Sevilla FC: Why It Is the La Liga BBVA Team of the Week

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer ISeptember 30, 2012

Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona
Sevilla FC vs FC BarcelonaGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Sevilla FC faced FC Barcelona at home in its La Liga BBVA match. The recent match and the history of the club serve as a reason it was chosen La Liga BBVA Team of the week.


Sevilla FC vs FC Barcelona

Before the two clubs faced each other, FC Barcelona was in first place in the 2012-2013 La Liga tables with 15 points. La Blaugrana had a clean sheet entering into the match against Sevilla.

Sevilla FC was in fifth place with 11 points with five matches. The results of the matches for Sevilla were three victories and two draws out of five matches.

During the match, Sevilla stunned FC Barcelona with two goals. The goals were scored by Piotr Trochowski and Alvaro Negredo.

FC Barcelona responded with two goals scored by Cesc Fabregas. David Villa scored the winning goal for Barca.

Barca is now in first place with 18 points in the La Liga tables. The history of Sevilla FC is another interesting story in the journey through La Liga.



According to the UEFA webpage, the club is also known as Los Hispalenses. The reason is that Sevilla's previous name was Hispalis and Ipalis.

Sevilla FC was founded by Jose Luis Gallegos, Carlos Garcia Martinez and Benito Romero in the early 20th century. They founded the club after returning from studying in England.

Emilio Bezard, Luis Ruiz de Castaneda, Joaquin Valenzuela, the Matta, Latifa and Zapata brothers are also founders of Sevilla FC. The club eventually evolved and participated in various events before arriving at La Liga in the 1930s.

Sevilla FC was the 1945-1946 La Liga and 1947-1948 Copa Del Rey Champions. In 1958, the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan was dedicated after two decades.

The club started to play their matches in the new stadium named after one of its presidents. The biggest victory for the club was against AGF in 1957.

The year 1958 was their worst defeat against Real Madrid. The 21st century saw a rebirth for Sevilla FC under the leadership of Joaquin Caparros and Juan De Ramos.

Los Hispalenses are the recipients of the UEFA Super Cup and Europa League. They won their fifth Copa Del Rey in the year 2010.



My thanks to the BR readers for their time in reading about the latest La Liga BBVA team of the week. I want to wish all of you the best until next week.