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Real Sporting de Gijón, S.A.D. is a Spanish
Spain
Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

 football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 club from Gijón
Gijón
Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

, Asturias
Asturias
The Principality of Asturias is an autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain, coextensive with the former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages...

. Founded in 1 June 1905, it currently plays in Spanish first division
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

.

Known as Rojiblancos because of their red and white striped jerseys, their home ground is El Molinón
El Molinón
Estadio El Molinón is an association football stadium in Gijón, Asturias-Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Sporting de Gijón.The stadium's address is Parque de Isabel la Católica, 33390 Gijón.-History:...

 stadium, the oldest professional football ground in Spain, in use since at least 1908.

Sporting de Gijón is chronologically the sixth-oldest club in La Liga 2010-11
2010–11 La Liga
The 2010–11 La Liga season was the 80th since its establishment. The campaign began on 28 August 2010 and ended on 21 May 2011. A total of 20 teams contested the league, 17 of which already contested in the 2009–10 season and three of which were promoted from the Segunda División...

.
The club ranks 15th in the official All-Time La Liga table and is one out of nine clubs in Spanish football to have never played below the second tier
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

.

History


The club was established in 1905 with the name Sporting Gijonés, Anselmo López being the first president. King Alfonso XIII accepted the Royal patronage of the club for the Spanish crown in 1912, introducing the term "Real" (Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

 for "Royal") to its name, becoming Real Sporting Club Gijonés. In 1916 a new change took place to adopt today's denomination, Real Sporting de Gijón. From 1941 until the 1970s, due to a temporary law forbidding the use of foreign words in football club names, the team's official denomination was Real Gijón.

In 1944, the club was promoted into First Division
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

 for the first time, and played thereafter in both the first and second divisions, achieving greatest success in the late 1970s and early 1980s, competing for league and national cup titles and laying the groundwork for a 21-year continuous stretch in La Liga. During this period, Sporting competed in the UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

 six times, losing in the Round of 32 four times, and the Round of 16 twice, most recently in 1991-92.

Following a disastrous 1998 campaign, the club was relegated to Second Division
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

, where they played for a ten seasons stretch. On 15 June 2008, the club secured promotion back to Primera for the 2008-09 season. In the 08-09 season their best victories have came against Valencia (2-3) and Sevilla (1-0). In their first five games of the 08-09 season, they conceded 20 goals. The 08-09 season also saw them break La Liga record of 29 consecutive games without a draw. They played 33 games before their only draw of the season, 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao on 3 May 2009. On 2 April 2011 they beat Real Madrid
Real Madrid
Real Madrid Club de Fútbol , commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. The club have won a record 31 La Liga titles, the Primera División of the Liga de Fútbol Profesional , 18 Copas del Rey, 8 Spanish Super Cups, 1 Copa Eva Duarte and 1 Copa de la...

 1-0 to end Jose Mourinho's
José Mourinho
José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and the current manager of Real Madrid. He is commonly known as "The Special One".Mourinho is regarded by some players, coaches and critics as the best ever coach in football....

 9-year home league unbeaten run.

Club colours and crest



Sporting de Gijón have worn red and white striped jerseys since their inception, being the first spanish actual first division's team to wear red & white, as both Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao
Athletic Club, also known as Athletic Bilbao, is an association football club from Bilbao in Biscay, Spain. The club has played in the Primera División of La Liga since its start in 1928. They have won La Liga on eight occasions...

 and Atlético Madrid wore blue and white until 1909. The colors are those of the official flag of Gijón
Gijón
Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

, which itself is based on the flag of the maritime province of Gijón, established in 1845.

Like most old football clubs, Sporting de Gijón did not initially have any badge displayed on their shirts. Their first official badge was introduced in the 1920s. It consisted of a traditionally shaped shield split into three sections, representing the club and the city.

From 1931 to 1936, during the Spanish Second Republic, the badge consisted of a circular shield and had the royal crown
Crown (heraldry)
A Crown is often an emblem of the monarchy, a monarch's government, or items endorsed by it; see The Crown. A specific type of crown is employed in heraldry under strict rules....

 in the top replaced by a mural crown
Mural crown
-Usage in ancient times:In Hellenistic culture, a mural crown identified the goddess Tyche, the embodiment of the fortune of a city, familiar to Romans as Fortuna...

