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Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. ( Valencian : Vila-real Club de Futbol, S.A.D. ), normally abbreviated to Villarreal CF or simply Villarreal, is a professional football club based in Villarreal, Spain that plays in La Liga, the lead flight of spanish football.

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Founded in 1923, the club spent much of its history in the lower divisions of spanish football and made their La Liga debut only in 1998. In the twenty-first hundred, Villarreal gained some league constancy, and the clubhouse made its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. The club besides appeared in the UEFA Europa League during this time, but sustained relegation in 2012, rebounding the future class and then remaining in the top division to date. Villarreal won its beginning major honor in 2021, by defeating Manchester United in the 2021 UEFA Europa League Final. The club is nicknamed El Submarí Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo ( Yellow Submarine ) due to its scandalmongering home kit, and due to being a low-profile team compared to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, and regional rivals Valencia. They play their home games at the Estadio de la Cerámica, [ 1 ] and have been touted as an exemplar of a humble but successful baseball club. [ 2 ]

history [edit ]

1923–29 : early years [edit ]

Villarreal CF was founded as Club Deportivo Villarreal on 10 March 1923 “ to promote all sports specially Football. ” The stadium was rented for 60 pesetas a calendar month and ticket prices were set at half a peseta for men and a quarter of a peseta for children. Women were granted free entrance fee. [ 3 ] On 17 June 1923, Castellón, a modern equal of the cabaret, played the first match against a club named after Miguel de Cervantes. On 21 October of that year, Villarreal played their beginning game always, playing against Castellón. [ 3 ] Villarreal started off with a kit out of white shirts and blacken shorts, reflected in their first badge. [ 4 ]

1929–98 : clock in lower divisions [edit ]

Villarreal entered regional competitions within the spanish football pyramid from 1929 to 1930 onwards. The 1934–35 season saw the team lose to Cartagena when a gain would have seen them promoted to the nationally Second Division. [ 3 ] The following season saw Villarreal win the First Division of the region before the outbreak of the spanish Civil War. [ 3 ] When the war finished in 1939, the club played again in the Second Division of the region. [ 3 ] however, CD Villarreal was dissolved in the early 1940s, and in 1942, CA Foghetecaz, an acronym for the club ‘s founders ( Fo national trust, G illinois, He rrero, Te uler, Ca talá and Z aragoza ), was one of respective clubs established in its target. In 1946, the new clubhouse joined the Valencian Football Federation and renamed itself as CAF Villarreal, where the F stood for Foghetecaz. [ 4 ] The name changed again to the current Villarreal CF in 1954, with a badge similar to the deliver one. [ 4 ] They finished one-seventh and then one-fourth doubly in the First regional league before being promoted to the Tercera Liga ( Third Nationwide ) as champions in 1956. They were relegated in 1960–61 after finishing 14th. [ 3 ] The golf club adopted their present badge in the middle of 1966. [ 4 ] In 1966–67, Villarreal returned to the Tercera as champions. In 1970, they reached the national Segunda for the foremost time. [ 3 ] After narrowly avoiding relegation in their first gear season, they were relegated the following season. In 1975–76, they were relegated from the Tercera to the Regionals, but were promoted back again the following season. In 1986–87, Villarreal were promoted to the Segunda Liga B. [ 3 ] In 1990, they finished 18th and were relegated rear to the Tercera. There were back-to-back promotions as the clubhouse returned to Segunda B and finished second, earning promotion to Segunda A for the first time. From 1992 to 1993, Villarreal were frequently in low or mid-table positions, but reached the play-offs in 1997–98 by finishing fourthly. [ 5 ] The two-legged play-off was against Compostela. Villarreal hosted the first leg which was a 0–0 pull, but the second stage at the home of the Galician team was a 1–1 draw, frankincense Villarreal were promoted on the away goals rule .

1998–2012 : La Liga and European debuts [edit ]

