Valladolid – Anexo el José Zorrilla

by Chris Clements | Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
At least Real Valladolid had something to cheer about after a 2013-14 season to forget. Following the relegation of the first team from La Primera, their reserve side, er… Real Valladolid B, won promotion to Segunda B. Formed in 1942 following the union of Club Deportivo Delicias and Recreativo Europa, the newly monikered Recreativo Europa Delicias remained an affiliated club until 1973, when it became Real Valladolid’s official reserve side and was renamed Real Valladolid Promesas. There current home is the Anexo el José Zorrilla, but important matches, such as play-offs, are switched a few yards eastwards to the club’s main stadium.
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Tagged on to the back of the Nuevo José Zorrilla

Real Valladollid B have graced Segunda B before, most notably in the 1990’s when they clocked up 9 successive seasons in Spain’s third tier. They almost returned by default in 2012 after CD Guijuelo announced that they would be unable to meet the leagues financial requirements leading up to the start of the 2012-13 season, Rumours suggested that the RFEF had turned to Real Valladolid, a club who at least had some pedigree at this level. However, the RFEF are not known for their speed of thought & action, so with a day to go to the start of the 2012-13 season, nobody knew if Guijuelo’s place was up for grabs or whether reports of their demise had been greatly exaggerated. In the end, the RFEF cut CD Guijuelo some slack. They eventually scraped together enough money to start the 2012-13 season, albeit a week or so late, and haven’t looked back since. Real Valladolid B continued in the Tercera, where they won the title in 2013-14 and then promotion after disposing of Galicians UD Somozas in the play-offs.
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Three pitches & a wedge. That’s the Anexo el José Zorrilla

As the name suggests, the Anexo el José Zorrilla is situated next the the club’s stadium. Here are some more pictures of the Anexo el José Zorilla and its Toblerone-shaped stand. (Advertising opportunity missed there, methinks! )

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