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Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D. Hailing from San Sebastián, capital city of Gipuzkoa, Real Sociedad are very much the second club of the Basque Autonomous Community. They have two La Liga titles (1980-81, 1981-82) to Athletic's 8 and two Copa del Rey (1909, 1987) to Athletic's 23. Like Athletic, their greatest successes came in the 20th century adhering to a Basque-only signing policy, which they abandoned in 1989 when signing John Aldridge from Liverpool. If the change was meant to bring success, it backfired - a runners-up position in La Liga in 2002-03 is the only success they've had since. So, in this save I'm reinstating the Basque-only policy in the hope of bringing success back to Anoeta! I'm also going to somewhat define us against Athletic, at least initially - where they're know for being physical teams with great strength at CB with the likes of Laporte, and target men up front (Fernando Llorente, Aduriz) we're going to be a possession-based team to take advantage of our technical players - the likes of Asier Illarramendi, Rubén Pardo, and Xabi Prieto (in what will most likely be his final season with the club. To that end I've requested these philosophies: FM18 was chosen as in the club lost four good Basque players in the time between the release of FM18 and FM19: Iñigo Martínez (to Athletic), Álvaro Odriozola (to Real Madrid), Xabi Prieto (retired) and Imanol Agirretxe (retired due to injury) whilst only bringing one in (Mikel Merino from Newcastle). Facilities Despite moving away from the all-Basque policy Real Sociedad have a strong youth policy, with 12 players from the cantera in the first team squad. This is reflected in-game, although there is still room for improvement. Anoeta, built in 1993 is a very good quality stadium (eligible for Champions League finals). In real life as of 2018-19 the running track has been removed and it will eventually reach a capacity of 42,300 but the above image reflects the 32,000 capacity we have in FM18.