Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona B, S.A.D.
is a Spanish football club
based in Barcelona
, in the autonomous community of Catalonia
. Founded in 1981, it is the reserve team
of RCD Espanyol
and plays in Tercera División
, holding home matches at Ciutat Esportiva de Sant Adrià
, with a 1,500-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
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 category
. Meanwhile, it had also become a feeder club
for RCD Español
In 1991, the team changed its denomination to Cristinenc-Espanyol
, being re-named 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.
, Espanyol B finished in 16th position, above the relegation zone. It dropped down a division, however, in the relegation playoffs.
Season to season
- 12 seasons in......