RCD Espanyol B

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Espanyol B
Rcd espanyol logo.svg
Full name Reial Club Deportiu
Espanyol de Barcelona B, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Los Periquitos (The Parakeets)
Founded 1981
Ground Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Spain Joan Collet
Manager Spain David Gallego
League 2ªB – Group 3
2015–16 2ªB – Group 3, 12th

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona "B" is the reserve team of RCD Espanyol, club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1981 and plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home matches at Ciutat Esportiva Dani Jarque, 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 no longer being able 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
1981–88 Regional
1988/89 Pref. 1st
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
2001/02 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 2ªB 10th
2003/04 2ªB 11th
2004/05 2ªB 18th
2005/06 2nd
2006/07 2ªB 13th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2007/08 2ªB 18th
2008/09 1st
2009/10 2ªB 16th
2010/11 5th
2011/12 2nd
2012/13 2ªB 8th
2013/14 2ªB 8th
2014/15 2ªB 11th
2015/16 2ªB 12th
2016/17 2ªB

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 March 2017

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 Andrés Prieto
Spain GK David Tejero
Spain GK Rubén Ualoloca
Spain DF Aitor Granados
Spain DF Antonio Cristian
Spain DF Carles Soria
Spain DF Iago Indias
Spain DF Lluís López
Spain DF Marc Navarro
Spain MF Álex López
Spain MF Borja
Spain MF Marc Manchón
No. Position Player
Spain MF Óscar Melendo
Australia FW Abdul
Spain FW Adri Rivas
Spain FW Álex Bermejo
Paraguay FW Cristo
Australia FW Daniel Wong
Spain FW Guille Andrés
France FW Mickaël Latour
Colombia MF Pibe
Spain FW Pipa
Spain FW Rufo

Honours[edit]

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