MCF / History

2010 - Nowadays
The economic constraints of Málaga CF led the president and majority shareholder, Fernando Sanz, to look for investors for the Club, which took him to Doha (Qatar) where he met Sheikh Abdullah ...
2006-2010
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...
2001-2006
Following another memorable season (2000/01), with a record League ranking (8th place), and putting their mark on the elite, Serafín Roldán, the entity’s majority shareholder becam...
1994-2001
On 29th June 1994, with Federico Beltrán as president, Club Atlético Malagueño adopted the name Málaga Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., becoming the first denomination consti...
1992-1994
Months before CD Málaga disappeared, the directors disassociated themselves from Club Atlético Malagueño, which had a different federative number so it wouldn’t appear to be...
1941-1992
The presentation of Club Deportivo Málaga and the official inauguration of La Rosaleda stadium took place jointly on 14th September 1941.  The first match was between CD Málaga and ...
1933-1941
A year later, in 1934, CD Malacitano was loaned a plot of land at Martiricos by the Town Hall for the creation of a new stadium, as the pitch at Baños del Carmen was too small: the La Rosaleda ...
1904-1933
On 3rd April 1904, the first football match in Málaga took place, with Málaga Football Club being the protagonist of this first match in the Costa del Sol capital in the early 20th centu...

2010 - Nowadays

The economic constraints of Málaga CF led the president and majority shareholder, Fernando Sanz, to look for investors for the Club, which took him to Doha (Qatar) where he met Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani, a prestigious businessman belonging to the Qatari Royal Family.  After finalising the sale of shares, Al Thani was presented as the new owner of Málaga CF on 25th June 2010, and was appointed Chairman at the Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders on 27th July.

The arrival of players with great projection and international recognition, coupled with the creation of a major sports structure, converted Málaga CF into the fastest growing Club in Europe in the first year of Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani’s presidency.

After a brilliant 2012/13 season, where the Malaguistas enjoyed their team’s success, on 13th May 20120, Manuel Pellegrini’s men achieved the highest League ranking in Blue and Whites’ history, after defeating Sporting de Gijón at La Rosaleda (1-0) in the last League game.  Claiming 4th place allowed the team to qualify for the Champions League play-offs in 2012/13.

In the 2012/13 season, Málaga CF took another step forward in the history of Málaga football.  The Malaguista team took the Blue and Whites’ colours to some of the best stadiums in Europe, and was at the point of reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, but suffered an epic defeat in the quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.  The team finished in a phenomenal sixth place in LaLiga, the second best ranking in the history of the Club.

After the Champions dream came a season of transition with Schuster at the helm, marked by a more austere economic level during the 2013/14 season.  With the arrival of coach, Javi Gracia, the team remained in the comfortable area of the table, even circling around European positions.  Reaching 9th place in 2014/15, and 8th place in 2015/16 showed the excellent health of the sports entity, which continues in the Spanish footballing elite for the 10th consecutive year.

MCF / Past squads