Granada CF: Why It Is the La Liga BBVA Team of the Week

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IFebruary 7, 2013

Granada CF vs. Real Madrid
Granada CF vs. Real MadridDenis Doyle/Getty Images

Granada CF is the latest team to receive the B/R La Liga BBVA Team of the Week classification. The club received the award secondary to its recent victory over Real Madrid.

The second reason is the club’s illustrious history in Spanish Football.


Granada CF 1-0 Real Madrid

The two teams faced each other on February 2, 2013 at the Estadio Los Carmenes located in Granada. The match was the first one under the guidance of Granada’s new coach, Lucas Alcaraz.

Granada was at a disadvantage against a superior Real Madrid, yet they prevailed. During the match, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid scored an own goal.

Real Madrid had possession of the ball, but they were disorganized. Granada was able to use this to their advantage, win and postpone the possibility of relegation.



The club was founded on April 14, 1931, the same day that Spain became a Republic.

Granada CF were the champions of the second division Group A in 1940/41, 1956/57 and 1967/68. They repeated their success in the second division Group B in 1982/83, 1999/00 and 2009/10.

Granada CF left their mark as champions of the third division in 2003/04 and 2005/06. They were once finalists in the Copa del Generalisimo (now Copa del Rey) in 1959.

During the 1970s, Granada CF were briefly in the First Division. In 2011, Granada CF returned to the First Division after a 35-year absence.

They achieved this feat in their match against Elche, which resulted in a draw. At the present time, Granada CF is in 16th place with 23 points in the 2012/13 La Liga BBVA Table, courtesy of ESPN.

The club currently has six victories, five draws and 11 losses within the current season. The club has 19 goals for and 32 goals against, resulting in a differential of minus-13.



The future of Granada CF under Lucas Alcaraz is only beginning. It remains to be seen whether the club can improve its future with a new manager.

My thanks to the B/R readers for their time in reading about the latest club selected to be the La Liga BBVA team of the week.