Sevilla Football Club is a Spanish football team organized as a Sporting Limited Association, according to the Spanish law known as "LSAD". It has its headquarters in Seville, the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is currently one of the teams that play in the First Division. Its articles of association were approved on October 14, 1905, being its first president the Jerez-born José Luis Gallegos Arnosa.
The Stadium "Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán", property of the club, is the scenario that uses the team to play their local official games. It is located in the neighborhood of Nervión and owes its name to who was its President for 17 years. It has a capacity for 45,500 spectators.
The team has in its Honours numerous trophies and qualifications that make it the Andalusian team with most regional, national and international titles. It has been champion of the Spanish League one season, won five Spain Cups (one Republic Cup, two Generalisimo Cups and two King's Cups), two UEFA Cups, a Spain Super Cup and a UEFA Super Cup. The most prestigious honours were obtained in the first decade of the 21st century. It has been campaigning 67 seasons in the First Division and 13 in Second. The Club is located in the seventh position of the historical classification of the Spanish Football League. They were designated by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the best club in the World in 2006 and 2007, having been up to the current date (2012) the only team that has achieved this distinction two years consecutively. A historic long-standing rivalry is maintained with the other team of the city, Real Betis, against whom the club contests in the well-known and intensified Seville derby.
The entity has contributed several players to the Spain national football team throughout their history, from Spencer in 1922 to Jesús Navas, who was part of the team that in 2010 was proclaimed Champion of the World. Sevilla FC has also provided players to other national teams. It also has various teams at lower levels, such as Sevilla Atlético, founded in 1958, that currently plays in the Second Division B, having reached Second Division previously. In 2005 the Centennial of its foundation was celebrated with great amount of social and sporting events, having been, for this occasion, its hymn one of the most popular, the flag that was designed for the anniversary or the special main entrance (gate of access) to the "Feria de Abril" of the above mentioned year, as well as being awarded with the Medal of Andalusia.
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