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Performance record of Real Racing Santander football club

Spanish football club Real Racing Santander

1970s was the most controversial season in the history of Racing Santander football club. In 1973-74 season, Racing promoted to the League 1 after their worst run in the 2nd and third division for few years, relegated again to 2nd division in 74-75 season, they made their way back to top league again in 76-77 season making their way to European Championship Cup next season, where they were eliminated by Ajax Amsterdam. Racing Santander football club returned to the top flight in 1992 and in 95 a place in the final of the French Cup, promoted to the European cup, where they reached to the final 16 but lost to Italian giants AC Milan football club.

Till then Racing Santander football club only once relegated to the Second Division in 2001-02 season. They are regarded as the below mid table league team but managed to keep playing in the La Liga (Top Division) for last 8 years. In 2003-04 season, Racing was allowed to stabilize the club amongst the national elite and to win the favor of the Alsatian public once again. In 2005, Racing Santander won their second domestic trophy that gave them the passport to play in 2005/06 UEFA Cup.

In 2007/08 season, under manager, Marcelino García Toral, Racing Santander finished in sixth position, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup for the first time ever. Plus the club reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey twice during this decade, being ousted by eventual runners-up Getafe CF and Atlético Madrid FC in 2008 and 2010, respectively.



  • Coupe de France winners (3): 1951, 1966,2001
  • Coupe de la League winners (2): 1997, 2005
  • UEFA Intertoto Cup winners (1): 1995


  • Largest victory 8-1 (vs. RC Paris 194647) and 7-0 (vs. OGC Nice 196264)
  • Largest defeat 0-8 (v. Limoges,195960)

Profile of Real Racing club de Santander football club

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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.