Atlético Madrid B is a Spanish football team based in Madrid, in the namesake community. Founded in 1966, it is the reserve team of Atlético Madrid and currently plays in Segunda División B, holding home games at Nuevo Cerro del Espino.
History [ edit ]
The club was founded in 1966 as
Reyfra Atlético Club. In 1970 it absorbed Aviaco Madrileño CF, which was established in 1967 when Madrileño CF (1956–67) and AD Aviaco merged, became affiliated with Atlético Madrid and changed its name to Atlético Madrileño Club de Fútbol.
In 1991 the name changed to
Atlético Madrid B. Having already played from 1980–86 in Segunda División, the reserves fluctuated between that level and Segunda División B – created in 1977 as the new third division – in the following decades. In the 1998–99 season the team, which featured Rubén Baraja, future Valencia CF and Spain star in central midfield, finished in second position in division two, but was ineligible to La Liga promotion.
The entire 2000's were spent in the third level, but several players continued to make the transition to the first team, including the likes of
David de Gea, Álvaro Domínguez, Antonio López, Gabi, Mario Suárez, Koke and Ignacio Camacho.
Atlético Madrid B before a game
Season to season [ edit ]
As the reserve team of Atlético Madrid.
Current squad [ edit ]
As of June 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Honours [ edit ]
Famous players [ edit ]
Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Stadium [ edit ]
Nuevo Cerro del Espino is located in the Spanish city of Madrid's sports facilities, in Majadahonda. It also serves as an habitual training ground for the main squad, and as the home ground of local CF Rayo Majadahonda ( fourth division).
Besides, this facility hosts simposiums on rules of the National Professional Soccer League on stadia security.
Dimensions: 106x70 meters
Surface: Natural grass
Capacity: 3,376 spectators
Opening year: 1995
Services: Newsroom, radio booths and cafeteria of the club. There are also toilets and bars to the public
Address: Avenida Guadarrama, Majadahonda (Madrid)
External links [ edit ]