FC Barcelona Atlètic

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Barcelona Atlètic
Full nameFutbol Club Barcelona Atlètic
Barça B
Founded12 June 1970; 53 years ago (1970-06-12)
as Barcelona Atlètic
GroundEstadi Johan Cruyff
PresidentJordi Casals
Head coachRafa Márquez
LeaguePrimera Federación – Group 1
2022–23Primera Federación – Group 2, 4th of 20

Futbol Club Barcelona Atlètic, commonly referred to as Barça Atlètic or Barça B, is a football team based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, that competes in Primera Federación – Group 1, the third tier of the Spanish league system. Founded in 1970, it is the reserve team of Barcelona and it plays its home fixtures at Johan Cruyff Stadium.

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 and they are not eligible to play in the Copa del Rey.


Espanya Industrial[edit]

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 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.


After winning another promotion play-off in 1956, Espanya Industrial became independent of 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
The Mini Estadi during a match

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: Catalunya de Les Corts (founded in 1918 as Catalunya Sporting Club) and 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] until Laporta changed again the name back to Barcelona Atlètic during his second presidential term in 2022.[2]

Former club player Luis Enrique succeeded Pep Guardiola as team manager in the summer of 2008, as the latter was appointed main squad coach.[3] 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 Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1970–71 3 4th First round
1971–72 3 19th Second round
1972–73 4 Reg. Pref. 1st
1973–74 3 1st Fourth round
1974–75 2 10th Round of 16
1975–76 2 6th First round
1976–77 2 20th Second round
1977–78 3 2ª B 5th First round
1978–79 3 2ª B 4th
1979–80 3 2ª B 14th Second round
1980–81 3 2ª B 3rd
1981–82 3 2ª B 1st Third round
1982–83 2 11th Third round
1983–84 2 7th Round of 16
1984–85 2 9th Third round
1985–86 2 13th First round
1986–87 2 13th Third round
1987–88 2 8th Round of 32
1988–89 2 17th Third round
1989–90 3 2ª B 2nd Second round
Season Tier Division Place
1990–91 3 2ª B 1st
1991–92 2 6th
1992–93 2 8th
1993–94 2 8th
1994–95 2 6th
1995–96 2 14th
1996–97 2 19th
1997–98 3 2ª B 1st
1998–99 2 20th
1999–00 3 2ª B 11th
2000–01 3 2ª B 9th
2001–02 3 2ª B 1st
2002–03 3 2ª B 2nd
2003–04 3 2ª B 8th
2004–05 3 2ª B 11th
2005–06 3 2ª B 6th
2006–07 3 2ª B 19th
2007–08 4 1st
2008–09 3 2ª B 5th
2009–10 3 2ª B 2nd
Season Tier Division Place
2010–11 2 3rd
2011–12 2 8th
2012–13 2 9th
2013–14 2 3rd
2014–15 2 22nd
2015–16 3 2ª B 10th
2016–17 3 2ª B 1st
2017–18 2 20th
2018–19 3 2ª B 8th
2019–20 3 2ª B 2nd
2020–21 3 2ª B 2nd / 2nd
2021–22 3 1ª Fed. 9th
2022–23 3 1ª Fed. 4th


Winners (5): 1981–82, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2016–17
Winners (2): 1973–74, 2007–08
Winners (1): 1972–73


Current squad[edit]

As of 26 January 2024[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP Ander Astralaga
2 DF Spain ESP Trilli
3 DF Spain ESP Gerard Martín
4 DF Senegal SEN Mamadou Mbacke (on loan from Los Angeles FC)
5 DF Spain ESP Sergi Domínguez
6 MF Spain ESP Marc Casadó (captain)
7 FW Spain ESP Ángel Alarcón
8 MF Spain ESP Moha Moukhliss (on loan from Andorra, vice-captain)
9 FW Spain ESP Diego Percan
10 MF Spain ESP Aleix Garrido
12 FW Spain ESP Iker Goujón
13 GK Spain ESP Marc Vidal (on loan from Andorra, 4th captain)
14 FW Bolivia BOL Jaume Cuéllar (on loan from Lugo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF Senegal SEN Mikayil Faye
16 DF Spain ESP Edu Sánchez
17 FW Spain ESP Lamine Yamal
18 FW Italy ITA Pocho Román
19 FW Spain ESP Pau Víctor (on loan from Girona)
20 MF Spain ESP Unai Hernández
21 MF Germany GER Noah Darvich
22 FW Spain ESP Naim García (on loan from Leganés)
23 DF Spain ESP Pelayo Fernández (3rd captain)
24 GK United States USA Diego Kochen
25 DF Spain ESP Pau Cubarsí
32 DF Spain ESP Héctor Fort

