SD Erandio Club
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Sociedad Deportiva Erandio Club is a football club from the Basque Country, from the city of Erandio in Biscay (Spain). Officially founded in 1915 and currently plays in the Honor Division, though it has played twice in the Spanish second division.
|Full name||Sociedad Deportiva|
|Nickname(s)||Albiazules, Auriazules, Erandiotarras|
Erandio, Basque Country, Spain
|Chairman||Marina García Franco|
|Manager||Josué Atela Llona|
|League||Spanish Third Division Group IV|
Erandio Club has a reputation of a solid, traditional character inside and outside of Biscay. The white and blue club is one of the few in the province whose name has come to appear in the select list of champions in the Spanish state, albeit their best times were back in the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s, but always within the parameters of a very modest club. One of the key characteristics of Erandio is constituted and is based on the fact that all the teams they had were always formed by amateur players.
The clubs record is excellent, and the list of players who came to perform in the First Division speaks well to this. Juanín, Ipiña, Pitxi Garizurieta, Arqueta, Zarra, Venancio, José Luis Garay, José Luis Bilbao Bala Negra (Black Bullet), Higinio Ortúzar, Alejandro Bilbao and Sertutxa defended the team at various times. Other players such as Juan Ramón and Basauri (Valencia), Terín Álvarez (Racing de Santander), Lorenzo Fernández Learra Lorín (Racing, Zaragoza, Montpellier and Nîmes from the 1st French division, then trained and played in the Bañols of the 3rd division), J.L. Perez Tokilla (Oviedo and Deportivo), Pedro María Herrera (Salamanca, Celta and Zaragoza), Toni Gorriaran (Oviedo and Alavés) and Savin Bilbao (Deportivo de la Coruña) are also part of the invaluable of Erandio's contribution to the football elite
Beginnings of Erandio ClubEdit
Soccer was brought to the village by the English, who came as technicians to develop the mining industry of Biscay. According to stories from the oldest people of the place, the Erandio team was founded without being officially incorporated between 1913 and 1914, remaining so until around 2 January 1915, there is no data in the club nor in the Federacion Vizcaina de Futbol of the exact date as a federated team. In said years of 1913-1915, with players of the teams Ya Veremos and Aurrera is when S.D Erandio Club was really founded. Their uniform was a blue and white jersey with vertical stripes and black pants.
The team took part in the championship organized by the Bilbao Children's Federation in 1914 and won the championship title. That success encouraged the fans in town. A director's board was formed, whose president was don Basileo de Lores. The next year, Erandio Club served in the North Regional, in Second Category, until 1918. It had been federated for three years.
Already in 1916, the Erandio Club played in Lamiaco and until the field was closed. It was then when the Board requested from don Laureano Jado the lands named the Machaqueo, next to road which runs from Bilbao to Las Arenas and near the railroad. The characteristics of this field indicate that its playing field is 104 meters long by 65.5 wide, with a capacity to 9,000 spectators, more than enough for the club's needs.
It was a collaborative effort of many: managers, partners, and supporters, involving cleanup work done even at night. In 1917, the field was fenced, and the Society was established in the first floor of Café Roque. That field did required improvements. It was without walls and the terrain was in poor conditions. It was the Athletic de Bilbao and Deusto who gave Erandio their fields so it could continue playing in the Serie A. It was 1918. Mr. Jado -again- agreed to wall up the field. Ategorri (Red Door) field was born .
1922 to 1927 were difficult times for the Erandio Club. An economic crisis, leaves on the team... It descended to category B. But the 1929-1930 season the team made a comeback and won the championship. In 1932, the team proclaimed runner-up in amateur Spain, losing 0-3 against the Imperio de Madrid in the Chamartín field. The Erandio Club took a new beat in 1931, and was proclaimed champion of the Biscay amateur championship and was amateur champion of Spain in 1933. They beat Sevilla in Barcelona, in Montjuic Stadium on 25 June. Erandio was proclaimed champion of Biscay in the years 1933, 34 and 35.
