Real Club Celta de Vigo is a Spanish football club based in Vigo, Galicia. They currently feature in the La Liga.
Celta de Vigo were established on March 28, 1923 because of the mergence of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Foot-ball Club. They achieved great success in the 1990s when they consolidated their place as one of the top six sides in La Liga and featured in the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League).
Since the 1990s, however, Celta gradually slipped out of Spain’s top 10 and were relegated in 2003-04, before instantly earning promotion. Celta were relegated again in 2006-07 and in June 2007 narrowly avoided going into administration. Celta spent five years in Segunda Division before promotion back in 2011-12.
They have remained in La Liga since, enjoying a strong period under Eduardo Berizzo from 2014 to 2017, finishing sixth in 2015-16, while making the Copa del Rey semi-finals in the same season. Iago Aspas has been a perennial figure during the past decade and is the club’s record goal scorer and has made almost 500 appearances.
Celta de Vigo play their home matches at the Balaidos that can accommodate 32,500 spectators.
They bear the nickname “Los Celestes” (The Sky Blues).
- Segunda Division Winners: 1935–36, 1981–82, 1991–92
- Segunda Division B Winners: 1980–81
- Copa del Rey Runners-up: 1947–48, 1993–94, 2000–01
- UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners: 2000