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Celta de Vigo

Celta de Vigo
Club crest
Full name Real Club Celta de Vigo, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Os Célticos (The Celts/Celtics)
Os Celestes (The Sky Blues)
O Celtiña (The Little Celta)
Founded 23 August 1923 (1923-08-23)
Ground Balaídos
Vigo, Spain
Ground Capacity 29,000[1]
President Carlos Mouriño
Head Coach Eduardo Berizzo
League La Liga
2014–15 La Liga, 8th
Website Club home page

Real Club Celta de Vigo (), or simply Celta Vigo, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia, currently playing in the La Liga. It was founded on 23 August 1923 following the merger of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Foot-ball Club. Nicknamed Os Celestes (The Sky Blues), they play in sky blue shirts and white shorts. The club's home stadium is Balaídos, which seats 29,000 spectators.

Despite playing many seasons in La Liga, Celta have never won the league title nor Copa del Rey. One of the team's best seasons was 1970–71, when they finished unbeaten at home and were known as the "giant-killers." Celta came sixth that season and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time. More recently, the club finished in their best-ever position of fourth in 2002–03, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, where they were eliminated by Arsenal.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Foundation 1.1
    • EuroCelta 1.2
    • Decline 1.3
    • Return to La Liga 1.4
  • Club identity 2
    • Kit 2.1
    • Crest 2.2
  • Seasons 3
  • European history 4
  • Current squad 5
    • Out on loan 5.1
  • Club records 6
    • Top goalscorers 6.1
  • Internationals playing at Celta 7
  • Club officials 8
  • Former managers 9
  • Presidents 10
  • Celta Vigo B 11
  • Honours 12
    • National titles 12.1
    • European titles 12.2
    • Regional titles 12.3
    • Youth titles 12.4
    • Friendly 12.5
    • Individual 12.6
  • Notes 13
  • See also 14
  • References 15
  • Further reading 16
  • External links 17

History

Foundation

R.C. Celta de Vigo was formed as a result of the ambition of Vigo's teams to achieve more at national level, where the Basque sides had been their bête noire in the Spanish Championship. The idea was to merge both teams to create a more powerful team at national level. The standard-bearer of this movement was Manuel de Castro "Handicap," a sports writer for the Faro de Vigo who, from 1915, began to write in his articles about the need for a unitarian movement. The slogan of his movement was "Todo por y para Vigo" ("All for and to Vigo"), which eventually found support among the managers of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Club Fortuna de Vigo. It was backed unanimously when De Castro himself presented the motion at the assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in Madrid on 22 June 1923.

On 12 July 1923, at the annual general meetings (AGMs) of Vigo and Fortuna held at the Odeon Theatre and in the Hotel Moderno, respectively, the merger was approved. Thus the "Team of Galicia" was born, as it was dubbed. In the last AGM of Fortuna and Vigo to approve the formation of a new club held on 10 August 1923, the members decided upon the team's name. Various names suggested include "Real Unión de Vigo," "Club Galicia," "Real Atlántic," "Breogán" and "Real Club Olimpico." The latter name was popular, but they eventually decided on "Real Club Celta," an ethnic race linked to Galicia (see Celts). The first president of Celta was Manuel Bárcena de Andrés, the Count of Torre Cedeira. At this AGM, the squad was also decided, which numbered 64 players in total and included some notable players from both Fortuna and Vigo:

  • Goalkeepers: Isidro, Lilo and Rubido
  • Defenders: Otero, Pasarín, Juanito Clemente, Daniel y Kaíto
  • Midfielders: Jacobo Torres, Balbino, Queralt, Hermida, Pombo, Cruces, Córdoba, Máximo y Bienvenido
  • Forwards: Reigosa, Chiarroni, Posada, Polo, Correa, Gerardito, Ramón González, Caride, Pinilla, Salvador, Chicha, Miguelito y Casal, Park.
  • Manager: Francis Cuggy

EuroCelta

The years 1997 through 2003 saw the best results in Celta's history, culminating in 2001–02, when they did not fall below sixth the whole season. They were dubbed "EuroCelta" by the Spanish press. In February 2001, the IFFHS declared Celta the best team of the world during that month. Key players during the period included Alexander Mostovoi, Valery Karpin and Haim Revivo, though the squad also relied upon other international players as well, such as goalkeeper Pablo Cavallero; midfielders Claude Makélélé and Mazinho; winger Gustavo López; and strikers Catanha, Luboslav Penev and Benny McCarthy, among others.

