The Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, popularly known as Rayo, was founded on May 29, 1924. Great players such as Pedro de Felipe, Jesús Landáburu, Pedro Valentín Mora, Manolo Clares, Hugo Sánchez, Anton Polster, Abel Resino, Julen Lopetegui, Paco Jémez or Álvaro Negredo have dressed the Rayo shirt.
In terms of achievements, highlights his first promotion to the first division, in 1977. In his first season in La Liga, he won against Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia CF, Sevilla FC and Athletic de Bilbao in Vallecas Stadium.
In 1982 he reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey. In 2001 he participated first and only time in his history in the UEFA Europa League and in 2018 he was the second division champion.
The team has a special rivalry with the rest of Madrid teams: Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Getafe CF and CD Leganes, but above all with the first two.
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Information about Vallecas stadium:
Vallecas stadium was inaugurated on June 6, 1976 and since then it has always hosted the Rayo Vallecano matches. It currently has a capacity of 15.000 spectators. It is located in the popular neighborhood of Vallecas in Madrid, in the southeast area of the city.
During the period 2004-2011 the stadium was called Teresa Rivero Stadium, name of the club president during those years.
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