NICKNAME – Los Nazaries (The Nasrids), El Grana, El 5001, Los Matagigantes (The Giantkillers), Los Rojiblancos (The Red and Whites)
FOUNDED – 1931
LOCATED IN – Granada, Andalusia
STADIUM – Nuevo Estadio de los Carmenes
CAPACITY – 19,336
PROMOTED – 2019
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 6th (Twice)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – Runners Up (1958/1959)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – R16 (2020/2021)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Rafa Gonzalez (101)
2019/2020 FINISH – 7th
FIVE FACTS ABOUT GRANADA CF
1. The red and white stripes on their kit have alternated between horizontal and vertical throughout their history.
2. The club earned their nickname of “Giantkillers” in the 1970s when they defeated all of the major clubs in Spain.
3. Udinese of Italy rescued the club when they were on the brink of bankruptcy in 2009. They sent their young players here to get used to competitive football.
4. Udinese sold the club on to a Chinese sports group in 2016.
5. Granada have just acquired their first taste of European football, thanks to a high league finish in 2019/2020.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT GRANADA
1. Although its original Arabic name was Garnata (“hill of strangers”), “granada” means “pomegranate” in Spanish; the fruit has become part of the city’s heraldry.
2. The city is best known for its stunning “Alhambra”, created by the last Iberian Islamic dynasty, the Nasrids.
3. Granada is located in the foothills of the “Sierra Nevada” mountain range, which includes Spain’s highest peak.
4. The airport is named after the poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, the most famous son of the city.
5. Gypsy flamenco dances (zambras) are held to this day in the caves of the Sacromonte district.
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