After the civil war, the Erandio Club played in one of the numerous groups in which the Spanish Second Division was divided during the 1939-1940 season. Erandio was sixth in its group, but the restructuring of the category left the Erandio out at the end of the season. The reconstruction of the club after the civil war attracted to Erandio many young players arising from anonymity, though some of them would reach fame in a very short time. In that very young team of the post-war excelled a young eighteen year-old striker native from Asúa neighborhood of Erandio, with his sensational performances in the striker position he soon got the attention of the Athletic Club, also immersed in the recomposition of its decimated team and, after some quick negotiations, Athletic Club of Bilbao quickly hired him. His name was Pedro Telmo Zarraonandia -Zarra- and would become over the years the top scorer of the history of the Spanish soccer league.
The Erandio returned as champion of the Biscay Cup in the 1941-1942 season. In the next season it made the doblete and got to be champion of the amateur Biscay Cup and champion of the Biscay Cup. Again in the 1943-1944 season is champion of the amateur Biscay Cup. In 1944, Erandio was proclaimed champion of the Spanish Third Division. Finally, after several seasons brushing past the ascension, Erandio reached the greatest success of its history in 1949 by achieving the promotion to the Spanish Second Division. The erandiotarras remained one single season in the second division (1949-1950) where they played with many historical teams (Osasuna, Racing de Santander, Sporting de Gijón or Real Zaragoza). The descent was consummated that same season by occupying the 14th place. By the end of the season, the team is evicted from their field.
The Erandio has to play in borrowed fields such as Leorbaso, Ibaiondo, Echévarri, Lasesarre, San Ignacio, Garellano...
It is worth noting the pride and determination of its managers, partners, and fans, without their effort and support the team would not have subsisted. It should also be noted among other selfless managers, the great work of don Damián Zabaleta, a late honorary president, whose active and positive collaboration in all vicissitudes of the club proved of great value.
During that pilgrimage, the base team of Erandio, Txorierri Frimotor, was champion of Biscay in the 1956-1957 season, and in that same season achieved the runner-up of Spain, losing against Murcia.
In 1965, the Golden Weddings of the Erandio Club were celebrated. There were innumerable celebrations, excelling the match played at San Mamés against Athletic Bilbao. The enthusiast don José María Fruniz was the president of Eradio.
The Eradio Club runs out of a field in the year 1950. It has to be made a pleasant memory of the men that with their personal effort, without limits, were able to get the terrains to make feasible the new field.
It began with the famous raffle that, year after year, was set up in the town square, during the San Agustín celebrations. With the money obtained and through a general meeting to the effect, by a stock of 10,000 pesetas lands were acquired that, later, would be sold. With said amount, other lands were bought that due to their unevenness needed filling.
After many difficulties, Ategorri  opened its doors on October 13, 1967. If by any chance the Ategorri field stands out, it is because of its excellent drainage system, that makes possible, even in the most intense periods of rain, that the playing field shows more than an acceptable condition for the practice of soccer. Through the economic contribution of a group of managers of the erandiotarra entity, acquired a hollow in the field where the current Ategorri is. To refill the hollow, the Erandio had to pay an amount of money for each truck that unloaded the stone, slate type, that was used for the refill. It can be said that that amount was a wise investment of the future since the slate makes that, when it rains, the playing field absorbs the water in an exceptional way. If this is a motive that makes the albiazul Club proud of its fief, another no less important is that the Eradio was one of five teams of Biscay that owned their own fields, along with Athletic Club, Baskonia, Abanto, and Galea.
Due to the cost of the field, a popular bilbainada was created:
Viva Erandio, viva Erandio
vivan los erandiotarras
Viva el Campo de Ategorri
que vale una millonada
viva Erandio, viva Erandio...— Erandio Club
The new Ategorri was opened with a friendly match against Athletic Bilbao, with don José María Fruniz as president.
It is worth mentioning that in 1968, under the presidency of don María José Mesa, a landslide forced the reconstruction of the field, its dimensions then expanded 20 meters, and having to go back to the San Ignacio field.
Given the modest characteristics of the club, it is worth highlighting the great work of that pucelano, Genaro, who collaborated, quietly, selfless, like he was a native erandiotarra, in the remodeling works of the field.
The year 1970, being president don Imanol Azcarate, a brewery (with bar service) is built inside the facilities, place from where it can be observed a wonderful view of the river.
