Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad de Futbol, S.A.D., more commonly referred to as Real Sociedad (pronounced [reˈal soθjeˈðað]; Royal Society) or La Real, is a Spanish professional sports club in the city of San Sebastian, Basque Country, founded on 7 September 1909. It plays its home matches at the Anoeta Stadium. Real Sociedad won the Liga title in 1980–81 and 1981–82, and last finished runner-up in 2002–03. The club has also won the Copa del Rey twice, in 1909 and 1987. It contests the Basque derby against rivals Athletic Bilbao. Real Sociedad was a founder member of La Liga in 1929; its longest spell in the top flight was for 40 seasons, from 1967 to 2007.

Traditionally the club followed a policy (similar to that of its rival Athletic) of signing only Basque players, before signing Republic of Ireland forward John Aldridge in 1989. While a strong Basque contingent has been retained among its players, nowadays both non-Basque Spaniards and foreign players are represented at the club. Its youth section subsequent to the all-Basque era has still been very successful in developing internationally renowned players, such as World Cup winners Xabi Alonso and Antoine Griezmann.

Real Sociedad
Thu 25 Feb, 23:30
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer excited by Shola Shoretire's potential
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tipped Shola Shoretire for a bright future after the 17-year-old came on against Real Sociedad and became Manchester United 's youngest-ever player in European competition. Having secured a surprisingly comprehensive 4-0 win in last week's first leg in Turin, the Red Devils knew progress from the round of 32 was all but assured heading into the return fixture at Old Trafford.
Thu 25 Feb, 23:09
Shola Shoretire makes history for Manchester United
Shola Shoretire made history for Manchester United when he came off the bench in the Red Devils' 0-0 draw with Real Sociedad in the Europa League on Thursday. With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's men boasting a 4-0 lead from their last-32 first leg, some supporters expected the United manager to hand starts to one or both of Shoretire and Amad Diallo during Thursday's game at Old Trafford.
Thu 25 Feb, 22:20
Result: Man United 0-0 Sociedad: Red Devils progress to Europa League last-16
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's men secured safe passage to the Europa League last-16 against Real Sociedad as 17-year-old Shola Shoretire became the youngest ever player to represent Manchester United in a European match. This round of 32 tie was all but settled when the Red Devils scored four away goals without reply in Turin last week, yet the Norwegian still named a surprisingly strong side for the return fixture.
Thu 25 Feb, 10:59
Real Madrid team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be looking to make it six victories in a row in all competitions when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Real Sociedad on Monday night. Los Blancos will enter the contest off the back of an impressive 1-0 victory away to Atalanta BC in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash on Wednesday.
Wed 24 Feb, 16:54
Team News: Manchester United missing four players for Europa League clash
Edinson Cavani, Donny Van De Beek, Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba remain absent as Manchester United host Real Sociedad in the Europa League round of 32 second leg. Cavani and Van De Beek missed the 4-0 first-leg win in Turin due to muscle complaints, while McTominay has not featured since being brought off 60 minutes into that match.
Wed 24 Feb, 15:37
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 'keeps in touch' with Erling Braut Haaland
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still keeps in touch with former charge Erling Haaland and has not ruled out a future move for the Borussia Dortmund star. The 20-year-old striker has established himself as one of the hottest prospects in world football during goal-laden stints with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg and Dortmund.
Wed 24 Feb, 12:46
Imanol Alguacil wants Real Sociedad to restore pride at Old Trafford
Head coach Imanol Alguacil believes Real Sociedad can restore pride against Manchester United after last week's thrashing made Europa League progress "almost impossible". Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side made light work of what was expected to be a tough round of 32 first-leg clash in Turin, where Bruno Fernandes' brace was complemented by goals from Marcus Rashford and Daniel James in a 4-0 win.
Tue 23 Feb, 12:15
How Manchester United could line up against Real Sociedad
Manchester United will hope to avoid a calamitous collapse when they welcome Real Sociedad to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Europa League last-32 battle on Thursday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's men cruised to a 4-0 victory in the first leg and should advance to the next stage with no trouble, so long as they do not get complacent on their own turf.
Tue 23 Feb, 09:22
Barcelona 'step up interest in Alexander Isak'
Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isak has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona. The worsening financial situation at Camp Nou is expected to lead to player changes over the summer, including the exit of club legend Lionel Messi. However, officials at the Catalan giants will have to move for replacements, particularly in the final third if the Argentine superstar departs on a free transfer.
