Granada club de Futbol, or simply Granada CF, is a Spanish football club in Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. The club was formed on the 14th April 1931 and plays its home matches at the Nuevo Los Carmenes. The Nuevo los Carmenes has a capacity of 19,336. Their current head coach is Diego Martinez and the president is Jiang Lizhang.
Granada CF: Honors
The club have never won a major trophy, with the closest they came being in 1959, when they managed to be runners up in the Copa del Rey. But Granada have won the Segunda division 3 times and also came runners up twice.
Segunda División (3): 1940–41, 1956–57, 1967–68
Segunda División B (3): 1982–83, 1999–00, 2009–10
Tercera División (3): 1933–34, 2003–04, 2005–06
Copa del Rey
Andalucia Cup : 1932–33
Andalucia Championship Reservations : 1971–72
Granada CF: Famous Player
Roberto Soldado, the La Liga winner, currently plays for Granada CF making 23 appearances, scoring 2 goals this season. As a youth player, Soldado enjoyed a successful spell in Real Madrid’s B team, scoring 63 goals in 120 appearances. After failing to make an impact in the first team, Soldado left and had successful spells with Getafe and Valencia, before making a move to Tottenham where he scored only 7 goals in 52 appearances. Furthermore Soldado then went on to play for Villarreal and Fenerbahce before signing for Granada in 2019. At 34 years of age Soldado is coming to the end of his playing days.
In the past decade, Granada have been in and out of La Liga. Granada finished runners up in the segunda division in 2018/2019, after spending 2 seasons in the Segunda division. The highest finish in the 2010s for Granada was 15th place. Tony Adams is known for a disastrous spell as Granada manager relegating them in 2016/2017.
The 2018/2019 season saw Granada CF finish runners up in the segunda division and reach the second round of the Copa del Rey. Granada spent a total of 70 thousand Euros and generated 3.3 million Euros from transfers.
With 27 games played, Granada are having a great season, currently standing 9th with 38 points. Granada reached the semi finals of the Copa del Rey and the current top goalscorer is Darwin Machis with 6 goals. The total spending on transfers is 4.2 million Euros and the total income from transfers is 0 million Euros.
Granada CF tends to have less of the ball, with an average possession of 43%. Unfortunately, Granada struggled to get many shots on target with an average of just 3 per game. In terms of accurate passes Granada are 19th with 236 per game. However their creativity is slightly improved with 32 big chances created. But to highlight some positive areas in their game, Granada have kept 10 clean sheets this season, the 4th most in La Liga. Granada have conceded 32 goals this season averaging 1.2 per game, ranking them 7th.
Granada CF: Key Players
Victor Diaz has been key in Granadas defensive success this season. The right back has the highest average match rating in the squad at 6.86 and has 5 assists this season. Diaz has made 25 appearances this season out of which he created 31 chances.
Darwin Machis, the Venezualan left winger is Granadas top scorer this season with a total of 6 goals. Machis has an average match rating of 6.86 and also has 3 assists. All of Machis’ 6 goals have come inside the box.
Yangel Herrera, the Manchester City loanee has been a key part of Granadas success this season. The defensive midfielder has 2 goals and 2 assists and an average match rating of 6.78. However we have to make note of Herreras’ discipline issues, picking up 9 yellow cards in 18 games. this season.
Official club name: Granada Club de Fútbol S.A.D.
Address: C/Pintor Manuel Maldonado s/n
18007 Granada (Residents: 232.462). Spain
Tel: +34 958 25 33 00
Fax: +34 958 25 33 04
Founded: Apr 14, 1931
Members: 13.790 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: Nuevo Los Cármenes
Total capacity: 19.336
Seats: 19.336. Built: 1995
UEFA stadium category: 4*
Under-soil heating: No
Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 69m