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Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., more normally referred to as Real Sociedad ( pronounced [ reˈal soθjeˈðað ] ; Royal Society ) or La Real, is a spanish master sports club in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country, founded on 7 September 1909. It plays its home matches at the Anoeta Stadium. Real Sociedad won the Liga title in 1980–81 and 1981–82, and last finish runner-up in 2002–03. The club has besides won the Copa del Rey three times, in 1909, 1987 and 2020. It contests the Basque bowler hat against rivals acrobatic Bilbao. Real Sociedad was a laminitis member of La Liga in 1929 ; its longest go in the top trajectory was for 40 seasons, from 1967 to 2007. [ 2 ]

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traditionally the cabaret followed a policy ( exchangeable to that of its rival Athletic ) of signing only Basque players, before signing Republic of Ireland forward John Aldridge in 1989. While a solid Basque contingent has been retained among its players, nowadays both non-Basque Spaniards and alien players are represented at the club. Its youth section subsequent to the all-Basque era has still been very successful in developing internationally renowned players, such as World Cup winners Xabi Alonso and Antoine Griezmann. [ 3 ] The club has competed in the UEFA Champions League twice. In the 2003–04 season, the club progressed to the round of 16 before losing to Lyon. aside from football, Real Sociedad besides has respective sections in athletics, including women ‘s football, track and battlefield, field field hockey and basque jai alai .

history [edit ]

early history [edit ]

very Sociedad in 1912 real Sociedad squad in the 1930–31 league season football was introduced to San Sebastián in the early 1900s by students and workers returning from Britain. In 1904, they formed the San Sebastian Recreation Club and in 1905 the club competed in the Copa del Rey. In May 1905, the San Sebastian Football Club was formed as a separate outgrowth of the club. In 1909, it applied to enter the Copa del Rey but complications over registration permits saw them compete as Club Ciclista de San Sebastián. This team defeated Club Español de Madrid 3–1 in the final examination. Out of the confusion, the Sociedad de Futbol was formed on 7 September 1909. In 1910, spanish clubs played in two rival cup competitions and Sociedad de Futbol entered the Copa UECF as Vasconia de San Sebastián. In the same class, King Alfonso XIII – who used San Sebastián as his summer capital – gave the club his trade, where it subsequently became known as real Sociedad de Fútbol .
actual Sociedad in 1952 veridical Sociedad was a founder member of La Liga in 1929. The team came fourth with Francisco “ Paco ” Bienzobas finish as top scorekeeper. The team ‘s diagnose was changed to Donostia Club de Futbol in 1931 with the advent of the Second Spanish Republic, but changed back to Real Sociedad after the spanish Civil War in 1939. The team has by and large fluctuated between the Primera and Segunda divisions, in one menstruation ( during the 1940s ) pull off to be relegated and promoted seven times. Around that time, the sculptor Eduardo Chillida was the team ‘s goalkeeper until injury put a stop to his football career .

The success of the 1980s [edit ]

