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Real society: 9's cradle

Real society: 9's cradle

Real Sociedad has almost always well covered position 9. In the decade of the 80, Goal responsibility fell on two men of the house, Jose Maria Satrustegui and Roberto López Ufarte. Both were the best strikers in the Real of history and where the San Sebastian club won two league titles. Currently the post of 9 It is very well covered. Sailing, Seferovic or the same Aguirretxe make Real a formidable team in their line of attack.

Satrústegui was a 9 pure and is the top scorer in the history of Real with 162 goals. He retired in 1986 at the age of 32 years. He had a traumatic withdrawal since he was injured in the prime of his career 28 years and spent almost 2 Years blank. Although he returned to play with Real, not again the same. He lost the title in favor of a very young José Mari Bakero. Satrus, as he was known in Donosti, He was a born fighter, good header of the ball and a player crash, López Ufarte with were one of the most lethal couples in the late 70 early 80. Lopez Ufarte was the ideal complement to Satrus, It is the third highest scorer in Real, with 129 targets. López Ufarte added to his resume the Copa del Rey 1987, where he scored a goal in the final against Atletico Madrid, computer that would end up playing next year, before retiring at Real Betis Balompié 1989. Both were international with Spain.

López Ufarte with an image of Maradona in the early 80's.
López Ufarte with an image of Maradona in the early 80's.

After removal of Satrus in 1986 and the march of Lopez Ufarte to colchonero club, donostiarra equipment gave the baton to Bakero, Beriguistain and Loren. Subsequent Bakero and Txiki march to Barcelona and the eternal rival Loren, Athletic Bilbao, propitiated the arrival of foreign players for the first time since 1962. It broke a tradition of 25 years. John Aldridge arrived from Liverpool. Amid the social debate and controversy of his move, Irish striker quickly closed the discussion by dialing 16 goals and being the star of the team. De la mano de Boron, which she made him forget to J.B. Toshack, the classification was achieved for UEFA Cup.

The following season he joined Aldo, British Dalian Atkinson. Dalian ended up at Real Sociedad with just 22 year season 1990-91 from Sheffield, It is one of the most promising of English football, getting to play in the England Under-21. Before, in Ipswich Town, when he still had no 20 years, He had already begun to highlight its high speed and brash. Real he paid for this player 340 million pesetas, and he came with another English, Kevin Richardson also both be leaving together at Aston Villa after a season in La Liga. Dalian scored 12 goals that season, including a doublet at Mestalla and a goal in the Camp Nou.

JB again in San Sebastián, Real signed Bosnian striker Meho Kodro. The "Kodrazos" will be remembered by all fans blanquiazules. Since 1991 until 1995 It was the striker of Real, in his last two seasons he scored 23 Y 25 goals that led him to Barca Cruyff by 700 million pesetas, League record figure at that time. He was coach of Bosnia and from 2010 until June 2013 He has been coach of the Royal Society "B", where he currently plays his son, Kenan Kodro.

Meho Kodro is an idol in San Sebastián.
Meho Kodro is an idol in San Sebastián.

After several failed attempts as Pürk Austrian or Mexican Luis García, Romania came Gica Craioveanu of. Romanian player made his mark in the league, not only for its good game, also by his affable character off the pitch. In fact it was a sportscaster in the sixth to retire from football. A Gica was joined in the season 97-98 Darko Kovacevic, Serbia forward cost 550 million pesetas and marked 16 Y 17 goals in two seasons before leaving for Juventus after payment of 20 millions of euros. After he failed to Italy, where it did not work either Juve or Lazio returned to Real in the winter market 2002 by 1100 million pesetas, ultimately the most expensive signing in club history. With it came the Turkish Nihat hand JB Toshack, in which the third stage was Welsh coach front club donostiarra. This duo won the League runner-up 2003, They were the best pair of strikers League. With 23 Turkish goals by 20 Serbian.

Kovacevic and Nihat formed a formidable front.
Kovacevic and Nihat formed a formidable front.

With the departure of the couple Nihat-Kova, Royal became one of the worst periods in its history. Danish players like Skoubo, or the Turks Necati Arif Erden or who did not become decisive and passing through the txuri-urdin club was short-lived. Then they came in the Second Uruguayan Carlos Bueno and the known Sebastian Abreu, Second important players but that was not counted for First. And in the return to First hiring of players like Vela or Seferovic has relocated to the Real in the Champions League and have recovered since the value of "9" during the last 20 years had been key. For Imanol Aguirretxe it is also a source of pride, from Loren had not been consolidated in a Basque striker Real, with 14 targets proved his mettle last season. Real is a club which has always highlighted the number "9" since its inception, It is recalled that the first trophy was top scorer in the history for realistic Paco Bienzobas, in the first season in league history 1929.

PACO BIENZOBAS, one of the top scorers in league history.
PACO BIENZOBAS, one of the top scorers in league history.

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