Racing de Santander

Racing de Santander

Football club infobox
clubname = Racing de Santander

fullname = Real Racing Club de Santander
nickname = Racinguistas, Verdiblancos, Montañeses
founded = 1913
ground = Estadio El Sardinero, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
capacity = 22,271
chairman = flagicon|Spain Francisco Pernía
manager = flagicon|Spain Juan Ramón López Muñiz
league = La Liga
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 Cup for the first time in their history.

panish league history

*40 "seasons" in "La Liga"
*32 "seasons" in "Segunda División"
*1 "seasons" in "Segunda División B"
*4 "seasons" in "Tercera División"

1936 Algiers invitational tournament

In 1936 Racing de Santander competed in a four team invitational tournament in Algiers. With Algeria then 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 21 and Sunday May 24.

Home side Racing Universitaire d'Alger (R.U.A. for whom Nobel Prize winning author/philosopher Albert Camus had played in goals for their junior team) had already won both the North African Champions Cup and the North African Cup in the 30s (R.U.A. would win each twice by the decade's end). Goals by Willie Thomson and Joe Tulip saw 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 Liga notching home and away double victories against both Real Madrid and 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. [ [] ]

Recent history


Current squad

"As of September 03 2008"

Tchité has officially been allowed to play for Belgium by FIFA.

Famous players

"see also cl|Racing de Santander footballers"


* Fred Pentland
*flagicon|Ireland Patrick O'Connell
*flagicon|Spain Nando Yosu
* Javier Irureta
* Marcos Alonso
* Gustavo Benítez
* Andoni Goikoetxea
* Miguel Ángel Portugal
* Marcelino García Toral
* Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz

"see also cl|Racing de Santander managers"


External links

* [ Racing de Santander Unofficial website]
* [ Official website] es icon
* [ Unofficial website] es icon
* [ Another unofficial website] es icon
* [,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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