We spoke with Víctor Arnau to find out more about his versatile role in the Villarreal CF International Department.

Tell us about your background in football.

I started playing football when I was four years old and continued playing up until the age of 20. When I was 16, I started coaching at my town’s club, combining it with my role as a player. In the beginning, I was coaching kids from U4 to U6, and progressively I went on to coach older players, with experience coaching almost all age groups from U4 to U18. …


We sat down with Villarreal Academy coach Alejandro Márquez, better known by us all as ‘Nano’, to find out more about his role in the Villarreal CF International Department and his experiences with the Yellows so far.

Tell us about your background in football.

I’ve been playing football since I was five and I still play when I’m here in Spain as it is my true passion and I really like the routine of going to train, being part of a team with people that become friends and enjoying the sport that I like the most. …


We sat down with the Villarreal Krasnodar Academy Directors Arsen Khyrkhyrian, Ruslan Shatalov and Dmitriy Privalov prior to the opening of the academy this April.

Tell us about your background in football.


We spoke with Cesar and Jennifer Coronel, Directors of the new Villarreal Houston Academy, ahead of its launch this March.

Tell us about your soccer background.

Cesar: I was born in Argentina where I played soccer since I can remember. Soccer is passion and life there. I moved to the United States in 1995 to continue studying and pursue a better life. I currently have a USA National Youth Soccer License and over eight years of experience working in youth coaching.

Jennifer: I was born in California and actually played softball all the way through college. I have over 20…


In the summer of 2004, Villarreal took a £2.88million gamble on a golden-haired striker from Uruguay, in a bid to consolidate their newfound top-ten status in Spain. It would turn out to be one of the greatest decisions the club had ever made.

Even at the age of 25, Diego Forlán was still just an elusive talent. Recently let go by Manchester United, he had made his name at Independiente of Argentina, scoring 37 goals in 80 league games in Buenos Aires, before sealing a dream move to Manchester in 2001. And, while he became somewhat of a cult-hero under…


Villarreal round-up — your regular updates about the Yellow Submarine, teams and accomplishments. Curated content with a quick inside view of our club. Let’s keep moving forward, let’s ENDAVANT!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pau Torres in action against Valencia

To start this round-up, we have some terrible news. Former Villarreal B (Villarreal U23s) attacker Franco Acosta has passed away in Uruguay. Everyone connected to Villarreal CF would like to send their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. Read about his time at the club here.

Villarreal had a disappointing Friday night in LaLiga, losing 2–1 to Valencia. Gerard Moreno scored for the Yellows, in what…


Villarreal round-up — your regular updates about the Yellow Submarine, teams and accomplishments. Curated content with a quick inside view of our club. Let’s keep moving forward, let’s ENDAVANT!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Good spirits in training ahead of the derby

Villarreal have a derby on the horizon. Kick-off at Mestalla against Valencia is 9pm CET on Friday. Read Unai Emery’s pre-match thoughts here.

Villarreal B (Villarreal U23s) continue their promotion push. Kick-off for their game against direct play-off rivals Hércules is at 5pm CET on Saturday. For details of how to watch, click here.

Check out the full schedule for all Villarreal sides here.


Villarreal round-up — your regular updates about the Yellow Submarine, teams and accomplishments. Curated content with a quick inside view of our club. Let’s keep moving forward, let’s ENDAVANT!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Sergio Asenjo in training

Salma Paralluelo has been given an award by the Spanish royal family, recognising her excellence at such a young age in both football and athletics. More here.

Speaking of young talents, we have also got a feature on Fer Niño on the website as no striker aged U21 has scored more goals than him in the top European leagues. You can read that here.

Manu Trigueros has been looking ahead to this Friday’s derby against Valencia. See what he’s had to say here.

And Jaume Costa has virtually visited a local school. More here.


Villarreal round-up — your regular updates about the Yellow Submarine, teams and accomplishments. Curated content with a quick inside view of our club. Let’s keep moving forward, let’s ENDAVANT!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Álex Baena in action against Atlético de Madrid

Villarreal were unlucky to lose to Atlético de Madrid 0–2. Read the match report here. Read the post-match verdict from Unai Emery here and Gerard Moreno here.

Check out the full list of results for all Villarreal sides here, as Villarreal U21s (Villarreal C) picked up an impressive win under new manager Igor Tasevski.

With a derby on the horizon, check out this week’s schedule for the first team here.

Captain…


Villarreal round-up — your regular updates about the Yellow Submarine, teams and accomplishments. Curated content with a quick inside view of our club. Let’s keep moving forward, let’s ENDAVANT!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Villarreal in training ahead of the match against Atlético de Madrid

After Europa League success in the week, there is no time to stop for Villarreal. Next up is a massive match at La Cerámica this Sunday, against league leaders Atlético de Madrid (kick-off 9pm CET). See what Unai Emery has had to say in his pre-match press conference here.

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