Rayo Vallecano

Spanish football team

Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈraʝo βaʎeˈkano ðe maˈðɾið]),[a] often abbreviated to Rayo, is a Spanish football club which plays in Madrid, in the neighbourhood of Vallecas. Rayo was founded on 29 May 1924, and currently compete in Segunda División following relegation from La Liga. Home games are held at the 14,708-seater Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas stadium.[1]

Rayo Vallecano
Full nameRayo Vallecano de Madrid, SAD
Nickname(s)Los Bucaneros (The Buccaners)
Los Vallecanos (The Vallecans)
Founded29 May 1924; 99 years ago (1924-05-29)
GroundCampo de Fútbol de Vallecas,
Madrid, Spain
OwnerRaúl Martín Presa (68%)
Abdul Helou (32%)
PresidentRaúl Martín Presa
Head coachAndoni Iraola
LeagueSegunda División
2019-20Segunda División, 7th of 22
WebsiteClub website

Rayo has competed in one European competition, the UEFA Cup in the 2000–01 season. The club made it to the quarter-finals before losing to fellow Spanish club Alavés 4–2 on aggregate.

Notes change

  1. In isolation, Vallecano is pronounced [baʎeˈkano].

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Estadio de Vallecas | Rayo - Web Oficial". Estadio de Vallecas | Rayo - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2020-01-18.