The history of the reserve teams for FC Barcelona is a tangled affair, with stories of mergers, fans alliances and teams going their separate ways, before the current structure was established in 1970 when FC Barcelona B, or Barcelona Atlético as it was then known, was formed.
The first team to be affiliated as the club's reserve side was Sección Deportiva La España Industrial. Founded in 1923, it was the factory team of a textile manufacturer, owned by Josep Antoni de Albert, who became President of FC Barcelona in 1943. In 1946 the team became fully affiliated to Barca and started to play at Les Corts. In 1952, the club reached La Segunda and four years later won promotion to La Primera. In order to take up their position in the top flight, the club broke away from FC Barcelona and took on the name CD Condal. They continued to play at Les Corts, but their stay in La Primera lasted just the single season and they finished in bottom place. Their matches against FC Barcelona were both played at Les Corts. The first match on 12 January 1957, with Condal as home team, ending in a 1-1 draw. The return match at er... Les Corts took place on 7 April 1957 and was a one sided affair with Barcelona winning 5-0.
|Putting the Horse before Les Corts - CD Condal had a 20 year spell at Les Corts|
|Action from CD Condal matches at Les Corts in 1962 & 1963|
|Mini only in name, The Mini Estadi holds 15,276|
|Now that is what I call a Sports Centre|
|On borrowed time. The Mini Estadi looks a little tired... & wet|
|Filling up nicely... First team training day at the Mini Estadi in 2013 - Photo courtesy of @El_Seguidor_FCB|