Real Betis B
is a Spanish football club
based in Seville
, in the autonomous community of Andalusia
. Founded in 1963, it is the reserve team
of Real Betis
, and currently plays in Segunda División B - Group 4
, holding home games at Ciudad Deportiva
, with a capacity for 4,000 spectators.
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.
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 spend 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