Located in the scenic Spanish city of San Sebastián, football was first introduced to this Basque region by British students in the early 1900s. The games formative years saw players adopt a green and yellow striped kit up until the 7th September 1909, when Sociedad de Fútbol Club was born.

Blue and white became the colours of choice, paying homage to the cities official flag: a blue canton on a white field and gave credence to their nickname ‘Txuriurdin’ [White and Blue]. The crown adorning a football came about when the nation’s king – Alfonso XIII – gave the club his patronage thus making Sociedad ‘Real’ [Royal].

The club hit the peak of its powers to date in the 1980s, winning La Liga in consecutive seasons. During this period they also claimed a Copa Del Rey title and the Spanish Supercopa.