Getafe football club are the "new kids on the block" and Madrids latest club to reach the 1st division of La Liga.
Located in the south of Madrid, Getafes football fortunes have grown as the once town has grown to city status. Not your
off the pitch, however on it they have proved to be just as good as the traditional big two. Take in a game cheaply and easily with our guide!
The history of Getafe football club starts in either 1924 or 1945 depending on who you talk to. A club existed in Getafe during the 1920´s & 1930´s however this club dissapeared in the mid 1930´s and the club today counts its inception as 1945.
The present club owes its foundation to five prominent residents who believed the town, as it was then, required a football to match its growing status as a suburb of Madrid. In 1946 the club finally became a legal entity and on the 24th February its first fans signed up at the then club offices in the "bar Hispano".
From an inauspicious start the club finally rose to the Spanish 3rd division in the 1956/7 season however they were quickly relegated again and spent the rest of the 50´s and 60´s yo-yoing between the 3rd division and regional football. In 1975 Getafe finally rose to the Spanish 2nd division however after only six years, without achieving anything of note, they were relegated to the 3rd division and in 1982 went out of business.
A new club, using the old name, was set up in time for the 1982/3 season and this latest reincarnation started in the newly named "Segunda B" which replaced the old 3rd Division. It did however take another 14 years until the club regained its place in the 2nd division in 1996.
With such a torrid history it suprised almost everyone in Spanish football when the club won promotion to the Primera division of La liga in the 2003/4 season and even more so that Getafe have maintained their prescence in Spains top division ever since!
In the 2007-08 season Getafe enjoyed a stunning run in the UEFA cup to reach the 1/4 finals where they narowly lost, in the last minute of extra time, to Bayern Munich. This after having led the German giants 3 times during the match.
- Coliseum Alfonso Perez
- Capacity: 16,300
- Address: Avenida Teresa de Calcuta s/n, 28903 Getafe
Purpose built in 1998 the Coliseum Alfonso Perez is one of Spains newest football stadiums and also one of the smallest in the 1st division of La Liga. Even with its low capacity it is still able to easily obtain tickets
for all but the most important matches.
If you are seriously considering visiting Getafes stadium for a game it is probably easiest to take a
number 411 from Atocha or alternatively the
With a 16,000 plus capacity stadium and an average attendance around the 9,000 mark getting matchday tickets for all but the biggest matches is not difficult.
Getafe Ticket Prices:
- Either end 30€
- Uncovered side 40€
- Covered side 50€
Tickets can be purchased at the stadium at the following times:
- Monday to Friday 1000 to 1300 & 1700 to 2000
- On Matchday from 1130 until the end of the 1st half.
Getafe not playing while you visit? Try one of the other Madrid teams!
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