Real Racing club de Santander is a Spanish international league football club located in the Satander, Spain. The club was established in 1913. Real Racing Santander football club is a La Liga (1st division) league team and plays home games at “El Sardinero” stadium, having capacity of 22,500 people.
Racing Santender football club, well known as the “Los Verdiblancos” (Green and White) and “Los Montaneses” (Highlanders), plays home games in the white and green combination jersey with Black shorts, and use black, red and blue combination jersey with Black shorts for away games.
Racing Santander football club played its first match on Feb 23, 1913. The club officially founded on june 14, as Santander Racing Club, appearing in the first tournament, Luis Redonet Trophy. In later years they merged to Santaner Football Club. The club made their first appearance in the La Liga (Top Spanish Division) in 1929. Since then they are regarded as one of the best teams in the Spanish football history. They mostly played in the La liga and second division, but also four times participated in the third division in 1940s and 1960s.
Racing Santanders has successfully played 43 seasons in La Liga, 32 seasons in Second Division, 1 Season in Second Division B and 4 seasons in Third Division. The current 2010-11 season is Racing Santanders consecutive 9th season in the La Liga, the best ever run from the club since 1929 when they remained in the top league for 9 consecutive years.
In 2007–08 La Liga season, under Marcelino García Toral, Racing Santanders finished in sixth position, and qualified to the UEFA Cup for the first time ever and reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey twice in same dacade.
On Jan 22, 2011, the club was purchased by the Indian business tycoon Ahsan Ali Syed, founder and chairman of Western Gulf Advisory, an investment company, and hired a new management team, firing coach Miguel Ángel Portugal and hired a new manger, coach Marcelino.