Levante UD
Full name Levante Unión Deportiva, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Les Granotes (The Frogs)
Founded 1909
Ground Estadi Ciutat de València
(Capacity: 26,354)
Chairman Quico Catalán
Manager Juan Ramón López Muñiz
Current League La Liga 
2019–20 La Liga, 12th
Website Club home page
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Levante Unión Deportiva, S.A.D. (leˈβante uˈnjon deporˈtiβa, Llevant Unió Esportiva ʎeˈvant uniˈo espoɾˈtiva) is a Spanish football club based in Valencia, in the namesake community.

Founded on 9 September 1909 it plays in La Liga, holding home games at Estadi Ciutat de València.


Early years

Levante UD was originally founded in 1909 as Levante Fútbol Club, taking their name from the "Levante" beach in La Malvarrosa, and was one of the pioneering football clubs in Valencia. Local rivals Valencia CF were not formed until 1919; however, another club, Cabanyal FC, had been playing in the city since 1903.

The team's earliest games were played at La Platjeta, near the docks on a plot of land owned by a perfume entrepreneur. Its next ground was also near the port area, and the club gradually began to become associated with the working class. In 1919 the side played Valencia for the first time, losing 0–1 – the game marked the inauguration of the recently formed new ground at Algirós; in 1928 Levante FC won their first trophy, the Valencian Championship.

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