Real Racing Club de Santander, S.A.D.
is a Spanish football club
based in Santander
, in the autonomous community of Cantabria
. Founded in 1913, it currently plays in La Liga
, holding home games at Estadio El Sardinero
, with a capacity for 22,400 spectators.
Racing de Santander played its first match on 23 February 1913, losing 1–2 to neighbouring Strong. It was officially founded on 14 June, as Santander Racing Club
, appearing in its first tournament during that summer (Luis Redonet Trophy) and being admitted to the Northern Federation on 14 November, eventually merging
with Santander Foot-ball Club.
In 1929, Racing first reached La Liga
, lasting nine consecutive seasons in the category - finishing in second position in its third year
- and fluctuating between the first and the second divisions
(with four participations in the third
) in the following 30 years. In 1949–50
, the Cantabrians
returned to the top flight after a 10-year absence, scoring 99 goals in only 30 games.
During the period of Francoist Spain
, the club was renamed Real Santander
in 1941, because of the prohibition of non-Spanish names. The name was restored in 1973 as the team returned to the first division
one year after nearly relegating
, under young manager José María Maguregui
Racing de Santander was immediately relegated
, going on to spend the following years again bouncing between divisions one and two, also being crowned champions
in Segunda División B
(the new third level, created in... Read More