The team finished as runner-up in La Liga for the first base time in 1979–80, gaining 52 points compared to Real Madrid ‘s 53, and 13 points clearly of third-placed Sporting de Gijón. Real Sociedad won its first ever Primera División title at the end of the 1980–81 season, denying substantial Madrid a fourth-consecutive deed because although both clubs earned 45 points and Madrid had the superior goal remainder Sociedad were better in the head-to-heads. [ 4 ] This qualified La Real for the 1981–82 european Cup, where they were eliminated in the first beat by CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria, who hosted and won the first leg 1–0. The second leg in Spain was a 0–0 draw. [ 5 ]
very Sociedad supporters at the streets of San Sebastián The baseball club retained the Liga title the pursuit temper, beating Barcelona by 47 points to 45, under the management of Alberto Ormaetxea. [ 6 ] Forward Jesús María Satrústegui was the club ‘s top scorekeeper for 1980–81 with 16 goals. [ 7 ] He scored 13 the following season as Pedro Uralde was the peak scorer, with 14. [ 8 ] The club reached the semi-finals of the 1982–83 european Cup, defeating Víkingur of Iceland, Celtic and Sporting Clube de Portugal before losing 3–2 on aggregate to eventual champions Hamburger SV. [ 9 ] Real Sociedad won the Supercopa de España at the begin of the 1982–83 season, overturning a 1–0 kill in the beginning leg to defeat real number Madrid 4–1 on aggregate. On 11 March 1987, Real Sociedad set a record for most goals in a quarter-final of the Copa del Rey after defeating Mallorca 10–1. In the semi-finals of the same tournament, it beat its Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao 1–0 over two legs. On 27 June 1987, Real Sociedad won its only Copa del Rey title, defeating Atlético Madrid 4–2 on penalties after drawing 2–2. The match was held at La Romareda in Zaragoza, Aragon. [ 10 ] In the be season ‘s Copa del Rey, Real Sociedad defeated Atlético Madrid again after defeating them in the quarter-finals. It then beat real Madrid 5–0 on aggregate in the semi-finals, but lost 1–0 in the concluding to Barcelona at Real Madrid ‘s Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on 30 March 1988. [ 11 ] In the 1987–88 La Liga, Real Sociedad were runner-up for the first time since its lost its title – with 51 points to Real Madrid ‘s 62 – and three points clear of third-placed Atlético Madrid. [ 4 ]
The Republic of Ireland external John Aldridge was Real Sociedad ‘s beginning non-Basque musician, and was the club ‘s top scorer during both of his seasons from 1989 to 1991 For many years, Real Sociedad followed the practice of its Basque rivals Athletic Bilbao of signing only Basque players. It abandoned the policy in 1989 when it signed Irish international John Aldridge from Liverpool. [ 12 ] Aldridge scored 16 goals in his first season to be the golf club ‘s circus tent scorekeeper, [ 13 ] and fourth-highest scorer of the entire league as La Real finished one-fifth. [ 14 ] In 1990, La Real signed an english striker, Dalian Atkinson of Sheffield Wednesday, [ 15 ] who consequently became the clubhouse ‘s first black player. [ 16 ] He scored 12 goals in his first base season, irregular at the baseball club only to Aldridge ‘s 17. [ 17 ] That was Aldridge ‘s final temper at La Real, and he left to play in the lower english leagues at Tranmere Rovers, while Atkinson left to top-flight Aston Villa. In 1997–98, Real Sociedad finished third, its best finish since being runner-up for the first gear time since 1988. Its sum of 63 points was 11 less than champions Barcelona but just two less than runner-up Athletic Bilbao. The club finished higher in the mesa than substantial Madrid due to a superior finish differential. [ 14 ] Yugoslav striker Darko Kovačević scored 17 times that season, making him the fourth-highest scorer in the league. [ 18 ] The third-place polish qualified La Real for the 1998–99 UEFA Cup, where it beat Sparta Prague and Dynamo Moscow before being knocked out in the third base polish by Atlético Madrid .

twenty-first century [edit ]

