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Diving Deep into the Mediterranean: UD Ibiza’s Fast Rise


Ibiza is commonly described as a millionaire’s playboy paradise, a scenic marvel and a home music pilgrimage, however a footballing haven? Not an opportunity in any respect.  Though over the previous few seasons with some heavy funding, Union Deportivo Ibiza Eivissa are quickly rising by Spain’s decrease divisions. Presently sat high of the desk within the Segunda B, Ibiza are in superb type each house and away, solely drawing one recreation and powering on unbeaten. Final season the sky blues made the play-offs, nevertheless it was fellow Ibizan islanders Sporting Membership Deportivo Pena who would advance, solely to lose within the remaining recreation to CD Castellon.

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Draped in ocean sky blue it’s fairly straightforward to see the enchantment of soccer in Ibiza. Wonderful year-round sunshine with the world’s greatest nightlife at the doorstep. While that is most managers worst nightmare; Ibiza is a unique world and a unique tradition who embrace to occasion environment, as do the passionate native followers. Reborn and reinstated into the Spanish footballing pyramid, the small membership on the island solely spent two years within the regional leagues earlier than competing within the Terecea Divisions.  Ibiza breezed their approach into the playoff locations within the 2017/2018 marketing campaign and have been duly promoted to the skilled tiers of the Spanish Leagues.

Breaking their selves into the Segunda B league their first season noticed them place 6th. Racking up a complete of 63 factors together with 17 wins meant CD Badajoz, African territory UD Melilla and each Andalusian sides FC Cartagena and Recretivo de Huelva would advance to the playoff rounds. Earlier than the 2018/2019 marketing campaign Ibiza signed doubtlessly their greatest star thus far, Italian centre ahead Marco Borriello. Alongside the previous Juventus striker Ibiza would go on to virtually raid RCD Mallorca and herald 4 gamers to bolster the squad in a bid for promotion. Taking part in alongside most of La Liga’s reserve golf equipment Ibiza completed second behind fellow Balearic outfit Atletico Baleares. With 58 factors and Pena Deportivo on 45 factors they cemented their locations within the playoff rounds, though Catalan facet UE Cornella would finish their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory in opposition to the sky blues.

Presently UD Ibiza is owned by the Salvo household, seeking to appeal to extra consideration to the membership their house stadium Can Misses was renovated to a 4,000-seater stadium within the outskirts of Ibiza City. Throughout the 2019/2020 marketing campaign Ibiza progressed to the final 32 of the Copa Del Rey, and the fortunate opponents could be non-other than title holders FC Barcelona.

Opening the sport in true Ibiza trend with a DJ set and a few strobe lights, it will be the soccer that might be the attraction as the threerd Tier facet held the Champions till solely the final 20 minutes of the sport, the place Antoine Greizmann would rating a brace. Ibiza proceed to push for promotion and develop their model of soccer, at the moment sitting high of the league and attracting many gamers from throughout Spain. Quickly sufficient Ibiza may very well be rubbing shoulders with one of the best. Ibiza Away? Positively one for the soccer bucket record.

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