Sociedad Deportiva Ponferradina, S.A.D.
is a Spanish football team
based in Ponferrada
, in the El Bierzo
, in the autonomous community of Castile and León
. Founded on 7 June 1922, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 2
, holding home matches at Estadio El Toralín
, a soccer-specific stadium
with a seating capacity
of 8,300 spectators.
The team's kit consists of a blue and white striped shirt, and blue shorts.
Sociedad Deportiva Ponferradina
was founded in 1922. It spent the vast majority of its professional years in the fourth
and third level
. In 1967, with the club in the former category, it achieved an historic 6–1 win against top division
giants Real Madrid
On September 5, 2000, El Toralín
was inaugurated as the club's new grounds, replacing Fuentesnuevas
; the first match there was a friendly against Celta de Vigo
. In 2006–07
competed for the first time in Segunda División
, but would be immediately relegated back, as third from the bottom.
In the 2009–10 season
, Ponferradina returned to division two: after winning the regular season with 75 points, it defeated UE Sant Andreu
, in the promotion playoffs
(after winning and losing 1–0 over the two legs); subsequently, the club appeared in the league final, losing to Granada CF
0–1 on aggregate.
Season to season