1981–82 Real Sociedad season

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Real Sociedad
1981-1982 season
President Jose Luis Orbegozo
Manager Alberto Ormaetxea
La Liga Winner
Copa del Rey Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer Uralde

The 1981-82 season is Real Sociedad's last league trophy to date. The Basque were capable of defending the title they had won the year before, in a race that went to the last day of the season.

This article shows player statistics and all matches that the club played during the 1981-82 season.

Season summary[edit]

In 1981 league champion Real Sociedad took part in the European cup for the first time in its history. The European adventure would however turn to be a disappointment. A single goal was enough for CSKA Sofia to beat the Guipuscoans and advance to the second round.

In the league Real Sociedad started strongly, topping the league until late November, when FC Barcelona took over. From that moment on the Basque remained close to the top although rarely first. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Real Sociedad were the top three teams during most of the season. An away defeat to Hercules in March widened the gap to 5 points from the top. This was interpreted as the end of Real Sociedad's bid for the title. An unlikely succession of events would reverse this situation. FCB only picked 2 points in the last 6 games thanks to which Real Sociedad had a chance of winning the league on the last matchday. The Madrid-Barcelona Derby was disputed on the 33rd matchday. Madrid's victory contributed to Barcelona's catastrophic run. Both Madrid and Barcelona failed to win their respective matches on the last matchday while Real Sociedad beat Athletic in the basque derby. Thus Real Sociedad won the league for the second time in its history.

The Copa del Rey final was within Real Sociedad's reach too. The semifinals against Real Madrid were resolved with a penalty shootout which the Madrilians won. Prior to this the Guipuscoans had knocked out Valladolid, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao B.

Start formations[edit]

Starting XI

Lineup that started most of the club's competitive matches throughout the season.

MS Notes
GK Spain Arconada 34
RB Spain Zelayeta 25
CB Spain Gorriz 34
CB Spain Kortabarria 34
LB Spain Olaizola 22
MF Spain Alonso 31
MF Spain Alvarez 29
AM Spain Zamora 31
AM Spain Uralde 27
LW Spain López Ufarte 32
FW Spain Satrustegi 33


Squad information[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain GK Luis Arconada
Spain DF Genaro Zelaieta
Spain DF Inaxio Kortabarria
Spain MF Jose Maria Bakero
Spain MF Diego Alvarez
Spain DF Alberto Górriz
Spain FW Uralde
Morocco FW Roberto López Ufarte
Spain MF Periko Alonso
Spain MF Jesús María Zamora
Spain GK Pedro Otxotorena
No. Position Player
Spain DF Larrañaga
Spain FW Satrústegui
Spain DF Eliseo Murillo
Spain DF Julio Olaizola
Spain DF Tomas Orbegozo
Brazil GK Biurrun
Spain DF Gajate
Spain MF Javier Zubillaga
Spain MF Salva Iriarte
Spain FW Francisco Javier Eizmendi

Player statistics[edit]




Player From Fee
Brazil Biurrun Spain Real Sociedad B Promoted academy player.
Spain Tomas Orbegozo Spain Real Sociedad B Promoted academy player.
Spain Javier Zubillaga Spain Real Sociedad B Promoted academy player.
Spain Francisco Javier Eizmendi Spain Real Sociedad B Promoted academy player.
Spain Salva Iriarte Spain Real Sociedad B Promoted academy player.


Player New Team Fee
Spain Juan María Amiano None Retired
Spain Santiago Idígoras Mexico Puebla F.C. ?
Spain Gaztelu None Retired
Spain Manuel Cervantes Real Murcia ?
Spain Luis Miguel Heras Burgos ? ?


Coaching staff[edit]

1981–82 European Cup[edit]

First round[edit]


Final position[edit]

P Club Pld W D L GF GA Pts GD Comments
1 Real Sociedad 34 20 7 7 58 33 47 +25 Champion of La Liga
2 FC Barcelona 34 19 7 8 75 40 45 +35 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
3 Real Madrid 34 18 8 8 57 34 44 +23 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points; GD = Goal difference

King's cup[edit]

2nd Round[edit]

3rd Round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]



External links[edit]