CD Tenerife

Spanish association football club

Football club
CD Tenerife logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Tenerife, S.A.D.
Founded21 November 1912; 109 years ago (1912-11-21)
GroundHeliodoro Rodríguez López
OwnerMiguel Concepción Cáceres
PresidentMiguel Concepción Cáceres
Head coachLuis Miguel Ramis
LeagueSegunda División
2021–22Segunda División, 5th of 22
Promotion play-offs, Final
WebsiteClub website
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

Club Deportivo Tenerife, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1912, the club plays in the Segunda División, holding home matches at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, with a 22,824-seat capacity. The traditional home colours are white shirts and blue shorts.

Tenerife has a history playing in the top flight of La Liga. They have been promoted to the top tier on four occasions, including a 10-year stint from 1989 to 1999. The club managed to finish as high as fifth in the league table on two occasions during that period, which qualified them for the first round of the UEFA Cup. They most recently played in La Liga in the 2009–10 season.

Being based in the Canary archipelago off the Atlantic coast of Africa, while playing its away games on the Spanish mainland, both the club and rival Las Palmas from Gran Canaria are two of the most geographically isolated European professional clubs. Tenerife and Las Palmas contest the Canary Islands derby.


Match between CD Nacional of Madeira and CD Tenerife in 1925.

Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in 1912 as Sporting Club Tenerife, which had come about as a merger between two or more previous football clubs on the island. The club changed its name to Club Deportivo Tenerife in 1922. La Liga started in 1928, but the team played in regional divisions until it was promoted to the Segunda División in 1953. It first reached the top flight in 1961, being immediately relegated back and, in the following 27 years, played almost exclusively in the second level, also spending three years in Tercera División and six – five in a row – in Segunda División B, the newly created division three (in 1978).

In 1985, when Tenerife were relegated to the third division for a second time, Javier Pérez became president of the club. The side was promoted this year to the second level and, two years later, returned to the first, after winning the promotion playoff against Real Betis (4–1 on aggregate).

In 1991, Jorge Valdano took charge of the club as manager, and the Argentine would help rob former side Real Madrid of two consecutive league titles in the last round, to the benefit of Barcelona. In the first season, the Canary Islands outfit barely avoided relegation, but would finish in a best-ever fifth position in the following year, eventually reaching the round of 16 in the subsequent UEFA Cup, losing to Juventus 2–4 on aggregate.

German Jupp Heynckes became head coach of Tenerife in 1995, leading the club to another fifth-placed finish and the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. In the 1996–97 UEFA Cup, the islanders fared better, reaching the last-four after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv, Lazio, Feyenoord and Brøndby (the winner coming late in extra time from an Antonio Mata free-kick), only bowing out to eventual winners Schalke 04.

Tenerife then went on a downward spiral which eventually led to relegation to the "silver category" in 1999, prompting various managerial changes within the club. In 2001, the club was again promoted, led by Rafael Benítez, who promptly left to take up the manager's job at Valencia; the promotion was achieved in the last match of the campaign thanks to a goal from Hugo Morales.

Match: Tenerife – Real Sociedad, in 2008

Pepe Mel became the new trainer but the first division season never took off, as Tenerife were beaten heavily at home by Barcelona 0–6, which cost the manager his job. Javier Clemente, formerly with the Spain national team, took the reins, but could not help prevent the eventual immediate relegation.

Tenerife suffered from serious economic problems in the following years, owing more than €40 million. President Pérez was replaced with Víctor Perez de Ascanio, who resigned due to bad management, leaving his position to Miguel Concepción, who negotiated with local politicians and businessmen, also creating a construction company as a subsidiary of the side.

On 13 June 2009, Tenerife secured a top flight return after a seven-year absence after a 1–0 win at Girona. In the following season, even though the team held on until the last round, another relegation befell, after the 0–1 loss at third-placed Valencia.

2010–11 brought with it three coaching changes,[2] as Tenerife eventually suffered another relegation, returning to the third division after 24 years. On 2 June 2013, the club, led by Álvaro Cervera, returned to the second level after winning the promotion play-off against Hospitalet (3–2 on aggregate).


