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FC Barcelona B

Barcelona B
Full name Futbol Club Barcelona "B"
Nickname(s) Barça B
Founded 12 June 1970 (1970-06-12)
as FC Barcelona Atlètic
Ground Mini Estadi, Barcelona,
Catalonia, Spain
Ground Capacity 15,457
Chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu
Coach Gerard López[1]
League Segunda División B
2014–15 Segunda División, 22nd (relegated)
Active departments of FC Barcelona
Football (Men's) Football B (Men's) Football U-19 (Men's)
Football (Women's) Futsal Beach soccer
Handball Roller hockey Ice hockey
Basketball Basketball B Wheelchair basketball
Rugby union Rugby league

Futbol Club Barcelona B is a Spanish football team based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia.

Founded in 1970 as FC Barcelona Atlètic, it is the reserve team of FC Barcelona, and currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 3, holding home matches at Mini Estadi.

Reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as the senior team, rather than in a reserve team league. They must play at least one level below their main side, however, so Barcelona B is ineligible for promotion to La Liga and cannot play in the Copa del Rey.


Espanya Industrial

Founded on 1 August 1934 as Societat Esportiva Industrial Espanya, the club was originally the sports team of the factory with the same name, and its shirt featured blue and white vertical stripes. The company was owned by the family of Josep Antoni de Albert, who was briefly president of FC Barcelona in 1943; during Albert's presidency the club, now known as Club Deportivo Espanya Industrial, became Barcelona's reserve team and began to play home games at Camp de Les Corts.

Initially, Industrial played in the local regional leagues but, in 1950, it was promoted to Tercera División, reaching Segunda División two years later. In 1953 the club finished as runners-up in both the league and the promotion play-off but, being a nursery club of Barcelona, it was unable to move up a division.

CD Condal

After winning another promotion play-off in 1956, Espanya Industrial became independent of FC Barcelona and was renamed Club Deportivo Condal. The club wore blue shirts with two white diagonals stripes.

Condal competed once in La Liga, in the 1956–57 season, being relegated as 16th and last. In 1968 the club rejoined the Barcelona family as its reserve team, and adopted the blaugrana colours.

Barcelona Atlètic / Barcelona B

Barcelona Atlètic crest

In 1970, Barcelona president Agustí Montal decided to merge Condal with another junior club, Atlètic Catalunya, and formed Barcelona Atlètic. Atlètic was founded in 1965 as a result of the merger of two other teams: UE Catalunya de Les Corts (founded in 1918 as Catalunya Sporting Club) and CD Fabra Coats (1926).

Under the new denomination the B-team played a total of ten seasons in the second level. At the end of 1988–89 the side returned to Segunda División B – the new third level created in 1977 – after ranking 17th.

In 1990 the team was renamed Barcelona B, but club president Joan Laporta changed the name back to Barcelona Atlètic in 2008. Two years later, his successor Sandro Rosell returned to the previous denomination.[2]

Former club player Luis Enrique (he also played for Real Madrid) succeeded Pep Guardiola as team manager in the summer of 2008, as the latter was appointed main squad coach.[3] In 2009–10 the club finished second in Group III and returned to division two after an absence of 11 years; this was followed by a third-place in the following campaign, but the team was not eligible for promotion.

Season to season

Season Division Place
1970–71 3rd 4th
1971–72 3rd 19th
1972–73 Regional 1st
1973–74 3rd 1st
1974–75 2nd 10th
1975–76 2nd 6th
1976–77 2nd 20th
1977–78 2nd B 5th
1978–79 2nd B 4th
1979–80 2nd B 14th
1980–81 2nd B 3rd
1981–82 2nd B 1st
1982–83 2nd 11th
1983–84 2nd 7th
1984–85 2nd 9th
Season Division Place
1985–86 2nd 13th
1986–87 2nd 13th
1987–88 2nd 8th
1988–89 2nd 17th
1989–90 2nd B 2nd
1990–91 2nd B 1st
1991–92 2nd 6th
1992–93 2nd 8th
1993–94 2nd 8th
1994–95 2nd 6th
1995–96 2nd 14th
1996–97 2nd 19th
1997–98 2nd B 1st
1998–99 2nd 20th
1999–00 2nd B 11th
Season Division Place
2000–01 2nd B 9th
2001–02 2nd B 1st
2002–03 2nd B 2nd
2003–04 2nd B 8th
2004–05 2nd B 11th
2005–06 2nd B 6th
2006–07 2nd B 19th
2007–08 3rd 1st
2008–09 2nd B 5th
2009–10 2nd B 2nd
2010–11 2nd 3rd
2011–12 2nd 8th
2012–13 2nd 9th
2013–14 2nd 3rd
2014–15 2nd 22nd
Season Division Place
2015–16 2nd B -


