They play dirty and brave. Even if they don’t kick a lot, they are among the most efficient clubs in the Championship. They don’t receive many goals, but they don’t wait for their opponent in the penalty box. We can’t see great talents in the showcase, they don’t spend too much on reinforcements. But still, they are third in Spain. The first time since 2008, Getafe is an absolute hit in Europe.
Before three years they played in the second Spanish league. Now they are on the right track to reach the Champions League. This will be for the first time in history to play in the most elite club competition in the world. In the Europa League, they beat Ajax 2-0 in the 1/16 finals. But the result is not showing their full dominance in this game.
José Bordalás wants to play in Europe
Getafe is one of the most interesting football stories of recent times. The club is only playing its third season in European competitions, led by a coach who grew up in poverty and who, after his greatest career success, was fired. At the top of the attack are players who lacked enough to break their football careers and start other jobs.
This 55-year-old Bordalás, a trainer who has invaluable life experience has instilled faith in this Getafe. He transfers his life school on his team. His parents weren’t wealthy. He had to fight alone for everything in his life. The same path awaited him when he started to lead clubs in the lower Spanish leagues at the age of 30.
Getafe has his return season at La Liga in season 2017/18. In this season Bordalás had his debut and the took brilliant eight places. In the past, they won fifth place, but they didn’t qualify for Champions League. Currently, after 24 league games played, Getafe is third with 42 points, followed by Atletico and Sevilla with two points less each.
Getafe is not a club that is known for producing top talents, nor can it bring in quality reinforcements. Their biggest inbound transfer is 10 million euros, for Nemanja Maksimovic. The most expensive exit transfer is Roberto Soldado, for the same amount in 2010.
Getafe players do not stand out in their individual qualities. The team is even 18th in the championship in dribbling attempts. However, what counts among the best is the number of goals conceded, which places them fourth in La Liga. One great Soccer10 result.