Girona
FC

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HISTORY

Girona FC was founded on July 23, 1930, covering the void that had been left by the disappearance of Unión Deportiva Girona which had been set up a mere decade earlier, after the club folded due to financial difficulties.

The first official goal was scored by Clara in a 1-1 draw at the Colonia Artigas grounds and the starting eleven on the day, led by Josep Viñas, was made up of Florenza, Teixidor, Farró, Flavià, Comas, Corradi, Ferrer, Escuder, Clara, Tarradellas and Torrellas.

After just five years, Girona was already well on its way to glory. Despite the fact that Iborra and Balmanya had been transferred to FC Barcelona before the start of the 1935/36 season, ​​the team managed to clinch the title becoming Second Division champions, although promotion to the First Division eluded them on this occasion.

After more than three decades alternating between different divisions, Girona FC would eventually make a significant qualitative leap with the construction of the new stadium at Montilivi. The stadium was inaugurated on August 14th, 1970 with a game against FC Barcelona ending in a (1-3) victory for the visitors. Vivolas scored Girona's first goal at their new grounds.

Ten years later, in 1980, Barça would once again visit Montilivi to celebrate Girona’s 50th anniversary. This same year, the club were to take on both Real Madrid and Real Sociedad, the two teams who would go on to dispute the First Division League championship title.

After a fitful period spanning a quarter of a century in which the reddish-white team were relegated to the regional Catalan First Division, the team is currently enjoying its golden era. Over the previous four seasons, Girona FC had contested the play-offs for promotion to the First Division, only to see their long-awaited hopes dashed by Almeria, Zaragoza and Osasuna. But in the last, Pablo Machin and his players made history and finally got the historical promotion to the Spanish football highest cathegory.

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CLUB INFO

Year of foundation 1930
President Delfí Geli
Members 6.000
Stadium Montilivi
Capacity 9.200


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Bakambu seals the game

10/15/2017
The killer Bakambu took advantage of a Girona's bad start of the game and the locals got their third straight defeat at home against Villarreal (1-2). Bakambu put the 0-2 ...

Goals and emotion at Balaidos

09/29/2017
Girona FC got a well-deserved point at Balaidos in a tough game against Celta with six goals and non-stop excitement for the whole ninety minutes. In a thriling start of ...

Historic match

09/23/2017
Girona FC and FC Barcelona have disputed this Saturday an historic match in Montilivi bescause has been the first match of the Girona’s squad in 1st Division against another Catalan team. ...

First point away

09/20/2017
Girona FC have secured their first away points of the season in Montilivi after a nil all draw against CD Leganés in Madrid. Asier Garitano's team came out much stronger ...

An unlucky ending

09/17/2017
After securing a well-deserved win over Malaga and a hard-earned draw against Atletico, Girona lost their first game in the First Division on their home turf, Montilivi. Pablo Machin's team ...

Pere Guardiola meets the media

09/14/2017
Pere Guardiola, as Chief Executive Officer of Girona Football Group and a new Girona FC investor with City Football Group, met with the media interested in the Catalan club to ...

The first defeat

09/11/2017
After a great start of the season with a victory over Malaga and a well-deserved draw against the powerful Atletico, Girona lost its first League match, against Athletic at new ...

Two signs more

08/31/2017
Girona FC’s offices there has been no rest in this windows market and a few hours after its closure Girona’s set has announced to two signs more: David Timor and ...

Epic win

08/27/2017
If seven days ago was a historic point, this Saturday has been an equal or more epic result after getting the first victory of Girona FC in La Liga Santander. ...

Pere Guardiola, new owner of Girona

08/24/2017
Girona FC has just announced the completion of a deal which sees the Club change hands into new investors, Girona Football Group, company lead by Pere Guardiola, Media Base Sports director, ...

Kiko Olivas leaves Girona

08/21/2017
Girona FC has just announced a deal with Kiko Olivas for cancelling his contract with the club. In an official statement, Girona FC thanked Kiko Olivas for his work and commitment ...

