R.C. Recreativo de Huelva
|Full name||Real Club Recreativo de Huelva, S.A.D.|
|Ground||Estadio Nuevo Colombino,|
Huelva, Andalucia, Spain
|Chairman||Francisco Mendoza Taboada|
|Manager||Francisco Javier López Castro|
|2008/09||La Liga, 20th|
Real Club Recreativo de Huelva is a Spanish football team formed on December 23 1889. This makes it the oldest football team in Spain, formed by Dr McKay and overseas British workers at the Rio Tinto mines. Originally named Huelva Recreation Club. Due to its long-standing existence (it is the oldest surviving team of Spanish professional soccer), the team is often referred to as El Decano ("the dean") of the Spanish football fraternity.
After three seasons in Segunda División (Spanish second division), Recre achieved promotion to top flight after beating Numancia Soria on June 4, 2006, mathematically securing promotion with two matches left to be played. El Decano is again among the elite of Spanish football for the 2006/07 season.
- 1889-? Huelva Recreation Club
- ?-present R.C. Recreativo de Huelva
Only three non-EU nationals can be on the pitch at anytime. Those with European ancestry can claim a passport from the nation their ancestors came from. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim a Spanish passport by playing in Spain for 3 years.