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

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 means of Spain’s decrease divisions. At present sat prime of the desk within the Segunda B, Ibiza are in nice type each dwelling and away, solely drawing one sport and powering on unbeaten. Final season the sky blues made the play-offs, nonetheless it was fellow Ibizan islanders Sporting Membership Deportivo Pena who would advance, solely to lose within the remaining sport to CD Castellon.

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Draped in ocean sky blue it’s fairly simple to see the attraction of soccer in Ibiza. Superb year-round sunshine with the world’s finest nightlife at the doorstep. While that is most managers worst nightmare; Ibiza is a unique world and a unique tradition who embrace to social gathering ambiance, 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 had 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 probably their largest star to this point, 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. Enjoying 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 aspect UE Cornella would finish their promotion hopes with a 2-1 victory towards the sky blues.

At present UD Ibiza is owned by the Salvo household, seeking to entice extra consideration to the membership their dwelling 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 aspect 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, presently sitting prime of the league and attracting many gamers from throughout Spain. Quickly sufficient Ibiza could possibly be rubbing shoulders with the most effective. Ibiza Away? Positively one for the soccer bucket checklist.

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