Decline

Celta playing local rivals Deportivo de La Coruña on 27 October 2012

Celta had a dramatic reversal of fortune in 2003–04. In the previous season, they finished fourth in the league, putting them in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Celta entered the group phase after eliminating Slavia Prague, and eventually reached the last 16 before being knocked out by Arsenal. However, their domestic form was disastrous, finishing second-to-last in La Liga, thus sealing their relegation to the Segunda División. Although the squad was heavily dismantled following the demotion, Celta earned an immediate return to the top flight after finishing second in 2004–05.

In the 2005–06 season, they finished sixth earning a return once more to the UEFA Cup. They made it to the last 16 in that competition as well before losing to German side Werder Bremen. The next year, 2006–07, Celta finished in 18th and were once again relegated to the Segunda División. At the end of June 2007, Celta avoided going into administration. However, if an agreement was not put in place between the club and its creditors within three months, then courts would declare the liquidation of the club's assets.

Due to heavy debt, the club was forced to sell many players and make tremendous cuts in the club's finances. Since then, they have been relying mainly in the reserves team, combined with some inexpensive signings. During the first three seasons in the Segunda División, the club struggled to avoid further relegation, all amid fears of the club's complete disappearance. This was a period of high instability, with constant changes of managers and players. In the 2010–11 season, however, the signings of striker David Rodríguez, winger Enrique de Lucas and manager Paco Herrera turned the situation around. The club finished sixth after a fantastic season and qualified for promotion. Nevertheless, they were eliminated in the first knockout round by Granada CF after a penalty shootout, the game having finished 1–1 in 90 minutes.

Return to La Liga

On 3 June 2012, Celta returned to La Liga after a five-year absence.[2] In their first season back, the avoided relegation to the Segunda División on the final day after beating RCD Espanyol 1–0 to ensure a 17th-place finish. On 8 June 2013, Celta announced they had signed former Roma and then-FC Barcelona B manager Luis Enrique to lead the club for the 2013–14 season. Under Enrique, Celta flourished, finishing ninth.

Club identity

Kit

Football kit (red jersey; black shorts; and white socks with blue trim).

Celta's original team strip consisted of a red shirt, black shorts and blue socks. This was later changed at an unknown date to the traditional sky blue and white strip, representative of the Galician flag.

Celta have the longest-running sponsorship deal in Spanish football; going back to the 1985–86[3] season, Citroën, the biggest employer in Vigo and in all of Galicia, has been their official shirt sponsor. Their business deal with kit supplier, Umbro, was also one of the longest-running ones – Umbro's regional headquarters are based in nearby Redondela.

Years Kit manufacturer Sponsor
Brand
1980–82 Meyba None
1982–86 Adidas
1986–10 Umbro Citroën Peugeot Citroën Automóviles España, S.A.
2010–13 Li-Ning
2013– Adidas

Crest

Like many other Galician clubs, such as Compostela and Racing Ferrol, the club badge is based on the red cross of Saint James. On top of the cross sits a sky blue shield with two letter "Cs" (Club Celta). In 1923, Celta became one of several Spanish football clubs that were granted patronage by the Spanish crown and thus entitled to use Real (Royal) in their names and the royal crown on their badge. This right was granted to Celta by Alfonso XIII, and the club subsequently became known as Real Club Celta de Vigo. During the Spanish Second Republic (1931–1936), the title Real was removed from the club's name and the royal crown was taken off the club crest; however, it was returned under the Spanish State.

