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Elche Club de Futbol, or simply known by most as Elche, is a Spanish professional football club based in a city of the same name. They currently complete in La Liga, which is the top division of Spanish football and was founded in 1923.

They were founded as a result of a merger of all of the city’s football clubs and began competing in the Spanish football pyramid in 1929. It took them 30 years to reach La Liga for the first time in 1959 and they have spent their time floating between mostly the first and second division ever since, while also having spells in the third tier of Spanish football.

Elche play their home matches at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, which has a maximum, all-seater capacity of 33,732. This makes it the 15th-largest stadium in Spain and the second-largest in the Valencian community. It is listed by UEFA as an elite stadium and played host to the 2003 Copa Del Rey Final, as well as three games at the 1982 World Cup. Spain have also played six international matches at the Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, the first of which came against Belgium in February, 1986.

Elche Honours

Elche’s list of honours is a pretty short roll call that can hardly compete with the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona. Elche are two-time winners of the Segunda Division, having done so in the 1958/59 and 2012/13 seasons, with that being the only two trophies that they can show off in their museum. They also made the Copa Del Rey final for the only time in their history in 1969, which they eventually lost to Athletic Bilbao in a narrow 1-0 defeat. The club’s highest-ever finish in La Liga came in 1963/64 when they finished in fifth place.

Although they are two-time winners of the Segunda Division, they have won promotion to La Liga on a total of five occasions, three times not as champions. They have also been promoted to the Segunda Division on seven different occasions, showing their history as something of a yo-yo club through the years.

Elche Managerial History

One of the most famous footballers of all-time, Alfredo Di Stefano, started his managerial career with Elche a year after retiring from the game. His tenure was pretty short-lived, as he stayed for just one year before leaving to join Boca Juniors in Argentina, where he guided them to the league title. It hasn’t been a club that has tended to give their managers too long to get their feet under the desk, having had no fewer than five different head coaches in 2017. Pacheta guided the club to promotion back to La Liga in the 2019/20 season, but left the club just two days after their play-off victory.

Elche Rivalries

Elche’s biggest rivalry in Spanish football is with Hércules CF, with whom there is just an 11-mile gap between the two clubs. Hércules CF currently compete in the Segunda Division RFEF, which makes a league meeting between the two clubs look pretty unlikely for the time being. Elche also share a rivalry with Real Murcia, who are currently competing in the third tier of Spanish football.