UE Sant Andreu
Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu is a Spanish football team based in the city of Barcelona in the district of Sant Andreu, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1909, it plays in Tercera División – Group 5, holding home matches at Camp Municipal Narcís Sala, with an all-seated capacity of 6,563. Club de Futbol Andreuenc - L'Avenç del Sport - Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu - Club Deportivo San Andrés - Unión Deportiva San Andrés - Unió Esportiva Sant Andreu - 11 seasons in Segunda División 19 seasons in Segunda División B 43 seasons in Tercera División 7 seasons in Categorías Regionales As of 30 October 2018Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Segunda División B: 1991–92 Tercera División: 1949–50, 1957–58, 1968–69, 1984–85, 1989–90 Copa Catalunya: 2008–09 Copa Federación: 2012–13 Catalan Second Division: 1919–20, 1920–21, 1939–40 Catalan Historical Teams Tournament: 2007 Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Ramón Calderé Manuel Lanzarote Luso José Miguel Morales Lorne Campbell Ildefons LimaCategory:UE Sant Andreu footballers Domènec Balmanya César Rodríguez Jiří Sobotka Official website Futbolme team profile Flama i Ginesta, magazine web
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol, S. A. D. or Real Valladolid or Valladolid, is a football club based in Valladolid, Spain, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, from where the nickname Pucela is derived. The colors that identify the club are the violet and white, used in the form of streaks in his uniform holder from its foundation on 20 June 1928, it plays in La Liga, holding home games at the Estadio José Zorrilla. Valladolid's honors include a single trophy of great relevance, the defunct Copa de la Liga 1983/84, it has been runner-up in the Copa del Rey on two occasions, has participated in two editions of the UEFA Cup and one edition of the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The team subsidiary, the Real Valladolid B play in the Segunda División B. Valladolid is the most successful football club in Castile and León by honors and history, with a total of 43 seasons in the First Division, 35 in the Second and 10 in the Third. Valladolid is the 13th best team in Spain by overall points. Two of its players have risen with the Pichichi Trophy: Jorge da Silva.
On 3 September 2018, it was announced Brazilian former international footballer Ronaldo Nazario had become the majority shareholder after purchasing a 51% controlling stake in the club. Founded from the amalgamation of Real Unión Deportiva de Valladolid and Club Deportivo Español, Valladolid first reached the top level in the 1947–48 season, as champions of the Segunda División; the following year, the team pushed on from this success and reached the finals of the domestic cup in the Chamartín Stadium against Athletic Bilbao, losing 4–1. The next ten years were spent in the first division, relegation was short-lived as Valladolid gained promotion again in 1958–59 with a 5–0 win over Terrassa under manager José Luis Saso, a legendary figure in club history, he had been a goalkeeper for the club and went on to perform many roles, including serving as president of the club. Valladolid swung between the first and second divisions in subsequent years, falling as low as to the third division in 1970–71.
Next year promoted to second division and on 1980 promoted to first división, where it played until 1992 when it downs to second division again. Promoted in 1992–93, the club was again sent down after the 2003–04 season. In 1984, Valladolid won the Copa de la Liga over Atlético Madrid; the side's highest position during this 11-year stint was seventh in 1996–97, being coached in the previous seasons by former Real Madrid Castilla coach Rafael Benítez, as various players from that team would later appear for Valladolid. In the 2006–07 season, after signing Basque José Luis Mendilibar as head coach, Valladolid had one of its best years in history while playing in the second level; the club took the league lead in the 15th matchday and went on to finish with a competition all-time high 88 points, winning the championship by a total margin of eight points, holding an advantage of 26 points over the non-promotion zone, both being all-time records in the league. Valladolid achieved the honour of going unbeaten in 29-straight matches, from 10 October 2006 to 6 May 2007, being mathematically promoted after a 2–0 away win against Tenerife on 22 April 2007, the earliest any club has achieved promotion in Spanish history.