Mon 22 Feb, 09:01
Manchester United team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Sociedad
Manchester United will aim to advance into the Europa League last-16 with minimal difficulty when they face off against Real Sociedad on Thursday for the second leg of their last-32 tie at Old Trafford. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's men cruised to a 4-0 victory in the first leg and should book their spot in the next round with no trouble, unless the Spanish side can produce a monumental comeback.
Sun 21 Feb, 06:50
Sunday's La Liga predictions including Barcelona vs. Cadiz
Barcelona vs. Cadiz (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Barcelona will be looking to make it eight La Liga victories in a row when they welcome an out-of-form Cadiz side to Camp Nou on Sunday afternoon. Ronald Koeman's side are currently third in the table, nine points behind leaders Atletico Madrid, while Cadiz have dropped into 15th following a run of four straight defeats.
Fri 19 Feb, 12:21
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Alaves - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Sociedad will be looking to bounce back from Thursday's four-goal loss to Manchester United in the Europa League when they continue their La Liga campaign at home to Alaves on Sunday afternoon. Imanol Alguacil 's side have won their last two in La Liga to keep hold of fifth position, but they suffered a 4-0 defeat to Man United in the first leg of their last-32 Europa League clash in Turin last time out.
Thu 18 Feb, 21:38
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delighted with display against Real Sociedad
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted by Manchester United 's performance in the Europa League thrashing of Real Sociedad having been through a "difficult spell" in recent weeks. After December's galling Champions League group-stage exit, the Red Devils put together an impressive domestic run that saw them reach the top of the Premier League last month.
Thu 18 Feb, 20:17
Result: Fernandes hits brace as Man United put one foot in next round of Europa League
Bruno Fernandes ' brace inspired dominant Manchester United to an impressive Europa League triumph against Real Sociedad as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's men took a giant stride towards the last 16. Having dropped out of the Champions League, the Red Devils secured a comprehensive round of 32 first-leg victory at Juventus' Allianz Stadium after winning just two of their last six matches in all competitions.
Wed 17 Feb, 17:32
Mason Greenwood confident he is returning to his best form
Mason Greenwood believes he is getting back to the heights he scaled last season after signing a new and improved deal with boyhood club Manchester United. The 19-year-old academy graduate enjoyed a stunning a breakthrough campaign in 2019/20, with his 17-goal haul equalling the club record tally managed by a teenager in a single season.
Wed 17 Feb, 16:20
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed Paul Pogba will miss the rest of the month through injury, with Donny Van De Beek and Edinson Cavani also sidelined for Manchester United 's Europa League match against Real Sociedad. Having crashed out of the Champions League group stage, the Red Devils kick off their return to European football's second-tier competition with a tough-looking doubleheader against the in-form LaLiga side.
Wed 17 Feb, 11:58
Imanol Alguacil: 'We need to dance to the music in Turin'
Real Sociedad head coach Imanol Alguacil believes it would have been "common sense" to play both Europa League fixtures against Manchester United on neutral territory but is ready to "dance to the music" in Turin. The round of 32 draw threw up an interesting clash between the Premier League high fliers and in-form LaLiga side - a tie in which Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits his team head into with a "little advantage".
Wed 17 Feb, 11:47
Adnan Januzaj cannot wait for Manchester United clash
Real Sociedad winger Adnan Januzaj is relishing the chance to show the club he loves what they are missing when lining up against Manchester United in the Europa League. The world appeared to be at his feet when he broke into the Red Devils' first team as teenager, marking his full debut with a match-winning brace against Sunderland in 2013.
Wed 17 Feb, 09:47
Manchester United add Shola Shoretire to Europa League squad
Manchester United have added teenage midfielder Shola Shoretire to their squad for the knockout stages of the Europa League. The Red Devils dropped into UEFA's secondary competition after exiting the Champions League in the group stage. United face a tricky last-32 tie with Real Sociedad, starting with Thursday's first leg on neutral soil in Turin due to coronavirus restrictions.
Tue 16 Feb, 19:13
Adnan Januzaj hits out at Manchester United treatment under Mourinho, Van Gaal
Former Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj does not believe that he was given a fair opportunity at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho and Louis Van Gaal. The Real Sociedad winger was tipped for big things at United after enjoying a breakthrough 2013-14 campaign under David Moyes, contributing four goals and four assists in the Premier League as a teenager.
Tue 16 Feb, 16:08
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Manchester United - prediction, team news, lineups
Having disappointingly dropped down from the Champions League, Manchester United will now aim for a shot at glory in the Europa League, and their first test is a last-32 first-leg clash with Spanish giants Real Sociedad. This tie will be played in Turin due to coronavirus travel restrictions, and Sociedad head into this game having finished second in Group F behind Napoli.
