is a football (soccer) club from Spain.
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Xerez Club Deportivo, S.A.D., usually just Xerez, is a List of football clubs in Spain based in Jerez de la Frontera, Province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded on September 24, 1947, it plays in Segunda División
, holding home matches at Estadio Municipal de Chapín
, with an overall 22,000-seat capacity.
Team colours are usually blue shirt and socks, and white shorts.
Due to the link between Jerez de la Frontera and the United Kingdom created by the exports of sherry (Jerez in Spanish language), football had its beginnings in the region towards the second half of the 19th century. In the early 20th century, Sir Thomas Spencer, who worked with the William & Humbert winery, founded Sociedad Jerez Foot-Ball Club
. He also served as chairman, player and captain.
From 1942 to 47, the club had several names, ending with Jerez Club Deportivo
, which was changed to the current name in 1960s. Xerez first reached the Segunda División in 1953–54, remaining there for five years. Previously, in the ’40s, the team had promoted on the field but, due to the "high national interest" of the Spanish State, left its position to España de Tánger Football Club.
The team's new stadium, Estadio Municipal de Chapín
, was inaugurated on July 10, 1988, replacing the old Estadio Domecq
. The first match there was a friendly against Real Madrid C.F.. After decades in that category and also in Segunda División B, it had a 2001–02 Segunda División which almost resulted in an historic La Liga promotion, the year after ascending another level. The club seemed certain to gain promotion all season, but ultimately failed after a dramatic loss of form towards the end of the season, only notching four points in the last eight matches.
Since then, Xerez finished in the top 10 in the division each campaign, except in the 2007–08 Segunda División, when a weak start led to a 15th place finish. 2008–09 Segunda División proved excellent, as the club was always in the top positions. On June 13, 2009, after beating SD Huesca 2–1 at home, it achieved promotion to the top division for the first time in its history. In the final day of the competition, a draw at Celta de Vigo proved enough for the title, as CD Tenerife lost 1–2 home to CD Castellón, in the final minute.
The 2009–10 La Liga of Xerez in the top level would be short-lived, as it ended in relegation. After only collecting seven points from the first 19 games—which led to the sacking of coach José Ángel Ziganda—the club amassed 27 in the remaining 19, not good enough however to prevent the drop as last (the club, however, had chances to stay up until the final round, a 1–1 draw at CA Osasuna).
Xerez Fútbol Club - (1907–46)
Club Deportivo Jerez - (1942–46)
- 24 seasons in Segunda División
- 17 seasons in Segunda División B
- 21 seasons in Tercera División
- 2 seasons in Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol
As of 1 January, 2012
- Segunda División: 2008–09 Segunda División
- Segunda División B: 1981–82 Segunda División B, 1985–86 Segunda División B
- Tercera División: 1952–53, 1959–60, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1970–71
- Antoñito (a real idol for the fans)
- Jesús Mendoza Aguirre (team's captain for many years)
- Momo (Spanish footballer)
- Bernd Schuster (brought the team to Segunda Division
in 2001 and nearly achieved another promotion, to Primera Division
, in 2002)
- Carlos Orúe
- Manuel Ruiz
- Esteban Vigo (saved the team from relegation and one year later brought it to the Primera Division
for the first ever time)
- 1948–49: Luis Soto
- 1949–51: Antonio Rueda
- 1951–52: Sixto de la Calle
- 1952–54: Alberto Durán
- 1954–56: Rafael Cáliz
- 1956–59: José Benítez
- 1959: Francisco Paz
- 1959–60: Jesús Grandes
- 1960–61: Manuel Santolalla
- 1961–63: Pablo Porro
- 1963–64: Francisco Paz
- 1964–66: Pablo Porro
- 1966–67: Heriberto Solinís
- 1967–68: Manuel Robles Cordero
- 1968–71: Andrés Reyes
- 1971–72: José García Núñez
- 1989–92: Heliodoro Huarte
- 1992–97: Pedro Pacheco Herrera
- 1997–2002: Luis Oliver
- 2002–04: José María Gil
- 2004–08: Joaquín Morales
- 2008–09: Joaquín Bilbao
- 2009: Carlos de Osma
- 2010–: Federico Souza
currently plays in Primera Andaluza