Real C.D. España

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Not to be confused with Real Club España.
Real España
Real CD Espana.svg
Full name Real Club Deportivo España
Nickname(s) Los Aurinegros (The Gold and Blacks)
La Maquina (The Machine)
Los Catedraticos
La Realeza (The Royalty)
Los Carboneros (The Coalmen)
La Academia (The Academic)
Founded 14 July 1929; 85 years ago (1929-07-14)
Ground Estadio Francisco Morazán,
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Ground Capacity 20,000
Manager Hernán Medford
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras
2012–13 C 8th

Real Club Deportivo España, Real España, or simply España is a Honduran football club, which currently plays in the Liga Nacional de Honduras.

They are based in San Pedro Sula, Cortés, and their home venue is the Estadio Francisco Morazán.

History[edit]

Real España was founded on 14 July 1929 at Escuela Ramón Rosa, de San Pedro Sula by Pastor Reyes, Juan Banegas, "Teco" Lardizábal, Hugo Escoto Soto and Leonardo Muñoz as Club Deportivo España.[1] The Spanish designation "Real" – bestowed upon the team by King Juan Carlos I in 1977 – translates to English as "Royal." Thus, Real España enjoys the unique position of being the only football club outside of Spain to be granted such title by the Spanish Monarchy.[2]

España is also considered to be one of the most accomplished Honduran football clubs, and its popularity is recognized outside of Honduras' boundaries.

Colours and badge[edit]

Alternate España logo

España's colours are black and yellow, a fact reflected in the club's nickname: Aurinegros (a compound word meaning gold and black). The club logo was changed in 2006 to give a younger, more fresh look. The club mascot has changed many times. It has been a yellow and black owl, a train, and most recently a robot. The crown symbolizes the "royal status" granted to the club by the King of Spain. This is noticeable in other clubs such as Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Real Betis, Real Murcia, Real Valladolid, Real Zaragoza, etc.

Lotto is the team's official sportswear manufacturer.

Stadium[edit]

Real España plays their home matches at the Estadio Francisco Morazán. It has been Real España's home stadium since its creation. In 2008 Real España played all their home games at the Estadio Olimpico due to the Estadio Morazán's renewal.

Supporters[edit]

España's fans are the Mega Locos (Mega Crazies) who are part of the Mega Barra (Mega Fan Group) which is the best known and radical fan group of Honduras. They are well known for their faithfulness, loyalty and true love for their team whether it is in good or in bad times. There is another group of fans that have been growing fast, their name is Comando 12. Both Mega Locos and Comando 12 are very numerous group of fans, Real España's fans are the most feared in Honduras, due that they show other rival fans that in their hometown, they are to be respected. In special games, Mega Locos and Comando 12 have their own show in the stadium, with papers, color Bengals, chorus songs, flags, with the predominant black & gold. The major concentration of Real Espanas fans are in San Pedro Sula, but you can see a lot in La Lima, El Progreso, Tegucigalpa, Puerto Cortes, La Ceiba and Comayagua. That makes the team one of the most popular teams in Honduras.

Club Rivalries[edit]

Clásico Moderno (Honduras)[edit]

El Clásico Moderno (The Modern Derby) also referred by some as the Clasico Moderno Hondureño is a Honduran football match played at least 4 times a year in the Honduran Liga Nacional and consists of two teams, C.D. Olimpia and Real C.D. España.

Clásico Sampedrano[edit]

Main article: Clásico Sampedrano

El Clásico Sampedrano (The Sampedran Derby) is a Honduran football match played at least 4 times a year in the Liga Nacional de Futbol de Honduras and consists of two teams, Marathon and Real España. These two teams are from San Pedro Sula, hence the name.

Motagua–Real España football rivalry[edit]

The Motagua–Real España classic is not as fierce as the other two already mentioned as these both teams have a good relationship with each other from the players, to the board and the fans; however they had play six intense league finals, three won by each side.

Achievements[edit]

Domestic

1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1993, Apertura 2003, Clausura 2007, Apertura 2010, Apertura 2013.
Runner-up (10): 1977, 1978, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1995, Apertura 1997, 1998–99, Apertura 2007, Apertura 2008, Apertura 2011
1972, 1992.

International

1982.
Runner-up (1): 1979.
Runner-up (1): 1993.
Third-place (1): 2000

Honours[edit]

  • First "Tri-Campeón" (three time consecutive winner) (1974), (1975), (1976)
  • Five Consecutive Honduran finals (1974), (1975), (1976), (1977), (1978)

Player Records[edit]

League and Playoffs Performance[edit]

(1994–Present)

