Real Madrid C

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol C, commonly known as Real Madrid C, was a Spanish association football team that played in the Tercera División – Group 7. It was Real Madrid's second reserve team. They played their home games at La Ciudad del Real Madrid in Valdebebas outside the city of Madrid. At the end of the 2014–15 Tercera Division, Real Madrid C was disbanded.

Real Madrid C
Full nameReal Madrid Club de Fútbol C
Founded1952 (As Real Madrid C.F. Aficionados)
GroundCiudad Real Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
PresidentFlorentino Pérez
Head coachJosé Aurelio Gay
LeagueTercera División – Group 7
Current season


Real Madrid AficionadosEdit

Real Madrid Aficionados was the amateur team for Real Madrid. In the 1960s, the team won six straight Campeonato de España de Aficionados and winning eight championships in an 11-year period. They last of their amateur championships, qualified the team for the 1970–71 Copa del Generalísimo which was the Spanish Cup competition. The team lost in the second round which was further than their big brothers at Plus Ultra achieved; losing in the first round. The last Spanish Cup appearance was in the 1986-87 edition of the Copa del Rey. While Castilla lost in the first round, the amateur lasted until the fifth round.

In league play, the Aficionados won promotion from the Preferente Castellana to the Tercera División in 1981. Their best year was the 1984–85 season, winning their Tercera group but renouncing their play-off spot in the Promoción de Ascenso.

Real Madrid CEdit

After RFEF rulings about the status of reserve teams, the amateur team was renamed Real Madrid C in 1990. In 1990–91, the team again won their group, but was runner-up in the Liguilla de Ascenso (promotion mini-league). Two years later, the team won promotion to the Segunda División B. In 1997, the team was relegated back to the Tercera when Real Madrid B were demoted from the Segunda División to the Segunda División B. In 2005–06, the team missed promotion to the Segunda B by a single goal; Guijuelo won their home leg 1–0 and lost away 2–1 for 2–2 on aggregate, and the tie was broken by the away goals rule.

Real Madrid C gained promotion in 2012, and maintained a mid-table position in the third tier for two years before being forcibly demoted in 2014 when Castilla were relegated to the third level. After the 2014–15 Tercera Division season, the C-team was disbanded.[1][2]


Winners (5): 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2005–06
Winners (1): 1982–83 (Copa de la Liga de Tercera División)
  • Campeonato de España de Aficionados
Winners (8): 1959–60, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1969–70
  • Copa de Comunidad
Winners (2): 2002–03 (Qualified for the Copa Federación but was eliminated by Real Ávila in the preliminary round 0-2; 2-3), 2007–08 (Qualified for the Copa Federación. Eliminated by SS Reyes in the second round 1-0;0-2)

Season to seasonEdit

Real Madrid AficionadosEdit

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1973–74 1º Preferente 6th
1974–75 1º Preferente 8th
1975–76 1º Preferente 13th
1976–77 1º Preferente 9th
1977–78 Preferente 3rd
1978–79 Preferente 4th
1979–80 Preferente 8th
1980–81 Preferente 2nd
1981–82 7th DNQ
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1982–83 7th DNQ
1983–84 2nd 1st Round
1984–85 1st 1st Round
1985–86 4th 1st Round
1986–87 8th 5th Round
1987–88 10th DNQ
1988–89 4th DNQ
1989–90 5th

Real Madrid CEdit

Season Division Place
1990–91 1st
1991–92 1st
1992–93 2nd
1993–94 2ªB 7th
1994–95 2ªB 13th
1995–96 2ªB 9th
1996–97 2ªB 13th
1997–98 3rd
1998–99 1st
1999–00 2nd
2000–01 4th
2001–02 11th
2002–03 6th
Season Division Place
2003–04 14th
2004–05 11th
2005–06 1st
2006–07 6th
2007–08 9th
2008–09 8th
2009–10 6th
2010–11 5th
2011–12 2nd
2012–13 2ªB 5th
2013–14 2ªB 9th
2014–15 9th

Last squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ESP Ander Cantero
GK   BEL Álex Craninx
GK   ESP Sergio Rodríguez
DF   ESP Mario Hermoso
DF   ESP José León
DF   ESP Rubén Molero
DF   ESP Iván Sáez
DF   AUT Philipp Lienhart
DF   ESP Héctor Martínez
DF   ESP Óscar Arroyo
DF   ESP Rubén Darío
MF   ESP Rai Marchán
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ESP Miki Muñoz
MF   CIV Djakaridja Traoré
MF   FRA Enzo Fernández
MF   COL Juanjo Narváez
MF   ESP Aleix Febas
MF   ESP Alberto Lozano
MF   ESP Agoney González
FW   ESP Cristian Cedrés
FW   ESP Ismael Cerro
FW   ESP Marcos Legaz
FW   ESP Sergio Sánchez

Notable playersEdit

  • N.B. Players in BOLD played for senior team; Players in ITALICS haven't played in the Primera División.

Notable coachesEdit


  1. ^ "Real Madrid disbanding C team will have repercussions for development". ESPN. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "So long, Real Madrid C". Marca. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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