Seasons

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1923–24 Quarter-finals
1924–25 Semi-finals
1925–26 Semi-finals
1926–27 Quarter-finals
1927–28 Quarter-finals
1928–29 9th Round of 32
1930–31 1st Round of 32
1931–32 9th Semi-finals
1932–33 7th Round of 32
1933–34 4th Round of 16
1934–35 1st Round of 16
1935–36 1st Round of 16
1939–40 10th Round of 16
1940–41 10th Semi-finals
1941–42 5th 1st round
1942–43 5th Round of 16
1943–44 14th Round of 16
1944–45 3rd 1st round
1945–46 10th Round of 16
1946–47 9th Quarter-finals
1947–48 4th Final
1948–49 11th Round of 16
1949–50 7th Round of 16
1950–51 8th 1st round
1951–52 9th 1st round
1952–53 13th DNP
1953–54 10th Round of 16
1954–55 11th Round of 16
1955–56 10th Round of 16
1956–57 13th Quarter-finals
1957–58 7th Round of 16
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1958–59 16th Round of 16
1959–60 2nd 1st round
1960–61 2nd Round of 32
1961–62 6th Round of 32
1962–63 6th 1st round
1963–64 9th Round of 16
1964–65 5th Round of 32
1965–66 2nd Round of 32
1966–67 3rd 1st round
1967–68 3rd Semi-finals
1968–69 2nd DNP
1969–70 10th Round of 16
1970–71 6th Round of 16
1971–72 10th Quarter-finals
1972–73 15th Round of 16
1973–74 12th Round of 32
1974–75 17th Round of 16
1975–76 2nd Round of 16
1976–77 17th Quarter-finals
1977–78 3rd 3rd round
1978–79 16th Round of 16
1979–80 17th Round of 16
1980–81 2ªB 1st 3rd round
1981–82 1st 3rd round
1982–83 17th Round of 16
1983–84 6th 1st round
1984–85 3rd 3rd round
1985–86 18th Quarter-finals
1986–87 1st 3rd round
1987–88 7th Round of 16
1988–89 8th Quarter-finals
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1989–90 19th Round of 16
1990–91 14th 5th round
1991–92 1st 3rd round
1992–93 11th 3rd round
1993–94 15th Final
1994–95 13th 4th round
1995–96 11th Round of 16
1996–97 16th Semi-finals
1997–98 6th Round of 16
1998–99 5th Round of 16
1999–00 7th Round of 16
2000–01 6th Final
2001–02 5th Round of 32
2002–03 4th Round of 32
2003–04 19th Quarter-finals
2004–05 2nd Round of 64
2005–06 6th Round of 16
2006–07 18th Round of 32
2007–08 16th 2nd round
2008–09 17th Round of 32
2009–10 12th Quarter-finals
2010–11 6th 2nd round
2011–12 2nd Round of 32
2012–13 17th Round of 16
2013–14 9th Round of 32
2014–15 8th Round of 16
2015–16

European history

UEFA Champions League:
Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2003–04 Third qualifying round Slavia Prague 3–0 0–2 3–2
Group phase Ajax 3–2 0–1
Club Brugge 1–1 1–1
Milan 0–0 2–1
Round of 16 Arsenal 2–3 0–2 2–5
UEFA Europa League:
Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1971–72 First round Aberdeen 0–2 0–1 0–3
1998–99 First round Argeș Pitești 1–0 7–0 8–0
Second round Aston Villa 0–1 3–1 3–2
Third round Liverpool 3–1 1–0 4–1
Quarter-finals Marseille 1–2 0–0 1–2
1999–00 First round Lausanne 2–3 4–0 6–3
Second round Aris 2–2 2–0 4–2
Third round Benfica 7–0 1–1 8–1
Fourth round Juventus 0–1 4–0 4–1
Quarter-finals Lens 0–0 1–2 1–2
2000–01 First round Rijeka 0–0 1–0 1–0
Second round Red Star 0–1 3–0 3–1
Third round Shakhtar Donetsk 0–0 1–0 1–0
Fourth round Stuttgart 0–0 2–1 2–1
Quarter-finals Barcelona 3–2 1–2 4–4
Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2001–02 First round Sigma Olomouc 4–0 3–4 7–4
Second round Slovan Liberec 3–1 0–3 3–4
2002–03 First round Odense 2–0 0–1 2–1
Second round Viking 3–0 1–1 4–1
Third round Celtic 2–1 0–1 2–2
2006–07 First round Standard Liège 1–0 3–0 4–0
Group stage Eintracht Frankfurt 1–1
Newcastle United 1–2
Fenerbahçe 1–0
Palermo 1–1
Round of 32 Spartak Moscow 1–1 2–1 3–2
Round of 16 Werder Bremen 0–1 0–2 0–3
UEFA Intertoto Cup:
Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2000 Third round Pelister 3–0 2–1 5–1
Semi-finals Aston Villa 1–0 2–1 3–1
Finals Zenit 2–1 2–2 4–3

Current squad

As of 31 August 2015[4]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Sergio Álvarez
2 DF Hugo Mallo
3 DF Andreu Fontàs
6 MF Nemanja Radoja
7 FW Theo Bongonda
8 MF Pablo Hernández
9 FW Iago Aspas
10 MF Nolito
11 FW John Guidetti
13 GK Rubén Blanco
No. Position Player
14 MF Fabián Orellana
16 MF Dejan Dražić
17 MF Lévy Madinda
18 MF Daniel Wass
19 DF Jonny
20 DF Sergi Gómez
21 DF Carles Planas
22 DF Gustavo Cabral
23 MF Josep Señé
24 MF Augusto Fernández (captain)

