Levante

Levante Union Deportiva, S.A.D. (Spanish: [leˈβante uˈnjon depoɾˈtiβa], Valencian: Llevant Unio Esportiva [ʎeˈvant uˈnjo espoɾˈtiva]) is a Spanish football club in Valencia, in the namesake autonomous community.

Founded on 9 September 1909, it plays in La Liga, holding home games at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium.

History

Early years (1909–1935)

Levante UD was formerly registered as Levante Football Club on 9 September 1909 (celebrating its 100th anniversary on 9 September 2009). Levante Union Deportiva (Football Club) has the eastern region of the Iberian Peninsula as its namesake. Levante is Spain's east coast, the coast where the sun always rises (rise in Spanish being levantar). Levante UD's name is likewise attributed to the Levant wind that comes from the east and reminiscent of the Levante beach in La Malvarrosa, where Levante Football Club (as Levante Union Deportiva was originally named) clashed some of its earliest fixtures. Historically backed, Levante Union Deportiva is the most senior football club in Valencia.

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Wed 24 Feb, 10:54
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Preview: Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will be looking to build on last weekend's impressive win over Atletico Madrid when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Athletic Bilbao on Friday night. Paco Lopez 's side shocked leaders Atletico with a 2-0 victory in Madrid last time out, while Athletic will enter this contest off the back of a 1-1 draw at home to Villarreal.
Thu 18 Feb, 19:06
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Preview: Atletico Madrid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
In what has already been a particularly strange La Liga campaign, this Saturday, league leaders Atletico Madrid will play Levante for the second time in less than a week. Due to La Liga rescheduling in September, Levante managed to hold Diego Simeone 's Atleti to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday evening. This weekend, Simeone will aim to get his revenge at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Mon 15 Feb, 21:47
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Preview: Levante vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante host La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, with the visitors hoping to take advantage of this game in hand, and move further clear of the sides in pursuit of the top spot. Diego Simeone 's side currently sit five points clear at the top of the La Liga table, but with the recent good form of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilla, it is crucial that they remain consistent and secure another good result here.
Tue 09 Feb, 18:23
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Cup specialists Athletic Bilbao will be looking to remain on course for more silverware when they host Levante in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final on Thursday. The Lions won the Supercopa de Espana last month and are still waiting to face Real Sociedad in last season's rescheduled Copa del Rey final, which is set to be held in April.
Mon 01 Feb, 21:11
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Preview: Levante vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante welcome Villarreal to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on Wednesday in Copa del Rey quarter-final action as the sides battle for a place in the final four of the competition. Both teams will face their toughest test to date in this cup campaign, after Levante progressed by beating Real Valladolid, while Wednesday's visitors beat Segunda Division side Girona.
Thu 28 Jan, 11:50
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How Real Madrid could line up against Levante
Real Madrid will continue their pursuit of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with a home match against Levante on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side returned to winning ways last weekend courtesy of a 4-1 success away at Alaves, which made it nine games unbeaten in Spain's top flight. Madrid are still only second in the table, though, and trail leaders Atletico by seven points, while Diego Simeone 's team also have a game in hand over their rivals.
Thu 28 Jan, 11:29
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Preview: Real Madrid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Levante on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side recorded a 4-1 win over Alaves last weekend to move onto 40 points in the table, but they are still seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid, who also have a game in hand.
Sun 24 Jan, 12:09
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Real Valladolid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Valladolid and Levante will lock horns for the second time in the space of four days on Tuesday evening when they meet at Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla in the Copa del Rey. The two teams played out a 2-2 draw in La Liga on Friday but will now face off in the cup, with a spot in the quarter-finals of the competition on offer.
Sun 24 Jan, 11:33
sportsmole.co.uk
Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Levante
Real Madrid will be looking to make it successive La Liga victories when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Levante on January 30. Los Blancos bounced back from disappointing cup defeats to Athletic Bilbao and Alcoyano by beating Alaves 4-1 in the league on Saturday afternoon. Zinedine Zidane 's side remain second in Spain's top flight, but they are still four points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who have two games in hand over their bitter rivals.
Wed 20 Jan, 09:51
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Levante vs. Real Valladolid - prediction, team news, lineups
Two teams in relatively strong form will lock horns at Estadio Ciudad de Valencia on Friday evening as Levante welcome Real Valladolid in Spain's top flight. Levante, who occupy 11th spot in La Liga, have won three of their last four matches in all competitions, while Valladolid have been victorious in three of their last five outings.
Sun 17 Jan, 11:32
