Atlético Madrid B
|Full name||Club Atlético de Madrid B|
|Ground||Estadio Cerro del Espino,
|League||3ª – Group 7|
|Active departments of Atlético Madrid|
Club Atlético de Madrid B is a Spanish football team based in Madrid, in the community of Madrid. Founded in 1966, it is the reserve team of Atlético Madrid and currently plays in Tercera División. They play their home games at Cerro del Espino Stadium.
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 and Spain star in central midfield, finished in second position in division two, but was ineligible for La Liga promotion, so Numancia gained the automatic promotion slot instead.
The entire 2000s 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.
Season to season
- As an independent club.
- As the reserve team of Atlético Madrid.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Cerro del Espino Stadium 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 (third division).
Besides, this facility hosts simposiums on rules of the National Professional Soccer League on stadia security.
- Technical details:
- 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)