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
DF David Costas (on loan at Mallorca)
MF Álex López (on loan at Sheffield Wednesday)
MF Yelko Pino (on loan at Swindon Town)

Club records

As of 31 August 2015 [5]

  • Most league goals - 107, Hermidita (1945–56)
  • Most Primera División league goals - 104, Hermidita (1945–56)
  • Most goals in a season - 69, (1998–99)
  • Most league appearances - 432, Manolo (1966–82)
  • Current player with most league appearances - 165, Hugo Mallo
  • Biggest win and biggest home win - 10-1 (v. Gimnàstic, 23 October 1949)
  • Biggest away win - 1-6 (v. Athletic Bilbao, 24 March 2002)
  • Biggest defeat and biggest away defeat - 10-0 (v. Athletic Bilbao, 11 January 1942)
  • Most Home points in a season -
  • Most Away points in a season - 18 (2006–07)
  • Record transfer fee paid - €13.5 million, Catanha from Málaga (summer of 2000)
  • Record transfer fee received - €14 million, Claude Makélélé to Real Madrid (summer of 2000)

Top goalscorers

As of 10 October 2015 [6]
Rank Player Goals Years
1 Hermidita 107 1945-1956
2 Vladimir Gudelj 105 1991-1999
3 Abel Fernández 91 1965-1970
4 Pichi Lucas 73 1981-1990
5 Alexander Mostovoi 72 1996-2004
6 Mauro 71 1953-1958
7 Pahiño 57 1943-1948
8 Pablo Olmedo 56 1951-1960
9 Iago Aspas 54 2008-2013, 2015-
10 Francisco Roig 53 1940-1949

Internationals playing at Celta

Club officials

President

Vice presidents

  • Ricardo Barros Hermida
  • Pedro Posada

Senior club staff

  • General manager: Antonio Chaves
  • Director of Football: Miguel Torrecilla
  • Director of Youth Teams: Carlos Hugo García-Bayón
  • Club Delegate: Vladimir Gudelj
  • Administrative Director: María José Herbón
  • Head of PR: José Carlos Bastos

Coaching staff

  • Head coach: Eduardo Berizzo
  • Assistant manager: Ernesto Marcucci
  • Assistant coach: Roberto Bonano
  • Fitness coach: Pablo Fernández
  • Goalkeeping coach: Carlos Kisluk

Former managers

Dates Name
1923–26 Francis Cuggy
1926–27 Andrés Balsa
1927–28 W. H. Cowan
1928–31 Ramón Encinas
1931–32 José Planas
1932–35 José María Peña
1935–36 Ricardo Comesaña
1939–40 Ricardo Comesaña
1940–41 Joaquín Cárdenes
1941–44 Baltasar Albéniz
1944–46 Károly Plattkó
1946 Armando Márquez Ligori
1946–49 Ricardo Zamora
1949–51 Luis Pasarín
1951–52 Roberto Ozores
1952–53 Odilio Bravo
1953 Armando Márquez Ligori
1953 José Iraragorri
1953–55 Ricardo Zamora
1955–56 Luis Urquiri
1956–57 Alejandro Scopelli
1957–59 Luis Pasarín
1959 Luis Miró
1959 Enrique Lúpiz
1959 Baltasar Albéniz
1959–60 Santiago Sanz Fraile
1960 Ricardo Zamora
Dates Name
1960–61 Santiago Sanz Fraile
1961 Louis Hon
1961–62 Juan Rodríguez Aretio
1962–63 Ignacio Eizaguirre
1963–65 Joseíto
1965–66 Rafa Yunta
1966–67 César
1967 Pepe Villar
1967–69 Ignacio Eizaguirre
1969–70 Roque Olsen
1970–72 Juan Arza
1972–73 Pedro Dellacha
1973 Juan Rodríguez Aretio
1973–74 Juan Arza
1974–75 Mariano Moreno
1975 Pepe Villar
1975–77 Carmelo Cedrún
1977 Antonio Cuervo
1977 Pepe Villar
1977–78 José María Maguregui
1978–79 Laureano Ruiz
1979 Pedrito
1979–80 Carmelo Cedrún
1980 Juan Arza
1980–83 Milorad Pavic
1983 Carriega
1984–85 Félix Carnero
Dates Name
1985–86 José Luis García Traid
1986 Pepe Villar
1986–87 Colin Addison
1987–88 José María Maguregui
1988 Pepe Villar
1988–90 José Manuel Díaz Novoa
1990–91 José María Maguregui
1991–94 Txetxu Rojo
1994–95 Carlos Aimar
1995–97 Fernando Castro Santos
July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998 Javier Irureta
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2002 Víctor Fernández
July 1, 2002–Jan 26, 2004 Miguel Ángel Lotina
Jan 29, 2004–March 4 Radomir Antić
March 2004–June 4 Ramón Carnero
July 1, 2004 – April 9, 2007 Fernando Vázquez
April 11, 2007–Oct 8, 2007 Hristo Stoichkov
Oct 8, 2007–March 11, 2008 Juan Ramón López Caro
March 12, 2008 – May 12, 2008 Antonio López
May 12, 2008 – June 30, 2008 Alejandro Menéndez
July 1, 2008–March 9 Pepe Murcia
March 3, 2009 – June 30, 2010 Eusebio Sacristán
July 1, 2010–Feb 18, 2013 Paco Herrera
Feb 18, 2013–June 8, 2013 Abel Resino
June 9, 2013 – May 19, 2014 Luis Enrique
June 2, 2014– Eduardo Berizzo

