FC Barcelona B

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Barcelona B
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Full name Futbol Club Barcelona "B"
Nickname(s) Barça B
Founded 1970; 44 years ago (1970)
as FC Barcelona Atlètic
Ground Mini Estadi, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
Ground Capacity 15,457
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Coach Eusebio Sacristán
League Segunda División
2013–14 Segunda División, 3rd
Current season
Active departments of FC Barcelona
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Futbol Club Barcelona "B" is a Spanish football team based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic, it is the reserve team of FC Barcelona, and currently plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at Mini Estadi.

Reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. They must play at least one level below their main side, however, so Barcelona B is ineligible for promotion to La Liga and cannot play in the Copa del Rey.

History[edit]

España Industrial[edit]

Main article: CD Condal

Founded on 1 August 1934 as Societat Esportiva Industrial Espanya, the club was originally the sports team of the factory with the same name, and its shirt featured blue and white vertical stripes. The company was owned by the family of Josep Antoni de Albert, who was briefly president of FC Barcelona in 1943; during Albert's presidency the club, now known as Club Deportivo Espanya Industrial, became Barcelona's reserve team and began to play home games at Camp de Les Corts.

Initially, Industrial played in the local regional leagues but, in 1950, it was promoted to Tercera División, reaching Segunda División two years later. In 1953 the club finished as runners-up in both the league and the promotion play-off but, being a nursery club of Barcelona, it was unable to move up a division.

CD Condal[edit]

Main article: CD Condal

After winning another promotion play-off in 1956, Espanya Industrial became independent of FC Barcelona and was renamed Club Deportivo Condal. The club wore blue shirts with two white diagonals stripes.

Condal competed once in La Liga, in the 1956–57 season, being relegated as 16th and last. In 1968 the club rejoined the Barcelona family as its reserve team, and adopted the blaugrana colours.

Barcelona Atlètic / Barcelona B[edit]

Barcelona Atlètic crest

In 1970, Barcelona president Agustí Montal decided to merge Condal with another junior club, Atlètic Catalunya, and formed Barcelona Atlètic. Atlètic was founded in 1965 as a result of the merger of two other teams: UE Catalunya de Les Corts (founded in 1918 as Catalunya Sporting Club) and CD Fabra Coats (1926).

Under the new denomination the B-team played a total of ten seasons in the second level. At the end of 1988–89 the side returned to Segunda División B – the new third level created in 1977 – after ranking 17th.

In 1990 the team was renamed Barcelona B, but club president Joan Laporta changed the name back to Barcelona Atlètic in 2008. Two years later, his successor Sandro Rosell returned to the previous denomination.[1]

Former club player Luis Enrique (he also played for Real Madrid) succeeded Pep Guardiola as team manager in the summer of 2008, as the latter was appointed main squad coach.[2] In 2009–10 the club finished second in Group III and returned to division two after an absence of 11 years; this was followed by a third-place in the following campaign, but the team was not eligible for promotion.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place
1970–71 4th
1971–72 19th
1972–73 Regional 1st
1973–74 1st
1974–75 10th
1975–76 6th
1976–77 20th
1977–78 2ªB 5th
1978–79 2ªB 4th
1979–80 2ªB 14th
1980–81 2ªB 3rd
1981–82 2ªB 1st
1982–83 11th
1983–84 7th
1984–85 9th
1985–86 13th
1986–87 13th
1987–88 8th
1988–89 17th
1989–90 2ªB 2nd
1990–91 2ªB 1st
1991–92 6th
Season Division Place
1992–93 8th
1993–94 8th
1994–95 6th
1995–96 14th
1996–97 19th
1997–98 2ªB 1st
1998–99 20th
1999–00 2ªB 11th
2000–01 2ªB 9th
2001–02 2ªB 1st
2002–03 2ªB 2nd
2003–04 2ªB 8th
2004–05 2ªB 11th
2005–06 2ªB 6th
2006–07 2ªB 19th
2007–08 1st
2008–09 2ªB 5th
2009–10 2ªB 2nd
2010–11 3rd
2011–12 8th
2012–13 9th
2013–14 3rd
Season Division Place
2014–15 -

