Sporting de Gijón B

Real Sporting de Gijón B is a Spanish football club based in Gijón, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1960 it is the reserve team of Sporting de Gijón, and currently plays in Tercera División RFEF – Group 2, holding home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo with a 3,000-seat capacity.[1]

Sporting de Gijón B
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Full nameReal Sporting de Gijón B
GroundMareo, Gijón,
Asturias, Spain
PresidentJavier Fernández
Head coachSergio Sánchez
League3ª RFEF – Group 2
2020–212ª B – Group 1 (B), 9th of 10
2ª B – Group 1 (E), 6th of 8

Reserve teams in the Spanish football league system play in the same football pyramid as their senior team rather than a separate league, although reserve teams cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition, only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams.


La CamochaEdit

Sociedad Deportiva La Camocha was founded in 1955, joining the Royal Spanish Football Federation two years later. On 30 July 1966, the team signed an agreement to be affiliated with Real Gijón as their reserve team.

The following year, La Camocha's rights in Tercera División were acquired by Gijón and the team was renamed Club Atlético Gijón, being relegated to Primera Regional after three seasons.[2]

Sporting Gijón BEdit

Sporting de Gijón B was founded as Club Deportivo Gijón in 1960. Because the club started in the lowest level in Asturias, Segunda Regional, Real Gijón used other clubs to promote its youth players such as La Camocha. In 1970, La Camocha was replaced by Deportivo Gijón as sole affiliate after both clubs were to start in Primera Regional.[2] La Camocha eventually became an independent club and was renamed Atlético Camocha Sociedad Deportiva.[3][4] Deportivo Gijón finished as runner-up in 1971–72 and lost the promotion play-off to C.D. Acero 3–8 on aggregate,[5] promoting to the fourth level two years later after winning the regional league.[6]

In the following decades, Sporting B fluctuated between division four and Segunda División B, first reaching the latter in 1979–80, but being immediately relegated. In 1991, it first reached the promotion playoffs in the category, repeating the feat in 1996 and 1997, but consecutively falling short.

In early July 2011, despite finishing 19th in the third division table, with the subsequent relegation, Sporting B was reinstated in the category by buying the vacant place left by the administrative relegation of Universidad de Las Palmas CF.[7]

In 2018, the club qualified for the promotion playoffs to Segunda División, 21 years after their last participation. The club beat Cornellà in the first round but lost the two legs against Elche in the second.

Club backgroundEdit

  • Club Deportivo Gijón (1960–79)[2]
  • Sporting de Gijón Atlético CF (1979–91)
  • Sporting de Gijón B (1991–)

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1966–67 5 2ª Reg. 1st
1967–68 4 1ª Reg. 3rd
1968–69 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1969–70 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1970–71 4 1ª Reg. 11th
1971–72 4 1ª Reg. 2nd
1972–73 4 1ª Reg. 8th
1973–74 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1974–75 3 11th Second round
1975–76 3 8th Third round
1976–77 3 15th First round
1977–78 4 2nd First round
1978–79 4 1st First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1979–80 3 2ª B 17th First round
1980–81 4 1st
1981–82 3 2ª B 12th First round
1982–83 3 2ª B 16th
1983–84 3 2ª B 13th
1984–85 3 2ª B 10th
1985–86 3 2ª B 16th First round
1986–87 4 4th
1987–88 4 2nd
1988–89 4 1st
1989–90 3 2ª B 11th
1990–91 3 2ª B 12th
Season Tier Division Place
1991–92 3 2ª B 3rd
1992–93 3 2ª B 14th
1993–94 3 2ª B 12th
1994–95 3 2ª B 5th
1995–96 3 2ª B 1st
1996–97 3 2ª B 1st
1997–98 3 2ª B 8th
1998–99 3 2ª B 7th
1999–2000 3 2ª B 12th
2000–01 3 2ª B 5th
2001–02 3 2ª B 17th
2002–03 4 3rd
2003–04 4 3rd
2004–05 4 5th
2005–06 4 7th
2006–07 4 4th
2007–08 4 2nd
2008–09 3 2ª B 16th
2009–10 3 2ª B 12th
2010–11 3 2ª B 19th
Season Tier Division Place
2011–12 3 2ª B 10th
2012–13 3 2ª B 13th
2013–14 3 2ª B 9th
2014–15 3 2ª B 11th
2015–16 3 2ª B 17th
2016–17 4 1st
2017–18 3 2ª B 2nd
2018–19 3 2ª B 11th
2019–20 3 2ª B 15th
2020–21 3 2ª B 9th / 6th
2021–22 5 3ª RFEF

Current squadEdit

As of 20 October 2021[8]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ESP Javi Izquierdo
2 DF   ESP Enol Coto
3 DF   ESP David Argüelles
4 DF   ESP David Fernández
5 DF   ESP Jordi Pola
6 MF   ESP Pelayo Pérez
7 MF   ESP Marcos Trabanco
8 MF   ESP Javier Mecerreyes
9 FW   ESP Álvaro Santamaría
10 FW   ESP César García
11 MF   ESP Dani Queipo
12 DF   ESP Juan Aspra
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 GK   ESP Joel Jiménez
14 MF   ESP Nacho Martín
15 DF   ESP Fernando Somolinos
16 FW   ESP Manuel Pozo
18 FW   CHN Wu Junjie
20 MF   ESP Diego Tejón
22 MF   ESP Lucas Suárez (captain)
23 FW   ESP Álex Oyón
24 DF   ESP Diego Sánchez
27 MF   ESP Pablo Álvarez
FW   ESP Diego Boza





Sporting de Gijón B play most of its home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo (field 1, also named Pepe Ortiz), which also acts as both the training ground and football academy for the first team. It has a capacity of 3,000 spectators.


  1. ^ "Datos Real Sporting de Gijón B - Senior Masculino - Datos del club". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  2. ^ a b c "Sporting B" (in Spanish). La Fútbolteca. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  3. ^ "2ºRegional Gr1" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ "S.D. Atl. Camocha" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Fase de permanencia en Tercera División 1971–72" [Tercera División promotion/relegation 1971–72] (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Regional Preferente" (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  7. ^ El Sporting recupera la plaza que perdió en Segunda B (Sporting regains lost Segunda B berth); La Nueva España, 5 July 2011 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ "Plantilla Real Sporting B". Sporting de Gijón B (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  9. ^ Temporada 1978–1979 (1978–1979 season) Archived 2010-06-01 at the Wayback Machine; at AREFE (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Temporada 1980–1981 (1980–1981 season) Archived 2010-06-01 at the Wayback Machine; at AREFE (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Temporada 1988–1989 (1988–1989 season) Archived 2010-06-01 at the Wayback Machine; at AREFE (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Resumen de temporadas anteriores; at Astur Fútbol
  13. ^ Trofeo Emma Cuervo (Ribadeo, Lugo-Spain) 1952–2008; at RSSSF

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