Real Sociedad News

Real Sociedad is a Spanish football club based in Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque Country, and competes in the La Liga. Real Sociedad currently play there home games in the Estadio Reale Arena and commonly go by the nickname ‘Txuri-Urdiank’ which translates to ‘the white and blues’.

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Real Sociedad History

Real Sociedad has a long history in Spanish football, and has been a fixture in La Liga for many years. Founded in 1909, Real Sociedad quickly established itself as one of the top teams in the Basque country. The club played in various regional competitions for many years, before joining the newly formed Spanish Football Federation in 1929. 

Real Sociedad enjoyed a period of sustained success in the 1980s, when they won two La Liga titles and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 1983. 

In recent years, Real Sociedad has continued to be a major force in Spanish football, and has established itself as a perennial contender for European qualification. The team has reached the Copa del Rey final twice in the past decade, and finished in the top four of La Liga in three of the past five seasons. 

Who Owns Real Sociedad

Real Socidedad is owned by Tianqi Lithium Corporation who own 48% of shares. The club has multiple other investors and shareholders however Tianqi Lithium Corporation, led by Jokin Aperribay are the majority shareholders. Jokin Aperribay is the current president and has said he want to turn Real Sociedad into title contenders.

Real Sociedad Manager

Real Sociedad current manager is Imanol Alguacil. He has spent his managerial career managing Real Sociedad’s B team and having brief spells as the first team’s interim manager. He took over as a permanent manager in 2018 and has since then helped them win the Copa Del Rey, their first trophy in many years.

Biggest Real Sociedad Transfers

Despite being a top Spanish club Real Sociedad have not made many big transfers. With that being said there biggest arrivals have been:

  • Umar Sadiq from UD Almeria for £20.00m
  • Asier Illarramendi from Real Madrid for £16.00m
  • Alexander Isak from Borussia Dortmund for £15.00m
  • Brais Mendez from Celta Vigo for £14.00m
  • Carlos Vela from Arsenal for £14.00m

The biggest departures have been:

  • Alexander Isak to Newcastle for £70.00m
  • Alvaro Odriozola to Real Madrid for £32.00m
  • Inigo Martinez to Athletic Club for £32.00m
  • Asier Illarramendi to Real Madrid for £32.00m
  • Antoine Griezmann to Atletico Madrid for £30.00m

Real Sociedad Drama

During last season Real Sociedad lost 1-0 to Manchester United. During this game, half-time substitute Lisandro Martinez blocked a shot from Real Sociedad play David Silva. This close-range shot bounced off of Lisandro Martinez’s thigh and onto his hand. No penalty was given due to it hitting his thigh first and this decision caused lots of controversy.

Who Plays For Real Sociedad Now

Real Sociedad have a very strong and quite young squad with lots of potential. Their defence includes players such as Alex Remiro, Robin Le Normand, Igor Zubeldia, Aritz Elustondo, Jon Pacheco, Aihen Munoz, Diego Rico, Andoni Gorosabel and Alex Sola. Real Sociedad are known for having a very technical midfield. Some of their midfielders include Martin Zubimendi, Mikel Merino, Benat Turrientes, Jon Ander Olasagasti, Btrais Mendez, Robert Navarro and Pablo Marin. IN attack they have record transfer Umar Sadiq, Mikel Oyarzabal, Ander Barrenetxea, Takefusa Kubo, Andre Silva, Mohammed-Ali Cho, Carlos Fernandez and Jon Karrikaburu

What Have Real Sociedad Won

Real Socieded have been a relatively successful team especially throughout the 1980s. They have won 2 La Liga, 3 Copa Del Reys, 1 Spanish Super Cup and 6 Spanish 2nd Tier Championships. The majority of their trophies have been won in the 1940s and 1980s, however, the most recently won the Copa Del Rey in 2020. 

Real Sociedad 2023/24 Season Predictions

Last season Real Sociedad finished in 4th place and qualified for the Champions League. This season we think they will be able to handle the added pressure of European football as they have strong squad depth and were able to do so last season. They have a strong squad and have just brought in top striker Andre Silva. If they can retain their best players and strengthen further then they can push on this season and qualify for the Champions League again.

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