Sevilla Fútbol Club (commonly referred to as Sevilla, is a Spanish professional football club based in Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It plays in Spanish football’s top flight, La Liga. It is Spain’s oldest sporting club solely devoted to football. The club was formed on 25 January 1890, with the Scottish born Edward Farquharson Johnston as their first president. On 14 October 1905, the club’s articles of association were registered in the Civil Government of Seville under the presidency of the Jerez-born José Luis Gallegos Arnosa.
Sevilla FC is also the most successful club in Andalusia, winning a national league title in 1945–46, five Spanish Cups (1935, 1939, 1948, 2007 and 2010), one Spanish Super Cup (2007), a record five UEFA Cups/UEFA Europa Leagues (2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and the 2006 UEFA Super Cup. They were also designated by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics as the World’s best club in 2006 and 2007, thus being the first club to achieve this distinction in two consecutive years.
Its youth team Sevilla Atlético, founded in 1958, currently play in Segunda División B. The club are affiliated to a side in Puerto Rico of the same name. Other clubs related to Sevilla FC include their women’s team, futsal team and former Superleague Formula team.
The Club’s home ground is the 43,883-seat Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium. It is located in the neighborhood of Nervión, Seville and owes its name to Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan, who was Sevilla FC’s President for 17 years.
Sevilla FC has contributed many players to the Spain national team throughout their history.