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

Espanyol B
Rcd espanyol logo.svg
Full nameReial Club Deportiu Espanyol
de Barcelona S.A.D. "B"
Nickname(s)Los Periquitos (The Parakeets)
GroundCiutat Esportiva Dani Jarque, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
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, also no longer being able to compete in the Copa del Rey.



In 1981, 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. Meanwhile, it had also become a feeder club for RCD Español.

In 1991 the team changed its denomination to Cristinenc-Espanyol, being renamed 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; in its three visits to the playoffs, the Catalan outfit subsequently failed to promote.

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


Current squadEdit

As of 3 September 2018

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

No. Position Player
  GK Adrián López
  GK Yaroslav Meykher
  GK Edu Frias
  DF Álex Salto
  DF Carles Soria
  DF Erik Sarmiento
  DF Iago Indias
  DF Lluís López
  DF Nacho González
  DF Adrià Pedrosa
  DF Víctor Gómez
  DF Manel Royo
No. Position Player
  MF Ángel Sánchez
  MF Dami
  MF Marc Manchón
  MF Martí Soler
  MF Pol Lozano
  FW Alberto Fernández
  FW Álex Bermejo
  FW Ferran Brugué
  FW Víctor Campuzano
  FW Carlos Doncel
  FW Max Marcet
  FW Pau Salvans


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