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RCD Mallorca

Full name Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Bermellones (The Vermilions)
Els Barralets (The Barralet)
La Ensaimada Mecánica (The Mechanical Ensaimadas)
Founded 1916
Ground Iberostar, Palma,
Balearic Islands, Spain
Ground Capacity 23,142
Chairman Utz Claassen
Manager Albert Ferrer
League Segunda División
2014–15 Segunda División, 16th
Website Club home page

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D. (Spanish: , Catalan: Reial Club Deportiu Mallorca ) is a Spanish football team based in Palma, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Iberostar Stadium.

Team colours are red shirts with black shorts and black socks.


  • History 1
  • Season History 2
  • Squad 3
    • Current squad 3.1
    • Youth players 3.2
    • Out on loan 3.3
    • Notable players 3.4
  • Management & Staff 4
    • Technical staff 4.1
    • Board of directors 4.2
    • Manager History 4.3
    • Presidents 4.4
  • Honours 5
    • Domestic competitions 5.1
    • European competitions 5.2
  • Records 6
    • Team 6.1
    • Individual 6.2
  • Club data 7
    • Stadium information 7.1
  • Club anthem 8
  • Affiliated teams 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


The oldest club in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca was originally founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Junta Directiva del Alfonso XIII FBC after the then Spanish king. The first stadium, called Buenos Aires, was inaugurated on 25 March 1916, with a 0–8 loss against FC Barcelona. In 1917, the club changed its name to Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII, a denomination which remained until 1931 when, for political reasons, the team was named Club Deportivo Mallorca. In 1949, it was granted royal patronage, thus adding the Real prefix.

In 1931, Mallorca started competing in the national categories. On 22 September 1945, Es Fortí, the club's new ground, was inaugurated, and the team first reached Segunda División in 1959, and La Liga just one season later, going on to appear in the top flight a further four times until 1975.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mallorca bounced back between the top and the second levels, returning for good in 1996–97, after finishing second to champions CP Mérida. In 2002–03, under Gregorio Manzano, the team finished ninth in the league, also winning the first Copa del Rey trophy in its history, five years after the last presence in the final, defeating Recreativo de Huelva 3–0 in Elche; previously, in 1998–99, it reached the final of the last UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, being downed by Italy's S.S. Lazio 1–2.

On 22 July 2008, it was announced that 96% of Mallorca's shares had been purchased for over GBP50 million by controversial English businessman Paul Davidson.[1] In November, it was revealed that Davidson was unable to complete the deal due to lack of finances, raising questions as to whether his interest was little more than a publicity stunt. On 15 January 2009, Spanish businessman Mateo Alemany purchased the club from the Marti-Mingarro family, returning to the presidency three years after leaving.[2]

In late May 2010, Mallorca declared bankruptcy and applied to the courts to enter voluntary administration with debts estimated between £42.5m and £51.3m.[3] It was announced on 28 June 2010, that a consortium led by former club manager Lorenzo Serra Ferrer that included tennis superstar and Mallorca native Rafael Nadal had bought the club,[4][5] and the sale was completed on 9 July 2010.[6]

However, due to the poor financial situation at the club, UEFA decided on 22 July 2010 against granting Mallorca the licence to play in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League, after the team had qualified to the competition after finishing fifth in the league.[7] Despite the off-field upheavals and financial struggles, Mallorca managed to stay afloat in its 14th consecutive season in the top division, under new manager Michael Laudrup.

Despite that, in the 2012-13 season, after Laudrup's departure, they were relegated after 16 seasons, ending their tenure in La Liga.

Season History

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1931/32 4th
1932/33 Regional
1933/34 Regional
1934/35 Regional
1935/36 Regional
1939/40 7th
1940/41 Regional
1941/42 Regional
1942/43 Regional
1943/44 1st
1944/45 11th
1945/46 8th
1946/47 5th
1947/48 13th
1948/49 3rd
1949/50 11th
1950/51 12th
1951/52 6th
1952/53 8th
1953/54 16th
1954/55 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1955/56 2nd
1956/57 1st
1957/58 1st
1958/59 1st
1959/60 1st
1960/61 9th
1961/62 11th
1962/63 13th
1963/64 3rd
1964/65 1st
1965/66 15th
1966/67 5th
1967/68 4th
1968/69 3rd
1969/70 15th
1970/71 9th
1971/72 12th
1972/73 10th
1973/74 11th
1974/75 17th
1975/76 9th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1976/77 3rd 2nd round
1977/78 2ªB 18th 1st round
1978/79 13th Did not play
1979/80 1st 3rd round
1980/81 2ªB 1st 3rd round
1981/82 6th 4th round
1982/83 3rd 4th round
1983/84 17th 3rd round
1984/85 7th Round of 16
1985/86 3rd 4th round
1986/87 6th Quarter finals
1987/88 18th Round of 32
1988/89 4th Quarter finals
1989/90 10th 1st round
1990/91 15th Runner-up
1991/92 20th 4th round
1992/93 4th Round of 16
1993/94 5th 3rd round
1994/95 12th Quarter finals
1995/96 3rd 2nd round
1996/97 3rd 2nd round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 5th Runner-up
1998/99 3rd Quarter finals
1999/00 10th 2nd round
2000/01 3rd Quarter finals
2001/02 16th Round of 16
2002/03 9th Winners
2003/04 11th Round of 32
2004/05 17th Round of 32
2005/06 13th 3rd round
2006/07 12th Round of 16
2007/08 7th Quarter finals
2008/09 9th Semi finals
2009/10 5th Quarter finals
2010/11 17th Round of 16
2011/12 8th Quarter finals
2012/13 18th Round of 16
2013/14 17th 2nd round
2014/15 16th 2nd round
2015/16 2nd round


