RCD Espanyol B

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Espanyol B
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Full name Reial Club Deportiu
Espanyol de Barcelona B, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Periquitos (The Parakeets)
Founded 1981
Ground Ciutat Esportiva, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Spain Joan Collet
Manager Spain Sergio González
League 2ªB – Group 3
2012–13 2ªB – Group 3, 8th

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona B, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1981, it is the reserve team of RCD Espanyol and plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home matches at Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Adrià, with a 6,000-seat capacity.

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, also not being able (although it was possible in the past) to compete in the Copa del Rey.

History[edit]

In 1981, 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. Meanwhile, it had also become a feeder club for RCD Español.

In 1991 the team changed its denomination to Cristinenc-Espanyol, being renamed Real Club Deportivo Espanyol B three years later, while also gaining reserve team status for Español. 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; in its three visits to the playoffs, the Catalan outfit subsequently failed to promote.

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

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1981–89 Regional
1989/90 11th
1990/91 10th
1991/92 7th
1992/93 6th
1993/94 9th
1994/95 1st
1995/96 2ªB 11th
1996/97 2ªB 8th
1997/98 2ªB 4th
1998/99 2ªB 17th
1999/00 2nd
2000/01 2ªB 4th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2001/02 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 2ªB 10th
2003/04 2ªB 11th
2004/05 2ªB 18th
2005/06 2nd
2006/07 2ªB 13th
2007/08 2ªB 18th
2008/09 1st
2009/10 2ªB 16th
2010/11 5th
2011/12 2nd
2012/13 2ªB 8th

Current squad[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 GK José
Spain GK Koke
Ivory Coast DF Eric
Mexico DF Aarón Sandoval
Spain DF Héctor
Spain DF Rober
Spain DF Rubén Duarte
Spain DF Nacho Heras
Spain DF Antonio José Raillo
Spain DF Aitor
Spain DF Ferran
Spain DF Carlos Clerc
Spain DF Pere
No. Position Player
Spain MF Xavi Puerto
Ghana MF Paul Quaye
Spain MF Borja
Egypt MF Sherif Ibrahim
Spain MF Albert Miravent
Spain MF Iván Sales
Spain MF Marc Caballé
Spain MF Joan Jordan
Spain FW Canario
Senegal FW Mamadou Sylla
Spain FW Jairo
Spain FW Aday Benítez

Honours[edit]

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