Villarreal Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. (Valencian: Vila-real Club de Futbol, S.A.D.), usually abbreviated to Villarreal CF or just Villarreal, is a Spanish football club based in Vila-real, a city in the province of Castellón within the Valencian Community. Founded in 1923, it plays in La Liga, holding home games at El Madrigal, with a capacity for 24.890 spectators.
The club is nicknamed El Submarí Groguet or El Submarino Amarillo (Yellow Submarine) due to its yellow home kit, and due to being a low-profile team compared to Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Valencia, whom they have challenged for trophies over the last decade. Villarreal has often been touted as an example of a small but successful club.
Year : 2007–08, Award : La Liga Runners-Up
Year : 2005–06, Award : UEFA Champions League Semi-finalists
Year : 2003–04, 2010–11, 2015–16, Award : UEFA Europa League Semi-finalists
Year : 2003, 2004, Award : UEFA Intertoto Cup Winners