Sporting de Gijón B

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Sporting de Gijón B
Full name Real Sporting de Gijón B
Founded 1960
Ground Mareo, Gijón,
Asturias, Spain
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Antonio Veiga
Coach Tomás Hervás
League 2ªB – Group 1
2012–13 2ªB – Group 1, 13th
Current season

Real Sporting de Gijón B is a Spanish football club based in Gijón, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1960 it is the reserve team of Sporting de Gijón, and currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo.

Unlike the English League, reserve teams in the Spanish football league system 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.

Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams.


La Camocha[edit]

Sociedad Deportiva La Camocha was founded in 1955, joining the Royal Spanish Football Federation two years later. On 30 July 1966, the team signed an agreement to be affiliated with Real Gijón as their reserve team.

The following year, La Camocha's rights in Tercera División were acquired by Gijón and the team was renamed Club Atlético Gijón, being relegated to Primera Regional after three seasons.[1]

Sporting Gijón B[edit]

Sporting de Gijón B was originally founded as Club Deportivo Gijón in 1960. Because the club started in the lowest level in Asturias, Segunda Regional, Real Gijón used other clubs to promote its youth players such as La Camocha. In 1970, La Camocha was replaced by Deportivo Gijón as sole affiliate after both clubs were to start in Primera Regional.[1] La Camocha eventually became an independent club and was renamed Atlético La Camocha Sociedad Deportiva.[2][3] Deportivo Gijón finished as runner-up in 1971–72 and lost the promotion play-off to C.D. Acero 3–8 on aggregate,[4] promoting to the fourth level two years later after winning the regional league.[5]

In the following decades, Sporting B fluctuated between division four and Segunda División B, first reaching the latter in 1979–80, but being immediately relegated. In 1991, it first reached the promotion playoffs in the category, repeating the feat in 1996 and 1997, but consecutively falling short.

In early July 2011, despite finishing 19th in the third division table, with the subsequent relegation, Sporting B was reinstated in the category by buying the vacant place left by the administrative relegation of Universidad de Las Palmas CF.[6]

Club background[edit]

  • Club Deportivo Gijón (1960–79)[1]
  • Sporting de Gijón Atlético CF (1979–91)
  • Sporting de Gijón B (1991–)

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Pos. Significant Events
1967–68 Asturias Regional
1968–69 Asturias Regional
1969–70 Asturias Regional
1970–71 Primera Regional 11
1971–72 Primera Regional 2 Promotion playoff
1972–73 Primera Regional 8
1973–74 Regional Preferente 1 Promoted
1974–75 Tercera División 11
1975–76 Tercera División 8
1976–77 Tercera División 15
1977–78 Tercera División 2
1978–79 Tercera División 1 Promoted
1979–80 Segunda División B 17 Relegated
1980–81 Tercera División 1 Promoted (playoff)
1981–82 Segunda División B 12
1982–83 Segunda División B 16
Season Division Pos. Significant Events
1983–84 Segunda División B 13
1984–85 Segunda División B 10
1985–86 Segunda División B 16 Relegated
1986–87 Tercera División 4
1987–88 Tercera División 2
1988–89 Tercera División 1 Promoted
1989–90 Segunda División B 11
1990–91 Segunda División B 12
1991–92 Segunda División B 3 Promotion playoff
1992–93 Segunda División B 14
1993–94 Segunda División B 12
1994–95 Segunda División B 5
1995–96 Segunda División B 1 Promotion playoff
1996–97 Segunda División B 1 Promotion playoff
1997–98 Segunda División B 8
1998–99 Segunda División B 7
Season Division Pos. Significant Events
1999–00 Segunda División B 12
2000–01 Segunda División B 5
2001–02 Segunda División B 17 Relegated
2002–03 Tercera División 3 Promotion playoff
2003–04 Tercera División 3 Promotion playoff
2004–05 Tercera División 5
2005–06 Tercera División 7
2006–07 Tercera División 4 Promotion playoff
2007–08 Tercera División 2 Promoted (playoff)
2008–09 Segunda División B 16 Relegation playoff
2009–10 Segunda División B 12
2010–11 Segunda División B 19
2011–12 Segunda División B 10
2012–13 Segunda División B 13
2013–14 Segunda División B 9
As Club Deportivo Gijón
As Sporting de Gijón Atlético

Current squad[edit]

For a list of all former and current Sporting de Gijón B players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Sporting de Gijón B footballers.

As of March 2013 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 Dennis
Spain GK Chechu
Spain GK Ayala
Spain DF Sergio Menéndez
Spain DF Álex Menéndez
Spain DF Julio Rodríguez
Spain DF Alain Álvarez
Spain DF Alberto Benito
Spain DF Alberto González
Spain DF Dani Erencia
Spain MF Pablo Pérez
Spain MF Álvaro Bustos
No. Position Player
Spain MF Guillermo
Mali MF Adama Touré
Spain MF Zambrano
Spain MF Guitián
France MF Rachid
Spain MF Jairo
Spain MF Mera
Spain MF Jony
Spain FW Carlos Castro
France FW Yacine
Uruguay FW Fassani
Spain FW Álex García

Technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Spain Abelardo Fernández
Assistant coach Spain Iñaki Tejada
Goalkeeping coach Spain Isidro Fernández
Trainer Spain Gerardo Ruiz
Assistant Spain David
Physiotherapist Spain Pablo del Fuello Millán

Last updated: August 2012
Source: Official website





Sporting de Gijón B play most of its home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo (field 1, also named Pepe Ortiz), which also acts as both the training ground and football academy for the first team. It has a capacity of 3,000 spectators.


  1. ^ a b c "Sporting B" (in Spanish). La Fútbolteca. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "2ºRegional Gr1" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "S.D. Atl. Camocha" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fase de permanencia en Tercera División 1971–72" [Tercera División promotion/relegation 1971–72] (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Regional Preferente" (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ El Sporting recupera la plaza que perdió en Segunda B (Sporting regains lost Segunda B berth); La Nueva España, 5 July 2011 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Temporada 1978–1979 (1978–1979 season); at AREFE (Spanish)
  8. ^ Temporada 1980–1981 (1980–1981 season); at AREFE (Spanish)
  9. ^ Temporada 1988–1989 (1988–1989 season); at AREFE (Spanish)
  10. ^ Resumen de temporadas anteriores; at Astur Fútbol
  11. ^ Trofeo Emma Cuervo (Ribadeo, Lugo-Spain) 1952–2008; at RSSSF

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