C.D Leganés and A.D Alcorcón: 45 years of derbies

C.D Leganés and A.D Alcorcón will play again this Sunday (14:00h) a derby with 45 years of recurrency. Pepineros and alfareros have played on all the Spanish football categories except for First Division since the 70s.

White and blues and yellows have faced each other on thirty-eight league matches. The first of them was in 1975 for Regional Preferente and ended up with a win for the visitors by 0-1. Leganés squad was: Muñoz, Quique, Goyo, Aparicio, Borja, Barriuso, Elías, Chamochín, Cuco, Uceda and Sito. Escudero and Pastor also played on that match coming from the bench.

Third Division derbies on the 80s, Segunda 'B' on the first decade of the XXI century, and Second Division between 2014 and 2016

Since then, Leganés – Alcorcón derby has transformed into a Madrid classic match which was played at Third Division from 1977 and mostly during all the 80s decade. Those where the years in which names such as Moris, Moreno and Trobiani had main roles at Municipal Luis Rodríguez de Miguel. Those matches are usually remembered as intense on the pitch but full of cordiality at the stands.

Both teams faced each other again in 2004 for a Segunda División 'B' after more than fifteen years of not playing against each other. The first match at the silver category was played ten years later. Players such as Madriñán, Quique Herráiz, Diego Zurita, García López, Mariano I, Miguel Ángel, Raúl Arribas, Raúl Moreno, Melgar, Borja Pérez, Javi Vicente, Carlos Martínez, Valleros, Quini, Laure, Aguilera, Borja Lázaro, and Juan Muñoz and Luis Perea recently have played for both teams while David Gordo and Miguel Álvarez have coached both teams as well.

It is certainly a special rivalry that will continue writing its history next Sunday at Butarque.