Profile of Levante UD football club
“Levante Union Deportiva S.A.D.” is a Spanish professional league club located in Valencia, Spain. The club is also known as the “Llevant Unio Esportiva”, which means the Valencians.
The club was founded in 1909 as Levente Futbol Club, named on the beach ‘Levante’. They play home games in “Ciutat de Valencia”. The stadium was inaugurated on September 9, 1969, having the capacity of 27,500 spectators. The club plays home in blue and red combination jerseys. Levante football club is one of the pioneering football clubs in Valencia.
Levante faced a lot of problems during the civil war and lost its major players who left to rival clubs. The home ground was totally destroyed, but the club didn’t lose hope and merged with Union Deportiva Levante-Gimnastico. Two years later they changed to Levante Union Deportiva.
They played their first game against “Valencia football club” in 1919, lost 0-1 at full-time. In 1928, Levante won its first trophy “the Valencian Championship”. The club is currently playing in the La Liga, after promoting from Second Division 3rd place.
Levante football club debuted in the La liga in the 1960s. In 1963, Levante finished runner-up in Group 2 of the second division.
Levante football club returned to the first division on June 13, 2010, after a 3–1 amazing home win against “CD Castellón football club”. They lost to “Real Betis/football club” 0-4 in the final round, but the Andalusians only managed to finish with the same points as fourth on the table.
Both the chairman (Quico Catlan) and the manager (Luis Garcia) are working hard to save their side this season in La Liga as they are just one position above the relegation zone and are currently lying in the 17th position on the table. In order to play next year in La Liga, Levante must work hard to win some games and get reasonable points on the table.