Sevilla Fútbol Club, or simply Sevilla, is Spain’s oldest sporting club solely devoted to football. Sevilla FC is based in Seville, capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Sevilla FC is one of the teams that play in Spain’s top flight, La Liga. The club was formed on 25 January 1890, Scot Mr. Edward Farquharson Johnston being their first president. A few years later, on 14 October 1905, the club’s articles of association were registered in the Civil Government of Seville under the presidency of the Jerez-born José Luis Gallegos Arnosa.
Sevilla FC is also the most successful club in Andalusia, winning a national league title in 1945–46, five Spanish Cups (1935, 1939, 1948, 2007 and 2010), one Spanish Super Cup (2007), a record five UEFA Cups/UEFA Europa Leagues (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and the 2006 UEFA Super Cup. They were also designated by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the World’s best club in 2006 and 2007, thus being the first club to achieve this distinction in two consecutive years. Sevilla FC’s main rivalry is with their cross-city rivals Real Betis de Sevilla. Matches between the two are referred to as Seville derby.
Its reserve side Sevilla Atlético, founded in 1958, currently play in La Liga 123, the second division. The club are affiliated to a side in Puerto Rico of the same name. Other clubs related to Sevilla FC include their women’s team, futsal team and former Superleague Formula team.
The Club’s home ground is the 42,714-seat Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It is located in the neighborhood of Nervión and owes its name to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, who was Sevilla FC’s President for 17 years.
Sevilla FC has contributed many players to the Spain national team throughout their history, Spencer being the first one in 1923.