Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is a Spanish football team from Palma de Mallorca. Founded on March 5, 1916, it currently plays in the Spanish first division.
Mallorca plays in red shirts and black shorts with black socks. Their home stadium is the ONO Estadi, seating 23,142 spectators.
The oldest club in the Balearic Islands, Mallorca was originally formed by Adolfo VÃ¡zquez, a republican engineer, who named the club Junta Directiva del Alfonso XIII FBC after the then king. The first stadium, inaugurated on March 25, was called the Buenos Aires, with a match against FC Barcelona (which Barcelona won 8-0). A year later, the club changed its name to Real Sociedad Alfonso XIII, which remained until the club was renamed in 1931, for political reasons, Club Deportivo Mallorca. The Real prefix was added in 1949.
In its history, the team has spent 20 seasons in Primera DivisiÃ³n, 29 in Segunda DivisiÃ³n, 2 in Segunda DivisiÃ³n B and 11 in Tercera DivisiÃ³n.
It was announced on July 22, 2008, that 96% of the club's shares had been purchased for over GBP50 million by English businessman Paul Davidson.