Inspired by football legends

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Cuando se unieron un globo y un bar

When a balloon and a bar came together

Throughout history we have collided with teams that hide stories worth telling. Some start on the pitch itself and others, as in the most special clubs, take place in the most remote places. In the case of Club Esportiu Júpiter, it all started in a bar. More than a bar it was a brewery. The Cebrián Brewery, which slipped through the streets of Barcelona along a street where an horchatería shines today. Space and time have changed, but not the legend. CE Jupiter was born on the Rambla de Poblenou under the command of two Scottish workers who met in that emblematic brewery. What they should never have imagined was that this club would become a social, fighting and union movement in an entire neighborhood. The fighting spirit of that Jupiter has served as an inspiration to a generation that over the years remember with nostalgia.

The origin of the club's name, Jupiter, is inspired by the winner of the hot air balloon contest that took place on the Mar Bella beach. With a special name and origin, it would be strange not to think that the club's philosophy would also be unique. Its shield lights up with the colors of the Catalan flag and the blue star, something that in 1936 brought him more problems than joy. However, the working-class and fighting spirit of the club fought against the political adversities that tried to get in the way of Jupiter. Curiously, his best years in sports coincided in times of repression. The club changed the shield on several occasions, from its foundation in 1909 to the present, it did so on 6 occasions until today it remains with the classic circular shield, accompanied by the five-pointed star, the Catalan flag and the initials CEJ. (In its beginnings CDJ). However, the image changes in its symbol did not alter the social order that was so closely linked to the club. At that time, the team had 2,000 members, something striking considering the time in which we found ourselves. 


In that environment of repression, Jupiter was a team involved in the fight. Its fans used the balls to carry pistols under the argument of the club's trips, since at that time the balls were not sealed as they are now. Taking advantage of the ball laces was essential to place the disassembled weapons and thus be able to accommodate transport. The image of Jupiter on the part of power was that of enmity. In addition, that unsympathetic vision from the military towards Jupiter was coupled with the achievement of the title of champion of Spain in group B by those from Poblenou. That fact would end with a sour taste for Jupiter, who decided to celebrate the title with FC Barcelona because they were forged as champions of Spain on the same day. The ceremony would take place in the Campo de les Corts and when the anthem of the Royal March sounded in the stadium, the whistle stopped the whole beat of what was then the anthem of Spain. The highest authorities closed the field. However, even if the ball did not roll, Jupiter still had something even more important than its football: its principles.

Jupiter continued to fight from the shadows and with its revolutionary character. It is even said that the Jupiter field became a center of resistance against the 1936 coup d'état. Without knowing the story with the accuracy it deserves, what everyone commented is that vehicles came out from that field ready to fight against fascism. insurgent. 

Jupiter was always a symbol of struggle. In addition to having a loyal group of fans in its ranks, it always had principles in line with its philosophy. Something that, seeing the current football panorama, is difficult to relate. Because stories like those of Jupiter remind us that football has always been something more. It has been and is a fight. It has been and always will be, the soul of a people.

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