this Girona Football Clublast team promoted this season First partwill be an unprecedented competitor for Elche CF Both teams have never met in the top category of Spanish football. 2022-23 seasonAccording to EFE, he will be the winner between the two teams in this competition.
The Elche team, which will play in the First League for the third season in a row, has precedent against 18 other competitorsincluding two other newly promoted Valladolid and Almeria. Girona’s previous and only stage in the First Division, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasonscoincided with Elche Second B and Secondrespectively, which is why they could not meet in the elite. The Catalans were promoted to the First Division for the first time in their history in the 2016-2017 season.same ilicitano club fell into the well of Second B. Those from Girona took two courses in the highest category and did not overlap with Franjiverdes.
But the bond between the two teams has been intense lately as Girona is the rival Elche defeated three seasons ago in the promotion final (0-0 and 0-1).
Additionally, Elche’s squad has strong ties to Girona because their coach, Francis Rodriguezhe managed the Catalan team for two seasons and the players Gerard Gumbau Y johan mojicaKey pieces of the team from Elche, came from Montilivi to the club.
A competitor with money
Despite its recent promotion, Girona Fútbol Club has significant financial backing. It is owned by the company “City Football Group”same as British Prime Minister Manchester City. If the largest shareholder Ignacio Mas BagaWho is there 46% of the titles, while the Bolivian businessman Marcelo Claure amount 35% Y Peter GuardiolaBrother of the city coach and also the representative of the players, 16%.
The Catalan team’s social base is not huge, but once promoted the owners will make a significant investment, so they will have money to build a competitive squad that can achieve the same goal as Elche, which is permanent. in September 2021At the beginning of last season, the owners took on debts in excess of ten million euros, capitalized them and closed a deal. Capital increase of 20 million eurosThis allowed them to build a team that would fight for the promotion they eventually achieved.
Moreover, His relationship with Manchester City allows him to have young players on loan., as in its previous stage in the First Division. Therefore, Gironans will be a dangerous opponent for the Elche team.