Presidents

Dates Name
1923–28 Manuel de Barcena y Andrés
1928–29 Manuel Prieto González
1929–32 Alfredo Escobar
1932–33 Luis de Vicente Sasiáin
1933–34 Indalecio Vázquez
1934–35 Cesáreo González
1935–39 Rodrigo de la Rasilla
1939–40 Pedro Braña Merino
1940–41 Manuel Núñez González
Dates Name
1941–42 Fernando de Miguel Rodríguez
1942–48 Luis Iglesias Fernández
1948–50 Avelino Ponte Caride
1950–52 Faustino Álvarez Álvarez
1952–56 Manuel Prieto Pérez
1956–58 Antonio Herrero Montero
1958–59 Antonio Alfageme
1959–61 Celso Lorenzo Vila
1961–63 Carlos Barreras Barret
Dates Name
1963–64 Antonio Crusat Pardiñas
1964–65 Manuel Rodríguez Gómez
1965–69 Daniel Alonso González
1969–70 Ramón de Castro
1970–73 Rodrigo Alonso Fariña
1973–77 Antonio Vázquez Gómez
1977–80 Jaime Arbones Alonso
1980 Rodrigo Arbones Alonso
1980 Elías Posada
Dates Name
1980–82 Elías Alonso Riego
1982–90 José Luis Rivadulla García
1990–91 José Luis Alejo Álvarez
1991 Eloy de Francisco
1991–95 José Luis Núñez Gallego
1995–06 Horacio Gómez Araújo
2006– Carlos Mouriño

Celta Vigo B

Celta de Vigo B is Celta's youth team. It was founded in 1996 and plays in the Segunda División B.

Honours

The 2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup in the club trophy cabinet

National titles

Winners (3): 1935–36, 1981–82, 1991–92
Runners-up (4): 1968–69, 1975–76, 2004–05, 2011–12
Runners-up (3): 1947–48, 1993–94, 2000–01

European titles

Winners (1): 2000

Regional titles

Winners (6): 1923–24, 1924–25, 1925–26, 1929–30, 1931–32, 1933–34
  • Asturian-Galician Championship
Winners (1): 1934–35
Winners (2): 2007, 2008

Youth titles

Runners-up (2): 2008–09, 2012–13

Friendly

Winners (22): 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012
Runners-up (14): 1971, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007
Winners (18): 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Runners-up (2): 1997, 2010
Winners (1): 1999
  • Trofeo Xacobeo
Winners (1): 1999
  • Trofeo Federación Gallega
Winners (1): 2014

Individual

1947–48 – Pahiño (23 goals)
1992–93 – Santiago Cañizares (30 Goals/36 Games – Coef. 0.83)
2002–03 – Pablo Cavallero (27 Goals/34 Games – Coef. 0.79)
2005–06 – José Manuel Pinto (28 Goals/36 Games – Coef. 0.78)

Notes

1.^ Carlos Mouriño is the plurality shareholder, with 35%, and as such is the club president.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.celtavigo.net/en/club
  2. ^ |http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/03/uk-soccer-spain-celta-idUKBRE8520C820120603
  3. ^
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Further reading

External links

  • Official website (Spanish) (English)
  • Celta de Vigo at La Liga (English) (Spanish)
  • Celta de Vigo at UEFA (English) (Spanish)
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