Real Sociedad football club profile

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Real Sociedad football club is a Spanish international league club located in San Sebastian, Basque, Spain. The club was originally established on Sep 7, 1909. Real Sociedad football club is a Spanish top-flight league team and plays home matches at “Anoeta” stadium, having capacity of 33,000 people.

Real Sociedad FC well known as the “Erreals” or the “txuri-urdin” which means “White-Blue”, plays home games in the White and Blue vertical stripe jersey with white shorts, which is also the color of their home town flag. At away games, the club wears the Black and Blue stripe jersey with Black shorts.

The entire history of Real Sociedad football club witness the great football played over the years. The Club was officially founded in 1900s, when the club was formed by some students and workers in 1904 as San Sebastian Recreation football club and successfully played the first Cope del Rey competition in 1905. After changing to Real Sociedad football club name, they made their first appearance in the La Liga in 1928. In their very first appearance the team came fourth on the table and Francisco Ocariz Bienzobas commonly known as “Paco”, former Real Sociedad football player” finished as the top goal scorer for that season. Since then the club has made 64 appearances in the La Liga competition and 16 appearances in Sedunda Division (second division).

Real Socieded football club is regarded as mid table league team mostly played in the second and first division. In 2009-10 season the club top the second division and promoted to the 1st division. The club is playing on the 9th position for the current 2010-11 on going season in La Liga. The manager and coach of Real Sociedad football club, “Martin Lasarte”, is feeling pretty much satisfied with the team’s performance the current La Liga on-going show and aiming high for the next season.

Performance record of R.C.D Espanyol football club

Espanyol football club is one of the best teams in Europe. They made 9 appearances in the UEFA Cup competitions, 2 times in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, 2 participations in Intertoto Cup, 75 appearances in La Liga seasons and 4 seasons in Second Division.

Espanyol football club marked its first presence in the La Liga in 1928, and in 1929, the team won its first Copa del Rey trophy, and repeated in 1940, 2000 and 2006.

Espanyol football club has appeared 9 times in the UEFA Cup competition, and finished two times as runner-up, in the 1987-88 season and 2006-2007 season. In 1988 they lost to Bayer “Leverkusen football club” on penalty kicks. In 2007, again they reached the finals of the UEFA Cup, though again they lost to “Sevilla football club” on another penalty kick.

In 1993/94 season, Espanyol football club finished top at the Segunda Division and returned to the top flight (La Liga). In 1994, Espanyol football club created a new reserve team, Espanyol B. The side is currently playing in Second Division B.

2009 was the saddest season for Espanyol football club as they lost their Captain Daniel Jarque, who had a sudden death by heart attack during a pre-season training session in Italy.

Trophies

  • Copa del Rey
    • 4 – 1929, 1940, 2000, 2006
  • UEFA Cup
    • Runner-up (2): 1987–88, 2006–07
  • Segunda División
    • 1 – 1993–94

Competition summary

  • 7 participations in UEFA Cup
  • 2 participations in Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
  • 2 participations in Intertoto Cup
  • 75 seasons in La Liga
  • 4 seasons in Segunda División

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