Xerez Deportivo FC
|Full name||Xerez Deportivo Fútbol Club|
Estadio Municipal de Chapín,|
Jerez, Andalucía, Spain
|League||Tercera División - Group 10|
Xerez Deportivo Fútbol Club is a football club located in Jerez de la Frontera. It was founded in 2013 by a group of fans due to the critical situation of the Xerez CD. It plays in the 3rd Division, holding home matches at the Estadio Municipal de Chapín, with an overall 20,523-seat capacity. The team colours are usually blue shirts and socks, with white shorts.
- 1 History
- 2 Stadium
- 3 Symbols
- 4 Seasons
- 5 Fundación Xerecismo en Libertad
- 6 Information
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Presidents
- 9 Coaches
- 10 Support
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
Foundation of Jerez FC
La Sociedad Jerez Foot-Ball Club was founded in 1907 (in 1911, according to other sources) by Sir Thomas Spencer Reiman, an English worker of the Williams & Humbert wineries. Thomas Spencer Reiman was born in a collier anchored in the Bay of Gibraltar on 1 July 1885. He worked in Williams & Humbert in Jerez de la Frontera looking for Spaniards and English men to found a football team. In 1911 the Sociedad Jerez Foot-Ball Club was inaugurated in a game against Cádiz CF. Initially their team colours were white shirt and black shorts, but shortly after changed to blue shirt and white shorts. Despite the existence of many football clubs, la Sociedad Jerez Foot-Ball Club became one of the most popular in the city. A few years later, the club absorbed the Fortuna Foot-ball Club, one of the other clubs of Jerez.
In December 1932, former players and old fans of Jerez FC constituted the Xerez Foot-ball Club, being formally legalized in December 1933 with José Manuel Domecq Rivero as president. The Football Field Villa Mercedes was designated as home field and construction of Domecq Stadium was announced.
The new club reached the Tercera División in a few years and moved up to the Segunda División in the 1935/36 season. The most important milestones of this team were to be promoted twice to the Primera División and reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, where they were eliminated by Real Madrid. The arrival of the Civil War closed a path that seemed open into the First Division. The club disappeared on 26 August 1946 due to bad sport and economic performance that dragged on for years.
From 1942 to 1947 the club had several names, settling on Jerez Club Deportivo, which was changed to the current name in the 1960s. Xerez first reached the second division in 1953–54, remaining there for five years; previously, in the 1940s, the team had promoted on the field, but due to the "high national interest" of the dictatorial government, left its position to España de Tánger Football Club.
The team's new stadium, Estadio Municipal de Chapín, was inaugurated on 10 July 1988, replacing the old Estadio Domecq – the first match there was a friendly against Real Madrid. After decades in that category and also in the third, it had a 2001–02 second level campaign which almost resulted in an historic La Liga promotion, only one year after doing the same thing; the club seemed certain to gain promotion all season, but ultimately failed after a dramatic loss of form towards its closure, only gaining four points in the last eight matches.
Since then, Xerez finished in the top 10 in division two each campaign, except in the 2007–08 season when a weak start led to a 15th-place finish. The following campaign proved excellent, as the club was always in the top positions: on 13 June 2009, after beating SD Huesca 2–1 at home, it achieved promotion to the top division for the first time in its history. In the final day of the competition, a draw at Celta de Vigo proved enough for the title, as CD Tenerife lost 1–2 at home to CD Castellón in the final minute.
The first season of Xerez in the top flight would be short-lived, as it ended in relegation. After only collecting seven points from the first 19 games – which led to the sacking of coach José Ángel Ziganda – the club amassed 27 in the remaining 19 with Néstor Gorosito as boss, not good enough however to prevent the drop as last (the club, however, had chances to stay up until the final round, a 1–1 draw at CA Osasuna).
Xerez ranked eighth and 14th in the two following second level seasons, respectively. The 2012–13 campaign, however, was disastrous on all levels, as the team finished in 22nd and last position as a direct consequence of enduring serious financial difficulties for several years, and the situation culminated with the club being relegated to the fourth division on 1 August.
After Xerez's relegation, a group of supporters founded a new club in the lower leagues, named Xerez Deportivo FC due to the club's institutional problems. While the latter was promoted to Primera Provincial, the former was again relegated, this time to Primera Andaluza.