The year 1972, with don José María García Iturbe as president, the metalic tribune is buit, in which work collaborate actively don José María Mesa and don Luis María Suazo.
Drainage, tribune, playing field, and more improvements for Ategorri, agglutinated thousands of efforts of other erandiotarras and the Club fans.
The Erandio militates the Preferential Regional from year 1969 until 1972. This last season the team returns to the Third Division.
In 1976, they get a location for the social headquarters of the Club, close to the level step.
In the following season, until the 1977 season, they play in the Preferential Regional, and the Erandio wins the championship five times in a row.
In the 1980-1981 season, the Eerandio reached the highest point of its sport history achieving the ascension to Second B, after proclaiming Third Division champions and surpassing in the promotion the jienense team of Martos and the leonés of the Ponferrandina. It was that one of the most glorious campaigns of the club, both because of the game as well as the team, being their coach the santurtziarra Blas Ziarreta, a whole institution into the Biscay soccer and occupied the Eibar bench, in Second A.
The seventh place achieved during the debut season (1981-1982) marked their best classification in the new category.
The initial illusion gave step to the crude reality: the budget contrast was diminishing the possibilities of permanence of a team whose first part of the sporting decline culminated with the relegation to Third Division, happened in 1984-1985.
Time of instabilityEdit
Since 1985, the entity has experienced low moments combining the Third Division (1985-1988/1992-1994), and the Preferential Regional (1988-1992/1994-), category in which current equivalent (Honor Division of the Biscay Regional) was until 2007.
In the year 1990, and with Luis María Suazo as president, the club celebrated their 75th Anniversary in a federative way, given that, as indicated the club was founded in the year 1913, the same year of the Biscay Soccer Federation.
In the season 2006-2007 the team has dropped to the Preferential Regional, that actually is a category less that a few years ago.
In October 2010, there was an extraordinaire national assembly, with a very important participation, in which was approved an agreement with the municipalization of all of the Club's properties, among which stands out the historic Ategorri Soccer Field. The reason of the municipalization is because the already scarce low attendance of spectators and because of the impossibility to afford the required reparations for the maintenance of the long-lived field.
On 14 May 2011, the Erandio achieved to return to the División de Honor after four seasons by winning 4-1 to Padura.
After three seasons in the División de Honor, Erandio during the 2013-2014 season finished in second position and promoting against Tolosa and San Inazio (Álava) winning said promotion and occupying the vacancy of the Laudio, descended by administrative way.
The Erandio after 20 years, the season 2014-2015 competed in its centenary in the Group IV of the Third Division. In that same season after a bad run of results the Erandio Club descended to the División de Honor. At the end of the season, a game of veterans was played commemorative of the club centenary against a veteran team of the Athletic Club. Among which was players like Imanol, Armando, Lakabeg, Casas, Ocio, J. Etxeberria, J. González y Gabilondo. On 27 August 2015, the club published a book with the history of 100 years of the club. On 7 December 2015, the tv show "El día después" of Canal+ reboradcasted a report of the centenary of the club.
In the shield of Erandio Club  contains in the top-left margin one spherical and in the top-right vertical blue bars and the cross of St. Andrew. In the rest of the shield is covered by blue vertical bars tilted to the right and in the middle contains the initials E and C from Erandio Club.
The first kit consists of a blue-striped shirt, blue shorts and blue socks with white trim.
As for the away kit has traditionally consisted of a red shirt with blue and white trim with blue shorts and blue socks stockings with white trim. Currently, they wear a red shirt with white piping on the shoulders and neck with red pants and stockings of the same color
¡Aupa Erandio!, Composed in 1965 on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Society Foundations, Pablo Martinez Ibarruri composed the lyrics of the anthem dedicated to the Club.  the musical composition was the work of master Rodrigo A. Santiago. The chorus Otxote Txipli Txapla recorded for the first time the anthem on CD.
|¡ AUPA ERANDIO !|
|¡Alirón, alirón, el Erandio Campeón!|
- Amateur Championship Spain (1): 1933
- Runner Amateur Championship Spain (1): 1932
- Championship Biscayne Amateur (14): 1931, 32, 33, 34, 35, 42, 44, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78 and 79. It is the club that has won more times this title.
