UC Ceares

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Ceares
logo
Full name Unión Club Ceares
Nickname(s) Ciares
Teyeros (Tilers)
Brickers
Founded 1946
Ground La Cruz, Gijón,
Asturias,
Spain
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman Alberto Álvarez
Manager Tino del Corzo
League 3ª – Group 2
2015–16 3ª – Group 2, 10th
Website Club home page

Unión Club Ceares is a Spanish football team based in the neighbourhood of Ceares, Gijón, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1946, it plays in Tercera División – Group 2, holding home games at Campo de La Cruz, which has a capacity of 1,500 spectators.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

The club was founded in 1946 as a merger of two clubs: Blancoval and Fortuna. In 1965 and being Mr. José Ramón Elvira Sastre the president, UC Ceares promotes for the first time to Tercera División, but finished in the last position, being subsequently relegated. Ceares continued playing in regional divisions until 1986, year that the team returned to Tercera División and played in it two years.

2000s: Comeback to Tercera División[edit]

In the seasons 2001–02 and 2002–03, UC Ceares achieved two consecutive promotions from Primera Regional to Tercera División with Rogelio García as head coach. He would coach UC Ceares during six consecutive seasons, with a break in 2007, remaining in Tercera starting the longest streak of the club in this division.

In 2007, former Sporting de Gijón footballer José Antonio Redondo replaced him until 2009, when he resigned. Rogelio would take the team again until the end of the 2008–09 season.[1] After that season, Florentino Angulo was hired as new manager. Angulo managed Ceares until 2012.

2010s: "Popular football" project and promotion playoffs[edit]

Before the 2011–12 season, a new board takes the control of the club and gives it a new philosophy based on a claim of social and popular sport and criticism the actual business in football.[2] For this philosophy, UC Ceares board inspired on English football and clubs like FC St. Pauli or F.C. United of Manchester.

La Cruz stadium, full, at the playoffs game versus Águilas

The 2013–14 season was the 14th of the club in this league (the 11th consecutive one) and the second of Nacho Cabo as manager. Ceares started the season with only one defeat in the first fifteen games, earning 34 points, which allowed the club to lead the table during two weeks, after a win at L'Entregu CF by 1–3 in its 500th game in Tercera.[3]

Finally, Ceares qualified for the promotion playoffs to Segunda División B in the last week, after winning by 0–3 to Luarca CF. The team finished in the third position with 74 points, 21 wins, 54 goals scored and only 31 allowed. All these numbers were records in the history of the club.

In the first round, Ceares dropped Águilas FC by 2–1 in the aggregate. In the first leg, the brickers earned a draw by 1–1 thanks to a goal of Pablo Martínez in the 87th minute. Martínez also scored the only goal in the second game. This was the second time La Cruz registered an attendance of 1,500 fans. The first one was in 2003, when Real Oviedo visited the field for the first time.

Ceares faced CF Trival Valderas, the champion of the group of Madrid, in the second round, but was widely defeated in the first leg, played in Gijón, by 0–3. The team earned a 2–2 draw at Alcorcón, in a game where Borja Noval missed a penalty when the game was 2–1 for the brickers.

On 30 August 2014, Bryan Jiménez became the first Ceares player who played an international game. He made his debut with the Dominican Republic national team in a loss friendly against El Salvador.[4]

In 2015, UC Ceares signed a collaboration agreement with women's football club Gijón FF for sharing La Cruz stadium and to create a youth academy for boys and girls.[5]

Stadium[edit]

La Cruz
Campo de la Cruz entering.jpg
Main entrance to La Cruz
Full name Campo de La Cruz
Location Gijón, Spain
Owner UC Ceares
Capacity 1,500
Field size 99 × 65 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Renovated 2004
Tenants
UC Ceares
Gijón FF (2015–)

During the 1960s, UC Ceares played its matches in the old pitch of Los Fresno, in Viesques, neighbourhood of Gijón. This location is today occupied by a school. During some years, due to not having an own stadium, played its matches in several fields until actual Campo de La Cruz was built.

The pitch is made of natural grass and has dimensions of 99 by 65 meters. The stadium has got a lateral tribune, improved in 2004, with 250 seats. It's located in Parque de Los Pericones in Gijón.

At the main entrance, there is a sign stating in Asturian language "ESTO YE LA CRUZ" (This is La Cruz), inspired in the one existing at the stairs of Anfield, in Liverpool.

The stadium was used also by Gijón FF, for playing the 2005–06 Superliga Femenina, the only season the club played in the top women's league in Spain.

