Royal Racing Club of Santander’s century commemorative football kit, in memory of their first match played in 1913.
Founded in 1913, Real Racing Club is one of the historic Spanish football teams. Only 10 teams proudly boast being considered as such—those that participated in the 1928-29 first division season of the Spanish league.
From then on, the Cantabrian team has played 44 seasons in the Spanish first division, 32 seasons in the second division, 1 in the second division B and 4 in the third division. Its best result came in the 1930-31 season, when the team finished runner-up with the same points as champion Athletic.
This title allowed the Cantabrians to take part in a first European Cup: a championship organised in Paris to mark the Colonial Exhibition.
So this was the first time that a national team represented Spain in a European sports event.
This year, 2013, the club celebrates its centenary. Throughout its history, the club has been a pioneer in various initiatives: it was the first team in Spain to reach a play-off round, to play a mini-league, to represent Spain, to be broadcast on TV, to have sponsorship on their shirts, to have a yellow card
withdrawn from one of its players, and many more.
The club has gone through promotions and relegations, moments of joy and despair, and problems of all kinds, but its main asset—that is, its supporters— has always been there to fervently support their team.