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History of the RCD Mallorca

RCD Mallorca is a professional football club based in the enchanting Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. They are part of the LaLiga League. This club, also known as Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, has a rich and intriguing history.

Founded in 1916, RCD Mallorca is one of the oldest clubs in Spain. The team started as a group of young men from the city’s local high school, who came together to play football. The club was named Alfonso XIII Football Club, after the Spanish king of that time. It was not until 1931 that the club changed its name to RCD Mallorca, as it is known today.

RCD Mallorca enjoyed some early success, winning the Balearic Islands Championship in the 1920s and 1930s. The club then became a regular participant in the Tercera División, the fourth tier of the Spanish football league system.

It was not until the late 1950s that RCD Mallorca achieved promotion to the Segunda División, the second tier of Spanish football. The team then enjoyed a long period of stability in the second division. In addition, they had occasional appearances in the Primera División, the top tier of Spanish football.

In the 1990s, under the ownership of Mateo Alemany, RCD Mallorca experienced its most successful period in history. The club won two Copa del Rey titles, in 1991 and 1998. They also reached the final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1999. In the end, they were defeated by Lazio.

Mallorca Receives a Promotion

In 1999, RCD Mallorca achieved promotion to the Primera División once again. It was during this period that the club enjoyed some of its most memorable moments. In the 2002-2003 season, the team finished third in the league. Meanwhile, they secured a place in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in its history.

Despite suffering relegation to the Segunda División in the 2000s and 2010s, RCD Mallorca has consistently fought its way back to the top tier of Spanish football. In 2019, the club achieved promotion to La Liga once again. This came after a six-year absence from the top division.

Today, RCD Mallorca continues to be a beloved football club in Spain. They have a passionate fan base that spans the Balearic Islands and beyond. With its rich history, iconic blue and red stripes, and talented squad of players, RCD Mallorca is poised for an exciting future. All in all, they will continue to make their mark on the world of football.

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