Real Madrid C

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Real Madrid C
Full name Real Madrid Club de Fútbol C
Nickname(s) RMC
Founded 1952 (As Real Madrid C.F. Aficionados)
Dissolved 2015
Ground Ciudad Real Madrid,
Madrid, Spain
Capacity 3,000
Manager José Aurelio Gay
League Tercera División – Group 7
2014–15 9th
Current season

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol C, commonly known as Real Madrid C, was a Spanish association football team that played in the Tercera División – Group 7. It was Real Madrid's second reserve team. They played their home games at La Ciudad del Real Madrid in Valdebebas outside the city of Madrid. At the end of the 2014–15 Tercera Division, Real Madrid C was disbanded.

History[edit]

Real Madrid Aficionados[edit]

Real Madrid Aficionados was the amateur team for Real Madrid. In the 1960s, the team won six straight Campeonato de España de Aficionados and winning eight championships in an 11-year period. They last of their amateur championships, qualified the team for the 1970–71 Copa del Generalísimo which was the Spanish Cup competition. The team lost in the second round which was further than their big brothers at Plus Ultra achieved; losing in the first round. The last Spanish Cup appearance was in the 1986-87 edition of the Copa del Rey. While Castilla lost in the first round, the amateur lasted until the fifth round.

In league play, the Aficionados won promotion from the Preferente Castellana to the Tercera División in 1981. Their best year was the 1984–85 season, winning their Tercera group but renouncing their play-off spot in the Promoción de Ascenso.

Real Madrid C[edit]

After RFEF rulings about the status of reserve teams, the amateur team was renamed Real Madrid C in 1990. In 1990–91, the team again won their group, but was runner-up in the Liguilla de Ascenso (promotion mini-league). Two years later, the team won promotion to the Segunda División B. In 1997, the team was relegated back to the Tercera when Real Madrid B were demoted from the Segunda División to the Segunda División B. In 2005–06, the team missed promotion to the Segunda B by a single goal; Guijuelo won their home leg 1–0 and lost away 2–1 for 2–2 on aggregate, and the tie was broken by the away goals rule.

Real Madrid C gained promotion in 2012, and maintained a mid-table position in the third tier for two years before being forcibly demoted in 2014 when Castilla were relegated to the third level. After the 2014–15 Tercera Division season, the C-team was disbanded.[1][2]

Honours[edit]

Winners (5): 1984–85, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1998–99, 2005–06
Winners (1): 1982–83 (Copa de la Liga de Tercera División)
  • Campeonato de España de Aficionados
Winners (8): 1959–60, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1969–70
  • Copa de Comunidad
Winners (2): 2002–03 (Qualified for the Copa Federación but was eliminated by Real Ávila in the preliminary round 0-2; 2-3), 2007–08 (Qualified for the Copa Federación. Eliminated by SS Reyes in the second round 1-0;0-2)

Season to season[edit]

Real Madrid Aficionados[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1973–74 1º Preferente 6th
1974–75 1º Preferente 8th
1975–76 1º Preferente 13th
1976–77 1º Preferente 9th
1977–78 Preferente 3rd
1978–79 Preferente 4th
1979–80 Preferente 8th
1980–81 Preferente 2nd
1981–82 7th DNQ
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1982–83 7th DNQ
1983–84 2nd 1st Round
1984–85 1st 1st Round
1985–86 4th 1st Round
1986–87 8th 5th Round
1987–88 10th DNQ
1988–89 4th DNQ
1989–90 5th

Real Madrid C[edit]

Season Division Place
1990–91 1st
1991–92 1st
1992–93 2nd
1993–94 2ªB 7th
1994–95 2ªB 13th
1995–96 2ªB 9th
1996–97 2ªB 13th
1997–98 3rd
1998–99 1st
1999–00 2nd
2000–01 4th
2001–02 11th
2002–03 6th
Season Division Place
2003–04 14th
2004–05 11th
2005–06 1st
2006–07 6th
2007–08 9th
2008–09 8th
2009–10 6th
2010–11 5th
2011–12 2nd
2012–13 2ªB 5th
2013–14 2ªB 9th
2014–15 9th

Last Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain GK Ander Cantero
Belgium GK Álex Craninx
Spain GK Sergio Rodríguez
Spain DF Mario Hermoso
Spain DF José León
Spain DF Rubén Molero
Spain DF Iván Sáez
Austria DF Philipp Lienhart
Spain DF Héctor Martínez
Spain DF Óscar Arroyo
Spain DF Rubén Darío
Spain MF Rai Marchán
No. Position Player
Spain MF Miki Muñoz
Ivory Coast MF Djakaridja Traoré
France MF Enzo Fernández
Colombia MF Juanjo Narváez
Spain MF Aleix Febas
Spain MF Alberto Lozano
Spain MF Agoney González
Spain FW Cristian Cedrés
Spain FW Ismael Cerro
Spain FW Marcos Legaz
Spain FW Sergio Sánchez

Notable players[edit]

  • N.B. Players in BOLD played for senior team; Players in ITALICS haven't played in the Primera División.

Notable managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Real Madrid disbanding C team will have repercussions for development". ESPN. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  2. ^ "So long, Real Madrid C". Marca. 29 May 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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