CF Reus Deportiu
Club de Futbol Reus Deportiu, S.A.D. is a Spanish football team based in Reus, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1909, it last played in Tercera División, holding home games at Estadi Municipal, with a capacity of 4,700 seats.
|Full name||Club de Futbol|
Reus Deportiu, S.A.D.
La avellana mecánica
(The clockwork hazelnut)
|Founded||23 November 1909 as Club Deportivo de Reus|
|Ground||Estadi Municipal, Reus,|
|Owner||Clifton Onolfo via Global Cities SHH Capital, Ltd|
|President||Clifton V Onolfo|
|League||Tercera División, (Appeal WON reinstated in Segunda B)|
|2018–19||Segunda División, 22nd (excluded and relegated)|
CD Reus was founded on 23 November 1909 after the dissolution of Reus Sport Club. On 29 September 1917, the club merged with Club Velocipedista and SC Olímpia becoming the multi-sports club Reus Deportiu.
In 1951, Reus Deportiu was restructured into two independent entities: CF Reus Deportiu, entirely dedicated to football, and Reus Deportiu, supporting the other sports, roller hockey being the most well known.
In 2015, the club reached the round of 32 of the 2015–16 Copa del Rey, where it was defeated by Atlético Madrid. In that season, the club also qualified to the promotion play-offs, this time as champion of the Segunda División B Group 3. In the first leg, Reus beat Racing de Santander by 3–0 away, and achieved the first promotion ever to Segunda División after a 1–0 home win in the second leg, played on 29 May 2016.
On 18 January 2019, the Liga de Fútbol Profesional suspended the rights of Reus to continue competing in the competition and ten days later the club was expelled from the competition for three years plus a fine of €250,000 due to the nonpayment of players' salaries.
In July 2019, after the draw of the groups for the 2019–20 Segunda División B, Reus was excluded again due to the nonpayment and relegated to Tercera División, from which the club was expelled in September for the non-payment of its debt with the RFEF and non-appearance in the first two matches. It was also ruled that the club could not play in the three Catalan regional leagues until its debts were settled.
Season to seasonEdit
Players who appeared in more than 100 league matches for the club and/or reached international status.
- CF Reus Deportiu B, reserve team.
- "Reus, la avellana mecánica, reta al Atlético" (in Spanish). Sportyou. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
- "Estadi Municipal de Reus" (in Catalan). CF Reus Deportiu. Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
- "Història del CF Reus Deportiu" (in Catalan). CF Reus Deportiu. Archived from the original on 12 January 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
- "Atletico edge past Reus Deportiu, advance to round of 16 of Copa del Rey". Fox Sports. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
- "El Reus asciende a Segunda A" (in Spanish). El Periódico. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2017.
- "Nota Informativa" [Information note]. La Liga. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
- "El Andorra de Piqué ocupará la plaza vacante del Reus en Segunda B" [Piqué's Andorra will occupy Reus' vacant place in Segunda B] (in Spanish). RTVE. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
- "El Reus, excluido de Tercera División" [Reus excluded from Third Division]. La Vanguardia (in Spanish). EFE. 10 September 2019.
- "El Reus queda definitivament exclòs de Primera Catalana" [Reus are definitively excluded from the Primera Catalana] (in Catalan). Canal Reus TV. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
- "El Reus retira el número 7 de Jordi Pitarque" [Reus retires Jordi Pitarque's number 7]. La Vanguadia (in Spanish). 7 September 2010. Retrieved 30 July 2019.