Albacete Balompie

Country Spain Spain
City Albacete
Founded 1940
Leagues
Segunda Division

Albacete Balompie is a Spanish football club based in Albacete in Castile-La Mancha. They currently feature in the Segunda Division.

Albacete Balompie were established in 1940 as Albacete Futbol Asociacion and reached the second tier of Spanish football for the first time in the 1985-1986 season.

Albacete gained promotion to La Liga in 1989 for the first time in history and finished seventh in their debut season in the Spanish top flight. But they were relegated in 1995-1996 and soon started to struggle with monetary problems.

Albacete came back to La Liga in the 2002-2003 season but went down in 2004-2005.

Albacete Balompie play their home matches at Carlos Belmonte that can accommodate 17,300 spectators. They bear the nickname “Queso Mecanico” (A clockwork cheese).

Team Roster

Name Position
Miguel Ángel Garrido Cifuentes Spain defender
Javier Jiménez García Spain defender
Èric Montes Arce Spain defender
Sergio Sanchez Ortega Spain defender
Diego Da Silva Costa Spain forward
Christian Stuani Uruguay forward
Alvaro Pena Herrero Spain midfielder
Pelayo Novo García Spain midfielder
Eddy Silvestre Pascual İsrafilov Azerbaijan midfielder

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