Squad news


29 Dec 2014
Not a good year for Deportivo. The first team played 41 official games during the year that’s ending, even at Segunda the numbers weren’t impressive as the Blanquiazul outfit only won 9 of the last 23 games in the tournament.

Deportivo played 41 official games during 2014: 23 at Segunda with Fernández Vázquez on board, then 16 at Primera División and other two for Copa Del Rey with Víctor Fernández as the head coach. The balance was 12 victories, 12 draws and 17 defeats, with 41 goals in favour and 54 goals allowed.

The current run at Liga BBVA is degrading the goal difference in the year (-13) as the team only scored the half of the goals netted in the first part of 2014 (13 against 26), besides the team suffered heavy losses like the 1-4 at Sevilla CF and especially the historic 2-8 hosting Real Madrid, which meant the first time in the history of the Galician club allowing so many goals in a meeting played at the Riazor.

Truly the current numbers in the Primera tournament are negative, but it’s also true that the numbers in the last part of the Segunda tournament were neither good. And it’s that Depor, despite ending clinching the promotion back to the elite, only added the 49% of the Segunda points disputed in 2014, which included to only win one of the last seven matches in the tournament.

The scoring department continues to be the headache for the coaches, in 2014 Depor only scored three goals in one single game during three opportunities. First in the 3-2 win over Hércules and 3-0 visiting RCD Mallorca at Segunda, and more recently the 3-0 win over Valencia CF performing at Primera.

Meanwhile, in six different games the team allowed three or more goals: 0-3 Vs. SD Ponferradina, 1-3 at Girona FC, 2-8 Vs. Real Madrid, 1-4 at Sevilla CF, 1-4 at Málaga CF and 0-3 at Villarreal CF. To mention that the last two big losses took place during the last two games in the year.

In more insight stats, to notice that Deportivo continue to be a team that suffers with the aerial game. First to all the team only scored seven goals through headers in 2014 (only one on the current Primera season), while it allowed eleven (seven of them on the current Primera tournament).

Another interesting stat to notice is that Depor are currently holding the second worst average of shots per game at Liga BBVA: 8.9. It’s only above the mark of Córdoba CF (8.8), but curiously the average was lower in the first part of the year with the team competing at Segunda: 8.5.

What has changes is the average of shots allowed per game. In the first part of the year, with the team fighting at Liga Adelante, this average was 9.55, and it has been increased to 13.12 since the arrival of Víctor Fernández.



Related news


Back to Squad news