Villarreal CF is one of the most famous professional football clubs in Spain. The club’s full name is Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. But fans and supporters are commonly known as Villarreal CF or simply Villarreal.
Villarreal is playing in La Liga, the highest division of the Spanish league football system at present. Estadio de la Cerámica football stadium, which commonly known as El Madrigal is the home ground of Villarreal CF.
Villarreal CF has the nickname "El Submarino Amarillo," meaning "The Yellow Submarine." Villarreal fans like to call with this nickname.
On 10 March 1923, Villarreal CF was established as Club Deportivo Villarreal with the slogan "to promote all sports, especially football." Villarreal played their first match ever, playing against Castellón on 21 October of that year. Villarreal began off with a kit of white shirts and black shorts, reflected in their first badge.
From its inception, Villarreal spent much of its history in the lower divisions of Spanish football. The club made its La Liga debut in 1998. In the 21st century, Villarreal achieved some league stability, and the club participated in the UEFA Champions League for the first time in 2005.
During this time, the club also started to play in the UEFA Europa League but fell on relegation in 2012, rebounding the next year and staying in the top division till now. Villarreal won its first major trophy in 2021 by defeating Manchester United in the 2021 UEFA Europa League Final.
Villarreal has carried a long rivalry with Castellón for geographical reasons since both are from the region of Castellon. The club also rivals Valencia since the two had been the most competitive teams of the Valencian Autonomous Community; this clash is called the "Derbi de la Comunitat."
The current badge of Villarreal CF incorporates the club's famous blue and yellow colors with the red and yellow flag of the Valencia province.
The crown atop the flag represents the town's royal history; Villarreal, literally 'Royal Village,' was established by King James I of Aragon.
While blue and yellow is the current primary colors of Villarreal CF, the club colors were black and white until 1947. The story goes that one of the administrations traveled to Valencia to buy replacement kits, finding only yellow shirts were available.
However, the players weren't anxious about the yellow-black combination and voted to dye the blue shorts. Though the club wore an all-yellow strip after 2003, the yellow and blue colors remain a key component of the club badge to date.
Spanish footballer Gerard Moreno is the most reliable forward of Villareal. The 29-years-old already has scored eight essential goals, while he incredibly provided two assists.
Daniel Parejo is now the name of goal maker, name of the most strategic midfielder of Villareal in La Liga 2021-22. Parejo helped his other teammate with outstanding six assists and scored one.
Arnaut Danjuma found the net five times and assisted two. Boulaye Dia makes himself a special one with four goals and four assists. Manu Trigueros managed to score five fantastic goals with three assists.
Villarreal has some more intelligent players who pulled the club up in the La Liga point table. They are Pau Torres ( four goals), Alberto Moreno (three goals, two assists), Yeremi Pino (two goals, four assists), Paco Alcacer (two goals, one assist).
On 23 July 2020, Unai Emery took the responsibility of Villareal. Emery brought the most valuable moments for Villarreal. The club won the UEFA Europa League and reached the UEFA Super Cup final under his guidance.
In domestic football, Villarreal was runners-up in La Liga 2007-08. They were also runners-up in Segunda Division 2012–13, Segunda Division B 1987–88, and 1991–92 while winning Tercera Division in 1969-70.
Villarreal won UEFA Europa League in 2020-21 and UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2003 and 2004. The club reached the final of the UEFA Super Cup in 2021 and played the UEFA Champions League semi-final in 2005-06.
The Spanish footballer Bruno Soriano, who played as a defensive midfielder in Villareal, holds the record of most appearances with 425. Gerard Moreno is the all-time highest goalscorer in the club with 93 goals.
Villarreal's most memorable moments came on 26 May 2021 at Stadion Miejski, Gdańsk, while the club won UEFA Europa League titles with an 11–10 on penalties against Manchester United. The final was a 1–1 draw before extra time.
Take a look below; we discuss many prominent TV channels and streaming sites where you can Watch Villarreal on TV and Streaming.
BT Sports provide live coverage of Villarreal in the United Kingdom, while ESPN and ESPN Plus are the exclusive broadcaster in the United States.
TSN shows most Villarreal matches in Canada, with DAZN hosting in Spain and Austria. You can watch Villarreal on Sony Ten HD in India.
Villarreal FC is available on numerous streaming sites like Bing Sports, Live Soccer TV, Fubo TV, Sling TV, ESPN, SonyLiv, and BT Sports.
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Villarreal claimed a better position in the point table of La Liga 2020-21. The club wants to do more outstanding and secure its place.