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Unión Deportiva Almería, S.A.D. was formed in 1989, making them one of the newest clubs to feature in La Liga. They play their home matches at the 15,274-seated Power Horse Stadium, which was formerly known as the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos. The first-ever football club in Almeria was formed in 1909, but many iterations have been formed in the time in between before this current version was created in 1982, initially as Almería Club de Fútbol.
They were first promoted to the top flight, La Liga, in the 2006/07 season as they finished as runners-up in the Segunda Division. They finished their first season in the competition in 8th-placed, having been spearheaded by Unai Emery, who eventually left for Valencia at the end of the 2007/08 campaign.
Almeria have just one major trophy to their name, having won the Segunda Division for the first time in the 2021/22 season, sealing their return to La Liga in the process. They have been promoted to the top flight on three separate occasions, but this most recent promotion was the first time they did so as league winners.
To date, their best performance in the Copa Del Rey was a trip to the semi-finals during the 2010/11 season, during which they were also relegated back to the Segunda Division, ending a four-year spell in the top flight.
Almeria Managerial History
It’s fair to say Almeria have chopped and changed their managers on a pretty frequent basis over the years, having had only one boss surpass 100 matches in charge in their tenure. That was Casuco, who was at the helm from 2001-2004, but no other manager has enjoyed a three-year spell at the club. Undoubtedly the club’s most successful manager in their history is the aforementioned Unai Emery, who guided the club to an eighth-placed finish in La Liga the year after winning promotion to the top flight for the first time, He is still celebrated by Almeria supporters to this day, as his team led by Alvaro Negredo in attack achieved their highest-ever finish in Spanish football. It is a team that is still celebrated to this day by Almeria supporters and is undoubtedly the highest level of football that they have played within their short history.
Known as Rojiblancos, Almeria have enjoyed a number of famous players, with Jose Ortiz being arguably their most notable. The midfielder enjoyed 12 seasons at the club, leading to him being their leader in all-time appearances on 338, while he sits third in the all-time goals statistic with 47. That particular list is topped by Raul Sanchez, who scored 57 goals for the club during a prolific spell of just two seasons.
Only two other players have surpassed the 300-appearance mark for the club in Corona and Soriano, who appeared 333 and 312 times, respectively. Leonardo Ulloa scored 48 goals across three season with the club before earning a move to Brighton, from which he later joined Leicester City and won the Premier League title with the Foxes in the 2015/16 season.