La Bañeza Football Club is a football club from the city of La Bañeza (León) Spain. It was founded in 1956. In the 62-63 season the team makes debut in Third Spanish division, after winning promotion last season, It currently plays in Group 8 third division where it has far surpassed the 1000 games.
The best years of the club were in the 70s, when there were only 4 groups in the third division, for those years bañezanos, faced historical teams (Cultural, Ponferradina, Sestao, Aviles, Lugo), at that time, the club got to have players who lived in the practice of soccer, with more than 1000 members, and large entries in the stadium of La Llanera, with many fans of the region, who came to support the purple club.
The most capped player has worn the purple shirt in the third division is David Del Rio Ballesteros "Chevi" (210 games), the top scorer Narciso Rodriguez (56 goals), perhaps the player with the best resume in the club's history, by playing several seasons in the first division, category in which he get over the fifty goals. Many other good players have worn the purple shirt of La Bañeza FC in its history, from the Bald, Brown, Doll, Maple, Monroy, through the chains, Sensi, Basil, Ramiro bañezanos and parameses Nacho Rebollo and Javi in 80 and 90.
The most influential coach in the history of the club is Manuel Villanueva, under him, the club won promotion and stay for many seasons in third division. Other prominent coaches are Simon Perez, with him on the bench, the club managed to qualify for the Copa del Rey, besides playing the ascent phase 2 B in the 1999/2000 season. Finally Luis Butcher, with him the Club reached a league promotion to 2B, and Regional Preferred championship with a consequent rise in the 2012-2013 season
Other influential people in the history of the club, are the presidents: Chana and Cesar Lera, very remembered in the fans, for their good efforts in sports and economically, especially Lera,
managed to place for several seasons, La Bañeza FC as the best club of third division of the province of
La Bañeza colour is the purple, home kit is generally purple. Away kit is white.
Official website: http://www.labaneza-fc.es/
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