Winners (4): 1981–82, 1990–91, 1997–98, 2001–02
Winners (2): 1973–74, 2007–08

Current squad

As of 21 September 2015[4]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Adrián Ortolá
GK Fabrice Ondoa
GK José Aurelio Suárez
GK Jokin Ezkieta
DF Sergio Juste (3rd captain)
DF Robert Costa (4th captain)
DF Frank Bagnack
DF Rodrigo Tarín
DF Sergi Palencia
DF Joan Campins
DF Elohor Godswill
DF Xavier Quintillà
DF Álex Grimaldo (captain)
No. Position Player
MF Juan Antonio Ros
MF Sergi Samper (vice-captain)
MF Gerard Gumbau
MF Pol Calvet
MF Wilfrid Kaptoum
MF Lionel Enguene
MF David Babunski (5th captain)
MF Juan Cámara
MF Maxi Rolón
MF Aitor Cantalapiedra
FW Jean Marie Dongou
FW Dani Romera


Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach Gerard López
Assistant coach Javier García Pimienta
Assistant coach Felip Ortiz
Fitness coach Antonio José Gómez
Goalkeeping coach Carles Busquets
Technical assistant Javi Molina

Last updated: 24 July 2015
Source: FC Barcelona B

Former players


This is a list of former Barcelona B players, who have played at least 20 league matches for the first team.
Name Nationality Position[NB] Barcelona career Appearances Goals
Hernández, XaviXavi Hernández  Spain Midfielder 1998–2015 505 58
Puyol, CarlesCarles Puyol  Spain Defender 1999–2014 392 12
Valdés, VíctorVíctor Valdés  Spain Goalkeeper 2002–2014 387 0
Iniesta, AndrésAndrés Iniesta  Spain Midfielder 2002– ¤ 365 33
Messi, LionelLionel Messi  Argentina Forward 2004– ¤ 321 289
Amor, GuillermoGuillermo Amor  Spain Midfielder 1988–1998 311 47
Barjuán, SergiSergi Barjuán  Spain Defender 1993–2002 267 6
Guardiola, PepPep Guardiola  Spain Midfielder 1990–2001 263 6
Carrasco, FranciscoFrancisco Carrasco  Spain Forward 1978–1989 262 49
Busquets, SergioSergio Busquets  Spain Midfielder 2008– ¤ 244 7
Sánchez, TenteTente Sánchez  Spain Midfielder 1976–1986 236 16
Ferrer, AlbertAlbert Ferrer  Spain Defender 1990–1998 204 1
Rodríguez, PedroPedro Rodríguez  Spain Forward 2007–2015 191 57
Olmo, AntonioAntonio Olmo  Spain Defender 1976–1984 188 4
García, GabriGabri García  Spain Midfielder 1999–2006 128 8
Presas, OleguerOleguer Presas  Spain Defender 2001–2008 127 1
Calderé, RamónRamón Calderé  Spain Midfielder 1984–1988 110 15
Krkić, BojanBojan Krkić  Spain Forward 2007–2011 104 26
Motta, ThiagoThiago Motta  Italy Midfielder 2001–2007 98 6
López, GerardGerard López  Spain Midfielder 2000–2005 91 5
de la Peña, IvánIván de la Peña  Spain Midfielder 1995–1998 80 11
Busquets, CarlesCarles Busquets  Spain Goalkeeper 1990–1999 79 0
García, RogerRoger García  Spain Midfielder 1995–1999 78 7
Celades, AlbertAlbert Celades  Spain Midfielder 1995–1999 72 4
García, ÓscarÓscar García  Spain Midfielder 1992–1999 69 21
Alcântara, ThiagoThiago Alcântara  Spain Midfielder 2009–2013 68 7
Rojo, Juan CarlosJuan Carlos Rojo  Spain Forward 1983–1987 63 4
Clos, PacoPaco Clos  Spain Forward 1982–1988 62 9
Tello, CristianCristian Tello  Spain Forward 2011– 2014 59 11
Milla, LuisLuis Milla  Spain Midfielder 1985–1990 54 2
Bartra, MarcMarc Bartra  Spain Defender 2010– ¤ 49 4
Pedraza, ÁngelÁngel Pedraza  Spain Midfielder 1985–1988 45 4
Fortes, PacoPaco Fortes  Spain Forward 1975–1979 44 5
Montoya, MartínMartín Montoya  Spain Defender 2011–2015 45 1
Cruyff, JordiJordi Cruyff  Netherlands Forward 1994–1996 42 11
Roberto, SergiSergi Roberto  Spain Midfielder 2011– ¤ 38 0
Parralo, CristóbalCristóbal Parralo  Spain Defender 1987–1992 31 2
Reina, PepePepe Reina  Spain Goalkeeper 2000–2002 30 0
dos Santos, GiovaniGiovani dos Santos  Mexico Midfielder 2007–2008 28 3
, RafinhaRafinha  Brazil Midfielder 2011– ¤ 27 1
López, SergiSergi López  Spain Defender 1987–1991 26 0
García, LuisLuis García  Spain Forward 2003–2004 25 4
Arnau, FrancescFrancesc Arnau  Spain Goalkeeper 1996–2001 24 0
Suárez, JeffrénJeffrén Suárez  Spain Forward 2008–2011 22 3
Navarro, FernandoFernando Navarro  Spain Defender 2001–2006 21 1
García, SalvadorSalvador García  Spain Defender 1986–1989 21 0
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona
These players had never played at Barcelona B, but played at the youth system of Barcelona and appeared in more than 20 league games with the senior team.
Name Nationality Position[NB] Barcelona career Appearances Goals
Piqué, GerardGerard Piqué  Spain Defender 2008– ¤ 195 17
Fàbregas, CescCesc Fàbregas  Spain Midfielder 2011–2014 96 28
Alba, JordiJordi Alba  Spain Defender 2012– ¤ 76 3
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona

