Elche

Elche Club de Futbol, S.A.D. (Valencian: Elx Club de Futbol, S.A.D.), is a Spanish football team based in Elx, Province of Alacant, 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 2020-21 after being promoted to La Liga Smartbank and La Liga in the last 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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How Barcelona could line up against Sevilla
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Thu 25 Feb, 09:57
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Wed 24 Feb, 22:43
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Wed 24 Feb, 22:10
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Wed 24 Feb, 18:58
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Tue 23 Feb, 23:17
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Barcelona vs Elche Predictions & Tips
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Mon 22 Feb, 10:55
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How Barcelona could line up against Elche
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Mon 22 Feb, 10:34
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Mon 22 Feb, 09:14
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Elche
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Sun 21 Feb, 17:38
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Sat 20 Feb, 23:59
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Sat 20 Feb, 06:55
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Sat 20 Feb, 01:02
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Thu 11 Feb, 20:02
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Celta Vigo vs Elche Predictions & Tips
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Wed 10 Feb, 11:12
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Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Elche - prediction, team news, lineups
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Fri 05 Feb, 22:56
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Tue 02 Feb, 12:18
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Tue 02 Feb, 01:27
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Transfer Deadline Day Live: Liverpool bring in two defensive signings
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Mon 01 Feb, 23:57
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Transfer Deadline Day Live: Fulham sign Josh Maja after deadline
23.35 - Fulham have completed a move for former Sunderland forward Josh Maja, who arrives on loan from Bordeaux for the rest of the season. 23.00 - A couple of loan deals have gone through late in the day. Arsenal pair Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock will spend the remainder of the season at West Brom and Newcastle respectively.
Fri 29 Jan, 23:05
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Valencia vs Elche Predictions & Tips
Valencia vs Elche predictions ahead of their La Liga clash at the Mestalla on Saturday. Struggling Valencia and Elche will be looking to boost their La Liga survival hopes when they meet on Saturday. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions ahead of the match. Reason For Valencia vs Elche Predictions Valencia have drawn three of their last five home games in La Liga.
Fri 29 Jan, 17:48
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Thu 28 Jan, 19:42
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Mon 25 Jan, 11:10
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How Barcelona could line up against Rayo Vallecano
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Mon 25 Jan, 10:46
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Preview: Rayo Vallecano vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona will endeavour to advance to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey when they travel to Segunda Division side Rayo Vallecano for Wednesday's fourth-round battle. Ronald Koeman 's men overcame Cornella in the third round to set up a tie with Vallecano, who have already beaten Teruel, Haro Deportivo and Elche in this season's tournament.
Sun 24 Jan, 23:06
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European roundup: Atletico Madrid move seven points clear at top of La Liga
Atletico Madrid moved seven points clear at the top of LaLiga as they came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 on Sunday. Uros Racic fired the visitors in front just 11 minutes in but Joao Felix levelled in the 23rd minute when he turned in Thomas Lemar's cross. Felix then turned provider as Luis Suarez put Atletico ahead nine minutes into the second half before Angel Correa made sure of the points with 18 minutes to go.
Sun 24 Jan, 21:14
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Ronald Koeman delighted with Frenkie de Jong's development at Barcelona
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman praised midfielder Frenkie de Jong after watching him set his side on the road to a fifth successive LaLiga away win. The 23-year-old Dutch midfielder, a £67million signing from Ajax during the summer of 2019, put Barca ahead at lowly Elche six minutes before the break, and his goal looked likely to be decisive until substitute Riqui Puig netted late on to secure a 2-0 victory.
Sun 24 Jan, 17:55
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Result: Frenkie De Jong, Riqui Puig register as Barcelona overcome Elche
Substitute Riqui Puig struck at the death as Barcelona left it late to secure a fifth-successive LaLiga win on the road as they were made to work hard for the points at lowly Elche. Frenkie De Jong 's 39th-minute opener was all that separated the sides as the clock ticked down towards the final minute of the 90 at the Martinez Valero Stadium before Puig headed home the Dutchman's cross to seal a 2-0 victory.
Sun 24 Jan, 06:55
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Sunday's La Liga predictions including Elche vs. Barcelona
Osasuna vs. Granada (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Granada will make the trip to Pamplona this weekend ahead of their La Liga clash against relegation-threatened Osasuna at El Sadar on Sunday. Due to rescheduling earlier on in the campaign, just two weeks have passed since these two sides last met in the league, an encounter that saw Granada emerge victorious in Andalusia.
Sat 23 Jan, 20:28
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Elche vs Barcelona Predictions & Tips
Elche vs Barcelona predictions for Sunday's La Liga clash at Estadio Martinez Valero. Barcelona should ease their way to three points this weekend against an Elche side who are without a win in 12 La Liga games. Read on for our free La Liga predictions and betting tips. Reason For Elche vs Barcelona Predictions Barcelona have won six of their last eight La Liga games (D2) including a 0-4 thrashing of Granada last time out.
Sat 23 Jan, 11:08
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Getafe - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to make it four straight victories in all competitions when they welcome Getafe to San Mames in La Liga on Monday night. The Basque outfit, who are currently 13th in Spain's top flight, won the Spanish Super Cup last weekend before beating Ibiza in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but they will be coming up against a Getafe side that have recorded victories in their last two league games against Elche and Huesca.
Fri 22 Jan, 11:18
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Preview: Elche vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona will be looking to make it four La Liga victories in a row when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to struggling Elche on Sunday afternoon. The Catalan giants have won their last four in the league to move into third position in the table, but Elche have not been victorious since the end of October, which has seen them drop into the relegation zone.
Fri 22 Jan, 08:31
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Elche
Barcelona will be looking to make it four La Liga victories in a row when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to Elche on Sunday afternoon. Ronald Koeman 's side have beaten Huesca, Athletic Bilbao and Granada in their last three league outings to move into third spot in the table, but they are still 10 points off leaders Atletico Madrid.
Thu 21 Jan, 12:22
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Real Madrid 'will not sack Zinedine Zidane despite cup exit'
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