Real Sociedad B

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Real Sociedad B
Real Sociedad logo.svg
Full nameReal Sociedad de Fútbol B
GroundCampo José Luis Orbegozo, Usurbil,
Basque Country, Spain
PresidentJokin Aperribay
Head coachXabi Alonso
League2ªB – Group 2
2018–192ªB – Group 2, 12th
Current season

Real Sociedad de Fútbol B (also known as Sanse) is a Spanish football team based in San Sebastián, in the autonomous community of Basque Country. Founded in 1951, it is the reserve team of Real Sociedad and plays in Segunda División B, holding home games at Campo José Luis Orbegozo of the Zubieta Facilities.

Unlike in England, reserve teams in Spain play in the same football pyramid as their senior team rather than a separate league. However, reserve teams cannot play in the same division as their senior team. Therefore, the team is ineligible for promotion to La Liga, the division in which the main side plays. Reserve teams are also no longer permitted to enter the Copa del Rey.


Founded as San Sebastián Club de Fútbol, Real Sociedad's B team first reached the second division nine years later. In the 1961–62 campaign, it achieved its best ever classification in the category after finishing fifth; however, as the main squad was relegated in La Liga, it was ineligible for promotion, being relegated instead.

In 1980 Real Sociedad B was promoted to the newly created Segunda División B, remaining in that category 17 consecutive seasons. Afterwards it fluctuated between divisions three and four, reaching the promotion playoffs of the former division in 1991 and 2006 but subsequently falling short.

In 1992, a change in rules forced the team to change its name, and it was renamed Real Sociedad de Fútbol B. Liga de Fútbol Profesional's rules prohibit B clubs from having different names from their parent club, the exceptions being Real Madrid Castilla and Sevilla Atlético.

A change in the club structure from 2016 means that most Sanse players will be promoted from a new subsidiary, Real Sociedad C (previously known as Berio), who will play in Tercera División with under-20 graduates of the club's youth system. The Real Sociedad C team must play at least one division below Sanse.

Club names[edit]

  • San Sebastián Club de Fútbol – (1951–92)
  • Real Sociedad de Fútbol B – (1992–)

Season to season[edit]

  • As an independent club
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1957/58 3 5th
1958/59 3 3rd
1959/60 3 1st
1960/61 2 9th
1961/62 2 5th
1962/63 3 9th
1963/64 3 5th
1964/65 3 13th
1965/66 3 8th
1966/67 3 11th
1967/68 3 5th
1968/69 3 4th
1969/70 3 3rd
1970/71 3 8th
1971/72 3 6th
1972/73 3 8th
1973/74 3 10th
1974/75 3 6th
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1975/76 3 7th
1976/77 3 12th
1977/78 4 3rd
1978/79 4 3rd
1979/80 4 1st
1980/81 3 2ªB 8th
1981/82 3 2ªB 11th
1982/83 3 2ªB 6th
1983/84 3 2ªB 9th
1984/85 3 2ªB 17th
1985/86 3 2ªB 8th
1986/87 3 2ªB 15th
1987/88 3 2ªB 6th
1988/89 3 2ªB 3rd
1989/90 3 2ªB 5th
1990/91 3 2ªB 4th
1991/92 3 2ªB 8th
  • As the reserve team of Real Sociedad
Season Tier Division Place
1992/93 3 2ªB 9th
1993/94 3 2ªB 7th
1994/95 3 2ªB 10th
1995/96 3 2ªB 13th
1996/97 3 2ªB 17th
1997/98 4 3rd
1998/99 4 1st
1999/00 4 1st
2000/01 4 2nd
2001/02 3 2ªB 17th
2002/03 4 2nd
2003/04 3 2ªB 10th
2004/05 3 2ªB 5th
2005/06 3 2ªB 2nd
2006/07 3 2ªB 7th
2007/08 3 2ªB 12th
2008/09 3 2ªB 18th
2009/10 4 1st
2010/11 3 2ªB 11th
2011/12 3 2ªB 12th
Season Tier Division Place
2012/13 3 2ªB 11th
2013/14 3 2ªB 12th
2014/15 3 2ªB 14th
2015/16 3 2ªB 7th
2016/17 3 2ªB 10th
2017/18 3 2ªB 3rd
2018/19 3 2ªB

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 September 2018[1]

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 Andoni Zubiaurre
Spain DF Adrián Lapeña
France DF Robin Le Normand
Spain DF Aihen Muñoz
Spain DF Xiker Ozerinjauregi
Spain DF Álex Petxarromán
Spain DF Álex Sola
Spain MF Ander Gorostidi
Spain MF Ander Guevara
Spain MF Ander Sáenz
France MF Näis Djouahra
No. Position Player
Spain MF Ekaitz Jiménez
Spain MF Jorge Martínez-Losa
Spain MF Martín Zubimendi
Spain FW Roberto López
Spain FW Iker Olaizola
Spain FW Oier Calvillo
Spain FW Marcos Celorrio
Spain FW Ander El Haddadi
Uruguay FW Agustín Dávila
Spain FW David Concha
Senegal FW Zourdine Thior


Winners:[a] 1959–60[b]
Winners:[c] 1979–80,[d] 1998–99,[e] 1999–2000,[f] 2009–10[g]


  1. ^ Third tier
  2. ^ Promoted in play-offs
  3. ^ Fourth tier
  4. ^ Promoted directly
  5. ^ Not promoted in play-offs
  6. ^ Not promoted in play-offs
  7. ^ Promoted in play-offs


Real Sociedad B hold home games at Instalaciones de Zubieta, which holds 2,500 spectators.

Players of both the first and the second teams train in these facilities, with Sanse's players being nicknamed "Potrillos" ("Colts") as the grounds are located near the city's horse racetrack.

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sanse squad 17/18". Official Website. Real Sociedad. Retrieved 31 October 2017.

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