Throughout its history, Sevilla has won trophies at regional, national and European levels, and is the most successful club in Andalusia. Sevilla was given permanent possession of the Copa del Rey after its 2010 victory, to celebrate Spain winning the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
By the second half of the 19th century Seville began an expansion supported by railway construction and the demolition of part of its ancient walls, allowing the urban space of the city to grow eastward and southward. The Sevillana de Electricidad Company was created in 1894 to provide electric power throughout the municipality, and in 1901 the Plaza de Armas railway station was inaugurated. The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla) opened in 1904.
The club have lost just once under new manager Jorge Sampaoli,...
Sevilla FC, on 10 December 2009, held its General Meeting of Shareholders in which a budget of revenue and expenditure for the 2009–10 season was announced, at €95.5 million. President José María del Nido reported that the current debt of the club is €34 million and that the 2008–09 season closed with a positive balance for almost €16 million due to income generated through player transfers. The club's own funds amounted to €44.5 million.
Since Sevilla became Sporting Limited Association, the concept of membership disappeared. Only the shareholders can take part in the decisions of the club according to the percentage of the capital that they hold. The minority shareholders of the club are organised in a federation that represents them in the General Meeting of Shareholders that the club celebrates every year.
After the death of the President, Ramón de Carranza assumed the position for four years. It is said that he spoke these words at Sánchez Pizjuán's tomb:
There are more than 400 individuals who currently play for the Sevilla FC organization, which includes two semi-professional teams (in Second Division A – second national category) and 12 youth teams.
The Sevilla-Betis regatta is an annual rowing competition in Seville's Guadalquivir river, held since 1960. Different categories of boats represent Sevilla and its cross-city rival Real Betis. Sevilla have won on 30 of the 47 regattas.
Following Roman rule, there were successive conquests of the Roman province of Hispania Baetica by the Vandals, the Suebi and the Visigoths during the 5th and 6th centuries.
Sevilla's women's team play in the top-flight of Spanish women's football, the Super Liga, and currently play their home games at the club's training ground, Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios. Sevilla acquired the women's club from CD Hispalis in 2004, and the club had its greatest success in the 2005–06 season, when it came runner-up in the Super Liga and the national cup.
Nasri joined Sevilla on a season-long loan from Manchester City on transfer deadline day and has started in five games in all competitions, scoring one goal and setting up another.
Top scorers in the history of the Club up to 2010–11
In their first fifty years Sevilla played their home matches in various locations around Seville: la Trinidad Field, the Mercantile Field, 'La Victoria' Stadium and the Estadio de Nervión.
One supporter was given a suspended two-year jail term with the three others handed suspended sentences of four months by a Seville court following the incidents that occurred outside Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium prior to Lyon's...
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Sevilla is governed by a presidential management system, but with a board of directors that discusses and approves those important decisions that must be carried out. The president is supported by a general director and a sport director.
Sevilla compete in the Seville derby against their cross-city rivals Real Betis. The two played each other for the first time on 8 October 1915 in a match won 4–3 by Sevilla. The game is considered as one of the most important derbies in Spanish football.
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Seville has a subtropical Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa). Like most Mediterranean climates, Seville has a drier summer and wet winter. The annual average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F) during the day and 13 °C (55 °F) at night. Summer is the dominant season and lasts from May to October, the latter in spite of the dwindling daylight and inland position.
While the quartet of supporters arrested spent the night in cells, the injured duo were treated for a collarbone problem and suspected concussion following the disturbances outside Sevilla's Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Victor Laguardia equalised from a corner 10 minutes later before Ben Yedder -- with a backheel of his own -- scored his third goal in two games to help Sevilla remain unbeaten at home...
At the end of the 1994–95 season, despite the pleas of the club's directors, Sevilla, along with Celta de Vigo, were one of two clubs relegated from the top flight on reasons of administration, provoking action from fans. The action resulted in both Sevilla and Celta being reinstated to La Liga.
