|First name. complete||Real Sociedad de Fútbol, SAD|
|Nickname (s)||White-urdines , [ 1 ] Real / Real [ 2 ]|
|Foundation||September 7, 1909 as the Foot-Ball Society of San Sebastián .|
|President||Something in Aperribay|
|Location||San Sebastián , Guipúzcoa , Spain|
|Capacity||39.000 spectators [ 3 ]|
|Opening||August 13, 1993 (27 years)|
|Another complex||Zubieta facilities , Zubieta|
| LaLiga 2020-21 |
Copa del Rey 2019-20
UEFA Europa League 2020-21
|Official Web site|
The Real Sociedad is a Spanish football club , from the city of San Sebastián , Guipúzcoa , that plays in the First Division of Spain . It was founded on September 7 , 1909 . Its first team plays its home games in the remodeled Reale Arena , with a capacity for 39,000 spectators. [ 3 ]
Real Sociedad is one of the only nine clubs that have been proclaimed champions of the First Division League National Championship , with two consecutive titles in the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons , as well as three other runners-up. [ 4 ]
It is the eighth team in the historical classification of the First Division of Spain and held, between 1980 and 2018, the record in the competition of 32 consecutive days undefeated in the same season, from 1979-80 . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] In the national cup competition ( Cup of the King ), has won two other titles, the first as Club Ciclista San Sebastian in 1909 , and the second in 1987 , was a finalist in five editions. In addition to the four national titles between the League and the Cup, the club was proclaimed super champion of Spain in 1982, first edition of the competition. On a continental level, it has played nine editions of the UEFA Cup / Europa League , one of the Recopa de Europa and four of the European Cup / Champions League .
On a social level, it has 35,000 subscribers [ 3 ] and is, according to the CIS , the seventh club with the highest percentage of fans in Spain. [ 7 ] The club maintains a historic rivalry with Athletic Club , with whom it disputes the Basque derby , one of the derbies with the longest tradition in Spain . It is also the sixth team that has contributed the most internationals to the Spanish soccer team .
|For a complete development see History of the Real Sociedad de Fútbol|
The origins and the foundation of the Real Sociedad de Fútbol date back to the beginning of the 20th century , around the year 1903, although it was not until September 7, 1909 when it was officially legalized as the Foot-Ball Society (of San Sebastián) . Previously, they were born as a group called San Sebastian Recreation Club under the protection of the Real Club de Tenis de San Sebastián , [ 8 ] and it became the first foot-ball club established in the city, the name under which it played the Spanish Championship. from 1905 . However, internal dissensions at the end of 1907 caused the footballers to decide to create a new entity, theSan Sebastián Foot-Ball Club . [ 8 ]
Like other clubs already established, it suffered the corresponding administrative delay in the legal constitution, [ n. 1 ] And that is why the San Sebastian club did not obtain approval to compete in the 1909 Championship as it did not meet one year of longevity as an official entity, and had to seek the umbrella of another club. [ 8 ] The San Sebastián Cycling Club , with whom they had good relations, approved their merger, resulting in the Ciclista Foot-Ball Club , [ 8 ] name under which they were proclaimed champions of Spain in the contest after winning 3- 1 toSpanish Foot-Ball Club de Madrid at the O'Donnell stadium . More than five months later it was approved by the Civil Government and it was officially declared established on September 7 as the Foot-Ball Society . [ 8 ] For the 1910 Championship, he had the same bureaucratic problem, since although it was already legalized, it did not have one year of official seniority, so he again took refuge in another club to participate with his license, offered by the Vasconia Sporting Club . [ 9 ] They were runners-up after neighboring Athletic Club from Bilbao.