Foundation of Xerez DFC
In June 2013, Joaquín Morales, chairman of Xerez CD, announced he was going to liquidate the club for economic reasons (the club had been in debt for years). A group of fans met and decided to form a new club to replace the old one, and on 28 June the new club, Xerez Deportivo FC, was inaugurated. Morales consequently decided to sell Xerez CD to Ricardo García, a businessman who had considered liquidating another city club, Jerez Industrial CF.
On 17 July 2013, the Salvemos al Xerez (Save Xerez) group held a special session, the Asamblea Xerecista (Assembly of Xerecistas), with club supporters voting to decide the question: "Está usted de acuerdo en que el Xerez Deportivo FC comience a competir en la temporada 2013/14?" (Do you agree that Xerez Deportivo FC should play in the 2013–14 season?) The vote resulted in a 75.79% majority voting 'yes' (for: 689; against: 201; abstentions: 10), and the new club started to play in the eighth national league.
With Sixto de la Calle as provisional president in its first season, the club obtained 5,865 subscribers, a record for a non-professional club. On 30 December 2013, José Ravelo was elected its new president. On 6 April 2014, Deportivo FC was promoted to the seventh national league and won 3–1 against CD Guadiaro.
In the summer of 2014, the assembly voted to create a futsal and a track team, and the club came to terms with the SD Jerez 93 futsal team and the Club Atletismo Chapín track team to include both as part of Xerez Deportivo FC.
The following season, the club acquired 4,102 subscribers and was able to attract players from higher categories. In early 2015, the board of directors decided to democratize the club and allow all members to attend assemblies and elect the president. On 22 February 2015, Xerez Deportivo FC was promoted to the sixth national league and won 6–0 against Espera CF. On 25 May 2015, Carlos Orúe resigned as coach due to disagreements with Pedro Ruiz (responsible for sports affairs) and some of the players. He was replaced by Daniel Pendín.
On 7 July 2015, it was disclosed that Xerez CD and Xerez Deportivo FC were negotiating to combine both clubs into one single club. The board of directors decided to convene an assembly on 23 July to make a decision. On 23 July, the Assembly met in Alcazar of Jerez de la Frontera, where over 350 partners of Xerez Deportivo FC decided for the "Unification of xerecismo" (for: 317; against: 39; abstentions: 7). But finally the "Unification of xerecismo" was not carried out, because Xerez CD fans voted "no" (for: no data; against: 56; abstentions: 11).
On 17 August, the assembly decided to create a rugby team. Xerez Deportivo FC and Club Rugby Xerez, a rugby team founded in 1992, came to an collaboration agreement, so Club Rugby Xerez became a sports club. Early in September, most of Xerez DFC fans showed their discomfort with their board of directors and the Ayuntamiento de Jerez due to use of the Estadio Municipal de Chapín.
At the start of the new season, the club continued getting good results. In 2016 on Easter Sunday, Xerez Deportivo FC was promoted to the fifth national league and won 2–0 against Puerto Real CF. On 25 May, the Asamblea de Socios approved reaching an agreement with Estella CD to be the reserve team of Xerez DFC. In summer 2016, the club ended the affiliation contract with the "Atletismo Chapin" and "CRUXE" Rugby teams.
The following season, the club acquired 3,300 subscribers. In the beginning, the team didn't get good results and the coach, Dani Pendín, was relegated and replaced by Antonio Sanchez Franzon, who turned the results around. Pedro Ruiz, responsible for sports affairs, continued in the club despite complaints from the club's partners. Juan Carlos Ramírez was appointed Sports Director.
Estadio Municipal de Chapín is a multi-purpose stadium in Jerez, Spain, currently used mostly for football matches. It is the home ground of Xerez Deportivo FC. Built in 1988, the stadium holds 20,523 spectators.
In 2002 the stadium was remodeled to accommodate the 2002 FEI World Equestrian Games, the entire grandstand being covered with a roof; a hotel, spa, and gym were added to the complex as well.
Since its foundation in 1988 until 2015, it was the home ground of Xerez CD and since 2013, it's the home ground of Xerez Deportivo FC.
The first official shield ass exactly the same as the old coat of arms of the city of Jerez de la Frontera. It is surrounded by a circle with the name Xerez Deportivo FC and there is a ball in the middle.
