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Real Madrid Castilla

Real Madrid Castilla
Full name Real Madrid Castilla
Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s) RM Castilla
Founded 16 December 1930
(as Agrupación Deportiva
Plus Ultra
Ground Alfredo di Stéfano,
Madrid, Community of Madrid,
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Nicolas Martín-Sanz[1]
Manager Zinedine Zidane[2]
League Segunda División B
2014–15 2ªB - Group 2, 6th

Real Madrid Castilla is a Spanish football team that plays in Segunda División B. It is Real Madrid's reserve team, and is therefore an integral part of Real Madrid's youth academy, La Fábrica. They play their home games at Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.

Unlike the English football league system, reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as their senior team rather than a separate league. Reserve teams, however, cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore, Real Madrid B are ineligible for promotion to the Primera División. Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition, only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams.

While a few players have gone on to establish themselves in the Real Madrid first team, several former Castilla players such as Ismael Urzaiz, Santiago Cañizares, Mista, Esteban Cambiasso, Luis García, Juan Mata, Álvaro Negredo, Roberto Soldado, Borja Valero, Juanfran and Rodrigo have all moved on to successful careers with other clubs.


  • History 1
    • AD Plus Ultra 1.1
    • Castilla CF 1.2
    • Real Madrid B 1.3
    • Real Madrid Castilla 1.4
  • Players 2
    • 2015−16 squad 2.1
    • Out on loan 2.2
    • Selected reserve team players 2.3
  • Honours 3
    • Season to season 3.1
  • Notable former players 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


AD Plus Ultra

In 1948, Agrupación Deportiva Pluse 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 División and in 1952, the club became the official Real reserve team. 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 senior Real Madrid players and Spanish internationals such as Zárraga, Enrique Mateos, Ramón Marsal, Pedro Casado, Juan Manuel Villa, José María Vidal, Fernando Serena, and Ramón Grosso all spent time at the club. Luis Aragonés also briefly played for Plus Ultra and Miguel Muñoz began his coaching career at the club. In 1972, 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 Madrid, on 21 July.

Castilla CF

As Castilla CF, the team enjoyed something of a golden age. During this era, with a team that included Agustín, Ricardo Gallego and Francisco Pineda, Castilla 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 Sociedad, and Sporting de Gijón. The latter two eventually finished second and third in the Primera División. In the final, they played Real Madrid but lost 6–1. Because Real also won the Primera División, however, Castilla qualified for the European Cup Winners Cup. Despite beating West Ham United 3–1 in the opening game at the Santiago Bernabéu, they lost the return 5–1 after extra time and went out in the first round. Castilla reached the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on three further occasions, in 1984, 1986, and 1988.

In 1984, with Amancio Amaro as coach, Castilla won the Segunda División. Amaro's tenure as coach saw the rise of the famous La Quinta del BuitreEmilio Butragueño, Manolo Sanchís, Martín Vazquéz, Míchel, and Miguel Pardeza. Castilla were ineligible for promotion, however, because Real Madrid were already in the Primera División. In the 1987–88 season, they finished third in the Segunda División, but were once again ineligible for promotion.

Real Madrid B

In 1991, the Royal Spanish Football Federation 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 players, Vicente del Bosque and 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, Guti, and Iker Casillas, who all became established members of the senior Real Madrid team.

Real Madrid Castilla

In the 2004–05 season, coach Juan Ramón López Caro guided the team back to the Segunda División and 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 Madrid was named the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium and Francisco Moreno Cariñena became the first independent chairman in 16 years.

The team has continued to produce quality players such as Roberto Soldado who is currently playing in the Villareal CF first team, and Álvaro Arbeloa, who played for Deportivo de La Coruña and Liverpool in the past and has now re-joined Real Madrid's first team.

In the 2006–07 season, the team was relegated to the Segunda División B under the management of ex-Real Madrid legend Míchel after occupying 19th place in the league and a disappointing season. Míchel 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, such as Rubén de la Red, Esteban Granero, and Javi García. The reserves produced other quality players, including Juan Mata, who plays for Manchester United, and Álvaro Negredo, who plays for Valencia CF

Real Madrid Castilla was promoted back to Segunda División at the end of the season 2011-12 after beating Cadiz in the play-offs with aggregate score 8-1.

In 2013-14 season, without Álvaro Morata and Jesé, who were promoted into Real Madrid, Castilla was relegated in the last matchday after being defeated by Real Murcia in last match of the season.