Season Position GP W D L GF GA PTS Play-offs
1993–94
1st
27
14
12
1
?
?
40
Champions
1994–95
3rd
27
10
9
8
27
23
39
Second Round
1995–96 6th
27
9
9
9
32
33
36
Runners-up
1996–97 6th
27
8
10
9
24
24
34
Second Round
1997–98 Apertura 5th
20
8
8
4
30
26
32
Semi-Finals
1997–98 Clausura 8th
20
5
8
7
24
26
23
Did Not Qualify
1999 Apertura 4th
18
5
11
2
24
18
26
Runners-up
1999–00 Apertura 9th
18
4
5
9
13
21
17
Did Not Qualify
1999–00 Clausura 8th
18
3
7
8
14
22
16
Did Not Qualify
2000–01 Apertura 4th
18
6
6
6
21
24
24
Semi-Finals
2000–01 Clausura 4th
18
6
4
8
27
29
22
Semi-Finals
2001–02 Apertura 5th
18
5
9
4
21
15
24
Did Not Qualify
2001–02 Clausura 5th
18
5
8
5
16
15
23
Did Not Qualify
2002–03 Apertura 4th
18
6
8
4
25
18
26
Semi-Finals
2002–03 Clausura
3rd
18
9
6
3
25
15
33
Semi-Finals
2003–04 Apertura
2nd
18
10
5
3
36
23
35
Champions
2003–04 Clausura 4th
16
7
3
6
28
25
24
Semi-Finals
2004–05 Apertura
3rd
18
9
4
5
23
12
31
Semi-Finals
2004–05 Clausura 4th
17
5
7
5
19
18
22
Semi-Finals
2005–06 Apertura 6th
18
6
5
7
23
23
23
Did Not Qualify
2005–06 Clausura 6th
18
5
8
5
15
17
23
Did Not Qualify
2006–07 Apertura 7th
18
5
6
7
18
20
21
Did Not Qualify
2006–07 Clausura
1st
18
11
4
3
27
10
36
Champions
2007–08 Apertura 6th
18
6
4
8
22
25
22
Did Not Qualify
2007–08 Clausura
3rd
18
8
4
6
26
22
28
Semi-Finals
2008–09 Apertura
1st
18
11
5
2
35
17
38
Runners-up
2008–09 Clausura
3rd
18
8
6
4
20
12
30
Runners-up
2009–10 Apertura 4th
18
9
3
6
26
20
30
Semi-Finals
2010–11 Apertura 3rd
18
7
7
4
28
18
28
Champions
2010–11 Clausura 5th
18
6
7
5
25
25
25
Did Not Qualify
2011-12 Apertura 1st
18
9
7
2
25
13
34
Runners-up
2011–12 Clausura 5th
18
7
4
7
28
26
25
Semi-Finals
2012-13 Apertura 6th
18
5
6
7
21
22
21
Quarter-Finals
2012-13 Clausura 8th
18
5
7
6
18
22
22
Did Not Qualify

All-Time Table[edit]

  • As of 13 September 2008
# G W D L F A +/-
3 1409 539 489 381 1713 1352 +361

36 Game Average[edit]

Points Won Drawn Lost For Against Difference
53 13 13 10 43 34 +9

International competition[edit]

CONCACAF Champions' Cup[edit]

First Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – 1:4, 2:0 (Saprissa advance 4:3 on aggregate)
First Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:0, 0:1 (Olimpia advance 1:0 on aggregate)
Third Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – (Real España withdrew)
First Round v. Mexico Cruz Azul – 2:1, 0:3 (Cruz Azul advance 4:2 on aggregate)
First Round v. Belize Real Verdes – 2:0, 6:1 (Real España advance 8:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Guatemala Aurora FC – 1:0
Second Round v. El Salvador Alianza FC – 2:1
Second Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – 1:3
Third Round v. Costa Rica CS Herediano – 2:3
Third Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:1
Third Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – 1:2
First Round v. Guatemala Aurora FC – 1:1
First Round v. Costa Rica CS Cartaginés – 1:0
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo – 0:0
Second Round v. Costa Rica CS Herediano – 1:3
Second Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:3
Second Round v. Costa Rica CS Cartaginés – 2:0
First Round v. Nicaragua Diriangén FC – 5:1, 2:0 (Real España advance 7:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Guatemala CSD Municipal – 2:1, 1:0 (Real España advance 3:1 on aggregate)
Third Round v. El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo – 0:3
Third Round v. El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo – 1:1
Third Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 4:1
Third Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:1
First Round v. Belize Acros Real Verdes – 5:0, 1:0 (Real España advance 6:0 on aggregate)
Second Round v. El Salvador Alianza FC – 1:0, 1:1 (Real España advance 2:1 on aggregate)
Third Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 2:0, 1:0 (Real España advance 3:0 on aggregate)
Final Round v. Costa Rica Deportivo Saprissa – 2:1, 2:0 (Real España advance 4:1 on aggregate)
Semi-Finals v. Trinidad and Tobago Police FC – 0:0, 0:1 (Police advance 1:0 on aggregate)
First Round v. El Salvador C.D. Águila – 0:0, 3:1 (Real España advance 3:1 on aggregate)
Third Round v. United States San Francisco Bay Blackhawks – 0:3, 0:3 (San Francisco Bay Blackhawks advance 6:0 on aggregate)
First Round v. Belize Acros Real Verdes – 2:1, 3:0 (Real España advance 5:1 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Mexico Club León – 0:0, 0:4 (León advance 4:0 on aggregate)
First Round v. Mexico Santos Laguna – 1:1, 2:6 (Santos Laguna advance 7:3 on aggregate)
First Round v. Belize Juventus – 1:0, 1:4 (Juventus advance 4:2 on aggregate)
Quarter-Finals v. United States Los Angeles Galaxy – 0:0 (Los Angeles Galaxy advance 5:3 on penalties)

