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2009 La Liga Season Review: Recre

Team Overview: Recreativo de Huelva, founded in 1889, is considered Spain’s oldest football team.  The club has played in La Liga’s First Division five times with this season marking their third in a row.  Their best finish was two years ago when the club came in eighth place.  This year the club was the league’s worst and will be relegated back to the Second Division next season.   


Best Performers:

F  Javier Camunas    10 Goals, 6 Assists
F  Adrian Colunga    9 Goals, 3 Assists
G  Asier Riesgo     1.50 Goals/Game 

Highest High: December/January was right when Recre’s season picked up.  The club won five out of seven matches while tying one of the other two.  The club put up sixteen points over the two month period and was considered the third strongest team in the month of January.  It would be considered a brief hot streak though.  The club only won two more matches over the course of the entire year.  

Lowest Low: Recre was the league’s worst team in total wins.  The club only won eight matches all year with four at home and four on the road.  The club started off the year on a good note winning their first match, but then the club hit a terrible winless streak that lasted twelve straight matches.  The club went three-and-a-half months without a victory.  Over the timeframe the club lost eight matches as well. 

Future: Recre is obviously disappointed with their poor result this year.  They came in last place and were not too close to the bubble teams that nearly avoided relegation.  Recre has been a pretty successful Segunda Division club the last ten years with several promotions to La Liga’s top tier.  The club should regain some goal-scoring confidence next season against much less threatening second-rank defenses.