Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, S.A.D. (Spanish: [reˈal ˈkluβ ðeporˈtiβo maˈʎorka], Catalan: Reial Club Deportiu Mallorca [rəˈjaɫ ˈkɫub dəpoɾˈtiw məˈʎɔɾkə]) is a Spanish football team based in Palma, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916 it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the Iberostar Stadium.
Team colours are red shirts with black shorts and black socks.
The oldest club in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca was originally founded in 1916 by Adolfo Vázquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Junta Directiva del Alfonso XIII FBC after the then Spanish king. The first stadium, called Buenos Aires, was inaugurated on March 25, 1916, with a 0–8 loss against Barcelona. And, on June 28, 1916, Spanish king Alfonso XIII de Borbón honored the team with the title Real Sociedad, and the team came to be known as Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII Foot-Ball Club.
In 1917, the Catalan Federation admitted Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII into the Catalan Championship tournament. The Mallorcan team reached the final in Barcelona, where they played against FC Palafrugell, and won 3-1, their first title.
This coupled with the influence of the Second Spanish Republic caused the club to change its name to Club Deportivo Mallorca. Still with that name in 1945, the club inaugurated Es Fortínas the new stadium of the Balearic club. But, during that same season and in honor of the man who had started working and preparing that ground three years prior, the club changed the name of the stadium Lluís Sitjar. In the 1949-1950 season, under the presidency of Conde de Olocau, the club recouped the title of royal title of Real, and game to be known for the first time in its history, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, the same name that has withstood history by remaining the current name.
In 1960, RCD Mallorca earned its first promotion to the "División de Honor" under the tutelage of coach Juan Carlos Lorenzo and president Jaime Rosselló. In 1964, RCD Mallorca again earned promotion, this time to the Primera Division, under coach Cesar Rodriguez and president Baron de Vidal. Then, in 1969, RCD Mallorca earned its third promotion to the Primera Division, with coach Juancho Forneris and president Pau Servera.
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