.

The club's badge is a triangle with red and white vertical stripes with 'S' (for Sporting) and 'G' (for Gijón) intertwined, in gold, across them. A crown in the top symbolizes the royal patronage.

Flag


The official flag of Sporting de Gijón consist of, in a rectangular field with ratio 2:3, nine equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white. The logo of the club is displayed in the centre.

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsors
1985–1986 Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

none
1986–1989 Cajastur
Cajastur
The Caja de Ahorros de Asturias is a savings and loan association of the Principality of Asturias. Caja de Ahorros de Asturias is the trade name of the enterprise while Cajastur is the commercial brand name it commonly uses....

1989–1992 Rasán
1992–1995 Lotto
Lotto Sport Italia
Lotto Sport Italia is an Italian sports apparel manufacturer. Its products are now distributed in more than 60 countries.-History:Lotto was established in 1973 by the Caberlotto family in Montebelluna, northern Italy, the world centre of footwear manufacturing. In June 1973, Lotto made its debut...

1995–1997 Joma
Joma
Joma is a Spanish sports apparel manufacturer, which currently produces footwear and apparel for football, running and tennis. Its headquarters are located in the city of Toledo, Spain....

1997–2002 Astore Gijón
Gijón
Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

 City Council
2002–2011 Gijón
Gijón
Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

 City Council
Government of the Principality of Asturias
2011– Kappa
Kappa (company)
Kappa is an Italian company specialized at the manufacture of sporting clothes and accessories, that started as a sock and underwear manufacturer in 1916 in Turin.-Logo:...


Stadium information

  • Name - El Molinón
    El Molinón
    Estadio El Molinón is an association football stadium in Gijón, Asturias-Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Sporting de Gijón.The stadium's address is Parque de Isabel la Católica, 33390 Gijón.-History:...

  • City - Gijón
    Gijón
    Gijón , officially Gijón / Xixón, is a coastal industrial city and a municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early mediaeval texts mention it as "Gigia". It was an important regional Roman city, although the area has been settled since earliest history...

  • Capacity - 29,800
  • Opened - 1908
  • Pitch size - 105 x 68 m
  • Other facilities: - Escuela de Fútbol Ángel Viejo Feliú, a.k.a. Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo, simply Mareo

Mareo facilities


The Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo is the training ground
Training ground
A training ground is an area where professional association football teams prepare for matches, with activities primarily concentrating on skills and fitness...

 and academy base of Sporting de Gijón. It was opened on March 28, 1978.

Located just 7 km away from the city center and covering 112,000 m2 it is used for training and youth teams matches. At present, facilities include, inter alia, 8 pitches, one service building (including team catering areas), gymnasium and medical center.

Supporters



During most home matches the majority of the seats in the stadium are occupied by season ticket holders, or socios ("associates"), of which there are 21,000. In addition to socios, the club has more than 240 peñas (official, club-affiliated supporters' groups) in Spain and abroad. During the season 2008-09, Sporting de Gijón had the tenth-highest average attendance in the league, 21,491, and the fifth-highest average percentage, 84% of the total stadium capacity.

Sporting de Gijón supporters commonly call themselves Sportinguistas in order to show their dedication to the club. Sportinguistas are widely regarded as one of the most loyal, traveler and cheerful supporter groups in La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

, providing one of the best atmospheres in the competition. When following their team in large groups through the country, they are referred to as La Mareona, Spanish for The Big Tide.

About 300,000 fans showed up when Sporting's latest promotion was celebrated in June 2008.

Rivalries


The team's historic rival is Real Oviedo
Real Oviedo
Real Oviedo is a Spanish football club based in Oviedo, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded on 26 March 1926, it currently plays in Segunda División B - Group 2....

. When both teams play in the same division, they compete in the Asturian
Asturias
The Principality of Asturias is an autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain, coextensive with the former Kingdom of Asturias in the Middle Ages...

 derby
Local derby
In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby means a sporting fixture between two, generally local, rivals, particularly in association football...

. This derby is currently on hold as Oviedo are playing in third level
Segunda División B
Segunda División B is the third level of the Spanish football league system. It is administered by the RFEF. The top two levels are La Liga, also referred to as the Primera División, and the Segunda División. Immediately below Segunda División B is the Tercera Division...

