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Real Sociedad B
Full name Real Sociedad de Fútbol B
Founded 1951
Ground Zubieta,
San Sebastián, Basque Country,
Spain
(Capacity: 2500)
Chairman Spain Jokin Aperribay
Manager Spain José Ramón Eizmendi
League 3ª - Group 4
2008–09 2ªB - Group 1, 18th
Home colours
Away colours

Real Sociedad de Fútbol B (also known as Sanse) is the reserve team of Real Sociedad and one of the top teams of the Spanish Segunda División league. It was founded in 1951 under the name of San Sebastián Club de Fútbol (hence the nickname "Sanse").

Unlike the English football league system, reserve teams in the Spanish football league system play in the same football pyramid as their senior team rather than a separate league. However, reserve teams cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore, the team is ineligible for promotion to the Segunda División.

As a reserve team of Real Sociedad, its main function is to train and prepare young players who will later become part of its senior team, at the expense of good results in the league. Sanse has been home to plenty of players who subsequently achieved renown in Real Sociedad and elsewhere and has provided most of the current Real Sociedad players.

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History

Sanse reached the Spanish Segunda División in 1960. In the next season (1961-62), it got its best ranking (5th place) in this league. Paradoxically, Real Sociedad did not perform as well as its reserve team and was relegated to the Segunda División, dragging Sanse to Tercera División. Sanse would provide the players who got Real Sociedad back to Primera División five years later.

Since then, Sanse has remained in the Spanish Tercera División or Segunda División B and has never again been part of Segunda División. In 1991 and 2006, Sanse qualified for the play-offs for entrance into Segunda División, but the team unsuccessful.

In 1992, a change in the rules forced the team to change its name, and it is now officially known as Real Sociedad de Futbol B, but its nickname remains in use. The team is known as Real Sociedad-Sanse in the club's official promotion and website, but LFP rules prohibit B clubs from having different names from their parent club, except Real Madrid B and Sevilla B.

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Real Sociedad B names

  • San Sebastián Club de Fútbol - (1951–1991)
  • Real Sociedad de Fútbol B - (1991–)

Achievements

  • Spanish Tercera División Champion: 1960, 1980, 1999 and 2000.

Seasons

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1957/58 5th
1958/59 3rd
1959/60 1st
1960/61 9th
1961/62 5th
1962/63 9th
1963/64 5th
1964/65 13th
1965/66 8th
1966/67 11th
1967/68 5th
1968/69 4th
1969/70 3rd
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1970/71 8th
1971/72 6th
1972/73 8th
1973/74 10th
1974/75 6th
1975/76 7th
1976/77 12th
1977/78 3rd
1978/79 3rd
1979/80 1st
1980/81 2ªB 8th
1981/82 2ªB 11th
1982/83 2ªB 6th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1983/84 2ªB 9th
1984/85 2ªB 17th
1985/86 2ªB 8th
1986/87 2ªB 15th
1987/88 2ªB 6th
1988/89 2ªB 3rd
1989/90 2ªB 5th
1990/91 2ªB 4th
1991/92 2ªB 8th
1992/93 2ªB 9th
1993/94 2ªB 7th
1994/95 2ªB 10th
1995/96 2ªB 13th
1996/97 2ªB 17th
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 3rd
1998/99 1st
1999/00 1st
2000/01 2nd
2001/02 2ªB 17th
2002/03 2nd
2003/04 2ªB 10h
2004/05 2ªB 5th
2005/06 2ªB 2nd
2006/07 2ªB 7th
2007/08 2ªB 12th
2008/09 2ªB 18th
2009/10

Ground

The games are played at the Z-7 field in Zubieta’s sporting facilities, which can hold up to 2,500 spectators.

Players of Real Sociedad de Fútbol and its subsidiary teams train at the Ciudad deportiva de Zubieta. Sanse’s players have been nicknamed "Potrillos" ("Colts") because these facilities are located near the San Sebastian horse racetrack.

General Information

  • Manager: José Ramón Eizmendi
  • Seasons in Segunda Division: 2
  • Seasons in Segunda Division B: 20
  • Seasons in Tercera Division: 26
  • Debut in Segunda Division: 60-61
  • Best league ranking: 5º (Segunda División season 61-62)
  • Worst league ranking: 9º (Segunda División season 60-61)

Former players

Former Coaches

External links

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.

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