From Youth Academy[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 MF Spain ESP Pau Prim
27 MF Spain ESP Marc Bernal
28 MF Spain ESP Cristó Muñoz
29 FW Spain ESP Marc Guiu
30 FW Spain ESP Dani Rodríguez
33 FW Spain ESP Juan Hernández
34 DF Spain ESP Alexis Olmedo
36 DF Spain ESP Andrés Cuenca
No. Pos. Nation Player
37 DF Spain ESP Albert Navarro
38 DF Spain ESP Joan Anaya
39 FW Spain ESP Nil Calderó
40 MF Spain ESP Guille Fernández
41 GK Hungary HUN Áron Yaakobishvili
42 MF Spain ESP Brian Fariñas
51 GK Spain ESP Aáron Alonso
61 GK Spain ESP Max Bonfill

Other players under contract[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Spain ESP Biel Vicens

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. Pos. Nation Player
DF Spain ESP Rubén Cantero (at Calahorra until 30 June 2024)
FW Guinea GUI Saidou Bah (at Badajoz until 30 June 2024)
FW Spain ESP Josep Cerdà (at Ponferradina until 30 June 2024)


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Head coach Mexico Rafa Márquez[5]
Assistant coach Spain Albert Sánchez[6]
Brazil Juliano Belletti[7]
Goalkeeping coach Spain Unai Alba
Doctor Spain Xavier Valle
Fitness coach Spain Marc Guitart
Spain Adrián Aguirre
Scout France Jérôme Bigot
Physioterapist Spain Jon Álvarez
Spain Chechu Pérez
Spain Francesc Guilanyà
Kit man Spain Carles Busquets
Juvenil A (U19 A) Head coach Spain Óscar López

Last updated: 14 July 2022
Source: FC Barcelona B

Former coaches[edit]


Players in bold are still active with club.

Most appearances[edit]

Top scorers[edit]


The Mini Estadi, home stadium until 2019

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 Andorra national football team, and the Barcelona Dragons of American football.

As a part of the Espai Barça project, the Mini Estadi was demolished and the Estadi Johan Cruyff was opened to take its place starting in the 2019–20 season. Also, as part of this project the Camp Nou will undergo renovation.[10]

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 Spain national team, Guillermo Amor, Albert Ferrer, Iván de la Peña, Josep Guardiola, Carles Puyol, Gerard López, Xavi, Víctor Valdés, and Andrés Iniesta being amongst the most prominent. Lionel Messi is also an alumnus of La Masia and is one of the most famous players to play for Barcelona as well as the Argentina national football team.[11][12][13]

Notable players[edit]

Note: This list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 top league games and/or have reached international status.


  1. ^ El Barça Atlètic volverá a llamarse Barça B (Barça Atlètic to be called Barça B again) Archived 2010-08-18 at the Wayback Machine; El Mundo Deportivo, 3 July 2010 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ "El filial volverá a llamarse Barça Atlètic" [The reserves will be called Barça Atlètic again] (in Spanish). FC Barcelona. 31 May 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  3. ^ Luis Enrique, nuevo entrenador del Barcelona B (Luis Enrique, new Barcelona B coach); El País, 26 May 2008 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Barça Atlètic". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
  5. ^ "Rafa Márquez appointed coach of Barça Atlètic". FC Barcelona. 14 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Albert Sánchez, segundo entrenador del Barça Atlétic" [Albert Sánchez, second coach of Barça Athletic]. FC Barcelona. 16 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Juliano Belletti se incorpora al cuerpo técnico del Barça Atlètic" [Juliano Belletti joins the Barça Atlètic coaching staff]. FC Barcelona. 11 January 2024.
  8. ^ a b "Players list of Barcelona Atlètic". BDFutbol.
  9. ^ a b "Players list of Barcelona Atlètic - Liga (2° + 2°B)". BDFutbol.
  10. ^ Johan Cruyff was opened to take its place starting in the 2019–20 season.[dead link]
  11. ^ La Masia history; Barcelona's official website
  12. ^ La Masia – A footballing factory par excellence Archived 29 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine; Total Barça, 22 April 2010
  13. ^ La Masia graduates have scored more goals this season than in any other season in the Club's history; Barcelona's official website, 18 March 2012

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