.

National titles

  • La Liga
    La Liga
    The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

    : runners-up 1978-79
  • Copa del Rey
    Copa del Rey
    The Copa del Rey is an annual football cup competition for Spanish football teams. Its full name is Campeonato de España – Copa de Su Majestad el Rey de Fútbol ....

    : runners-up 1981, 1982
  • Segunda División
    Segunda División
    The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

    : 1943-44, 1950-51, 1956-57, 1969-70, 1976-77; runners-up 1929-30

Pichichi Trophy

  • La Liga
    La Liga
    The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

    : Quini
    Quini
    Enrique Castro González , aka Quini, is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a striker.In a career totally connected with Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona, he was widely regarded as one of the country's best strikers, having won a total of seven Pichichi Trophy awards, five of those in La...

     (3) (1973–74, 1975–76, 1979–80)
  • Segunda División
    Segunda División
    The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

    : Ricardo (1956–57), Solabarrieta (1966–67), Quini
    Quini
    Enrique Castro González , aka Quini, is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a striker.In a career totally connected with Sporting de Gijón and FC Barcelona, he was widely regarded as one of the country's best strikers, having won a total of seven Pichichi Trophy awards, five of those in La...

     (2) (1969–70, 1976–77)

Zamora Trophy

  • La Liga
    La Liga
    The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

    : Ablanedo II
    Juan Carlos Ablanedo
    Juan Carlos Ablanedo Iglesias is a retired Spanish footballer who played as a goalkeeper.Due to his above-average reflexes, he was nicknamed El gatu , and represented local Sporting de Gijón for almost 20 years as a professional.-Club career:During his career, Ablanedo played solely for Sporting...

     (3) (1984–85, 1985–86, 1989–90)
  • Segunda División
    Segunda División
    The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

    : Roberto (2005–06)

Recent seasons

Season Pos. PI W D L GS GA P Manager Notes
1999-00 2D 9 42 17 9 16 54 48 60   Pedro Braojos /   Ciriaco Cano
2000-01 2D 7 42 17 13 12 55 49 63   Vicente Cantatore
Vicente Cantatore
Vicente Cantatore is a Chilean-Argentina former football player and manager.He played for Talleres de Córdoba, Tigre, San Lorenzo, Rangers de Talca, Santiago Wanderers and Deportes Concepción....

 /   José María M. Acebal
2001-02 2D 6 42 17 13 12 47 57 64   José María M. Acebal
2002-03 2D 10 42 11 20 11 44 41 53   José María M. Acebal /   Antonio Maceda
Antonio Maceda
Antonio Maceda Francés is a retired Spanish footballer.Though a central defender by trade, he was known for his timely and predatorial goal-scoring in addition to his superb aerial ability....

2003-04 2D 5 42 20 10 12 58 40 70   Marcelino García Toral
2004-05 2D 9 42 15 12 15 41 39 57   Marcelino García Toral
2005-06
2005–06 Segunda División
-Classification 2005–06:-Relegated to Segunda División B:* UE Lleida -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 3* Ferrol -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 1* Eibar -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 4...

2D 9 42 13 17 12 41 34 56   Ciriaco Cano
2006-07 2D 13 42 16 8 18 53 53 56   Manuel Preciado
2007-08 2D 3 42 20 12 10 61 40 72   Manuel Preciado Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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2008-09 1D 14 38 14 1 23 47 79 43   Manuel Preciado
2009-10
2009–10 La Liga
- Personnel and sponsoring :- Before the start of the season :- During the season :-League table:||rowspan=1 style="background-color:#F9F9F9;"|||rowspan=1 style="background-color:#F9F9F9;"|...

1D 15 38 9 13 16 36 51 40   Manuel Preciado
2010-11
2010–11 La Liga
The 2010–11 La Liga season was the 80th since its establishment. The campaign began on 28 August 2010 and ended on 21 May 2011. A total of 20 teams contested the league, 17 of which already contested in the 2009–10 season and three of which were promoted from the Segunda División...

