División de Honor de Rugby

The División de Honor de Rugby is Spain's top level professional men's rugby union competition. The División de Honor de Rugby Championship is organised by the Federación Española de Rugby (Spanish Rugby Federation) and currently consists of 12 teams.

División de Honor de Rugby
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021–22 División de Honor de Rugby
División de Honor de Rugby Logo.jpg
SportRugby union
Founded1953; 70 years ago (1953)
Owner(s)Federación Española de Rugby
No. of teams12
Country Spain
Most recent
champion(s)
Santboiana (8th title)
Most titlesValladolid RAC (11 titles)
TV partner(s)TVE
FERUGBYTV on YouTube (Live Streams)
Relegation toDivisión de Honor B
International cup(s)European Rugby Challenge Cup
European Rugby Continental Shield
Related
competitions
Copa del Rey de Rugby Supercopa de España de Rugby
Official websiteferugby.es

The last-placed team in the competition is relegated at the end of the season to the División de Honor B, Spain`s second level of men's rugby union. The team finishing 11th enters a relegation/promotion playoff with the runner-up from the Division de Honor B playoffs.

FormatEdit

The División de Honor season takes place between September and March, with every team playing each other home and away for a total of 22 matches. Points are awarded according to the following:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match
  • 1 bonus point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer

The six teams with the highest number of points at the end of 22 rounds of matches play the championship playoffs. The top two teams win a semi-final berth automatically, while the next four teams participate in semi-final play-off to take the remaining two spots.

Promotion and relegationEdit

The bottom team in the standings is relegated to the División de Honor B, while the team finishing 11th plays in the promotion/relegation playoff against a team from the second tier of rugby union in Spain.

The top team from the División de Honor B is promoted to the División de Honor.

Current TeamsEdit

 
 
Valladolid
 

El Salvador
 
Santboiana
 
Aparejadores
 
Ordizia
 
Barcelona
 
Cisneros
 
Getxo
 
Alcobendas
 
Independiente
 
Ciencias
 
Abelles
División de Honor teams for 2020-21
Team Manager Captain Stadium Capacity
Alcobendas José Ignacio Inchausti Brad Linklater Campo de Rugby Las Terrazas 500
Aparejadores Juan González Juan Pablo Guido Estadio San Amaro 1,500
Ciencias Sevilla Manuel Mazo Manuel Sobrino Instalaciones Deportivas La Cartuja 1,932
Complutense Cisneros Valentin Telleriarte Guillermo Espinós Estadio Nacional Complutense 12,400
El Salvador Juan Carlos Pérez Jake Wainwright Estadio Pepe Rojo 5,000
FC Barcelona Sergio Guerrero Rochedi Mirabet Estadio La Teixonera 500
Getxo Artea Juan Carlos Bado Íñigo Lugarezaresti Campos Deportivos de Fadura 2,000
Independiente RC Tristán Moziman Mariano García Estadio San Román 1,500
Les Abelles Alberto Socías Germán Ahuir Polideportivo Quatre Carreres 500
Ordizia Iñigo Marotias Fernando Lopez Estadio Municipal de Altamira 500
Santboiana Ricardo Martinera Marcos Puig Estadi Baldiri Aleu 4,000
Valladolid RAC Diego Merino Ilaitia Gavidi Estadio Pepe Rojo 5,000

Performance by yearEdit

The following table shows the teams' final league positions in each season. The playoff champions - not necessarily the team finishing first in the league - are highlighted in gold, except in 1979 when the championship was shared.

