RCD Mallorca – updated 12 February 2023.
RCD Mallorca, also known as Real Club Deportivo Mallorca, is a professional football club based in Palma, the capital of the Balearic Islands. The club was founded in 1916 and has since become one of the most successful football clubs in Spain.
Copa del Rey
The club has a storied history that includes a number of notable achievements. In the 1990s, RCD Mallorca rose to prominence under the management of Héctor Cúper and achieved a series of impressive results, including reaching the UEFA Cup final in 1999. The club also won its first major trophy, the Copa del Rey, in 1998.
In the early 2000s, RCD Mallorca continued to compete at the highest level of Spanish football, finishing in the top half of the table and qualifying for European competitions. In 2003, the club reached the UEFA Cup final once again, but this time was defeated by Portuguese side Porto.
The club's fortunes began to decline in the late 2000s, and it was eventually relegated to the second division in 2013. However, RCD Mallorca bounced back in 2019 and secured promotion to La Liga after finishing second in the second division.
RCD Mallorca has a passionate fan base, and its home ground, the Son Moix stadium, has a capacity of over 23,000 spectators. The club's colors are red and black, and its crest features a stylized depiction of the Cathedral of Santa Maria, one of the most iconic landmarks in Palma.
Off the field, RCD Mallorca is involved in a number of community initiatives and is committed to promoting the development of football in the Balearic Islands. The club has a strong youth academy that has produced a number of talented players over the years, including Daniel Güiza, who went on to play for the Spanish national team.
RCD Mallorca traditionally play in red shirts with black shorts and socks.
Visit Mallorca Estadi
If you’re just visiting the island but enjoy football and if the club are playing at home when you are there, we recommend that you try out the hospitality at Visit Mallorca Estadi. There’s a choice of the VIP corner, the luxurious PayPal Presidential Lounge or premium private boxes.
The VIP Corner is an exclusive fully-catered seating area and when the final whistle blows the behind-the-scenes access begins with attendance for the manager’s post-match press conference in addition to two players’ reaction to the match. You’ll get to eat, drink and meet the players.
The PayPal Presidential Lounge package is an incredible matchday experience. At half-time you are provided with a personal escort to a private bar and seating area, where you will be served food and drinks with the principal figureheads of the football club.
Besides the players’ changing rooms, the VIP boxes are the only private place suited to hosting groups of up to 12 people at the Visit Mallorca Estadi. A space you can call your own on a matchday, you and your party will be seated in comfortable balcony surroundings, receive attentive personal service and have access to the Presidential Lounge before and after the game.
Overall, RCD Mallorca is a key part of the sporting and cultural landscape of the Balearic Islands. The club has a rich history and a bright future, and its success on the field is a source of pride for the local community. Whether you are a fan of football or simply interested in the history and culture of the region, RCD Mallorca is a club that is well worth following.
For information about the history of the club, the first team, ticketing and event and much more, please visit the RCD Mallorca website.