Real Sociedad Femenino

Real Sociedad Femenino is the women's football section of Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

Real Sociedad
Real Sociedad logo.svg
Full nameReal Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Txuri-urdin (white-blue)
Erreala
La Real
Founded19 September 2004; 15 years ago (2004-09-19)
GroundInstalaciones Zubieta,
San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain
Capacity1,500
PresidentJokin Aperribay
Head coachGonzalo Arconada
LeaguePrimera División (women)
2016–178th

HistoryEdit

Founded on 19 September 2004,[1] Real Sociedad reached the first division after two promotions in its two first seasons ever, and occupying the place of dissolved Estudiantes de Huelva.

After a ninth position in their first season, the club quickly consolidated in the top flight. In 2011, Real Sociedad reached the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina for the first time.

In February 2019, a Basque derby league fixture hosted by Real Sociedad against Athletic Bilbao, which would usually be held at the club's Zubieta training centre, was played at the Anoeta Stadium, attracting an attendance of 21,234 (the result was a 2–2 draw).[2] The following week, the same venue hosted a semi-final of the Copa de la Reina in which Real defeated Sevilla 3–1 in front of 18,731 fans to reach the final of the competition for the first time.[3] On 11 May 2019, the club achieved their first ever major trophy by beating Atlético Madrid 2–1 in the final of the Copa de la Reina, played in Granada.[4]

The club's B team, established in 2018,[5] plays in the Basque regional league (4th level) having gained promotion from the Gipuzkoa provincial league in their first year of operation.[6]

Current squadEdit

As of 16 January 2020[7]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK María Asunción Quiñones
2   DF Iraia
3   DF Ana Tejeda
4   MF Sara Olaizola
5   DF Maddi Torre
6   MF Ane Etxezarreta
7   FW Nahikari [8]
8   MF Itxaso
9   FW Kiana Palacios
10   MF Nerea Eizagirre
No. Position Player
11   MF Marta Cardona
12   FW Manu
14   DF Leire Baños
15   DF Claudia Roldan
16   FW Carla Bautista
17   FW Barbara Latorre
18   DF Lucia Rodriguez
19   DF Núria Mendoza
24   MF Cecilia Marcos

TitlesEdit

 
Real Sociedad players celebrating the Copa de la Reina won in 2019.

OfficialEdit

InvitationalEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Div. Pos. Copa de la Reina
2004–05 Reg. 1st
2005–06 1st
2006–07 9th
2007–08 10th
2008–09 10th
2009–10 7th First round
2010–11 8th Semifinals
2011–12 7th
2012–13 10th
2013–14 7th Quarterfinals
2014–15 11th
2015–16 5th Quarterfinals
2016–17 8th Quarterfinals
2017–18 7th Quarterfinals
2018–19 7th Winners[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Real Sociedad femenino: 10 años entre las mejores" [Real Sociedad women's: ten years between the best teams.] (in Spanish). Vavel. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Anoeta también se vuelca con el fútbol femenino" [Anoeta also turns to women's football] (in Spanish). Marca. 10 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ "'Musha' Real Sociedad en Anoeta" ['Musha' Real Sociedad in Anoeta] (in Spanish). Marca. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Real Sociedad make history as they stun Atletico to win Copa de la Reina, Sport, 11 May 2019
  5. ^ Family Grows, Real Sociedad, 15 August 2018
  6. ^ Trajectoria: Real Sociedad B, Txapeldunak (in Spanish)
  7. ^ "Real Sociedad Femenino Squad". www.realsociedad.eus. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  8. ^ story, in Spanish, noticiasdegipuzkoa.com, Retrieved 10 July 2017
  9. ^ "La Real Sociedad se lleva el derbi veraniego ante el Athletic" [Real Sociedad takes the summer derby against Athletic] (in Spanish). Diario AS. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.

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