All You Need to know About newly Promoted Mallorca in Laliga Spain

All You Need to know About newly Promoted Mallorca in Laliga Spain

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D. Catalan: Reial Club Esportiu Mallorca , Royal Sporting Club Mallorca) is also known in the media as Real Mallorca or just Mallorca is a Spanish professional soccer club located on Palma located on Majorca located in the Balearic Islands. The club was founded on the 5th of March in 1916 and currently playing within La Liga, holding home matches in The Visit Mallorca Stadium with a capacity of 23,142 seats.


The club reached its height in the latter part of the 1990s and early 2000s. getting a record-breaking 3rd position on the table in La Liga in 1999 and 2001, and also winning the Copa del Rey in 2003 after losing the final game in the year 1991 and 1998. Mallorca also was the winner of in 1998 the Supercopa de Espana and reached the 1999 Final of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Final.

Established on the 5th of March in 1916, the club that was later to be RCD Mallorca was registered at the Spanish Football Federation under the name of Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club.

After its inception The club spent a short time in forming the directors of Alfonso XIII FBC, headed by engineer Adolfo Vazquez Humasque, along with eight other football enthusiasts. Their first stadium was it was the Buenos Aires field, was opened with a friendly match with FC Barcelona just 20 days after the club had experienced a rapid growth. Although the game ended in a disappointing defeat of 8-0 the game was just a few days before the King Alfonso XIII himself requested the official adoption of the term “Real” in the name of the team and the team was renamed Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club.

In 1917 The Catalan Federation granted Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII entry into Second-tier League Championship, as an official titleholder in the Balearic Islands. In the semi-finals, Los Bermellones went on to claim their first championship with a crushing 3-1 win against Futbol Club Palafrugell, in Barcelona.

In the 1930s The board of directors could organize games against peninsular clubs like RCD Espanyol and Real Murcia and also hosted rare games against foreign teams like Ajax from 1923; Uruguay’s national side at the time of 1925 Chilean team Colo-Colo from 1927 and one oldest Czech clubs, Prague Meteor, in 1930.

In 1931, following the creation in 1931 of the Second Spanish Republic which prohibited any kind of any reference to the monarchy, the club was changed as Club Deportivo Mallorca.


While major matches and competitions throughout Spain were soon disrupted by the beginning in the Civil War in 1936, the team had a very prosperous time, winning every competition they took part in during the time that football in the island was unaffected by the delays that were experienced across the nation. After the war ended and players from teams on the Peninsula were soon to resume as they were able to play again and the Second Division was inaugurated, comprised of five groups of eight players each.

It was during the Second Division during the Second Division that, on 22 September 1945, it was decided that the moment was right to say goodbye Buenos Aires Field and up sticks to Es Forti, a 16,000-maximum capacity stadium that was to be home for more than fifty years and go through many expansions. The team of the forward Sebastian Pocovi, defender Saturnino Grech, and goalkeeper Antoni Ramallets defeated Jerez 3-1 in the first fixture of the new season on the same day, with Carlos Sanz scoring Es Forti’s first goal in front of a packed terraces. The name Es Forti was short-lived however it was later renamed by the board, changing the stadium’s name to Lluis Sitjar in honor of the player who drove the development of the field.

In the 1949-1950 time frame, the Balearic club was able to regain its “Real” title, becoming Real Club Deportivo Mallorca

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In the 1990-91 season, Mallorca reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time. They lost just one goal against Atletico Madrid.

Argentine Hector Cuper was hired as manager in 1997. In his debut season, the team made it to their 1998 Copa del Rey Final, losing on penalty kicks to FC Barcelona after a 1-1 draw in Mestalla. However, because FC Barcelona was also the winner of their league Mallorca was their opponent in 1998’s Supercopa de Espana and won 3-1 in aggregate to earn the first time in their history to win a major trophy. Barcelona’s double also saw Mallorca was able to participate in the 1998-99 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup which was the final stage of the tournament and they lost the final by 2-1 to Italian side S.S. Lazio at Villa Park.

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As of 1999 Mallorca was also able to finish a top-ever 3rd place and qualified in the for first time into the UEFA Champions League, but were eliminated under the rule of away goals by Molde FK from Norway prior to getting to the final group phase. Luis Aragones matched 3rd place in 2001, but he left for Atletico Madrid still in the second third. On June 28, 2003 Mallorca was crowned the Copa del Rey by the victory 3-0 against Recreativo de Huelva in the final at Elche and the goal was scored by Walter Pandiani and Samuel Eto’o (two

Mallorca was dropped to La Liga on the last day of the 2012-13 season. In January 2016, when the team facing losing its place to the third division, American investor Robert Sarver and former NBA player Steve Nash bought the club for around EUR20 million.


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On the 4th of June, 2017 Mallorca was relegated to the third division for the only time since the year 1981 with just one game remaining in play. A following year, they reclaimed their place during the 2017-18 season having won the final of play-offs against CF Rayo Majadahonda, under the new coach Vicente Moreno. In June of 2019, Mallorca secured a second consecutive promotion to the 2019-20 La Liga, following a 3-1 aggregate win over Deportivo de La Coruna in the 2019 Segunda Division play-offs – having been defeated in the first game by with a 2-0 score. But, they were eliminated one year later. The following year, Mallorca bounced back to the top of the league after an Almeria loss to Cartagena.

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