Real Betis B

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Betis B
Real betis logo.svg
Full name Real Betis Balompié B
Nickname(s) Béticos, Verdiblancos
Founded 1962
Ground Ciudad Deportiva, Seville,
Andalusia, Spain
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Spain Ángel Haro
Manager Spain José Juan Romero
League 2016-17 Tercera División
2015–16 2ª B – Group 4, 17th

Real Betis B is a Spanish football club based in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1962, it is the reserve team of Real Betis and currently plays at Tercera División, holding home games at Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol, with a capacity of 4,000 seats.

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 the main squad.

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

History[edit]

Founded in 1963 as Triana Balompié and named after a working class district in Seville. Legend has it that Betis, later to evolve into Real Betis, was formed in 1913 by a group of Sevilla FC directors after the club refused to sign a player who came from Triana.

The team compiled an impressive record in the Spanish U-19 Cup, winning the competition in 1983, 1990, 1998 and 1999, and finishing as runners-up in 1969 and 1992. This record was only bettered by FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, and Betis were also runners-up in the U-19 league in 1990. It spent the vast majority of its existence in Segunda División B and Tercera División, never reaching the promotion playoffs in the former category.

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1964/65 6th
1965/66 7th
1966/67 5th
1967/68 4th
1968/69 3rd
1969/70 6th
1970/71 7th
1971/72 17th
from 72-73 Regional
to 75-76 Regional
1976/77 19th
1977/78 12th
1978/79 5th
1979/80 9th
1980/81 7th
1981/82 8th
1982/83 14th
1983/84 2nd
1984/85 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1985/86 2ªB 15th
1986/87 2nd
1987/88 2ªB 14th
1988/89 2ªB 18th
1989/90 1st
1990/91 2ªB 10th
1991/92 2ªB 7th
1992/93 2ªB 17th
1993/94 1st
1994/95 2ªB 11th
1995/96 2ªB 10th
1996/97 2ªB 14th
1997/98 2ªB 12th
1998/99 2ªB 9th
1999/00 2ªB 17th
2000/01 2nd
2001/02 2ªB 8th
2002/03 2ªB 15th
2003/04 2ªB 16th
2004/05 8th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 6th
2006/07 2nd
2007/08 2ªB 12th
2008/09 2ªB 11th
2009/10 2ªB 14th
2010/11 2ªB 16th
2011/12 2ªB 8th
2012/13 2ªB 20th
2013/14 1st
2014/15 2ªB 8th
2015/16 2ªB 17th
2016/17

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 December 2016

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 Ángel de la Calzada
Spain GK Álvaro Vallés
Spain DF Jesús Pozo
Spain DF Nacho
Spain DF Omar
Moldova DF Dan Ojog
Spain DF José Carlos
Spain DF Juanjo Mateo
Spain DF Paco Torres
Dominican Republic DF Junior Firpo
Spain DF Redru
Spain MF César de la Hoz
Spain MF David Hinojosa
No. Position Player
Spain MF Diego García
Spain MF Julio Gracia
Georgia (country) MF Beka Vachiberadze
Spain MF Migue Sánchez
Spain MF Blas Álvarez
Spain MF Kiki
Spain FW Francis
Spain FW Juanma García
Spain FW Loren
Spain FW Sergio Navarro
Spain FW Aitor Ruibal
Colombia FW Juanjo Narváez

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name Nationality
Manager: José Juan Romero Spain Spanish
Assistant manager: Sergio Castaño Spain Spanish
Delegate: Álex Mohand Spain Spanish
Physical coach: José Antonio Asián Spain Spanish
Goalkeeping coach: Pedro Muñoz Spain Spanish
Coach: Borja Muñoz Spain Spanish
Physioterapist: Alejandro Fernández Spain Spanish
Helper: Antonio Raya Spain Spanish

Former players[edit]

Category:Real Betis footballers

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