Villarreal Club de FÃºtbol, usually abbreviated to Villarreal, is a Spanish Primera DivisiÃ³n football club based in Villarreal, a small town in the province of CastellÃ³n. The team plays at the 25,000 seat Madrigal stadium.
The club automatically qualified for the 2008/09 Champions League, due to them finishing second in La Liga the previous season. They drew Manchester United, for the second consecuitive campaign, Glasgow Celtic and Aalborg BK. They made good start by holding European champions Manchester United to a goalless draw at Old Trafford, a third 0-0 draw in a row against the English giants. A first win was sealed on 30th September by beating Gordon Strachan's Celtic 1-0 at El Madrigal, courtesy of a Marcos Senna freekick. On October 21 during a Champions League match against Aalborg they scored 6 goals to 3.
The team is nicknamed El Submarino Amarillo (the Yellow Submarine) because of their yellow strip. The mascot (named Groguet, "Little Yellow") is a figure with a submarine head. In 2008,the shirt sponsor is "Aeroport Castello" (airport).