1D 10 38 11 14 13 35 47 47   Manuel Preciado

Season to season

class="wikitable"> Season Division Pos. Significant events
1929 Segunda División
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

4
1929-30 Segunda División 2
1930-31 Segunda División 4
1931-32 Segunda División 3
1932-33 Segunda División 6
1933-34 Segunda División 6
1934-35 Segunda División 3
1935-36 Segunda División 3
Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
The Spanish Civil WarAlso known as The Crusade among Nationalists, the Fourth Carlist War among Carlists, and The Rebellion or Uprising among Republicans. was a major conflict fought in Spain from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939...

1939-40 Segunda División 3
1940-41 Segunda División 3
1941-42 Segunda División 1 Promotion
Promotion and relegation
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 Playoff
1942-43 Segunda División 1 Promotion
Promotion and relegation
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 Playoff
1943-44 Segunda División 1 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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1944-45 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

7
1945-46 La Liga 9
1946-47 La Liga 10
1947-48 La Liga 14 Relegated
Promotion and relegation
In many sports leagues around the world, promotion and relegation is a process that takes place at the end of each season. Through it, teams are transferred between divisions based on their performance that season...

1948-49 Segunda División
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

6
1949-50 Segunda División 3
1950-51 Segunda División 1 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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1951-52 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

13
1952-53 La Liga 7
class="wikitable"> Season Division Pos. Significant events 1953-54 La Liga 16 Relegated
Promotion and relegation
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1954-55 Segunda División
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

4 – 1955-56 Segunda División 7 – 1956-57 Segunda División 1 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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1957-58 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

12 – 1958-59 La Liga 15 Relegated
Promotion and relegation
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1959-60 Segunda División
Segunda División
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5 – 1960-61 Segunda División 13 – 1961-62 Segunda División 13 – 1962-63 Segunda División 5 – 1963-64 Segunda División 2 Promotion
Promotion and relegation
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 Playoff 1964-65 Segunda División 3 – 1965-66 Segunda División 3 – 1966-67 Segunda División 2 Promotion
Promotion and relegation
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 Playoff 1967-68 Segunda División 5 – 1968-69 Segunda División 5 – 1969-70 Segunda División 1 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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1970-71 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

12 – 1971-72 La Liga 11 – 1972-73 La Liga 14 – 1973-74 La Liga 13 – 1974-75 La Liga 14 – 1975-76 La Liga 18 Relegated
Promotion and relegation
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class="wikitable"> Season Division Pos. Significant events
1976-77 Segunda División
Segunda División
The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

1 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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1977-78 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

5
1978-79 La Liga 2 Runners-up
Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1979-80 La Liga 3 Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1980-81 La Liga 7 Spanish Cup Runners-up
Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey is an annual football cup competition for Spanish football teams. Its full name is Campeonato de España – Copa de Su Majestad el Rey de Fútbol ....


Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1981-82 La Liga 14 Spanish Cup Runners-up
Copa del Rey
The Copa del Rey is an annual football cup competition for Spanish football teams. Its full name is Campeonato de España – Copa de Su Majestad el Rey de Fútbol ....

1982-83 La Liga 8
1983-84 La Liga 13
1984-85 La Liga 4
1985-86 La Liga 6 Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

1986-87 La Liga 4
1987-88 La Liga 9 Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
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1988-89 La Liga 13
1989-90 La Liga 13
1990-91 La Liga 5
1991-92 La Liga 8 Played UEFA Cup
UEFA Cup
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1992-93 La Liga 12
class="wikitable"> Season Division Pos. Significant events 1993-94 La Liga 14 – 1994-95 La Liga 18 Relegation
Promotion and relegation
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 Playoff 1995-96 La Liga 18 – 1996-97 La Liga 15 – 1997-98 La Liga 20 Relegated
Promotion and relegation
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1998-99 Segunda División
Segunda División
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9 – 1999-00 Segunda División 9 – 2000-01 Segunda División 7 – 2001-02 Segunda División 6 – 2002-03 Segunda División 10 – 2003-04 Segunda División 5 – 2004-05 Segunda División 11 – 2005-06
2005–06 Segunda División
-Classification 2005–06:-Relegated to Segunda División B:* UE Lleida -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 3* Ferrol -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 1* Eibar -- Relegated to Segunda División B - Group 4...

