Mérida AD

Spanish association football club
Football club
Merida AD logo.png
Full nameAsociación Deportiva Mérida, S.A.D.
Founded19 February 2013; 9 years ago (19 February 2013)
as Mérida Asociación Deportiva
GroundEstadio Romano 22, Mérida,
Extremadura, Spain
OwnerMark Heffernan
PresidentPaco Puertas
Head coachJuanma Barrero
League1ª RFEF – Group 1
2021–222ª RFEF – Group 4, 2nd of 18
WebsiteClub website
Home colours

Asociación Deportiva Mérida, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Mérida, in the autonomous community of Extremadura. Founded in 2013 it is a successor club of CP Mérida, it currently plays in Primera División RFEF – Group 1.


The club was founded on February 19, 2013 and in 6 days, on February 25, it was registered in General Registry of Sports Entities of Extremadura.[2] Mérida UD was dissolved later in 2013 and Mérida AD bought their place in Tercera División.[3]

On 30 May 2015, the club was promoted to Segunda División B after defeating CD Laredo 2–1 on aggregate in the playoffs.[4] On 27 August that year, the team competed in the Copa del Rey for the first time, losing 0–3 at home to Peña Sport FC in the opening round.[5]

In 2017–18, the club were given a bye to the second round of the cup, where they lost 2–0 at CF Fuenlabrada.[6] The season ended with relegation back to the fourth tier after a 2–2 aggregate defeat (away goals) to Coruxo FC in the relegation play-offs,[7] but the club bounced back a year later with a penalty shootout win against UD Socuéllamos.[8]

Season to season

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2013–14 4 2nd
2014–15 4 1st
2015–16 3 2ª B 8th First round
2016–17 3 2ª B 5th
2017–18 3 2ª B 16th Second round
2018–19 4 1st
2019–20 3 2ª B 19th Second round
2020–21 3 2ª B 6th / 4th
2021–22 4 2ª RFEF 2nd
2022–23 3 1ª RFEF

Current squad

As of 1 September 2022[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP Javi Montoya (captain)
3 DF Spain ESP Lluís Llácer
4 DF Spain ESP Manuel Bonaque
5 DF Spain ESP Erik Ruiz
6 MF Spain ESP Mohamed Kamal
7 FW Spain ESP Dani Sandoval
9 FW Spain ESP Nando Copete
10 FW Spain ESP Lolo Plá
11 MF Spain ESP Alejandro Meléndez
13 GK Spain ESP Juanpa
14 DF Spain ESP Luis Acosta
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW Spain ESP Carlos Cinta
17 FW Spain ESP Fran Viñuela
18 DF Spain ESP Nacho González
19 DF Spain ESP Felipe Alfonso
20 DF Spain ESP Álvaro Ramón
21 MF Spain ESP José Artiles
22 DF Argentina ARG Benjamín Garay
23 MF Spain ESP Dani Rodríguez
32 MF Spain ESP David Larrubia (on loan from Málaga)
- DF Spain ESP Diego Parras
- FW Japan JPN Akito Mukai

Reserve team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
25 GK Spain ESP José Andrés Oliveira
29 DF Spain ESP Eneko Cuéllar


Mérida plays its home games at Estadio Romano, with a capacity of 14,600 spectators.[10]

  • Google map for Estadio Romano


  1. ^ "Estadio Romano | Mérida AD". www.admerida.es. Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  2. ^ "Asociación Deportiva Mérida, S.A.D. :: La Futbolteca. Enciclopedia del Fútbol Español" (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  3. ^ El Mérida AD sustituirá al Mérida UD en Tercera (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Gallego, Fernando (31 May 2015). "Redímete, Mérida" [Redeem yourself, Mérida] (in Spanish). Hoy. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Frustración en el Romano" [Frustration in the Romano]. Hoy (in Spanish). 28 August 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  6. ^ "Fuenlabrada rompe el sueño copero" [Fuenlabrada break the cup dream]. Hoy (in Spanish). 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Fin de ciclo para el Mérida en Coruxo" [End of the cycle for Mérida in Coruxo]. Hoy (in Spanish). 26 May 2018. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  8. ^ "El Mérida vuelve a ser de bronce" [Mérida returns to the third tier]. Hoy (in Spanish). 3 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  9. ^ "PRIMER EQUIPO". AD Mérida (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  10. ^ "Estadio Romano | Mérida AD". www.admerida.es. Retrieved 2019-11-14.

External links

  • Official website (in Spanish)
  • Official twitter (in Spanish)
  • Futbolme team profile (in Spanish)
  • Official blog (in Spanish)
  • FEF profile (in Spanish)
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