LaLiga: What is the origin of the name Real Sociedad?

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In recent years, La Liga has been comprised of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona, but the other teams are not in the clear. Real Sociedad has been achieving very consistent results in recent years, and has advanced to the position where they can qualify for the UEFA Champions League.


real sociedad

Real Sociedad is a professional soccer club based in Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain. Although the team has an overwhelmingly inferior track record and popularity compared to Real Madrid and Barcelona, it has a reputation for training within Spain and is quite famous for producing many great players. For example, Antoine Griezmann and Asier Illarramendi are players from Sociedad.

Training department

As explained above, Real Sociedad’s greatest strength is its development department. The profit of the training department from 2012 to 2015 ranks third in the world.

club colors

The club colors are blue and white. The team’s nickname is “Real” and “La Real.”

home stadium

The home stadium is Estadio Anoeta, a soccer-only stadium. It will be a medium-sized stadium with a capacity of 35,000 people.

Real Sociedad history

Real Sociedad has a very long history.


This soccer club was founded in 1903. Students and workers returning from England established a soccer culture in San Sebastian, and the San Sebastian Recreation Club was founded in 1903. In 1909, they participated in the Copa del Rey and won the championship, defeating Club Espanyol de Madrid 3-1 in the final. In 1910, the team’s name was changed to Real Sociedad de Fútbol.


In La Liga, the team went back and forth between the 2nd and 1st divisions for a while, but the golden age came from the 1970s to the 1980s. In the 1979-80 season, they set a new league record of 32 consecutive undefeated games and finished second, won the La Liga title in the 1980-81 season, and won the championship the following season. They also won their second Copa del Rey in the 1986-87 season.


Although it declined after that, it came back into the spotlight in the early 2000s. They also participated in the UEFA Champions League, and in the 2003-04 season, they made it through the group stage and attracted attention in Europe. However, after the 2006-07 season, they were demoted for the first time in 40 years since 1967. They finally returned to the First Division in the 2009-10 season.

What is the origin of the name?

The name Real Sociedad comes from the Spanish word meaning dynasty. In 1909, the King of Spain gave the club the title Real. As a result, the club added “Real” to its name, and the crown, symbolizing the Bourbon family, was added to the club’s emblem. Sociedad means company, association, etc.

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