Villarreal

Villarreal Club de Futbol, S.A.D. (Valencian: Vila-real Club de Futbol, S.A.D.), usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, is a Spanish professional football club based in Villarreal that plays in La Liga, the top flight of Spanish football.

Founded in 1923, the club spent much of its history in the lower divisions of Spanish football, and only made their La Liga debut in 1998. In the 21st century, Villarreal gained some league stability, and the club made its first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in 2005. The club also appeared in the UEFA Europa League during this time, but sustained relegation in 2012, quickly rebounding and becoming a stable top division club.

The club is nicknamed El Submari Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo (Yellow Submarine) due to its yellow home kit, and due to being a low-profile team compared to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and regional rivals Valencia. They play their home games at the Estadio de la Ceramica, and have been touted as an example of a small, but successful club.

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Fri 26 Feb, 20:41
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Atletico Madrid - prediction, team news, lineups
Atletico Madrid travel to Villarreal on Sunday as they look to strengthen their position at the top of the La Liga table. Diego Simeone 's side have faltered in recent weeks, winning only one of their last four games, although they do still sit at the top of the league with a game in hand on the chasing sides, while the hosts will be looking to end a run of six La Liga games without a win.
Tue 23 Feb, 23:15
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Red Bull Salzburg - prediction, team news, lineups
Red Bull Salzburg will be looking to overturn a two-goal deficit on Thursday when they travel to take on Villarreal in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie. Goals from Paco Alcacer and Fernando Nino in the first leg gave the Spanish outfit a crucial lead coming into this game, while their two away goals could also turn out to be important in deciding the tie.
Fri 19 Feb, 13:03
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Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to win in La Liga for the first time since January 8 when they travel to San Mames on Sunday evening to take on Athletic Bilbao. The Yellow Submarine, who beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 in the Europa League on Thursday, are currently sixth in Spain's top flight, eight points above 10th-placed Athletic, who have a game in hand.
Thu 18 Feb, 08:58
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Real Madrid 'interested in Villarreal defender Pau Torres'
La Liga giants Real Madrid are reportedly considering making a move for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres. The Spaniard has developed into a star player for the Yellow Submarine in the last few years and has recently seen his stock rise since making his international debut in November. Goal reports that Los Blancos are pondering a move for the 24-year-old and see him as a great candidate to fill the shoes of club legend Sergio Ramos, who is considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season, when his current deal expires.
Tue 16 Feb, 20:32
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Preview: Red Bull Salzburg vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
The Europa League knockout stage kicks off on Thursday, with Red Bull Salzburg welcoming Villarreal to the Red Bull Arena in the first leg of an intriguing round-of-32 tie. The visitors eased through the group stage, dropping just two points, while the Austrian side dropped out of the Champions League, finishing third in their group, resulting in a place in the final 32 of the Europa League.
Mon 01 Feb, 21:11
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Preview: Levante vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Levante welcome Villarreal to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on Wednesday in Copa del Rey quarter-final action as the sides battle for a place in the final four of the competition. Both teams will face their toughest test to date in this cup campaign, after Levante progressed by beating Real Valladolid, while Wednesday's visitors beat Segunda Division side Girona.
Thu 28 Jan, 21:45
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Sociedad will travel to Castellon this weekend for their blockbuster La Liga clash with Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica. With both sides still in the race for a Champions League spot this season, this encounter could go a long way in deciding who will be competing against Europe's top outfits next term.
Sun 24 Jan, 12:42
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Preview: Girona vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be bidding to reach the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey for the second year in succession when they face Segunda Division side Girona on Tuesday night. The Yellow Submarine will enter the match off the back of a goalless draw with Huesca in La Liga on Saturday, while Girona recorded a 1-0 victory over Espanyol in the Segunda Division on the same day.
Thu 21 Jan, 10:32
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Preview: Huesca vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Unai Emery 's high-flying Villarreal side will travel to Aragon ahead of their weekend La Liga clash with Huesca at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Villarreal, who are currently fourth in the league, will expect to come away from this encounter with all three points, with hosts Huesca currently languishing at the foot of the table.
Mon 18 Jan, 22:42
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Granada - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be aiming to extend their winning run across all competitions to five matches when they host an inconsistent Granada outfit in La Liga on Wednesday evening. The Yellow Submarine scraped a 1-0 win over Tenerife in their Copa del Rey clash at the weekend, and Granada also advanced to the next round with a 2-1 win at Malaga.
Fri 15 Jan, 14:12
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Preview: Tenerife vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
