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CD Málaga

Full name Club Deportivo Málaga
Founded 1904 (as Málaga Football Club)[1]
Dissolved 1992
Ground La Rosaleda (before rebuilding),
Málaga, Andalusia,
Ground Capacity 28,963
1991–92 Segunda División, 18th

Club Deportivo Málaga was a Spanish football club based in Málaga, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It played twenty seasons in La Liga, before being dissolved in 1992.


The foundational origins of the club are traced in 1904 when the team known as Málaga Football Club played the first matches in the city of Málaga. The rival club Football Club Malagueño, originated soon after, established a competition between both squads until it was decided that both should merge into a sole club, with the physical entity of FC Malagueño being used as basis due to the fact of having a wealther economy and better players. In April 12, 1933, FC Malagueño was renamed to Club Deportivo Malacitano and, in 1934, made its debuts in the second level, when the category was expanded from ten teams to twenty four.

In 1941, the club changed its name once again to Club Deportivo Málaga. After last competing in division three in 1960, the team fluctuated between both major levels of Spanish football, achieving a best position in La Liga in the 1971–72 season and the 1973-74 season, finishing both in seventh position.[2]

CD Málaga folded after the 1991–92 campaign, spent in the second division - being relegated - immersed in overwhelming financial problems. Málaga Club de Fútbol, the former reserve team of the club which was known as Club Atlético Malagueño, managed to ellude the folding through a claim of independent autonomy, and became since them the spiritual continuity of CD Málaga and all its line of heir. Málaga CF is currently working into obtaining a legal link to CD Málaga and being officially recognised by RFEF and LFP as the same club.

Season to season

  • As Fútbol Club Malagueño
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 2nd
1930/31 2nd
1931/32 3rd
1932/33 1st
  • As Club Deportivo Malacitano
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1933/34 3rd
1934/35 5th 5th Round
1935/36 5th 3rd Round
1939/40 3rd 1st Round
1940/41 5th 3rd Round
  • As Club Deportivo Malacitano
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1933/34 3rd
1934/35 5th 5th Round
1935/36 5th 3rd Round
1939/40 3rd 1st Round
1940/41 5th 3rd Round
  • As Club Deportivo Málaga
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1941/42 4th Round of 32
1942/43 5th Round of 32
1943/44 1st
1944/45 2nd
1945/46 1st
1946/47 9th Round of 16
1947/48 4th 6th Round
1948/49 2nd 5th Round
1949/50 12th Round of 16
1950/51 13th
1951/52 1st Quarterfinals
1952/53 15th
1953/54 3rd
1954/55 16th
1955/56 11th
1956/57 5th
1957/58 14th
1958/59 15th 1st Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1959/60 1st
1960/61 12th 1st Round
1961/62 2nd Round of 16
1962/63 16th Quarterfinals
1963/64 9th Round of 32
1964/65 2nd 1st Round
1965/66 13th Round of 16
1966/67 1st Round of 32
1967/68 10th Round of 16
1968/69 14th Quarterfinals
1969/70 2nd Round of 32
1970/71 9th Quarterfinals
1971/72 7th 5th Round
1972/73 10th Semifinals
1973/74 7th 5th Round
1974/75 16th Round of 16
1975/76 3rd Round of 16
1976/77 18th 3rd Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1977/78 13th 3rd Round
1978/79 2nd 4th Round
1979/80 18th 4th Round
1980/81 6th 2nd Round
1981/82 3rd Round of 16
1982/83 10th 4th Round
1983/84 9th 4th Round
1984/85 16th 3rd Round
1985/86 11th 4th Round
1986/87 6th 3rd Round
1987/88 1st 4th Round
1988/89 16th Round of 32
1989/90 17th Round of 16
1990/91 4th 5th Round
1991/92 18th 5th Round


Trofeo Costa del Sol

Between 1961 and 1983, Málaga organised its own summer tournament, the Trofeo Costa del Sol. The hosts won it on three occasions, successively defeating Real Madrid, Red Star Belgrade and Derby County. In 2003, the competition was revived by Club Deportivo's successor, Málaga CF.[3]

In 1976, CD Málaga won a similar summer trophy, the Trofeo Ciudad de La Línea, played in La Línea de la Concepción, near Gibraltar. The triumph arrived after penalty shootout defeats of FC Dinamo Tbilisi and Valencia CF, after 0–0 draws.[4]

Selected former players

see also Category:CD Málaga footballers

Famous coaches

see also Category:CD Málaga managers


  1. ^ Malaga CF
  2. ^ Historia del Fútbol en Málaga (History of Football in Málaga)
  3. ^ Trofeo Costa del Sol (Málaga-Spain) 1961-2008; at RSSSF
  4. ^ Trofeo Ciudad de La Línea (La Línea de la Concepción,Cádiz - Spain)) 1970-2008; at RSSSF

External links

  • File of CD Málaga at La futbolteca
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