Remarkable was the side's role in the season's Copa del Rey, reaching the quarter-finals after defeating two top division teams, Gimnàstic de Tarragona and the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League contender Villarreal, while playing the entire competition with reserve players. Two successful seasons in the top division followed, finishing in 15th place while avoiding relegation after a 1–1 draw on the last matchday of both seasons. After a slow start to 2009–10, Mendilibar was sacked on 1 February 2010 following a draw at home against Almería; the week following his sacking, Valladolid dropped for the first time to the relegation zone, with former player Onésimo Sánchez taking charge. After only 1 win in 10 matches, Sánchez was fired. Former Spain national team manager Javier Clemente was named Sánchez's replacement in a desperate move to avoid relegation with only eight matches remaining. After a brief breather, Valladolid again returned to the last three faced a must-win last game at the Camp Nou against a Barcelona squad needing a win to secure the Liga championship.
Level in the standings with Racing de Santander, Málaga and Tenerife for the two final safe positions, Valladolid lost 0–4 and was relegated, ending a three-year stay in the top flight. The 2011–12 season saw Valladolid return to La Liga under the management of Miroslav Đukić, promoted through the play-offs after finishing third in the division. Valladolid were relegated back to the Segunda División on the last matchday of the 2013–14 season. On 2017–18 season, Valladolid was promoted back to first division after four years via play-off defeating Sporting de Gijón and Numancia. On 3 September 2018, it was announced Brazilian former international footballer Ronaldo had become the majority shareholder after purchasing a 51% controlling stake in the club. Real Valladolid play at the 26,512-capacity Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla, finished in 1982 to replace the previous stadium of the same name which had stood since 1940. Both grounds are named after José Zorr
Club Deportivo Tenerife, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1912, it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, with a 22,824-seat capacity. Tenerife has a history playing in the top flight of La Liga, they have been promoted to the top tier on 4 occasions, including a 10-year stint from 1989 to 1999. The club managed to finish as high as 5th in the league table on two occasions during that period, which qualified them for the first round of UEFA Cup, they most played in La Liga in 2010. Being based on the offshore Canary archipelago, while playing its away games on the Spanish mainland, it and rivals Las Palmas from Gran Canaria are two of the most geographically isolated European professional clubs. Tenerife and Las Palmas contest the Canary Islands derby. Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in 1912 as Sporting Club Tenerife, which had come about as a merger between two or more previous football clubs on the island.
The club changed its name to Club Deportivo Tenerife in 1922. La Liga started in 1928, but the team played in regional divisions until it was promoted to the Segunda División in 1953, it first reached the top flight in 1961, being relegated back and, in the following 27 years, played exclusively in the second level spending three years in Tercera División and six – five in a row – in Segunda División B, the newly created division three. In 1985, when Tenerife were relegated to the third division for a second time, Javier Pérez became president of the club; the side was promoted this year to the second level and, two years returned to the first, after winning the promotion playoff against Real Betis. In 1991, Jorge Valdano took charge of the club as manager, the Argentine would help rob former side Real Madrid of two consecutive league titles in the last round, to the benefit of Barcelona. In the first season, the Canary Islands outfit avoided relegation, but would finish in a best-ever fifth position in the following year reaching the round of 16 in the subsequent UEFA Cup, losing to Juventus 2–4 on aggregate.
German Jupp Heynckes became head coach of Tenerife in 1995, leading the club to another fifth-placed finish and the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. In the 1996–97 UEFA Cup, the islanders fared better, reaching the last-four after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv, Feyenoord and Brøndby, only bowing out to eventual winners Schalke 04. Tenerife went on a downward spiral which led to relegation to the "silver category" in 1999, prompting various managerial changes within the club. In 2001, the club was again promoted, led by Rafael Benítez, who promptly left to take up the manager's job at Valencia. Pepe Mel became the new trainer but the first division season never took off, as Tenerife were beaten at home by Barcelona 0–6, which cost the manager his job. Javier Clemente with the Spain national team, took the reins, but could not help prevent the eventual immediate relegation. Tenerife suffered from serious economic problems in the following years, owing more than €40 million. President Pérez was replaced with Víctor Perez de Ascanio, who resigned due to bad management, leaving his position to Miguel Concepción, who negotiated with local politicians and businessmen creating a construction company as a subsidiary of the side.
