Villarreal club de Futbol, usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, is a Spanish football club based in Villarreal. The club was formed on the 10th March 1923 and plays its home matches at the Estadio de La Ceramica. The Estadio de la Ceramica has a capacity of 24,890. The current head head coach is Javier Calleja and the president is Fernando Roig.
Villarreal CF: Honors
The team have never won a major trophy. In fact the closest they have ever come to winning one was in way back in 2008 when they finished 2nd in La Liga. The only title Villarreal have won was the Segunda division back in 2013.
Runners-up (1): 2007–08
Runners-up (1): 2012–13
Segunda División B
Runners-up (2): 1987–88, 1991–92
Winners (1): 1970
UEFA Champions League
Semi-finalists (1): 2005–06
UEFA Europa League
Semi-finalists (3): 2003–04, 2010–11, 2015–16
Quarter-finalists (1): 2018–19
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Winners (2): 2003, 2004
Robert Pires, Premier League invincible, played for Villarreal between 2006 and 2010 making 103 appearances. Pires is well known for his role in the Arsenal invincibles squad in 2003/2004. In his career Pires won 2 Premier Leagues, 2 FA Cups and a World Cup, before retiring from professional football in 2016.
Villarreal CF: Recent Times
Villarreal CF started the 2010s very well with a 4th place finish in La Liga in the 2010/2011 season. However it quickly turned sour, as Villarreal were relegated to the Segunda division at the conclusion of the 2011/2012 season. Nonetheless Villarreal bounced back at the first time of asking in the 2012/2013 season. It wasn’t long before Villarreal returned to the top end of La Liga with a 6th place finish in 2013/2014. Villarreal then enjoyed a few fantastic seasons of top 6 finishes before a mediocre 14th finish in 2018/2019.
Villarreal CF: 2018/2019 Season
The 2018/2019 season saw Villarreal CF finish an uninspiring 14th place, reaching the Copa del Rey round of 16 and reaching the quarter final of the Europa League. The top goal scorer for the season was Karl Toko Akambi who netted the ball 10 times. The total spent on transfers for the season was 79 million Euros and the total income from transfers was 46 million Euros.
Villarreal CF: 2019/2020 Season
With a total of 27 games played, Villarreal are having an improved season, currently placed 8th, with 48 points. Also, Villarreal was able to reach the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. The total spending on transfers is 43 million Euros and the total income from transfers is 64 million Euros.
Villarreal CF: Present Team
Villarreal CF like to have slightly more of the ball with an average possession of 53%. Having shots on goal is no issue for Villarreal either with an average of 4.9 shots on target per game. Villarreal have the creative spark with 49 big chances created, the 4th most in La Liga. However Villarreal have their defensive issues with an average of 1.4 goals conceded per match and only keeping 6 clean sheets in 27 games.
Villarreal CF: Key Players
Veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla has the highest average match rating for Villarreal this season. The Spaniard has 8 goals and 6 assists in 24 appearances, 6 of those goals coming from penalties. It may be Cazorla’s last season as a professional football, with retirement drawing nearer after a series of unfortunate injuries.
Gerard Moreno is another one of Villarreal’s key players, with 11 goals and 3 assists over 25 appearances for Villarreal this season. All 11 goals were scored inside the box and 8 of those were with his left foot.
The final key player we’re going to mention is Manuel Trigueros, the Spanish central midfielder who came up through Villarreal’s youth ranks and has made 318 appearances for the first team scoring 23 goals.
Official club name: Villarreal Club de Fútbol S.A.D.
Address: Camino Miralcamp
12540 Villarreal (Residents: 50.893). Spain
Tel: +34 (964) 500250
Fax: +34 (964) 500167
Founded: Mar 10, 1923
Members: 15.000 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: La Cerámica
Total capacity: 23.500. Seats: 23.500
Boxes: 30. Built: 1923
Formerly: Campo del Villarreal (1923-1924) El Madrigal (1925-2016)
Under-soil heating: No. Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 68m