CRC Pozuelo

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The Club de Rugby Pozuelo, also known as CRC Pozuelo, is a Spanish rugby union club sited in Pozuelo de Alarcón. The club currently competes in the División de Honor, the top division of Spanish rugby. The senior squad plays its matches at Campo de rugby Gabriel Parellada.

CRC Pozuelo
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Full nameClub de Rugby CRC Pozuelo
Founded1963; 59 years ago (1963)
Ground(s)Campo de Rugby Valle de las Cañas
Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) España
ChairmanPedro Monzón
Coach(es)José Antonio Barrio "Yunke"
League(s)División de Honor B
2015–16División de Honor, 12th ↓
Team kit
Official website
www.rugbycrc.com

HistoryEdit

The club was born as the rugby department of Real Canoe Natación Club (one of the oldest swimming clubs of Spain) in 1963.[1] One year after being established, the club won its first title, the Copa del Rey (then named "Copa del Generalísimo") after defeating Unión Deportiva Samboyana by 3-0 at Ruiz de Alda stadium.[2]

After that achievement, Real Canoe played its first international competition, the Copa Ibérica de Rugby in 1965, becoming successor of defunct Real Madrid Rugby and Atlético Madrid. In 1967 Canoe won its second Copa Ibérica title.

In 2008, the Real Madrid C.F. made arrangements with Canoe to be represented in the División de Honor, reviving the rugby section of the club. When the agreement was about to be signed, president of Real Madrid Ramón Calderón, who had been the main architect of the return of rugby to the club, resigned from his role following allegations of vote-rigging for the confirmation for the financial budget. Real Madrid exploded into a crisis that suspended many projects and operations in the club, including the rugby section.[3]

Canoe made a great campaign in the 2008–09 season, where the club won the División de Honor, Copa and Supercopa of Spain. Some of its most notable players were César Sempere, Javier Canosa, Juan Cano, Javier Salazar and Pablo Feijoo. In July 2010, CRC Pozuelo Madrid announced that the club would sell his place at División de Honor to meet the debts incurred by the business.[4] As a result, the team played in the second division, "División de Honor B" in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons. In March 2012 CRC Pozuelo promoted to the first division after winning the playoffs.

In 2012, Atlético de Madrid made a deal with CRC to have a rugby team in the División de Honor.[5] The CRC squad agreed to use the name, shield and colors of Atlético Madrid during the time the agreement was in force.[6][7]

In 2014 the team returned to competition under its name "CRC Pozuelo", after finishing the agreement with Atlético Madrid.

Club namesEdit

  • Real Canoe Natación Club (1963–2000)
  • UCM Canoe (2000–2001) – (Merger of Real Canoe & CD Universidad Complutense)
  • Club de Rugby UCM (2001–2005) – (Merger of UCM Canoe & CR Liceo Francés, in 2003 Liceo Francés left the club)
  • Club de Rugby CRC Pozuelo Madrid – (2005–) – (CD Universidad Complutense left the club)

Team namesEdit

  • Real Canoe Natación Club (1963–1999)
  • Complutense Canoe (1999–2000)
  • UCM Canoe (2000–2001)
  • UCM Madrid 2012 (2001–2002)
  • UCM2M12 (2002–2004)
  • Pozuelo UCM 2M12 (2004–2005)
  • Madrid Noroeste (2005–2007)
  • Bwin Pozuelo (2007–2008)
  • CRC Madrid (2008–2011)
  • Polideportivos & Fitness CRC (2011–2012)
  • Rugby Atlético Madrid (2012–2014)
  • CRC Pozuelo (2014–)

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1969–70 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
1970–71 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
1971–72 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
1972–73 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1973–74 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
1974–75 1 División de Honor 4th
1975–76 1 División de Honor 4th
1976–77 1 División de Honor 7th
1977–78 1 División de Honor 8th
1978–79 1 División de Honor 5th
1979–80 1 División de Honor 5th
1980–81 1 División de Honor 2nd
1981–82 1 División de Honor 2nd
1982–83 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1984–85 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1985–86 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1986–87 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1987–88 1 División de Honor 8th
1988–89 1 División de Honor 4th
1989–90 1 División de Honor 9th
1990–91 1 División de Honor 10th
1991–92 1 División de Honor 12th
1992–93 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1993–94 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1994–95 2 Primera Nacional 1st
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1995–96 1 División de Honor 5th
1996–97 1 División de Honor 6th
1997–98 1 División de Honor 3rd
1998–99 1 División de Honor 4th
1999–00 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2000–01 1 División de Honor 6th Cup champion
2001–02 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
2002–03 1 División de Honor 4th Cup champion
2003–04 1 División de Honor 2nd
2004–05 1 División de Honor 5th
2005–06 2 División de Honor B 1st
2006–07 1 División de Honor 2nd
2007–08 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
2008–09 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
2009–10 1 División de Honor 5th
2010–11 2 División de Honor B 1st
2011–12 2 División de Honor B 1st
2012–13 1 División de Honor 6th / SF
2013–14 1 División de Honor 5th / QF
2014–15 1 División de Honor 8th
2015–16 1 División de Honor 12th
2016–17 2 División de Honor B 1st
2017–18 2 División de Honor B 2nd
2018–19 2 División de Honor B ?
2019–20 2 División de Honor B 3rd
2020–21 2 División de Honor B 2nd/1st
2021–22 2 División de Honor B

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