On 13 June 2009, Tenerife secured a top flight return after a seven-year absence after a 1–0 win at Girona. In the following season though the team held on until the last round, another relegation befell, after the 0–1 loss at third-placed Valencia. 2010–11 brought with it three coaching changes, as Tenerife suffered another relegation, returning to the third division after 24 years. On 2 June 2013, the club, led by Álvaro Cervera, returned to the second level after winning the promotion play-off against Hospitalet. On 16 October 2017 it was agreed to start the CD Tenerife Academy in China. Thanks to the agreement between International Football Academy Hong Kong and CD Tenerife, the club starts the internationalization of its training; the director of the academy is Roberto Mickel. On 23 April 2018, the academy began its activity, with boys and girls between four and eighteen years old, in the city of Shenzhen, in the province of Canton; the first steps were aimed at creating the structure of the technification academy and promoting the CD Tenerife methodology and competition values, but with fair play.
The collaboration agreement between the International Football Academy and the CD Tenerife was signed until 2021. In this way, in Shenzhen, with the CD Tenerife shield and the white and blue colors that represent the club, training methods developed in the base football area run by Sesé Rivero. 13 seasons in La Liga 40 seasons in Segunda División 8 seasons in Segunda División B 3 seasons in Tercera División UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa LeagueSemi-finals: 1996–97Copa del ReySemi-finals: 1993–94 Quarter-finals: 1960–61, 1961–62, 1975–76, 1995–96 As of 14 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Fans of Tenerife are called Chicharreros because in early days, the inhabitants of a small fishing village called Santa Cruz
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Club Atlético Osasuna or Osasuna, is a Spanish football team based in Pamplona, Navarre. Founded in 1920, the club plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the 19,800-capacity El Sadar Stadium; the team tends to play in a red shirt with navy blue shorts, whereas the away kit differs from season to season. "Los Rojillos" is the club nickname, meaning "The Reds". The word "osasuna" means "health" in Basque, used in a sense of "strength" or "vigour". For different reasons, rivalries exist between Osasuna and Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid, other Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao. Founded in 1920, Osasuna first reached Segunda División in 1932, they made it to La Liga three seasons later. The club achieved its first UEFA Cup qualification in 1985–86 after finishing sixth reaching the third round in the 1990–91 edition. Finishing last in 1993–94, the side spent six years in the second level. In 2005, they reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time, losing to Real Betis after extra time. On 27 November 2005, Osasuna played their 1,000th game in La Liga.
After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, they made history by finishing in fourth place – equalling the best finish – to enter the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League in the following season. This achievement was made more dramatic by the suspense, maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla were both vying for fourth place – both ended the season with the same number of points but Osasuna finished higher due to their head-to-head record. However, they did not make it to the Champions League group phase, after being eliminated by Hamburger SV in the third qualifying round, leaving the Navarrese to compete in the UEFA Cup for the fifth time. Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma, Lens and Heerenveen; the club qualified for the knock-out stage, finishing second in the group, were drawn against Bordeaux, progressing 1–0 on aggregate, drawing 0–0 away before winning 1–0 in Pamplona through an extra time winner by Javad Nekounam.
Next up were Rangers, Osasuna again progressed following a 1–1 draw in Glasgow and a 1–0 win at home. The club was drawn against German side Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, Osasuna not only did so in style. In the semi-finals, the club was drawn against holders and fellow Spanish side Sevilla losing 1–2 on aggregate after a 1–0 home win. In the following two seasons, Osasuna struggled in the league. In 2008–09, they only avoided relegation in the final day. Osasuna had varied success following those seasons, but struggled again from 2012 to 2014, being relegated to the second division after an 18th-place finish in 2013–14. A managerial change resulted in substantial improvement, Osasuna won the final match of the regular 2015–16 season 0–5 away to Oviedo, finishing sixth in the table and qualifying for promotion playoffs and, they subsequently won all the playoff games – against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the semi-final and Girona in the final – to achieve promotion once again to La Liga.
