Club news


30 May 2012
Deportivo has celebrated within the last two days the promotion to Primera División; the acts started after the final whistle at the Riazor and ended on Monday’s night after the first team visited the city hall of A Coruña.

These are happy days in La Coruña as Deportivo is celebrating the promotion to Primera División. The party was unleashed after the final whistled in the 2-1 victory over SD Huesca. The players were able to celebrate the success over the pitch as the crowd at the stadium respected them without a pitch invasion.

After the celebration at the Riazor the players took the convertible bus prepared for the occasion and travelled across the city ending at the Cuatro Caminos fountain, place where Depor’s fans always celebrates the triumphs of the Blanquiazul team. There was a special event as the Riazor Blues paid tribute to the team with an impressive lane of flares across the road taking to the Torre de Hércules.

The first team at Cuatro Caminos

The Riazor Blues at Torre de Hércules

Later, the players of the first team had a dinner at the Playa Club (the restaurant of Deportivo) and the party continued there until the dawn. The players were accompanied by their families and were joined by the club’s officials.

The dinner at the Playa Club

The celebrations continued on Monday; the players took again the convertible bus and visited Polígono de A Grela, which is the headquarters of Estrella Galicia, the sponsor of Deportivo. They stayed there for twenty minutes. The president of the company, Ignacio Rivera, congratulated Depor and Lendoiro offered a little speech. The players tasted some of the products of the company and then they took the bus again.

The first team visiting the headquarters of Estrella Galicia

The next parade was Dominicos church, this in order to play tribute to Our Lady of the Rosary, patron saint of the city of La Coruña. Lendoiro read an open letter dedicated to the Virgin, and later he, Oltra and Manuel Pablo placed a bouquet of flowers as a sign of gratitude to the entity.

The first team paying tribute to Virgen del Rosario

The last parade of the celebrations was Maria Pita square, headquarter of the local government. It was the pinnacle of the celebration as around 20,000 persons were waiting for the players. The group entered into the city hall and was welcomed by the major of the city, Carlos Negreira, thirty minutes later they went out to the balcony. Lendoiro, Oltra and several of the players addressed the crowd and thanked the public for their support throughout the season.

The celebration at Plaza Maria Pita

Among the chants of the public where the popular ones of Valerón, Valerón! or the Colotto quedate! (Colotto please stay!). After the speeches, jokes and the celebration, which lasted for an hour, the players took the bus for the last time and when to the Playa club. The players rested on Tuesday and return to work on Wednesday as the team has to play one more game before ending the season.



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