Team Seasons Titles 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 00 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 92 91 90 89 88 87 86 85 84 83 82 81 80 79 78 77 76 75 74 73 72 71 70 - 54 53
Santboiana 53 8 2 9 5 7 6 4 4 2 8 2 3 7 6 5 8 3 1 1 4 5 4 8 3 2 2 1 1 5 7 5 2 5 5 1 2 1 2 7 1 3 x x x x 7 6 4 6 7 4 3 4 3
Complutense Cisneros 39 2 6 7 10 10 9 5 5 3 3 7 10 10 8 10 7 4 7 10 4 7 6 8 2 4 5 3 1 6 x x x x 5 3 1 2 5 7 5
El Salvador 38 8 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 5 2 4 7 3 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 7 2 5 1 9 6 3 7 6 1 2 5 3 8 3 2 2
CRC / Canoe 36 5 12 8 5 6 5 1 3 2 5 2 4 3 6 1 4 3 6 5 12 10 10 4 7 x x x x 8 7 5 4 3 1 1 1 3
Getxo RT 35 1 12 12 11 8 9 7 8 5 10 5 8 5 7 8 10 9 8 8 8 2 3 2 2 1 5 3 4 9 4 4 9 5 x x x
Valladolid 34 11 9 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 4 4 4 6 4 3 3 5 1 5 1 4 4 7 3 4 10 10 x x x
Ciencias 31 2 5 8 9 12 12 9 8 6 3 3 2 10 6 9 4 6 3 7 5 2 4 1 3 1 9 3 6 4 4 x x
Arquitectura 29 9 10 10 11 3 6 1 5 6 4 4 1 3 1 2 1 3 7 4 1 1 x x 2 1 2 1 1 2 4
FC Barcelona 25 2 7 5 6 6 7 10 7 11 10 6 7 4 5 3 x x x 10 9 6 8 3 2 1 1
Valencia 22 1 10 7 12 9 9 8 11 11 8 6 9 5 3 8 5 6 1 x 3 3 x 6


Alcobendas 19 1 3 1 3 3 3 3 6 10 8 9 9 8 7 2 1 5 12 x x
Ordizia RE 19 - 4 4 4 4 5 7 9 7 6 5 2 2 7 7 6 7 7 x x
At. San Sebastián 17 3 10 2 4 2 x x x 1 1 8 8 7 4 8 6 5 1
CAU Madrid 15 2 9 8 3 x x 1 1 3 2 3 3 6 7 8 4
RC Cornellà 15 1 10 12 8 9 8 7 x x x 1 4 5 6 10 9
Gernika RT 15 - 12 12 8 8 11 6 9 3 6 4 8 12 8 7 x
Hernani CRE 15 - 12 9 11 9 10 10 10 11 10 10 2 2 2 2 x
Liceo Francés 14 - 9 8 3 4 7 5 9 8 2 3 2 7 9 x
CDU Valladolid 14 - 12 10 7 5 6 x x x x 10 4 9 8 8
Bera Bera RT 12 - 9 9 6 7 5 4 3 5 10 11 9 8
CN Barcelona 11 - x x x x 9 10 5 2 5 7 3
Independiente 10 - 11 7 8 4 6 3 4 4 x x
BUC 10 - 3 10 8 6 9 11 10 6 x x
CDU Sevilla 9 - 9 6 6 6 2 10 6 8 12
La Vila 8 1 11 11 10 12 4 1 2 8
CAR / RACA 7 1 x x 4 1 9 7 9
CN Montjuïc 7 - 11 10 11 9 x x x
Les Abelles 6 - 10 10 10 9 8 x
Olímpico RC 6 - 11 9 7 x x 10
CDU Granada 5 - 9 6 x x x
Aparejadores 4 - 8 6 8 5


Vigo RC 4 - 12 11 10 9
Oviedo RC 4 - 10 7 9 12
Filosofía y Letras RC 4 - 11 8 6 6
Irún RT 4 - x x x x
Zaharrean RT 4 - x x x x
Sevilla FC 4 - x x x x
CR Divina Pastora 4 - x x x x
CEU Barcelona 4 - 10 5 6 6


CAU Valencia 3 - 10 9 7
CR At.Portuense 3 - x x x
CDU Bilbao 3 - x x x
GEiEG 3 - x x x
Juv. Karmen 3 - x x x
Bilbao RC 3 - x x x
L'Hospitalet 2 - 9 8
Tatami RC 2 - 10 x
CN Poble Nou 2 - x x
Hípica RC 2 - x x
Atlético Madrid 2 - 2 2


Bathco 1 - 11
CDU Córdoba 1 - x
Sporting Gijón 1 - x
CDC San José 1 - x
CM Isabel la Católica 1 - x
Arquitectos Granada 1 - x
Arquitectura Sevilla 1 - x
SEU Madrid 1 - 4
AD Plus Ultra 1 - 4

