Villarreal CF B

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

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.


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 Cup[edit]

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 season[edit]

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
Season Tier Division Place
2019/20 3 2ªB


Current squad[edit]

As of 5 February 2020

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

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Diego Fuoli
2 Romania MF Andrei Rațiu
3 Spain DF Edu Adell
4 Spain DF Pepe Castaño
5 Spain DF Carlos Blanco
6 Spain DF Ramón Bueno (captain)
7 Spain MF Iván Martín
8 Spain FW Rafa Mújica (on loan from Leeds United)
9 Spain FW Edu Espiau (on loan from Las Palmas)
10 United States MF Mukwelle Akale
11 Spain MF Álex Baena
12 Spain DF José Manuel
No. Position Player
13 Spain GK Josele Martínez
14 Spain DF Goyo Medina
15 Spain DF Javi Fernández (on loan from Oviedo)
16 Spain FW Diego Collado
17 Argentina FW Juan Agüero
18 Uruguay MF Ramiro Guerra
19 Spain FW Álex Millán
20 Spain FW Simón Moreno
21 Spain MF Sergio Lozano
22 Spain DF Migue Leal

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Spain DF José Manuel Copete (at Peña Deportiva until 30 June 2020)
Romania MF Andi Bogdan (at Guijuelo until 30 June 2020)
Spain MF Carlos Beitia (at Sabadell until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
Nigeria MF Jack Ipalibo (at Strømsgodset until 30 June 2020)
Spain FW Nacho Díaz (at Calahorra until 30 June 2020)

See also[edit]


  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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