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Real Avilés Club de Fútbol is a Spanish football team based in Avilés, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1903 it plays in Tercera División, holding home matches at Estadio Román Suárez Puerta, with an approximate capacity of 5,400 seats.

Real Avilés
Real Avilés logo.png
Full nameReal Avilés Club de Fútbol
Founded1903
GroundEstadio Román Suárez Puerta
Capacity5,400
PresidentJosé María Tejero
Head coachJuanma Castañón
League3ª – Group 2
2017–183ª – Group 2, 17th
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

First yearsEdit

Avilés was founded in 1903 under the name Sport Club Avilesino, hence being considered the oldest football club in Asturias. In 1906 he joins the Sociedad Obrera Industrial as their football section with the name of Círculo Industrial y de Sport de Avilés,[1][non-primary source needed] but a few years later, the players and managers of the football team decide to become independent again, this time with the name of Stadium Club Avilesino.

In 1925 Stadium obtained the royal crown from Alfonso XIII, being renamed Real Stadium Club Avilesino.[1][non-primary source needed] A new name change took place in 1940, according to a government's prohibition of foreign names, and the club became Real Avilés Club de Fútbol.

Last decadesEdit

In 1983 Avilés absorbed Club Deportivo Ensidesa and changed its name again, to Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol. It played in Segunda División B (the third highest level of the league pyramid) for two seasons and returned to that level at the end of the 1987–88 campaign, being crowned champions three years later and thus promoting to Segunda División: after comfortably finishing in midtable in its first season, the team ranked second from bottom in the following, spending a further eight years in the third category then two more from 2002 to 2004, after which it returned to Tercera División (the fourth highest level).

The relegation to Tercera was followed by a serious financial and social crisis in the club, with almost all the supporters leaving the club. In 2010, the board of the club retook its old name Real Avilés Club de Fútbol.[2]

Following an agreement with the investment group "Golplus", Real Avilés failed to promote to Segunda División B in 2012, but the club could buy a vacant berth in the third tier.[3] Two years later, Real Avilés would play the promotion play-offs to Segunda División. They would eliminate FC Cartagena in the first round, but failed in the attempt to beat UE Llagostera in the second one. In October 2014, Golplus would leave the club due to the lack of support[4] and Real Avilés would start a new crisis that ended with the relegation to Tercera División after being beaten in the relegation playoffs by CD Eldense.

On 3 July 2017, the Royal Spanish Football Federation would not allow Real Avilés to register its players in any of the categories due to an unpaid debt of €32,000 to their players.[5] After paying it, the club continued involved in serious internal problems as José María Tejero, owner of the club, and the management group did not reach an agreement. Tejero decided to take the helm of the club despite the opposition of the management group, and without terminating the contract; this action started when during the preseason of the 2017–18 Tercera División, Tejero called private security for not allowing the coaches and the players, contracted by the management group, to train in the municipal facilities.[6]

After this incident, the owner and the management group made a different team each one for playing in the 2017–18 Tercera División. Both hired one coach and signed several players, but finally only the ones contracted by the owner were finally registered.[7]

Club crestEdit

The club changed the crest to the most recent one in 2017.[8][9] The historical logo that was introduced in 1983, adding garnet colour, the colour of Ensidesa to the crest.[10][11] However, in circa 2015 the club dropped the colour and restored to the old design.[11] The club also deleted other elements that refer to Ensidesa from the club song.[11]

Before 1983 the club also user a few other design.[12][10]

NamesEdit

  • Sport Club Avilesino (1903–1906)
  • Círculo Industrial y de Sport de Avilés (1906–1915)
  • Stadium Club Avilesino (1915–1925)
  • Real Stadium Club Avilesino (1925–1931)
  • Stadium Club Avilesino (1931–1940)
  • Real Avilés Club de Fútbol (1940–1983)
  • Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol (1983–1992)
  • Real Avilés Industrial Club de Fútbol, SAD (1992–2010)
  • Real Avilés Club de Fútbol, SAD (2010–)

