Club info

Club Information

FOUNDED: 1906

YEAR OF CONVERSION TO S.A.D.(SPORTS ANONYMOUS SOCIETY): 1992
CLUB CREST: Crown followed by Galician flag and Sala Calvet

CLUB HEADQUARTERS
Plaza de Pontevedra 19, 1A, 15003 A Coruña
TELEPHONE: 981 259 500 Fax: 981 265 919

CLUB MEMBER AVAILABILITIES
Avenida da Habana - Palcos VIP at Riazor stadium

ABEGONDO/EL MUNDO DEL FUTBOL (DEPOR'S TRAINING PITCHES)    Agra de Marces, San Tirso de Mabegondo, 15318 Abegondo, A Coruña
TELEPHONE: 00 34 981 64 79 41 Fax: 00 34 981 66 91 87

SPONSORS                                                Estrella Galicia & Leyma 

KIT SUPPLIER                                          Lotto

PRESIDENT: Constantino 'Tino' Fernández Pico 

COACH: Víctor Sánchez Del Amo

CLUB'S BUDGET: 39.88 Million Euro (June 2012-July 2013)

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Interesting facts & FAQ


1. What are Depor's nickname(s)?
Los Turcos (Spanish)/Os Turcos (Galician), Blanquiazules (Spanish)/Branquiazuis (Galician), SuperDepor

2. Why are there Turkish flags at the Riazor stadium?
Other supporters, especially those from Vigo, call Deportivo supporters "Turcos" to insult them. But the Riazor Blues section have taken this name with pride and therefore show Turkish flags during matches.

3. What do "Real" and "Club Deportivo" mean?
"Real Club Deportivo" means "Royal Sporting Association." So Deportivo are a 'royal' club next to clubs like Real Madrid, Real Mallorca, Real Sociedad, and others.

4. Why is the Depor hometown called both "La Coruña" and "A Coruña?"
The town is called 'A Coruña' in Galician language, and it is the native name. It is the only official and legal name. However, in the Spanish language, it is traditionally called 'La Coruña'. Since Spanish has a wider influence worldwide than Galician, the "La Coruña" term has therefore become more widespread.

That is also why Depor is also both called "Deportivo da Coruña" (in Galician) and "Deportivo de la Coruña" (in Spanish).

5. What is Depor's mascot?
Depor never had a mascot.

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6. What is the stadium named after?
The Riazor beach in A Coruña.

7. Who are Depor's rivals and why?
Celta Vigo, the other Galician team. Both players and supporters have harsh confrontations during derby matches. Real Madrid and Barcelona are also rivals of Deportivo, but mainly because they're the biggest clubs around. Actually, the rivalry with Celta should be considered as new since both teams started to shine at the same time during the last part of the 90's. An old rivalry is the one had with Racing de Ferrol, another club from Galicia. But this last one has been deactivated in the last two decades since Racing has remained in Segunda and even in Segunda B.

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8. Why doesn't Depor sign the rich and famous players?
Depor was deep in lower leagues until 1991 and the club's finances aren't that great yet. Depor have always tried to make profitable deals, signing players for the lowest price possible, practicing a strict wage policy. Therefore signing a star player would ruin the salary structure with every player wanting a pay rise.

9. Which famous players played for Depor in the past?
Albert Luque, Bebeto, Beguiristain, César Sampaio, Djukic, Djalminha, Diego Tristán, Flavio Conceicao, Hadji, Luizao, Andrés Guardado, Manjarí­n, Martí­n Vázquez, Pauleta, Rivaldo, Roy Makaay, Fran and Mauro Silva.

10. What are the "Riazor Blues"?
The "Riazor Blues" were an official Depor fan club whose members attended Depor matches regularly. They disbanded in October 2003 because they felt that too many of their members were hiding among them to avoid taking responsibility for their individual football violence.

But they returned a few months later and continued supporting the team during the home games. In July of 2013 they were celebrating 25 years of foundation. So "Riazor Blues" is an official term to denote members of that fan club, and is not used for any other Depor fan/player/club official.

11. What are "socios"?
A "socio" is a supporter who is an official member of the club. Some of them pay more to become season-ticket holders. If the reader wants to be a "socio", visit Depor's official site.