Darko Kovačević Nihat KahveciXabi Prieto was a key player as the top goalscorer as Real Sociedad finished in the 21st century Xabi Prieto was a key player as the top goalscorer as Real Sociedad finished in the 21st century After finishing in 13th position for three back-to-back seasons, real number Sociedad were runner-up in the 2002–03 La Liga, its best finish since 1988. [ 19 ] Its total of 76 points was alone beaten by Real Madrid ‘s 78, and La Real had four more points than third-placed Deportivo de La Coruña. [ 20 ] The golf club was managed by Frenchman Raynald Denoueix. La Real ‘s strikeforce combined the turkish striker Nihat Kahveci with Yugoslav external Darko Kovačević. The two were third base and fourth lead scorekeeper in the league respectively, with 23 and 20 goals. [ 21 ] The team besides included Dutch external goalkeeper Sander Westerveld and Xabi Alonso in midfield. Alonso was the achiever of the 2003 Don Balón prize for the best spanish player in the league, while Kahveci was voted the best foreign musician and Denoueix the best director. [ 22 ] samara moments from that season came when very Sociedad beat Real Madrid in April 4–2 at the Anoeta Stadium. It kept beginning place in La Liga until the penultimate game of 38, when it lost 3–2 away to Celta de Vigo, while actual Madrid beat Atlético Madrid 4–0. This entail that Real Madrid secured first space two points absolved of Real Sociedad for the last game, where La Real defeated Atlético Madrid 3–0 and Real Madrid beat acrobatic Bilbao to win the style. [ 23 ] The team qualified directly for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League after finishing second ; it was unbeaten at home, scored 71 goals in full and lost good six times. very Sociedad were placed in Group D of the 2003–04 Champions League with Juventus, Galatasaray and Olympiacos. The team won two matches, drew three and lost away to Juventus to finish second and advance [ 24 ] to the last 16. It was knocked out after losing 1–0 in both games against Lyon, hosting the first game. [ 25 ] The 2003–04 La Liga saw a dramatic refuse in the cabaret ‘s performance, slipping to 15th out of 20. Its count of 46 points was only five more than relegated Real Valladolid. [ 26 ] On 9 September 2006, Real Sociedad played its 2,000th La Liga match. real Sociedad was relegated from La Liga in 2006–07, finishing 19th and ended 40 years streak in La Liga, their longest always stay in the top-flight. On 9 July 2007, early Welsh international and Fulham director Chris Coleman was appointed as the new club coach, on the recommendation of former Real Sociedad director John Toshack, an crucial board penis at the club. [ 27 ] Coleman resigned on 16 January 2008. [ 28 ]
In the 2012–13 season, Real Sociedad finished in fourth place and qualified for the 2013–14 Champions League for the beginning time since the 2003–04 season, but in the play-offs, this time. In the play-offs, the clubhouse defeated Lyon 2–0 in both legs to qualify for the group stagecoach. real Sociedad, however, did not make it out of the group, earning barely one point. [ 29 ] On 10 November 2014, Real Sociedad announced David Moyes as the chosen coach to replace Jagoba Arrasate, who was sacked following a serial of poor results. [ 30 ] Moyes became the sixth british director in the baseball club ‘s history, however he was sacked 9 November 2015 after falling to 16th in La Liga. [ 31 ] Later that day, he was replaced by Eusebio Sacristán. Sacristán signed an initial contract until 30 June 2017. [ 32 ] His contract was renewed in 2017, but Sacristán was ultimately dismissed after a string of hapless performances left that 15th in the postpone and draw into a relegation conflict. [ 33 ] Aiser Garitano became the future head coach, having arrived from Leganes. [ 34 ] He lasted only seven months before being dismissed, with the team besides in 15th place, with only five wins in his seventeen league matches. [ 35 ] Garitano was succeeded by reserve team director and local boy Imanol Alguacil on 26 December 2018. [ 36 ] During his tenure, he oversaw an attack style of playing period combining pace, preciseness, power, and exuberance. [ 37 ] In 2008, at Real Sociedad ‘s annual general meet, Iñaki Badiola, at the fourth dimension the club ‘s president, accused the preceding clubhouse management of buying doping substances. In 2013 Badiola gave an carry interview were he accused José Luis Astiazarán ‘s presidency of paying up to €300,000 to Eufemiano Fuentes to dope players on the team between 2001 and 2007. [ 38 ] [ 39 ] [ 40 ] José Luis Astiazarán, who was Real Sociedad ‘s president between 2001 and 2005, denied the claims. [ 41 ] real Sociedad won its third Copa del Rey on 3 April 2021, the about year-long delay 2020 Copa del Rey Final due to COVID-19, in a Basque bowler hat against Athletic Bilbao. [ 42 ]

name and colours [edit ]

The club ‘s diagnose means “ Royal Society of Football ” in spanish. The club ‘s name was changed to Donostia Club de Futbol in 1931 with the advent of the Second Spanish Republic, but changed back to Real Sociedad after the spanish Civil War in 1939. The club is nicknamed in Basque as Erreala or the txuri-urdin ( “ white-blue ” ascribable to the colours of their kit ). The semblance stem from the flag of San Sebastián : a blue guangzhou on a white field .

Fanbase [edit ]

The spanish Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas ( Centre of Sociological Investigations ) found out that of 2,473 adults interviewed in 49 provinces in 2007, 1.3 % of the spanish population have more feelings for Real Sociedad than any other golf club, and 1.5 % have more feelings for La Real than any other club apart from their favorite. [ 43 ] In admiration of the prize of the supporters to the club – in the words of club president of the united states Jokin Aperribay, “ The fans are the soul, the nourishment and the rationality for real Sociedad ” – the players each wore the name of a randomly selected club member on their shirt for the peer against Sevilla in December 2012. [ 44 ]

Honours [edit ]

domestic [edit ]

league [edit ]

Cups [edit ]

regional competitions [edit ]

Players [edit ]

current police squad [edit ]

As of 31 August 2021[46]

note : Flags indicate home team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality .

Reserve team [edit ]

notice : Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality .

Out on lend [edit ]

note : Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality .

Seasons [edit ]

late seasons [edit ]

Season to season [edit ]

  • As Real Sociedad de Fútbol
  • 75 seasons in La Liga
  • 16 seasons in Segunda División

history in european competitions [edit ]

Accurate as of 25 February 2021


European Cup / Champions League

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0 30.77
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup


0 25.00
UEFA Cup / Europa League


0 44.44


0 39.29
source :
Pld = Matches played ; W = Matches won ; D = Matches draw ; L = Matches lost ; GF = Goals for ; GA = Goals against ; GD = Goal Difference .

Coaches [edit ]

Statistics [edit ]

celebrated former players [edit ]

note : this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international condition .

See besides [edit ]

References [edit ]

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