History of Levante
Levante UD was officially registered as Levante Football Club on 9 September 1909. Levante Union Deportiva has the eastern region of the Iberian Peninsula as its exact name.
Levante is the east coast of Spain, where the sun always rises. Levante UD is the most senior professional football club in the autonomous community of Valencia. Valencia CF has the local rivals with Levante UD.
In 1935, the Second Division football league was expanded from 10 teams to 24. And in the following seasons, 1934–35, Levante got a chance to play in the Second Division.
Levante won the Campeonato Levante-Sur titles in 1935. It was a competition that featured Valencia, Andalusia, and Murcia teams. Through this competition, Levante subsequently reached the semi-finals of the Spanish Cup, consecutively beating Valencia and Barcelona before losing to eventual runners-up Sabadell.
Levante could not play in La Liga before the 1960s. Defeating Deportivo de La Coruña 4–2 on aggregate, Levante finished runner-up in the Second Division from Group II. And finally, Levante got promoted to La Liga in 1963.
Club Badge and Colors of Levante
The most notable feature of Levante's logo is the bat that sits behind the badge. The bat is the symbolic reference of the autonomous community of Valencia, home to the football club.
The bat was the humble intervention that allowed king James I of Aragon to win a crucial fight against the Saracens and save Valencia as part of his territory.
The badge also contains the club's nickname "Las Granotas." The ancient Levante stadium was near the Turia river, which housed many frogs, hence the nickname.
Red and blue are the primary colors of Levante's jersey. A red-blue striped shirt and socks with blue shorts. Levante also has black kits for away and reserved yellow kits.
Key Players and Managers of Levante
Jose Luis Morales showed extraordinary performance for Levante as the best forward of the club in this season La Liga. Morales has scored six goals with one assist.
Jorge de Frutos stands behind the success of the striker of the team. With accurate key passes, he makes opportunities to score several goals. In 2021-22 La Liga Frutos already scored two goals and assisted six.
The Attacking Midfielder Enis Bardhi and forward Roger Marti are also in good form. Both have scored equal three goals and provided two assists for Levante.
Apart from those top performers, midfielder Jose Campana (two goals), forward Gonzalo Melero (two goals and two assists), forward Dani Gomez (two goals, one assist), and Roberto Soladao (one goal and one assist) help Levante with excellent performances.
The Italian football manager and former player Alessio Lisci is the current manager of the Spanish La Liga club Levante UD. Alessio Lisci joined the club on 29 November 2021.
Under Lisci's management, Levante played a total of 11 games, where the club won three, lost six, and has drawn the rest of the two.
Noteworthy Stats of Levante
Levante UD won Copa de la España Libre in 1937, Segunda Division in 2003–04 and 2016–17. The club also achieved Segunda Division B titles five times in 1978–79, 1988–89, 1994–95, 1995–96 and 1998–99.
Levante earned Tercera Division titles seven times in 1931–32, 1943–44, 1945–46, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1972–73, and 1975–76. The club also won several Regional competition titles and Friendly tournaments.
Roger Marti is the highest goalscorer for Levante, with 71 goals in 223 appearances. The most appearances record holder for the club is Jose Luis Morales, who played 298.
Memorable Moments of Levante
The year 1937 stands out as among the most significant time in the history of Levante UD. On this day the club made an incredible victory over Valencia at the Estadio de Sarriá in Barcelona, winning the Copa de la España Libre.
Watch Levante on TV and Stream
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How to Watch Levante on TV?
You can watch Levante on Tv through these TV channels: ESPN (UK), Sky TV (US), MTV (India), Kayo Sports (Australia), and DAZN (Canada & Spain).
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Levante stayed bottom of the La Liga 2021-22 point table but moved on to 14 points, 10 from escaping the relegation zone.
Levante has already shown some good surprises. By drawing 2 or 3 goals with some big teams, the club has shown that they can do better and will do.