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Established
1940 (82 years old)

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Soccer

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Carlos Belmonte
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Spanish Primera RFEF Group 2
Copa del Rey

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Upcoming Events
21 May 22 Betis Deportivo  -  Albacete
29 May 22 Albacete  -  Llagostera

Latest Results
15 May 22 Albacete  0 - 1  Gimnastic
08 May 22 FC Andorra  3 - 1  Albacete
01 May 22 Alcoyano  0 - 0  Albacete
24 Apr 22 Albacete  3 - 0  Linense
17 Apr 22 Castellón  0 - 0  Albacete

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Albacete Balompié, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Albacete, in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha. Founded on 2 August 1940, it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Estadio Carlos Belmonte, with a capacity of 17,300. It is currently owned by Georges David Kabchi.

The club was founded in 1940 under the name Albacete Fútbol Asociación, being later changed in an attempt to make it sound "more Spanish". After years playing in the lower leagues, Albacete first played in the second division in 1985–86, repeating the feat five seasons later.

In 1989, Benito Floro consecutively promoted the club from the third division to La Liga, overachieving for a seventh place in the first season in the top level. Floro would later coach Real Madrid, returning to Alba two seasons later as the club was relegated in 1995–96.

After years in the second division facing serious economic and sporting difficulties, Albacete returned to the top flight in the 2002–03 campaign, led by César Ferrando (later of Atlético Madrid). However, Albacete dropped in 2004–05 after posting just 6 wins from 38 matches, going on to stabilize in the subsequent seasons in the second level.

The 2010–11 season brought two coaching changes, with both Antonio Calderón and David Vidal (who returned to the club only a few months after leaving) being fired, as Albacete returned to the third division after 21 years. On 6 December 2011, Andrés Iniesta – who played for the club in his youth before joining Barcelona – became the club's major shareholder, donating €420,000 to the cash-strapped club. The club managed to reach the round of 16 of the 2011–12 Copa del Rey, notably beating Atlético Madrid 3–1 on aggregate.

In March 2013, Agustín Lázaro, chief executive officer (CEO) of Andrés Iniesta's winery enterprise, was appointed as Albacete's chairman. In June, Iniesta loaned the club a further €240,000 to cover unpaid wages, thus preventing its administrative relegation to the fourth tier.

In 2014, Albacete returned to the Segunda División, but was relegated two seasons later after finishing the season in the 21st position. The club again returned to the Segunda División in the 2016–17 season after wining against Valencia Mestalla in the last round of the promotion play-offs.

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Diego
Alonso




Alberto
Correa




Pape
Diamanka




Santiago
Gentiletti




Nicolás
Gorosito




Álvaro
Herrero




Eddy
İsrafilov




Ivan
Kecojević




Manuel
Lázaro




Álvaro
Martínez




Alfredo
Martínez




Bartolomé
Mesquida




Jean
Mvondo




Carlos
Obejero




Sergio
Sanchez




Francisco
Solsona




Roman
Zozulya



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