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Castelló de la Plana/Castellón de la Plana (Municipality, Valencian Community, Spain)

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Flag of Castelló de la Plana/Castellón de la Plana - Image by Nelson Román, 20 December 2002

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Flag of Castelló de la Plana/Castellón de la Plana

The flag of Castelló de la Plana/Castellón de la Plana is horizontally divided into nine yellow and red stripes (the Aragonese-Catalan flag), with a green vertical stripe placed along the hoist, charged on top with the municipal coat of arms.

Santiago Dotor, 20 December 2002

Club Deportivo Castelló

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Flags of C.D. Castelló - Images by Ivan Sache, 3 May 2021

Club Deportivo Castelló (website) was established in 1922, succeeding on 20 July 1922 Sociedad Deportiva Cervantes Fútbol Club, a club established for young workers with the support of the Republican Center. The club's new name, Castelló Club de Fútbol, was quickly changed to Club Deportivo Castelló.
C.D. Castelló played in the top league from 1942 to 1947, ranking 4th in 1943; since then, the club made only short appearances in the top league (1972-1974, 1981-1982, and 1989-1991).
In 2010, the club was relegated from the second to the third league, and, the next year, to the fourth league. It eventually joined back the third league in 2018 and the second league in 2020.

The club's original flag was lost during the Civil War. In 2013, Asociación Cultural Centenari Albinegre, the association established in 2012 to prepare the celebration of the club's 90th anniversary, offered a white flag with the club's logo in the center and three black ascending diagonal stripes in canton (photo, photo).
[El Periòdic, 30 March 2013]

This seems to be the official flag (or the "most official" flag) since it is hoisted in the Castalia stadium, together with the flags of Spain and the Valencian Community (photo).
Another flag is hoisted in the stadium, but at some distance from the three official flags and on a shorter pole. The flag (photo, photo, photo, photo), horizontally divided in seven stripes, in turn black and white, charged in the center with the club's emblem, is also used by the club's supporters.
Yet another flag, seemingly also used in official context (photo), is vertically divided in 13 vertical stripes, in turn black and white, charged in the center with the club's emblem.

The flags are based on the club's jersey, vertically striped white and black (Spanish, albinegra).
The jersey adopted in 1922 had horizontal, green (for the fields), orange (for oranges), and blue (for the sea); since there was no available fabric of these colors, the jersey was left plain white. On 11 October 1925, the white and black colors were adopted for the sake of differentiation from Valencia C.F.; the club also wanted to forget the shameful behavior of its first president, Tadeo Mallech, who sold a match to Valencia C.F. in 1924.
[La historia castellonense]

Ivan Sache, 3 May 2021