Real Madrid Castilla is a Spanish football team that plays in Segunda División B. It is Real Madrid's reserve team, and is therefore an integral part of Real Madrid's youth academy, La Fábrica. They play their home games at Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium.Team Members Show Thumbs Cutouts Renders
Unlike the English football league system, reserve teams in Spain play in the same league system as their senior team rather than a separate league. Reserve teams, however, cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore, Real Madrid B are ineligible for promotion to the Primera División. Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey. In addition, only under-23 players, or under-25 players with a professional contract, can switch between senior and reserve teams.
While a few players have gone on to establish themselves in the Real Madrid first team, several former Castilla players such as Ismael Urzaiz, Santiago Cañizares, Juan Mata, Álvaro Negredo, Mista, and Luis García have all moved on to successful careers with other clubs.
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The Estadio Alfredo di Stéfano is a multi-purpose stadium in Madrid, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of Real Madrid Castilla, the reserve team of Real Madrid. The stadium holds 6,000 people. It is named after former Real footballer Alfredo di Stéfano.
The venue is part of the Ciudad Real Madrid, the club's new training facilities located outside Madrid in Valdebebas. On Tuesday 9 May 2006 the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium was inaugurated at the City of Madrid where Real Madrid usually trains. The inaugural match was between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims, a rematch of the European Cup final won by Real Madrid in 1956. Real Madrid won the inaugural match 6-1 with goals from Sergio Ramos, Antonio Cassano (2), Roberto Soldado (2), and José Manuel Jurado.