Getafe C.F. S.A.D: The La Liga BBVA Club of the Week
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Getafe defeated Real Madrid in the beginning of the current La Liga season, and the club has an interesting history that deserves to be shared with the B/R readers.
According to the official webpage, Getafe was created in 1945 as Club Getafe Deportivo. The club spent most of its 30 years between the third and second division.
During its first 30 years, Getafe was a club that did not receive much publicity. Regardless, Getafe continued its upward mobility in Spanish football. It received its present name of Getafe CF in 1976, when the club was inscribed in the Spanish Superior Sports Council.
In spite of the name change, Getafe remained in the second division. The beginning of the 2000 decade saw the club ascend to the First Division of La Liga for the first time in its existence.
Getafe was able to participate in La Copa Del Rey in the semifinals. The history of Getafe was written by Bernd Schuster and Quique Sanchez Flores.
Getafe participated in the quarterfinals of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup with seven victories, three draws and two losses in 12 matches. The most significant victory for Getafe was when it left AEK scoreless on February 21, 2008.
The club participated in the group stage of the 2010/11 UEFA Europa League with three wins, three losses and two draws within eight matches. Its worst defeat was not scoring in a match against Stuttgart.
Pablo Hernandez and Esteban Granero of Spain are the top scorers for Getafe in UEFA Competitions. Cata Diaz from Argentina and Albin of Uruguay made the most appearances for Getafe.
Getafe is currently No. 91 in the 2012/13 UEFA Ranking scale.
It stands in 12th place in the 2012/13 La Liga BBVA Division table, having won seven, drawn five and lost nine matches with 25 goals for and 35 goals against.
The club's goal differential is currently minus-10 and its total points are 26.
Getafe will face Deportivo La Coruna on February 2, 2013. It remains to be seen what will transpire in this match.
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