The successes at the national level and the close relationship of King Alfonso de Borbón with the town of Gipuzkoa, on February 11, 1910, led to the concession to the club by the monarch of the title of "Royal" that he could henceforth place before its name. , thus happening to Real Sociedad de Foot-Ball . [ 10 ]
Decades later and due to its victory in the Spanish Championship , recognized to the Royal Society by the Spanish Federation, it had the honor of being one of the ten founding clubs of the National First Division League Championship , which was played for the first time in 1929 . Between that first season and 1967-68 , the club played 23 of 36 possible editions. Since then he participated in it uninterruptedly until the 2006-07 edition , 39 consecutive years, having in the 1980s the golden age of the club when he was proclaimed champion in 1980-81 and 1981-82 . After a triennium in the second category, the club returned to the highest competition in national football, where it has played since then. In it it occupies the eighth position in its historical classification , being one of its most representative teams and one of the nine teams that have been victorious among its 63 participants. Due to its record in competitions such as the Copa del Rey and La Liga , Real Sociedad can be considered the second Basque team after Athletic Club .
History and evolution of the shield
Throughout its history, the Royal Society has had different hymns and representative songs. The first song on record that was dedicated to the Royal and that can therefore be considered its first hymn was a march dedicated to the Gipuzkoan club, composed by Carmelo Betoré on April 27 , 1923 . In the 1950s , the maestro Antonino Ibarrondo composed a Basque march performed by txistularis , called A la Real Sociedad de San Sebastián with lyrics by F. Ugarte. This catchy march was considered the anthem of the Royal Society until 1970. It was then that the then president of the Royal Society, José Luis Orbegozo , commissioned the San Sebastian composer Ricardo Sabadie to compose a new anthem for the club. Thus was born the Txuri-urdin , the anthem of the club since then. A few years after this hymn was born, the Royal Society lived through the best years of its history, which in part contributed to its penetration in a way that the previous ones had not penetrated and that it lasts until today. Today, more than 40 years after its creation, it is the official anthem of the club.
The name of the anthem Txuri-urdin means blue and white in Basque and corresponds both to the colors of the team and to the nickname of the team and its followers. It is written entirely in Basque and with a simple letter it basically alludes to the character of the club as a representative team from San Sebastián and Guipúzcoa. The Txuri-urdin has known numerous versions throughout its history. Sabadie himself performed the original version of the song; later a choral version appeared, performed by the Eskola Group's mixed choir . The most popular version, the one already considered classical, is, however, the one performed by the Guipuzcoan singer Joaquín Laría . In the decade of theIn the 1990s, the version performed by the Orfeón Donostiarra was also well known, which for some years sounded before the Real Sociedad matches in Anoeta .
In 1980, a few years after Sabadíe created the Txuri-urdin , Imanol Urbieta, who enlivened the atmosphere of Atocha with the Txistularis Txikis band , gave melody to some verses by Xabier Amuriza creating another anthem for the club, known as Bat , bi, hiru, lau (One, two, three, four) that although it became very popular, did not manage to unseat Txuri-urdin, which by then was already established as the club's official anthem. [ 11 ]
On the occasion of the centenary of its foundation, the Royal Society commissioned in 2009 a centenary hymn, which was composed by Mikel Erentxun with lyrics by bertsolari Andoni Egaña . This is the Ehun urtez (for one hundred years).
In addition to these songs, it is usual for the club's fans to sing the San Sebastián March during the last minutes of the game in case the team is clearly achieving an important victory.
- Holder uniform :
Since its foundation, the Royal Society has always worn the same uniform: shirt with alternative blue and white stripes (hence the name "blue and white" team; in Basque "txuri-urdin"); trousers and stockings have been varying depending on the year between white, blue or black, or combining stripes in the case of stockings. In 1967 it was the first time he adopted the uniform in force in 2019 with white pants and white and blue striped socks.
- Alternative uniform :
It varies according to the years: normally, it is totally blue in shirt, pants and socks; although it has also been green, black, red, white, orange and even green-yellow, in honor of the colors of the San Sebastián Recreation Club , the embryo team of the current Real Sociedad de Fútbol.