Osasuna finished 2016 -- 17 in 19th position. They could only manage 8th in their first campaign back in the second tier. Red and navy blue are the colours of CA Osasuna, reflected in the home club logo; the away kits tends to differ from the home kit. 37 seasons in La Liga 37 seasons in Segunda División 13 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Categorías Regionales As of 29 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Copa del Rey: Runners-up 2004–05 Segunda División: Winners: 1934–35, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61 Runners-up: 1939–40, 1999–2000 Tercera División: Winners 6 times Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Javier Aguirre Ivica Brzić Rafael Benítez José Antonio Camacho Miguel Ángel Lotina José Luis Mendilibar José Ángel Ziganda CA Osasuna B – Osasuna's B team in Segunda División B CD Iruña – affiliated team in Tercera División CA Osasuna cantera – youth system up to 19 years, in leagues including División de Honor Juvenil Xota FS – affiliated futsal club Corruption in Navarre Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile
The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División known as La Liga, is the men's top professional football division of the Spanish football league system. Administered by the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional known as the Liga de Fútbol Profesional, La Liga is contested by 20 teams, with the three lowest-placed teams at the end of each season relegated to the Segunda División and replaced by the top three teams in that division. A total of 62 teams have competed in La Liga since its inception. Nine teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 33 times and Barcelona 25 times. Barcelona won the inaugural La Liga in 1929 with Athletic Bilbao claiming several titles in the league's early years. Barcelona and Real Madrid dominated the championship in the 1950s, winning four La Liga titles each throughout the decade. Real Madrid dominated La Liga from the 1960s through the 1980s, when Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad won the league twice in those years.
From the 1990s onward, Barcelona has dominated winning 15 titles. Although Real Madrid has been prominent, winning 8 titles, La Liga has seen other champions, including Atlético Madrid and Deportivo de La Coruña. In the 2010s, Atlético Madrid has become an strong team, forming a trio alongside Real Madrid and Barcelona. According to UEFA's league coefficient, La Liga has been the top league in Europe over the last five years and has led Europe for more years than any other country, it has produced the continent's top-rated club more times than any other league, more than double that of second-placed Serie A. Its clubs have won the most UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup titles, its players have accumulated the highest number of Ballon d'Or awards, The Best FIFA Men's Player including FIFA World Player of the Year and UEFA Men's Player of the Year including UEFA Club Footballer of the Year. La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 26,983 for league matches in the 2017–18 season.
This is the sixth-highest of any domestic professional sports league in the world and the third-highest of any professional association football league in the world, behind the Bundesliga and the Premier League. The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from August to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for 38 matchdays. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion. A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Segunda División; the three lowest placed teams in La Liga are relegated to the Segunda División, the top two teams from the Segunda División promoted to La Liga, with an additional club promoted after a series of play-offs involving the third, fourth and sixth placed clubs. Below is a complete record of; these are: yellow card, 1 point doubled yellow card/ejection, 2 points direct red card, 3 points suspension or disqualification of coach, executive or other club personnel, 5 points misconduct of the supporters: mild 5 points, serious 6 points serious 7 points stadium closure, 10 points if the Competition Committee removes a penalty, the points are removed If the tie is still not broken, it will be resolved with a tie-break match in a neutral stadium.
The top 4 teams in La Liga qualify for the subsequent season's UEFA Champions League Group Stage. The winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualify for the subsequent season's UEFA Champions League Group Stage. If this means 6 La Liga teams qualify the 4th place team in La Liga instead plays in the UEFA Europa League, as any single nation is limited to a maximum of 5 teams; the 5th place team in La Liga qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League Group Stage. The winner of the Copa del Rey qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League Group Stage, but if the winner finished in the top 5 places in La Liga this place reverts to the team that finished 6th in La Liga. Furthermore the 6th place team qualifies for the subsequent season's UEFA Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round; the number of places allocated to Spanish clubs in UEFA competitions is dependent upon the position a country holds in the UEFA country coefficients, which are calculated based upon the performance of teams in UEFA competitions in the previous 5 years.
The ranking of Spain is 1st. In April 1927, José María Acha, a director at Arenas Club de Getxo, first proposed the idea of a national leagu
Sevilla Fútbol Club referred to as Sevilla, is Spain's oldest sporting club devoted to football. Sevilla FC is based in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Sevilla FC plays in La Liga; the club was formed on 25 January 1890, Scot Mr. Edward Farquharson Johnston being their first president. A few years on 14 October 1905, the club's articles of association were registered in the Civil Government of Seville under the presidency of the Jerez-born José Luis Gallegos Arnosa. Sevilla FC is the most successful club in Andalusia, winning a national league title in 1945–46, five Spanish Cups, one Spanish Super Cup, a record five UEFA Cups/UEFA Europa Leagues and the 2006 UEFA Super Cup, they were designated by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the World's best club in 2006 and 2007, thus being the first club to achieve this distinction in two consecutive years. Its youth team Sevilla Atlético, founded in 1958 play in Segunda División B.
