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; 100 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
LeagueLa Liga
2022-23La Liga, 11th of 20
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.

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


  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.