Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and the rest of Real Madrid’s superstars play Las Palmas today without having lost a match this season. But only one other team in Spain remains unbeaten – Marbella!
Marbella Fútbol Club are the only other team in La Liga, Segunda and 2B to have won all five league matches in the 2016/17 campaign and currently top their 2B group with 15 points. They are the without doubt the revelation in the Spanish game and their feat is remarkable given that the Blanquillos only managed to avoid relegation to 3a in the last match of the 2015/16 season.
The club are coached by former Racing Santander player Mehdi Nafti and the impact of the new coach has been immediate with wins for Marbella over Recreativo (3-1), Linares (1-2), Córdoba B (3-1) Mancha Real (1-2) and Ejido 2012 (1-0).
This result puts Marbella among an unbeaten elite in European football along with luminaries such as Real Madrid, Manchester City and Bayern Munich!
Marbella will try and keep up their unbeaten run when they play La Roda away this Sunday at 5pm.
For more information visit www.marbella-fc.com
There was no fairytale win for Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club’s first ever match in the national league on Sunday, but the team gave a performance to be proud of.
Up against experienced CD Arquitectura club from Madrid, Marbella ran out in front of over 400 spectators at “Fortress Bahia’s Park” in glorious sunshine.
Marbella started as brightly as the weather, running in two tries and taking advantage of a yellow card shown to Arquitectura’s spiky number 15, and the fact that their kicker had obviously left his kicking boots somewhere outside Toledo. Marbella went in 13-10 at half time.
The home team were unable to keep the lead however, and a the combination of a yellow card for Marbella, and Arquitectura’s experience and fitness at this level saw them let in late scores to end the match 19-30.
Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club can take a lot from this first ever match, and they proved that they have the potential to compete at national level. And that they also enjoy some of the loudest supporters in Andalucia!
Policia Nacional are warning people to be cautious after an increase in the number of hoax kidnapping calls made in Marbella recently.
The number of calls to people saying that a loved one has been detained and will be released upon payment of a ransom has risen in Marbella over the past few months.
Police advise that should anyone receive calls of this nature to firstly contact the police on 091, and secondly try to locate the family member.
Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club will make its historic national debut on Sunday when the team plays its first ever match in the Division de Honor B.
The team will face tough opposition in the form of C.D. Arquitectura de Madrid, one of the oldest and most successful clubs in Spanish rugby.
This summer has seen Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club busy preparing for its first campaign in the national league with an updating of facilities for both players and spectators alike. With a new supporters’ campaign also underway, the club aims to turn the Bahia Park ground into a fortress!
Entrance for the match, which kicks off at 1pm on Sunday, is free (other matches this season will be €3), and coach Burger Heldenguys will be looking for a strong performance from the team after encouraging results in the pre-season friendlies.
For more information go to www.marbellarugby.com
DEBUT DIVISION DE HONOR B TROCADERO MARBELLA R.C. vs C.D. ARQUITECTURA (Madrid) Sunday September 18 – K.O.: 12:30 h. Campo de Rugby “Bahía de Marbella”