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Encyclopedia > Villarreal CF
Villarreal
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Full name Villarreal Club de Fútbol
Nickname(s) El Submarino Amarillo
("The Yellow Submarine")
Founded March 10, 1923
Ground Estadio El Madrigal,
Villarreal,
Valencian Community,
Spain
(Capacity 23,000)
Chairman Fernando Roig Alfonso
Manager Manuel Pellegrini
League La Liga
2006-07 La Liga, 5th
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Villarreal Club de Fútbol SAD, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Vila-real, a small town in the province of Castellon. The team plays at the 23,000 seater El Madrigal stadium. Image File history File links Villarreal_CF_logo. ... Yellow Submarine can refer to: Yellow Submarine - original song by The Beatles, released in 1966. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Estadio El Madrigal is a multi-use stadium in Vila-real, Spain. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Douro  - District or A.R. Vila Real Mayor Manuel Martins  - Party PSD Area 378. ... Capital Valencia Official language(s) Valencian and Spanish Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 8th  23,255 km²  4. ... Rungnado May Day Stadium is the worlds largest football stadium. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Manuel Pellegrini (born 16 September 1953 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean ex-footballer and current manager. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ... The La Liga 2006/2007 season started August 27, 2006 and finished June 17, 2007. ... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links left arm of kit template File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... body of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... rightarm of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... socks of kit template File links The following pages link to this file: Arsenal F.C. Ajax Amsterdam AZ Alkmaar A.S. Roma Torino Calcio A.C. Milan ACF Fiorentina Bristol City F.C. Charlton Athletic F.C. Chievo Verona Chelsea F.C. England national football team Wikipedia:WikiProject Football... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Norte  - Subregion Douro  - District or A.R. Vila Real Mayor Manuel Martins  - Party PSD Area 378. ... Castellón de la Plana (in Catalan/Valencian Castelló de la Plana) is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian autonomous community, Spain, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, by the Mediterranean Sea (40°N 0°W). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

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History

Early Stages

The club was founded in 1923 and played in regional leagues until the Spanish Civil War, during which time Spain football went on a hiatus. After the war, the club played in various regional leagues as well as the Third Division until the 1970/71 season, when Villarreal first played in the Segunda División for two consecutive seasons, at the end of which the club was relegated to the Third Division once again. After playing in the Segunda División B for a few seasons in the late 80s, Villarreal managed to solidify themselves as a Segunda División club starting with the 1992/93 season. Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liga de Fútbol Profesional The Segunda División is the lower of the two professional leagues in Spain consisting of 22 teams. ... Logo of the Real Federacion Española de Futbol The Segunda División B is a championship of the Spanish Football. ... Liga de Fútbol Profesional The Segunda División is the lower of the two professional leagues in Spain consisting of 22 teams. ...


La Liga de las Estrellas

On May 24, 1998, a date which the club's supporters still remember fondly, Villarreal sealed promotion to the Primera División for the 1998/99 season, which started with an intimidating match against giants Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu. After a difficult season, Villarreal were again relegated to the Segunda División for the 1999/2000 season, in which they finished third, again earning promotion to La Liga de las Estrellas, the Primera División, this time to stay for good. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ... For the basketball team, see Real Madrid Baloncesto. ... The Santiago Bernabéu is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain. ... Liga de Fútbol Profesional The Segunda División is the lower of the two professional leagues in Spain consisting of 22 teams. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ...


European Success

After finishing 7th a year later, Villarreal stayed near the bottom of the table for two seasons before defeating Dutch team SC Heerenveen in the final to win their first European title, the UEFA Intertoto Cup in the summer of 2003, thereby qualifying for the UEFA Cup tournament. In the 2003/04 season, Villarreal reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup, losing to neighbours and eventual champions Valencia CF. That summer, however, they won the Intertoto Cup again, qualifying for that coming season's UEFA Cup tournament, in which they would reach the quarter-finals. They bowed out in the quarter-finals to Dutch side AZ Alkmaar, losing 3-2 aggregate. During the same 2004/05 season Villarreal finished in 3rd place in La Liga, earning the club their first direct qualification to a European tournament; the UEFA Champions League. sc Heerenveen (Frisian: sc It Hearrenfean) is a Dutch football club currently playing in the Eredivisie, the Dutch Premier Division. ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... Valencia Club de Fútbol (also known as Valencia CF or Valencia) are a Spanish professional football club based in Valencia. ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... AZ Alkmaar is a football club from Alkmaar, the Netherlands. ... (Professional Football League), commonly known as La Liga and also known as Primera División, is the professional football league in Spain. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ...


The current 2005/06 season brought the club considerable European success and recognition, due to their consistent performances in the Champions League. In the qualifying round stage, Villarreal contreversially defeated English side Everton F.C. on a 4-2 aggregate score with two 2-1 victories. In the group stage, Villarreal were to be in the same group as Portuguese champions SL Benfica, French club Lille OSC, and English giants Manchester United F.C.. Remaining undefeated throughout the group stage, Villarreal were twice victorious (1-0 each against Benfica away and Lille at home) and earned four draws, including two scoreless draws with Manchester United. They topped their group and progressed to the knock-out stages along with SL Benfica. The club progressed to the quarter-finals in their Champions League debut by defeating the Scottish club Rangers F.C. 3-3 on the away goals rule (a 2-2 draw in Glasgow and a 1-1 draw at home gave the Spanish side one more away goal than their opponents). The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... Everton Football Club is an English football club located in the city of Liverpool. ... Benfica redirects here. ... Lille Olympique Sporting Club is a French football club. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Benfica redirects here. ... Lille Olympique Sporting Club is a French football club. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ... Benfica redirects here. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... For other uses, see Rangers F.C. (disambiguation). ... The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each teams home ground. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


El Submarino Amarillo drew Italian heavyweights Inter Milan in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The first leg was played at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on March 29, 2006. Playing at San Siro, Diego Forlán scored inside the first minute of the match, but Villarreal lost 2-1 as Inter took a lead to the return leg at Estadio El Madrigal on April 4. Villarreal, however, continued their unbeaten home record in the Champions League as they beat the Italian giants 1-0 in the second leg to qualify for the semi-finals on the away goals rule (the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate, but because of Diego Forlán's goal in Milan, Villarreal advanced). During that game, left-back Rodolfo 'El Vasco' Arruabarrena turned a back header from Riquelme's free kick past Inter's goalkeeper Francesco Toldo to score the decisive goal of the tie. In the semi-finals, Villarreal narrowly lost out to Arsenal F.C. on a 1-0 aggregate scoreline following Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann's save of Juan Román Riquelme's last-minute penalty, the penalty was won by Jose Mari. Villarreal signed Robert Pires from Arsenal in the summer following their Champions League semi-final defeat. He is playing for the team now after a long injury lay-off. Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, also known as the San Siro, is a football stadium in Milan, Italy. ... Diego Forlán Corazo (born May 19, 1979) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid of La Liga. ... Estadio El Madrigal is a multi-use stadium in Vila-real, Spain. ... is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The UEFA Champions League (also known as the European Cup, UCL, CE1, C1[1] or CL) is a seasonal club football competition organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) since 1955 for the most successful football clubs in Europe. ... The away goals rule is a method of breaking ties in football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each teams home ground. ... Diego Forlán Corazo (born May 19, 1979) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid of La Liga. ... Rodolfo Martín Arruabarrena (born July 20, 1975 in Marcos Paz) is an Argentine football defence player, recently signed by Greek team AEK Athens. ... Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder, under contract to Spanish side Villarreal CF. Riquelme is also part of the Argentina national football team. ... Internazionale Milano Football Club is an Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, which plays in the Serie A. It is more commonly known as Inter, and often named Inter Milan in foreign countries. ... Francesco Toldo (born December 2, 1971 in Padua) is an Italian football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Inter. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... Arsenal Football Club (also known as Arsenal, The Arsenal or The Gunners) are an English professional football club based in Holloway, north London. ... For other persons named Jens Lehmann, see Jens Lehmann (disambiguation). ... Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder, under contract to Spanish side Villarreal CF. Riquelme is also part of the Argentina national football team. ... José Mari, full name José María Romero Poyón (born on December 10, 1978), is a Spanish footballer, who was a member of the national squad competing at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Robert Pirès (born 29 October 1973 of Portuguese and Spanish descent) is a French international football player. ...


The Team

Nickname and Mascot

The team is nicknamed El Submarino Amarillo (the Yellow Submarine) because of their yellow uniforms. The mascot (named Groguet, "Little Yellow") is a figure with a submarine head. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ...


Current squad 2007/08

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No. Position Player
1 GK Sebastián Viera
2 Flag of Argentina DF Gonzalo Rodríguez
3 DF Josemi
4 DF Diego Godín
5 DF Joan Capdevila
6 MF Josico (Captain)
7 Flag of France MF Robert Pirès
8 MF Santi Cazorla
9 Flag of Mexico FW Guillermo Franco
10 MF Cani
11 Flag of Denmark FW Jon Dahl Tomasson
12 Flag of France DF Pascal Cygan
13 GK Diego López
No. Position Player
14 MF Mati Fernández
15 FW Nihat Kahveci
16 Flag of Argentina MF Juan Román Riquelme
17 DF Javi Venta
18 DF Ángel
19 MF Marcos Senna
20 Flag of Argentina DF Fabricio Fuentes
21 MF Bruno Soriano
22 Flag of Italy FW Giuseppe Rossi
23 Flag of Portugal MF Feliciano Condesso
24 Flag of France MF Rio Antonio Mavuba
25 Flag of Portugal FW Tomané Nunes

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Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... José Miguel González Rey, more commonly known as Josemi (born 15 November 1979 in Torremolinos, Spain) is a Spanish football player who plays for Villarreal CF in La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Diego Godín (born February 16, 1986) is an Uruguayan football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Joan Capdevila Méndez, also known as Capdevila (born 3 February 1978 in Tàrrega, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish footballer, who currently plays for Villarreal CF of the Spanish La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... José Joaquín Moreno Verdú Josico (born 6 January 1975 in Hellín, Albacete) is a Spanish football (soccer) midfielder. ... The team captain of a football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Robert Emmanuel Pirès (born October 29, 1973 in Reims, France) is a French international football player, of Portuguese and Asturian descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Santiago Santi Cazorla González (born 13 December 1984 in Lugo de Llanera, Asturias) is a Spanish football (soccer) midfielder/striker for Recreativo de Huelva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... He is to be distinguished from the jazz and World music percussionist Guilherme Franco Guillermo Luis Franco Farcuason (born on November 3, 1976 in Corrientes, Argentina) is an international Argentine-Mexican football striker, who currently plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF in La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Rubén Gracia Calmache nickname Cani (born 12 June 1981 in Zaragoza) is Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Jon Dahl Tomasson (born August 29, 1976 in Copenhagen) is a Danish football (soccer) player who currently plays for German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Pascal Cygan (born April 29, 1974 in Lens) is a French football player, currently playing for Villarreal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... A football goalkeeper leaves the ground to parry a shot on goal In many team sports, a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports) is a designated player that is charged with directly preventing the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal. ... Diego López Rodríguez (born November 3, 1981) is a player with the Spanish football club Real Madrid, who plays as a goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Matías Fernández (born on May 15, 1986, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Chilean football player, who currently plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF. He is also known by several nicknames such as Mati, El Pelusa, and Fernández is an attacking midfielder, a playmaker, fantastic dribbler. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Nihat Kahveci (born November 23, 1979 in Istanbul) is a Turkish football player for Spanish side Villarreal CF. He made his debut for the Turkish national team in 2000 against Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder, under contract to Spanish side Villarreal CF. Riquelme is also part of the Argentina national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Javier Rodríguez Venta (born 13 December 1975) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays as a defender for Villarreal CF and the Spain national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Ángel David López Ruano (born March 10, 1981), usually called Ángel, is a Spanish footballer currently playing for Celta Vigo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Marcos Antonio Senna da Silva (born 17 July 1976 in Río de Janeiro) is a football player for Villarreal CF. He plays in midfield, and since moving to the club from Sao Caetano in 2002 has helped them as far as the Champions League semi-finals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The Bolton players in white are defending - the nearest player is trying to prevent the Fulham forward in cyan from crossing the ball. ... Fabricio Fuentes (born October 13, 1976 in Rio Cuarto, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine football Defender currently playing for Villarreal CF in Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Bruno Soriano Llido is a Spanish footballer who plays in midfield for Villarreal CF. He was born on 12th June 1984 in Artana, Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... Giuseppe Rossi (born 1 February 1987, in Teaneck, New Jersey) is an Italian-American football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Feliciano Prudencio de Assunçao Condesso is a Portuguese football (soccer) midfielder contracted to Villarreal CF. He moved to the Spanish club for £34,000 from Southampton FC in June 2007 after failing to secure a first-team place[1]. ^ Saints man makes Spanish switch, Sky Sports, 2007-06-05. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Rio Antonio Mavuba (born March 8, 1984 at sea) is a French football player who plays at Villarreal CF. // Mavubas father was Ricky Mavuba (nicknamed The Black Sorcerer), a football player, who appeared at the 1974 World Cup for Zaire, while Rio Antonios mother was an Angolan national. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, and formerly inside forwards, are the players on a team in football in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... António Manuel Nunes Ferreira (Tomané Nunes) (born January 15, 1987) is a Portuguese striker who currently plays for Villarreal C.F. He is 20 years old and he was born in Nogueira do Cravo, a small village in Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal. ...

Foreign Players 2007

In the Spanish league only three non-EU nationals can be registered and given a squad number for the first team. Those with European ancestry can claim a passport from the nation their ancestors came from. e.g Gonzalo can claim a Spanish passport as he has Spanish ancestry. If a player does not have European ancestry he can claim a Spanish passport by playing in Spain for 5 years.


In addirion, players from the ACP countries—countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that are signatories to the Cotonou Agreement—are not counted against non-EU quotas, due to the Kolpak ruling. However, this issue is currently moot for Villarreal, as the only player on their first team from an ACP country already holds an EU passport. ACP States The ACP States are the countries that are signatories of the Lomé Convention. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... West Indies redirects here. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... The Cotonou Agreement is a treaty between the European Union and the group of African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP countries). ... The Kolpak ruling is the EU ruling in favour of Maros Kolpak, a Slovak handball player. ...

  • Flag of Argentina Gonzalo Rodríguez
  • Flag of Argentina Flag of Italy Fabricio Fuentes
  • Flag of Argentina Juan Román Riquelme
  • Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Guillermo Franco
  • Flag of Argentina Matías Fernández
  • Flag of Denmark Jon Dahl Tomasson
  • Flag of France Flag of Portugal Robert Pirès
  • Flag of France Pascal Cygan
  • Flag of France Flag of Angola Rio Antonio Mavuba
  • Flag of Italy Flag of the United States Giuseppe Rossi
  • Flag of Portugal Feliciano Condesso
  • Flag of Portugal Tomané Nunes
  • Marcos Senna
  • Nihat Kahveci
  • Flag of Italy Sebastián Viera
  • Flag of Italy Diego Godín

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Statistics 2006/07

  • Top Scores:
    • Forlan - 19 goals
    • Cani - 4 goals
    • Tomasson - 4 goals
  • Top Goalkeepers
    • Viera - 25 goals In 28 Matches
    • Barbosa - 19 goals In 11 Matches

Recent History

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
1998/1999 1D 18 38 8 12 18 47 63 36 relegated after play-off
1999/2000 2D 3 42 18 12 12 61 46 66 promoted
2000/2001 1D 7 38 16 9 13 58 52 57
2001/2002 1D 15 38 11 10 17 46 55 43
2002/2003 1D 15 38 11 12 15 44 53 45
2003/2004 1D 8 38 15 9 14 47 49 54 UC semi-final
2004/2005 1D 3 38 18 11 9 69 37 65 2nd round UC quarter-final
2005/2006 1D 7 38 14 15 9 50 39 57 last 16 ECL semi-final
2006/2007 1D 5 38 18 8 12 48 44 62 last 16 IT 3rd round

The Copa del Rey is an annual cup competition for Spanish football teams. ... The 1998/1999 La Liga season saw 20 teams participate in the top flight Spanish league it was won by Barcelona with Real Madrid finishing runners up. ... The 1999/2000 Segunda División season saw 22 teams participate in the second flight Spanish league. ... The La Liga Season 2000/01 was won by Real Madrid. ... The La Liga Season 2001/2002 was won by Valencia CF. La Liga seasons 1991/92 | 1992/93 | 1993/94 | 1994/95 | 1995/96 | 1996/97 | 1997/98 | 1998/99 1999/00 | 2000/01 | 2001/02 | 2002/03 | 2003/04 | 2004/05 | 2005/06 | 2006/07 Categories: | | | | | ... The La Liga Season 2002/2003 was won by Real Madrid. ... The La Liga Season 2003/04 was won by Valencia CF. La Liga seasons 1991/92 | 1992/93 | 1993/94 | 1994/95 | 1995/96 | 1996/97 | 1997/98 | 1998/99 1999/00 | 2000/01 | 2001/02 | 2002/03 | 2003/04 | 2004/05 | 2005/06 | 2006/07 Categories: | | | | | ... The UEFA Cup 2003-04 fixtures and results. ... // FC Barcelona -- UEFA Champions League Directly Real Madrid -- UEFA Champions League Directly Villarreal CF -- UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round Betis -- UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round RCD Espanyol -- UEFA Cup Sevilla FC -- UEFA Cup CA Osasuna -- UEFA Cup Runners-Up of Kings Cup Valencia CF -- Intertoto Cup Deportivo de La... The UEFA Cup 2004-05 fixtures and results. ... // 1st -- FC Barcelona -- UEFA Champions League Directly and Champion 2nd -- Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Directly 3rd -- Valencia CF UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round 4th -- CA Osasuna UEFA Champions League Preliminary Round Winners of Kings Cup: RCD Espanyol -- UEFA Cup 5th -- Sevilla FC UEFA Cup 6th -- Celta de Vigo... The UEFA Champions League 2005-06 was the 51st edition of the European UEFA Champions League football club tournament. ... The La Liga 2006/2007 season started August 27, 2006 and finished June 17, 2007. ... The UEFA Intertoto Cup, also abbreviated as UI Cup is a summer football competition for European clubs that have not qualified for one of the two major UEFA competitions, the Champions League and the UEFA Cup. ...

