Sporting de Huelva

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Sporting de Huelva
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Full nameSporting Club de Huelva
Founded1979 / 2004
Ground El Conquero, [1]
Huelva
Capacity800 [1]
Chairman Flag of Spain.svg J. Antonio Muñoz Lozano
Manager Flag of Spain.svg Antonio Toledo
League Primera División
2017–18 9th
Website Club website

Sporting Club de Huelva is a Spanish women's football club from Huelva, Andalusia. It was founded in Huelva in 2004 as a restructuring of an homonymous junior (men's) football club, which had been founded in 1979 and dissolved nine years later, by its original founder, Antonio Toledo, who has also served as the team's manager and sporting director. [2]

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Huelva Municipality in Andalusia, Spain

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History

2006-07 Superliga match against Levante UD Levante-huelva.jpg
2006–07 Superliga match against Levante UD

Gaining promotion to the Superliga Femenina in just two seasons, Sporting Huelva debuted at the 2006–07 season. It has successfully avoided relegation for the past three seasons, actually ending the 2008–09 season just one point short for qualifying to the Copa de la Reina, losing the spot at the last matchday. [3]

The 2006–07 Superliga season will be the 19th since its establishment.

The 2008/09 season of the female football Superliga Femenina was started September 7, 2008 and finished May 10, 2009.

Next year Sporting was third in their group in the first stage of the newly reformed competition, narrowly missing qualification for the title contenders group. The team ranked again 3rd in its group in the second stage, qualifying for the Copa de la Reina for the first time. They qualified for the quarter-finals, eliminating Atlético Madrid before being ousted by Torrejón.

Financial difficulties conditioned the club's 2010–11 season. Following a weak performance in the first stage the team managed to recover in the second half of the season and was 2nd in their group, but Sporting had to renounce taking part in the Copa de la Reina. [4]

Sporting chained four wins in the first weeks of the 2011–12 season, holding the lead of the table for the first time in its history. [5] As of the end of 2011 the team stood 4th with 9 wins in 15 games, but after a less successful second half the team ended in the 8th position, was anyway is its best result to date. During the Christmas break president José Antonio Muñoz announced Sporting was in negotiations to become Recreativo Huelva's women's team for the 2012–13 season, [6] but an agreement was not reached and Sporting was instead relocated to nearby Trigueros for the 2012–13 season. [7]

On 17 May 2015, Sporting de Huelva won its first national title after achieving the 2015 Copa de la Reina by defeating Valencia CF in the final match by 2–1. [8]

The 2015 Copa de la Reina de Fútbol was the 33rd edition of the Spanish women's football national cup. It ran from 10 to 17 May 2015 and it was contested by the best eight teams in the 2014–15 Spanish Championship. Both the quarterfinals were single-elimination in Las Rozas and Torrelodones, while the semifinals and final was held in Melilla.

Valencia CF Spanish association football club

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Current squad

As of 14 February 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Spain.svg GK Sarita Serrat
3 Flag of Romania.svg DF Elena Pavel
5 Flag of Spain.svg DF Cinta
6 Flag of Morocco.svg MF Meryem Hajri
7 Flag of Spain.svg MF Anita
8 Flag of Ukraine.svg FW Yulia Kornievets
9 Flag of Paraguay.svg MF Lice Chamorro
10 Flag of Spain.svg MF Alicia Redondo
11 Flag of Argentina.svg MF Florencia Bonsegundo
12 Flag of Spain.svg MF Irene
No.PositionPlayer
13 Flag of Ukraine.svg GK Albina Fomchenko
14 Flag of Brazil.svg FW Ludmila
15 Flag of Spain.svg DF Pachu
16 Flag of Spain.svg MF Sandra Castelló
17 Flag of Spain.svg DF Sandra Bernal
20 Flag of Chile.svg MF Paloma López
21 Flag of Brazil.svg MF Raquel
22 Flag of Brazil.svg FW Mônica
23 Flag of Ukraine.svg MF Vera Djatel

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Former internationals

Competition record

SeasonDiv.Pos. Copa de la Reina
2004–05 Reg.
2005–06 1st
2006–07 10th
2007–08 11th
2008–09 9th
2009–10 13th Quarter-finals
2010–11 12th
2011–12 8th
2012–13 9th
2013–14 8th Quarter-finals
2014–15 8th Champion
2015–16 8th Quarter-finals
2016–17 10th
2017–18 9th
2018–19 Round of 16

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References

  1. 1 2 "Ciudad Deportiva El Conquero". soccerway.com. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. Sporting de Huelva, 2 July 2009. 30th anniversary of the club.
  3. Soccerway.com
  4. ADN
  5. Futfem.com
  6. A women's team for Recreativo Huelva? Blanquiazules
  7. Trigueros takes in Sporting de Huelva, which will be able to keep playing in the Superliga. Andalucía Información, 3 July 2012
  8. "El CD Sporting Club de Huelva, un histórico e inesperado gran campeón de la Copa de la SM La Reina" (in Spanish). RFEF. 18 May 2015.