In April 2017, Ceares agreed with the Gijón Town Hall the renovation of the facilities and the construction of a second pitch made of artificial turf for Gijón FF and the youth teams of the club.[6][7]

Gallery[edit]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsors
2003–2004 No provider Nistal
2004–2008 Farho
2008–2010 SEAT Asturias Motor
2010–2011 Luanvi Cubiastur
Gijón
2011–2012 Huerco Xixón
2012–2013 Fachadas El Llano
Xixón
2013–2016 Mazcatu
2016– Gorbeat Tierras Gallegas
Xixón

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 January 2017

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

No. Position Player
Spain GK Davo
Spain GK Nacho Rubiera
Spain DF Aitor Cañedo
Spain DF Beni
Spain DF Chery
Spain DF Fonso Bellón
Spain DF Hugo Álvarez
Spain DF Miguel Obaya (on loan from Lealtad)
Spain MF Cristian García
No. Position Player
Spain MF Dani Peláez
Spain MF Iván Suárez
Spain MF Juan Carlos (captain)
Spain MF Pablo Martínez
Spain FW Javi Gutiérrez
Spain FW Jorge Cayarga
Spain FW Marcos Iglesias
Spain FW Natán

Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pts Copa Federación Top scorer(s) Goal
1948–49 5 2ª Reg. 2nd 24 14 6 4 72 27 34
1949–50 4 1ª Reg. 3rd 20 12 2 6 52 27 26
1950–51 4 1ª Reg. 7th 26 10 6 10 46 41 26
1951–52 4 1ª Reg. 11th 26 6 5 15 37 66 17
1952–53 4
1953–54 4 1ª Reg. 12th 22 1 3 18 29 70 5
1954–55 5 2ª Reg. 12th 22 4 1 17 24 62 9
1955–56 5 2ª Reg. 11th 20 5 4 11 33 44 14
1956–57 5 2ª Reg. 1st 12 8 1 3 37 16 17
PG 8th 14 0 4 10 15 47 4
1957–58 5 2ª Reg. 6th 16 7 2 7 29 31 16
1958–59 5 2ª Reg.
1959–60 5 2ª Reg. 24 12 3 9 47 45 27
1960–61 5 2ª Reg. 26 13 3 10 52 42 29
1961–62 4 1ª Reg. 14th 26 5 6 15 33 56 16
1962–63 4 1ª Reg. 9th 28 9 6 13 34 54 24
1963–64 4 1ª Reg. 14th 30 7 9 14 34 47 23
1964–65 4 1ª Reg. 2nd 30 18 7 5 64 31 43
1965–66 3 16th 30 3 6 21 36 81 12
1966–67 4 1ª Reg. 9th 30 12 3 15 43 52 27
1967–68 4 1ª Reg. 12th 30 11 5 14 42 54 27
1968–69 4 1ª Reg. 13th 36 12 6 18 53 66 30
1969–70 4 1ª Reg. 17th 38 12 5 21 48 83 29
1970–71 5 2ª Reg.
1971–72 5 2ª Reg.
PG 2nd 8 4 2 2 16 8 10
1972–73 5 2ª Reg.
1973–74 5 2ª Pref. 16th 38 13 6 19 53 69 32
1974–75 6 2ª Reg.
1975–76 6 2ª Reg. 1st 16 12 3 1 47 13 27
PG 1st 10 5 2 3 14 8 12
1976–77 5 2ª Pref. 18th 38 7 5 26 45 90 19
1977–78 6 2ª Pref. 5th 38 19 7 12 63 64 45
1978–79 6 1ª Reg. 2nd 38 23 10 5 64 27 56
1979–80 5 Pref. 18th 38 7 14 17 32 60 28
1980–81 5 Pref. 17th 38 13 5 20 59 49 31
1981–82 5 Pref. 15th 38 15 6 17 48 62 36
1982–83 5 Pref. 13th 38 13 11 14 58 46 37
1983–84 5 Pref. 15th 38 11 11 16 57 70 33
1984–85 5 Pref. 8th 38 17 8 13 71 50 42
1985–86 5 Pref. 2nd 38 19 11 8 60 38 49
1986–87 4 19th 38 5 18 15 27 54 28
RP W 2 1 0 1 3 2
1987–88 4 20th 38 2 9 27 30 95 13
1988–89 5 Pref. 17th 38 9 10 19 36 70 28
1989–90 5 Pref. 15th 38 14 9 15 38 64 37
1990–91 5 Pref. 6th 38 16 9 13 50 35 41
1991–92 5 Pref. 6th 38 16 8 14 43 34 40
1992–93 5 Pref. 14th 38 11 10 17 44 64 32
1993–94 5 Pref. 8th 38 14 11 13 45 45 39
1994–95 5 Pref. 4th 38 21 6 11 58 33 48
1995–96 5 Pref. 13th 38 13 7 18 39 53 46
1996–97 5 Pref. 13th 38 12 10 16 43 50 46
1997–98 5 Pref. 8th 38 14 12 12 38 36 54
1998–99 5 Pref. 11th 38 11 14 13 37 41 47
1999–00 5 Pref. 12th 38 12 11 15 39 45 47
2000–01 5 Pref. 18th 38 10 5 23 47 71 35
2001–02 6 1ª Reg. 1st 38 25 9 4 72 24 84
2002–03 5 Pref. 1st 38 26 9 3 80 15 87
2003–04 4 10th 38 13 13 12 41 45 52 Adrián Colunga 14
2004–05 4 11th 38 15 7 16 49 55 52 Group stage
2005–06 4 16th 38 10 10 18 35 49 40 Group stage David Bouzo
José Mª Luengo
6
2006–07 4 9th 38 12 12 14 48 58 48 José Mª Luengo 12
2007–08 4 12th 38 14 8 16 53 55 50 Group stage Javi Castaño 10
2008–09 4 15th 38 10 12 16 45 57 42 Semifinals Bogdan Stoica 10
2009–10 4 13th 38 12 8 18 39 59 44 Jimmy 8
2010–11 4 15th 38 10 9 19 39 56 39 Pelayo Torre 11
2011–12 4 16th 38 12 4 22 40 62 40 Jimmy 13
2012–13 4 12th 38 13 9 16 43 48 48 Jorge Vázquez 17
2013–14 4 3rd 38 21 11 6 54 31 74 Group stage Borja Noval 11
PO R2 4 1 2 1 4 6
2014–15 4 6th 38 16 15 7 51 41 63 Group stage Álvaro Ponte 11
2015–16 4 10th 38 13 6 19 42 60 45 Group stage Marcos Iglesias 20
2016–17 4 Group stage

