As the start of the leagues approaches, it’s a good time to talk about the Villarreal B and C teams playing, respectively, in Segunda B and Tercera.
Let’s start with Villarreal B. According to the official web, this is the players in the B team:
Goalkeepers: Ander Cantero, Joan Femenías
Defence: Franquesa, Juan Ibiza, Miguelón, Pau, Ramón, Roger Riera
Midfield: Cedrés, Raba, Imanol, Manu Morlanes, Pedrito, Ramiro, Chuca
Forward: Dalmau, Darío Poveda, Franco Acosta, Mario, Simón, Leo Suárez
I also added Leo Suárez who will be available for B team during the season
They are coached by Javi Calleja, who played 7 seasons with Villarreal and won two Intertoto Cup. Calleja will be substituting Paco López, who trained Villarreal B for three seasons and last year almost got a playoff spot. The preffered formation of Paco López was the 1-4-4-2, as Villarreal A.
This are the other teams in the group
Villarreal B will start against Atlético Baleares this Saturday at 19:00 local time. A tough match, as Atlético Baleares will try to repeat last season and get a playoff promotion spot. Let’s hope this season is better than last year. Click here for the calendar.
Last, let’s see how the transfer window was for the team with the altas and bajas:
Altas: Franquesa (Barça B), Imanol (Osasuna B), Cedrés (RM Castilla), Dalmau (Espanyol B), Roger Riera (Celta B), Pedrito, Chuca, Simón and Darío Poveda (Villarreal C) and Manu Morlanes (Juvenil A)
Bajas: Felipe Alfonso (Alcorcón), Carlos Martínez (Tokyo Verdy), Larrea (Numancia), Shvets (Akhmat Grozny), Mauro (Cádiz), Carlos López (Wisla Krakow), Peris (Elche), Cantalapiedra (Sevilla B), Javi García (Cercle Brugge), Lazo (RM Castilla, loan return) and Doffo (Vélez, loan return)
And now let’s talk a bit about Villarreal C. As always, they are part of Grupo VI with fellow teams of Valencian Community. The roster for this season is mostly comprised by players promoted from the Villarreal Juvenil teams
Goalkeepers: Diego Fuoli, Josele
Defence: Arnau, Edu Adell, Jairo, Joan Salvá, Pepe Castaño, Sena, Migue, Nani
Midfield: Andi, Andrei, Fran Álvarez, Iván Martín, Jack, Leando, Akale, Pablo Álvarez, Lozano
Forward: Álex Millán, Villa, Chepe, Mou, Nikola
The coach will be Pere Martí. Information is a bit more scarce on this team, so if someone knows a web with a bit more info, would be helpful.
The group this year looks like this
Villarreal C will start the league visiting Crevillente, southwest of Elche, on August 27. There will be some derbies as against Castellón (Jornada 6, September 24) and Almazora (Jornada 21, December 20). Also, there will be the matches against Roda (Jornada 3, September 10), a close associated of Villarreal helping with the cantera. Click here for full calendar.