Cádiz Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. was established in 1910 in the Andalusian town of Cádiz. However, the club’s activity remained fairly limited in its first two decades because of the Spanish Civil War. The club first participated professionally in 1935/36, when they finished 7th in the Segunda División.
The club is nicknamed El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine) and wears yellow shirts in its home games at Estadio Ramón de Carranza. The arena can house as many as 20,724 people in match days.
Cádiz have never won a top division trophy. They made the semifinals of Copa del Rey in 1990. But they never finished in the top half of the La Liga table. They finished 12th in the 1987/88 season, which remains their best performance in the competition to date.
El Salvador legend Mágico González is the greatest player to have donned the Cádiz kit. The striker scored 14 goals in 33 appearances in his first season at the club and earned them a spot in the La Liga 83/84 season. The Andalusia side got relegated the following season, but González decided to stay ignoring interests from top European clubs. However, he was transferred to Real Valladolid in January 1985 after falling out with the contemporary manager Benito Joanet.
Cádiz: Recent Times
In the past three decades, Cádiz have spent most of their time in the Segunda División and the Segunda División B. Within this period, they have managed to achieve La Liga football only 5 times. The club finished second in the Segunda División in 19/20 and earned La Liga promotion for the first time in 14 years.
Cádiz finished seventh in the Segunda División, but they managed to progress to the Round of 32 in Copa del Rey. The club had spent over €300k on transfers and received €4.8m in player sales and loan fees.
Cádiz missed out on the Segunda División title to SD Huesca, but they secured the second place, which was enough for their La Liga comeback. They got knocked out of Copa del Rey in the 2nd round. They spent €700k on incomings and received €6.5m for outbound players.
Álvaro Cervera sets up his team in a 4-2-3-1 system. He banked on the defensive strength of his team to implement a counterattack based strategy. José Mari and Jon Ander Garrido sit deep in the midfield and shield the back four. Álex Fernández serves as the creative outlet of this team and plays the striker when the opportunity arises. He also falls back and helps out his colleagues in the back.
Cádiz: Best Players
Isaac Carcelen: The 27-year-old is an indispensable part of the Cádiz backline. He is a commanding presence in the back and masks his aerial vulnerability well with his excellent positioning and tackling skills.
Anthony Lozano: Lozano was the only player in Cádiz’s Segunda División 2019/20 campaign with international football experience. The Honduras international netted 10 goals for the club and was one of the only two players in the squad with double digit goal hauls.
Álex Fernández: The younger brother of Real Madrid’s Nacho Fernández, was undisputedly the best player in Cádiz’s Segunda División campaign. Besides setting up his colleagues, he scored 13 goals himself.
Official club name: Cádiz Club de Fútbol S.A.D
Address: Plaza de Madrid
11010 Cádiz (Residents: 118.919). Spain
Tel: +34 (956) 070165
Fax: +34 (956) 070170
Founded: Nov 30, 1909
Members: 15.218 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: Ramón de Carranza
Total capacity: 21.094
Seats: 21.094. Built: 1955
Under-soil heating: No
Running track: No
Pitch size: 104m x 68m