Former managers

Top scorers

Segunda División

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Spain Jonathan Soriano 2010–2012 37
2  Spain Thomas Christiansen 1991–1996 28
 Spain Jon Bakero 1992–1997 28
4  Spain Gerard Deulofeu 2010–2013 27
5  Cameroon Jean Marie Dongou 2011– 26
6  Spain Óscar García 1991–1994 24
 Spain Manolo (Manuel Muñoz Navas) 1983–1986 24
 Spain Josep Villarroya 1984–1987 24
9  Spain Martín Domínguez 1986–1988 22
10  Spain Lluís Carreras 1991–1993 21
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Barcelona B

All Levels

Ranking Nationality Name Years Goals
1  Spain Jonathan Soriano 2009–2012 55
2  Nigeria Haruna Babangida 1998–2004 46
3  Spain Sergio García 2002–2004 34
4  Spain Mario Rosas 1997–2000 30
 Spain Joan Verdú 2002–2006 30
6  Spain Nolito 2008–2011 29
 Spain Roberto Trashorras 1999–2003 29
8  Spain Thomas Christiansen 1991–1996 28
 Spain Jon Bakero 1992–1997 28
10  Spain Gerard Deulofeu 2010–2013 27


The Mini Estadi

On 23 September 1982 the Mini Estadi was inaugurated by Barcelona president Josep Lluís Núñez. Next to the ground there are two training pitches, pitch 3 and 4, which have artificial turf – the latter has a regulation size of 100 x 70 metres and has seating for 1,000 spectators.

Mini Estadi has also hosted games for the Andorra national football team, and the Barcelona Dragons of American football.

La Masia

Inaugurated on 26 September 1966, La Masia is the name given to Barcelona's training facilities located near the Camp Nou in the Les Corts district of Barcelona. It is an ancient country residence built in 1702 and once Camp Nou was inaugurated in 1957, the building was remodelled and extended for use as the club's social headquarters.

In 1979, La Masia became the residence of young players from outside of the city. In the following decades the academy forged several players that would later appear for both the main squad and the Spanish national team, Guillermo Amor, Albert Ferrer, Iván de la Peña, Carles Puyol, Gerard López, Xavi, Víctor Valdés, and Andrés Iniesta being amongst the most prominent.[6][7][8]


  1. ^
  2. ^ El Barça Atlètic volverá a llamarse Barça B (Barça Atlètic to be called Barça B again); El Mundo Deportivo, 3 July 2010 (Spanish)
  3. ^ Luis Enrique, nuevo entrenador del Barcelona B (Luis Enrique, new Barcelona B coach); El País, 26 May 2008 (Spanish)
  4. ^
  5. ^ The lost boys of Barcelona; at Ezilon
  6. ^ La Masia history; Barcelona's official website
  7. ^ La Masia – A footballing factory par excellence; Total Barça, 22 April 2010
  8. ^ La Masia graduates have scored more goals this season than in any other season in the Club's history; Barcelona's official website, 18 March 2012

External links

  • Team profile at official website
  • Futbolme team profile (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol team profile
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