CR El Salvador

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Not to be confused with El Salvador national rugby union team.
Hermi El Salvador
El salvador rugby.jpg
Full name Club de Rugby El Salvador
Founded 1960
Location Valladolid, Spain
Ground(s) Estadio Pepe Rojo (Capacity: 5,000)
Chairman Juan Carlos Martín
Coach(es) Juan Carlos Pérez
Captain(s) Iván Criado
League(s) División de Honor
2013–14 División de Honor, 2nd / F
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Club de Rugby El Salvador is a Spanish rugby union club. The club was established in 1960 and currently competes in the División de Honor de Rugby competition, the highest level of Spanish club rugby. The club are based in Valladolid in central Spain, playing their matches at the Estadio Pepe Rojo. El Salvador play in white and black colours. The team have in the past won both the Spanish League and the Copa del Rey de Rugby.

El Salvador is one of most accomplished Spanish rugby union clubs having won División de Honor in seven times, Copa del Rey in six times and Supercopa de España in five times.


After spending one season in the First Division, the first team were promoted to Division de Honor again in the 1997/98 season; prelude to the coming season, a fact also unprecedented in a newly promoted, be proclaimed champion for the second time league. The following season was ended with two more titles: Ibero Cup and the Copa del Rey again, awards that came to swell the already lengthy prize of our club. In the 1999/2000 and 2001/02 seasons were in subcampeonatos won two league and one in Cup in 2002/03 and 2003/04 were achieved two new league titles, and in 2004/05 and 2005/06, two Spanish Cups, two League subcampeonatos of a new Ibero Cup and two Spanish Super Cups. All these titles, together with those achieved at lower levels, credited to our club as the entity most honored of our community and one of the most winners of Spain.

In the 2003/04 season for the first time CR El Salvador participated in a European competition, debuting in front of the mythical Harlequins in London and getting beat in 2nd round for the first time in a Spanish club to an Italian team (Rovigo), for the next season as getting milestone being the first Spanish club to move one round of the European Shield.

At present, with over 200 players in total, up from prebenjamines the first team, with the help of key Cetransa main sponsor and the other collaborators, the goal remains the beginnings of more than forty years ago: train players at a young age to know who appreciate the values of rugby, try to remain in the top national and try to return to European competitions.

In the 2006/07 season, they won all three titles at senior level, Division champion Honour, HM King Cup and the Super Cup title.

In the 2007/08 season, it was yet another excellent year for the team who won the Division de Honor and the Super Cup title.

In the Amlin Challenge cup in 2010/2011, they won Petrarca Padova rugby in Pepe Rojo stadium (37-16)


2014–15 season standings[edit]

División de Honor — 2014/15 season
Team Points Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA TB LB
1º. Santboiana 53 12 11 0 1 433 202 9 0
2º. VRAC 49 12 10 0 2 323 234 7 2
3º. El Salvador 47 12 10 0 2 354 181 6 1
4º. Cisneros 44 12 9 0 3 391 240 8 0
5º. Independiente 34 12 7 0 5 295 267 4 2
6º. Gernika 27 12 5 1 6 252 310 3 2
7º. Ordizia 23 12 5 0 7 272 284 2 1
8º. CRC 21 12 4 1 7 184 293 1 2
9º. Vigo 21 12 3 1 8 219 336 3 4
10º. Getxo 19 12 4 0 8 237 330 1 2
11º. Barcelona 15 12 1 1 10 261 320 3 6
12º. Hernani 6 12 1 0 11 162 386 0 2

Source: Federación Española de Rugby

Qualified for championship playoff semi-finals
Qualified for championship playoff quarter-finals
Relegation playoff

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1970–71 1 División de Honor 2nd
1971–72 1 División de Honor 2nd
1972–73 1 División de Honor 3rd
1973–78 DNP
1978–79 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1979–80 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1980–81 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1981–82 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1982–83 2 Primera Nacional 3rd
1983–84 2 Primera Nacional 6th
1984–85 2 Primera Nacional 1st
1985–86 2 Primera Nacional 2nd Promoted
1986–87 1 División de Honor 8th
1987–88 1 División de Honor 3rd
1988–89 1 División de Honor 5th
1989–90 1 División de Honor 2nd
1990–91 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1991–92 1 División de Honor 6th
1992–93 1 División de Honor 7th Cup champion
1993–94 1 División de Honor 3rd
1994–95 1 División de Honor 6th
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1995–96 1 División de Honor 9th Relegated
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
1997–98 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1998–99 1 División de Honor 5th Cup champion
1999–00 1 División de Honor 2nd
2000–01 1 División de Honor 7th
2001–02 1 División de Honor 2nd
2002–03 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2003–04 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2004–05 1 División de Honor 2nd Cup champion
2005–06 1 División de Honor 2nd Cup champion
2006–07 1 División de Honor 1st League/Cup champion
2007–08 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2008–09 1 División de Honor 2nd
2009–10 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
2010–11 1 División de Honor 3rd Cup champion
2011–12 1 División de Honor 7th
2012–13 1 División de Honor 4th / SF
2013–14 1 División de Honor 2nd /
2014–15 1 División de Honor

Squad 2013–14[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Manuel Serrano Prop Spain Spain
Javier Miranda Prop Spain Spain
Marcial Castro Prop Spain Spain
José María Sanz Prop Spain Spain
Josué Díez Prop Spain Spain
Manuel Villalobos Prop Spain Spain
Maximiliano Vega Hooker Argentina Argentina
Álvaro Torres Lock Spain Spain
Fernando González Lock Spain Spain
Rodrigo Villahoz Lock Spain Spain
Gonzalo Núñez Lock Spain Spain
Víctor Sánchez Flanker Spain Spain
Gerardo de la Llana Flanker Spain Spain
Joe Mamea Flanker Samoa Samoa
Marcos Raposo Flanker Spain Spain
Alejandro Ángel Flanker Colombia Colombia
Player Position Union
José Antonio Peinado Flanker Spain Spain
Álvaro Núñez Flanker Spain Spain
Salé Ibarra Scrum-half Spain Spain
Álvaro Gorostiza Scrum-half Spain Spain
Pelayo Ramos Scrum-half Spain Spain
César Sempere Fly-half Spain Spain
Jorge Medina Fly-half Spain Spain
Víctor de la Llana Fly-half Spain Spain
Johnny Carter Centre England England
Manuel Raposo Centre Spain Spain
Óscar Casado Centre Spain Spain
Óscar García Centre Spain Spain
Alberto Díaz Wing Spain Spain
Tom Pearce Fullback England England
Pedro Rodríguez Fullback Spain Spain

International honours[edit]

Other notable players[edit]

Notable Signings[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]