RCD Espanyol (women)

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RCD Espanyol (women)
Full name Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona SAD
Nickname(s) Periquitos, españolistas
Founded 1970
Ground Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque
Ground Capacity 1,520
Chairman Joan Collet i Diví
Manager Luis Miguel Marín Montaño
League Primera División
2015–16 Primera División, 9th
Website Club home page

RCD Espanyol Femenino (Real Club Deportivo Español, in spanish) is the women's football (soccer) section of RCD Espanyol. Was founded in 1970.


RCD Espanyol was one of the pioneering teams in women's football in Spain, playing its first match as early as 1970. The team's first national success came in 1989, when they first reached the national cup's final, losing it against Añorga. They won the competition for the first time seven years later, and successfully defended the title the following year.

2006 was their most successful season to date as they won their only league title to date and their third Queen's Cup. Thus Espanyol took part in the UEFA Women's Cup the following season.

Espanyol players celebrating the 2010 Copa de la Reina title.

In recent years Espanyol has consolidated itself as one of Spain's top teams. It has been most successful in the Copa de la Reina, winning two more titles in 2009 and 2010. Most recently, Espanyol was 3rd after FC Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao in the 2011-12 national championship and won its sixth national cup by beating Athletic 2-1 in the final, tying with Levante UD as the competition's most successful team.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Season to season[edit]

Season Div. Pos. Top scorer(s) Goal Copa de la Reina Champions League
1988–89 3rd Quarterfinals
1989–90 3rd Runner-up
1990–91 5th Round of 16
1991–92 3rd
1992–93 1st Round of 16
1993–94 5th Round of 16
1994–95 3rd Semifinalist
1995–96 3rd Champion
1996–97 2 3rd
1997–98 2 2nd Semifinalist
1998–99 3rd
1999–00 2 2nd Round of 16
2000–01 2 2nd Quarterfinals
2001–02 3rd Runner-up
2002–03 7th Quarterfinals
2003–04 8th
2004–05 3rd Quarterfinals
2005–06 1st Champion
2006–07 2nd Runner-up Group stage
2007–08 4th Cubí 16 Quarterfinals
2008–09 4th Adriana 18 Champion
2009–10 2nd Champion
2010–11 2nd Boquete 39 Runner-up
2011–12 3rd Vilas 36 Champion
2012–13 5th Vilas 14 Quarterfinals
2013–14 11th
2014–15 7th Quarterfinals
2015–16 9th Lomba 8

Record in UEFA competitions[edit]

Main article: Spanish women's football clubs in international competitions

Season Competition Stage Opponent Result Scorers
2006–07 UEFA Women's Cup Qualifying Stage Scotland Hibernian LFC
France FCF Juvisy
Faroe Islands
Adriana 2, Cubí, Serna
Cubí 4, Adriana 2, Diéguez
Group Stage Norway Kolbotn IL
Sweden Umeå IK
Ukraine Lehenda Chernihiv
Adriana + 1 o.g.
Serna 2, Adriana, Cubí, Rubio




Current squad[edit]

As of 1 February 2017[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Miriam De Francisco
2 Spain DF Elba Vergés
3 Spain DF Helena Serrano
4 Spain DF Estibaliz Torralbo
5 Spain DF Inés Juan
6 Spain MF Carola García
7 Spain FW Sara Del Estal
8 Spain MF Leticia Sevilla
9 Spain FW Elisa Del Estal
10 Spain MF Vanessa Obis
11 Spain FW Alba Pomares
No. Position Player
12 Spain MF Zaira Flores
13 Spain GK Norma Méndez
14 Spain MF Cristina Baudet
15 Spain MF Pilar Garrote
16 Paraguay MF Dulce Quintana
17 Spain DF Nuria Garrote
18 Spain MF Paloma Fernández
19 Spain MF Brenda Pérez
20 Spain DF María Molina
22 Brazil FW Luana Lima
23 Spain FW Gemma Sala
24 Spain DF María del Mar Mazuecos

Former internationals[edit]

For a list of all former and current RCD Espanyol (women) players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:RCD Espanyol Femenino players.


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