Uniform manufacturer and sponsor history
Below is a table with all the manufacturers and sponsors that the club has had since 1981 , in chronological order.
|Period||Manufacturer of the kit||Main sponsor|
The Anoeta Stadium was inaugurated on 13 of August of 1993 and is located in the district of Amara city of San Sebastián , Guipúzcoa . It is used mainly by the first team of the Real Sociedad de Fútbol.
It was originally built as a multipurpose stadium and included running tracks. Its original capacity, around 29,000 spectators, was expanded to 32,076 in 1998 with the construction of a mezzanine on the south and north ends.
Between 2017 and 2019 it underwent a thorough remodeling that included the elimination of the athletics tracks and the expansion of its capacity to around 39,000 spectators. [ 3 ] During the two seasons that the remodeling process lasted, the Royal Society continued to play in its stadium with a temporarily reduced capacity.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the completely remodeled stadium, the Royal Society announced the change of the stadium's name for sponsorship reasons. The stadium will be renamed the Reale Arena until 2025 . The sponsor is the insurance company Reale Seguros, whose parent is the Italian insurer Reale Mutua Assicurazioni. The name change affects only the events organized by the Royal Society. For the rest of the events that could be organized in the field (concerts, rugby matches), the stadium continues to be called Anoeta.
- Campo de Atocha : Surely the most beloved by the fans, it was the Real field for 80 years. A small field with a lot of English flavor, where the team's greatest deeds were experienced and inaugurated on October 5, 1913 against Athletic Club ; the last game was on June 13, 1993, against Club Deportivo Tenerife , and was later demolished.
- Ondarreta : Next to Ondarreta Beach , it was the first field of La Real, in the El Antiguo neighborhood. It was inaugurated in 1906 by the soccer section of the San Sebastián Recreation Club, with facilities for various sports, such as tennis , horse riding and soccer . La Real stopped using it in 1913 and it was demolished in 1920.
Zubieta facilities , training city and undoubtedly one of the best quarries in Europe, has 7 fields, 4 of natural grass and 3 of artificial grass, and is located in the San Sebastian neighborhood of Zubieta , next to the racecourse .
- For the statistical details of the club see Statistics of the Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Throughout its history, the entity has seen how its name varied due to various circumstances up to the present. The different denominations that the club has had throughout its history are listed below:
- Foot-ball Society of San Sebastián : (1909-10) Name after its foundation on September 7, 1909.
- Real Sociedad de Foot-ball de San Sebastián : (1910-31) The title of "Royal" is added, granted by the monarch Alfonso XIII of Spain on February 11, 1910. From that moment the club will become known popularly as "Real Sociedad" or "La Real".
- Foot-ball Society of San Sebastián : (1931-31) In April 1931 the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed, so any symbol or monarchical allusion is legally prohibited and must be eliminated. The club is forced to remove the crown from its shield and officially recovers its original name for a few months. The 1931 Cup tournament is the only competition that the club will play under the name of "Sociedad de San Sebastián".
- Donostia Foot-ball Club : (1931-40) Given that the club had always been popularly known as "La Real" and not as "La Sociedad", the new name did not fully materialize and in a meeting of members held on 30 June 1931, faced with the obligation to eliminate the name of Real, it was decided to radically change the name of the club, which was renamed Donostia FC, taking the name in Basque from the city of San Sebastián. This name will last for almost a decade and will survive the Civil War.
- Royal Foot-ball Society : (1940-41) After the end of the Civil War, the new political regime that emerged from it, the Dictatorship of Francisco Franco , despite not being a monarchy, allowed the restoration of monarchical allusions in the names of sports clubs. Halfway through the 1939-40 season, the Donostia FC board decided to recover the traditional name of the club, which was renamed Real Sociedad.
- Real Sociedad de Fútbol : (1941-92) A decree of the Franco government forces a Castilianization of the Anglicisms that abound in the names of soccer teams. Names like Sporting or Racing are prohibited; the Athletic Clubs are obliged to become an Athletic Club and the Foot-ball Clubs a Soccer Club. In the specific case of the Royal Society, this decree has a minor effect, since it only supposes the substitution of the term Foot-ball for Soccer in its name and does not directly affect the popular name of the club. Due to this fact and by becoming "soccer" in the common term to refer to this sport; this change will become permanent and will not be reversed in the 1970s, when this decree is repealed.