La Liga heavyweights Villarreal will escape the mainland's spell of cold weather this weekend when they fly out to the Canary Islands for their Copa del Rey matchup against Segunda Division side Tenerife. However, Villarreal boss Unai Emery would do well to be cautious of the home side's ice-cold form in the cup so far this season, with the Canary Islanders winning both their fixtures pretty easily.
Wed 30 Dec, 17:35
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Etienne Capoue leaves Watford to join Villarreal
Former France midfielder Etienne Capoue has left Watford to join Spanish side Villarreal for an undisclosed fee. The 32-year-old, who joined the Hornets from Tottenham for a then club-record transfer fee in 2015, has agreed a contract until June 2023 with the LaLiga club. He made 181 appearances for Watford, including 11 this term in the Sky Bet Championship following the club's relegation from the Premier League, scoring 14 times.
Sun 20 Dec, 14:07
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Athletic Bilbao - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in Spain's top flight when they welcome Athletic Bilbao to Estadio de la Ceramica on Tuesday night. The Yellow Submarine will enter the match off the back of a 3-1 win at Osasuna on Saturday, while Athletic recorded a 2-0 victory over Huesca on Friday to rise into the top half of the table.
Tue 08 Dec, 12:15
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Manchester United 'want Eric Bailly, Pau Torres swap'
Manchester United are reportedly open to agreeing a part-exchange deal involving Eric Bailly and Villarreal defender Pau Torres. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been increasingly reliant on Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the past 12 months, partly due to injury issues further down the pecking order.
Fri 04 Dec, 17:09
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Elche - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they continue their 2020-21 campaign at home to Elche on Sunday night. The Yellow Submarine have drawn their last two in La Liga but remain third in the table, while Elche occupy 10th position, having also impressed during the 2020-21 campaign.
Tue 01 Dec, 14:30
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Preview: Sivasspor vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal square off against Sivasspor on Thursday evening looking to claim at least a draw as they bid to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages. While the home side could be eliminated from the competition with defeat, victory over the Spanish outfit would leave them one point off top spot in Group I.
Mon 30 Nov, 09:34
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Manchester United 'want Eric Bailly, Pau Torres swap'
Manchester United are reportedly open to agreeing a part-exchange deal involving Eric Bailly and Villarreal defender Pau Torres. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been increasingly reliant on Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire over the past 12 months, partly due to injury issues further down the pecking order.
Sun 29 Nov, 07:30
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Sunday's La Liga predictions including Barcelona vs. Osasuna
Barcelona vs. Osasuna (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Barcelona will be looking to return to winning ways in Spain's top flight when they welcome Osasuna to Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon. Ronald Koeman's side suffered a 1-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid last weekend to drop into 13th position in the table, while Osasuna sit one spot behind the Catalan giants ahead of the contest.
Fri 27 Nov, 13:46
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Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Arguably the standout game in the next set of La Liga fixtures will take place in San Sebastian on Sunday night as Real Sociedad welcome Villarreal for what should be a fascinating affair. Sociedad are currently top of the table with 23 points to show from their first 10 matches of the season, while Villarreal occupy third, having collected 19 points from their 10 games in 2020-21.
Tue 24 Nov, 12:00
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Preview: Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal travel to Israel to face Maccabi Tel Aviv knowing that victory will secure their place in the Europa League last 32. However, the home side welcome the Spanish outfit to the Bloomfield Stadium with the opportunity to move level on points with the leaders of Group I. Match preview © Reuters When Unai Emery was handed the reins at Villarreal, he would have viewed the job as the perfect opportunity to rebuild a dented reputation on the continent.
Sat 21 Nov, 17:29
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Result: Villarreal strike late to hold Real Madrid to a draw
Gerard Moreno 's late penalty helped secure Villarreal a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid to maintain their unbeaten home record. Los Blancos, looking to respond from the 4-1 defeat at Valencia before the international break, took an early lead through Mariano. Moreno had missed a couple of opportunities to haul his side level, but made sure of a share of the points when he converted from the spot with 14 minutes left.
Thu 19 Nov, 11:39
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Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Villarreal
Real Madrid will be looking to recover from their heavy defeat at Valencia when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga season away to Villarreal on Saturday afternoon. Los Blancos saw a positive run of form end with a 4-1 loss to Los Che before the international break, and they will be determined to return to winning ways this weekend.
Fri 06 Nov, 17:29
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Preview: Getafe vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to make it four straight wins in all competitions when they continue their 2020-21 La Liga campaign away to Getafe on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Submarine are currently third in the table with 15 points to show from their eight matches, while Getafe occupy eighth position, having picked up 11 points from their opening seven games of the season.
Sat 31 Oct, 13:31
