Málaga Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football club based in Málaga, Andalusia. They currently play in the Spanish first division. It is one of the most historical Andalusian football clubs. They have played twenty-eight seasons in La Liga and thirty-four in Segunda División. They also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2002 and then they qualified for the following seasons UEFA Cup and reached the quarter-final stages.
In 2006 Lorenzo Sanz, a former Real Madrid president, purchased a 97% holding in the club and then appointed his son Fernando Sanz, the former captain of the team, as club president. The club has also its own reserve team, Málaga CF B.