FC Barcelona Rugby

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FCB Rugby
FCB.svg
Full name FC Barcelona Rugby
Founded 1924
Location Barcelona, Spain
Ground(s) La Teixonera (Capacity: 500)
Chairman Sandro Rosell
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

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

2012-2013 Squad[edit]

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

Player Position Union
Jaume Serrat Hooker Spain Spain
Tim Vilaceca Hooker Spain Spain
José Luis Nart Hooker Spain Spain
Marcelo Puertolas Prop Spain Spain
Mario Caparrós Prop Spain Spain
Omar Miniño Prop Spain Spain
Jorge Gómez Prop Spain Spain
Toni Manzorro Prop Spain Spain
David Ochovo Prop Spain Spain
Ricard Cayuelas Prop Spain Spain
Gustavo González Prop Spain Spain
Armando Esteller Prop Spain Spain
Ricard Cayuelas Prop Spain Spain
Lucas Farias Prop Spain Spain
Carles Escuder Lock Spain Spain
Gorka Etxebarria Lock Spain Spain
Toni Murciano Lock Spain Spain
Ivane Kakhetelidze Lock Georgia (country) Georgia
Ramón Rancionero Lock Spain Spain
Eduard Castells Lock Spain Spain
Teddy Barron Lock United States United States
Jan Gui Lock Spain Spain
Federico Alcón Flanker Argentina Argentina
David Natsishvili Flanker Georgia (country) Georgia
Francesc Asensi Flanker Spain Spain
Player Position Union
Rafa Mesa Flanker Spain Spain
Sergio Guerrero Number 8 Spain Spain
Iván Fuertes Number 8 Spain Spain
Yuri Troño Number 8 Spain Spain
Javi Soler Scrum-half Spain Spain
Franco Margozzi Scrum-half Spain Spain
Peter Hall Fly-half Ireland Ireland
Rafael Staat Fly-half France France
Cristian Belda Fly-half Spain Spain
Adrià Tort Fly-half Spain Spain
Maxime Troquereau Centre France France
Víctor Marlet Centre Spain Spain
Emiliano Mediavilla Centre Spain Spain
Franco Graffi Centre Spain Spain
Jonathan Lozano Centre France France
Carlos Yu Centre Taiwan Chinese Taipei
Bertrand Vignau Centre France France
Juan Agatiello Centre Argentina Argentina
Manuel Mainar Centre Spain Spain
Javi Bonilla Wing Spain Spain
Adrià Garcia Wing Spain Spain
Jaume Estarlich Wing Spain Spain
José Luis Murillo Wing Spain Spain
Álvaro Alcon Fullback Argentina Argentina
Cristian Martín 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]