NICKNAME – El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine)
FOUNDED – 1910
LOCATED IN – Cadiz, Andalusia
STADIUM – Estadio Ramon de Carranza
CAPACITY – 25,033
PROMOTED – 2020
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 12th (1987/1988)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – SF (1989/1990)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Paco Baena (80)
2019/2020 FINISH – Promoted (2nd)
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT CADIZ CF
1. The club crest depicts Hercules keeping two lions apart during one of his labours. Two pillars (symbolising the Pillars of Hercules) appear in the background.
2. Salvadoran “Magico” Gonzalez, one of the best players in the world at the time, represented Cadiz through the 1980s.
3. It was during this period that Cadiz picked up their nickname of the “Yellow Submarine”, due to their uncanny ability to escape the drop after being “submerged” in the relegation zone for most of the season.
4. When Cadiz were finally sunk in the 1990s, they dropped down two divisions and nearly went out of business.
5. Cadiz have been searching for their next star in India, where young players can win a scholarship to train in Spain.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT CADIZ
1. Cadiz is situated on an island off the southwest Spanish coast, but is connected to the mainland by two huge bridges.
2. The oldest city in Spain, its name comes from the ancient Phoenician word, “(a)gadir”, meaning “wall” or “stronghold”.
3. Due to its strategic location on the Straits of Gibraltar, the city has seen many battles over its history, which is why it has so many castles and fortifications contained within it.
4. Cadiz was also a trade centre, so merchants built towers from their houses to be able to see approaching ships. The highest is the Tavira Tower, which you can still visit today.
5. Nearby Jerez de la Frontera, located on the mainland, is the home of sherry and has hosted F1 races in the part.
OTHER SPANISH CLUBS
Alaves, Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Cadiz, Celta Vigo, Eibar, Elche, Espanyol, Getafe, Granada, Huesca, Leganes, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Real Betis, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Real Valladolid, Sevilla, Valencia, Villarreal