Fútbol Club Cartagena, commonly referred to as FC Cartagena, is a Spanish professional football club in Cartagena, Spain. The club competes in the Segunda División, the second tier of Spanish football.
FC Cartagena Youth Development System
FC Cartagena has several youth academy teams in its youth development system. These teams include:
- FC Cartagena B
- Juvenil A
- Juvenil B
- Cadet A
- Cadet B
- Cadete C
- Infantil A
- Infantil B
- Infantil C
- Alevin A
- Alevin B
- Alevin C
FC Cartagena Recruitment Trials
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FC Cartagena History
Cartagena was established on July 25, 1995, in the place of Club Deportivo Balsicas. This was done in response to significant financial challenges faced by the first team representing the city, Cartagena FC, of which Florentino Manzano was the founder and first president. During its first eight years, it competed under the name Cartagonova Ftbol Club. During the 1998–1999 season, it made its debut in the third tier for the first time.
After that, the club became known as Ftbol Club Cartagena, and Luis Oliver was elected president. At the beginning of Oliver’s presidency, the club was mired in financial difficulties and on the verge of being demoted. It was spared from going out of business by a local entrepreneur named Francisco Gómez following the 2002–03 season. After that, the club consolidated itself at the third level and gained another promotion, this time to the division two level, in 2009.
Cartagena FC, a historic side that was established a significant amount earlier, served as the reserve squad between the years 2003 and 2009 until eventually regaining its independence. Efese came close to achieving another promotion in the 2009–10 season of the second division, ultimately finishing in fifth position. However, all promotion aspirations were destroyed in the 41st and last matchday, with a loss on the road against Recreativo de Huelva by a score of 0–1.
At the conclusion of the 2011–12 season, Cartagena was demoted from the second division to the third.
In May of 2015, a late goal from Carlos Martinez won a play-off for the club against Las Palmas Atlético based on the away goals rule. This prevented the team from falling further worse in the standings.
After another three years, the squad was defeated by Extremadura UD by a single goal in the promotion playoffs at the final hurdle.
After an absence of eight years, Cartagena was finally relegated to the Segunda Division on July 19, 2020.
FC Cartagena Stadium
Estadio Cartagonova is a multi-purpose stadium in Cartagena, Spain. At the moment, its primary purpose is to host football matches, and the home games of FC Cartagena, a club competing in the Segunda División, are played there. The stadium is able to accommodate a total of 15,105 spectators at its capacity.
The task of constructing the football field was given to the project team CMMP Arquitectos from Murcia, which consisted of Cardona, Martin, and Plaza Molina. The Catalan architect Josep Ramón Casals used these as the foundations for the design and building of the Mini Estadi of FC Barcelona in 1982. This stadium was created by Josep Ramón Casals. After only a few short months of construction, the stadium was ready for its inaugural match on February 7, 1988. Cartagena CF and Burgos CF played a match that resulted in a goalless draw. Uribarrena of Bilbao Athletic scored the first goal ever scored at the stadium after only two games had been played there.
Since 1995, FC Cartagena has played its home games at their current stadium, which in 1998 saw them win their home larger to win 8–0 against CD Tortona. The name “Cartagonova” was derived from the name “Carthago Nova,” which was given to the city that is now known as Cartagena during the Roman era (New Carthage).