Cerceda – O Roxo

by Chris Clements | Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

Deep in the Galician countryside, 20 miles south of La Coruna, is the village of Cerceda. Around 5,000 people live in this rural idyll where the peace and quiet of this rustic setting is only broken from the noises emanating from Municipal Estadio O Roxo. Oh, yes… that and the huge Sogama power plant, which converts waste to energy, oh, and the local quarry. Yeah, that also creates a bit of noise.


There’s money in muck. O Roxo built on the back of a recycling boom

But hey, let’s not get snooty about this, as there is money in muck and the local economy has benefited massively, with some of the cash being invested in O Roxo, a sports village that would grace a town 10 times the size of Cerceda. Centro Cultural e Deportivo Cerceda is the local team that plays here and having been formed on 12 August 1968, they didn’t do a great deal in its first 25 years of existence. Then, in 1994, they reached the Tercera, and since their arrival, Cerceda has won the league four times and qualified for the play-offs on 12 occasions. Unfortunately, knock-out football doesn’t seem to be their forte, as promotion to Segunda B via the play-offs proved elusive. Thankfully, there is another route. When the RFEF demoted CD Boiro following their failure to pay outstanding wages by the end of season deadline, a vacancy became available in Group I of Segunda B. Up stepped CCD Ceceda, who paid €130,000 to purchase a place in Segunda B for the 2017-18 season.

O Roxo – The envy of many a larger club

O Roxo consists of 3 pitches, two of which are all weather, and an indoor sports hall. The campo de futbol has a capacity of 2850 and features a modest stand of four rows of seats that is 70 meters long. All around is hard standing with plenty of space for development. Tidy, perfectly formed and unlikely to be stretched in its debut season in Segunda B.

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