Profile of Getafe CF football club
“Getafe C.F. S.A.D.” is a Spanish professional football club based in Getafe, Madrid, Spain. The club was founded in 1946 and re-founded in 1983. Getafe C.F. plays at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, which has a capacity of 18,000 spectators, and is located in Getafe. The stadium was established in 1998 and named after the Spanish international and Real Madrid hero Alfonso Pérez. Getafe plays home in Dark Blue Jersey.
Getafe C.F. football club, known as the “Azulones” (the Dark Blues), was promoted to the third division in 1956/57, beating “CP Villarrobledo football club” in a thrilling match. In 1957/58, they again were nearly promoted to the Segunda, but were defeated by C.D. “Almeria football club”.
On Sep 2, 1970, Getafe C.F football club established its own stadium after being promoted back to the Tercera Division. Getafe survived in the third level that season, and six years later they gained a historic promotion to Second Division. Getafe football club played six seasons in the Second Division with little success over the time and never finished higher than tenth from 1976-1982.
In 1978 Getafe football club looked more prominent when they drew against the Spanish giants Barcelona football club in the Copa del Rey Round of 16, though they lost 8-0 in the 2nd leg at Nou Camp after an exciting 3-3 draw at home. 1981-82 was the worst season for Getafe football as they relegated and eventually liquidated because of the non-payments of players.
The present Getafe C.F. officially inaugurated on July 8, 1983, after passing through the general partners assembly. Antonio de Miguel was the president of Getafe football club at that time.
In the 1983/84 season, Getafe football club started playing in the regional leagues and was promoted for four consecutive years until reaching the Second Division B. Getafe started a new year with a promotion into Segunda. In 1997 they survived relegation into the lowly fourth Tercera Division.
Getafe football club had the best 2003/04 season in Segunda Division. They remained top of the table for most of the year and assure a historic promotion to La Liga. Since then, Getafe proved as one of the best Spanish leagues competing in most of the major titles.