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Racing Santander
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Full name Real Racing Club de Santander, S.A.D.
Nickname(s) Racinguistas,
Verdiblancos,
Montañeses
Founded 1913
Ground El Sardinero,
Santander, Cantabria,
Spain
(Capacity: 22,271)
Chairman Spain Francisco Pernía
Manager Spain Miguel Ángel Portugal
League La Liga
2008-09 La Liga, 12th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Real Racing Club de Santander, S.A.D., sometimes abbreviated to Racing or Racing Santander, is a Spanish Primera División football club based in Santander which was founded in 1913. During the period of Francoist Spain, it was renamed as Real Santander in 1941 because of the prohibition of non-Spanish names. The name was restored in 1977. The best result of the club was 2nd in 1930-31 season. Racing Santander finished 6th in 2007-2008 and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time in their history.

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1936 Algiers invitational tournament

In 1936, Racing de Santander competed in a four team invitational tournament in Algiers, Algeria. With Algeria then under French colonial rule, the official programme[1] listed the venue as Stade-Velodrome Municipal d'Alger and the participants as:

Le Queen of the South - La Belle Equipe Ecossaise de Première Division

Racing Club de Santander - Favori des Championnats d'Espagne

Floriana - Champion Officiel et Vainqueur de la Coupe

R.U.A. - Champion de l'Afrique du Nord 1935

The match days were Thursday 21 May and Sunday 24 May.

Home side Racing Universitaire d'Alger (R.U.A. for whom Nobel Prize winning author/philosopher Albert Camus had played in goals for their junior team) had already won both the North African Champions Cup and the North African Cup in the 30s (R.U.A. would win each twice by the decade's end). Goals by Willie Thomson and Joe Tulip saw Queens book a place in the invitational tournament final with a 2 - 1 victory against them.

In the final Queens faced a Racing Santander side who had just finished 4th in Spain's Primera División, notching home and away double victories against both Real Madrid and Barcelona. Racing had seen off Floriana in their semi final. Norrie Haywood's goal and a 1 - 0 scoreline saw victory for La Belle Equipe Ecossaise. The trophy can still be seen in Queens' club museum today.[2]

Seasons

Recent seasons

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Notes
1997-1998 1D 14 38 12 9 17 46 55 45 3rd round
1998-1999 1D 15 38 10 12 16 41 53 42 quarterfinals
1999-2000 1D 15 38 10 16 12 52 50 46
2000-2001 1D 19 38 10 9 19 48 62 39 quarterfinals relegated
1 season at lower levels
2002-2003 1D 16 38 13 5 20 54 64 44
2003-2004 1D 17 38 11 10 17 48 63 43
2004-2005 1D 16 38 12 8 18 41 58 44 3rd round
2005-2006 1D 17 38 9 13 16 36 49 40 3rd round
2006-2007 1D 10 38 12 14 12 42 48 50 2nd round
2007-2008 1D 6 38 17 9 12 42 41 60 semifinals

Season to season

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 10th
1929/30 8th
1930/31 2nd
1931/32 4th
1932/33 8th
1933/34 3rd
1934/35 10th
1935/36 4th
1939/40 12th
1940/41 6th
1941/42 4th
1942/43 7th
1943/44 1st
1944/45 6th
1945/46 9th
1946/47 12th
1947/48 1st
1948/49 11th
1949/50 1st
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1950/51 10th
1951/52 14th
1952/53 11th
1953/54 8th
1954/55 15th
1955/56 11th
1956/57 8th
1957/58 3rd
1958/59 9th
1959/60 1st
1960/61 12th
1961/62 14th
1962/63 3rd
1963/64 4th
1964/65 7th
1965/66 8th
1966/67 12th
1967/68 11th
1968/69 2nd
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1969/70 1st
1970/71 13th
1971/72 15th
1972/73 3rd
1973/74 17th
1974/75 2nd
1975/76 12th
1976/77 15th
1977/78 13th
1978/79 17th
1979/80 16th
1980/81 3rd
1981/82 12th
1982/83 18th
1983/84 4th
1984/85 11th
1985/86 12th
1986/87 16th
1987/88 14th
1988/89 6th
1989/90 17th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1990/91 2ªB 1st
1991/92 10th
1992/93 3rd
1993/94 8th
1994/95 12th
1995/96 17th
1996/97 13th
1997/98 14th
1998/99 15th
1999/00 15th
2000/01 19th
2001/02 2nd
2002/03 16th
2003/04 17th
2004/05 16th
2005/06 17th
2006/07 10th
2007/08 6th
2008/09 12th
2009/10

Current squad

As of 3 September 2009.
No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Fabio Coltorti
2 Brazil DF Henrique (on loan from FC Barcelona)
3 Spain DF Oriol
4 Algeria MF Mehdi Lacen
5 Spain DF Christian
6 Spain DF José Ángel Crespo (on loan from Sevilla)
7 Burundi FW Mohammed Tchité
8 Spain MF Gonzalo Colsa
9 Switzerland FW Alexandre Geijo
10 Spain FW Pedro Munitis
11 Spain MF Óscar Serrano
12 South Africa DF Nasief Morris (on loan from Panathinaikos)
13 Spain GK Toño
14 Spain DF Pablo Pinillos (captain)
15 Spain FW Xisco (on loan from Newcastle United)
No. Position Player
17 Spain MF Manuel Arana
18 Spain MF Edu Bedia
19 Spain DF Marc Torrejón
21 Senegal MF Papa Diop
22 Spain DF José Moratón
23 Spain MF Toni Moral
24 Spain FW Luis García
26 Spain MF Luisma
27 Spain MF Sergio Canales
28 Spain DF Osmar
29 Spain DF Juan Luis
31 Spain GK Mario Fernández
32 Spain MF Dani Espolita
37 Spain DF José Antonio Picón
Spain FW Iván Bolado

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Portugal FW Jorge Gonçalves (at Vitória Guimarães)
Peru FW Damián Ísmodes (at Sporting Cristal)
Spain FW Juanjo (at Cordoba CF)
Argentina FW Brian Sarmiento (at Girona FC)

Coaches

see also Cat:Racing de Santander managers

References

  1. ^ Back cover, 'Through the lens glimpses of Old Queen of the South', published by Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archives with Queen of the South Museum, 1998
  2. ^ Profile of the Queen of the South 1936 overseas tour including the Algiers invitational tournament

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