Season to season

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1928–29 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1929–30 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1930–31 4 1ª Reg.
1931–32 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1932–33 4 1ª Reg. 1st
1933–34 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1934–35 4 1ª Reg. 1st
1935–36 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1940–41 4 1ª Reg.
1941–42 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1942–43 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1943–44 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1944–45 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1945–46 4 1ª Reg. 1st
1946–47 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1947–48 4 1ª Reg. 5th
1948–49 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1949–50 4 1ª Reg. 1st
1950–51 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1951–52 4 1ª Reg. 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1952–53 4 1ª Reg. 1st
1953–54 2 6th
1954–55 2 9th
1955–56 2 9th
1956–57 2 13th
1957–58 2 2nd
1958–59 2 4th Round of 32
1959–60 2 10th First round
1960–61 2 1st Quarter-finals
1961–62 1 16th Quarter-finals
1962–63 2 10th Round of 16
1963–64 2 5th Round of 32
1964–65 2 11th Round of 32
1965–66 2 8th First round
1966–67 2 11th Round of 32
1967–68 2 9th First round
1968–69 3 5th
1969–70 3 2nd First round
1970–71 3 1st Round of 32
1971–72 2 9th Fourth round

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1972–73 2 14th Fourth round
1973–74 2 4th Round of 32
1974–75 2 12th Fourth round
1975–76 2 7th Quarter-finals
1976–77 2 6th First round
1977–78 2 19th Round of 16
1978–79 3 2ª B 6th Second round
1979–80 3 2ª B 3rd Second round
1980–81 3 2ª B 5th Second round
1981–82 3 2ª B 13th Third round
1982–83 3 2ª B 2nd
1983–84 2 15th First round
1984–85 2 11th Round of 16
1985–86 2 19th Round of 16
1986–87 3 2ª B 1st Second round
1987–88 2 12th Fourth round
1988–89 2 3rd Round of 32
1989–90 1 18th Round of 16
1990–91 1 14th Fifth round
1991–92 1 13th Fifth round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1992–93 1 5th Third round
1993–94 1 10th Semi-finals
1994–95 1 15th Third round
1995–96 1 5th Quarter-finals
1996–97 1 9th Round of 16
1997–98 1 16th Second round
1998–99 1 19th Fourth round
1999–2000 2 14th Second round
2000–01 2 3rd Round of 16
2001–02 1 19th Round of 64
2002–03 2 8th Round of 64
2003–04 2 8th Round of 64
2004–05 2 9th Round of 32
2005–06 2 18th First round
2006–07 2 7th Second round
2007–08 2 11th Third round
2008–09 2 3rd Third round
2009–10 1 19th Round of 32
2010–11 2 20th Second round
2011–12 3 2ª B 2nd First round

European cup history

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1993–94 UEFA Cup Last 64 France Auxerre 2–2 1–0 3–2
Last 32 Greece Olympiacos 2–1 3–4 5–5
Last 16 Italy Juventus 2–1 0–3 2–4
1996–97 UEFA Cup Last 64 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 3–2 1–1 4–3
Last 32 Italy Lazio 5–3 0–1 5–4
Last 16 Netherlands Feyenoord 0–0 4–2 4–2
Quarterfinals Denmark Brøndby 0–1 2–0 2–1
Semifinals Germany Schalke 04 1–0 0–2 1–2



  • Copa del Rey
Semi-finals (1): 1993–94
Quarter-finals (4): 1960–61, 1961–62, 1975–76, 1995–96


  • UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League
Semi-finals (1): 1996–97


  • Joan Gamper Trophy
Winners (1): 1993

Current squad

As of 26 September 2022.[3]

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 Juan Soriano
2 DF Spain ESP Aitor Buñuel
4 DF Spain ESP José León
5 DF Spain ESP Sergio González
6 MF Spain ESP Álex Corredera
7 FW Spain ESP Elady Zorrilla
8 MF Spain ESP Javi Alonso
9 FW Spain ESP Borja Garcés (on loan from Atlético Madrid)
10 MF England ENG Samuel Shashoua
11 FW Ghana GHA Mo Dauda (on loan from Anderlecht)
12 DF Spain ESP Andoni López
13 GK Spain ESP Javi Díaz
14 DF Spain ESP Carlos Ruiz
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF Spain ESP Pablo Larrea
16 MF Spain ESP Aitor Sanz (captain)
17 MF Spain ESP Waldo Rubio
18 FW Spain ESP Enric Gallego
19 FW Spain ESP Iván Romero (on loan from Sevilla)
20 MF Spain ESP José Ángel
21 FW England ENG Arvin Appiah (on loan from Almería)
22 DF France FRA Jérémy Mellot
23 DF Montenegro MNE Nikola Šipčić
24 DF Spain ESP Nacho
26 DF Spain ESP David Rodríguez
31 FW Spain ESP Teto
32 MF Spain ESP Ibra Barry

