- Racing de Santander
Football club infobox
clubname = Racing de Santander
fullname = Real Racing Club de Santander
nickname = Racinguistas, Verdiblancos, Montañeses
founded = 1913
Estadio El Sardinero, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
capacity = 22,271
chairman = flagicon|Spain
manager = flagicon|Spain
Juan Ramón López Muñiz
season = 2007-08
position = La Liga, 6th
Real Racing Club de Santander, sometimes abbreviated to Racing or Racing Santander, is a Spanish "
La Liga" football club based in Santander which was founded in 1913. During the period of Francoist Spain, it was renamed as Real Santander in 1941. The name was restored in 1977. The best result of the club was 2nd in 1930-31 season. Racing Santander finished 6th in 2007-2008 and qualified for the UEFA Cupfor the first time in their history.
panish league history
*40 "seasons" in "
*32 "seasons" in "
*1 "seasons" in "
Segunda División B"
*4 "seasons" in "
1936 Algiers invitational tournament
In 1936 Racing de Santander competed in a four team invitational tournament in
Algiers. With Algeriathen under French colonial rule the official programme [Back cover, 'Through the lens glimpses of Old Queen of the South', published by Dumfries and Galloway Libraries, Information and Archives with Queen of the South Museum, 1998] listed the venue as "Stade-Velodrome Municipal d'Alger" and the participants as:-
Le Queen of the South - La Belle Equipe Ecossaise de Première Division
Racing-Club de Santander - Favori des Championnats d'Espagne
Floriana F. C. de Malte - Champion Officiel et Vainqueur de la Coupe
R.U.A. - Champion de l'Afrique du Nord 1935
The match days were Thursday
May 21and Sunday May 24.
Home side Racing Universitaire d'Alger (R.U.A. for whom
Nobel Prizewinning author/philosopher Albert Camushad played in goals for their junior team) had already won both the North African Champions Cupand the North African Cupin the 30s (R.U.A. would win each twice by the decade's end). Goals by Willie Thomson and Joe Tulipsaw Queens book a place in the invitational tournament final with a 2 - 1 victory against them.
In the final Queens faced a Racing de Santander side who had just finished 4th in Spain's
La Liganotching home and away double victories against both Real Madridand F.C. Barcelona. Racing had seen off Floriana in their semi final. Norrie Haywood's goal and a 1 - 0 scoreline saw victory for La Belle Equipe Ecossaise. The trophy can still be seen in Queens' club museum today. [ [http://www.qosfc.com/qanda] ]
September 03 2008"
Tchité has officially been allowed to play for Belgium by FIFA.
"see also cl|Racing de Santander footballers"
*flagicon|Ireland Patrick O'Connell
* Marcos Alonso
* Andoni Goikoetxea
* Miguel Ángel Portugal
Marcelino García Toral
Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz
"see also cl|Racing de Santander managers"
* [http://www.elracinguista.com Racing de Santander Unofficial website]
* [http://www.realracingclub.es Official website] es icon
* [http://www.webdelracing.com Unofficial website] es icon
* [http://www.racing1913.com Another unofficial website] es icon
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Santander,Spain&ll=43.475898,-3.792762&spn=0.005421,0.008032&t=k&hl=en|Googlemaps View of the stadium at Google]
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