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 August 2014[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Cameroon GK Fabrice Ondoa
2 Spain DF Joan Campins
3 Spain DF Álex Grimaldo
4 Spain DF Patric (vice-captain)
5 Portugal DF Edgar Ié
6 Spain MF Sergi Samper (3rd captain)
7 Spain MF Adama Traoré
8 Spain MF Pol Calvet
9 Cameroon FW Jean Marie Dongou (4th captain)
10 Spain MF Joan Àngel Román
11 Spain FW Munir El Haddadi
12 Republic of Macedonia MF David Babunski
13 Spain GK Adrián Ortolá (5th captain)
14 Spain MF Bicho
No. Position Player
15 Cameroon DF Frank Bagnack
16 Spain MF Gerard Gumbau
17 Spain MF Juan Cámara
18 Argentina MF Maxi Rolón
19 Spain FW Sandro Ramírez
20 Senegal DF Diawandou Diagne
21 Spain DF Sergio Juste (captain)
22 Spain DF Lucas Gafarot
23 Croatia MF Alen Halilović
24 Spain DF Robert Costa
25 Spain GK José Aurelio Suárez
30 Cameroon MF Wilfrid Kaptoum
Nigeria DF Elohor Godswill
Portugal MF Agostinho Cá

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 MF Joel Huertas (at Badalona until 30 June 2015)
Spain MF Denis Suárez (at Sevilla until 30 June 2016)

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Eusebio Sacristán
Assistant coach Carlos Hugo
Assistant to chief coach Gabri García
Fitness coach Antonio José Gómez
Goalkeeping coach Carles Busquets
Technical assistant Javi Molina

Last updated: 2 September 2013
Source: FC Barcelona B

Former players[edit]

[4]

This is a list of former Barcelona B players, who have played at least 20 league matches for the first team.

Name Nationality Position[NB] Barcelona career Appearances Goals
Hernández, XaviXavi Hernández  Spain Midfielder 1998– ¤ 475 56
Puyol, CarlesCarles Puyol  Spain Defender 1999–2014 392 12
Valdés, VíctorVíctor Valdés  Spain Goalkeeper 2002–2014 387 0
Iniesta, AndrésAndrés Iniesta  Spain Midfielder 2002– ¤ 339 33
Amor, GuillermoGuillermo Amor  Spain Midfielder 1988–1998 311 47
Messi, LionelLionel Messi  Argentina Forward 2004– ¤ 280 245
Barjuán, SergiSergi Barjuán  Spain Defender 1993–2002 267 6
Guardiola, PepPep Guardiola  Spain Midfielder 1990–2001 263 6
Carrasco, FranciscoFrancisco Carrasco  Spain Forward 1978–1989 262 49
Sánchez, TenteTente Sánchez  Spain Midfielder 1976–1986 236 16
Ferrer, AlbertAlbert Ferrer  Spain Defender 1990–1998 204 1
Olmo, AntonioAntonio Olmo  Spain Defender 1976–1984 188 4
Busquets, SergioSergio Busquets  Spain Midfielder 2008– ¤ 182 5
Rodríguez, PedroPedro Rodríguez  Spain Forward 2007– ¤ 172 52
García, GabriGabri García  Spain Midfielder 1999–2006 128 8
Presas, OleguerOleguer Presas  Spain Defender 2001–2008 127 1
Calderé, RamónRamón Calderé  Spain Midfielder 1984–1988 110 15
Krkić, BojanBojan Krkić  Spain Forward 2007–2011 104 26
Motta, ThiagoThiago Motta  Italy Midfielder 2001–2007 98 6
López, GerardGerard López  Spain Midfielder 2000–2005 91 5
de la Peña, IvánIván de la Peña  Spain Midfielder 1995–1998 80 11
Busquets, CarlesCarles Busquets  Spain Goalkeeper 1990–1999 79 0
García, RogerRoger García  Spain Midfielder 1995–1999 78 7
Celades, AlbertAlbert Celades  Spain Midfielder 1995–1999 72 4
García, ÓscarÓscar García  Spain Midfielder 1992–1999 69 21
Alcântara, ThiagoThiago Alcântara  Spain Midfielder 2009–2013 68 7
Rojo, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojo  Spain Forward 1983–1987 63 4
Clos, PacoPaco Clos  Spain Forward 1982–1988 62 9
Tello, CristianCristian Tello  Spain Forward 2011– 2014 59 11
Milla, LuisLuis Milla  Spain Midfielder 1985–1990 54 2
Pedraza, ÁngelÁngel Pedraza  Spain Midfielder 1985–1988 45 4
Fortes, PacoPaco Fortes  Spain Forward 1975–1979 44 5
Cruyff, JordiJordi Cruyff  Netherlands Forward 1994–1996 41 11
Montoya, MartínMartín Montoya  Spain Defender 2011– ¤ 38 1
Bartra, MarcMarc Bartra  Spain Defender 2010– ¤ 33 2
Parralo, CristóbalCristóbal Parralo  Spain Defender 1987–1992 31 2
Reina, PepePepe Reina  Spain Goalkeeper 2000–2002 30 0
dos Santos, GiovaniGiovani dos Santos  Mexico Midfielder 2007–2008 28 3
López, SergiSergi López  Spain Defender 1987–1991 26 0
García, LuisLuis García  Spain Forward 2003–2004 25 4
Arnau, FrancescFrancesc Arnau  Spain Goalkeeper 1996–2001 24 0
Suárez, JeffrénJeffrén Suárez  Spain Forward 2008–2011 22 3
Navarro, FernandoFernando Navarro  Spain Defender 2001–2006 21 1
García, SalvadorSalvador García  Spain Defender 1986–1989 21 0
Roberto, SergiSergi Roberto  Spain Midfielder 2011– ¤ 21 0
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona

