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RCD Espanyol

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Stadium: RCDE Stadium
  • Coach: Diego Martínez
  • La Liga Titles: 0

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General Statistics 2022-2023

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Copa del Rey Champions: 2005-2006 , 1999-2000 , 1939-1940 , 1928-1929

Spanish Second Tier Champion : 2020-2021 , 1993-1994

Team History

Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, more commonly referred to as Espanyol, was founded in 1900 in Barcelona and has mostly been a mainstay in La Liga. While many other of the earliest football clubs in Spain were founded by groups with affiliation to central Europe or Britain, Espanyol was founded exclusively by Spanish fans. 

Espanyol participated in the first-ever Copa del Rey and won several other tournaments and trophies before joining the La Liga schedule. It has played at RCDE Stadium since the 2009-10 season, prior to which it played at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Montjuïc. 

The club has spent four seasons in the Segunda División, with the most recent occurring in the 2020-21 season. Of course, it shares a natural rivalry with FC Barcelona, and the club executives have even accused Catalonian media of favoring the cross-town rivals. FC Barcelona has been the historically dominant club, however, as Espanyol has only finished ahead of its rival in La Liga standings three times in nearly 70 years.

Espanyol holds the unfortunate distinction of competing in most La Liga seasons without winning the title.

RCD Espanyol – Historical Events

Although FC Barcelona has been historically better than Espanyol stats, the Periquitos (as they’re known by supporters) recorded the largest margin of victory between the two sides. Espanyol betting defeated FC Barcelona 6-0 in 1951.

Other historical moments include participating in the first La Liga season in 1928 and winning their first Copa del Rey in 1929.

Espanyol Records

  • Most Appearances: Raúl Tamudo (378)

  • Most Goals: Raúl Tamudo (140)

  • Largest Victory: 8-0 vs. UD Lérida (1950-51)

  • Most Goals in a Single Game: 8 vs. UD Lérida (1950-51)

More about RCD Espanyol

Although it hasn’t won the La Liga, Espanyol betting is a four-time winner of the Copa del Rey and last won in 2005-06. It also finished as runners-up five times.

Espanyol didn’t win the Segunda División in two of its four seasons there (1993-94 and 2020-21). It was runners-up in the UEFA Cup in 1987-88 and 2006-07. The club’s women’s team won the Primera División in 2005-06.

Benjamin Lecomte (G) from Monaco (loan)

Brian Oliván (D) from RCD Mallorca 

Vinicius Souza (M) from Lommel SK (loan)

Tonny Vilhena (M) from Krasnodar 

Joselu (F) from Alavés

Diego López (G) to Rayo Vallecano 

David López (D) to Girona

Miguel Llambrich (D) to Real Oviedo (loan) 

Víctor Gómez (D) to SC Braga (loan)

Álvaro Vadillo (F) to SD Eibar (loan)

Espanyol has had dozens of managers, few of which have lasted more than a season or two. Miguel Ángel Lotina was the club’s manager when it last won the Copa del Rey.

José Santamaría is the club’s longest-tenured manager, having guided Espanyol from 1971 to 1977. He led the club to a pair of top-four finishes in La Liga standings during this time.

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