Real Sociedad are a Basque football club who were founded in 1909 and play in the Spanish league. The team's early history is relatively unspectacular with their only real success arriving in the Copa del Rey. They were one of the founding members of La Liga in 1928 and underwent several name changes before completely settling on Sociedad after the Spanish Civil War in 1939. Real Scoedad reached the Champions League for the 2013-14 season where they played the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk in the group stage.
For the next forty years, Sociedad had little joy with only two second division titles to celebrate in 1949 and 1967. However, their golden period arrived in the 1980s as they won back to back La Liga titles in 1981 and 1982. They also won the Copa del Rey for the second time in their history in 1987 before finishing 2nd in La Liga in 1988. Nevertheless, the 1990s were relatively stagnant for the team as they produced back to back mid table finishes with a rare 3rd place in 1998 being their only notable performance.
Real Sociedad's slick new home and away shirts are ready to adorn La Liga pitches this coming 2016/17 campaign. Possessing one of the most recognisable shirts within Spanish football through their bold blue and white stripes which also features their famous club crest, kit suppliers adidas have o [...]
Spanish side Real Sociedad have officially revealed their new home and away kits for the 2015-16 season [...]
Announcing a new kit deal with adidas at the start of this month, Real Sociedad have now launched their new home and away kits for next season. adidas who overtook Nike from this season have revealed a trademark blue and white striped design for the La Liga side [...]
Spanish La Liga club Real Sociedad have unveiled their new Nike kits for the 2013/14 season [...]
Since the turn of the century, Sociedad's most prominent season occurred in 2003 where the team were involved in a surprise title battle with Real Madrid. A 4-2 victory over Madrid in April looked to have confirmed the title for Sociedad. However, a defeat to Celta Vigo in their penultimate match handed Madrid the initiative which they didn't squander. As a result of finishing 2nd, Sociedad competed in the 2004 Champions League where they qualified for the last 16 only to be knocked out by French club Lyon.
Unfortunately, the team were unable to build on these achievements and were relegated back to the Segunda division in 2007. Nevertheless, they were promoted back to La Liga in 2010 and will hope to rise up the table once more.