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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: 25/07/2014 15:02 CET
24 August 2014
LevanteVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Valencia
07/25/2014 13:09:15
31 August 2014
VillarrealBarcelona
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:09:15
14 September 2014
GranadaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Granada
07/25/2014 13:09:15
21 September 2014
VillarrealRayo Vallecano
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:09:16
24 September 2014
EibarVillarreal
Referee: TBD
07/25/2014 13:09:16
28 September 2014
VillarrealReal Madrid
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:09:17
5 October 2014
CeltaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Pontevedra
07/25/2014 13:09:17
19 October 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealAlmería
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:13:13
26 October 2014 - Spanish Liga
SevillaVillarreal
Referee: TBD
07/25/2014 14:04:03
2 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealValencia
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:03:33
9 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
EspanyolVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Barcelona
07/25/2014 13:13:57
23 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealGetafe
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:03:33
30 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
CórdobaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Cordoba
07/25/2014 14:03:47
7 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:03:48
14 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
AtléticoVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 14:03:48
21 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealDeportivo
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:10:35
4 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
ElcheVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Elche
07/25/2014 13:10:34
11 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
MálagaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Malaga
07/25/2014 13:10:35
18 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealAthletic
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:10:35
25 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealLevante
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:10:36
1 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
BarcelonaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Barcelona
07/25/2014 13:10:36
8 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealGranada
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:10:45
15 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
Rayo VallecanoVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 15:01:28
22 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealEibar
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 15:01:29
1 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real MadridVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 14:58:59
8 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealCelta
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 15:00:28
15 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
AlmeríaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Almeria
07/25/2014 13:13:43
22 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealSevilla
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 15:00:22
5 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
ValenciaVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Valencia
07/25/2014 15:00:22
8 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealEspanyol
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 13:14:28
12 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
GetafeVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 15:01:29
19 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealCórdoba
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:58:43
26 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadVillarreal
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:59:44
29 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealAtlético
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:59:43
3 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
DeportivoVillarreal
Referee: TBD – La Coruna
07/25/2014 15:00:43
10 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealElche
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 15:01:43
17 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealMálaga
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 15:01:28
24 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
AthleticVillarreal
Referee: TBD – Bilbao
07/25/2014 14:59:59

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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