Kamis, 19 Januari 2023


Málaga Club de Futbol is a Spanish football club based in Málaga, Andalusia. On May 25, 1948 the Málaga club founded a reserve club, namely the CD Santo Tomás club which later changed its name to the Atlético Malagueño club. Season 1959/1960, Malaga and CA Malagueño played together in Spain's third tier competition. Because of this, the two clubs eventually separated and were registered as independent clubs. In 1992 CD Málaga finally disbanded due to financial difficulties while the club CA Malagueño was still continuing his career in the Spanish League competition. Season 1992/1993 CA Malagueño played in Division Tercera Group 9 which at the end of the season won promotion to Segunda División B. However the following season CA Malagueño was relegated and finally the club also faced financial difficulties like its predecessor club Malaga.

On 29 June 1994 CA Malagueño changed its name to Málaga Club de Futbol SAD or as it is known today as Malaga CF. Although Malaga never played in the Champions League, his career was quite successful in the era of the 2000s under the leadership of Peiró Joaquín. Malaga made its best appearance in European competition by winning the Intertoto Cup in 2002 and in the 2002/2003 season Malaga managed to advance to the UEFA Cup quarter-finals before being eliminated by the Portuguese club, Boavista.
After Peiró retired, Malaga also started to be inconsistent in the league. After successfully moving up to La Liga in the 1999/2000 season, Malaga was only able to last seven seasons in the La Liga arena because in the 2005/2006 season Malaga could only finish at the bottom of the standings.

In the same year, former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz bought a 97% stake in Malaga and appointed his son Fernando Sanz as president of the Malaga club. Spending two seasons in the Segunda Division, Malaga rose again to La Liga for the 2008/2009 season and managed to finish eighth. However, during the 2009/2010 season, Malaga had to work hard to survive the relegation zone and finally finished in 17th place above the relegation zone.

June 2010 Fernando Sanz finally sold the Malaga club to an investor from Qatar, namely Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Ahmed Al Thani who also served as the new president of Malaga on July 28 2010. The club finally overhauled management by bringing in Jesualdo Ferreira as the new coach at Malaga underwent the 2010/2011 season. But he had to be fired after a series of poor results that Malaga went through. Chilean coach, Manuel Pellegrini finally took control of Malaga when the club was in the relegation zone. Thanks to Pellegrini, Malaga managed to get up and finish in 11th place in La Liga. Undergoing the 2011/2012 season, Malaga's management continued to trust Pellegrini to bring Malaga to the gates of success.

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