Torneo Fraternidad[edit]

  • 1979 Torneo Fraternidad
Group 2 v. Honduras CD Broncos – 1:2
Group 2 v. Guatemala Cobán Imperial – 3:2
Group 2 v. Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones – 3:2
Group 2 v. El Salvador Atlético Marte – 5:3
Group 2 v. El Salvador C.D. FAS – 5:3
Group 2 v. Honduras CD Broncos – 1:0
Group 2 v. Guatemala Cobán Imperial – 2:1
Group 2 v. Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones – 1:1
Group 2 v. El Salvador Atlético Marte – 1:1
Group 2 v. El Salvador C.D. FAS – 1:0
Final v. Guatemala Aurora FC – 0:1, 0:0 (Aurora wins 1:0 on aggregate)
  • 1981 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. El Salvador Alianza FC – 1:0, 1:0 (Real España advance 2:0 on aggregate)
Second Round v. Guatemala CD Suchitepéquez – 1:0, 2:1 (Real España advance 3:1 on aggregate)
  • 1982 Torneo Fraternidad
First Round v. Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones – 1:2, 2:0 (Real España advance 3:2 on aggregate)
Second Round v. El Salvador C.D. FAS – 3:0, 0:1 (Real España advance 3:1 on aggregate)
Final v. Guatemala Xelajú MC – 2:1, 0:0 (Real España wins 2:1 on aggregate)

Copa Interclubes UNCAF[edit]

First Round v. Nicaragua Real Estelí – 2:1
First Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:1
First Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 1:1
First Round v. Nicaragua Real Estelí – 8:0
Second Round v. Panama Árabe Unido – 2:1
Second Round v. Guatemala CSD Comunicaciones – 2:1
Second Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:1
Final Round v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 1:1
Final Round v. Honduras CD Olimpia – 0:2
Final Round v. Guatemala CSD Municipal – 3:2
First Round v. Nicaragua Real Estelí – 1:1, 3:3 (Real Estelí advance on away goals rule)
First Round v. Belize Revolutionary Conquerors – 2:1, 1:2 (Real España advance 4:2 on penalties)
Quarter-Finals v. Costa Rica LD Alajuelense – 0:0, 2:2 (Alajuelense advance 5:4 on penalties)

Current squad[edit]

Clausura 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Honduras GK Kevin Hernández
2 Honduras DF Marlon Peña
3 Honduras DF Hilder Colón
4 Honduras DF Wilfredo Barahona
5 Honduras DF Franco Guity
6 Uruguay MF Julio "Palomo" Rodríguez
7 Uruguay MF Claudio Lobariñas
8 Honduras MF Luis Roberto Lobo
9 Honduras FW Carlo Costly
10 Honduras FW Kervin Johnson
11 Honduras FW Gerson Rodas
12 Honduras FW Ever Alvarado
13 Honduras MF Miguel Angel Castillo
14 Honduras FW Aldo Oviedo
15 Honduras DF David Roura
16 Brazil DF Mousa Dos Santos
No. Position Player
17 El Salvador FW Hugo Ramos
18 Qatar DF Mohamed Alisa han
19 Argentina FW Jonathan Hansen
20 Honduras MF Daniel Tejeda
21 Honduras FW Edder Delgado
22 Honduras MF Carlos Pavón
23 Honduras MF Julio Ernesto Canales
24 Honduras MF Henry Acosta
25 Honduras GK Luis López Fernández
26 Honduras GK José Rafael Zúniga
27 Honduras MF José Danilo Tobías
28 Honduras DF Jeffri Flores
29 Honduras FW Harlinton Gutiérrez
30 Honduras MF Cristopher Jared Urmeneta
32 Honduras FW Elton Blanco
99 Honduras FW Carlos Pavon

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
13 Honduras FW Carlo Costly (from Guizhou Zhicheng)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
11 Brazil FW Douglas Caetano (to Olimpia)

Managers[edit]

[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Por otra alegría" (in Spanish). Diario La Prensa. 2007-08-10. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Nuestro Equipo" (in Spanish). Real España official site. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  3. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  4. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  5. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa (Spanish)
  6. ^ Desafíe a Ismael - La Prensa
  7. ^ El argentino Mario Zanabria será el nuevo entrenador del campeón Real España - Soitu (Spanish)
  8. ^ Ramón "Primitivo" Maradiaga nuevo entrenador del Real España - Proceso Digital (Spanish)
  9. ^ Mario Zanabria se va del Real España - Diez (Spanish)
  10. ^ Inicia la era Chelato Uclés en Real España - Diez (Spanish)
  11. ^ Nahún Espinoza dirigirá al Real España - El Heraldo (Spanish)
  12. ^ Pepe Treviño es nuevo técnico del Real España - El Heraldo (Spanish)
  13. ^ Costarricense Hernán Medford nuevo entrenador del Real España de Honduras - Prensa Libre (Spanish)

External links[edit]