On April 14, 1931, the team known as Recreativo Española officially changed its name and became recognized as Club Recreativo Granada, presided over by Julio López Fernández, a well-known reputable carpenter in the city. Gradually, the team began to grow, turning professional and adopting a more international nature. The first foreign player to be signed by the team was hungarian Janos Buzzasy in the 1935/36 season on transfer from Real Madrid. After the Spanish Civil War, José Millán was to become the first international player from Granada.

In 1940, Club Recreativo Granada changed its name to Granada Club de Fútbol and during this same season, the club won promotion to the First Division in the second-last matchday play-off for promotion by beating Castellón (0-1) with a goal from César. In 1959, the Granadian squad contested the final of the Copa del Generalísimo (after 1976, known as Copa del Rey), but lost out on the day to FC Barcelona (4-1).

The club’s golden era was to come between 1968 and 1976 during their period in the Spanish First Division. The high point came in the 1971/72 season, when Enrique Porta won the league’s top-scorer ‘pichichi' title and Granada beat the league’s top-5 teams at home in a consecutive winning streak: Real Madrid (3-0), FC Barcelona (2-1), Valencia (2-0), Atlético de Madrid (1-0) and Athletic de Bilbao (1-0).

On November 15th 1987, Diego Armando Maradona, then the world’s best player, donned the Granada shirt to play a friendly home match with his brother Lalo, who was a member of the Granada squad, and his brother Hugo, against Malmoe winning (3-2). The club inaugurated its new 22,524 capacity Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes stadium on May 16th, 1995.

The 2010/2011 season saw Granada’s return to Spain’s First Division, coinciding with it becoming a public limited sports company (SAD, as per the Spanish acronym). This current 2016/2017 season, the club is undertaking a revitalized, ambitious and exciting project under the presidency of Jiang Lizhang.


Year of foundation 1931
President Jiang Lizhang
Members 15150
Stadium Nuevo Los Cármenes
Capacity 22.094


Atzili to Maccabi Tel Aviv

A few minutes of closing the registration of players to dispute the Europa League, the Granada CF signed the necessary papers to make official the signing of Omar Atzili by ...

Puertas returns to Granada

Antonio Puertas, UD Almeria midfielder, has become the third signing of Granada CF, after the arrivals of Javi Varas and Joselu Moreno. The Benahadux player arrives in Granada, which was ...

A 'top goal-scorer’ for Granada CF

After the signing of goalkeeper Javi Varas, the rebuilding of the new Granada CF with the objective of returning to Spain’s 1st Division continues with the incorporation of forward CD ...

A top-level goalkeeper

Granada FC announced the signing and arrival of Javi Varas for the next two seasons. Javi Varas is an experienced, top-level goalkeeper. He is coming to Nuevo Los Cármenes freely after having played ...

Oltra, new Granada coach

Granada CF has just announced the arrival of José Luis Oltra as their new first team coach on a one-year contract, with the possibility of extending it for an additional season. Emilio Isierte ...

Lombán quits Granada

David Lomban has decided to quit Granada CF. The defender has cancelled his contract with the club thanks to a clause which allowed him to do so in the event ...

Pol Ballesté left Granada

Pol Ballesté has just announced his intention to quit Granada CF this summer. The goalkeeper, a permanent fixture for Lluis Planagumà in Granada second team, playing 31 games, has decided that ...

A sad end of season

Granada CF completed a sad season ending after losing at Nuevo Los Carmenes in the last league game against Espanyol (1-2). The visitors decided the match in the first seven ...

Planagumà has left Granada CF

Lluís Planagumà has left Granada CF. The club and the coach have just annouced the termination of the contract that joined both sides and finished in 2019.  Planagumà, who arrived ...

Next to last anger

Granada CF consumed a new defeat in their visit to El Sadar after losing against CA Osasuna by 2 goals to 1. In a match with nothing in play, the ...

A too strong leader for Granada

Championship leader, Real Madrid, were a too strong rival at Nuevo Los Carmenes for Granada CF (0-4), whose relegation to Second Division was sealed last weeek.  The whites transferred their clear superiority ...

Eternal struggle

They didn’t achieve the results they had hoped for, but Granada CF can say with their heads held high that they fought to the end to hang onto their position ...

The dream fades

Granada CF saw as the dream of permanence moved away after losing by 0 goals to 2 against Málaga CF in the Nuevo Estadio Los Cármenes. Sandro Ramírez (47’, 92’) ...

Two bad starts

Granada CF penalizes their starts on both times and a step further away from the permanence. Ganso with a double gave the three points to a Sevilla that adds his ...

Unsuccessful debut

Tony Adams debut was unsuccessful. His first game in charge of Granada ended with a tough defeat at Nuevo Los Carmenes against Celta (0-3). Adams went for a 4-4-2 and ...

"I'll give players a kick up the backside"

Former Arsenal captain and vice-president of DDMC Tony Adams has been presented as a new Granada CF coach after Lucas Alcaraz was sacked yesterday.  "I will fight to the end to ...

Alcaraz, replaced by Adams

Granada CF has just made an official statement announcing that the first team coach, Lucas Alcaraz, has been sacked and is being replaced by Tony Adams, the former Arsenal captain and now ...

A bad start

A bad start was the key thing of the Granada tough defeat against Valencia at Nuevo Los Cármenes (1-3). In three minutes, from 19th to 21th, Simone Zaza decided the ...

Ochoa saves a point

Granada CF drew nil-nil during their visit to Galician lands and their clash against Deportivo de la Coruña. The draw leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth ...

Good game, bad result

Granada completed a good performance against Barcelona at Nuevo Los Carmenes but it wasn't enough to get a positive result and the blue-and-reds giants secured an important win in their road ...

