- Real Madrid Castilla
Football club infobox
clubname = Real Madrid Castilla
fullname = Real Madrid Castilla
Club de Fútbol
16 December 1930
(as Agrupación Deportiva
Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium,
capacity = 6,500
chairman = flagicon|Spain
Francisco Moreno Cariñena
manager = flagicon|Spain
mgrtitle = Head Coach
league = 2ªB - Group 2
season = 2007-08
position = 2ªB - Group 1, 5th
shirtsponsors = Siemens
Real Madrid Castilla is a Spanish football team that plays in the "Segunda División B". It is the
reserve teamof Real Madrid. They play their home games at Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium.
English football league system, reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as their senior team rather than a separate league. However, reserve teams cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore "Real Madrid Castilla" are ineligible for promotion to the "Primera Division". Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In the past the reserve teams of both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have blurred the lines between being a reserve team and a separate entity. In addition only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract can switch between senior and reserve teams.
AD Plus Ultra
In 1948 "Agrupación Deportiva Plus Ultra", a local amateur team, then playing in the
Tercera División, agreed to become a feeder club for Real Madrid. Originally formed in 1930, the team took its name from the national motto of Spain. Real gave "AD Plus Ultra" financial support and in return were given first refusal on the club's best players. By 1949 they made their debut in the Segunda Divisiónand in 1952 the club became the official Real reserve team. In 1954 they won the Spanish U-19 Cup, beating RCD Español 2-1 in the final and in 1959 they reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey, losing 7-2 on aggregate to eventual finalists Granada CF.
During the 1950s and 1960s future
Real Madridplayers and Spanish internationals such as Zárraga, Mateos, Marsal, Casada, Villa, Vidal, Serena and Grosso all spent time at the club. Luis Aragonésalso briefly played for "AD Plus Ultra" and Miguel Muñozbegan his coaching career at the club. In 1972 "AD Plus Ultra" folded because of the demise of the insurance company of the same name and their position in the Tercera División was taken by "Castilla Club de Fútbol" the new reserve team for Real Madridon July 21.
As "Castilla CF" the team enjoyed something of a golden age. During this era, with a team that included Agustin, Gallego and Pineda, "Castilla CF" reached the final of the 1979-80
Copa del Rey. During their cup run they beat four Primera División teams including Hércules CF, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedadand Sporting de Gijón. The latter two eventually finished second and third in the Primera División. In the final they played Real Madridbut lost 6-1. However because Real also won La Liga, "Castilla CF" qualified for the European Cup Winners Cup. Despite beating West Ham United 3-1 in the opening game at the Bernabéu, they lost the return 5-1 after extra time and went out in the first round. "Castilla CF" reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Reyon three further occasions in 1984, 1986 and 1988.
In 1984 with
Amancio Amaroas coach "Castilla CF" won the Segunda División. The team also included the famous "La Quinta del Buitre" - Emilio Butragueño, Manolo Sanchís, Martín Vazquéz, Míchel and Miguel Pardeza. However "Castilla CF" were ineligible for promotion because Real Madridwere already in the Primera División. In 1987/88 they finished third in the Segunda División, but were once again ineligible for promotion.
Real Madrid B
In 1991 the RFEF banned the use of separate names for reserve teams and "Castilla CF" became known as "Real Madrid Deportiva" and then "Real Madrid B". In the early 1990s two former "Castilla CF" players,
Vicente Del Bosqueand Rafael Benítez, began their coaching careers with the team. In 1997 the team was relegated to the Segunda División B, but despite this they continued to produce great players. These have included Raúl, Raúl Bravo, Guti and Iker Casillas, who all became established members of the senior Real Madridteam. In addition former "Real Madrid B" players such as Ismael Urzaiz, Santiago Cañizares, Mista and Luis García Fernándezall moved on to successful careers with other La Ligaclubs.
