Real Oviedo was founded in the capital city of the Spanish Principality of Asturias on March 26th 1926.
The club were a union of Real Club Ovetense and Real Club Deportivo de Oviedo with the first match being a friendly match in Oviedo against Arenas de Guecho on May 1st, 1926.
In its first game in the Spanish First Division Real Oviedo defeated Barcelona 7-3 and they soon became a team known for title challenges. The Spanish Civil War put paid to early title possibilities; a period when they were one of the main favorites to be Spanish champions.
Through the decades great players have wore the club colours – Zabala, Lángara, Herrerita, Marianín, Jokanovic, Robert Prosinečki and Duvobský.
Real Oviedo play home matches at the Carlos Tartiere Stadium. Prior to this the club played at the Buenavista Stadium which was completely remodelled for the World Cup held in Spain in 1982. Demolished in 2003 on this site now sits the Oviedo City Palace of Expositions and Congress.
The Carlos Tartiere Stadium was officially inaugurated on September 17, 2000 with a Primera División match between Real Oviedo and Las Palmas.
Venue for the Asturian derby ‘Derbi asturianu‘ match against Sporting Gijon the new stadium has been severally criticized due to its locality and modern infrastructure.
Over recent years it has earned the knickname the La Formigonada (the great concrete in Asturian).
Name: Real Oviedo, S.A.D.
Founded: 26 March 1926; 93 years ago
Top Tier: 38 seasons in La Liga
Segunda Division: 1974-75
Copa de la Liga: 1984-85