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929/30 3 2nd
1930/31 3 8th
1931/32 3 3rd
1932/33 3 1st
1933/34 3 4th
1934/35 2 4th Third round
1935/36 2 5th First round
1939/40 2 7th
1940/41 2 12th First round
1941/42 3 Regional 5th
1942/43 3 Regional 3rd
1943/44 3 3rd First round
1944/45 3 1st
1945/46 3 5th
1946/47 3 6th
1947/48 3 6th Third round
1948/49 3 5th Fourth round
1949/50 3 2nd
1950/51 3 10th
1951/52 3 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1952/53 2 3rd Third round
1953/54 2 11th
1954/55 2 15th
1955/56 3 2nd
1956/57 2 7th
1957/58 2 10th
1958/59 2 11th First round
1959/60 2 15th First round
1960/61 3 2nd
1961/62 3 2nd
1962/63 3 3rd
1963/64 3 2nd
1964/65 3 1st
1965/66 3 2nd
1966/67 3 1st
1967/68 3 1st
1968/69 3 3rd
1969/70 3 6th First round
1970/71 3 7th First round
1971/72 3 8th Third round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1972/73 3 13th
1973/74 3 14th First round
1974/75 4 Regional 8th
1975/76 4 Regional 2nd
1976/77 4 Regional 2nd
1977/78 4 7th First round
1978/79 4 2nd
1979/80 4 2nd Second round
1980/81 4 9th First round
1981/82 4 8th
1982/83 4 13th
1983/84 3 2ªB 16th First round
1984/85 3 2ªB 19th
1985/86 4 3rd
1986/87 4 2nd First round
1987/88 3 2ªB 2nd Third round
1988/89 3 2ªB 4th First round
1989/90 3 2ªB 1st
1990/91 2 9th Third round
1991/92 2 19th Fifth round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1992/93 3 2ªB 6th Third round
1993/94 3 2ªB 15th Third round
1994/95 3 2ªB 10th First round
1995/96 3 2ªB 3rd
1996/97 3 2ªB 10th Second round
1997/98 3 2ªB 16th
1998/99 3 2ªB 9th
1999/00 3 2ªB 16th
2000/01 4 7th
2001/02 4 2nd
2002/03 3 2ªB 13th
2003/04 3 2ªB 20th
2004/05 4 6th
2005/06 4 8th
2006/07 4 6th
2007/08 4 11th
2008/09 4 11th
2009/10 4 9th
2010/11 4 10th
2011/12 4 2nd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2012/13 3 2ªB 14th
2013/14 3 2ªB 3rd
2014/15 3 2ªB 16th Second round
2015/16 4 3rd
2016/17 4 2nd
2017/18 4 17th First round
2018/19 4 14th

HonoursEdit

Famous playersEdit

Note: this list contains players that have played at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Historia" (in Spanish). Real Avilés CF. Archived from the original on 23 November 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ "El nombre del club pierde el "Industrial"". La Nueva España (in Spanish). 31 December 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ "El Avilés es equipo de Segunda División B". El Comercio (in Spanish). 9 July 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ "El Real Avilés cambia de manos". El Comercio (in Spanish). 28 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  5. ^ "El Avilés no pagó y la Federación Española suspenderá sus derechos federativos". La Nueva España (in Spanish). 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  6. ^ "La guerra en el Real Avilés se recrudece". El Comercio (in Spanish). 5 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "La plantilla del Avilés, entre dos tierras". El Comercio (in Spanish). 7 August 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  8. ^ "El Real Avilés sigue en guerra". Marca (in Spanish). 20 April 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  9. ^ "[no title]". Real Avilés. Facebook. 5 March 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d "Simbolos" (in Spanish). Real Avilés. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b c "El Ensidesa, en el recuerdo de muchos y en el olvido de alguno". futbolasturiano.es (in Spanish). 30 July 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Real Avilés". lafutbolteca.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 December 2018.

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