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RCD Espanyol B

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Espanyol B
Full nameReial Club Deportiu Espanyol
de Barcelona S.A.D. "B"
Nickname(s)Los Periquitos (The Parakeets)
Founded1981
GroundCiutat Esportiva Dani Jarque
Capacity6,000
PresidentChen Yasheng
Head coachJosé Aurelio Gay
League2ª RFEF – Group 3
2020–212ª B – Group 3 (A), 8th of 11
2ª B – Group 3 (E), 2nd of 8

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona "B" is the reserve team of the RCD Espanyol, club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. The team was founded in 1981 and plays in the Segunda División RFEF – Group 3, holding home matches at the 6,000-seat capacity Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque.

Unlike the English League, 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 and are no longer able to compete in the Copa del Rey.

History

In 1981, the Futbol Club Cristinenc was created in Santa Cristina d'Aro, Province of Girona. The club had a speedy progression through the lower divisions until it reached the fourth division. It had also become a feeder club for the RCD Español.[1]

In 1991 the team changed its denomination to the Cristinenc-Espanyol, being renamed the Real Club Deportivo Espanyol B three years later, while also gaining reserve team status for Espanyol.[1] It fluctuated between the fourth and the third levels in the following decades, the longest spell being five years, with a second position in the 2001–02 season. The Catalan outfit failed to promote during the team's three visits to the playoffs.

In the 2009–10 Espanyol B finished in 16th position, above the relegation zone, and dropped down a division in the relegation playoffs.

Season to season

  • As FC Cristinenc
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1982–83 8 3ª Reg.
1983–84 8 3ª Reg.
1984–85 8 3ª Reg.
1985–86 7 2ª Reg. 1st
1986–87 6 1ª Reg. 12th
1987–88 6 1ª Reg. 1st
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1988–89 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1989–90 4 11th
1990–91 4 10th
1991–92 4 7th
1992–93 4 6th
1993–94 4 9th
Season Tier Division Place
1994–95 4 1st
1995–96 3 2ª B 11th
1996–97 3 2ª B 8th
1997–98 3 2ª B 4th
1998–99 3 2ª B 17th
1999–00 4 2nd
2000–01 3 2ª B 4th
2001–02 3 2ª B 2nd
2002–03 3 2ª B 10th
2003–04 3 2ª B 11th
2004–05 3 2ª B 18th
2005–06 4 2nd
2006–07 3 2ª B 13th
2007–08 3 2ª B 18th
2008–09 4 1st
2009–10 3 2ª B 16th
2010–11 4 5th
2011–12 4 2nd
2012–13 3 2ª B 8th
2013–14 3 2ª B 8th
Season Tier Division Place
2014–15 3 2ª B 11th
2015–16 3 2ª B 12th
2016–17 3 2ª B 18th
2017–18 4 1st
2018–19 3 2ª B 5th
2019–20 3 2ª B 8th
2020–21 3 2ª B 8th / 2nd
2021–22 4 2ª RFEF

Honours

Players

Current squad

As of 8 July 2021[2]

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 Spain ESP Joan García
2 DF Spain ESP Rubén Sánchez
3 DF Spain ESP Nil Jiménez
4 DF Russia RUS Roman Tugarinov
5 DF Spain ESP Genar Fornés
6 DF Spain ESP Alejandro Pérez
7 FW Spain ESP José Manuel Raigal
8 MF Spain ESP Dani Villahermosa
9 FW Colombia COL Juan Camilo Becerra
10 MF Spain ESP Iván Gil
13 GK Spain ESP Ángel Fortuño
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Spain ESP Pedro Torres
15 FW Spain ESP Jofre Carreras
16 FW Spain ESP Max Svensson
17 FW Spain ESP Julián Mahicas
18 FW Spain ESP Nabil Touaizi
19 MF Spain ESP Julen Álvarez
21 DF Spain ESP Ricard Pujol
24 DF Spain ESP Lluís Recasens
26 MF Spain ESP Gori
27 DF Morocco MAR Omar El Hilali
GK Poland POL Marcel Lizak

References

  1. ^ a b "Historial del Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, S.A.D. «B»" [History of Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, S.A.D. «B»] (in Spanish). La Futbolteca. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  2. ^ www.rcdespanyol.com, RCD Espanyol-. "Fútbol Base - RCD Espanyol". www.rcdespanyol.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 31 March 2021.
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