Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was a Spanish football team based in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Founded in 1996, its last season was 2011–12 in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Alfonso Murube, with a capacity of 6,500.
Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta, another team from the city, was founded in 1972 and folded in 1991. The club played once in the Segunda División, in 1980–81.
In 1997 Asociación Deportiva Ceuta was born, reaching the third level in only two years; in its first decades of existence, it appeared – without success – in five second division promotion play-offs.
On 1 July 2012, Ceuta was relegated to the Tercera División for unpaid wages to its players.
After 2011–12 season, the club was administratively relegated to Regional Preferente de Ceuta due to unpaid wages from the previous season. Shortly after, club was disbanded with a €600,000 total debt. In 2013, a new club called Agrupación Deportiva Ceuta Fútbol Club was founded to inherit the club's history.
- Asociación Deportiva Ceuta — (1997–2012)
Other clubs from Ceuta
The Ceuta-Melilla derby was between Ceuta and UD Melilla. The two clubs travelled to each other via the Spanish mainland to avoid entering Morocco.
Season to season
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- ^ El Ceuta desciende a Tercera tras no recibir la ayuda de la ciudad (Ceuta relegated to Tercera after no help from the city)[permanent dead link]; El Pueblo de Ceuta, 1 July 2012 (in Spanish)
- ^ Been a year since AD Ceuta was wound up Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine Ceuta Deportiva, 30 June 2013
- ^ Hawkey, Ian (2009). Feet of the chameleon : the story of African football. London: Portico. ISBN 978-1-906032-71-5.
- Futbolme team profile (in Spanish)
- Unofficial website (in Spanish)
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