Current squad

The numbers are established according to the official website:

As of 11 September 2015
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 Timon Wellenreuther (on loan from Schalke)
2 DF Biel Company
3 DF Joan Oriol
4 DF David Costas (on loan from Celta)
5 DF Joan Truyols
6 DF Hugo Gomes (on loan from São Paulo)
7 MF Michael Pereira
8 MF Javi Ros (captain)
9 FW Rolando Bianchi
10 MF Thierry Moutinho
13 GK Jesús Cabrero
14 MF Álex Vallejo
15 FW Javier Acuña (on loan from Olimpia)
No. Position Player
17 MF Manuel Arana
18 FW Fofo
19 MF Abdoul Sissoko
20 DF Tobias Henneböle
21 FW Coro
22 DF Eduard Campabadal
23 MF Héctor Yuste
24 DF Lucas Aveldaño (on loan from Belgrano)
26 DF Kasim Nuhu
27 MF Damià Sabater
28 MF Brandon Thomas
29 MF Tià Sastre

Youth players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
30 MF Cristian Carracedo
31 DF Joan Sastre
No. Position Player
MF Lima (on loan from Grêmio)
FW Luis Felippe (on loan from Grêmio)

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
MF Sergio Cortés (on loan at Burgos)
FW Cedric (on loan at Valencia Mestalla)

Notable players

Management & Staff

Technical staff

German businessman Utz Claassen is the current president of the club
Position Staff
Head coach Albert Ferrer
Assistant coach Pepe Gálvez
Fitness coach Xim López
Goalkeeper coach Miki Garro
Medical services Tomeu Munar, Martí Cladera
Physiotherapist Vicenç Marí

Board of directors

Office Name
President Utz Claassen
Vice-president Monti Galmés
General manager Miguel Ángel Nadal
Board of directors Roberto Mazorriaga Las Hayas, Michael Blum, Marcos Vera, Günther Bredow

