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Sociedad Deportiva Amorebieta is a Spanish football team based it Amorebieta-Etxano, in the Basque Country. Founded on 4 January 1925 it currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 2, holding home games at Campo Municipal de Urritxe, which seats 3,000 spectators (all seated).

SD Amorebieta
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Full nameSociedad Deportiva Amorebieta
Nickname(s)Azules (Blues)
Founded1925
GroundUrritxe, Amorebieta,
Basque Country, Spain
Capacity3,000
PresidentMaria Eugenia Etxebarria
Head coachIñigo Vélez
League2ªB – Group 2
2018–192ªB – Group 2, 8th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Amorebieta was founded in 1925 after the disappearance of Sociedad Deportiva Beti-Arin (founded on 2 December 1923). The Zornotzarra club, alongside 21 other clubs in Biscay, joined the Biscayan Football Federation.

In the 1926–27 season, the club made an outstanding campaign in his second competitive year. It had as its main rival FBC Durango, who finished in the top position after a tiebreaker match, after both teams totalled 14 points in the season. Despite finishing second, Amorebieta clinched the first promotion of its history, rising one step inside the Biscayan Regional category to play, the next year, in the Preferente C division.

In 1962–63, Amorebieta played in the Spanish Amateur Championship semifinals against Real Madrid's farm team, losing 0–2 in Vallecas and managing a 2–2 draw in the second leg, thus being eliminated.

Eighteen years later, the team finished second in Preferente, and played in a promotion play-off against Mondragón CF, which won 4–3 in the first leg; however, a 2–0 home triumph in the second match promoted, for the second time in its history, the club to the fourth division, where it remained for the following three decades.

On 29 May 2011, Amorebieta promoted for the first time to Segunda División B after beating CD Manacor in the 2011 Tercera División play-offs. In its first season in the third tier, the club finished in the fourth position of the Group 2, qualifying for the promotion play-offs to Segunda División, but was eliminated in the first round by Balompédica Linense.

Season to seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
from 29-30 Regional
to 59-60 Regional
1960/61 4 1ª Reg. 4th
1961/62 4 1ª Reg.
1962/63 3 3rd
1963/64 3 10th
1964/65 3 7th
1965/66 3 3rd
1966/67 3 12th
1967/68 3 12th
1968/69 4 Pref.
1969/70 4 Pref. 5th
1970/71 4 Pref. 9th
1971/72 4 Pref. 18th
1972/73 5 1ª Reg.
1973/74 5 1ª Reg.
1974/75 4 Pref. 13th
1975/76 4 Pref. 13th
1976/77 4 Pref. 18th
1977/78 5 Pref. 14th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1978/79 5 Pref. 6th
1979/80 5 Pref. 3rd
1980/81 5 Pref. 2nd
1981/82 4 5th
1982/83 4 3rd First round
1983/84 4 9th First round
1984/85 4 3rd
1985/86 4 5th First round
1986/87 4 5th First round
1987/88 4 9th First round
1988/89 4 16th
1989/90 4 12th
1990/91 4 4th
1991/92 4 4th First round
1992/93 4 14th Second round
1993/94 4 17th
1994/95 4 12th
1995/96 4 10th
1996/97 4 13th
1997/98 4 4th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1998/99 4 14th
1999/00 4 12th
2000/01 4 13th
2001/02 4 4th
2002/03 4 13th
2003/04 4 13th
2004/05 4 13th
2005/06 4 3rd
2006/07 4 2nd
2007/08 4 10th
2008/09 4 10th
2009/10 4 3rd
2010/11 4 1st
2011/12 3 2ªB 4th First round
2012/13 3 2ªB 6th First round
2013/14 3 2ªB 10th First round
2014/15 3 2ªB 10th First round
2015/16 3 2ªB 9th
2016/17 3 2ªB 14th Third round
2017/18 3 2ªB 14th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2018/19 3 2ªB 8th

Current squadEdit

Honours / AchievementsEdit

  1. ^ Fourth tier
  2. ^ Promoted in play-offs

Former playersEdit

Perhap's Amorebieta's most successful former player is Xabier Etxeita, who began his career at his hometown club before moving on to Athletic Bilbao, where he was a winner of the 2015 Supercopa de España and was capped by Spain. Amorebieta have close ties with Athletic, and several players have appeared for both clubs.

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