The same script

Granada CF lost 3 goals to 1 against Sporting de Gijón in El Molinón and continue to struggle to secure three points away from home. Ingasson (51') put Lucas Alcaraz’s ...

Unfair score

Granada CF lost at home against Atlético de Madrid with an only goal scored by Griezmann. The french striker scored his fourth goal to give Atletico a late and unfair ...

The law of ex

The Granada CF lost against a direct rival in the fight for the remain in the first division, the CD Leganés 2-1. Lucas Alcaraz’s squad was travelling to Madrid with ...

Alcaraz: 750 games!

Lucas Alcaraz, Granada CF coach, made history in his team's victory over Deportivo Alavés (2-1). Alcaraz achieved his 750th appearence on the bench in an oficial game during his 22 consecutive seasons as a ...

The dream continues

Granada CF beat Deportivo Alavés 2-1 with two great goals and notching up their third consecutive victory at home. First, Wakaso (38') and then Cuenca (53'), with two great shots ...

Keep fighting

Granada CF lost 3 goals to 1 on their visit to the Nuevo San Mamés against Athletic Club and still does not know victory away from your stadium season. Mehdi ...

'Piru' leaves the club

Granada CF have just issued a press release announcing the end of an era for Javier Torralbo at the helm as the club’s Sport’s Director, having arrived in July 2016. ...

Win to believe

Granada CF got their third win of the season with a amazing performance against Real Betis at Estadio Nuevo los Cármenes. A convincing win for Lucas Alcaraz’s team that they ...

No comeback

Granada CF lost by 4 goals to 0 against SD Eibar in the match that closed the 22nd matchday. An early penalty goal by Adrian (11') disrupted the Nazari team ...

A great goal and win

Granada CF picked up its second win of the season yesterday against UD Las Palmas at the Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes. The goal of Andreas Pereyra (17'), the great defensive ...

Wakaso, the last signing

Last day of the winter market brought important changes for Granada CF. The most relevant one was the arrival of Wakaso Mubarak (Ghana, July 25th 1990) on loan from Panathinaikos. ...

Héctor to Granada

Granada CF are delighted to confirm the signing of Real Sociedad's player Héctor Hernández on loan until the end of the season.  The 25-year-old can operate as both a left defender ...

Angban and Carcela return

Victorien Angban and Mehdi Carcela are back in Granada after they was eliminated from the African Nations Cup. Angban (Côte d'Ivoire) has trained on Monday under Lucas Alcaraz after his ...

Goalkeeper replacement

Another change in Granada CF. Lucas Alcaraz team has incorporated the portuguese goalkeeper Rui Silva, who arrived from Nacional de Madeira, as a replacement of Oier Olazabal. Rui Silva, who ...

The same result

Granada started the second round as they finished the first and lost his match against Villarreal (2-0). A goal nigh of half-time of Bruno (42’) and another of Álvaro (72') ...

A great signing

Granada CF has just announced the arrival of Adrián Ramos, a great football player who will play under Lucas Alcaraz on loan by Borussia Dortmund until Juve 30, 2017. The ...

Negative dynamics

Granada CF stays one of the few teams winless as a visitor after losing 3-1 at the Cornellà-El Prat Stadium in front of RCD Espanyol. The Andalusian team leveled the ...

Kone, second signing

Kone has become the second Granada CF signing of the winter market, only two days later of the arrival of Ingasson, an Iceland international centre-back.  Panagiotis Giorgios Kone (Tirana, 26 de julio ...

A defensive tower

Granada CF has closed a deal with the iceland international player Ingasson who arrived from Belgium (Lokeren). Sverrir Ingi Ingason (Kópavogur, August 5th,1993) was one of the best players of the Jupiler ...

Barral, to Apoel

The striker David Barral has left Granada CF after playing from the beginning only two matches in the first part of the championship and being involved in an incident with ...

An insufficient tie

Granada CF got an important but insufficient point at home against Osasuna (1-1), a direct rival in the struggle to mantain the place in First Division. The beginning of the ...

Toral, to Rangers FC

Jon Miquel Toral, 21 year-old midfielder, has just completed his move to Rangers FC. He arrived yesterday night in Scotland and he will sign until the end of the season. Toral ...

Alcaraz, until 2018

Granada CF has just announced Lucas Alcaraz contract extension to 2018. The coach has put pen to paper on his one year deal with president John Jiang and general manager Sergi Vieta. "He's getting an important advance ...

A tough defeat

Granada have started 2017 with a tough defeat at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid CF stadium. Isco (2), Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema and Casemiro scored the goals of La Liga leaders. Granada ...

KO in Spanish Cup

Granada CF didn’t close the year well as it fell in the Copa del Rey. Osasuna won the second leg two goals to zero. The red and white team visited ...

Farewell with defeat

Granada CF wanted to win last game of the year at home after having added four of the last six points, but its objective was not fulfilled. The squad lost ...

Lucky draw

Granada CF get their second game without losing after achieve a valuable point against Malaga (1-1) in their visit to La Rosaleda. The team of Lucas Alcaraz knew to sustain ...

First league win

Granada FC's first win in La Liga Santander 16/17 is finally here! The setting was perfect: it happened at home and in front of a great team, Sevilla CF. The locals got a ...

First win

Granada CF racked up their first win of the season against Osasuna (1-0) yesterday in Los Cármenes. In spite of being a match of League Cup, the andalusian team has ...

Well-deserved defeat

Granada CF lost in their visit to Balaídos Stadium against Celta de Vigo (3-1). The Andalusian team set was overcome in all facets of the game and hadn't option to win the ...

A well-earned draw

Granada CF achieved a well-earned draw at Valencia's home ground, Mestalla. Alcaraz’s team gave a convincing performance and earned a well-deserved point .  The visiting team took the lead in ...