Real Murcia Club de Fútbol, S.A.D.
is a Spanish football club
based in the region of Murcia
. Founded in 1908, it currently plays in the second division
, playing home matches at Estadio Nueva Condomina
, which can hold 33,045 spectators.
Home colors are mainly scarlet shirt and white shorts.
Officially founded in 1908 (posterior records show earlier denominations, as 1903's Foot Ball Club de Murcia
and 1906's Murcia Football Club
), Real Murcia was named as such, in 1923–24, by king Alfonso XIII
. The following year, the La Condomina
stadium was inaugurated, with the club holding home games there for the next 82 years uninterrupted.
In 1929, the club first competed in Tercera División
, achieving its first ever La Liga
promotion in 1939–40, a feat repeated four years later. After years of mainly playing in the second level
(even briefly returning to the fourth), it returned to the first division for 1980–81
, for another nine-year spell.
During the 1890's, Murcia also featured briefly in Tercera
, but played mainly in the second division. Both the last match played at the old Condomina
, on November 11, 2006, and the first at the new grounds
, 15 days later, resulted in home defeats (0–1 to Polideportivo Ejido
and 1–4 against Real Valladolid
); however, Murcia returned to the first division
three years after its last spell.
Murcia started 2007–08
well, resisting in mid-table positions until early 2008, with not even the change in coach, with former Spanish......