Real Sociedad De Futbol S.A.D.: La Liga BBVA Club of the Week

Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IOctober 21, 2012

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Real Sociedad de Futbol S.A.D. is next in the members of La Liga to be named B/R club of the week. Its next match is against Atletico Madrid on Oct. 21, 2012.

The event will be held at the Estadio Municipal de Anoeta at San Sebastian (a.k.a Donostia) in the Spanish Basque Country. Xabi Prieto, who is one of the main players for Real Sociedad, said that the team could defeat Atletico Madrid.

Ruben Pardo, who is also part of Real Sociedad, echoed the same statements. In reality, Real Sociedad is in 13th place in the 2011-2012 La Liga BBVA Tables.

Real Sociedad has three wins and four losses within seven matches with nine points. The club is currently behind FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.



According to the Real Sociedad webpage, the club was founded on Sept. 7, 1909. Alfonso Saenz Alonso was elected club President.

King Alfonso XIII of Spain gave permission for the club to use the word Real or Royal in Feb. 11, 1910. The first victories were in the Cup Championships of 1910 and 1913.

The Atotxa stadium was built and inaugurated within the club's first decade of existence. During the 1920s, Real Sociedad participated in various tournaments in Europe and South America.

Real Sociedad faced FC Barcelona in the Santander Triple Cup of the 1927-1928 season. The Spanish Republic and Civil War affected the club.


The Spanish Republic ordered Real Sociedad to change its name to Donostia FC. The club resumed its name after the end of the Spanish Civil War.

One of the first matches after the Spanish Civil War was against Valladolid on Jan. 8, 1941.  The result was Real Sociedad 14-2 Valladolid.

Benito Diaz was one of the greatest coaches in the history of Real Sociedad during the 1940s. Under his guidance, the club started winning matches under a new technique called W.M.

During the 1950s, Real Sociedad was in the first division of La Liga only to be relegated a decade later. The 1970s and 1980s saw another return to the La Liga first division.

During the decade of the 1980s, Real Sociedad left Inter Milan scoreless in the UEFA Cup tournament. In the 1990s and 2000s, Real Sociedad continued to participate in UEFA events such as the Champions League.

According to the UEFA webpage, Real Sociedad participated eight times in the UEFA Europa League. The club participated once in the UEFA Cup Winners Cup and three times in the UEFA Champions League.

Real Sociedad had a biggest victory against Dinamo Moscow at San Sebastian in 1998. Its biggest defeat was against Liverpool in 1975 at Liverpool.

I would like to thank the B/R readers for their time spent in reading about Real Sociedad. My best wishes for you until the next time.