Train with your team at the Real Sociedad academy!
Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D. (more commonly referred to as Real Sociedad) is a Spanish football club based in the city of San Sebastián, Basque Country, founded on 7 September 1909. Its home stadium is Anoeta, which seats 32,200 spectators. Real Sociedad won the La Liga title in 1980-1981 and 1981-1982, and finished runners-up in 1979-1980/1987-1988 and in 2002-2003. The club play the Basque derby against Athletic Bilbao.
Real Sociedad won their first ever Primera División title at the end of the 1980–81 season, denying Real Madrid a fourth-consecutive title by beating them on goal difference after both clubs gained 45 points in the season. This qualified Sociedad for the 1981–82 European Cup, where they were knocked out in the first round by CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria, who hosted and won the first leg 1-0. The second leg in Spain was a 0-0 draw.
The club retained the title the following season beating Barcelona by 47 points to 45, under the management of Alberto Ormaetxea. The forward Jesus Maria Satrustegui was the club's top scorer for 1980-81 with 16 goals. He scored 13 the following season as Pedro Uralde was the top scorer with one more. The club reached the semi-finals of the 1982–83 European Cup, defeating Víkingur of Iceland, Celtic FC of Scotland and Sporting Lisbon of Portugal before losing 3-2 on aggregate to eventual champions Hamburger SV of Germany. Real Sociedad won the Supercopa at the beginning of the 1982–83 season. They overturned a 1-0 defeat in the first leg to defeat Real Madrid 4-1 on aggregate.
FAMOUS PLAYERS FROM THE ACADEMY
One of the most famous player is legendary custodian Luis Arconada who collected the inaugural Trofeo Zamora, awarded to the goalkeeper conceding the least number of goals, a trophy he would also pocket in the two championship-winning campaigns that followed. Standing tall alongside him was a phalanx of homegrown heroes such as Satrustegui, Gorriz, Perico Alonso, Roberto Lopez Ufarte, Jesus Maria Zamora and a young Jose Mari Bakero. More recent youth products from Real Sociedad ares Xabi Alonso and Javier de Pedro
The 4 star Barceló Costa Vasca hotel is situated in the residential area of Ondarreta, in the city of San Sebastián, 300 metres from the beach of the same name and from the Palacio de Miramar gardens. The hotel has spacious and brightly designed rooms that will ensure a pleasurable rest.
This 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool set within its garden and also boasts a fantastic health and wellness centre. At the hotel's restaurant Ulia, you will enjoy an extensive menu that ranges from Basque traditional food to nouvelle cuisine.
The hotel has been awarded the Q Mark for Spanish Tourist Quality awarded by the Institute for Spanish Tourism Quality.
The Barceló Costa Vasca hotel is situated in the Barrio del Antiguo (old quarter) next to the Miramar Palace, 300 metres from Ondarreta beach and 20 km from the airport. The hotel is also 1.5 km from San Sebastián city centre, with a huge array of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs, as well as public transportation services.
Modern and avant-garde rooms, 2 adjoining beds 1.05 x 2 m., independent air conditioning, relaxation chairs, safe, desk, minibar, 27" flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet connection (free), hairdryer, magnifying mirror.
The hotel houses a Health and wellness centre. 12 fully equipped rooms with the latest technology and a capacity for up to 1,000 people, Free Wi-Fi in the rooms, lobby and main floor and a Cybercorner (free)
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Zubieta is the name of the Real Sociedad Academy. With 70,000 sq. meters and 7 football pitches it is the main training arena not only for the first team, but also the reserves and youth teams. It has 4 natural grass pitches and 3 Astroturf pitches. The main pitch has a stand for 2500 spectators. There is a recovery room, gym, congress room and press area.
Zubieta was opened in 1980 and over the past 30 years has grown from a couple of pitches with a wedge of a terrace stuck on the back of the changing rooms, to a first class 21st century training facility, with seven full size pitches, two of which have large seated stands. Needless to say, Sociedad’s other teams play here, the set up is impressive, just the ideal surroundings for young players to grow into professional footballers.
Pitch 1 - Grass (Fifa Size)
Pitch 2 - Grass (Fifa Size)
Pitch 3 - Grass (Fifa Size)
Pitch 4 - Grass (Fifa Size)
Pitch 5 - Artificial (Fifa Size)
Pitch 6 - Artificial (Fifa Size)
Pitch 7 - Artificial (Fifa Size)
About San SebastiánBrace yourself for San Sebastian, the one place on earth that offers you literally everything your heart desires, all year round, non-stop and round-the-clock! The wide variety of what this place can offer includes beautiful scenery, sun-kissed beaches, enthusiastic and lively people, a diversity of entertainments, rich cultural activities and internationally renowned cuisine.
San Sebastian ( Donostia in the Basque language) in the Basque country of Northern Spain is the true treasure of Basque resorts, setting itself apart from the mainstream beach resorts. A summer capital of Spain, ideally situated on an excellent spot on the Bay of Biscay , it's surrounded by verdant mountains. It is a bustling city with a population of 185,000 inhabitants.
The smell, taste, sight, sound and feel of rural life is still fresh in San Sebastián, where one can experience the perfect relaxation that is craved for, especially by those used to a hectic lifestyle. The area attracts tourists with its three lovely beaches: the laid-back Ondaretta , the casual and friendly Playa de Gros, and the popular Playa de la Concha .
Playa de la Concha is San Sebastián's most popular beach and the largest for summertime swimming and sunbathing. Playa de la Concha looks out onto a sparkling bay and is surrounded by a lush, rolling countryside. As evening strikes, the beach is bejeweled with white lights, including along the path that lines the beach and the statue of Jesus that stands high above the city, overlooking everything.
To complement the beaches, San Sebastian charming old quarter is bursting with cafés, bars, clubs, and restaurants where you can try their tasty tapas. Other attractions include the Baroque Church of Santa Maria , the Gothic Church of San Vicente, and the Museo de San Telemo , a former 16 th century convent. For spectacular views of the bay and town, climb atop Mount Urgull and Mount Igueldo.