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Villarreal Club de Fútbol B is a Spanish football team based in Villarreal, in the autonomous community of Valencia. Founded in 1999, it is the reserve team of Villarreal CF and plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home games at Ciudad Deportiva Villarreal CF, with a 5,000-seat capacity.

Villarreal B
Villarreal CF logo.svg
Full nameVillarreal Club de Fútbol S.A.D. "B"
Nickname(s)El Submarino Amarillo
(Yellow Submarine)
Founded1999
GroundCiudad Deportiva, Villarreal,
Valencia, Spain
Capacity5,000
PresidentFernando Roig
Head coachMiguel Álvarez
League2ªB – Group 3
2018–192ªB – Group 3, 3rd

BackgroundEdit

Unlike in England, 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. Therefore, the team is ineligible for promotion to the division in which the main side plays. Also, if the main team is relegated to the division in which its reserve side played in the prior season (which happened in 2011–12[1]), the reserve team is automatically relegated to the division below the main team. Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey.

Premier League International CupEdit

Villarreal successfully applied to compete in the 2014–15, 2015–16 and 2016–17 versions of the England-based Premier League International Cup. They won the tournament in 2016, beating PSV in the final. Most of Villarreal's players in this Under-23 tournament have been drawn from the B side with some additions from C Team and the Juvenil group.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place
1999/00 7 2ª Reg. 2nd
2000/01 6 1ª Reg. 1st
2001/02 5 Pref. 5th
2002/03 5 Pref. 1st
2003/04 4 3rd
2004/05 4 5th
2005/06 4 1st
2006/07 4 2nd
2007/08 3 2ªB 11th
2008/09 3 2ªB 2nd
2009/10 2 7th
2010/11 2 17th
2011/12 2 12th
2012/13 3 2ªB 9th
2013/14 3 2ªB 11th
2014/15 3 2ªB 10th
2015/16 3 2ªB 2nd
2016/17 3 2ªB 6th
2017/18 3 2ªB 2nd
2018/19 3 2ªB 3rd

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 Diego Fuoli
2   MF Andrei Rațiu
3   DF Eduardo Adell
4   DF Pepe Castaño
5   DF Carlos Blanco
6   DF Ramón Bueno (captain)
7   MF Iván Martín
8   MF Fran Álvarez
9   FW Eduardo Espiau (on loan from Las Palmas)
10   MF Mukwelle Akale
11   FW Dani Villa
No. Position Player
13   GK Josele Martínez
14   DF Goyo Medina
15   DF Sofian Chakla
16   MF Carlos Beitia
17   FW Juan Agüero
18   MF Ramiro Guerra
19   FW Álex Millán
20   FW Simón Moreno
21   MF Sergio Lozano
22   DF Miguel Ángel Leal

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 José Manuel Copete (at Peña Deportiva until 30 June 2020)
  MF Andi Bogdan (at Guijuelo until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
  MF Jack Ipalibo (at Strømsgodset until 30 June 2020)
  FW Nacho Díaz (at Calahorra until 30 June 2020)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El filial se ve obligado a descender a Segunda B tras el descenso del Villarreal" [Reserves forced to relegate after Villarreal relegation] (in Spanish). Vavel. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2014.

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