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- Dudu Aouate
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Mayorca FC Stats History
RCD Mallorca was founded in 1916 as Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club. They played in the 1917 Catalan second-tier championship and defeated Football Club Palafrugell 3-1 to win the title. In the 1949-50 season, Mallorca changed their name to the current Real Club Deportivo Mallorca.
The 1959-60 team stands out in the Mallorca FC stats as being the first one to win promotion to La Liga. In their first season in the top flight, Mallorca finished ninth of 16 teams, however, they moved back and forth between the first and second divisions in the 1960s. Mallorca gained promotion in both 1966 and 1969 but they had short stays in La Liga on both occasions.
After a solid decade, Mallorca went into crisis mode. In 1974-75, they were playing all the way down in the fifth tier of Spanish soccer. The club was on the brink of extinction in 1977 as the players weren’t paid their salaries. They responded by locking themselves in the locker room in protest. Finally, a group from Palma saved the club and ushered them into less volatile times.
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The 80s started with a promotion to the second tier after Mallorca didn’t lose a single match at home. They also spent time in La Liga in the 80s and did rather well at times. One of the most notable finishes in the RCD Mallorca FC stats is their sixth place finish in 1987.
Then, in 1991, Mallorca reached the Copa Del Rey final for the first time but fell to Atletico Madrid. Under Hector Cuper from 1997 to 1999, Mallorca had one of their best-ever periods. They reached the Copa Del Rey final again and lost. However, they qualified for the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and the Supercopa de España because Barcelona also won the league.
Winning their first top flight domestic honor, Mallorca defeated Barcelona in the 1998 Supercopa 3-1. They also reached the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup but lost to Lazio. Mallorca then finished a best-ever third in the league in 1999 and 2001, defying their La Liga odds.
In 2003, Mallorca won their first-ever Copa Del Rey trophy as Samuel Eto’o scored twice in the final vs. Huelva. After sixteen seasons in La Liga, they were relegated in 2013. Mallorca were playing in the third tier in 2017 but have returned to La Liga once again.
RCD Mallorca are huge underdogs to win La Liga in 2022-23 according to the most recent betting advice. Avoiding relegation seems to be a bigger target for the club.