- Real Sociedad de Fútbol SAD : (1992-Act.) Law 10/1990 of Sports, of October 15, 1990, forced almost all the professional clubs of the First and Second Division to become public limited sports companies . This transformation had to be carried out before June 30, 1992 and if it had not been carried out it would have led to the automatic descent to 2ªB. The Royal Society made the conversion into a sports corporation and officially added this acronym (SAD) to its name.
|For details, see Path Real Sociedad de Fútbol and statistics Real Sociedad de Fútbol|
- Seasons in 1st : 73 (including 2019-2020 season)
- Seasons in 2nd : 16
- Seasons in 2nd B : 0
- Seasons in 3rd : 0
- Pichichis : Paco Bienzobas ( 1928-29 )
- Zamoras : Luis Miguel Arconada ( 1979-80 , 1980-81 and 1981-82 )
Real Sociedad's record includes two national leagues , two Cups , a Spanish Super Cup and three Second Division championships . At the regional level, it has achieved five Guipúzcoa Championships and one Joint Championship. [ 12 ] [ 13 ]
Note: currently in force competitions in bold .
|Spanish First Division (2/3)||1980-81, 1981-82.||1979-80, 1987-88, 2002-03.|
|Spanish Cup (2/4)||1909, 1986-87.||1913, 1928, 1951, 1987-88.|
|Spanish Super Cup (1/0)||1982.|
|Second Division of Spain (3/2)||1948-49 , 1966-67 (Gr. I), 2009-10 .||1940-41, 1942-43.|
|Guipúzcoa Championship (5/7)||1918-19, 1922-23, 1924-25, 1926-27, 1928-29.||1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1923-24, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1938-39. (Record)|
|Joint Trophy (1/3)||1932-33.||1929-30, 1931-32, 1933-34. (Record)|
- San Sebastián International Tournament (1) : 1923.
- Kingdom of Navarra Trophy (4) : 1981, 1994, 2001, 2010.
- Villa de Gijón Trophy (2) : 1969, 2000.
- City of San Sebastián Trophy (1) : 1967.
- Concepción Arenal Trophy (1) : 1979.
- Costa Brava Trophy (1) : 1980.
- Luis Bermejo Trophy (Badajoz) (1) : 1997.
- Teide Trophy (1) : 2009.
- Álava Provincial Council Trophy (1) : 2018.
Sports organization chart
The Gipuzkoan Alberto Górriz —formed in the lower categories of the club— is the one who has played the most official matches with 599 spread over fourteen seasons, [ 14 ] being also the one who has played the most matches in the National League Championship with 461 —one above by Juan Antonio Larrañaga and six by Jesús Mari Zamora -. [ 15 ] He is also the one who has played the most international matches with 33, two above Zamora and Luis Miguel Arconada .
The latter, Arconada, is the one who spent the most seasons in the entity with sixteen, which allowed him to play a total of 551 games, and was thus considered the most historic and representative goalkeeper of the club.
Among the currently active players of the club, the Spanish-French David Zurutuza is the player with the most seasons and matches accumulated with 302 appearances spread over eleven seasons.
|Top scorers||Most games played||More seasons played|
|1.||Jesus Maria Satrústegui||162 goals||1.||Alberto Górriz Bixio||599 games||1.||Luis Miguel Arconada||16 years|
|2.||Roberto López Ufarte||129 goals||2.||Juan Antonio Larrañaga||589 games||2.||Dionisio Urreisti / Jesús Mari Zamora / Agustín Gajate / Alberto Górriz Bixio / Juan Antonio Larrañaga / Xabi Prieto||15 years|
|3.||Ignacio Alcorta Cholin||127 goals||3.||Jesus Mari Zamora||588 games||3.||Sebastián Ontoria / Ignacio Kortabarria / Mikel Aranburu / Miguel Fuentes / Loren Juarros / Alberto López||14 years|
|4.||Sebastian Ontoria||114 goals||4.||Luis Miguel Arconada||551 games||4.||José Mari Pérez / José Mari Martínez / Jesús María Satrústegui||13 years|
|5.||Darko Kovacevic||107 goals||5.||Xabi Prieto||530 games||5.||Roberto López Ufarte / Agustín Aranzabal||12 years|
|See full list||See full list||See full list|
Note: Players still active in the club in bold .
