UD Salamanca

Football club infobox
clubname = Unión Deportiva Salamanca


fullname = Unión Deportiva Salamanca
nickname = "Charros", "Unionistas"
founded = 1923
ground = Estadio El Helmántico,
Salamanca, Castilla y León,
Spain
capacity = 17,341
chairman = flagicon|Spain Juan José Pascual
manager = flagicon|Spain David Amaral
league = Segunda División
season = 2007-08
position = Segunda División 7th
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Unión Deportiva Salamanca is a Spanish football team based in Salamanca. Officially founded March 16 1923, they currently play in Segunda División.

Nicknamed "Los Charros", they play in white shirts and black shorts. Their home stadium is the "Helmántico" that seats 17,341 spectators.

History

*12 seasons in "Primera División (Liga BBVA)"
*31 seasons in "Segunda División (Liga Adelante)"
**"Segunda División" champions in 1987-88, 1991-92 and 1993-94.
**Promoted to "La Liga" in 1973-74, 1981-82 and 1996-97.
*7 seasons in "Segunda División B"
**"Segunda División B" champions in 2005-06.
*19 seasons in "Tercera División"

Initially formed by Irish students, Salamanca first played in early Spanish championships in 1907, before official foundation much later. They have since fluctuated between the "Segunda B" and the "Primera" divisions. Their most recent success in "La Liga" was between 1974 and 1981 under coach José Luis Garcia Traid, although the team has spent three subsequent seasons in the top division.

Recent seasons

*2004/2005: Segunda División "21st - Relegated"
*2005/2006: Segunda División B "1st - Promoted"
*2006/2007: Segunda División "12th"
*2007/2008: Segunda División "7th"
*2008/2009: Segunda División

2008/09 Squad

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

"As of 21 August 2008"

Famous players

"see also cl|UD Salamanca footballers"

Famous coaches

* José Luis García Traid
* Juan Manuel Lillo
* João Alves
* Mariano García Remón (1999-2000)

External links

* [http://www.udsalamanca.es UD Salamanca Official Website]
* [http://canaluds.iespana.es/index.htm Unión Deportiva Salamanca Unofficial Website]
* [http://www.halaunion.com Unofficial Supporters Forum]


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