2015−16 squad [3]

As of 5 September 2015 [4]

Squad No.1 Nationality Name Date of birth (age) Signed from Transfer fee Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Rubén Yáñez (1993-10-12) 12 October 1993 Real Madrid C Promoted 2013 2016 33 0
13 Alfonso Herrero (1994-04-21) 21 April 1994 Real Madrid C Promoted 2014 2015 4 0
1 Carlos Abad (1995-06-28) 28 June 1995 Tenerife Loan 2015 2017 7 0
Alex (1995-10-21) 21 October 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2018 0 0
Abner (1996-05-30) 30 May 1996 Coritiba N/A 2014 2016 3 0
Jaime (vc) (1995-03-11) 11 March 1995 Juvenil A Promoted 2014 2018 16 0
4 José León (1995-02-03) 3 February 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 ? 9 0
2 Fran (1995-05-22) 22 May 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2016 7 1
5 Héctor (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2016 3 0
3 Álvaro Tejero (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 ? 7 0
Philipp Lienhart (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 Rapid Wien II €0.3 million 2015 2019 5 0
Lucas Torró (1994-07-19) 19 July 1994 Juvenil A Promoted 2013 2016 42 1
6 Marcos Llorente (1995-01-30) 30 January 1995 Juvenil A Promoted 2014 2018 5
8 Javier Muñoz (vc) (1995-02-28) 28 February 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2017 21 1
Enzo (c) (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2021 14 1
7 Álvaro (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 2016 7 0
14 Aleix Febas (1996-02-02) 2 February 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 2018 5 0
11 Cristian Cedrés (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 2016 7 0
Fran Pérez (1996-01-20) 20 January 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 ? 1 0
José Lazo (1996-02-16) 16 February 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 2016 1 0
16 Mariano (vc) (1993-08-01) 1 August 1993 Real Madrid C Promoted 2014 2017 17 9
Juanjo (1995-02-12) 12 February 1995 Real Madrid C Promoted 2015 ? 21 4
GK Marcos (1996-09-02) 2 September 1996 Juvenil A Promoted 2015 ? 0 0
MF Rubén Belima (1992-02-11) 11 February 1992 Real Madrid C Promoted 2013 2016 3 0

1 Squad numbers are based on the most appearances wearing number from game-day line-ups.
- injured

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
DF Diego Llorente (at Rayo Vallecano)
MF Burgui (at Espanyol)
MF Omar Mascarell (at Sporting Gijón)
No. Position Player
MF Álvaro Medrán (at Getafe)
FW Raúl de Tomás (at Córdoba)

Selected reserve team players[5]

  • Real Madrid Juvenil players which were granted the second team shirt.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
10 MF Martin Ødegaard (Juvenil A)
9 FW Borja Mayoral (Juvenil A)


Winners (1): 1983–84
Winners (4): 1990–91, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2011–12
Winners (6): 1948–49, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1946/47 5th
1947/48 5th 1st Round
1948/49 1st 2nd Round
1949/50 3rd 3rd Round
1950/51 7th DNQ
1951/52 12th DNQ
1952/53 15th 1st Round
1953/54 3rd
1954/55 1st
1955/56 15th
1956/57 1st
1957/58 7th
1958/59 10th QF
1959/60 4th 2nd Round
1960/61 7th 1st Round
1961/62 7th 1st Round
1962/63 16th 1st Round
1963/64 1st
1964/65 3rd
1965/66 1st
1966/67 2nd
1967/68 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1968/69 3rd
1969/70 3rd 2nd Round
1970/71 11th 1st Round
1971/72 10th 2nd Round
1972/73 4th 1st Round
1973/74 4th 3rd Round
1974/75 4th 3rd Round
1975/76 3rd 1st Round
1976/77 4th 2nd Round
1977/78 2ªB 2nd 2nd Round
1978/79 7th 3rd Round
1979/80 7th Runners-up
1980/81 11th 4th Round
1981/82 8th 3rd Round
1982/83 6th 2nd Round
1983/84 1st QF
1984/85 5th 2nd Round
1985/86 12th QF
1986/87 5th 1st Round
1987/88 3rd QF
1988/89 15th 2nd Round
1989/90 18th 1st Round
Season Division Place
1990/91 2ªB 1st
1991/92 16th
1992/93 6th
1993/94 6th
1994/95 8th
1995/96 4th
1996/97 18th
1997/98 2ªB 2nd
1998/99 2ªB 3rd
1999/00 2ªB 5th
2000/01 2ªB 7th
2001/02 2ªB 1st
2002/03 2ªB 6th
2003/04 2ªB 2nd
2004/05 2ªB 1st
2005/06 11th
2006/07 19th
2007/08 2ªB 5th
2008/09 2ªB 6th
2009/10 2ªB 8th
2010/11 2ªB 3rd
2011/12 2ªB 1st
Season Division Place
2012/13 8th
2013/14 20th
2014/15 2ªB 6th
2015/16 2ªB

Notable former players


  1. ^ "Nicolás Martín-Sanz, nuevo presidente del Castilla". AS. Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Zidane to manage Castilla in the 2014/2015 season".  
  3. ^ "Team Roster" (in Spanish).  
  4. ^ "Segunda División B roster". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Juvenil A Roster" (in Spanish).  

External links

  • Real Madrid Castilla Official club website (Spanish) / (English) / (Japanese)
  • Real Madrid Castilla News, Photos and Videos
  • profile (Spanish)
  • BDFutbol team profile
  • Castilla CF in Europe
  • Segunda B Division Table
  • Club & stadium history Estadios de Espana (English)
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