Reserve team

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 FW Spain ESP Alassán
28 MF Spain ESP Pablo Hernández
No. Pos. Nation Player
30 GK Spain ESP Víctor Méndez
33 MF Spain ESP Matías Cedrés

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Spain ESP Jeremy Socorro (at Antequera until 30 June 2023)
MF Spain ESP Rubén Díez (at Deportivo La Coruña until 30 June 2023)
MF Spain ESP Félix Alonso (at Atlético Paso until 30 June 2023)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Guinea GUI Thierno Barry (at SD Logroñés until 30 June 2023)
FW Spain ESP Jorge Padilla (at Racing Ferrol until 30 June 2023)
FW Spain ESP Ethyan González (at Atlético Madrid B until 30 June 2023)

Current technical staff

Position Staff
Manager Spain Luis Miguel Ramis
Assistant manager Spain José Manuel Gil
Technical assistant Spain Iván Madroño
Analyst Spain Carlos Rodríguez
Goalkeeping coach Spain Ortiz Zebenzui
Fitness coach Spain Miguel Ángel Fernández
Spain Maykol Hernández
Director of Medical Services Spain Dámaso M.
Physiotherapist Spain José Cristóbal R.
Spain Luis P.
Spain Aday P.
Nutritionist Spain Alejandro T.
Rehab fitness coach Spain Yeray A.
Podologist Spain Marta P.
Delegate Spain Víctor P.
Kit man Spain Jonathan G.
Spain Ángel S.

Last updated: September 2022
Source: CD Tenerife

International players

See also: Category:CD Tenerife players
  • Argentina Christian Bassedas
  • Argentina Oscar Dertycia
  • Argentina Esteban Fuertes
  • Argentina Diego Latorre
  • Argentina Gerardo Martino
  • Argentina Hugo Morales
  • Argentina Marcelo Ojeda
  • Argentina Pablo Paz
  • Argentina Martín Posse
  • Argentina Fernando Redondo
  • Australia Aurelio Vidmar
  • Austria Stefan Lexa
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Meho Kodro
  • Brazil André Luiz
  • Brazil César Belli
  • Brazil Guina
  • Brazil Leandro
  • Cameroon Daniel Kome
  • Chile Francisco Rojas
  • Colombia Navarro Montoya
  • Colombia Pedro Portocarrero
  • Czech Republic Pavel Hapal
  • Equatorial Guinea Juvenal
  • Georgia (country) Otar Kakabadze
  • Germany Robert Enke
  • Germany Oliver Neuville
  • Ghana Brimah Razak
  • Haiti Frantz Bertin
  • Honduras Bryan Acosta
  • Honduras Juan Carlos García
  • Honduras Anthony Lozano
  • Honduras Ramón Maradiaga
  • Honduras Darixon Vuelto
  • Honduras Gilberto Yearwood
  • Israel Gal Alberman
  • Japan Gaku Shibasaki
  • Martinique Samuel Camille
  • Mexico Gerardo Torrado
  • Morocco Moulay El Ghareff
  • Netherlands Roy Makaay
  • Netherlands Ferdi Vierklau
  • Panama Rommel Fernández
  • Paraguay Crispín Maciel
  • Peru José del Solar
  • Peru Percy Olivares
  • Poland Tomasz Frankowski
  • Portugal Bino
  • Portugal Domingos

Notable coaches


Fans of Tenerife are called Chicharreros because in early days, the inhabitants of a small fishing village called Santa Cruz (later the capital of Tenerife) consumed "chicharros" (Atlantic horse mackerel) as a main part of their diet.

Other inhabitants of Tenerife and the Canary Islands used the moniker as a pejorative name, but finally the inhabitants of Santa Cruz accepted it affectionately.

See also

  • CD Tenerife B


  1. ^ "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "David Amaral es el nuevo entrenador del Tenerife" [David Amaral is new Tenerife coach] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Plantilla Club Deportivo Tenerife SAD 22-23" [Squad] (in Spanish). CD Tenerife. Retrieved 26 September 2022.

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