These players had never played at Barcelona B, but played at the youth system of Barcelona and appeared in more than 20 league games with the senior team.

Name Nationality Position[NB] Barcelona career Appearances Goals
Piqué, GerardGerard Piqué  Spain Defender 2008– ¤ 166 12
Fàbregas, CescCesc Fàbregas  Spain Midfielder 2011–2014 96 28
Alba, JordiJordi Alba  Spain Defender 2012– ¤ 47 2
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona

Former managers[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Segunda División[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Spain Jonathan Soriano 2009–2012 29
2  Spain Thomas Christiansen 1991–1996 28
3  Spain Gerard Deulofeu 2011–2013 27
4  Spain Josep Villarroya 1984–1987 24
 Spain Óscar García 1991–1994 24
 Spain Manolo 1983–1986 24
7  Spain Martín Domínguez 1986–1988 22
8  Spain Lluís Carreras 1991–1993 21
9  Brazil Rafinha 2011–2013 20
10  Spain Paco Martinez 1974–1977 19

All Competitions[edit]

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Spain Jonathan Soriano 2009–2012 40
2  Spain Antonio Pinilla 1988–1991 35
3  Spain Sergio García 2002–2004 34
4  Spain Roberto Trashorras 1999–2003 33
5  Spain Mario Rosas 1997–2000 31
 Spain Ramón Calderé 1977–1984 31
 Spain Joan Verdú 2002–2006 31
8  Spain Nolito 2008–2011 29
9  Spain Thomas Christiansen 1991–1996 28
10  Spain Gerard Deulofeu 2011–2013 27

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Mini Estadi
The Mini Estadi

On 23 September 1982 the Mini Estadi was inaugurated by Barcelona president Josep Lluís Núñez. Next to the ground there are two training pitches, pitch 3 and 4, which have artificial turf – the latter has a regulation size of 100 x 70 metres and has seating for 1,000 spectators.

Mini Estadi has also hosted games for the Barcelona Dragons and the Andorra national football team.

La Masia[edit]

Inaugurated on 26 September 1966, La Masia is the name given to Barcelona's training facilities located near the Camp Nou in the Les Corts district of Barcelona. It is an ancient country residence built in 1702 and once Camp Nou was inaugurated in 1957, the building was remodelled and extended for use as the club's social headquarters.

In 1979, La Masia became the residence of young players from outside of the city. In the following decades the academy forged several players that would later appear for both the main squad and the Spanish national team, Guillermo Amor, Albert Ferrer, Iván de la Peña, Carles Puyol, Gerard López, Xavi, Víctor Valdés, and Andrés Iniesta being amongst the most prominent.[5][6][7]

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