Reial Club Deportiu Espanyol de Barcelona, or more simply "Espanyol", is Spain's 6th most successful team in Spain - but is often considered the "little brother" to city rival FC Barcelona.
RCD Espanyol was founded in 1900 by Angel Rodriguez. Since then, their championships have been vastly fewer than city rival Barca's but still distinguished and has a loyal, yet often frustrated fanbase. Their championships include 4 for the Copa del Rey, 12 Campionats de Catalunya, and 4 Copa Catalunya.
A modern, new Espanyol stadium is being built on the outskirts of Barcelona City. But since 1998, RD Espanyol's football stadium has been the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys - also known as "Estadio Olimpico de Montjuic" - with a capacity crowd of 55,926 persons. It was also the host stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys was built in 1927 for the 1929 Expo in the city and is located on the hills of Montjuïc of Barcelona. The stadium was named for the former president of Catalunya, Lluís Companys i Jover. In 1940 Companys i Jover was executed by the Franco regine in the Montjuïc Castle. The Barcelona Olympic complex is one of the popular stops along Barcelona's Hop On Hop Off "Bus Turistic".
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