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Getafe Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Getafe CF, is a professional football club based in the Madrid metropolitan area, Spain. The club was founded on July 8, 1946, and has played in La Liga, the top tier of Spanish football, for many seasons. The team is known by its nickname ‘Azulones,’ which means ‘the blue ones’. The nickname refers to the club’s traditional blue home kit. Getafe is a city located in the southern part of the Madrid metropolitan area, and Getafe CF is the city’s primary football club. Getafe plays their home games at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez stadium. 

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Getafe History

During its early years, Getafe played in the lower divisions of the Spanish football system. In 1976, the club made its debut in the third tier of Spanish football, known as Segunda Division B, where they would spend most of their time in the following years. Getafe’s rise to prominence began in the late 1990s, when the club was acquired by Angel Torres, a local businessman and football enthusiast. Under his leadership, Getafe started to invest heavily in the clubs infrastructure and playing squad, with the goal of achieving promotion to the top-flight league, La Liga. After several near-misses, Getafe finally earned promotion to La Liga for the first time in the club’s history in the 2004-2005 season. Managed by Quique Sánchez Flores, Getafe enjoyed a successful debut campaign in La Liga, finishing in ninth place and qualifying for the UEFA Cup. Getafe’s most successful season to date came in the 2007-2008 campaign, when the club finished in fifth place in La Liga and reached the final of the Copa del Rey. Coached by Michael Laudrup, Getafe achieved some notable victories that season, including a 3-1 win over Barcelona at the Camp Nou. In the years that followed, Getafe established itself as a solid mid-table team in La Liga, with occasional runs in the Europa League. The club’s style of play, characterised by a strong defensive organisation and quick counter-attacks, earned them the nickname “El Geta.”

Who Owns Getafe

The club is currently owned by Angel Torres, who has been the president of the club since 2008. Torres is a businessman who has a strong attachment to the club, having grown up in the Getafe area. Under his ownership, Getafe has enjoyed a period of stability and has consolidated itself as a La Liga team.

Getafe Manager

Getafe’s current manager is Jose Bordalas. Bordalas is a very experienced manager who has coached over 1,000 games and has been managing for 30 years. He started his career managing many lower league teams. In 1998 he took Alicante from the regional leagues to the Segunda Division B in only 3 seasons. He then spent some time working in the 2nd and 3rd tier of Spanish football. In 2015 he took control of Deportivo Alaves and led them back to La Liga for the first time in 10 years in his first season as champions. In 2016 he became manager of Getafe where he won promotion and then helped Getafe finish 8th in his first season in La Liga. They then finished 5th Getafe’s highest ever finish and he won the Miguel Munoz trophy for being best coach. He then managed Valencia for a season. In this season they reached the Copa Del Rey final. He then returned to Getafe with them sat in the relegation zone and they finished the season in 15th. 

Biggest Getafe Transfers

Getafe have been a mid-table La Liga side ever since the early 2000s and therefore have had more money to spend on transfers. There biggest transfers have been:

  • Marc Cucarella from Barcelona for £11.80m
  • Borja Mayoral from Real Madrid for £10.00m
  • Nemanja Maksimovic from Valencia for £10.00m
  • Enes Unal from Villareal for £9.00m
  • Erick Cabaco from Levante for £8.00m

There biggest sales have been:

  • Marc Cucarella to Brighton for £18.00m
  • Mathias Olivera to SSC Napoli for £16.50m
  • Roberto Soldado to Valencia for £10.00m
  • Pedro Leon to Real Madrid for £10.00m
  • Leandro Cabrera to Espanyol for £9.00m

Getafe Drama

In the opening La Liga gameweek Getafe played Barcelona in a game surrounded with drama. First of all this game featured 2 red cards with Raphina being sent off for elbowing a player while tackling and Jaime Mata was sent off for putting in a late challenge on Araujo. Then in the 104th minute there was a penalty appeal after a Getafe defender kicked Araujo in the box. The referee went over to VAR but gave no penalty as Gavi was involved in a handball in the build up. This decision received harsh criticism from Barcelona manager Xavi and players De Jong and Ter Stegen. 

Who Plays For Getafe Now

Getafe underperformed last season as they actually have quite a good side, and they have strengthened well this transfer window. In defence they have David Soria, Daniel Fuzzato, Djene, Gaston Alvarez, Domingos Duarte, Omar Alderete, Stefan Mitrovic, Fabrizio Angileri, Jose Angel Carmona, Juan Iglesias and Damian Suarez. Their midfield lacks depth and features Carles Alena, Mauro Arambarri, Nemanja Maksinovic and Luis Milla. In attack they have Portu, Enes Unal, Borja Mayoral, Juanmi Latasa, Choco Lozano and Jaime Mata. 

What Have Getafe Won

Getafe made it to the La Liga for the first time in 2004. Getafe currently won no major honours in their club’s history. 

Getafe 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Getafe will push for the Europa Conference or at least be top mid-table. They have a very good squad and a very experienced manager who has helped the club finish 5th in the past. Pair this with some good signings and their star striker Unal who has scored at least 14 goals in the last 2 seasons and they make for an exciting team. 

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