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Alternative Football Universe: Iberaliga (2/20: Breogán FC)

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Real Club Recreativo de Alicante

 

The Real Club Recreativo de Alicante was officially born in June 1921 from the will of Carlos Pastor McArthur, nicknamed "El Ingles". McArthur was a young entrepreneur of English descent and wanted to create his personal team in the wake of all the clubs that were born in the Iberian Peninsula. The name chosen was Club Recreativo and blue and white were chosen as colors, which are the same of the city of Alicante. Recreativo is one of several Spanish football clubs granted patronage by the Spanish Crown and thus entitled to use Real in their names and the royal crown on their badge. This right was granted to Recreativo in 1925 by Alfonso XIII and the club subsequently became known as the Real Club Recreativo.

In the course of its history the club has not had many successes and has spent much of its history in the lower leagues. The change came at the end of the 60s, when the club achieved notoriety, first returning to the top division after an absence of 30 years and then with the conquest of the national cup in 1969. The following years have been a continuous ups and downs between first and second division. In 2000 the club, due to a financial crisis, collapsed into the fourth division. Thanks to the contribution of local investors the club was brilliantly put back on its feet and the project ended with the achievement of Iberaliga in 2014. Since then the club has managed to maintain its place in the league.

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The Recreativo logo is shaped by a triangle inside which there is the city symbol of the castle on the rock beaten by the sea. Everything is surrounded by a red band with the full name of the club inside. The royal crown hangs over the entire logo.The emblem of the Recreativo de Alicante has not undergone many changes in the course of its history, other than modernizations that have not changed the base of the emblem born in 1922. It was designed by McArthur himself. The most significant change was the addition of the royal crown in 1925.

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Since its inception, the Recreativo has worn blue and white. The first uniform was striped and the pants and socks were black. The choice of a single white vertical stripe was definitively introduced in 1934, and with it the shorts of the same blue were introduced. The socks, on the other hand, have changed color over the years, passing from white to blue and vice versa. Since 2016 the technical sponsor has been Joma, while the shipping company Balearia has been present on the Los Blanquiazules shirts since 2014.

 

 

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I think one of the things we all like most about your work is how perfectly you understand the different national aesthetic styles. If this team got promoted into the real La Liga next season I wouldn't even bat an eye. The pattern on the third kit is really really cool, too. Great job as always!!

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On 2/20/2021 at 10:58 PM, alexandre said:

I think one of the things we all like most about your work is how perfectly you understand the different national aesthetic styles. If this team got promoted into the real La Liga next season I wouldn't even bat an eye. The pattern on the third kit is really really cool, too. Great job as always!!

First of all thank you very much. I am very happy that you follow me and appreciate my work!!!😊😊
We are fortunate to have a great variety of logos and styles and it is right to best represent each of them.Each continent, every nation has its own specific style. I have been following football for my entire life, and I think I have a vast knowledge about it and when I don't know something I get informed, I read as much as possible, I look for historical material, all this in order to better express what I have in my head.

 

What do you think of this new presentation? Kits? Let me know!

 

I really hope that you continue to follow me. Thank you again!

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Off to a great start, the crest is great, and that home kit has a classic look that feels like it could belong to a real team

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Very nice and has that classic Spanish feel. Is it possible that you could remove the bar on the home kit and then change the sponsor colour to red or gold?

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On 2/23/2021 at 3:38 AM, Section30 said:

Off to a great start, the crest is great, and that home kit has a classic look that feels like it could belong to a real team

Thanks!! I appreciate a lot that you like my work!

2 hours ago, AkramMCFC said:

Very nice and has that classic Spanish feel. Is it possible that you could remove the bar on the home kit and then change the sponsor colour to red or gold?

Thanks!! I try different color scheme for the sponsor, but in my opinion the best solution is this one.

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Breogán Football Club

 

In 1901 Fran Josè Amaro, a student who returned home after a study stay in England, introduced football to the city of A Coruña. The game quickly gained popularity and various amateur teams were formed. Among these, the Breogán Football Club was founded by Amaro himself. The chosen name derives from Breogán who was a mythical Celtic ruler from Galicia, of which he would have been the founder. According to the Lebor Gabála Érenn, he founded the city of Brigantium (A Coruña), which, according to a para-etymology, was named after him, and built a gigantic tower there, identified with the Torre de Hércules. This name was chosen to pay homage to the Celtic origin of the Galician people. Breogán FC are certainly one of the most famous teams in Spain, but despite this they do not have a winning history. Has managed to win the national cup on several occasion but it has never managed to win the national title, finishing in second position on several occasions. While in Europe it is one of the few European teams to have won an official continental competition without ever having won the national title. He spent most of his history in Iberaliga, knowing the shame of relegation only in a few occasions between the 70s and 80s. The club can be considered an "almost" great in Spanish football where many great players have played but have never managed to impose itself on the other teams. Today the club is constantly fighting for a place in Europe but has not yet reached a level to compete for the championship win.

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The Breogán FC crest has kept its style intact over the years, since its creation in 1905. The current one was redesigned in 2008, when the lines and elements that compose it were lightened and simplified. The crest features the blue transverse band inside, symbol of Galicia and of the club itself. In the center stands the Torre de Hércules, the undisputed symbol of the city of A Coruña. In the lower part the skull and bones and the shell, la Concha, present in the coat of arms of the city. The historic BFC monogram completes the whole logo.

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The Breogán shirt are well known internationally in the football scene. The blue band that crosses the chest has been present on the Galician club's shirts since its inception. It derives from the flag of Galicia and was chosen as a distinctive sign of pride. The shirt for Breogan fans, more than any other club on the planet, is sacred. It remained immaculate for over a century, until in the early 2000s the lack of liners led the club to choose to "dirty" the jersey with sponsor. New Balance has been the club's technical sponsor since 2014, while the Abanca bank has appeared on the shirts since 2016.

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The Iberaliga looks great so far, even starting with the league logo. I look forward to seeing how you take on the unique Spanish style, and the Alicante crest is fantastic! For Breogan, I particularly like the pirate theme you got going here, and how you've "torn-up" the sash on the black kit.

 

I look forward to seeing the rest! :)

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I have to admit that I at first thought Breogán was kind of a far-fetched name, but then I read up on it and apparently there is a basketball team of the same name. I think that's one of the things I like most about this project, the amount of research you put in. I've certainly learnt a few things about our continent following this.

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