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Following seven consecutive years in the top flight, Málaga CF suffered relegation to the Second Division on 30th April 2006, after being defeated by Racing de Santander at La Rosaleda.  A new phase began.  Fernando Sanz, the team captain until then, became the president of the Club on 1st August 2006.

The Entity voluntarily opted for bankruptcy on 27th November 2006, in an attempt to re-float the Club.  On 12th June 2008, the exemplary economic procedure that followed allowed the Club to sign the general creditors’ agreement and approve a viability plan allowing the institution to meet its debt and look to the future with optimism.

In sporting terms, after a difficult return to the Second Division (2006/07), Málaga CF in 2007/08 showed another side.  The Blue and Whites, directed and coached by Juan Ramón Muñiz – sports director and coach – kicked off the competition with seven consecutive victories, achieving promotion that wasn’t confirmed until the last match, on 15th June 2008, with a win against CD Tenerife at La Rosaleda.

The Martiricos team returned to the elite in a big way: a record number of points in the first round, and the second highest ranking (8th) in the history of Málaga football, up to that point, in the top flight.

However, after a year filled with hope, another struggle presented itself.  In 2009/10, the Blue and Whites had to wait until the last match to seal their permanency in the First Division on 16th May 2010, with an agonising (1-1) draw at La Rosaleda against the all-powerful Real Madrid.