Mallorca News

Mallorca is a club that competes in La Liga, the highest tier in Spanish football. Based in Palma on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, they play their home matches in the Iberostar Stadium. They are often referred to as the ‘Los Bermellones’ and ‘Los Piratas’.

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Mallorca History

In the early years, Mallorca played in regional leagues, and it wasn’t until the 1950s that the club began to make a name for itself in Spanish football. Mallorca was promoted to La Liga, the top division of Spanish football, for the first time in 1960 but was relegated after just one season.

After bouncing between the second and third tiers of Spanish football for several years, Mallorca returned to La Liga in 1983 and began to establish itself as a competitive team in the top flight. The club’s greatest period of success came in the late 1990s and 2000s when it won two Copa del Rey titles and finished as runners-up in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1999. 

In the 2001-02 season, Mallorca achieved its highest ever-finish in La Liga, finishing third and qualifying for the UEFA Champions league for the first time in its history. The club made it to the quarterfinals of the Champions League that season, where it was eliminated by the eventual champions Real Madrid.

In the years that followed, Mallorca struggled financially and was relegated from La Liga several times, but it always managed to bounce back to the top flight. In 2010, the club was sold to American businessman Robert Sarver, who invested heavily in the team and helped it achieve stability both on and off the field.

In recent years, Mallorca has been a regular fixture in La Liga, and in the 2020-21 season, the club finished fifth in the league, qualifying for the Europa League for the first time since 2013.

Who Owns Mallorca

The current owner of Mallorca is Robert Gary Server. Robert Sarver is an American businessman who owns NBA team Phoenix Suns. In 2016 he purchased the club for 20.00m euros. Under his initial poor management the club was relegated to the 3rd tier of Spanish football. However after some investment he was able to turn things around and receive back to back promotions. In 2021  they were relegated but came straight back up the following season. They then survived for the first time under his management and pushed on the following season finishing a very impressive 9th place. 

Mallorca Manager

Mallorcas current manager is Javier Aguirre. He is a Mexican manager who has managed at many top clubs and National teams such as Mexico, Osasuna, Atletico Madrid, Espanyol, Japan, Egypt, Leganes and more. He was appointed manager of Mallorca in March 2022. Mallorca sat in the relegation zone by 1 point with 9 games to go. He was able to keep mallorca up on the final day of the season and then was able to finish 9th with the club the following season. 

Biggest Mallorca Transfers

With Mallorca spending a lot of their time in the lower division they haven’t made very big signings over the years. There biggest arrivals have been:

  • Vedat Muriqi from Lazio for £8.02m
  • Samuel Eto’o from Real Madrid for £7.20m
  • Aritz Aduriz from Athletic Club for £6.00m
  • Fernando Navarro from Barcelona for £6.00m
  • Palhinha from Cruzeiro for £6.00m 

There biggest departures have been:

  • Samuel Eto’o to Barcelona for £27.00m
  • Kang-in Lee to Paris-Saint Germain for £22.00m
  • Diego Tristan to Deportivo de la Coruna for £17.5m
  • Albert Luque to Deportivo de la Coruna for £15.00m
  • Dani Garcia to Barcelona for £15.00m

Mallorca Drama

Mallorca haven’t had much drama in recent years however they do have a bit of a rivalry with Real Madrid player Vinicius Jr. Vinicus Jr is commonly the most fouled player each season and Mallorca haven’t been shy of being a part of the reason why. Every game there are heated on the field moments between Vinicus Jr and other Mallorca players with comments being made in interviews after the match. 

Who Plays For Mallorca Now

Mallorca have an overall very experienced squad. In defence they have Predrag Rajkovic, Martin Valjent, Siebe Van Der Heyden, Antonio Raillo, Jose Copete, Josep Gaya, Toni Lato, Jaume Costa, Pablo Mafffeo and Giovanni Gonzalez. In midfield they have Omar Mascarell, Manu Morales, Iddrisy Baba, Antonio Sanchez, Clement Grenier and Dani Rodriguez. Their  attacking options are very limited with Amath Ndiaye, Javi Llabres, Vedat Muriqi and Abdon Prats. 

What Have Mallorca Won

With Mallorca spending a lot of time in the lower division they don’t have the biggest trophy cabinet. With that being said they have won 2 Spanish 2nd Tier Championships, 1 Spanish Super Cup and 1 Copa Del Rey. 

Mallorca 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Mallorca will finish mid-table. In the past they have been a team that have struggled to stay in the league however last season they were able to finish 9th. Des[ite the impressive finish their squad and squad depth isn’t great and as a result we think they will do worse this season. Not so much worse that they are in a relegation battle but we think they will be in the bottom half of the table. 

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