AD Ceuta

Football club
Full nameAsociación Deportiva Ceuta
GroundAlfonso Murube,
Ceuta, Spain
2011–122ªB – Group 4, 14th
Home colours
Away colours

Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Founded in 1996, its last season was 2011–12 in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Alfonso Murube, with a capacity of 6,500.


Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta, another team from the city, was founded in 1972 and folded in 1991. The club played once in the Segunda División, in 1980–81.

In 1997 Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was born, reaching the third level in only two years; in its first decades of existence, it appeared – without success – in five second division promotion play-offs.

On 1 July 2012, Ceuta was relegated to the Tercera División for unpaid wages to its players.[1]

After 2011–12 season, the club was administratively relegated to Regional Preferente de Ceuta due to unpaid wages from the previous season. Shortly after, club was disbanded with a €600,000 total debt.[2] In 2013, a new club called Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta Fútbol Club was founded to inherit the club's history.

Club background

  • Asociación Deportiva Ceuta — (1997–2012)

Other clubs from Ceuta

  • Ceuta Sport Club — (1932-56); renamed in 1941 to Sociedad Deportiva Ceuta
  • Sociedad Deportiva Ceuta — (1941-56); in 1956 merged with the Spanish elements of Club Atlético Tetuán to form Club Atlético de Ceuta
  • Club Atlético de Ceuta — (1956–); renamed in 2013 to Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta Fútbol Club
  • Club Deportivo Imperio de Ceuta — (1958–)
  • Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta — (1969–91)
  • Club Ceutí Atlético – (1996–97)
  • Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta Fútbol Club — (2013–)


The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Ceuta and UD Melilla. The two clubs travelled to each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.[3]

Season to season

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1996–97 4 1st
1997–98 4 1st
1998–99 3 2ªB 7th
1999–2000 3 2ªB 2nd
2000–01 3 2ªB 4th Round of 32
2001–02 3 2ªB 2nd Round of 32
2002–03 3 2ªB 7th
2003–04 3 2ªB 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2004–05 3 2ªB 3rd
2005–06 3 2ªB 10th
2006–07 3 2ªB 11th
2007–08 3 2ªB 3rd
2008–09 3 2ªB 7th
2009–10 3 2ªB 5th
2010–11 3 2ªB 6th Round of 32
2011–12 3 2ªB 14th

Final squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP David Relaño
2 DF Spain ESP Xapi Arnau
3 DF Spain ESP Cristian Valle
4 DF Spain ESP Ale Hornillo
5 MF Spain ESP Samu
6 MF Spain ESP Juanjo Pereira
8 MF Spain ESP Julio de Dios
9 FW Nigeria NGA Elvis Onyema
10 FW Spain ESP Añete
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 DF Spain ESP Andrés
13 GK Spain ESP Julio
16 MF Spain ESP Gerard
19 DF Spain ESP Germán
20 MF Spain ESP Aitor
21 DF Spain ESP Álex Fernández
22 MF Spain ESP Juanjo Alfaro
25 GK Spain ESP Pau Torres

Famous players

See also


  1. ^ El Ceuta desciende a Tercera tras no recibir la ayuda de la ciudad (Ceuta relegated to Tercera after no help from the city)[permanent dead link]; El Pueblo de Ceuta, 1 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Been a year since AD Ceuta was wound up Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Ceuta Deportiva, 30 June 2013
  3. ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5.

External links

  • Futbolme team profile (in Spanish)
  • Unofficial website (in Spanish)
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