Villarreal ‘s La Liga debut started with a equal against reigning european champions real number Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on 31 August 1998. The inaugural home game was against Celta de Vigo [ 5 ] the week after. Because of a difficult season, Villarreal were relegated to the Segunda División for the 1999–2000 season, but by finishing one-third, they were then promoted back to the Primera División .
After finishing seventh on their return to the Primera, Villarreal finished in 15th place for two-straight seasons. [ 5 ] Villarreal competed in the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the middle of 2002, defeating FH of Iceland, Torino of Italy, and Troyes of France. They lost in the final to compatriots Málaga, 2–1 on aggregate. [ 6 ] In the center of 2003, they defeated the Dutch team Heerenveen in the final of the Intertoto Cup, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Cup. In their major european introduction, Villarreal reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, losing to neighbours and eventual champions Valencia. In the league, Villarreal finished in eighth position. In the center of 2004, Villarreal retained the Intertoto Cup, beating compatriots Atlético Madrid on penalties after the final finished 2–2 on aggregate. This qualified them to the UEFA Cup. They lost in the quarter-finals of the 2004–05 UEFA Cup to Dutch side AZ, losing 3–2 on aggregate. During the same season, Villarreal finished in third place in La Liga, earning the club their first direct qualification to a european tournament, the Champions League. The club ‘s centre-forward Diego Forlán won the Pichichi Trophy for top scorer in the league, with 25 goals. Villarreal defeated the English Premier League ‘s Everton in a play-off for the Champions League group stages. The group saw Villarreal go undefeated, drawing both games against Manchester United and achieving a draw and a winnings each against Lille of France and Benfica of Portugal. The succeed over Benfica was aside and both teams advanced to the last 16. [ 7 ] The clubhouse then drew 3–3 against Rangers of Scotland in the last 16, advancing on away goals due to a 2–2 attract at Ibrox. In the quarter-finals, Villarreal beat Internazionale on away goals after finishing 2–2 on aggregate. The golf club bowed out in the semi-finals against Arsenal, losing 1–0 away at Highbury. Juan Román Riquelme had a penalty saved by Jens Lehmann in the home plate plot, which finished 0–0. Arsenal went on to lose in the final in Paris to another spanish club, Barcelona. Villarreal finished seventh in La Liga, which alone earned an Intertoto Cup put. Villarreal contested the Intertoto Cup in the middle of 2006 and was knocked out in its first plot, to Maribor of Slovenia. The first leg was lost 2–1 at home and the aside game was a 1–1 draw. [ 8 ] The team finished 5th in La Liga and qualified for the UEFA Cup. Villarreal gained their best-ever league placement in 2008, finishing second to Real Madrid by eight points, and besides reached the last 32 in that season ‘s UEFA Cup. After defeating BATE Borisov of Belarus in a play-off, the team won Group C unbeaten. [ 9 ] Their group opponents were Fiorentina of Italy, Mladá Boleslav of Czech Republic, IF Elfsborg of Sweden, and AEK Athens of Greece. In the last 32, Villarreal were defeated by eventual champions Zenit Saint Petersburg, losing the first leg 1–0 in Russia to a Pavel Pogrebnyak finish. The second leg was won 2–1 by Villarreal at El Madrigal, but Zenit advanced on away goals. The club automatically qualified for the 2008-09 UEFA Champions League, due to them finishing second base in La Liga the former temper. They drew Manchester United, for the second straight campaign, Celtic, and Aalborg BK. They made a good start by holding current european champions Manchester United to a goal-less draw at Old Trafford, a third 0–0 pull in a row against the english giants. A first acquire was sealed on 30 September by beating Gordon Strachan ‘s celtic 1–0 at El Madrigal, courtesy of a Marcos Senna free-kick. On 21 October, during a Champions League match against Aalborg, they scored six goals to three. The Spaniards went through to the knock-out stage after drawing 2–2 with Aalborg in Denmark and drawing scoreless once again against Manchester United. In the last group-stage couple, they lost to an already-eliminated Celtic. In the knock-out stage, they faced Panathinaikos, who left Villarreal with a 1–1 away advantage, despite this the Greeks were to lose 1–2 in Athens. Villarreal reached the quarter-finals for the second time in two tries, and were once again paired with Arsenal. The first branch saw a 1–1 draw by a free-kick by Marcos Senna, equalised by an Emmanuel Adebayor volley. Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Robin van Persie secured a 3–0 win for Arsenal on the reappearance, knocking Villarreal out of the tournament .
Despite finishing outside of a european modification touch in the domestic league, Villarreal was given a home in the qualifying beat of the 2010–11 Europa League after UEFA determined that Mallorca ‘s fiscal irregularities precluded them from taking separate in the tournament. A 5–0 home winnings and a 2–1 away win against Dnepr Mogilev qualified them for the group stage. Villarreal suffered an early on reverse following a electric shock 2–0 loss in their away repair against Dinamo Zagreb. Despite this, however, late wins against Dinamo, Club Brugge and PAOK saw them top their group. After beating Napoli, Bayer Leverkusen and Twente in the knockout phases, Villarreal qualified for the semi-finals to face tournament favourites Porto. After taking a 0–1 contribute at the Estádio do Dragão, Porto made a noteworthy turnaround that ended in a 5–1 kill for Villarreal. Although Villarreal won the second leg with a 3–2 win, Porto ‘s first base leg finish entire saw them progress to the concluding on aggregate, where they beat Braga to be crowned champions. Giuseppe Rossi finished as the tournament ‘s second gear top goalscorer with 11 goals, behind Porto ‘s Radamel Falcao .

