Betis Deportivo

Betis Deportivo Balompie is a Spanish football team based in Seville, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Founded in 1942, it is the reserve team of Real Betis and currently plays in Primera Division RFEF – Group 2, holding home games at Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol, with a capacity of 3,000 seats.

Unlike the English League, reserve teams in Spain play in the same football pyramid as their senior team, rather than a separate league. However, reserve teams cannot play in the same division as the main squad.

Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. Additionally, only under-23 players or under-25 players with a professional contract can switch between senior and reserve teams.


Founded in 1942 as Triana Balompie and named after a working class district in Seville. Legend has it that Betis, later to evolve into Real Betis, was formed in 1913 by a group of Sevilla FC directors after the club refused to sign a player who came from Triana.

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Betis Deportivo
10:28, 14 Oct
Ex-Liverpool target Fekir drops hint in response to Newcastle transfer interest
Real Betis star and former Liverpool target Nabil Fekir is the latest high-profile player to be touted with a move to NewcastleUnited following their Saudi-led takeover. The Magpies now boast greater riches than any other club in world football as a result of the change in ownership, formerly under Mike Ashley's reign - they are now in the hands of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund.
17:03, 30 Aug
Arsenal offer 'rejected' as Spurs agreement risks leaving Arteta empty handed
Arsenal could be left empty handed in the final days of the transfer window as they face losing out on two right-backs. The Gunners are among several clubs eyeing Barcelona's Emerson Royal. They have been tracking the player since he was at Real Betis but north London rivals Tottenham are also keen. According to Mundo Deportivo a €30m deal is close that will see Emerson head to Arsenal's rivals.
12:16, 26 Jun
Leeds United interested in Barcelona's Junior Firpo?
Leeds United are reportedly contemplating a move for wantaway Barcelona defender Junior Firpo.
13:14, 20 Jun
Barcelona chief targets four more signings after completing Depay transfer
Barcelona president Joan Laporta says he wants "three or four more signings" this summer after Memphis Depay became the latest star to join their ranks. The club announced a deal had been agreed with the Lyon forward on Saturday, with Depay now set to complete his switch when his contract expires at the end of the month.
11:19, 07 Jun
Real Betis to sign Fabian Balbuena from West Ham United?
Real Betis have reportedly set their sights on signing West Ham United defender Fabian Balbuena, whose contract at the London Stadium expires at the end of this month.
09:11, 04 May
Arsenal 'closing in on Guido Rodriguez deal'
Arsenal are reportedly close to completing a deal for Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez.
15:15, 28 Apr
Chukwueze challenges Messi and Courtois for LaLiga Player of the Month award
The Nigeria international has been shortlisted for the Spanish topflight's monthly prize alongside the Real Madrid and Barcelona stars
19:53, 21 Apr
Chikwelu shines as Madrid CFF edge Real Madrid to Copa de la Reina semi-finals
The Nigeria international was in action to help Oscar Fernandez's side defeat their City rivals in the Spanish capital
22:09, 16 Apr
Tottenham Hotspur 'join PSG in race for Barcelona's Emerson'
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to do battle with Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Barcelona defender Emerson. The 22-year-old has spent the past two years at Real Betis and has become an integral member of their team - netting one goal and assisting four more in 26 La Liga appearances this term.
18:58, 03 Apr
Barcelona ahead of Arsenal in race for Nabil Fekir? - Sports
Barcelona could reportedly beat Arsenal to signing of Real Betis attacker Nabil Fekir this summer. The 27-year-old has been an important player for Betis during the 2020-21 campaign, scoring three times and providing six assists in 30 appearances in all competitions. A recent report claimed that Arsenal were in pole position to sign the Frenchman, who still has more than two years left to run on his contract in Seville.
17:51, 26 Mar
Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez aware of Arsenal
Real Betis defensive midfielder Guido Rodriguez has confirmed that he is aware of the reports indicating that Arsenal are interested in signing him this summer. Rodriguez has made 43 appearances for Real Betis since joining in a €3m (£2.6m) deal from Mexican club CF America in January 2020. The Argentina international has a £68m release cause in his contract, yet Betis could reportedly sell him at a cheaper price due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
08:49, 25 Mar
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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Real Betis right-back Emerson to replace Hector Bellerin this summer. The Gunners are concerned that they may lose Bellerin, who has been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Mikel Arteta 's side have been 'closely monitoring' Emerson in recent months and view him as an ideal replacement if their vice-captain were to leave the club this summer.
13:59, 24 Mar
Arsenal 'lining up summer move for Guido Rodriguez' - Sports
Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Real Betis midfielder Guido Rodriguez. The 26-year-old joined Betis from Club America in January 2020 and has made 43 appearances for his Spanish club in all competitions, including 28 outings during the 2020-21 campaign. According to Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are 'closely monitoring' the midfielder, with the Gunners preparing to 'push hard' for his signature during this summer's transfer window.
08:12, 24 Mar
Wednesday's paper talk: Georginio Wijnaldum, Aaron Ramsey
What the papers say Liverpool are reportedly wasting no time in acting amid speculation Georginio Wijnaldum is preparing to leave Anfield. The Dutch midfielder is believed to have signed a pre-contract agreement to join Barcelona at the end of the season. In anticipation of his exit the Daily Star, citing Italian outlet CalcioMercato, says Liverpool are considering a move for Juventus ' Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey.
10:18, 27 Jan
Transfer Market LIVE: Barcelona's targets and Tuchel's dream for Chelsea
H ello and welcome to Wednesday's transfer blog. Make sure to check this page throughout the day to see the latest rumours and completed deals. 10:30 CET: Interest in Kang-in Valencia midfielder Kang-in Lee has thus far failed to become the star that Peter Lim hoped he would be and this, added to the fact that his contract comes to an end in 2022, means that he could depart Mestalla.
19:35, 23 Jan
Real Betis 'keen on signing Odion Ighalo'
Real Betis are reportedly keen on signing on-loan Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo. The 31-year-old's loan move at Old Trafford from Shanghai Shenhua is due to expire at the end of this month, and there will be no extension on the agreement. As it stands, Ighalo will return to China in February, but according to Estadio Deportivo, the Nigerian is not keen on a move back to the Chinese Super League.