Five things you may not know about Fuenlabrada

Published on: 03 July 2019
    The Madrid-based club was founded in 1975 following a merger between CD San Esteban and AD Fuenlabrada. This was the brainchild of the city's then-mayor, Regino Beneitez, who believed that it made sense to form a single team which would benefit from greater funding. CF Fuenlabrada have played their home games at the Estadio Fernando Torres since 2011. The stadium name is a tribute to the local lad done good. Up until that point, La Aldehuela had hosted the team's games. Amongst those to have plied their trade for Fuenla are David Barral, Jose Luis Morales, Cata Diaz and Sergio Pachón. The club mascot is a cockerel by the name of Kiriko.

    The 2019/20 season will be the club's first in the professional ranks. Prior to securing promotion to LaLiga 1|2|3, the Madrilenians spent 18 seasons in Segunda Division B (the third tier) and 14 campaigns in Tercera (the fourth rung).