP
1951/52 5th DNP
1952/53 11th Round of 16
1953/54 12th DNP
1954/55 1st Round of 16
1955/56 13th DNP
1956/57 3rd DNP
1957/58 3rd DNP
1958/59 6th Round of 32
1959/60 7th Round of 32
1960/61 8th Round of 32
1961/62 8th Round of 32
1962/63 1st Round of 32
1963/64 12th Round of 32
1964/65 13th Round of 16
1965/66 10th First round
1966/67 7th First round
1967/68 6th First round
1968/69 8th DNP
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1969/70 18th Quarter-finals
1970/71 9th Third round
1971/72 1st First round
1972/73 1st Third round
1973/74 15th Round of 16
1974/75 18th Fourth round
1975/76 17th Third round
1976/77 1st Second round
1977/78 5th Fourth round
1978/79 14th Round of 16
1979/80 1st Fourth round
1980/81 16th Second round
1981/82 5th Third round
1982/83 1st Third round
1983/84 11th Third round
1984/85 18th Third round
1985/86 1st Third round
1986/87 11th Second round
1987/88 17th Round of 32
1988/89 19th Round of 32
1989/90 9th First round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 3rd Fifth round
1991/92 11th Round of 16
1992/93 2ªB 1st Third round
1993/94 18th Fourth round
1994/95 2ªB 17th Third round
1995/96 1st DNP
1996/97 2ªB 13th First round
1997/98 2ªB 8th DNP
1998/99 2ªB 4th DNP
1999/00 2ªB 2nd Preliminary round
2000/01 13th Round of 16
2001/02 15th Round of 64
2002/03 1st Quarter-finals
2003/04 20th Round of 32
2004/05 12th Round of 64
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 16th Second round
2006/07 3rd Second round
2007/08 19th Round of 32
2008/09 14th Round of 32
2009/10 20th Round of 32
2010/11 2ªB 1st Round of 32
2011/12 18th Second round
2012/13 19th Second round
2013/14 4th Second round
2014/15 2ªB 2nd Second round
2015/16 2ªB 2nd First round
2016/17 2ªB First round

Current squad

As of 2 November 2016

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK Diego Rivas
Spain GK Simón Ballester
Spain DF Álvaro Moreno
Spain DF Fran Morante
Spain DF Jaume Sobregrau
Spain DF José del Amo
Spain DF Fernando Pumar
Spain DF Román Golobart
Spain DF Paris Adot
Spain MF Adrián Cruz
Spain MF Armando Ortiz
No. Position Player
Spain MF Diego Benito
Spain MF Isi Palazón
Spain MF Javi Saura
Spain MF Jon Iru
Spain MF Nacho Pérez
Spain MF Titi
Spain MF Roberto Alarcón
Spain MF Rubén Ramos
Spain FW Borjas Martín
Spain FW Germán Sáenz
Colombia FW Wilson Cuero

Famous coaches

Women's team

After the Royal Spanish Football Federation decided to expand the Superliga Femenina in 2009, Real Murcia absorbed Santomeran second-tier club Apolo Properties. The team was thus registered in the competition and presented,[1] but it was disbanded shortly after for financial reasons.[2]

Three years later, Murcia Femenino in the third division became Murcia's new club.[3]

See also


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