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NICKNAME – Los Nazaríes (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 Cármenes
CAPACITY – 19,336
RELEGATED – 2022
BEST LA LIGA FINISH – 6th (Twice)
BEST COPA DEL REY RUN – Runners Up (1958/1959)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – QF (2020/2021)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Rafa González (101)
2021/2022 FINISH – 18th
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 recently 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 García 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.
INTERESTING VIDEO LINKS
The old anthem
The new anthem
The new anthem (Flamenco)
A look around Granada
OTHER SPANISH CLUBS
Alavés, Almería, Athletic Bilbao, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Betis, Cádiz, Celta Vigo, Éibar, Elche, Espanyol, Getafe, Girona, Granada, Huesca, Leganés, Levante, Mallorca, Osasuna, Rayo Vallecano, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Valencia, Valladolid, Villarreal