Villarreal reach their objectives in a great final sprint
Villarreal reach their objectives in a great final sprint

The Yellows finished the season fifth in LaLiga in a prolific goalscoring campaign

A more than excellent season. Villarreal CF sealed their return to European competition, after finishing fifth in LaLiga with 60 points. That is the fifth best league position at the end of the season in the club’s history, with the Yellows also finishing fifth in the 2006/07, 2008/09, 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

The Hollywood ending

In a magical final sprint, the Yellows, managed by Javi Calleja, confirmed their place in next season’s Europa League, which will be the Submarine’s 16th participation in European competition. After the season was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Yellows returned to league action in full flow, with seven wins and a draw from the 11 games that were left of the season. They took 22 out of a possible 33 points, similar to the teams that reached the UEFA Champions League.

A goalscoring Villarreal

In the 2019/20 season, Villarreal put in their second best goalscoring season in the league, with 63 goals, a number only beaten in the 2004/05 season, where the Yellows found the back of the net 69 times. Forward Gerard Moreno, with 18 goals, is the first Villarreal player in history to lift the Zarra Trophy as the top Spanish goalscorer in LaLiga.

The last dance for two legends

Bruno Soriano and Santi Cazorla also lived their last season as Yellows. The midfielder from Artana hangs up his boots, after 14 years representing the club. He spent three years fighting to get back on the pitch after an injury, and it paid off, being able to say goodbye at the Estadio de la Cerámica, which will always be his home.

Santi Cazorla also ended his time as a Villarreal player. The Asturian magician said goodbye to the Yellows aged 35 and after having had his best season, with 15 goals and 11 assists. Two legends who will always be remembered by Yellows fans.