Past winnersEdit

Year Champion Runner-up Third place
1953   FC Barcelona   Atlético Madrid   Santboiana
1954   FC Barcelona   Atlético Madrid   Natació Barcelona
1955-69 Not held
1970   Atlético San Sebastián   FC Barcelona   Canoe
1971   Canoe   El Salvador   FC Barcelona
1972   Canoe   El Salvador   Santboiana
1973   Canoe   Arquitectura   El Salvador
1974   Arquitectura   Natació Barcelona   Canoe
1975   Arquitectura   Cisneros   CAU Madrid
1976   Cisneros   Arquitectura   CAU Madrid
1977   Arquitectura   CAU Madrid   Cisneros
1978   Atlético San Sebastián   Arquitectura   CAU Madrid
1979   Atlético San Sebastián   Hernani   Irún
  CAU Madrid   Cisneros   Arquitectura
  Cornellà   Santboiana   Valencia
  Amigos del Rugby   Sevilla FC   Universidad de Granada
1980   CAU Madrid   Hernani   Valencia
1981   Arquitectura   Hernani   Valencia
1982   Arquitectura   Hernani   FC Barcelona
1983   Valencia   Atlético San Sebastián   Santboiana
1984   Santboiana   CAU Madrid   Hernani
1985   Cisneros   Atlético San Sebastián   Arquitectura
1986   Arquitectura   Santboiana   Cisneros
1987   Santboiana   Arquitectura   Valencia
1988   Arquitectura   Santboiana   El Salvador
1989   Santboiana   CR Complutense Cisneros   Arquitectura
1990   Arquitectura   El Salvador   Ciencias Sevilla
1991   El Salvador   Liceo Francés   Getxo
1992   Ciencias Sevilla   Santboiana   Liceo Francés
1993   Getxo   Liceo Francés   Ciencias Sevilla
1994   Ciencias Sevilla   Getxo   El Salvador
1995   Arquitectura   Getxo   Valladolid
1996   Santboiana   Ciencias Sevilla   Getxo
1997   Santboiana   Getxo   Arquitectura
1998   El Salvador   Santboiana   Real Canoe
1999   Valladolid   Santboiana   Ciencias Sevilla
2000   Real Canoe   El Salvador   Santboiana
2001   Valladolid   Universidad de Sevilla   Liceo Francés
2002   Moraleja Alcobendas   El Salvador   Madrid 2012
2003   El Salvador   Moraleja Alcobendas   Valladolid
2004   El Salvador   UCM 2M12   Valladolid RAC
2005   Santboiana   El Salvador   Bera Bera
2006   Santboiana   El Salvador   USAP BCN
2007   El Salvador   Madrid Noroeste   Santboiana
2008   El Salvador   Ciencias Sevilla   Pozuelo Boadilla
2009   CRC Madrid   El Salvador   Ciencias Sevilla
2010   El Salvador   La Vila   Ciencias Sevilla
2011   La Vila   Ordizia   El Salvador
2012   Valladolid   Ordizia   Santboiana
2013   Valladolid   Santboiana   Gernika
2014   Valladolid   El Salvador   CR Complutense Cisneros
2015   Valladolid   Santboiana   Complutense Cisneros
2016   El Salvador   Valladolid   Bathco Independiente
2017   Valladolid   El Salvador   Alcobendas
2018   Valladolid   El Salvador   Alcobendas
2019   Valladolid   El Salvador   Alcobendas
2020   Valladolid   El Salvador   Alcobendas
2021   Valladolid   Alcobendas   El Salvador
2022   Santboiana   AMPO Ordizia   El Salvador

Titles by teamEdit

Team Titles Year Region
Valladolid 11 1999, 2001, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021  
Arquitectura 9 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995  
El Salvador 8 1991, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2016  
Santboiana 8 1984, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2022  
Canoe/CRC Madrid 5 1971, 1972, 1973, 2000, 2009  
Atlético San Sebastián 3 1970, 1978, 1979*  
Ciencias Sevilla 2 1992, 1994  
Cisneros 2 1976, 1985  
CAU Madrid 2 1979*, 1980  
FC Barcelona 2 1953, 1954  
La Vila 1 2011  
Moraleja Alcobendas 1 2002  
Getxo Artea 1 1993  
Valencia 1 1983  
Amigos del Rugby 1 1979*  
Cornellà 1 1979*  

*1978–79 season; 4 groups competition format, thus 4 champions.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit