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Villarreal CF

Villarreal CF
Gonzalo Rodríguez celebrates with Sonny Anderson after scoring in the first leg of Villarreal’s 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup final win ©Getty Images

Villarreal CF

Formed: 1923
Nickname: Submarino Amarillo (Yellow Submarine)

UEFA club competition honours
• None

Domestic honours
• None

History
• Just three months after their formation the club began renting what became known as El Madrigal, playing their first friendly at the stadium in October 1923. Villarreal have spent much of their history in Spain's regional divisions; it was not until the 1990s that the small-town club set about an ambitious and impressive rise to the top.

• In 1990/91 Villarreal made the step up to the third tier, won promotion the following campaign and in 1997/98, under club president Fernando Roig, coach José Antonio Irulegui's team finished fourth and entered into a play-off with SD Compostela for a place in the Spanish top flight. Having only managed a 0-0 draw at El Madrigal the odds were against Villarreal, but in the return Alberto Saavedra's goal earned a 1-1 draw and the Submarino Amarillo prevailed.

• Villarreal were relegated after just one term in the Liga, but they bounced back immediately and this time cemented a place in Spain's top flight. European success arrived with the 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup triumph followed by a run to the UEFA Cup semi-finals the same season, losing out to local rivals Valencia CF 1-0 on aggregate.

• Further UEFA Intertoto Cup success in 2004 led to another tilt at the UEFA Cup and this time time to the quarter-finals. A third-placed Liga finish in 2004/05 – with Diego Forlán top scorer – took Villarreal into the UEFA Champions League, Everton FC being defeated in the third qualifying round to book a place in the group stage.

• Manuel Pellegrini's men embarked on a run all the way to the tournament's semi-finals, Arsenal FC eventually ending Villarreal's party. In 2007/08 the club finished second in the Liga, their highest ever placing, and returned to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals in 2008/09 where they again lost out to Arsenal.

Club records
Most appearances: Rodolfo Arruabarrena (284)
Most goals: Diego Forlán (59)
Record victory: 6-1 v NAC Breda (UEFA Europa League, 27 August 2009)
Record defeat: 0-6 v Valencia CF (Copa del Rey, 14 April 1993)

* Last updated 1 June 2011

Last updated: 24/08/11 18.25CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 11/06/2014 13:10 CET
19 August 2013 - Spanish Liga
Almería2-3Villarreal
Referee: not available – Almeria
08/20/2013 15:34:31
24 August 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal2-1Valladolid
Referee: not available – Castellon
08/27/2013 03:46:40
31 August 2013 - Spanish Liga
Osasuna0-3Villarreal
Referee: not available – Pamplona
09/02/2013 17:42:51
14 September 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal2-2Real Madrid
Referee: not available – Castellon
10/06/2013 13:06:51
22 September 2013 - Spanish Liga
Celta0-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Pontevedra
10/09/2013 20:19:43
26 September 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal2-1Espanyol
Referee: not available – Castellon
09/27/2013 19:23:11
29 September 2013 - Spanish Liga
Betis1-0Villarreal
Referee: not available
09/30/2013 19:05:17
4 October 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal3-0Granada
Referee: not available – Castellon
10/05/2013 21:37:30
21 October 2013 - Spanish Liga
Athletic2-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Bilbao
10/23/2013 11:15:34
27 October 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal4-1Valencia
Referee: not available – Castellon
10/28/2013 21:48:27
31 October 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal0-2Getafe
Referee: not available – Castellon
11/01/2013 15:13:29
4 November 2013 - Spanish Liga
Elche0-1Villarreal
Referee: not available – Elche
11/05/2013 20:23:16
10 November 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-1Atlético
Referee: not available – Castellon
11/11/2013 20:15:40
24 November 2013 - Spanish Liga
Levante0-3Villarreal
Referee: not available – Valencia
11/25/2013 20:23:21
29 November 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-1Málaga
Referee: not available – Castellon
12/02/2013 20:59:03
6 December 2013 - Spanish Cup, Fourth round
Villarreal2-2Elche
Referee: not available – Castellon
01/11/2014 10:14:57
14 December 2013 - Spanish Liga
Barcelona2-1Villarreal
Referee: not available – Barcelona
12/15/2013 21:20:03
17 December 2013 - Spanish Cup, Fourth round
Elche0-1Villarreal
Aggregate: 2-3
Referee: not available – Elche
01/11/2014 10:15:12
21 December 2013 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-2Sevilla
Referee: not available – Castellon
12/23/2013 20:36:05
6 January 2014 - Spanish Liga
Rayo Vallecano2-5Villarreal
Referee: not available – Madrid
01/08/2014 10:26:06
9 January 2014 - Spanish Cup, Fifth round
Real Sociedad0-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – San Sebastian
01/10/2014 11:11:41
13 January 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal5-1Real Sociedad
Referee: not available – Castellon
01/15/2014 09:06:39
16 January 2014 - Spanish Cup, Fifth round
Villarreal0-1Real Sociedad
Aggregate: 0-1
Referee: not available – Castellon
01/16/2014 22:54:02
19 January 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal2-0Almería
Referee: not available – Castellon
01/23/2014 15:42:10
25 January 2014 - Spanish Liga
Valladolid1-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Valladolid
01/26/2014 15:52:21
3 February 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal3-1Osasuna
Referee: not available – Castellon
02/05/2014 09:53:35
8 February 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real Madrid4-2Villarreal
Referee: not available – Madrid
02/09/2014 18:36:57
15 February 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal0-2Celta
Referee: not available – Castellon
02/18/2014 19:11:49
24 February 2014 - Spanish Liga
Espanyol1-2Villarreal
Referee: not available – Barcelona
02/26/2014 00:21:42
2 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-1Betis
Referee: not available – Castellon
03/03/2014 20:53:40
8 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Granada2-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Granada
03/12/2014 19:51:29
17 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-1Athletic
Referee: not available – Castellon
03/20/2014 09:06:51
23 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Valencia2-1Villarreal
Referee: not available – Valencia
03/24/2014 17:41:13
27 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Getafe0-1Villarreal
Referee: not available – Madrid
03/28/2014 22:17:39
30 March 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-1Elche
Referee: not available – Castellon
03/31/2014 21:26:54
5 April 2014 - Spanish Liga
Atlético1-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Madrid
04/07/2014 20:05:56
12 April 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal1-0Levante
Referee: not available – Castellon
04/14/2014 15:14:08
21 April 2014 - Spanish Liga
Málaga2-0Villarreal
Referee: not available – Malaga
04/23/2014 10:04:12
27 April 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal2-3Barcelona
Referee: not available – Castellon
04/28/2014 15:14:47
4 May 2014 - Spanish Liga
Sevilla0-0Villarreal
Referee: not available
05/05/2014 16:05:58
10 May 2014 - Spanish Liga
Villarreal4-0Rayo Vallecano
Referee: not available – Castellon
05/12/2014 16:50:55
18 May 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real Sociedad1-2Villarreal
Referee: not available – San Sebastian
05/19/2014 12:27:30

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    27/08/2009, Villarreal 6-1 NAC, Villarreal
  • Biggest defeat:
    28/04/2011, Porto 5-1 Villarreal, Porto
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  3
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  6
  • Appearances in UEFA Intertoto Cup:  4
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 60
    Gonzalo Rodríguez (  ESP)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 21
    Giuseppe Rossi (  ITA)
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