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.
This page also has a version in other languages: Бетис Депортиво (russian)