Tue 16 Feb, 13:20
Paul Scholes warns Manchester United to be wary of Adnan Januzaj
Paul Scholes has warned Manchester United to be wary of "really talented" attacking midfielder Adnan Januzaj in Thursday's Europa League tie with Real Sociedad. Januzaj emerged through United's academy and made 63 first-team appearances before joining Sociedad in 2017. The Belgium international failed to truly establish himself at Old Trafford, but he has impressed during his time in La Liga.
Fri 12 Feb, 00:11
Mikel Oyarzabal to miss both matches with Manchester United?
Real Sociedad could be without the services of key player Mikel Oyarzabal for both of their Europa League last-32 matches with Manchester United. The La Liga club will take on the Red Devils in the first leg of their knockout affair in Turin next Thursday before travelling to Old Trafford for the second leg on February 25.
Tue 09 Feb, 17:06
Man United's Europa League tie with Real Sociedad moved to Turin
Manchester United 's Europa League away clash against Real Sociedad next week will now be played at Juventus ' Allianz Stadium, UEFA has announced. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's side were due to travel to Spain for the first leg of the last-32 tie on Thursday, February 18 but coronavirus restrictions in that country have forced a change.
Sun 07 Feb, 06:55
Sunday's La Liga predictions including Real Betis vs. Barcelona
Real Sociedad vs. Cadiz (Sunday, 1.00pm) © Reuters Real Sociedad will be looking to record their first La Liga victory since the end of December when they welcome Cadiz to San Sebastian on Sunday afternoon. The home side are currently sixth in Spain's top flight, having picked up 32 points from 21 matches this season, while Cadiz have collected 24 points from their 21 league fixtures in 2020-21 to sit 13th.
Thu 28 Jan, 21:45
Preview: Villarreal vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Real Sociedad will travel to Castellon this weekend for their blockbuster La Liga clash with Villarreal at the Estadio de la Ceramica. With both sides still in the race for a Champions League spot this season, this encounter could go a long way in deciding who will be competing against Europe's top outfits next term.
Sun 24 Jan, 14:10
Preview: Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
One of the standout ties in the last-16 stage of this season's Copa del Rey will take place in Seville on Tuesday night as Real Betis welcome Real Sociedad. The two teams locked horns in La Liga on Saturday, and the points were shared in a 2-2 draw, with Betis fighting back from two goals behind to secure a share of the spoils in San Sebastian.
Sat 23 Jan, 10:55
Willian Jose joins Wolves on loan from Real Sociedad
Wolves have completed the loan signing of Brazilian striker Willian Jose from Real Sociedad with a view to a permanent transfer. The deal, which is subject to a work permit and international clearance, sees the 29-year-old move to Molineux until the end of the season. Wolves then have the option to make the switch permanent.
Fri 22 Jan, 13:33
Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers quoted £17.7m for Willian Jose
Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly been told that they must pay £17.7m to sign striker Willian Jose from Real Sociedad. Nuno Espirito Santo 's side are in the market for a new player to lead their line, having badly struggled since losing Raul Jimenez to a long-term head injury. Willian Jose has emerged as a rumoured option but, according to the Express & Star, Wolves will not be able to land the 29-year-old on the cheap.
Thu 21 Jan, 11:58
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Real Betis - prediction, team news, lineups
Manuel Pellegrini 's Real Betis side will be looking to pick up their third league win on the bounce when they face Real Sociedad this weekend at the Estadio de Anoeta. Following a spate of defeats to their high-flying rivals, La Real have seen their Champions League dream slowly wither in recent weeks.
Mon 18 Jan, 12:03
Preview: Cordoba vs. Real Sociedad - prediction, team news, lineups
Faltering in the league, Real Sociedad visit Segunda B side Cordoba on Wednesday, now aiming for a repeat of last season's run to the final of the Copa del Rey. After La Liga and Supercopa disappointment over the past week, La Real will expect to progress past their modest hosts at Estadio Nuevo Arcangel.
Mon 11 Jan, 15:43
Preview: Real Sociedad vs. Barcelona - prediction, team news, lineups
The 37th Supercopa de Espana kicks off on Wednesday evening as Real Sociedad face off against Barcelona in the first semi-final at the Nuevo Arcangel. Imanol Alguacil 's men go into the game following a 3-2 defeat to Sevilla in La Liga, whereas Barcelona continued their rise up the table with a 4-0 win over Granada.
Sun 10 Jan, 12:15
Barcelona team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Real Sociedad
Barcelona will be looking to make it four victories in a row when they take on Real Sociedad in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday night. Ronald Koeman 's side have been in impressive form since the turn of the year and will enter this contest off the back of a 4-0 victory at Granada in La Liga.

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