Please note: the history of the club from 2002-2015 can be found here
For updates on this page, read downwards from the top
ON PAPER at least, CD Torrevieja’s new signings bode for an exciting season ahead for 2015/16. On Monday evening, July 13th, the club’s first training night takes place, along with an open trial for visiting hopefuls from the UK and around Spain. The session kicks off at 7.30 in the Nelson Mandela Stadium and everyone is invited to watch the session for free.
With transfer window open until the end of August, although money does not change hands between teams at this level of play, as player’s contracts are usually just for one season, a number of new additions have been added to the team. The first addition is the quick footed lefty Luis Carlos Martin Asensio “Luis Carlos”, a Torrevieja lad who played for Torrevieja during 2012-2013. He returns ‘home’ from Novelda CF, where he helped them gain promotion to 2nd Division 2B.
One very welcome defensive addition is with central defender David Rives Gambín “David Rives”, who has missed much of the last two seasons due to his studies and family business. His main characteristics are in his clever passing game, good positional sense and his dominance in the air, being a tad shy of 6’6” at 1.89 tall. David Rives has played for a number of 2B teams. The player left the Vega Baja as a cadet of 15 to join Espanyol, where he played until the first youth year when he joined Atletico Madrid youth, where he spent two seasons until he went to Atletico Madrid “B”, playing for their second team. He then joined Burgos at the age of twenty-two before moving in 2007-08 up north to the Galician side of Ourense; playing twenty matches. In 2008-09 he went to Marbella for two years before joining his last team, Cacereno, and now CD Torrevieja.
Another left sided player joining the club is Eduardo Bernabeu Mesas “Edu Mesas” from CF El Castillo. Last season he was one of their best players and helped them to promotion in 2B in Murcia. The latest addition is the exciting youngster Lewis Joseph Hallen “Lewis” from the UD Horadada. This promising young British player is an exciting goal scorer and maker, who has spent the last two seasons with Santa Pola and Horadada, clubs where he played on loan while under contract to Elche CF.
Meanwhile of possible interest to all local businesses, the “200 Club” is now in full swing. Club PR guru Chris Darwin said; “For just 200€ you have a chance of being a prominent sponsor on the home and away shirts for next season. But, so you don’t go away empty handed, we will give you two general season tickets as well, and they cost 200€ to buy. Our “Bring-a-Brush Painting Party” is 100% confirmed for 10.00am, Saturday 18th July. Quesada Colors have kindly donated over 500€ of paint to get us started and we have some willing volunteers, but still not enough. So, we have enough paint but we now need some more help – please contact me and let me know if you would like to support us on the day. Refreshments will be provided, you just bring a brush or tray and roller and a determined attitude.” That evening, Saturday 18th July, CD Torrevieja play Córdoba
With the big pre-season game happening on Friday 24th July, when Steve Bruce and Hull City visit the City of Salt.