NICKNAME – La Ensaimada Mecanica (The Clockwork Ensaimada) Els Barralets (The Barralet), Los Bermellones (The Vermillions)
FOUNDED – 1916
LOCATED IN – Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
STADIUM – Visit Mallorca Stadium
CAPACITY – 23,142
RELEGATED – 2020
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 3rd (Twice)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – Winners (2002/2003)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – Group Stage (2001/2002)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – QF (1999/2000)
BEST CWC FINISH – Runners Up (1998/1999)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Samuel Eto’o (70)
2019/2020 FINISH – 19th (Primera Liga)
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT RCD MALLORCA
1. The team was originally called Alfonso XIII FC after the then monarch, who encouraged them to add the “Real” prefix.
2. The unusual nickname of “La Ensaimada Mecanica” came from the extremely successful team that Hector Cuper built at the turn of the century. “Ensaimada” is a local pastry and “mecanica” (clockwork) signified they were well-drilled.
3. Samuel Eto’o, their record scorer, rose to fame here before moving onto greater things at Barca and Inter.
4. Basketball legend Steve Nash is a part owner of the club alongside Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver.
5. The “Son Moix” was renamed “Visit Mallorca Stadium” with the aim of boosting the local tourist industry.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT PALMA DE MALLORCA
1. It was founded as a Roman port designed to serve ships sailing to southern Spain and Africa.
2. After Viking raids, it fell to Muslim forces, under whom it became a launchpad for piracy.
3. The construction of its famous cathedral, “La Seu”, took 372 years.
4. The first circular castle constructed in Europe, “Castell de Bellver”, overlooks the city.
5. Over half of the population work in the tourist industry.
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