Manager History

Dates Name
1923–25 József Proks
1924–27 Victoriano Ferrá
1927 Llauger
1927–30 Antoni Socias
1930–31 Jack Greenwell
1931–32 Paco Tomás
1932–35 Antoni Socias
1935–36 Alzamora
1936–38 Guzmán
1938–39 Empty
1939–40 Pagaza
1940–41 Alzamora
1941–43 Prat
1943–44 Cristóbal Martí
1944–45 Castro
1945–47 Patricio Caicedo
1947–48 Cristóbal Martí
1948 Balaguer
1948–49 Teodoro Mauri
1949–50 Patricio Caicedo
1950–54 Satur Grech
1954 Rotger
1954–55 Pau Vidal
1955–56 István Plattkó
1956–57 Andreu Quetglas
1957–58 Miguel Gual
July 1958–Dec 1960 Juan Carlos Lorenzo
Dec 1960–June 1961 José Luis Saso
July 1961–Jan 1962 Satur Grech
Jan 1962 Jaume Turró
Jan 1962–June 1963 José Luis Saso
July 1963–June 1964 Arturo Llopis
July 1964–Jan 1965 Juan Ramón Santiago
Jan 1965–Dec 1965 César Rodríguez
Dates Name
Jan 1965 Andreu Quetglas (interim)
Jan 1965–June 1966 Héctor Rial
July 1966–June 1967 Joseíto
July 1967–Feb 1968 Vicente Dauder
Feb 1968–March 1968 Juan Carlos Lorenzo
March 1968–June 1968 Jaume Turró
July 1968–Feb 1969 Vicenç Sasot
Feb 1969 Juan Carlos Forneris
Feb 1969–Nov 1969 Sergio Rodríguez
Nov 1969 Juan Carlos Forneris
Nov 1969–June 1970 Sabino Barinaga
July 1970–Nov 1970 José Luis Saso
Nov 1970–Oct 1971 Juan Carlos Forneris
Oct 1971–March 1972 Otto Bumbel
March 1972–Jan 1973 José Luis Saso
Jan 1973–June 1973 Juan Carlos Forneris
July 1973–Sept 1973 Manolín
Sept 1973–Jan 1975 César Rodríguez
Jan 1975–March 1975 Hugo Villamide
March 1975–April 1975 Manuel de la Torre
April 1975–June 1975 Alfredo Vera
July 1976–June 1977 Luis Costa
July 1977–Jan 1978 Sánchez Alexanco
Jan 1978–Jan 1979 Juan Carlos Forneris
Jan 1979–March 1979 Enrique Agustí
March 1979–June 1979 Andreu Quetglas
July 1979–Dec 1981 Antonio Oviedo
Dec 1981–June 1983 Lucien Muller
July 1983–Nov 1983 Koldo Aguirre
Nov 1983–June 1984 Marcel Domingo
July 1984–June 1985 Manolo Villanova
July 1985–Oct 1985 Benito Joanet
Oct 1985–Feb 1988 Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
Feb 1988–June 1988 Lucien Muller
Dates Name
July 1988–Dec 1988 Ivan Brzić
Jan 1989–June 1993 Lorenzo Serra Ferrer
June 1993–Nov 1994 Jaume Bauzá
Nov 1994–April 1995 Nando Pons
April 1995–Oct 1995 José Antonio Irulegui
Oct 1995–Jan 1996 Mané
Jan 1996–April 1997 Víctor Muñoz
April 1997–June 1997 Tomeu Llompart
July 1997–June 1999 Héctor Cúper
July 1999–Aug 1999 Mario Gómez
Aug 1999–June 2000 Fernando Vázquez
July 2000 Juan Ramón López Caro
July 2000–June 2001 Luis Aragonés
July 2001–Oct 2001 Bernd Krauss
Oct 2001–April 2002 Sergije Krešić
April 2002–June 2002 Tomeu Llompart
July 2002–June 2003 Gregorio Manzano
July 2003–Sept 2003 Jaime Pacheco
Oct 2003 Tomeu Llompart (interim)
Oct 2003–June 2004 Luis Aragonés
July 2004–Oct 04 Benito Floro
Oct 2004 Tomeu Llompart (interim)
Nov 2004–Feb 2006 Héctor Cúper
Feb 2006–June 2010 Gregorio Manzano
July 2010–Sept 2011 Michael Laudrup
Sept 2011–Oct 2011 Miguel Ángel Nadal (interim)
Oct 2011–Feb 2013 Joaquín Caparrós
Feb 2013–June 2013 Gregorio Manzano
June 2013–Feb 2014 Jose Luis Oltra
Feb 2014–May 2014 Lluís Carreras
May 2014–July 2014 Javier Olaizola (interim)
July 2014–Aug 2014 Miquel Soler
Aug 2014–Feb 2015 Valeri Karpin
Feb 2015–June 2015 Miquel Soler
June 2015-present Albert Ferrer


Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Football Club

  • Adolfo Vázquez Humasqué (1916)
  • Antoni Moner (1916–19)
  • Josep Ramis d'Ayreflor (1919–24)
  • Antoni Moner (1924–26)
  • Lluís Sitjar (1926–27)
  • Sebastià Sancho (1927)
  • Manuel Villalonga (1927–29)
  • Josep Ramis d'Ayreflor / Sebastià Sancho (1929–30)
  • Antonio Parietti / Lluís Sitjar (1930–31)

Club Deportivo Mallorca

  • Lluís Sitjar / Josep Sancho / Ramón Cavaller (1931–32)
  • Miquel Seguí (1932–34)
  • Llorenç Lladó / Andreu Homar (1934–35)
  • Andreu Homar (1935–43)
  • Lluís Sitjar (1943–46)
  • Félix Pons Marqués (1946–47)

