Real Unión


Real Unión

Football club infobox
clubname = Real Unión


fullname = Real Unión Club de Irún
nickname = --
founded = 1915
ground = Stadium Gal, Irún,
Basque Country,
Spain
capacity = 5,000
chairman = flagicon|Spain Ricardo García Arias
manager = flagicon|Spain Javier Zubillaga
league = 2ªB - Group 1
season = 2007-08
position = 2ªB - Group 2 5th
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Real Unión Club de Irún were among the early pioneering Spanish football teams and, along with fellow Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad and Arenas Club de Getxo, were founding members of "La Liga", in 1928.

They will play the 2008-09 season in the Segunda División B - Group 1. The club is based in the city of Irún in the Basque Country, near the border with France. They play in the 5,000 seater "Stadium Gal".

History

The club was formed in 1915 following the merger of "Irún Sporting Club" and "Racing Club de Irún". The former was founded in 1902 as "Irún Foot-Ball Club", changing its name in 1907. The latter, formed in 1908, had already won the Spanish Cup in 1913 beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in a replayed final.

The club was briefly known as "Union Club Irún" before Alfonso XIII gave the club royal approval. During the Second Spanish Republic the club reverted to this name. Real Unión subsequently won the domestic cup three further times, beating Real Madrid in 1918 and again in 1924. In 1927 they defeated Arenas Club de Getxo in the only all-Basque final to date. They were also runners-up in 1922, losing 5-1 to FC Barcelona in the final. The club were relegated from the top flight in 1932.

In 1920, when Spain made their international debut at the Olympic Games, the club provided the squad with three players - Egiazabel, Vázquez and Arabolaza. Another Real Unión player, René Petit, took part in the same Olympic Games with France. More recently, Spanish internationals Javier Irureta and Roberto López Ufarte began their career with the club.

Trophies

*Spanish Cup: 1913, 1918, 1924 and 1927

* Northern Championship: 1917-18

*Guipuzcoan Championship: 1919-20, 1920-21, 1921-22, 1923-24, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1930-31 and 1946-47

*Second Division B: 2002-03

Seasons

*2004/2005: "Segunda División B" "2nd"
*2005/2006: "Segunda División B" "5th"
*2006/2007: "Segunda División B" "4th"
*2007/2008: "Segunda División B" "5th"
*2008/2009: "Segunda División B"------------------
*4 seasons in "La Liga"
*9 seasons in "Segunda División"
*16 seasons in "Segunda División B"
*40 seasons in "Tercera División"

tatistics 2007/08

*Top Scorers:
**Sergio Francisco - 12 goals
**Iñaki Goikoetxea - 11 goals
**Romo - 6 goals
*Top Goalkeepers:
**Otermin - 32 goals in 37 matches
**Elissalde - 2 goals in 2 matches

Famous players

*flagicon|Argentina Juan Errazquin
*flagicon|France Manuel Anatol
*flagicon|France René Petit
*flagicon|Spain Jose Ignacio Berruet
*flagicon|Spain Iñaki Descarga
*flagicon|Spain Roberto López Ufarte
*flagicon|Spain Javier Irureta
*flagicon|Spain David Karanka
*flagicon|Spain Bojan Krkic
*flagicon|Spain Andres Iniesta
*flagicon|Spain David Villa

Former coaches

*flagicon|England Steve Bloomer (1923-25)

External links

* [http://www.realunionclub.com Official website]


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