Profile of Villarreal CF football club

Spanish Villarreal CF football club Villarreal club football, normally abbreviated as Villarreal CF or simply Villarreal, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vila-real, Spain. The club was founded in 1923 and played in the regional leagues until the Spanish Civil war. After the war, in later years, Villarreal finally gained promotion to the National 3rd Division in 1956 where they stayed until the 1960-61 season when the Yellow Submarine was relegated.

Villarreal football club, well known as the El Submarino Amarillo (The Yellow Submarine), plays home in full Yellow uniform at the El Madrigal stadium having capacity of 25,000 people.

Villarreal football club spent much of the time of 1980’s in the Spanish third Division, and spent almost the entire 1990s in the second division, only gaining promotion late in that decade.

Villarreal football club’s president Fernando Roig took over in 1997 when the club was in the second division, with heavy debts and a stadium of only 3,500. Coach Jose Antonio Irulegui’s team finished fourth and couldn’t enter the Spanish top flight losing SD Compostela.

Regardless,  Villarreal football club bounced back quickly to make a place in Spain’s top flight after being relegated to second division. Onwards from that they have never looked back. Villarreal FC made a considerable improvement in last few years. They won the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup and a run to the UEFA Cup semi-finals the same season.

Further UEFA Intertoto Cup success in 2004 proved the club’s strength once again to win the titles. In 2004-05, they showed a great play in the La Liga and gained the third position with top goal-scorer Diego Forlan (Uruguay International), to enter the UEFA Champions League, make a place to the group stages after defeating Everton FC in the third qualifying round.

There is no doubt that Villarreal have been one of the strongest clubs in Spain for the last five years or so. Manager Juan Carlos Garrido and Marcos Senna (captain) are hoping to improve this season after 7th place in the La Liga in the last 2009-10 season.

Club’s Honours

2003 – UEFA Intertoto Cup

2004 – UEFA Intertoto Cup

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