UniÃ³n Deportiva AlmerÃa is a Spanish top division football club based in AlmerÃa, Province of AlmerÃa. The club was founded in 1989, and currently plays in La Liga.
AD AlmerÃa was a team that played in the first division between 1979-1981, but disappeared in 1982, and was arguably UD AlmerÃa's predecessor. In 1989, a club named AlmerÃa Club de FÃºtbol was born, but in 2001 was renamed UniÃ³n Deportiva AlmerÃa. After playing one season in the second division, they got relegated to the second B and the third divisions.
After spending several seasons in the second division, the side was first promoted to the top flight after finishing runner-up in 2006-07. After some outstanding performances, the team achieved a final 8th league place in 2007-08. At the club's helm was coach Unai Emery, as striker Ãlvaro Negredo finished team top scorer with 13 goals.