Sporting de Gijón B
|Full name||Real Sporting de Gijón B|
|Coach||José Alberto López|
|League||2ª B – Group 2|
|2016–17||3ª – Group 2, 1st (promoted)|
Real Sporting de Gijón B is a Spanish football club based in Gijón, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1960 it is the reserve team of Sporting de Gijón, and currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo.
Unlike the English League, reserve teams in the Spanish football league system 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.
Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams.
Sociedad Deportiva La Camocha was founded in 1955, joining the Royal Spanish Football Federation two years later. On 30 July 1966, the team signed an agreement to be affiliated with Real Gijón as their reserve team.
Sporting Gijón B
Sporting de Gijón B was founded as Club Deportivo Gijón in 1960. Because the club started in the lowest level in Asturias, Segunda Regional, Real Gijón used other clubs to promote its youth players such as La Camocha. In 1970, La Camocha was replaced by Deportivo Gijón as sole affiliate after both clubs were to start in Primera Regional. La Camocha eventually became an independent club and was renamed Atlético Camocha Sociedad Deportiva. Deportivo Gijón finished as runner-up in 1971–72 and lost the promotion play-off to C.D. Acero 3–8 on aggregate, promoting to the fourth level two years later after winning the regional league.
In the following decades, Sporting B fluctuated between division four and Segunda División B, first reaching the latter in 1979–80, but being immediately relegated. In 1991, it first reached the promotion playoffs in the category, repeating the feat in 1996 and 1997, but consecutively falling short.
In early July 2011, despite finishing 19th in the third division table, with the subsequent relegation, Sporting B was reinstated in the category by buying the vacant place left by the administrative relegation of Universidad de Las Palmas CF.
- Club Deportivo Gijón (1960–79)
- Sporting de Gijón Atlético CF (1979–91)
- Sporting de Gijón B (1991–)
Season to season
- As of 20 September 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||José Alberto López|
|Goalkeeping coach||Jorge Sariego|
Last updated: April 2016
Source: Official website
- Segunda División B: 1995–96 (Group 2), 1996–97 (Group 1)
- Tercera División Group 2: 1978–79, 1980–81, 1988–89, 2016–17
- Copa de la Liga: 1982–83 Segunda División B – Group I
- Copa RFEF (Asturias tournament): 1996, 2003, 2014, 2016
Sporting de Gijón B play most of its home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo (field 1, also named Pepe Ortiz), which also acts as both the training ground and football academy for the first team. It has a capacity of 3,000 spectators.
- "Sporting B" (in Spanish). La Fútbolteca. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- "2ºRegional Gr1" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- "S.D. Atl. Camocha" (in Spanish). Real Federación de Fútbol del Principado de Asturias. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- "Fase de permanencia en Tercera División 1971–72" [Tercera División promotion/relegation 1971–72] (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- "Regional Preferente" (in Spanish). Arquero-Arba. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
- El Sporting recupera la plaza que perdió en Segunda B (Sporting regains lost Segunda B berth); La Nueva España, 5 July 2011 (in Spanish)
- Temporada 1978–1979 (1978–1979 season); at AREFE (in Spanish)
- Temporada 1980–1981 (1980–1981 season); at AREFE (in Spanish)
- Temporada 1988–1989 (1988–1989 season); at AREFE (in Spanish)
- Resumen de temporadas anteriores; at Astur Fútbol
- Trofeo Emma Cuervo (Ribadeo, Lugo-Spain) 1952–2008; at RSSSF