NICKNAME – Granotes (The Frogs)
FOUNDED – 1909
LOCATED IN – Valencia, Community of Valencia
STADIUM – Estadi Ciutat de Valencia
CAPACITY – 26,354
PROMOTED – 2017
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 6th (2011/2012)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – SF (Twice)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – R16 (2012/2013)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Jose Paredes (71)
2019/2020 FINISH – 12th
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT LEVANTE UD
1. They are the oldest club in the city of Valencia, founded 10 years before their city rivals Valencia CF.
2. Levante is the name for the entire coastal region of Eastern Spain, named after the rising sun (rise is levantar in Spanish).
3. Levante was chosen as the team name because they played their first matches on “Levante Beach”.
4. The “frog” nickname comes from Gimnastico, with whom they merged after the Spanish Civil War. Gimnastico provided the pitch to play on, which was right next to the river.
5. Football legend Johann Cruyff briefly played for Levante in 1981, scoring two goals in ten games for the club.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT VALENCIA’S HISTORY
1. Valencia was founded by the Romans; its original name, “Valentia”, means “valour” or “honour” in Latin.
2. “El Cid” conquered then ruled over the city in the 11th century, supported by both Christians and Muslims.
3. It became a major silk production centre in the 14th century, producing the white mulberry required to drive it.
4. Before the Barbary pirates wreaked havoc on the city and its surrounding areas, it was a key port in the slave trade.
5. Valencia twice served as the capital of Spain, first during Napoleonic times and later during the Civil War.
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