An historical point

08/20/2017
Could have been three if Giménez (84') to five minutes from the end had not equalized the match, but despite that Girona FC signed a great debut in La Liga ...

Mojica returns to Girona

08/19/2017
Girona FC and Rayo Vallecano have reached an agreement to Johan Andrés Mojica returns on loan this season to Pablo Machín's team. Mojica arrived last January in Girona until the ...

Goals for Girona FC

08/18/2017
Girona FC have announced that the Nigerian forward Olarenwaju "Larry" Kayode will be on loan from Manchester City this season. Kayode (24 years) scored 17 goals with the Austria Vienna last ...

Pablo Machin 'se queda'

08/17/2017
Girona FC have announced this Thursday that his coach Pablo Machín has renewed for the Catalan club until June 2019. Machín arrived in March 2014 when the team was a ...

Maffeo, MVP

08/16/2017
Pablo Maffeo was chosen MVP of the 41º Costa Brava Trophy that have disputed Girona FC and Manchester City in Montilivi this Tuesday. The Catalan squad won (1-0) thanks to a ...

Pere Pons signs until 2020

08/14/2017
Girona FC midfielder and one of the captains, Pere Pons, has extended his agreement with the club of his life until 2020. Pere is an essential piece in the Pablo ...

Muniesa is back at home

08/11/2017
Girona FC continue to prepare their historic debut in LaLiga Santander and this Friday has announced the Marc Muniesa’s on loan for this season. Lloret’s center-back, a village located to ...

From Manchester to Girona

08/02/2017
Following the agreement of Pablo Maffeo, Girona FC and Manchester City have announced this Tuesday the assignments of three more players who will make the Manchester-Girona trip this season. Douglas ...

Maffeo returns to Girona

08/01/2017
Girona FC and Manchester City have reached an agreement for Pablo Maffeo (20 years) to return to the Catalan entity for the third consecutive season. After being one of the ...

Farid Boulaya, in Manchester

07/26/2017
Girona FC have just announced the addition of a new member of Pablo Machin squad: Farid Boulaya, a 24 years old midfielder who arrived from French Bastia. The young talent ...

Stuani already trains

07/23/2017
Cristian Stuani, the last Girona FC signing for his historical debut in the First Division, already trains under Pablo Machin's orders in Manchester, where the catalan team is making a ...

Atletico Madrid, first rival

07/21/2017
This Friday the Calendar of LaLiga Santander 2017/18 has been drawn. In this way, Girona FC has known which will be his travel in a historical season for the club. His ...

Fran Sandaza goes to Qatar

07/18/2017
Fran Sandaza and Girona FC have reached an agreement for the rescission of their contract, and Toledo’s forward has decided to start on a new adventure outside Europe joining the ...

An unforgettable season

07/17/2017
This Monday has started a historical season for Girona FC because will be the first of its 87 years of life that will dispute in 1st Division. Pablo Machín’s squad have ...

Alcaraz and Herrera say goodbye

07/14/2017
Girona CF have announced that Rubén Alcaraz and Cristian Herrera will not be in the first team squad next season. After renewing with the Catalan club until 2020, Ruben Alcaraz ...

Carles Planas, until 2020

07/13/2017
Carles Planas has become Girona FC’s latest signing until 2020. The Catalan player joins the team from Celta de Vigo, where he has played the last three seasons. Planas began ...

A change in goal

07/08/2017
Girona FC is ready to kick-off a season that will go down in the history books for being their first ever season playing in Spanish football’s top league. The Sports ...

A new signing from Premier League

07/07/2017
Girona have just announced the arrival of the colombian defender Bernardo Espinosa, who will sign a four-year contract with the Catalan team. He played last season with Middlesbrough, playing onle 15 matches ...

Sebas Coris, to Osasuna on loan

07/03/2017
Girona and Osasuna have reached an agreement for the transfer of Sebas Coris, a 24 years old defender, who will play on loan in the navarrese team. Sebas Coris arrived ...