Real Club Deportivo Mallorca

  • Joaquín Fuster / Andreu Homar / Joan de Vidal (1948–51)
  • Antoni Buades / Josep Tous (1951)
  • Antoni Buades / José María del Valle (1952)
  • Llorenç Munar (1955)
  • Jaume Rosselló (1956–61)
  • Llorenç Munar (1961)
  • Joan de Vidal (1964–66)
  • Josep Barona (1966–67)
  • Josep Barona / Pau Servera (1967–68)
  • Pau Servera / Guillem Ginard (1969–70)
  • Guillem Ginard / Josep Fandós (1970–71)
  • Josep Fandós (1971–72)
  • Joan de Vidal (1972–74)
  • Joan de Vidal / Antoni Seguí (1974–75)
  • Antonio Seguí / Joan Ferrer (1975–76)
  • Guillem Ginard (1976-77)
  • Guillem Ginard / Miquel Contestí (1977–78)
  • Miquel Contestí (1978–92)
  • Miquel Dalmau (1992–95)
  • Bartomeu Beltrán (1995–98)
  • Guillem Reynés (1998–00)
  • Mateu Alemany (2000–05)
  • Vicenç Grande (2005–08)
  • Mateu Alemany (2008–09)
  • Tomeu Vidal (2009–10)
  • Josep Maria Pons (2010)
  • Jaume Cladera (2010–12)[8]


Domestic competitions

Winners (1): 2002–03
Runner-up (2) 1990–91, 1997–98
Winners (1): 1998
Runner-up (1) 2003
Winners (2): 1959–60, 1964–65
Winners (1): 1980–81

European competitions

Runner-up (1): 1998–99




Club data

  • Address: Estadi Son Moix, Camí dels Reis s/n 07011 Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone: 971221221
  • Fax: 971452351–971220388 (press)
  • Fan Subscribers: 17.000
  • Total Attendance in La Liga: 304.713 (2005–06)
  • Average Attendance: 16.038 Espectadores (2005–06)
  • Official shirt manufacturer: Reial
  • Official shirt sponsors:
  • Other sponsors: Viajes Iberia, La Caixa, Coca cola, Aquabona, Asepeyo, Centrofoto, Lanjaron, Trablisa, Bancaja, Illes Balears, AMASK8

Stadium information

  • NameIberostar Stadium
  • CityPalma de Mallorca
  • Capacity – 23,142
  • Inauguration – June 1999
  • Pitch size – 107 x 69 mts.
  • Other Facilities: – Ciudad deportiva Antonio Asensio, Estadi Lluís Sitjar
  • Google Maps Location – Son Moix, Estadi Lluís Sitjar

Club anthem

The team plane, needed due to the club's island location

Mallorca, Mallorca, tot Mallorca està amb tu; i sempre direm com el Mallorca no hi ha ningú.

Mallorca, Mallorca,...

Cap amunt, cap amunt! sempre amunt, sempre amunt! el Mallorca guanyarà.

Cap amunt, cap amunt! sempre amunt, sempre amunt! el Mallorca triomfarà.

Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca, Mallorca tot Mallorca...

Guanyarem, guanyarem! triomfarem, triomfarem! el Mallorca és superior!!

Guanyarem, guanyarem!! triomfarem, triomfarem!! El Mallorca és superior!!


Mallorca, Mallorca, all Mallorca is with you; and always we'll say, there's nobody like Mallorca.

Mallorca, Mallorca,...

Go forth, Go forth! always forth, always forth! Mallorca will win.

Go forth, Go forth! always forth, always forth! Mallorca will win.

Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca!!, Mallorca!! Mallorca, Mallorca all Mallorca...

We'll win, We'll win! we'll triumph, we'll triumph! Mallorca is superior!!

We'll win, We'll win! we'll triumph, we'll triumph! Mallorca is superior!!

Listen to hymn at the official website

Affiliated teams


  1. ^ "Englishman agrees to buy Mallorca". BBC Sport. 22 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mateo Alemany vuelve a la presidencia del Mallorca" [Mateo Alemany returns to Mallorca presidency] (in Spanish).  
  3. ^ Bankrupt; RCD Mallorca, 25 May 2010
  4. ^ Serra Ferrer takes over Real Mallorca; RCD Mallorca, 28 June 2010
  5. ^ Hunter, Graham (9 September 2010). "Rafa to the rescue".  
  6. ^ Sale of the club completed; RCD Mallorca, 9 July 2010
  7. ^ "Mallorca not admitted to UEFA". 22 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Jaume Cladera nuevo presidente del RCD Mallorca" [Jaume Cladera new RCD Mallorca president] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 27 September 2010. Retrieved 28 November 2010. 
  9. ^ "Palmarés en" (in Spanish).  
  10. ^ Carnicero, José; Torre, Raúl; Ferrer, Carles Lozano (28 August 2009). "Spain – List of Super Cup Finals".  
  11. ^ "UEFA Cup Winners' Cup".  
  12. ^ (Spanish) Derrota por 3-0 en Cartagena y lesión de Tejera

External links

  • Official website (Spanish) (Catalan)
  • English website
  • Futbolme team profile (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol team profile
  • Trofeu Ciutat de Palma de Futbol
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