- Players with numbers greater than 25 are, for all purposes, Real Sociedad de Fútbol "B" players and as such, they will be able to combine games with the first and second teams. As required by the LFP regulations, the players of the first squad must wear numbers from 1 to 25. From the 26th onwards they will be players of the subsidiary team. The listed players are those that the club has officially included in the list of numbers of the first team, or who have entered a first team call-up. Subsidiary players will be added to this list as the first team calls are entered. The players Zubiaurre, Zubimendi and Roberto López, despite having numbers greater than 25 are considered by the club to be members of the first team.
- Spanish teams are limited to having a maximum of three players on the squad without a European Union passport . The list includes only the main nationality of each player, some of the non-European players have dual citizenship of some EU country:
Registrations and registrations 2020-21
|Martín Merquelanz||Forward||CD Mirandés||Return from assignment||-|
|Jon Guridi||Midfielder||CD Mirandés||Return from assignment||-|
|Modibo Sagnan||Defending||CD Mirandés||Return from assignment||-|
|Jon Bautista||Forward||KAS Eupen||Return from assignment||-|
|Martín Zubimendi||Midfielder||Real Sociedad B||Affiliate Promoted||-|
|Roberto Lopez||Midfielder||Real Sociedad B||Affiliate Promoted||-|
|David silva||Midfielder||Manchester City F. C.||Free||-|
|Martin Ødegaard||Midfielder||Real Madrid||End of assignment||—|
|Raul Navas||Defending||CA Health||Transfer||250.000 €|
|David Zurutuza||Midfielder||Retirement||0 €|
|Geronimo Rulli||Goalkeeper||Villarreal CF||Transfer||5.000.000 €|
|Kevin Rodrigues||Defending||SD Eibar||Assignment||—|
|Diego Llorente||Defending||Leeds United A.F.C.||Transfer||20.000.000 €|
|Andoni Zubiaurre||Goalkeeper||Cultural Leonesa||Assignment||-|
|Looked like Djouahra||Forward||CD Mirandés||Assignment||-|
The current coach of Real Sociedad is Imanol Alguacil .
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According to a CIS survey carried out in 2007, it was the 11th team with the most fans in Spain . 1.3% of the Spanish population would be, according to this survey, followers of the Royal Society. Another 1.5% of the population would sympathize with this team, even if this is not their first team . [ 16 ]
The club has more than 33,000 subscribers, above the average for First Division teams ; in the same way, it is one of the teams with the highest number of relative subscribers, that is, when compared with the demographic census of the city in which it is based. In April 2011, the LFP "Player No. 12" award was awarded to Real Sociedad in recognition of their great fans for their role in the promotion season (2010-11). [ 17 ]
As of September 2011, there were 114 Real Sociedad fan clubs formally established and recognized by the club on its website. Its geographical distribution is as follows: [ 18 ]
- 20 in the city of Donostia- San Sebastián .
- 48 in the rest of the province of Gipuzkoa-Guipúzcoa .
- 5 in the rest of the Basque Autonomous Community (3 in Araba- Álava and 2 in Bizkaia- Vizcaya )
- 5 in Navarra .
- 34 in the rest of Spain .
- 2 in the French Basque Country .
Other data of interest
- La Real is one of the only nine Spanish teams that have never competed in a division lower than Second (neither Second Division B nor Third ). The other eight are also historical of Spanish football. All of them currently compete in the First Division , except Sporting. Three of them have always remained in the First Division: Real Madrid CF , FC Barcelona and Athletic Club ; while the other five have always remained in the First or Second Division: Valencia CF , Club Atlético de Madrid , RCD Espanyol , Sevilla FC and Real Sporting de Gijón.