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Preview: Cadiz vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will travel to Andalusia this week for their mid-table La Liga clash with Cadiz at the Nuevo Estadio Ramon de Carranza. Cadiz have hardly been extraordinary at home this season, having only won two games there so far, while Levante's travels have been even more fruitless, with Las Granotas having only picked up six points on the road.
Fri 08 Jan, 11:47
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Preview: Levante vs. Eibar - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will be looking to put some space between them and the relegation zone when they host Eibar at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia this Sunday. However, Eibar have only lost one game on their travels so far this season and will be keen to make it three wins in three on Sunday. Match preview © Reuters Both these sides come into this game on the back of last-gasp Copa del Rey victories in their midweek fixtures.
Sun 27 Dec, 14:08
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Preview: Levante vs. Real Betis - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Betis will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in La Liga when they continue their 2020-21 campaign away to Levante on Tuesday night. The Seville-based side are currently ninth in the table, having picked up 19 points from their opening 15 matches, while Levante occupy 15th, just one point clear of the relegation zone.
Sun 13 Dec, 23:51
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Ronald Koeman: 'We are still in La Liga title race'
Ronald Koeman insisted Barcelona are still in the La Liga title hunt after a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Levante. Barcelona had to rely on a late moment of magic from Lionel Messi to see off Levante, who remain in the relegation zone after a 16th straight defeat at the Nou Camp. The win moves Barcelona up to eighth and to within nine points of top two Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid, the latter having lost 2-0 to city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday.
Sun 13 Dec, 23:11
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Result: Lionel Messi hits winner as Barcelona overcome Levante
Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a much-needed La Liga victory with a 1-0 home win over Levante. Messi struck superbly after 76 minutes, the Argentinian accepting Frenkie de Jong's pass to beat excellent Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez with a firm shot off the far post. The win takes Barcelona up to eighth and to within nine points of league leaders Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.
Fri 11 Dec, 17:34
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Preview: Barcelona vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Barcelona will be looking to recover from back-to-back defeats when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign at home to Levante on Sunday night. The Catalan giants lost against Cadiz last weekend and are currently down in ninth position in the table, while Levante occupy 17th, having struggled for points in the opening months of the season.
Fri 11 Dec, 17:26
sportsmole.co.uk
How Barcelona could line up against Levante
Barcelona will be looking to record just their fifth La Liga victory of the season when they welcome Levante to Camp Nou on Sunday night. Ronald Koeman 's side suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Cadiz last weekend and are currently down in ninth position in the table, some 12 points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid.
Wed 09 Dec, 10:04
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Levante
Barcelona will be looking to respond from back-to-back defeats when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign at home to Levante on Sunday night. The Catalan giants suffered a 3-0 home defeat to Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night, although Ronald Koeman 's side had already advanced to the knockout stages.
Wed 25 Nov, 12:23
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Preview: Real Valladolid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Valladolid will be looking to make it three La Liga victories in a row when they welcome Levante to Estadio Municipal Jose Zorrilla on Friday night. The home side had been struggling at the bottom of the table before picking up back-to-back victories either side of the international break to move out of the relegation zone, but Levante will enter this match inside the bottom three, having struggled for wins during the 2020-21 campaign.
Thu 19 Nov, 11:07
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Preview: Levante vs. Elche - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will be looking to move out of the La Liga relegation zone when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Elche on Saturday afternoon. The Frogs are currently 18th in Spain's top flight, having picked up just six points from their eight matches thus far, while an encouraging start for Elche has left them in 11th spot in the division.
Fri 06 Nov, 15:36
sportsmole.co.uk
Preview: Levante vs. Alaves - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante will play their first match at the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia this season when they host Alaves in La Liga on Sunday. The club's home ground has been undergoing a modernisation in the first two months of the campaign, leading them to play two 'home' matches at Villarreal's Estadio de la Ceramica.
Fri 30 Oct, 10:52
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Preview: Granada vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Granada will be looking to continue their impressive start to their 2020-21 La Liga campaign when they welcome struggling Levante to Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Sunday. The hosts are currently third in the table with 13 points from their opening six matches, while Levante have only picked up four points from six games to sit in 19th position.
Sat 24 Oct, 11:35
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Preview: Levante vs. Celta Vigo - prediction, team news, lineups
Two struggling teams will lock horns in Spain's top flight on Monday evening with Levante welcoming Celta Vigo to Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. Levante are currently bottom of the table with just three points to show from their opening five matches, while Celta sit 17th, having only collected five points from their first six games of the 2020-21 campaign.
Fri 16 Oct, 09:31
