UD Almería


UD Almería

Football club infobox
clubname = UD Almería


fullname = Unión Deportiva Almería
nickname =
founded = 1989/2001
ground = Estadio del Mediterráneo,
Almería, Andalusia,
Spain
capacity = 22,000
chairman = flagicon|Spain Alfonso García Gabarrón
manager = flagicon|Spain Gonzalo Arconada
league = La Liga
season = 2007-08
position = 8th
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Unión Deportiva Almería is a Spanish top division football club based in Almería, Province of Almería. The club was founded in 1989, and currently plays in "La Liga".

History

AD Almería was a team that played in the first division between 1979-1981, but disappeared in 1982, and was arguably UD Almería's predecessor. In 1989, a club named "Almería Club de Fútbol" was born, but in 2001 was renamed "Unión Deportiva Almería". After playing one season in the second division, they got relegated to the second B and the third divisions.

After spending several seasons in the second division, the side was first promoted to the top flight after finishing runner-up in 2006-07. After some outstanding performances, the team achieved a final 8th league place in 2007-08. At the club's helm was coach Unai Emery, as striker Álvaro Negredo finished team top scorer with 13 goals.

Famous matches in the first division

*Sevilla FC 1-4 UD Almería
*UD Almería 2-0 Real Madrid
*Deportivo de La Coruña 0-3 UD Almería
*UD Almería 2-2 FC Barcelona
*Valencia CF 0-1 UD Almería

Achievements/milestones

*Promoted to second division in 1994/95.
*Relegated to second division B in 1996/97.
*Relegated to third division in 1998/99.
*Promoted to second division B in 1999/00.
*Promoted to second division in 2001/02.
*Promoted to first division in 2006/07.----
*1 "season" in "La Liga"
*6 "seasons" in "Segunda División"
*6 "seasons" in "Segunda División B"
*2 "seasons" in "Tercera División"

Current squad

"The numbers are established according to the official website, [http://www.udalmeriasad.com www.udalmeriasad.com] and [http://www.lfp.es www.lfp.es]

Famous players

"see also cl|UD Almería footballers"

Famous coaches

*flagicon|Spain Paco Flores
*flagicon|Spain Unai Emery

"see also cl|UD Almería managers"

External links

* [http://www.udalmeriasad.com Official website]


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