The first arrival

06/15/2017
Gorka Iraizoz, a top-level goalkeeper wtih a wealth of experience in the Spanish football's top category, has become the Girona's first arrival in their debut in Liga Santander. Gorka, 34 years old, signed for the ...

An emotional farewell

06/13/2017
Girona FC has said goodbye to two of its first team's most dedicated and loved players, defender Richy and forward Felipe Sanchon. Richy and Felipe Sanchon both gave very emotional speeches, so much so ...

A brilliant goal

06/11/2017
A brilliant goal scored by Felipe Sanchon was the most important aspect of the Girona defeat against Cordoba (2-1) in the last game of the season, an irrelevant game because ...

Puigdemont receives Girona FC

06/09/2017
The President of the Government of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has received Girona FC in the Palau de la Generalitat. The Girona FC expedition was led by the president, Delfí Geli, ...

Unforgettable celebrations

06/06/2017
Girona FC and the city of Girona have experienced two extraordinary, unforgettable and historical days. After celebrating the club promotion to First Division at Montilivi stadium, all the citizens of ...

Girona FC make history

06/05/2017
June 4th, 2017 is a date that will be stamped onto the memory of a club and its fans that made history. Girona FC has secured a well-deserved promotion to ...

First will have to wait

05/28/2017
Girona FC could not overcome (3-1) to the Gimnástic of Tarragona in the Nou Estadi and the promotion to LaLiga Santander will have to wait one week more. Pablo Machin's ...

An impassable wall

05/20/2017
Girona FC could not pass the draw against Alcorcón this Saturday in Montilivi. Pablo Machin's team dominated from the first minute, but could not overcome the impassable wall that built ...

Everything stays the same

05/14/2017
Everything stays the same in the fight to achieve second place for promotion to the First Division. Second-placed, Girona, lost away against the leaders, Levante (2-1), but the third-placed, Getafe (2-1), were also ...

The dream is closer

05/06/2017
Girona FC's dream of winning promotion to the First Division for the first time in its history, is closer than ever to becoming a reality after the exciting victory at Montilivi over Huesca (3-1), a team ...

A vital victory

04/30/2017
Girona got a vital victory over Lugo (1-2) that consolidate them at the second place of the table with a comfortable advantage over the other candidates to promote to First ...

Montilivi gets choked

04/22/2017
Girona FC could not get all three points against their fans and lost their third consecutive match in their stadium. UCAM Murcia comeback to the start goal of Portu (12') ...

Gold point

04/15/2017
Girona FC got a valuable point from their visit to Heliodoro Rodríguez López after drawing to three in a vibrant match against CD Tenerife. Pablo Machin’s team came out convincingly ...

The bad streak comes to an end

04/09/2017
The bad streak comes to an end. After three consecutive defeats against Cádiz, Oviedo and Rayo Vallecano, Girona came back to the route to victory with an important win in Soria over ...

Bad dynamics

04/02/2017
Girona FC lost (1-3) their third straight game against Rayo Vallecano in Montilivi. Pablo Machín's team saw the match up, with two goals against in the first twenty minutes of ...

Girona, runner-up in the Catalunya Cup

03/28/2017
After a scoreless 90 minutes, Girona FC lost on penalties (4-3) in the final of the Catalunya Absolute Cup against Gimnàstic de Tarragona.  Pablo Machin's team even fielded several players ...

Toché made the difference

03/26/2017
Two goals of Toché in the first minutes of the second half gave Oviedo three points against Girona, that lost their second straight game after their 1-2 defeat against Cadiz at ...

16 games later

03/19/2017
Girona FC lost their first game of the season in Montilivi by 1 goal to 2 against Cadiz CF.  A bad start to the match punished Pablo Machin's team, and ...

Agonising victory

03/12/2017
Girona got an important victory away over Reus (1-2) that consolidated the team in the promotion zone. An important and agonising victory because Edgar Hernandez missed a penalty in the ...

Brilliant victory to frame

03/04/2017
Girona FC won 5-1 in Montilivi to Getafe CF, a rival that fights for the same goal that the Catalan team, the promotion to LaLiga Santander. Pablo Machin’s squas knew ...