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Two teams currently inside the relegation zone in Spain's top flight will lock horns at San Mames on Sunday afternoon as Athletic Bilbao prepare to welcome Levante. Athletic have only picked up three points from their opening four league matches of the season to sit 19th, while Levante are 18th with the exact same record as their opponents this weekend.
Sun 04 Oct, 16:53
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Result: Real Madrid maintain unbeaten start with victory over Levante
Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema got the goals as Real Madrid claimed their third consecutive league win with a 2-0 victory over Levante away from home. Vinicius struck in the 16th minute when he curled in after a corner, while Benzema added a second in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Levante had hit the crossbar in search of an equaliser but could not avoid a third defeat of the campaign.
Tue 29 Sep, 10:45
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Preview: Sevilla vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Sevilla play host to Levante on Thursday evening on the back of opening their 2020-21 La Liga campaign with victory over Cadiz. Meanwhile, Levante make the trip to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium looking to build on their recent 3-1 success away at Osasuna. Match preview © Reuters Despite being allowed extra time off after their triumph in the Europa League, it would be naive to think that Sevilla have had enough time to recuperate ahead of this campaign.
Sun 13 Sep, 06:30
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Sunday's La Liga predictions including Valencia vs. Levante
Alaves vs. Real Betis (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Alaves and Real Betis face off at Estadio de Mendizorroza on Sunday afternoon in their opening La Liga match of the 2020-21 campaign. Both sides narrowly avoided relegation last season and will be looking for a vast improvement this time around. We say: Alaves 1-2 Real Betis Betis enjoyed a positive pre-season campaign and look rejuvenated following the arrival of Pellegrini.
Fri 21 Aug, 06:32
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Raphael Dwamena: Vejle Boldklub sign Ghana and Levante striker
The former FC Zurich ace is set to spend the 2020-21 campaign in Denmark
Tue 14 Jul, 16:20
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Preview: Celta Vigo vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Celta Vigo are still not assured of La Liga safety as they prepare for the visit of mid-table Levante on Thursday evening. The Celts are winless in five matches and have a four-point buffer on the dropzone with two games to go, while Levante are without a win in four and have slipped to 12th. Match preview © Reuters Celta's form since June's restart has been incredibly mixed to say the least, best summed up by a 6-0 win over Alaves being followed up by a 5-1 loss at Mallorca a week later.
Fri 10 Jul, 11:11
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Preview: Levante vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Athletic Bilbao will be looking to keep their hopes of a top-six finish in La Liga alive when they travel to Levante on Sunday afternoon. The Basque outfit are currently ninth in the table, five points off sixth-placed Getafe, while Levante occupy 12th spot, five points behind their opponents this weekend.
Sat 04 Jul, 10:14
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Preview: Levante vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Sociedad will be looking to make it successive La Liga victories when they continue their 2019-20 campaign away to Levante on Monday night. The Basque outfit ended a poor run of form by beating Espanyol on Thursday night, while Levante will enter the match off the back of a goalless draw away to Real Valladolid.
Mon 29 Jun, 14:53
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Preview: Real Valladolid vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Valladolid will be looking to end their four-game winless run in La Liga when they play host to Levante at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla on Wednesday. The two sides are separated by six points in the table as things stand, with Levante sitting in 12th with 41 points, while Valladolid occupy 14th spot with 35 points.
Sun 28 Jun, 17:13
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Arsenal 'make offer for Levante's Enis Bardhi'
Arsenal have reportedly made an offer for Levante midfielder Enis Bardhi. The 24-year-old joined his Spanish club from Ujpest in 2017 and has made 96 appearances over the last three seasons, scoring 16 times and contributing 10 assists. Bardhi has been in strong form for Levante during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring four times and providing three assists in 26 La Liga outings.
Fri 26 Jun, 11:19
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Preview: Levante vs. Real Betis - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Betis will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in La Liga when they continue their 2019-20 season away to Levante on Sunday afternoon. The Seville-based outfit will enter the match off the back of a 1-0 win over Espanyol, while Levante saw a four-game unbeaten run in the league ended by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.
Thu 18 Jun, 10:05
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Preview: Espanyol vs. Levante - prediction, team news, lineups
Espanyol will be looking to continue their positive run of form in Spain's top flight when they welcome Levante to the RCDE Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Catalan side have boosted their La Liga survival hopes by picking up four points from their last two matches, while Levante have collected two points from their last two fixtures.
Fri 12 Jun, 09:55
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Friday's La Liga predictions including Valencia vs. Levante
Granada vs. Getafe (Friday, 6.30pm) © Reuters Getafe 's fight for a top-four spot in La Liga will continue on Friday evening when they head to the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes to take on Granada. The visitors are currently fifth in Spain's top flight - level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad - while Granada occupy ninth as the 2019-20 campaign prepares to resume.

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