2012–2021 : delegating and european glory [edit ]

last match of the 2012–13 season game against UD Almería. last, Villarreal won and were promoted to La Liga. On 13 May 2012, Villarreal were relegated from La Liga after frustration to Atlético Madrid. Following a awful season, the club suffered a shattering tragedy when Manolo Preciado, appointed as Villarreal ‘s new director on 6 June 2012, died of a kernel attack late that day. [ 10 ] Following their relegation, there was a multitude exodus of players at the club, with headliner players such as Borja Valero, Diego López, Giuseppe Rossi and Nilmar leaving the side. [ 11 ] After one year in the Segunda División, Villarreal were promoted back to La Liga on the final day of the season after finishing the year second base after champions Elche. The team began its fresh tenure in the top flight by winning its first three games ; the win streak ended with a draw against actual Madrid at El Madrigal, though the team was undefeated until falling to Real Betis 1–0 in the seventh matchday of the season. The yellow Submarine finished the 2013–14 crusade in sixth, frankincense qualifying them for future temper ‘s Europa League. In 2014–15, Villarreal again finished the year in sixth, enough to secure lineal reservation to the Europa League group stage. In the 2015–16 season, Villarreal led La Liga for the first base meter during the one-sixth and seventh weeks, before falling to fifth locate the follow week. The club ended the season in 4th place and frankincense advanced to the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League playoff round. The cabaret progressed to the semifinal of the Europa League, but were knocked out by Liverpool. Villarreal won the beginning leg 1–0, but lost 3–0 in Liverpool to lose 3–1 on aggregate. [ 12 ] In 2019–20, Villarreal finished 5th, earning a place in the 2020–21 UEFA Europa League. The team advanced to the 2021 UEFA Europa League Final, where the baseball club achieved a 1–1 leave after supernumerary time and beat favor Manchester United 11–10 on penalties. [ 13 ] This was the first major continental trophy won by the team. With the acquire, Villarreal switched the future year ‘s engagement from the inaugural 2021–22 Europa Conference League to the 2021–22 Champions League. [ 14 ]

Rivalries [edit ]

Villarreal has supported a long competition with Castellón for geographic reasons, since both are from the province of Castellón. They besides rival Valencia, since the two had been the most competitive teams of the Valencian Community ; this collide is called the “ Derbi de la Comunitat. ”

Records [edit ]

Club colours [edit ]

El Madrigal The club ‘s celebrated yellow kit dates back to 1947. With the new season fast border on, the son of the then Villarreal president travelled to Valencia to purchase replacements of the club ‘s official kit of white shirts and black shorts. Discovering that the denounce had neither in stock, he alternatively bought the merely color that they did have, which happened to be yellow. The players agreed that the shirts were desirable, although they were n’t keen on the black shorts, so the president of the united states ‘s son travelled to Castellón and purchased a batch of white shorts. The players voted that they should be dyed blue. [ 17 ] After remaining as the club ‘s official kit for some time, the yellow shirts and blue sky shorts combination was final wear in the 2002–03 season, and the clubhouse has since sported all yellow kits. [ 18 ] Away colours have been dark blue blue. From 2005 to 30 June 2011, the shirt sponsor was “ Aeroport Castello ”, an airport. The stream shirt patronize is Pamesa, a ceramics company. From the 2016–17 temper, the kit is made by Joma, having previously been produced by the chinese ship’s company Xtep and Puma of Germany among others .

Honours [edit ]

domestic [edit ]

european [edit ]

Season to season [edit ]

In Europe [edit ]

The team bus

Accurate as of 11 August 2021


UEFA Champions League


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UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League

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UEFA Intertoto Cup


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UEFA club coefficient ranking [edit ]

As of 29 May 2021[19]

nickname and mascot [edit ]

The team is nicknamed El Submarino Amarillo ( the Yellow Submarine ) because of their yellow clean. The mascot ( named Groguet, “ little Yellow ” ) is characterised as an anthropomorphic submarine. He made his introduction on 26 October 2001 and was named on 13 December that year by a local 12-year-old, Javier Fuster Almela, following a province-wide competition open to under-15s. [ 20 ]

Players [edit ]

current police squad [edit ]

As of 4 October 2021[21]

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Reserve team [edit ]

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Out on loan [edit ]

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player records [edit ]

current technical staff [edit ]

As of 10 August 2021

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Coaches [edit ]

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

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