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Rayo Vallecano
Full name Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, SAD
Nickname(s) Los Franjirrojos (The Red Sashes)
Los Vallecanos (The Vallecans)
Founded 29 May 1924 (1924-05-29) (97 years ago)
Ground Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas,
Madrid, Spain
Ground Capacity 14,708
Owner Raúl Martín Presa (68%)
Abdul Helou (32%)
President Raúl Martín Presa
Head coach Paco Jémez
League Segunda División
2018–19 La Liga, 20th (relegated)
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Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, S.A.D., often abbreviated to Rayo, is a Spanish football club which plays in Madrid, in the neighbourhood of Vallecas. Rayo was founded on 29 May 1924, and currently compete in Segunda División following relegation from La Liga. Home games are held at the 14,708-seater Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas stadium.

Rayo has competed in one European competition, the UEFA Cup in the 2000–01 season. The club made it to the quarter-finals before losing to fellow Spanish club Alavés 4–2 on aggregate.

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