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Real Sociedad de Fútbol

Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Sociedad celebrate during their UEFA Champions League play-of success against Lyon ©Getty Images

Real Sociedad de Fútbol

Formed: 1909
Nickname: La Real, Txuri-urdin (Blue and Whites)

UEFA club competition honours
• none

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 2 (1982)
• Spanish Cup: 2 (1987)

History
• Officially formed on 7 September 1909 as a conglomerate of various teams competing in San Sebastian, the club were granted 'Real' status in 1910 when King Alfonso XIII, who used the city as a summer base, gave them his patronage. The team were founder members of the Spanish Liga when the competition was created in 1928, ending the debut season in fourth with Paco Bienzobas the league's 17-goal top scorer.

• Goal difference alone prevented Real Sociedad winning a first title in 1930/31, but the Basque side entered a period of decline, being demoted four years later and only re-emerging as a force in the top flight in 1949 following several promotion and relegation campaigns.

• Enjoyed a golden period during the late 1970s and early 80s, culminating in back-to-back Spanish championships in 1981 and 1982, the club's only league titles to date. Progressed to the semi-finals of the 1982/83 European Champion Clubs' Cup, knocking out Celtic FC and Sporting Clube de Portugal before meeting their match in eventual champions Hamburger SV, who prevailed 3-2 on aggregate.

• Runners-up in the 1987/88 season behind Real Madrid CF, La Real abandoned their policy of fielding exclusively Basque players in 1989, making Irish international John Aldridge their first non-Pais Vasco signing.

• With Xabi Alonso the inspiration, the Txuri-urdin came second in Spain in 2002/03, yet were relegated four seasons later and spent three years in the second tier. Rejoined the top flight for 2010/11 and gained a UEFA Champions League berth with a fourth-place finish in 2012/13; failed to advance beyond the group stage.

* Last updated 23 January 2014

Last updated: 24/01/14 18.53CET

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Matches

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 01/08/2014 07:01 CET
Real Sociedad2-0Aberdeen
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER) – Stadium: Anoeta, San Sebastian (ESP)
07/31/2014 21:32:15
AberdeenReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Pittodrie, Aberdeen (SCO)
07/28/2014 16:00:49
24 August 2014 - Spanish Liga
EibarReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD
08/01/2014 01:59:29
31 August 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadReal Madrid
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
08/01/2014 01:47:30
14 September 2014
CeltaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Pontevedra
07/25/2014 13:09:15
21 September 2014
Real SociedadAlmería
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:09:16
24 September 2014
SevillaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD
07/25/2014 13:09:16
28 September 2014
Real SociedadValencia
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:09:17
5 October 2014
EspanyolReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Barcelona
07/25/2014 13:09:17
19 October 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadGetafe
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:04:03
26 October 2014 - Spanish Liga
CórdobaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Cordoba
07/25/2014 14:04:03
2 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadMálaga
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:03:33
9 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadAtlético
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:03:33
23 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
DeportivoReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – La Coruna
07/25/2014 14:03:33
30 November 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadElche
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:03:47
7 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
VillarrealReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Castellon
07/25/2014 14:03:48
14 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadAthletic
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:03:48
21 December 2014 - Spanish Liga
LevanteReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Valencia
07/25/2014 13:10:35
4 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadBarcelona
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:10:34
11 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
GranadaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Granada
07/25/2014 13:10:35
18 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadRayo Vallecano
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:10:35
25 January 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadEibar
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:10:35
1 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real MadridReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 13:10:44
8 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadCelta
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:10:45
15 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
AlmeríaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Almeria
07/25/2014 13:13:43
22 February 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadSevilla
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:59:43
1 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
ValenciaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Valencia
07/25/2014 14:59:43
8 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadEspanyol
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 13:14:28
15 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
GetafeReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 14:59:43
22 March 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadCórdoba
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:58:28
5 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
MálagaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Malaga
07/25/2014 14:59:43
8 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
AtléticoReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 14:59:43
12 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadDeportivo
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:59:44
19 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
ElcheReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Elche
07/25/2014 14:59:44
26 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadVillarreal
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:59:44
29 April 2015 - Spanish Liga
AthleticReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Bilbao
07/25/2014 14:59:58
3 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadLevante
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:59:58
10 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
BarcelonaReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Barcelona
07/25/2014 14:59:28
17 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
Real SociedadGranada
Referee: TBD – San Sebastian
07/25/2014 14:58:58
24 May 2015 - Spanish Liga
Rayo VallecanoReal Sociedad
Referee: TBD – Madrid
07/25/2014 14:59:58

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    03/11/1998, Real Sociedad 3-0 Dinamo Moskva, San Sebastian
  • Biggest defeat:
    04/11/1975, Liverpool 6-0 Real Sociedad, Liverpool
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  4
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  1
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  9
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 33
    Alberto Górriz (  ESP)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 10
    Darko Kovačević (  SRB)
    Jesús Satrústegui (  ESP)
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