Another step

02/25/2017
Girona took another key step in its hard challenge to promote to the First Division after beating Mirandes (0-2). Pablo Machin team dominated the game from the first to the ...

A last-gasp goal

02/18/2017
Girona added three more points after beating Mallorca (1-0) at the Montilivi stadium thanks to a last-gasp winner goal scored by Juanpe. In the last minute, the centre-back drove his ...

Cámara's goal and to the final

02/16/2017
Girona FC qualified for the Catalunya Cup final after beating CF Badalona (0-1). Juan Cámara’s goal (71') after a great shot from the distance was worth to take Girona FC ...

Missing definition

02/11/2017
Girona and Almería tied at 0 in the match corresponding to the matchday 25 of LaLiga 123. Pablo Machín's team dominated, they had chances, but he was not lucky to ...

A fought victory

02/05/2017
Girona got a fought and a prestigious win at Montilivi against Valladolid (2-1), a talented team that aspires to promote to First Division and played a good football during the second ...

Mojica for Angelino

01/31/2017
Girona FC has just announced the arrival of the Colombian Johan Mojica, who will replace Angelino in the left side. Manchester City player quits Girona to play in Mallorca on loan until ...

Defeat at 88'

01/28/2017
Girona spectacular winning streak came to the end with a defeat at Elche stadium. Rober gave the local team the three points with a late goal at minute 88. Fortunately, ...

Four consecutive wins

01/22/2017
Girona FC won 2-0 against Sevilla Atlético in a match in which the rain played an important role. Pablo Machin's team got its fourth consecutive victory thanks to Samuele Longo ...

Girona don't fail

01/16/2017
Girona don't fail in its hard challenge to promote to First Division and got an important victory at Montilivi over Cordoba (2-0). In the first action of the match, Fran ...

6.000 members!

01/11/2017
Girona CF has achieved today an historical number of members, 6.000, a 12 per cent more than the January 2016. Delfí Geli, president of Girona FC, has given the card ...

Authoritarian win

01/09/2017
Girona FC won 0-2 in their first match of 2017 against Real Zaragoza, one of the presumable opponents at the end of the championship. Pablo Machin's team beat Zaragoza with goals from ...

Double presentation

12/28/2016
Pablo Maffeo and Angelino have been presented today to the fans and media as a new Girona FC players. The catalan club closed an agreement with Manchester City yesterday and ...

Angelino follows Pablo

12/27/2016
José Angel Tasende, known as Angelino, will follow his teammate and friend Pablo Maffeo and will play at Girona FC until the end of the season. The left back is also ...

Pablo Maffeo joins Girona

12/27/2016
Manchester City right back Pablo Maffeo has joined Girona FC on loan until the end of the season. The two clubs has just announced the agreement. Maffeo played at Girona ...

Great derby

12/18/2016
Girona FC has closed 2016 with a superb win over Nàstic (4-2) in Second Division Catalan derbi. Uche, from the penalty spot, has scored the opener for the visitors (26'). Longo equalized (39') but ...

Coach of the month

12/16/2016
Girona FC coach, Pablo Machín, has been named the LaLiga 1|2|3 Manager of the Month for November thanks to his outstanding performance with his team in the competition last month, in which the Catalan ...

Defeat in Alcorcon

12/11/2016
Alcorcón, one of the best local teams in the Second Division, has beaten Girona (2-1). The local team dominated the game fromt he first to last minute of first half and ...

An prestigious win

12/05/2016
Girona FC does not want the same situation as last two seasons to reproduce and want to get directly to La Liga Santander. The leader visited Montilivi, but this wasn't a ...

Girona wins and convince

11/28/2016
Girona FC have achieved their fifth game without losing and it have won their third consecutive victory after win (1-2) to one of their direct rivals in this season's start, the ...

Girona, in 2nd place

11/20/2016
Girona rounded off a great performance in Montilivi with a 3-1 win against Lugo (3-1), another candidate for promotion to the First Division. This is Girona’s fourth consecutive game without losing. The local team ...