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Valladolid - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to continue their positive start to the 2020-21 campaign when they welcome a struggling Real Valladolid on Monday night. The Yellow Submarine are currently fifth in La Liga with 12 points to show from their seven matches, while Valladolid sit rock bottom of the table with just three points from seven matches.
Tue 27 Oct, 20:43
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Preview: Qarabag FK vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
After a disappointing start to their 2020-21 Europa League campaign, Qarabag FK will be hoping to pick up a more positive result as they host Villarreal on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Spanish team took part in an eight-goal thriller during their opening match of the competition, winning 5-3 against Sivasspor.
Fri 23 Oct, 09:03
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Preview: Cadiz vs. Villarreal - prediction, team news, lineups
Two teams in impressive form will lock horns in La Liga on Sunday afternoon with newly-promoted Cadiz welcoming high-flying Villarreal to Estadio Ramon de Carranza. Cadiz have picked up 10 points from their first six matches of the 2020-21 campaign to sit fifth in the table, while Villarreal are second with 11 points to show from their opening six fixtures.
Fri 16 Oct, 16:05
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Valencia - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal will be looking to continue their encouraging start to the 2020-21 La Liga campaign when they welcome Valencia to Estadio de la Ceramica on Sunday afternoon. The Yellow Submarine are currently fourth in Spain's top flight with eight points to show from their five league matches this season, while Valencia sit eighth, having collected seven points from their five fixtures.
Sun 11 Oct, 11:46
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Real Madrid unhappy with Villarreal over Takefusa Kubo?
Real Madrid reportedly want Villarreal to hand more minutes to Takefusa Kubo during the closing months of 2020. Los Blancos have allowed the Japanese prospect to spend the campaign at their fellow La Liga side, hoping that the winger can continue to acclimatise to Spain's top flight. However, the 19-year-old is yet to start a game under Unai Emery, instead only being used as a late substitute in each of Villarreal's five domestic fixtures.
Sun 04 Oct, 09:01
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Juan Foyth signs new Spurs deal, moves to Villarreal on loan
Argentina defender Juan Foyth has signed a new deal at Tottenham before joining LaLiga outfit Villarreal for the rest of the season. Foyth moved to north London from Estudiantes in August 2017 and has gone on to make 32 appearances in all competitions for Spurs, but opportunities in recent months have been limited for the 22-year-old.
Mon 28 Sep, 11:30
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Alaves - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal welcome Alaves to Estadio de la Ceramica on Wednesday evening looking to bounce back from their 4-0 defeat at Barcelona. Meanwhile, Alaves head into the contest having only recorded one point from their opening three matches in La Liga this season. Match preview © Reuters While Unai Emery will be provided with plenty of time to get things right at Villarreal, the former Arsenal boss knows that his side have plenty of improvements to make in order to replicate last season's fifth-placed finish.
Sun 27 Sep, 21:51
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Result: Lionel Messi scores on Barcelona return in Villarreal rout
Lionel Messi scored a penalty and Ansu Fati notched a quickfire brace as Ronald Koeman 's Barcelona opened their LaLiga campaign by thumping Villarreal 4-0 at the Nou Camp. Messi - making his first competitive appearance since informing Barca in August that he wanted to leave, then subsequently deciding to remain for this season - converted a penalty in the 35th minute to put the hosts 3-0 up.
Fri 25 Sep, 17:01
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How Barcelona could line up against Villarreal
Barcelona will be determined to get their 2020-21 La Liga campaign off to a winning start when they welcome Villarreal to Camp Nou on Sunday night. The Catalan giants, who were runners-up to Real Madrid in La Liga last season, are now under the leadership of Ronald Koeman, with the Dutchman replacing Quique Setien at the helm.
Wed 23 Sep, 10:48
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Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Villarreal
Barcelona will kick off their 2020-21 La Liga campaign with a home match against Villarreal on Sunday night. Ronald Koeman is set to lead the Catalan giants into a new era, but Lionel Messi is still at Camp Nou despite widespread speculation surrounding his future. Messi informed Barca that he wanted to leave the club this summer before ultimately reversing his decision, and the Argentine is expected to take to the field this weekend.
Thu 17 Sep, 10:46
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Eibar - prediction, team news, lineups
Both Villarreal and Eibar will be looking for their first La Liga victories of the 2020-21 campaign when the two teams lock horns at Estadio de la Ceramica on Saturday afternoon. Villarreal opened their season with a 1-1 draw against Huesca on home soil last weekend, while Eibar played out a goalless draw with Celta Vigo on their own patch.
Fri 11 Sep, 21:01
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Preview: Villarreal vs. Huesca - prediction, team news, lineups
Villarreal begin life under recently-appointed boss Unai Emery with a home fixture against newcomers Huesca at Estadio de la Ceramica. While Villarreal finished last season in fifth place in La Liga, Huesca battled their way to the league title in the Segunda Division. Match preview © Reuters While Unai Emery received criticism for his time at Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal respectively, there is a feeling that linking up with Villarreal has come at the right time.
Fri 28 Aug, 21:49
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Samuel Chukwuweze scores in Villarreal friendly defeat by Valencia
The Nigerian winger was on target for the Yellow Submarines, but it was not enough for a win

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