The first foreigner in the history of the Royal Society
Who was the first foreign player to play for Real Sociedad?. Donostiarras sure many fans have ever wondered the name of the first player who came from outside to dress your zamarra. It was in the early 60 and how could it be otherwise in that decade in Spain, the first foreigner who played at the Royal Society was Swedish. Your name, Agne Simonsson. We tell you more about it.
Ran the season 1961/62 when he arrived at the Royal Society from Real Madrid, a Swedish player with very good poster in Europe especially after being one of the best players in Sweden in the World disputed precisely in his country 1958. The same who won the Pele, Garrincha and company. In addition if missing little, a great game in a temple of football as Wembley, He had generated him the nickname of “King of Wembley”.
He played a year in San Sebastian and scored 8 donostiarra goals but finally descended to Second Team and player discipline Txuri Urdin abandoned. It took almost 30 years for Real, again sign a foreign player. It was in 1989.
John Aldridge fue 27 years later, the first foreigner of the Royal Society after nearly three decades with players born at least in national territory. the Irish, frame 40 goals in his two years as blanquiazul and was the delight of fans visiting Atocha in those afternoons that other football, the old, the matches of muddy grass and the smell of cigar in the stands with overall standing. But that, It's another story.