In the first year, the club members voted for the shield representing the club. The result was a very similar shield to the shield of Xerez CD, and the club had to change its shield to the coat of arms of the city of Jerez. Currently, the club is waiting for the liquidation of Xerez CD to get its old shield back. But in 2018 they changed their mind and chose a new one
- Mi Xerez:
Desde niño se pone la camiseta,
Orgulloso de sentirse xerecista,
¡Mi Xerez, ole con ole y olé,
La ciudad y la afición está orgullosa,
Xerecista hasta el día en que me muera,
¡Mi Xerez, ole con ole y olé,
"¡Oh Xerez! Allá donde tú vayas te seguiré. ¡Oh Xerez! Aunque muera en el cielo te alentaré. Y dale dale dale alegría a mi corazón, lo único que te pido es salir campeón. Vamos vamos Xerecistas, vamos Xerecistas vamos a ganar; somos la hinchada más loca que siempre alienta hasta el final. Xerez te llevo en el alma y cada día te quiero más."
"Te pido que alentemos un poquito más y la vuelta vamos a dar. Vamos Xerez con más huevos, este año vamos a salir primeros. Dale campeón dale campeón, dale Xerez dale Xerez."
"¡Ay ay ay! Yo soy del Kolectivo y al Xerez yo lo animo. Los domingos tras desayunar nos vamos todos para la cancha, Municipal de Chapin y nos matamos en la avalancha. Cuando te veo aparecer toda la hinchada se vuelve loca y vamos a gritar y vamos a botar y vamos a ganar la copa. Cuando salgas al campo Xerez y mires a la grada, verás al Kolectivo animándote para que así podamos ascender."
"Vamos Xerez hoy te venimos a ver, con más huevos hoy no puedes perder. Te llevamos dentro del corazón, este año vamos a salir campeón. Este Kolectivo es el que siempre anima y el que nunca te va a abandonar, aunque vayamos ganando o perdiendo siempre fuerte cantará: Forza Xerez OEOEOÉ OEOEOÉ."
"El día que me muera yo quiero mi cajón pintao de azul y blanco como mi corazón. Vamos dale Xerez te sigo a todas partes yo te quiero, vamos a dar la vuelta todos juntos hay que ponerle un poco más de huevos. Y eso que dice la gente que si somos borrachos/vagos/delincuentes, yo no les hago caso no hago caso, te seguiré animando hasta la muerte. Voy a animarte hasta reventar no me importa tener que viajar, el blanquiazul es locura y pasión te llevo dentro del corazón."
"Vamos Xerez echa más huevos, echa más huevos echa más huevos. Todos los días bebiendo en esa esquina, tomando porquerías para sentirte bien. Las alegrías que alguna vez me diste, se fueron olvidando ya nadie se acordó. Con esta hinchada, esta colgada hinchada, nos vamos a Primera, Primera División. Por eso yo te quiero dar Xerez mi corazón, para que juntos subamos hasta Primera División. Yo te quiero dar Xerez mi corazón, sentimiento azul y blanco vamos dale campeón. To los domingos cuando voy a la cancha, todo descontrolado a ver a mi Xerez. Y no me importa que ganes o que pierdas, no me importa una mierda yo siempre estoy con vos. Pasan los años pasan los jugadores, pero lo que no pasa Xerez es mi pasión."
"Vamos dale Xerez vamos dale, vamos dale Xerez. Te quiero soy del Xerez hasta los huevos y en el alma te llevo, te quiero y te sigo a donde vayas me da igual donde vayas. Primero yo te quiero Xerez."
"Vayas donde vayas yo te sigo y siempre a tu lado estaré, Xerez Deportivo animándote. Cuando juegues todos los domingos allí me encontrarás, Xerez Deportivo a ti te voy a animar. Los caballos de nuestra ciudad verán sólo a un equipo ganar, al equipo que más huevos tiene al equipo que animamos sin parar."
"Cuando saltes a la cancha yo te alentaré allá donde tú vayas contigo estaré, soy del Xerez desde que nací Xerecista me voy a morir. Y vamos vamos Xerez hoy vamos a ganar porque tenemos aguante y huevos de verdad. Xerez mi buen amigo esta campaña volveremos a estar contigo, te alentaremos de corazón esta es la hinchada que te quiere ver campeón. No me importa lo que digan los demás, yo te sigo a todas partes cada día te quiero más."
Detailed list of seasons