Real Betis Balompié

Real Betis Balompié was founded on September 12th 1907. It was granted the honorific 'Real' in 1914 by King Alfonso XIII.

Real Betis' name is one of the few in Spanish football that is constructed using only words that are Spanish in origen, and it is the oldest to do so.

Their biggest honours are a league championship, won in 1934/35 and two Copa del Rey victories, in 1977 and 2005.

They were the first andalusian team to play in the Spanish first division, going on to be the first to play in the Champions League in its current format.

In addition, Betis have twice been runners up in the Copa del Rey, and once in the Spanish Super Cup.

Betis' home stadium is the Benito Villamarín Stadium, which is owned by the club, while all the youth teams play at Luis del Sol Training Centre, situated just 200m from the main stadium.

The ground can seat up to 60,271 fans. The main Betis area is in the Heliópolis neighbourhood, around the paseo de la Palmera. The number of members seen a significant increase in recent years, and currently there are over 50,000.

As far as fan clubs go, the green and whites have the fourth most in Spain, with over 450. However, the reach extends beyond the borders and even outside of Europe, with some clubs found in places as far as the USA, Australia and Zanzibar. It shows the universal appeal and character the club has had since its founding.

The club benifits from a prolific academy which has produced first-team players throughout its history. The Academy currently have 17 teams.

Alongside this, in recent years Real Betis Balompié has entered into new disciplines to further enhance the name of the club and produce sporting enjoyment that has never been seen before in Seville.

There is a women's team, Real Betis Fémeninas, who play in the top Spanish division, and there is also a basketball team - Real Betis Energía Plus. The futsal side, Real Betis Futsal, plays in the second tier.