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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 Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo.

Sporting de Gijón B
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Full nameReal Sporting de Gijón B
GroundMareo, Gijón,
Asturias, Spain
PresidentAntonio Veiga
Head coachSamuel Baños
League2ª B – Group 2
2018–192ª B – Group 2, 11th

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.[1]

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.[1] La Camocha eventually became an independent club and was renamed Atlético Camocha Sociedad Deportiva.[2][3] Deportivo Gijón finished as runner-up in 1971–72 and lost the promotion play-off to C.D. Acero 3–8 on aggregate,[4] promoting to the fourth level two years later after winning the regional league.[5]

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.[6]

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)[1]
  • 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 2ªB 17th First round
1980/81 4 1st
1981/82 3 2ªB 12th First round
1982/83 3 2ªB 16th
1983/84 3 2ªB 13th
1984/85 3 2ªB 10th
1985/86 3 2ªB 16th First round
1986/87 4 4th
1987/88 4 2nd
1988/89 4 1st
1989/90 3 2ªB 11th
1990/91 3 2ªB 12th
Season Tier Division Place
1991/92 3 2ªB 3rd
1992/93 3 2ªB 14th
1993/94 3 2ªB 12th
1994/95 3 2ªB 5th
1995/96 3 2ªB 1st
1996/97 3 2ªB 1st
1997/98 3 2ªB 8th
1998/99 3 2ªB 7th
1999/00 3 2ªB 12th
2000/01 3 2ªB 5th
2001/02 3 2ªB 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 2ªB 16th
2009/10 3 2ªB 12th
2010/11 3 2ªB 19th
Season Tier Division Place
2011/12 3 2ªB 10th
2012/13 3 2ªB 13th
2013/14 3 2ªB 9th
2014/15 3 2ªB 11th
2015/16 3 2ªB 17th
2016/17 4 1st
2017/18 3 2ªB 2nd
2018/19 3 2ªB

Current squadEdit

As of 9 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 Cristian Joel
  GK Javi Benítez
  GK Mateusz Tomasz
  DF Alberto Espeso
  DF Álex Zalaya
  DF Bogdan Milovanov
  DF Carlos Cordero
  DF Guillermo Rosas
  DF Isma Aizpiri
  DF Pelayo Suárez
  DF Ramón Riego
  DF Pablo Villalón
  MF Chiki
  MF Gaspar Campos
No. Position Player
  MF Iván Elena
  MF José Gragera
  MF Mateo Arellano
  MF Pedro Díaz
  MF Rubén Sánchez
  FW Santiago Bellini (on loan from Montevideo Wanderers)
  FW Bertín
  FW Dani Sandoval
  FW Garci
  FW Gorka Santamaría
  FW Neftali Manzambi
  FW Pablo Fernández
  FW Pelayo Morilla





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

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