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Real Oviedo was founded in the capital of the Principality of Asturias on March 26th, 1926 by the union of Real Stadium Club Ovetense and Real Club Deportivo de Oviedo. The new organization appeared in society with a friendly match in Oviedo against Arenas de Guecho May 1st, 1926.

Real Oviedo soon became one of the top teams in Spanish soccer. At the end of the 1932-33 season, they became the first club of the Principality of Asturias to get promoted to First Division. They achieved this recognition at home, at the Buenavista stadium, that had been inaugurated with a match between Spain and Yugoslavia April 24th,1932.

Their debut in First Division was extraordinary, since they prevailed Barcelona by 7 goals to 3, which today is still recognized as the best start in the highest category of a team promoted from Second Division in the history of Spanish soccer.

Real Oviedo was a candidate for the league title on some occasions, with the famous "electric forwards" that were some of the highest scoring in the country. The Spanish civil war truncated their possibilities when they were one of the main favorites to be champions in the 1936-37 season, which was not disputed by the war.

Real Oviedo achieved several top category classifications in the history of Spanish football. They qualified in third place, three times in three different seasons, the last one in the 1962/1963 season. Real Oviedo managed in the 1991/1992 season to qualify to compete for their first time in a European competition: UEFA Cup.

Throughout decades players like Oscar, Zabala, Lángara, Herrerita, Emilín, Sánchez Lage, Tensi, Galán, Marianín, Carlos, Jokanovic, Duvobský have worn the Real Oviedo blue jerseys .... Football players of international prestige have made the name of Real Oviedo more visable.

Real Oviedo plays their home matches at the Carlos Tartiere Stadium. Its auxiliary facilities of El Requexón, patrimony of the own club, are located in the outskirts of the city. The first team and its subsidiary team carry out training there, while the 14 teams with more than 280 children in the youth academy teams carry out their activities in the Tensi facilities. These facilities are located in the sports complex La Pixarra in Oviedo.

The number of Real Oviedo season ticket holders reached its peak in the 2015-2016 season with about 21,000. The average of the last decade, in which the team stayed away of the professional soccer, exceeded the 12,000 season ticket holders. Real Oviedo also boasts more than a hundred official supporters clubs spread over three continents and around 50,000 shareholders from more than 125 countries after the club's last capital increase in 2015.