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Universidad de Las Palmas CF

Universidad Las Palmas
Full name Universidad de Las Palmas
Club de Fútbol
Founded 1994
Dissolved 2011
Ground Pepe Gonçalvez, Las Palmas,
Canary Islands, Spain
Ground Capacity 2,000
2010–11 2ªB - Group 1, 5th
Estadio Alfonso Silva

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Club de Fútbol was a Spanish football team based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1994 as Vegueta-Universidad, it was dissolved in 2011 due to insurmountable economic problems.

It acted as the club of University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


  • History 1
  • Season to season 2
  • Former players 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Universidad was founded in 1994, following interactions between lawyers and college students. It first began playing amateur football, under the name Vegueta-Universidad, only appearing in Tercera División in 1997–98.

After two promotions in only two years, the club played in the second level in 2000–01, being relegated immediately.[1] During the campaign, Universidad played at Maspalomas, as its grounds were only artificial then, and neighbours UD Las Palmas did not wish to share its Estadio Insular.

Subsequently, Universidad played as feeder club to Unión Deportiva, after one of its founders and then chairman, Alfredo Morales, decided to merge after being installed into the latter's board of directors.[2] It only lasted one season, as Franciso Gómez Cáceres returned (after being ousted by Morales) and rendered the club again independent, as it subsequently competed solely in the third division; in 2007, the club moved from the 2,000-seat Estadio Alfonso Silva to the Estadio Pepe Gonçalvez.

At the end of the 2010–11 season, Universidad was relegated to the fourth level for failing to pay its players. On 7 July 2011, the club was dissolved due to its enormous debts.[3][4]

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1994/95 2ª Regional 1st
1995/96 1ª Regional 1st
1996/97 Preferente 1st
1997/98 1st
1998/99 2ªB 2nd
1999/00 2ªB 1st
2000/01 20th
2001/02 2ªB 4th
2002/03 2ªB 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2003/04 2ªB 10th
2004/05 2ªB 2nd
2005/06 2ªB 1st
2006/07 2ªB 4th
2007/08 2ªB 6th
2008/09 2ªB 12th
2009/10 2ªB 4th
2010/11 2ªB 5th Round of 32

Pepe Gonçalvez, the club's ground since 2007.

Former players

see also Category:Universidad de Las Palmas CF footballers

See also


  1. ^ El Universidad de Las Palmas asciende a Segunda tras caer el Xerez (Universidad LP promotes to Second Division after Xerez's defeat); Terra, 17 June 2000 (Spanish)
  2. ^ El Consejo de la UD Las Palmas SAD asegura que el club no corre riesgo de desaparición (UD Las Palmas SAD board of directors assures club is in no danger of disappearing); Canarias7 (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Universidad dice adiós y se disuelve como entidad (Universidad says goodbye and folds); Canarias7, 7 July 2011 (Spanish)
  4. ^ El Universidad C.F. se disuelve (Universidad C.F. folds); Canarias Ahora, 7 July 2011 (Spanish)

External links

  • Official website (Spanish)
  • Futbolme team profile (Spanish)
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