The club are affiliated to a side in Puerto Rico of the same name. Other clubs related to Sevilla FC include their women's team, futsal team and former Superleague Formula team; the Club's home ground is the 43,883-seat Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It is located in the neighborhood of Nervión, Seville and owes its name to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, Sevilla FC’s President for 17 years. Sevilla FC has contributed many players to the Spain national team throughout their history; the practice of football was introduced in Seville at the end of the 19th century by the large British expatriate population in the city, composed by owners or managers of manufacturing companies based in the capital of Andalusia. Sevilla Fútbol Club was founded on 25 January 1890 as Sevilla Foot-ball Club. Sevilla was duly formed on 25 January 1890 while a group of young British Scots, along with other young men of Spanish origin, celebrated Burns Night in Seville; the club's founding document, published on the Dundee Courier's edition of 17 March 1890 describes in full detail the formation of the club and how those young founding members decided first to play under Association Rules, secondly to bear the word "football" within its name and thirdly, to elect their "office bearers".
The following paragraph is an extract of that article: ‘Some six weeks ago a few enthusiastic young residents of British origin met in one of the cafés for the purpose of considering a proposal that we should start an Athletic Association, the want of exercise being felt by the majority of us, who are chiefly engaged in mercantile pursuits. After a deal of talk and a limited consumption of small beer, the “Club de Football de Sevilla” was duly formed and office-bearers elected, it was decided we should play Association rules We were about half and half Spanish and British’ The club’s first president was the Scot Mr. Edward Farquharson Johnston, the British vice-consul in Seville and co-proprietor of the firm MacAndrews & Co. ship-owners with commercial lines between Spain and the UK, one of them being the transport of Seville oranges. Hugh Maccoll, another Scottish young man, a marine engineer who at that time had moved to Seville to work as the technical manager of Portilla White foundry, was their first captain.
One of Maccoll’s partners in the Portilla White foundry in Seville, Isaias White junior, was the club's first secretary. He was the son of an English entrepreneur who founded the aforesaid company, one of the major foundries in Spain at the end of the 19th century. In order to celebrate the foundation of the club, Isaias White sent a letter to Recreativo de Huelva, to invite them to play a football match in Seville; that letter was published by the Spanish newspaper La Provincia. Huelva Recreation accepted the invitation and the match took place on 8 March 1890, being thus the first official match played in Spain. Sevilla FC won that historical match 2–0, with the first goal in an official match in Spanish football history scored by the Seville team player Ritson. Isaias lived at Calle Bailen 41 in Seville making this the first home of Sevilla FC. In 1907, Sevilla Balompíe was founded, followed by Betis Football club in 1909, Recreativo de Sevilla and Español de Sevilla. More clubs were formed as the years passed and more competitive matches were organized between the teams, although Sevilla FC, the oldest club of the city, imposed its supremacy over the other clubs in this early period.
In 1912, the first Copa de Sevilla was played and won by Sevilla FC. From 1915 to 1932, the Copa Andalucia was organized by the "Federación Sur" and these championships included Sevilla FC, Real Betis Balompié, Recreativo de Huelva, Español de Cádiz and the sporadic participation of Nacional de Sevilla and Córdoba; the domination of Sevilla was so evident that of the 19 Championships of Andalusia played, 16 were won by the team, with the three remaining being won by Español de de Cádiz, Recreativo de Huelva and Real Betis Balompié, respectively. In 1918, Sevilla FC participated in the "Copa de España" for the first time and became the first Andalusian team to reach the final round of the competition. In 1928, when the "Campeonato Nacional" was organized, Sevilla FC was not part of the first division due to their defeat to Racing de Santander in an elimination game, set-up to decide which of the two teams would compete in the newly formed league. At the end of the 1933–34 season, Sevilla FC was promoted to the First Division of the "Campeonato Nacional."
In 1935, they