Elche

Elche Club de Futbol, S.A.D. (Valencian: Elx Club de Futbol, S.A.D.), is a Spanish football team based in Elche, Province of Alicante, in the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, the club plays in La Liga, holding home matches at Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero, with a capacity of 33,732 seats.

Founded in 1923 as the result of a merger between all of the town's clubs, Elche entered the league system in 1929, reaching Segunda Division in 1934 and La Liga in 1959, finishing fifth in the latter tournament in 1963–64. It was runner-up in the Copa del Rey in 1969. It has been the first and only club in the history of La Liga to be relegated due to unpaid tax debts in the 2014–15 season. Elche returned to La Liga in 2020–21 after being promoted to the Segunda Division and then La Liga in only three seasons.

History

Foundation and early years

Elche Club de Futbol was founded in the summer of 1923, after the merger of all of the town's football teams. The club's first-ever game was against Monovar, where they beat the home team 4–0, and its first official match was a 2–0 win over Crevillente.

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