Segunda División 9 – 2006-07 Segunda División 13 – 2007-08 Segunda División 3 Promoted
Promotion and relegation
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2008-09 La Liga
La Liga
The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

14 – 2009-10
2009–10 La Liga
- Personnel and sponsoring :- Before the start of the season :- During the season :-League table:||rowspan=1 style="background-color:#F9F9F9;"|||rowspan=1 style="background-color:#F9F9F9;"|...

La Liga 15 – 2010-11
2010–11 La Liga
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La Liga 10 – 2011-12
2011–12 La Liga
The 2011–12 La Liga season is the 81st since its establishment. Barcelona are the defending champions, having won their 21st La Liga title in the previous season for the third time in a row. The campaign began on 27 August 2011, and will end on 13 May 2012...

La Liga – –
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  • 40 seasons in Primera División
    La Liga
    The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

    (level 1)
  • 41 seasons in Segunda División
    Segunda División
    The Segunda División is the lower tier of the two professional football leagues in Spain. From the season 2008-09 onwards, the name of the league is Liga Adelante.-History:...

    (level 2)
  • Participations in UEFA Cup
    UEFA Cup
    The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

    : 6

Players


Current squad


As of July 2011

Squad changes


As of July 2011

In
N P Nat. Name Age From Type Transfer Window
Transfer window
The transfer window is the period during the year in which a football club can transfer players from other countries into their playing staff. Such a transfer is completed by registering the player into the new club through FIFA...

Ends
16 MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Sergio Álvarez
Sergio Álvarez Díaz
Sergio Álvarez Díaz is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a midfielder.-Club career:...

19 Reserve team
Reserve team
Large professional sports clubs often have far more players under contract than could possibly play in a match. As a result, many of these clubs create second teams composed of players who need playing time, but have little hope of playing on the first team. The players on this second team are...

Promoted Summer
17 DF
Defender (association football)
Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

  Damián Suárez
Damián Suárez
Damián Nicolas Suárez Suárez is a Uruguayan footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a defender.-Club career:In June 2011, Suárez moved to La Liga side Sporting de Gijón, on a three-year deal.-International career:...

23 Defensor Sporting   Transfer Summer 2014
21 MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Nacho Cases
Nacho Cases
Ignacio 'Nacho' Cases Mora is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a midfielder.-Club career:...

23 Reserve team
Reserve team
Large professional sports clubs often have far more players under contract than could possibly play in a match. As a result, many of these clubs create second teams composed of players who need playing time, but have little hope of playing on the first team. The players on this second team are...

Promoted Mid-season 2014
22 MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Ricardo León
Ricardo León Brito
Ricardo León Brito , simply Ricardo, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a central midfielder.-Football career:...

28 Tenerife
CD Tenerife
Club Deportivo Tenerife, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in Tenerife . Founded in 1922, it currently plays in Segunda División B, holding home matches at Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, with a 24,000-seat capacity.-History:Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in...

  
Free agent Summer 2014
24 FW   Óscar Trejo
Oscar Trejo
Óscar Guido Trejo is an Argentine footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón as a forward.-Club career:...

23 Mallorca
RCD Mallorca
Real Club Deportivo Mallorca is a Spanish football team based on Palma, Majorca, in the Balearic Islands. Founded on 5 March 1916, the team currently plays in the Spanish first division, holding home games at Son Moix....

  
Transfer Summer 2015
25 GK   Raúl Domínguez
Raúl Domínguez Carral
Raúl Domínguez Carral is a Spanish footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón B as a goalkeeper.-Club career:...

24 Reserve team
Reserve team
Large professional sports clubs often have far more players under contract than could possibly play in a match. As a result, many of these clubs create second teams composed of players who need playing time, but have little hope of playing on the first team. The players on this second team are...

Promoted Summer
3 MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  André Castro
André Castro
André Castro Pereira , known as Castro, is a Portuguese footballer who plays for Sporting de Gijón on loan from F.C. Porto, as a central midfielder.-Club career:...

22 Porto   Loan Summer 2012


Out
P Nat. Name Age To Type Transfer Window
Transfer window
The transfer window is the period during the year in which a football club can transfer players from other countries into their playing staff. Such a transfer is completed by registering the player into the new club through FIFA...