- The Royal Society is the sixth international team that has contributed to the Spain national football team: 19. Le exceed the FC Barcelona , Real Madrid , Athletic Club , Atletico Madrid and Valencia CF .
- La Real has the honor of having in its ranks the oldest player to ever set foot on a pitch in the Spanish First Division . This is the English coach Harry Lowe , who was forced to play an exceptional league game in the 1933-34 season, when he was 48 years old. [ 20 ]
- A bridge in the city of San Sebastián over the Urumea river has been dedicated to the club since 2010 . [ 21 ]
- The sculptor Eduardo Chillida and the filmmaker Elías Querejeta were Real Sociedad players in their youth.
- The ideal historical alignment is: Arconada, Celayeta, Kortabarria, Gorriz, Olaizola, Xabi Alonso, Karpin, Zamora, Nihat, Satrustegi and López Ufarte.
- Darko Kovacevic is the foreign player with the most matches (256 in two stages, 3 seasons 96-99 and six between 2002-2007 9 seasons in total) and the most goals (107 in all competitions).
- Nihat Kavheci and Valery Karpin are the only foreigners in the team's historic ideal line-up (142 games and 58 goals). The rest, except Xabi Alonso instead of his father "Periko" are the holders of the Real Sociedad that won the League in Gijón in 1981.
- La Real is the team that has the record for consecutive games with expulsions in the opposing team, 8. In recent years it has been the team with the fewest cards in the entire league, thanks to its fair play.
- Two players trained in the Real Sociedad quarry have become World Champions : Xabi Alonso in 2010 with Spain and Antoine Griezmann in 2018 with France. Both were crowned world champions some years after leaving the club. The other realistic player who has been proclaimed World Champion is David Silva , who won the 2010 World Cup with Spain and signed ten years later for Real, in 2020. Also, there was a former Real Sociedad player who knows what it is to play a World Cup final and it is the Swedish striker Agne Simonsson , who after losing the 1958 final (in which he scored a goal), played the 1961-62 season on loan to Real.
- Three club presidents also served as mayors of the city of San Sebastián: Antonio Vega de Seoane, his son of the same name, and Iñaki Alkiza.
Real Sociedad B
The Real Sociedad de Fútbol "B" , popularly known as Sanse , is the club's subsidiary team. It was founded in 1951 under the name of San Sebastián CF. It currently plays in Group II of the Second Division B, and the 2018-19 season is the ninth consecutive in the category after the promotion of the 2009-10 season.
Real Sociedad C
The Real Sociedad de Fútbol "C" is the second subsidiary team of the club. It was founded in 1998 as Club Deportivo Berio Futbol Taldea . He currently plays in Group 4 of the Third Division of Spain and has played in the category since the 2014-15 season.
- 2006-07 season : First Division (9th with 27 points)
- 2007-08 season : First Division (10th with 26 points)
- 2008-09 season : First Division (10th with 33 points)
- 2009-10 Season : First Division Group A (3rd with 30 points)
- 2010-11 Season : First Division Group A (1st with 34 points)
- Season 2011-12 : First Division (7th with 62 points)
- Season 2012-13 : First Division (10th with 33 points)
- 2013-14 season : First Division (7th with 40 points)
- 2014-15 season : First Division (11th with 30 points)
- Season 2015-16 : First Division (5th with 53 points)
- 2016-17 season : First Division (8th with 42 points)
- 2017-18 season : First Division (8th with 35 points)
- 2018-19 season : First Division (7th with 47 points). Winners of the Queen's Cup
- 2019-20 season :
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- In many cases the clubs did not do it in the first instance since it was not necessary for sports practice, but a mere formality, that with the emergence of the first competition at the state level, the Spanish Championship made it an inexorable condition for your participation.
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