- Ategorri Trophy Champion (14): 1981, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
- Ategorri Trophy Runner (16): 1971, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011
(Ategorri Trophy registry is since 1970) 
- Christmas Trophy Champion (4): 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012
(Christmas Trophy registry is since 2002) 
- Seasons in 1st: 0
- Seasons in 2nd: 2
- Seasons in 2nd B: 4
- Seasons in 3rd: 39
- Seasons in Honor Division: 44
- Seasons in Territorial Preferred: 10
- Participations in the Cup Competition: 12
- Best in the league: 6th in 2nd Division (season 1939/1940)
- Worst in the league 9th in Territorial Preferred (season 2009/10)
- Best cup ranking: 16/8 Final (season 1939/1940)
- Famous players: Telmo Zarra, Venancio Perez, Jesus Garay, Sabin Bilbao, Antonio Gorriarán
Note: Data include the season 2016/17.
Historical Evolution in the LeagueEdit
In the 1st half century:
* Note 1: Between 1928 and 1929 the categories of First, Second and Third Division were introduced. Until then there was only regional categories that organized the Royal Spanish Football Federation and Biscayne Football Federation (both founded in 1913)
* Note 2: Between 1936 and 1939 there was no league for the Spanish civil war.
In the 2nd half century:
In the 3rd half century:
|Historical Table 1st Half Century|
|Season||Division||Place||Copa del Rey|
|From 1915/16||Terr. Pref.||—|
|To 1917/18||Terr. Pref.||—|
|From 1918/19||Div. Honor||—|
|To 1926/27||Div. Honor||—|
|From 1927/28||Terr. Pref.||—|
|To 1929/30||Terr. Pref.||—|
|From 1933/34||Div. Honor||—|
|To 1935/36||Div. Honor||—|
|From 1936||Without League||—|
|To 1939||Without League||—|
|Historical Table 2nd Half Century|
|Season||Division||Place||Copa del Rey|
|From 1974/75||Div. Honor||—|
|To 1977/78||Div. Honor||—|
|From 1988/89||Div. Honor||—|
|To 1991/92||Div. Honor||—|
|From 1994/95||Div. Honor||—|
|To 2001/02||Div. Honor||—|
|Historical Table 3rd Half Century|
|Season||Division||Place||Copa del Rey|
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The Erandio "B" is the subsidiary of Erandio Club team. Currently on Vizcaya First Territorial Division, group 1 and play their games in Ategorri.
To promote new players from the quarry, the club has two youth teams federated, each in a different category. The First Youth (Txorierri) currently plays in the Youth First Division of Group 1 and the second juvenile (Ategorri) plays in Youth Second Division Group 4.
Cadets and InfantEdit
The club also has available cadet teams and children to promote new players. The junior team currently plays in the second division of cadets of Group 4 and infant child in the second division.
The Erandio was available from 2002-2007 a women's team and its quarry until finally the first team won promotion to Regional 1st Biscayne in 2006/07. In 2007 after splitting with Erandio Sport Society Club and born Betiko Neskak Futbol Kirol Elkartea 
In Biscay uses the term ¡De Aúpa el Erandio! When you want to praise or something means that something is care.
- "Ategorri Field in Google Maps".
- "La municipalicación del campo Ategorri".
- "Oficial notice descent Laudio".
- "The return to a historic Third, Deia 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-07-12.
- "The decline for debt Laudio Erandio opens doors to Third Division, El correo 2014".
- "The Third Erandio occupy in Laudio Square, down by economic problems, El correo 2014".
- "Anniversary veterans match".
- "Centenary press news" (PDF).
- "Centenary Book".
- "Centenary Book publishing".
- "Report "Erandio, 100 Años de Historia", YouTube".
- "Report "Erandio, 100 Años de Historia", Video Web Erandio Club".
- "Erandio Club coat".
- "Erandio Club pet".
- "Erandio club anthem in MIDI format, play with Widows Media Player".
- "Ategorri Trophy".
- "Betiko Neskak Futbol Kirol Elkartea".