Cádiz

Imagine a club where the joy of the game perfectly blends with the beauty of the sea. That’s Cádiz Club de Fútbol, often referred to as Cádiz, for you. Founded in 1910, the club has spent several seasons in LaLiga, showcasing their passion and commitment to the beautiful game.

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Cádiz Legends: Players Who Left a Mark

Cádiz has been a nurturing home for several footballing talents. Here are a few names that left a lasting legacy:

Mágico González: The Salvadoran forward is a true legend at Cádiz. With his incredible dribbling skills and scoring prowess, Mágico earned a place in the heart of every Cádiz fan.

Salvador ‘Vavá’ Martínez Pascual: Another revered name in Cádiz’s history, Vavá is the club’s all-time top scorer.

Armando Husillos: The Argentine winger enjoyed a successful spell at Cádiz before heading to Málaga, where he later became a sporting director.

Rivalries and Revelries: The Battles of Cádiz

A major rivalry is with Xerez CD, another club from the Andalusia region. The ‘Derbi Gaditano’ is always a passionate affair, filled with fiery encounters and an intense atmosphere.

Cádiz’s matches against Sevilla and Real Betis are also significant, forming part of the broader Andalusian rivalry. These games are eagerly anticipated, embodying the competitive spirit of Andalusian football.

The Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla: More than a Stadium

Renamed from Ramón de Carranza to Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, this iconic venue holds a special place in Cádiz’s history. With a seating capacity of over 20,000, it’s a testament to the passionate Cádiz fanbase.

For a budget-friendly matchday experience, the ‘Fondos’ area behind the goals is an excellent option. Tickets here are around €35, offering an affordable yet immersive experience.

The ‘Tribuna Alta’ and ‘Tribuna Baja’ along the pitch offer excellent views of the action. Prices vary from €55 to €65, providing a comprehensive view of the match.

For those looking for luxury, the ‘Palcos’ or boxes are perfect. Prices start from €110 and offer exclusive amenities, including catering and top-tier views of the pitch.

At Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla, every cheer echoes the undying spirit of the Cádiz faithful. It’s a captivating spectacle of football, where the roaring waves of the nearby Atlantic Ocean match the pulsating rhythm of the game. This is Cádiz CF: a symbol of football’s magic in the heart of Andalusia.

There is so Much More

  • A Beloved Mascot: Cádiz CF’s mascot is a pirate, chosen to represent the city’s historical connection to sea exploration and maritime adventures. The pirate is often seen entertaining fans at the Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla during games.
  • FIFA Recognition: Mágico González, Cádiz’s legendary forward, is regarded by FIFA as one of the greatest players never to have played in a World Cup. His technical skills and charismatic style made him a standout player during his time.
  • Cádiz’s Promotion Record: The club holds a record of gaining promotion to LaLiga six times, the latest one coming in the 2019-20 season, marking their return after a 14-year absence.
  • Veteran Achievements: In the 2020-21 season, Cádiz’s squad was the oldest in LaLiga, with an average age of nearly 29. Despite this, they managed to secure a comfortable mid-table finish, showcasing their experience and determination.
  • Community Work: Beyond football, Cádiz CF is committed to community development and social causes. The club actively engages in various initiatives, including anti-racism campaigns and environmental awareness programs.
  • Stadium Renaming: In 2021, the club’s stadium was renamed from Estadio Ramón de Carranza to Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla following a public vote. The change came in line with Spain’s Historical Memory Law, as Ramón de Carranza was linked to the Franco regime.