The new Directors of Mazarrón FC have been working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the forthcoming 2021/22 season in the Tercera Division. Headed by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Berato, they have brought in a steady influx of new players from far and wide. Jose Antonio, or Josele, as he is known, has a wealth of experience in football and will hopefully put his vast knowledge to good use. A master in Global Marketing at La Liga Business School, he was formerly International Director of CD Leganes. Previously he was with AD Alcorcon and has served as Technical Secretary to the Federation of Equatorial Guinea. He was also involved with the Real Madrid recruitment system and has been sports director of CD Guadalajara, Puerta Bonita and Real Carabanchel.
A new Manager has been appointed; 27 year old Jonathan Di Giosia. Despite his youthful age, he has extensive experience of coaching. Starting at the age of 16 with junior football he has worked with Segunda B and Tercera Division teams such as Leganes and Alcorcon, assistant coach at UD San Sebastian and a spell at Regional Sports in Abu Dhabi developing and promoting grass roots football. Most recently he was the coach of the Under 21 team of CD Leganes of the Segunda Division.
Some new players have also been announced.
Goalkeeper Pablo Sanz has joined from neighbours Olimpico de Totana. He is an experienced keeper, aged 26 and has played over 100 games at Tercera Division level.
Club captain Chiky Ardil has signed for his third season at the club, but has missed much of pre-season as he has been preparing for, and taking part in, the Beach Soccer World Cup for Spain in Moscow.
Another signing from Totana is 23 year old midfielder Israel Gonzalez. He was born in Burgos and has experience in the Tercera Division as a player with CD Bulposa in Burgos and prior to that spent some time as part of the Real Zaragoza youth set up.
Colombian born Julian David has joined from Real Burgos where he spent three seasons. Prior to that the 25 year old midfielder played for CD Guadalajara.
Continuing the overseas theme, 22 year old striker Bamba Youssouf was born in the Ivory Coast and joins from CD Madridejos. He has previous experience with AD Villaviciosa de Odon and Unionistas de Salamanca. Physically strong and aggressive it is hoped he will bring plenty of goals to Mazarrón’s attack.
Perhaps the most interesting and intriguing new signing is 21 year old Brazilian, Allan Mike. Another midfielder, he joins from Nacional Atletico Clube San Paulo where he has played for the last four seasons.
20 year old full back Jose Adonay Sierra joins from CD Leganes. Ideally a right back, he can also fill in at left back if necessary and is described as a speedy and resilient player who reads the game well.
The pre-season friendly games started with a 4-2 home defeat against Segunda RFEF side CD Eldense and a 1-1 draw against FC Cartagena in a game played for the annual Miguel Ronquillo Trophy. The game was decided on penalties and Mazarrón came out on top 4-3. A presentation was made before the Eldense game to Mazarrón’s loyal and longstanding servant Pedro Mendez to mark his 70th birthday. Pedro has been with the Club since his 16th birthday. Congratulations Pedro.
The 2021/22 season starts on 5th September. Mazarrón’s home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Full details of all games, dates and kick off times are advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.com, on Facebook fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarrón.
September 5th – Archena Sport – away
September 12th – El Palmar CF – home
September 19th – CD Minera – away
September 26th – Cartagena FC UCAM – home
October 3rd – Real Murcia ‘B’ – away
Los Amigos are investigating the possibility of re-instating a supporters coach to away games and will advertise any updates on Facebook.
Los Amigos membership renewals are now being accepted. The membership year began on 1st August at 20€ to include discounts on all Los Amigos activities for the member and a partner including coach travel. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a membership form.
Thursday weekly meetings at Mariano’s, Camposol A (4pm) resumed on 5th August. Initially, meetings have to be outside on the terrace with a maximum of 10 per table. Meetings are open to members and non-members except for the Business Meetings which are held on the last Thursday of each month. If there are any changes because of new COVID-19 restrictions, members will be notified by group email and on Facebook.
The Celebrity Golf Competition will be on Monday 28th March 2022 at the Camposol Club de Golf.
The Gala Dinner, sponsored by Mazarrón Entertainments Group, will be held the following night, Tuesday 29th March at Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón.
An announcement of when new tickets are available will be made on our Facebook page.