Villarreal Club de Fútbol, nicknamed the ‘Yellow Submarine', is a professional Spanish soccer club that was founded in 1923 and currently competes in LaLiga, Spain’s top flight.
Back in 1998, current club president Fernando Roig took over and promised to take Villarreal CF to the elite of Spanish soccer – and he did just that. Roig successfully got the Yellows promoted to the first division for the first time in the club’s history and has continued to write Villarreal history ever since. Having played in 21 LaLiga seasons and participated in Europe’s elite UEFA competitions for 16 seasons and counting, Fernando Roig has become the longest-standing club president in LaLiga history.
Notably, Villarreal CF has competed in the UEFA Champions League, reaching the semi-finals in 2006 as the club’s best performance, and won the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League beating English giants Manchester United in the final to lift the club’s first-ever trophy. Subsequently, Villarreal finished as runners-up in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup losing to Champions League winners Chelsea on penalties.