CF Reus Deportiu
Club de Futbol Reus Deportiu, S.A.D. was a Spanish football team based in Reus, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1909, it last competed in the Segunda Division (while its B team competed in the Tercera Division) before folding during the 2018–19 Segunda División season. It held its 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|
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 non-payment 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. In October 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ordered that Reus be reinstated to Segunda B but could not be implemented, and in July 2020, the club was kept out of league football yet again for non-payment of its reserve team players.
On 20 October 2020, Reus was liquidated on the Court, after the club's owners failed to present a plan to pay off the debts, estimated in more than €9 million.
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.
- Munday, Billy (15 October 2019). "Reus can re-enter the Segunda B... but their place is occupied by Pique's FC Andorra". Marca. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
- "El CF Reus queda exclòs de Segona Catalana" [CF Reus is excluded from Segona Catalana]. Diari Mès Digital (in Catalan). 29 July 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
- "Decretada por el juez la disolución de la SAD del CF Reus" [Ordered by the judge the dissolution of CF Reus' SAD] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
- "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.
- Official website (in Catalan)
- Futbolme team profile (in Spanish)
- Reus24, unofficial website (in Catalan)