FC Barcelona Rugby

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FCB Rugby
FC Barcelona (crest).svg
Full name FC Barcelona Rugby
Founded 1924
Location Barcelona, Spain
Ground(s) La Teixonera (Capacity: 500)
Chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu
Coach(es) Javier Soler
League(s) División de Honor
2012–13 DHB – Group East, 1st / 1st – promoted
Official website
www.fcbrugby.com

Futbol Club Barcelona Rugby is a Spanish rugby union club. The senior team currently plays in División de Honor B, the second level of Spanish rugby union. The club plays home games at the Ciutat Esportiva Municipal Vall d'Hebrón-Teixonera and belong to the FC Barcelona family. The club was formed on September 21, 1924.

Before the Spanish Civil War, the club won the championship of Spain on three occasions and the championship of Catalonia seven times. During the 1940s and 1950s FCB was one of the strongest rugby clubs in Spain, winning a further 10 Spanish championships. In 1953 and 1954 they won the first Spanish league titles.

History[edit]

FC Barcelona's latest seasons in División de Honor were 2007–08 & 2008–09. Currently playing in División de Honor B (second tier).

In 2005–06 season played in Primera Nacional, achieving the promotion to División de Honor through the purchase of USAP Barcelona's seat.[1][2]

Trophies[edit]

  • División de Honor: 2
    • 1952–53, 1953–54
  • Campionats d'Espanya: 16
    • 1926, 1930, 1932, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1965, 1983, 1985
  • Copa Ibèrica: 1
    • 1971
  • Supercopa de España: 1
    • 1983
  • Campionats de Catalunya de rugbi:
    • 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1936, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1968, 1969: 19
  • Copa de Catalunya de rugbi: 3
    • 1982, 2003, 2008
  • Lligues de Clubs de Llevant: 2
    • 1982, 1983
  • Copa Pirineus de rugbi: 1
    • 1967
  • Campionat d'Espanya juvenil: 1
    • 2003
  • Copa Catalana juvenil: 1
    • 2003
  • Campionat de Catalunya pre-benjamí: 2
    • 2005, 2009

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
Relegated

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1952–53 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1953–54 1 División de Honor 1st League champion
1954–69 DNP
1969–70 1 División de Honor 2nd
1970–71 1 División de Honor 3rd
1971–72 1 División de Honor 8th
1972–73 1 División de Honor 6th
1973–74 1 División de Honor 9th
1974–75 1 División de Honor 10th Relegated
1975–76 2 Primera Nacional 2nd
1976–77 2 Primera Nacional 4th
1977–78 2 Primera Nacional 2nd Promoted
1978–79 1 División de Honor 4th
1979–80 1 División de Honor 4th
1980–81 1 División de Honor 4th
1981–82 1 División de Honor 3rd Relegated
1982–83 2 Primera Nacional 1st Promoted
1983–84 1 División de Honor 5th
1984–85 1 División de Honor 4th
1985–86 1 División de Honor 7th Relegated
1986–95 DNP
Season Tier Division Pos. Notes
1995–96 2 Primera Nacional 7th
1996–97 2 Primera Nacional 8th
1997–98 2 Primera Nacional 5th
1998–99 3 Primera Nacional 3rd
1999–00 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2000–01 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2001–02 3 Primera Nacional 7th
2002–03 3 Primera Nacional 5th
2003–04 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2004–05 3 Primera Nacional 4th
2005–06 3 Primera Nacional 3rd Promoted
2006–07 1 División de Honor 6th
2007–08 1 División de Honor 10th Relegated
2008–09 3 Primera Nacional 2nd Promoted
2009–10 2 División de Honor B 2nd
2010–11 2 División de Honor B 3rd
2011–12 2 División de Honor B 6th
2012–13 2 División de Honor B 4th
2013–14 2 División de Honor B 1st / 1st Promoted
2014–15 1 División de Honor

2014-2015 Squad[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
Daniel Marquez Serentill Hooker Spain Spain
Tim Vilaseca Hooker Spain Spain
Armando Esteller Prop Spain Spain
Jose Luis Nart Prop Spain Spain
Omar Miniño Prop Spain Spain
David Ochovo Prop Spain Spain
Eduard Castells Prop Spain Spain
Carles Escuder Lock Spain Spain
Teddy Barron Lock United States United States
Gorka Echeverria Aramburu Lock Spain Spain
Mehdi Ameur Lock France France
Tony Murciano Pages Lock Spain Spain
Federico Alcón Flanker Argentina Argentina
Alex Palomo Flanker Spain Spain
Marc Arrasanz Flanker Spain Spain
Sergio Guerrero Number 8 Spain Spain
Iván Fuertes Martinez Number 8 Spain Spain
Player Position Union
Delfin Cambiaso Scrum-half Argentina Argentina
Domenec Cornudella Scrum-half Spain Spain
Rafael Staat Fly-half France France
Mauro Pinto Ferrer Centre France France
Cristian Belda Centre Spain Spain
Joan Losada Centre Spain Spain
Jorge Ocampo Freitas Centre Paraguay Paraguay
Tomas Salvador M'caferty Centre Spain Spain
Pierre Thoreux Centre France France
Victor Marlet Centre Spain Spain
Alvaro Alcon Wing Spain Spain
Antonin Kurzmann Wing France France
Adrià Tort Wing Spain Spain
Bruno Posinio Wing Spain Spain
Felipe Martinez Costamagna Wing Argentina Argentina
Cristian Martin Rubia Fullback Spain Spain
Oriol Garcia Mateu Fullback Spain Spain

Notable players[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FC Barcelona acquires sports rights of USAP Barcelona El Mundo Deportivo, September 7, 2006
  2. ^ FC Barcelona–USAP Barcelona agreement El Mundo Deportivo, August 11, 2006

External links[edit]