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Established
1949 (68 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Paco Herrera

Stadium/Home
Gran Canaria
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Location
Las Palmas, Spain

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League
Spanish La Liga

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Upcoming Events
Sunday 22nd Oct Villarreal - Las Palmas El Madrigal
Monday 30th Oct Las Palmas - La Coruna Gran Canaria
Sunday 5th Nov Real Madrid - Las Palmas Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Sunday 19th Nov Las Palmas - Levante Gran Canaria
Sunday 26th Nov Sociedad - Las Palmas Anoeta

Latest Results
Monday 16th Oct Las Palmas 2 - 5 Celta Vigo Gran Canaria
Sunday 1st Oct Barcelona 3 - 0 Las Palmas Camp Nou
Sunday 24th Sep Las Palmas 0 - 2 Leganes Gran Canaria
Wednesday 20th Sep Sevilla 1 - 0 Las Palmas Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Sunday 17th Sep Las Palmas 1 - 0 Ath Bilbao Gran Canaria

Description

Unión Deportiva Las Palmas, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the autonomous community of Canary Islands. Founded on 22 August 1949 it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Estadio de Gran Canaria, with a capacity of 31,250 seats.

The club remains the only one in Spanish football to achieve back-to-back promotions to La Liga in its first two seasons. It had a 19-year run in the competition, ending in 1982–83.
Even though the club registered with the Royal Spanish Football Federation on 6 June 1949, UD Las Palmas was officially founded on 22 August of that year, as the result of a merger between all five clubs on the island: Club Deportivo Gran Canaria, Atlético Club de Fútbol, Real Club Victoria, Arenas Club and Marino Fútbol Club. The union was to create a club strong enough to keep Canarian players on the island and not to seek a better career on the mainland.

Debate was held on the name of the club, which it was agreed would not include the names of any of its predecessors. An early option, Deportivo Canarias, was scrapped due to referring to the Canary Islands on a whole rather than the island of Gran Canaria. The name Las Palmas by itself was also put forward, and then rejected due to the name having already been taken by a defunct club in the city; Unión Deportiva Las Palmas was finally chosen due to its connection to the union which created the team, and its home city of Las Palmas. The first training session at the new club was held on 16 September 1949.

Las Palmas finished second in their first season in the Tercera División (1949–50), ranking third in the following year's Segunda División to reach La Liga for the first time ever, and became the first Spanish club to achieve consecutive promotions in its first two years of existence. The first season in the top flight ended, however, in relegation, but the team returned to the category in 1954, going on to enjoy a six-year spell.

Team Members
Vitolo
Loic Remy
Sergi Samper

Stadium or Home

Estadio Gran Canaria is a multi-purpose stadium in Las Palmas, Spain. It is currently used mostly for football matches by the UD Las Palmas team. The club had previously played at the Estadio Insular. The stadium holds 31,250 people. It was built in 2003 and their website can be found at Estadio de Gran Canaria.

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