Statistics and records[edit]

In Tercera División[edit]

Seasons Pld W D L GF GA Pts
16 600 181 157 262 672 906 690

Updated as of the end of the 2015–16 season.

  • Seasons in Tercera División: 16th.
  • Best position: 3rd (2013–14).
  • Consecutive season in Tercera División: 13th (2003–04 to 2015–16).
  • Rounds leading the league table: 3 (round 1, 1965–66; rounds 14 to 15, 2013–14).
  • Consecutive rounds leading the league table: 2 (rounds 14 to 15, 2013–14).
  • Record home win: 5–0 vs CD Lieres (1965–66).
  • Record away win: 0–4 vs CD Llanes (2012–13).
  • Consecutive games undefeated: 12 (round 8 to 20, 2014–15).[N 1]
  • Consecutive wins: 4 (round 12 to 15, 2013–14).
  • Consecutive games without goals against: 5 (round 18 to 22, 2009–10).
  • Top scorer: Jimmy (47 goals).
  • Most games played: Jimmy (221 games).
  • Coach with more games: Rogelio García (208 games).

Famous players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Rogelio García, one of the most prolific coaches in the club's history

League and playoff games are counted.

Name From To Pld W D L GF GA PCT
RogelioRogelio García 2002 2007 190 76 51 63 253 222 .400
Redondo, José AntonioJosé Antonio Redondo 2007 2008 20 8 2 10 26 27 .400
RogelioRogelio García (2) 2008 2009 56 16 18 22 72 85 .286
Angulo, FlorentinoFlorentino Angulo 2009 2012 114 34 21 59 118 117 .298
Cabo, NachoNacho Cabo 2012 2014 80 35 22 23 101 85 .438
MiguelínMiguelín 2014 2015 45 21 15 9 60 48 .467
Eraña, IñakiIñaki Eraña 2015 2016 31 8 6 17 33 53 .258
CorzoTino del Corzo 2016

Memorial Pepe Ortiz[edit]

Since 2011, UC Ceares starts the pre-season playing a friendly trophy called Memorial Pepe Ortiz in hommage of the former player of Sporting de Gijón from 1949 to 1963, considered as the best player of the history of the neighbourhood.[8]

Year Winner Runner-up Score
2011 Roces Ceares 1–0
2012 Sporting B Ceares 2–0
2013 Avilés Ceares 2–1
2014 Sporting B Ceares 2–0
2015 Ceares La Bañeza 2–1
2016 Atlético Pinto Ceares 2–1

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Not including the game against Cudillero, awarded by 2–0 after its retirement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Ceares es el mejor club para la despedida" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 26 April 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "De las gradas a los despachos: Fútbol popular y anglófilo en Ceares" (in Spanish). Los ideales del gol. 6 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "El Ceares se hace con el liderato en casa de L'Entregu" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "2-0.El Salvador vence a dominicanos en primer triunfo en era del español Roca" [2-0.El Salvador defeat to Dominicans in first victory in era of Spanish Roca] (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 31 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Resumen de la Asamblea Extraordinaria de soci@s" (in Spanish). UC Ceares. 6 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "El Ceares ampliará las instalaciones de La Cruz con un segundo campo" (in Spanish). El Comercio. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2017. 
  7. ^ "Ceares y Gijón Femenino tendrán sintético" (in Spanish). FutbolAsturiano.es. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "III Trofeo 'Pepe Ortiz': UC Ceares – Real Avilés" (in Spanish). UC Ceares website. 24 July 2013. 

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