I have picked up FIFA 19 and have decided to start a dynasty with Real Club Deportivo Espanyol de Barcelona. Located in Barcelona and founded in 1900, they have spent 80 seasons in the premier division of Spanish football. They have zero championships in the top level and hold the distinction of being the club with the longest tenure in La Liga without winning the title. The club has participated in seven UEFA Cups, reaching the finals twice. In 1988, they lost to Beyer Leverkusen on penalty kicks (3-2) after a 3-0 home win and 0-3 road loss. In 2007, they lost to Spanish side Sevilla on penalty kicks (3-1) after being tied at 1-1 after 90 minutes and 2-2 after 120 minutes.
RCD Espanyol has won four Copa del Rey, most recently in 2006 defeating Zaragosa 4-1 in Madrid.
Their rival is naturally Barcelona. This rivalry is bigger for RCD Espanyol fans than Barcelona ones as Espanyol has finished above Barcelona in the table just three times in over 70 seasons.
The club will be managed by former RCD Espanyol icon Raul Tamudo, who retired from professional football in 2015. The 41-year-old made 389 appearances with RCD Espanyol, scoring 140 goals and leading the club to two Copa del Rey titles.
The club plays it's home matches at RCDE Stadium in the outskirts Barcelona.
We will be focusing on stocking the club with home grown talent. We will setup a scouting network and youth academy within Spain.
I hope that you enjoy!
2018-19 SEASON The Down Low on the Periquitos:
MANAGER: Raul Tamudo CAREER RECORD: (0-0-0) STADIUM: RCDE Stadium (Capacity: 40,500) RIVALS: Barcelona TRANSFER BUDGET: $12,098,438 CLUB WORTH: $87,000,000 WEEKLY WAGE BUDGET: EXPECTATIONS: Finish Mid Table; Reach Round of 32 Copa de Espana; Qualify for UEFA League spot within two seasons