Famous players

see also Cat:Villarreal CF footballers Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Juan Antonio Pizzi Torroja (born June 7, 1968 in Santa Fe, Argentina) is a retired professional football (soccer) striker who played in different teams of Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and for Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Martín El Loco Palermo (born November 7, 1973 in La Plata, Argentina) is a professional footballer currently playing for Boca Juniors of Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Sebastián Alejandro Battaglia (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Juan Román Riquelme (born June 24, 1978 in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine professional football attacking midfielder, under contract to Spanish side Villarreal CF. Riquelme is also part of the Argentina national football team. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Juan Pablo Sorín (born May 5, 1976 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer currently playing for Hamburger SV in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Walter Nicolás Gaitán Sayavedra (born March 13, 1977 in La Rioja, Argentina) is a football attacking midfield, who currently plays for Tigres in the Primera División de México. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Diego Sebastián Cagna (born April 19, 1970 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine professional football midfielder currently with Argentine Boca Juniors. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Bruno Marioni (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gustavo Barros Schelotto (born 4 May 1973 in La Plata) is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for the Puerto Rico Islanders in the United Soccer Leagues. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Rodolfo Martín Arruabarrena (born July 20, 1975 in Marcos Paz) is an Argentine football defence player, recently signed by Greek team AEK Athens. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Fabricio Coloccini (born January 22, 1982 in Córdoba, Argentina) is an Argentine football defender who currently plays for the club Deportivo de La Coruña in the Spanish First Division. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Gonzalo Javier Rodríguez (born April 10, 1984 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine footballer, currently playing in Spain for Villarreal since 2004. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Luciano Gabriel Lucho Figueroa (born May 19, 1981 in Santa Fé, Argentina) is an Argentine football striker, who currently plays for Genoa C.F.C. of Serie B. Figueroa began his professional career with Rosario Central of Argentina, where he formed a partnership with César Delgado. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Mariano Damián Barbosa (born on 27 July 1984 in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Fabricio Fuentes (born October 13, 1976 in Rio Cuarto, Córdoba Province) is an Argentine football Defender currently playing for Villarreal CF in Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Leandro Somoza (born January 26, 1981 in Buenos Aires) is an Argentine football Midfielder currently playing for Villarreal CF in Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Sonny Anderson da Silva Nilmar (born September 19, 1970 in Goiatuba) is a football (soccer) player from Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... He started his career playing for Cruzeiro in 1993. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Alexandre José Oliveira is a Brazilian footballer one of the notable teams he has played for is Spanish club Villarreal CF. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Evando Spinassé Camillato, or simply Evando (born March 7, 1977 in Timóteo), is a Brazilian football striker. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Sandro fullname Sandro Miguel Laranjeira Mendes (born 4 February 1977) is a football (soccer) midfielder from Cape Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Matías Fernández (born on May 15, 1986, in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a Chilean football player, who currently plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF. He is also known by several nicknames such as Mati, El Pelusa, and Fernández is an attacking midfielder, a playmaker, fantastic dribbler. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Jon Dahl Tomasson (born August 29, 1976 in Copenhagen) is a Danish football (soccer) player who currently plays for German Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Luis Antonio Valencia (b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Ryan Naysmith was a character in the Sky One Football Drama Dream Team (TV series) from 2002-2006. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pascal Cygan (born April 29, 1974 in Lens) is a French football player, currently playing for Villarreal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Robert Emmanuel Pirès (born October 29, 1973 in Reims, France) is a French international football player, of Portuguese and Asturian descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Alessio Tacchinardi (born July 23, 1975 in Crema, Lombardy) is an Italian footballer and central midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Montenegro. ... Nebojsa Scepanovic ( b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Armando Miguel Correia de Sá (born 16 September 1975 in Maputo) is a Mozambican football (soccer) defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Antonio de Nigris Guajardo (born April 1, 1978 in Monterrey, Nuevo León) is a Mexican footballer along with his younger brother Aldo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Jan Kromkamp (born 17 August 1980 in Makkinga, Netherlands) is a Dutch footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Paraguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Gheorghe Craioveanu (commonly known as Gică Craioveanu; b. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Dennis Şerban, (born January 5, 1976 in Bucharest) is a Romanian football player, currently without a club. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Constantin Gâlcă, (born March 8, 1972 in Bucharest), is a Romanian football (soccer) defensive midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Miodrag Belodedici (born May 20, 1964 in Socol, Romania) is a former Romanian football (soccer) defender. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Željko Kalajdžić (born May 11, 1978) is a professional football player who, as of 2007, plays for Incheon United. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Guillermo Amor (born December 4, 1967 in Benidorm) is a Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Thomas Christiansen (born on March 11, 1973 in Hadsund, Denmark) is a Spanish soccer player of Danish descent. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... David Albelda Aliqués (born September 1, 1977, Alzira, Spain) is a Spanish football player. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Roberto Fernández Bonillo (born 9 July 1962), nicknamed Roberto, is a former Spanish footballer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Manuel Reina Páez (born 31 August 1982 in Madrid, Spain), commonly known as Pepe Reina (his preferred nickname), or José Reina is a professional goalkeeper, son of famed Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Miguel Reina Santos, and currently plays club football for Liverpool. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Antonio Guayre Betancor (born 3 October 1980) is a footballer who currently plays for Spanish club Celta de Vigo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Quique Álvarez (born July 20, 1975 in Vigo, Spain) is a Spanish football player, who currently plays for Recreativo de Huelva. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Mari, full name José María Romero Poyón (born on December 10, 1978 in Seville), is a Spanish footballer, who was a member of the national squad competing at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... José Francisco Molina Jiménez (born August 8, 1970 in Valencia) is a Spanish football goalkeeper. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Miguel Ángel Angulo Valderrey (born 23 June 1977 in Oviedo, Asturias) is an Spanish footballer who currently plays for Valencia CF. He plays predominantly as an attacking midfielder. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Roger García Roger García Junyent (born December 15, 1976 in Sabadell) is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ajax Amsterdam. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Marcos Antonio Senna da Silva (born 17 July 1976 in Río de Janeiro) is a football player for Villarreal CF. He plays in midfield, and since moving to the club from Sao Caetano in 2002 has helped them as far as the Champions League semi-finals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Nihat Kahveci (born November 23, 1979 in Istanbul) is a Turkish football player for Spanish side Villarreal CF. He made his debut for the Turkish national team in 2000 against Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Diego Forlán Corazo (born May 19, 1979) is an Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid of La Liga. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uruguay. ...


Famous Coaches

see also Cat:Villarreal CF managers Image File history File links Flag_of_Chile. ... Manuel Pellegrini (born 16 September 1953 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean ex-footballer and current manager. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Benito Floro Sanz (born 12 June 1952 in Gijón) was a Spanish football (soccer) coach. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Spain. ... Víctor Muñoz Manrique (born in Zaragoza, 15 March 1957) is a former Spanish football midfield player during the 80s and early 90s. ...


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