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Celta de Vigo Football


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MIDFIELDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Denis Suarez Spain Right 25
Rafael Alcántara do Nascimento Brazil Left 26
Sergio Bermejo Lillo Spain - 22
Pape Cheikh Diop Spain Right 22
Stanislav Lobotka Slovakia Right 25
Okay Yokuşlu Turkey Right 25
Brais Méndez Portela Spain Left 22
Francisco José Beltrán Peinado Spain Right 20
ATTACKERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Iker Losada Aragunde Spain Right 18
Juan Hernández García Spain Left 25
Pione Sisto Ifolo Emirmija Denmark Right 24
Santi Mina Spain Right 24
Claudio Beauvue Guadeloupe Right 31
Gabriel Matías Fernández Leites Uruguay Right 25
Iago Aspas Juncal Spain Left 32
DEFENDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Joseph Aidoo Ghana Right 24
Jorge Sáenz de Miera Colmeiro Spain Right 23
David Juncà Reñé Spain Left 26
Hugo Mallo Novegil Spain Right 28
Lucas René Olaza Catrofe Uruguay Left 25
Néstor Alejandro Araújo Razo Mexico Right 28
Kevin Vázquez Comesaña Spain Right 26
David Costas Cordal Spain Right 24
GOALKEEPERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Rubén Blanco Veiga Spain Right 24
Iván Villar Martínez Spain Right 22
Sergio Alvarez Conde Spain Right 33
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Celta Vigo History


Real Club Celta de Vigo, popularly known as Celta Vigo or Celta is a professional football club based in the northwestern corner of Spain, Galicia. Celta Vigo plays in La Liga, the top tier of Spanish football. The name of the club “Celta de Vigo”, came from the Celtic roots present in Galicia.


Celta Vigo was founded in 1923 by the merger of 2 clubs, Real Vigo Sporting, and Real Fortuna Football Club. Both these teams were from Vigo, Galicia and they were merged together to compete better at the European level. Celta Vigo has always played in sky blue shirts and the colour is inspired by their Galician flag.


Celta Vigo came to be known as the “Giant Killers” in the 1970-71 season and was undefeated at home. The club’s best ever position in La Liga is 4th and they achieved that in the 2002-03 season.


Celta Vigo’s club records are:


  1. Most League goals - 70, Hermidita
  2. Most League appearances - 432, Manolo
  3. Most goals in a season - 69, (1998–99)
  4. Biggest Win - 10-1
  5. Biggest Loss - 10-0
  6. Biggest Signing - €13.5 million, Catanha, Málaga (2000)
  7. Biggest Sale - €18 million, Nolito, Manchester City (2016)



Celta Vigo Manager - Fran Escribá



Club Atletico de Madrid v Villarreal CF - La Liga



Fran Escribá is the manager of Celta Vigo since March 2019. The former Spanish played youth football with Valencia but never played professional football. He joined Celta Vigo mid-season and was their third manager of the 2018-19 campaign after the sacking of both former managers, Antonio Mohamed, and Miguel Cardoso.



Celta Vigo Stadium - Estadio Municipal de Balaídos



RC Celta de Vigo v Southampton - Pre Season Friendly



Celta Vigo’s home stadium is Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, also known as Abanca-Balaídos. It was opened in 1928 after 3 years of construction and is located in Vigo, Galicia, Spain. The stadium has a capacity of 29,000 seats and FIFA World Cup group stage matches in 1982 were held here.


Celta Vigo Logo 



The logo is inspired by something very Galician, which is the Cross of Saint James, also called the Santiago Cross. The logo consists of a sky blue shield with 2 C’s written on it. The colour of the shield is inspired by Galicia’s flag and the 2 C’s represent “Club Celta”. 


The club also uses a crown on the top of the shield in its logo because they were granted patronage by the Spanish crown and were entitled to use the royal crown on their logo in 1923.



Celta Vigo President


Manuel Carlos Mouriño Atanes is the president and owner of Celta Vigo. The Spanish-Mexican businessman is the major shareholder of the club with 35% stake. Atanes acquired his shares back in 2006 and is the club president since then.



Celta Vigo Nickname


Celta Vigo has been given various nicknames by the Spanish supporters and fans. They are known as Célticos (The Celts/Celtics), because of the Celtic roots present in their region. Their sky blue shirts have given them the nickname Celestes (The Sky Blues). Celta Vigo is also nicknamed as O Celtiña (The Lovely/Little Celta).



Celta Vigo Trophies


Celta Vigo Segunda Division Titles (3)



S. No.Segunda Division TitlesRunner-Ups
11935-36Real Zaragoza
21981-82Salamanca
31991-92Rayo Vallecano


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