Girona Principle Partner. Season: 2018/19
Location: Girona, Spain
Nicknames: Blanc-i-vermells (White and Reds), Gironistes
Stadium: Estadi Montilivi - capacity 13,450
Girona FC was founded almost 90 years ago in the city’s Rambla de la Llibertat, with the club playing in the Segunda División for the first time in 1935-36.
Much of the early years of their history were spent between the second and third tiers of Spanish football, and in 1970 the club would move to their current home, the Estadi Montilivi.
The club would enjoy a renaissance in 2008, returning to the second tier of Spanish football under the management of Raül Agné for the first time in 49 years. The Blanc-i-vermells beat Ceuta 1-0 in the play-offs to mark a golden era for the club in winning two successive promotions.
After agonisingly missing out on promotion to La Liga via the play-offs in both 2014-15 and 2015-16, the club scaled new heights in 2016-17 by finishing runners-up in the Segunda División to win promotion to La Liga for the first time in their 87-year history.
In 2017-18, Girona FC would cap off a highly impressive debut season in the top tier of Spanish football by finishing in 10th place in La Liga, a campaign which included the biggest result in the club’s history – a famous 2-1 defeat of reigning European champions Real Madrid.
- 2016–17 Segunda División - Runners-up
Official website of Girona FC - http://www.gironafc.cat/