Elche

Formed1923
GroundMartínez Valero
Capacity33732
Address03208 Elche, Alicante, Spain
Ground Info The Estadio Martínez Valero is a stadium located in the Spanish city of Elx in the province of Alacant, Valencian Community. It is the home stadium of Elche CF, a team that is currently playing in LaLiga. Its name pays tribute to the late president of the club, Manuel Martínez Valero. It hosted the largest rout in the finals of a World Cup and hosted the final of the Copa del Rey in 2003. The Spanish football team has played several friendly matches and competitive qualifiers there. The stadium has the largest field dimensions in Europe. With a capacity of 33,732 seats, Martínez Valero is the 12th-largest stadium in Spain and the 2nd-largest in the Valencian community. The Martínez Valero Stadium was inaugurated on 8 September 1976, replacing the former Campo de Altabix, which was constructed in 1923. It was designed by the architect Juan Boix Matarredona, and is currently the largest sports arena in the province of Alicante. The inaugural match was Elche CF v. the Mexico National Team, which ended in a 3-3 tie. Elche CF's goals were scored by Finarolli, Orellana and Gomez Voglino. It was one of 17 stadiums where matches took place in the 1982 FIFA World Cup. On June 15, 1982, it was the venue as Hungary achieved a record winning margin in World Cup history, beating El Salvador 10-1 before a crowd of 23,000. In addition, the Martinez Valero Stadium hosted the final of the Copa del Rey for the 2002-03 season. It is listed by UEFA as an Elite Stadium - Four Stars. In the 2013-2014 season the stadium received the AFEPE (organization which unites fan clubs of all Spanish clubs) Award for Best La Liga Stadium.
HonoursElche Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., is a Spanish football team based in Elche, Province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community.
Founded in 1923, the club plays in La Liga, holding home matches at Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, with a capacity of 33,732 seats.[3]

Founded in 1923 as the result of a merger between all of the town's clubs, Elche entered the league system in 1929, reaching Segunda División in 1934 and La Liga in 1959, finishing fifth in the latter tournament in 1963–64. The club were runners-up in the Copa del Rey in 1969. Elche became the first and only club in the history of La Liga to be relegated due to unpaid tax debts in the 2014–15 season. Elche returned to La Liga in 2020–21 after being promoted to the Segunda División and then La Liga in only three seasons.
Honours:
Segunda División

Winners: 1958–59, 2012–13
Copa del Rey

Runners-up: 1969
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Elche Players List

  Name PositionAgeHeight
1 Paulo Gazzaniga Goalkeeper 30 195cm
2 Placeholder Diego González Defender 27 185cm
4 Iván Marcone Midfielder 31 182cm
5 Gonzalo Verdú Defender 33 188cm
6 Omenuke Mfulu Midfielder 28 183cm
7 Nino Forward 41 169cm
8 Víctor Rodríguez Forward 32 167cm
9 Lucas Boyé Forward 26 183cm
10 Pere Milla Forward 29 180cm
11 Tete Morente Forward 25 184cm
12 Dani Calvo Defender 28 193cm
13 Édgar Badía Goalkeeper 30 180cm
14 Raúl Guti Midfielder 25 178cm
15 Luismi Midfielder 30 179cm
16 Fidel Forward 32 180cm
17 Josan Forward 32 176cm
18 Helibelton Palacios Defender 28 181cm
19 Antonio Barragán Defender 34 186cm
20 Pablo Piatti Forward 33 163cm
21 Guido Carrillo Forward 30 191cm
22 Emiliano Rigoni Forward 29 180cm
23 Miguel Cifuentes Defender 31 173cm
24 Josema Defender 25 184cm
25 Johan Mojica Defender 29 185cm

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