Real Club Recreativo de Huelva
is a Spanish football team, founded on December 23, 1889. This makes it the oldest football team in Spain; but unlike most other "firsts" in their respective countries who preferred to stay in the amateur ranks, Recreativo is competing in the Spian's Primera Division.
It all began courtesy of Dr.Alexander Mackay
and overseas British workers at the Rio Tinto
mines, and it was originally named Huelva Recreation Club
. Due to its long-standing existence (it is the oldest surviving team of Spanish professional football), the team is often referred to as El Decano
("The Dean," i.e. the oldest one) of the Spanish football fraternity.
Commonly known as Recre
, they play in white with blue vertical stripes and white shorts. Their home ground is the Nuevo Colombino stadium
that seats 19,860. They have hosted the Trofeo Colombino
there, since 1965.
After three seasons in Segunda División
achieved promotion to the top flight after beating CD Numancia
on June 4, 2006, mathematically securing promotion with two matches left to be played.
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