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Foreign players have always played an integral part in the success of Sevilla FC with Diego Maradona representing the most well-known among them during his spell with the club during the 1992–93 season. During the same season Sevilla FC was managed by Carlos Salvador Bilardo, a world champion manager.
M = Matches; W = Won; D = Drawn; L = Lost; GS = Goals scored; GA = Goals sgainst; GD = Goal difference
Since the club was first promoted to La Liga in the 1934–35 season, Sevilla has played all but seven seasons in the first division. Sevilla won La Liga in the 1945–46 season and was runner-up four times (1939–40, 1942–43, 1950–51 and 1956–57). While the club has only suffered four short-lived descents to the Segunda División, it has won the second division title on two separate occasions (1968-1969 and 2000-2001).
People who are traditionally referred to as members are currently fans who purchase a yearly season ticket which allows them to attend all home matches that season. Sometimes these members enjoy some specific advantages over the rest of the fans.
Sevilla wore sponsored shirts for the first time in the 1986–87 season, to promote the Seville Expo '92. Previously, before the 1980–81 season, the club signed its first kit manufacturing deal with the German firm adidas. The kit is being produced by New Balance for the 2016–17 season.
Sevilla spent €56.2 million over the summer to bring in 12 new players, and Castro told the club's official website: "We are thrilled, and the truth is that we want to continue to improve."
"An incomprehensible aggression by the Spanish mounted police on our supporters," OL president Jean-Michel Aulas said...
The sporting facilities known as La Ciudad Deportiva (The Sporting City) are used by the first team for training and by the reserve teams and women for matches. These facilities were inaugurated in 1974 and are located in the outskirts of the city on the road to Utrera. It has four natural grass pitches and three artificial pitches, as well as an artificial pitch for the Antonio Puerta Football School, changing rooms, gymnasium, press room, cafeteria, medical centre and a recovering room.
The practice of football was introduced in Seville at the end of the 19th century by the large British expatriate population in the city, composed by owners or managers of manufacturing companies based in the capital of Andalusia. Sevilla Fútbol Club was founded on 25 January 1890 as Sevilla Foot-ball Club (in English).
Sevilla has always counted on having international players within its ranks to aid in the pursuit of trophies. The first of these players were Spencer and Herminio in the 1920s. Juan Arza, an international player form the 1940s, was proclaimed top scorer of the Spanish League in the 1954–55 season, with 29 goals. About 30 Sevilla players have been chosen to play on the selección española (Spanish National Team) over the years.
According to research from the Centre of Sociological Investigations (CIS) in May 2007, Sevilla is the eighth-most supported club in Spain with 2.3% of the nation's football fans (compared to 32.8% for the most popular, Real Madrid). Their city rivals Real Betis possess 3.3% of the nation's support.
Sevilla's fan clubs are mainly concentrated in the city of Seville, its province and the rest of Andalusia. The presence of fan clubs in other autonomous communities is greatest in Catalonia and Extremadura. Most of them are integrated into the "San Fernando Fan Clubs Federation" (Federation de Peñas Sevillistas "San Fernando"), which, according to its statutes, is totally independent from the directive board of the club, having its own board and not being intervened.
The definition of Sevilla's flag is in the articles of association of 1982, which is a modification of the old ones which were formed and deposited in the Record of Associations and Sports Federations of the Higher Council of Sports. Its title 1, article 6 states that this is a distinctive emblem of the club:
The four Lyon fans arrested during disturbances ahead of their team's Champions League loss to Sevilla on Tuesday have all been handed suspended prison sentences as the Ligue 1 club decried the use of what they called "unjustified" violence by Spanish police.
Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has heaped praise on French midfielder Samir Nasri following his strong start to his maiden campaign in La Liga.
The club’s home ground is the 45,000-seat Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, located in the neighbourhood of Nervión and named after a club president who served for 17 years.
In 1907, Sevilla Balompíe was founded, followed by Betis Football club in 1909, Recreativo de Sevilla and Español de Sevilla. More clubs were formed as the years passed and more competitive matches were organized between the teams, although Sevilla FC, the oldest club of the city, imposed its supremacy over the other clubs in this early period.