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RCD Espanyol B

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Espanyol B
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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 23x15px Joan Collet
Manager 23x15px Lluís Planagumà
League 2ªB – Group 3
2013–14 2ªB – Group 3, 8th

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 not being able (although it was possible in the past) to compete in the Copa del Rey.

History

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

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1981–89 Regional
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
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
2001/02 2ªB 2nd
2002/03 2ªB 10th
2003/04 2ªB 11th
2004/05 2ªB 18th
2005/06 2nd
2006/07 2ªB 13th
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

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
23x15px GK Andrés Prieto
23x15px GK Koke Ruiz
23x15px DF Rubén Duarte
23x15px DF Ángel Martínez
23x15px DF Marc Navarro
23x15px DF Rober Correa
23x15px DF Héctor Rodríguez
23x15px DF Cristian Galas
23x15px DF Antonio Raillo
23x15px MF Joan Jordán
No. Position Player
23x15px MF Borja Martínez
23x15px MF Pirulo
23x15px MF Pol Llonch
23x15px MF Marc Caballé
23x15px MF Adrià Carmona
23x15px MF Marc Roca
23x15px MF Julián Luque
23x15px FW Aday Benítez
23x15px FW Jairo Morillas
23x15px FW Marc Fernández

Honours

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