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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
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
2017–182ªB – Group 3, 2nd

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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

Current squadEdit

As of 26 January 2019

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

No. Position Player
  GK Diego Fuoli
  GK Joan Femenías
  DF Carlos Blanco
  DF Pepe Castaño
  DF Enric Franquesa
  DF Ramón Bueno
  DF Roger Riera
  DF Xavi Quintillà
  DF Migue
  MF Adrián Riera
  MF Andrei Raţiu
  MF Emmanuel Lomotey (on loan from Extremadura)
No. Position Player
  MF Fran Álvarez
  MF Iván Martín
  MF Manu Morlanes
  MF Mukwelle Akale
  MF Chuca
  MF Samu Chukwueze
  MF Sergio Lozano
  FW Dani Villa
  FW Mario González
  FW Nikola Vujnović
  FW Rubén Mesa
  FW Simón

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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