Real Madrid Castilla
In the 2004/05 season coach
Juan Ramón López Caroguided the team back to the Segunda Divisiónand the team subsequently revived the "el Castilla" name and became known as "Real Madrid Castilla". In 2006 the new stadium of the club's training facilities Ciudad Real Madridwas named the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadiumand Francisco Moreno Cariñenabecame the first independent chairman in sixteen years.
The team has continued to produce quality players such as
Roberto Soldadowho is currently playing in the Real Madrid first team, and Álvaro Arbeloa who has joined Deportivo de La Coruñaand is now playing in England for Liverpool FC.
In the 2006/07, the team was relegated to the second division B under the management of ex- Real Madrid legend Míchel after occuping 19th place in the league and a disappointing season. Michel received a lot of criticism, and accepted all the blame for the team bad performances especially for those who had a wonderful season in the 2005/06 season like De la Red, Granero (both now in
Getafe CF) and Javi Garcia. The reserves produced another quality players including Mata with Valencia CFand Negredo with UD Almeria.
11 June 2008, Julen Lopeteguihas been named as the new coach of Real Madrid Castilla for the next two seasons. [ cite web|title = New Castilla coach | url = http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/1202737727595/noticia/Noticia/New_Castilla_coach.htm| publisher = Realmadrid.com | date = 2008-06-11 |accessdate = 2008-06-12 ]
*U-23 players ("minimum of six")N.B.:Juan Forlín does not have his Italian passport. If he receives it, he must wait until the transfer window opens to register for the team. [http://www.realmadrid.com/articulo/castilla-pontevedra_previa_42516.htm Game preview]
Real Madrid C
Segunda División B Position Pts P W D L F A Real Madrid Castilla 5 61 38 17 10 11 60 42
**José Callejón - 21 goals
**Parejo - 10 goals
**Juanmi Callejón - 9 goals
**Nieto - 5 goal
**Szalai - 4 goals
**Bueno - 4 goal
**Gary - 2 goals
**Vázquez - 1 goal
**Sergio - 1 goal
**Mosquera - 1 goal
**Marcos Tébar - 1 goal
**Antón - 1 goal
**Felipe - 24 goals In 23 matches
**Antonio Adán - 13 goals In 11 matches
**Tomás - 5 goals In 5 match
*Spain U-19 Cup: 2
** 1953/54, 2005/06
Copa del Rey
** "Runners-up" 1979/80
*Segunda Division Champions: 1
*Segunda Division B Champions: 3
** 1990/91, 2001/02, 2004/05
*Tercera División Champions: 6
** 1948/49, 1954/55, 1956/57, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1967/68
*Trofeo Teide (Tenerife): 3
** 2001, 2002, 2005
elected Former Players
Samuel Eto'owas only 15 years old when Real Madridsigned him, thus he wasn't eligible to play for Real Madrid B in 1996-97 but trained with the B team. He wasn't allowed to play for the B team in 1997-98 because Real Madrid B was in 2ªB which doesn't allow non-EU players. He was loaned out to further his development. [http://www.futbolme.com/0607/_p_jugadores.asp?indice=2128&apodo=Etoo Etoo's teams]
Miguel Muñoz1952 - 1953
Juanjo García1979 - 1981
Amancio Amaro1983 - 1984
Vicente Del Bosque1987 - 1992 (?)
Mariano García Remón1992-1993
Rafael Benítez1993 - 1995
José Antonio Grande1995-1997
Miguel Ángel Portugal1997-1999
Juan Ramón López Caro2000 - 2005
Miguel Ángel Portugal2005 - 2006
* Míchel 2006 - 2007
* Juan Carlos Mandiá 2007 - 2008
Julen Lopetegui2008 -
* [http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/es/Cantera/1193040620635/SubhomeEquipo/Real_Madrid_Castilla.htm Real Madrid Castilla] Official club website es/en/ja
* [http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/castilla-ec.html Castilla CF in Europe]
* [http://www.soccerway.com/national/spain/segunda-b/ Segunda B Division Table]
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