Real Sociedad Profile

Real Sociedad

In a beautiful seaside city in the Spanish Basque region, playing in a lovely and modern stadium, Real Sociedad is also now a Champions League team for the 2023-24 season. So this club on the rise should be part of your Spanish travel plans.

LOCATION: Donastia / San Sebastián, Spain

CONTACT:, 943 46 28 33, #WeareReal

NICKNAMES: Txuri-Urdin (The White and Blues), La Real (The Royal)


Real Sociedad de Fútbol was founded in 1909 by students and workers returning to San Sebastian from England; it split off from the existing San Sebastian Football Club. They reached the Copa del Rey in their very first season before losing to their now great rivals Athletic Bilbao. Real Sociedad was a founding member of the Primera División in…


Real Sociedad shares a fierce rivalry with Athletic Bilbao which is known as the Basque derby. This rivalry has very strong regional ties as both teams come from the Basque capitals of San Sebastian and Bilbao. This rivalry is also so well known because these two clubs are the largest in the Basque regions and have spent the most time in La Liga….

Real Sociedad Women's Team

Real Sociedad Femenino was founded in 2004, and the club secured two promotions in their first two seasons, landing them in the top division of women’s football in Spain. The club usually plays their home matches at Zubieta training centre, but they have played bigger games like the Basque Derby at Anoeta Stadium, home of the men’s team. The club…


Here, from our YouTube channel, is the Real Sociedad fans singing their pregame anthem before a 2023 win over Rayo…


Real Sociedad play their home games at Anoeta Stadium, also called Reale Arena, which is the club’s third stadium. Sociedad played at Ondarreta Stadium from 1909-1913 and Atocha Stadium from 1913-1993. Anoeta replaced Atocha in 1993 and increased the capacity by over 20,000. The stadium has undergone several upgrades over the years,…

Going to a Game at Real Sociedad

GETTING THERE: The stadium is an east 30-minute walk from the main train station in town, just south of the city center. From the famous Old Town and its waterfront, the walk is more like an hour. Along the way you will pass a secondary station called Amara Donastia, where you can grab a tram E2 towards Hendaia; that will stop right by the…

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