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Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona "B" is the reserve team of the RCD Espanyol, club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. The team was founded in 1981 and plays in the Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home matches at the 6,000-seat capacity Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque.

Espanyol B
Rcd espanyol logo.svg
Full nameReial Club Deportiu Espanyol
de Barcelona S.A.D. "B"
Nickname(s)Los Periquitos (The Parakeets)
Founded1981
GroundCiutat Esportiva Dani Jarque, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
Capacity6,000
PresidentChen Yasheng
Head coachJosé Aurelio Gay
League2ªB – Group 3
2017–183ª – Group 5, 1st (promoted)

Unlike the English League, reserve teams in Spain play in the same football pyramid as their senior team rather than a separate league. However, reserve teams cannot play in the same division as their senior team and are no longer able to compete in the Copa del Rey.

HistoryEdit

In 1981, the Futbol Club Cristinenc was created in Santa Cristina d'Aro, Province of Girona. The club had a speedy progression through the lower divisions until it reached the fourth division. It had also become a feeder club for the RCD Español.

In 1991 the team changed its denomination to the Cristinenc-Espanyol, being renamed the Real Club Deportivo Espanyol B three years later, while also gaining reserve team status for Español. It fluctuated between the fourth and the third levels in the following decades, the longest spell being five years, with a second position in the 2001–02 season. The Catalan outfit failed to promote during the team's three visits to the playoffs.

In the 2009–10 Espanyol B finished in 16th position, above the relegation zone, and dropped down a division in the relegation playoffs.

Season to seasonEdit

  • As FC Cristinenc
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1981/82 6 1ª Reg. 3rd
1982/83 6 1ª Reg. 1st
1983/84 5 Reg. Pref. 5th
1984/85 5 Reg. Pref. 9th
1985/86 5 Reg. Pref. 4th
1986/87 5 Reg. Pref. 15th
1987/88 6 1ª Reg. 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1988/89 5 Pref. 1st
1989/90 4 11th
1990/91 4 10th
1991/92 4 7th
1992/93 4 6th
1993/94 4 9th
Season Tier Division Place
1994/95 4 1st
1995/96 3 2ªB 11th
1996/97 3 2ªB 8th
1997/98 3 2ªB 4th
1998/99 3 2ªB 17th
1999/00 4 2nd
2000/01 3 2ªB 4th
2001/02 3 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 3 2ªB 10th
2003/04 3 2ªB 11th
2004/05 3 2ªB 18th
2005/06 4 2nd
2006/07 3 2ªB 13th
2007/08 3 2ªB 18th
2008/09 4 1st
2009/10 3 2ªB 16th
2010/11 4 5th
2011/12 4 2nd
2012/13 3 2ªB 8th
2013/14 3 2ªB 8th
Season Tier Division Place
2014/15 3 2ªB 11th
2015/16 3 2ªB 12th
2016/17 3 2ªB 18th
2017/18 4 1st
2018/19 3 2ªB

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 September 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Adrián López
2   DF Carles Soria
3   DF Nil Jiménez
4   DF Iago Indias
5   DF Nacho González
6   MF Marc Manchón (captain)
8   MF Dami
10   FW Víctor Campuzano
11   FW Mohamed Ezzarfani
12   MF Kévin Soni (loan from Girona)
No. Position Player
14   FW Ferran Jutglà
15   MF Josimar Quintero
16   DF Roman Tugarinov
17   FW Pau Martínez
18   MF Iván Gil
19   DF Ricard Pujol
20   FW Max Marcet
22   DF Víctor Gómez
23   MF Nicolás Melamed
25   GK Joan García

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Guillem Corominas (at Horta until 30 June 2020)
  DF Genar Fornés (at L'Hospitalet until 30 June 2020)
  FW Ferran Brugué (at Sant Andreu until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
  FW Óscar Gómez (at Pobla Mafumet until 30 June 2020)
  FW Dani Ribelles (at Horta until 30 June 2020)

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