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TUE 21.07.2015 | NEWS

Ten things you may not know about the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán

Find out details, interesting facts and anecdotes about the stadium where Sevilla FC play.


TUE 21.07.2015

  • The first official game played at the stadium was, coincidently, Sevilla FC – R. Betis, which ended in a 2-4 defeat for the home side.
  • Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán was the Sevilla club president for 17 years and the pioneer of the building of this ground which carries his name today.
  • A design competition was held in order to choose the image and the building of the stadium; it was won by Manuel Muñoz Monasterio, the same architect who had designed the Santiago Bernabéu.
  • Before playing at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán, Sevilla were a nomadic team who played their games at the Trinidad, the Mercantil, the Victoria stadium or the Estadio de Nervión.
  • This summer renovations are being carried out, which will completely change the inside, outside and look of the stadium.
  • The Sánchez-Pizjuán has become the lucky charm for the Spanish national football team. The national side haven’t lost a single one of the 22 games played there (19 wins and 3 draws).
  • It hosted the European Cup final in 1986 which saw Steaua Bucharest FC face FC Barcelona and which was won by the Romanian team.
  • Until the 3rd of May of this year, Sevilla remained unbeaten in their stadium for 34 matches; 415 days, more than a whole season of home games in la Liga BBVA.
  • The stadium has two commemorative mosaics: the first was built in 1982 on the main façade for the World Cup held in Spain; the second was built in 2005, the club’s centenary year, and it shows the city of Seville and the club crest floating above it in the wind.
  • The “Centenary Anthem”, written by the Andalusian singer El Arrebato is sung by the fans before every Sevilla home game. 
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