DF
Defender (association football)
Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

  Rafel Sastre
Rafel Sastre
Rafel Sastre Reus is a Spanish footballer who plays for SD Huesca as a right defender.-Football career:...

35 Huesca
SD Huesca
Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, S.A.D., is a Spanish football club based in Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon. Founded in 1960, it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at Estadio El Alcoraz, which seats 8,000 spectators....

  
End of contract Summer
DF
Defender (association football)
Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

  José Ángel
José Ángel Valdés
José Ángel Valdés Díaz , known as José Ángel or Cote, is a Spanish footballer who plays for A.S. Roma in Italy, as a left defender.-Club career:...

21 AS Roma
A.S. Roma
Associazione Sportiva Roma, commonly referred to as simply Roma, is a professional Italian football club based in Rome. Founded by a merger in 1927, Roma have participated in the top-tier of Italian football for all of their existence but one season in the early 50s...

  
Transfer Summer
DF
Defender (association football)
Within the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposition from attacking....

  Javi Poves 24 Mutual agreement Summer
MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Cristian Portilla 22 Aris
Aris Thessaloniki F.C.
Aris Football Club , also known as God of war and the Yellows, is a Greek football club based in the city of Thessaloniki, Macedonia. Formed in 1914, the club was a founding member of Macedonian Football Clubs Association as well as the Hellenic Football Federation, they currently compete in...

  
Mutual agreement Winter 2010–11
MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Sergio Matabuena
Sergio Matabuena
Sergio Matabuena Delgado is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Valladolid in the Spanish second division, as a defensive midfielder.-Football career:...

31 Valladolid
Real Valladolid
Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club based in Valladolid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León, from where the nickname Pucela is derived....

  
Mutual agreement Winter 2010–11
MF
Midfielder
A midfielder is an association football position. Some midfielders play a more defensive role, while others blur the boundaries between midfielders and forwards. The number of midfielders a team uses during a match may vary, depending on the team's formation and each individual player's role...

  Diego Castro
Diego Castro
Diego Castro Giménez |Galicia]]) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Getafe CF as a left winger.-Football career:After starting out professionally with local Pontevedra CF , Castro moved to Málaga CF, but spent almost three seasons mainly registered with the Andalusians' B club; in December 2005,...

28 Getafe
Getafe CF
Getafe Club de Fútbol is a Spanish La Liga football club based in Getafe, a city in the Madrid metropolitan area, founded in 1946 and refounded in 1983.In the top level since 2004-05, it holds home games at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez....

  
End of contract Summer

From reserve team



Personnel


Current technical staff


Presidents



Current Board of Directors


{| class="wikitable"
|-
!Office
!Name
|-
|President
|  Manuel Vega-Arango Alvaré
|-
|Vice-president
|  Antonio Veiga Suarez
|-
|Counselor
|  Amador Yenes Argüelles
|-
|Counselor
|  Mariano Fernández Prendes
|-
|Counsel Secretary
|  Carlos Barcia Alonso
|-
|General Manager
|  Alfredo García Amado
|-

See also

  • Sporting de Gijón B
    Sporting de Gijón B
    Real Sporting de Gijón B is a Spanish football club based in Gijón, in the autonomous community of Asturias. Founded in 1967, it is the reserve team of Sporting de Gijón, and currently plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Escuela de Fútbol de Mareo.Unlike the English League,...

     - Sporting de Gijón's farm team
    Farm team
    In sports, a farm team, farm system, feeder team or nursery club, is generally a team or club whose role is to provide experience and training for young players, with an agreement that any successful players can move on to a higher level at a given point...

    .
  • Trofeo Villa de Gijón
    Trofeo Villa de Gijón
    The Trofeo Villa de Gijón, called Trofeo Costa Verde until 1992, is a friendly football tournament played annually since 1962 in Estadio Municipal El Molinón in Gijón, Asturias, Spain.- List of champions :- List of winners :- External links :**...


External links


Official websites
  • RealSporting.com Official club website
  • Real Sporting de Gijón at the Liga de Fútbol Profesional
    La Liga
    The Primera División of the Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional , commonly known as La Liga or, for sponsorship reasons, Liga BBVA since 2008, is the top professional association football division of the Spanish football league system...

     official website
  • Real Sporting de Gijón at the UEFA
    UEFA
    The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

     official website


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