The 2014-2015 season marked the first time that Sociedad Deportiva Eibar played in the Spanish first division after finishing in the second spot in the second division in May 2014.
Not only did it mark Eibar’s debut in la Liga but it also became the first club in Spain’s history ever to qualify for La Liga after two successive promotions after playing in Segunda B for the four seasons between 2009-2010 and 2012-2013 and as a result they have little history playing FC Barcelona.
The club was formed in 1940 and in the Basque town of Eibar after the merger of two local clubs, Deportivo Gallo and Unión Deportiva Eibarresa. The club was originally known as Eibar Fútbol Club later changing to its current name.
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Its early history saw it mainly compete in regional and the third division, although enjoyed a five season streak in the 1950s when they played in the second division.
After coming top of the Segunda B at the end of the 1987-1988 season, Eibar spent the next 18 seasons in the second division, slipping back into Segunda B in 2006-2007 for a single season and then a four season stretch that started in 2009-2010.
Ipurua Municipal Stadium
Eibar plays at the multi-use Ipurua Municipal Stadium in its home town. Constructed in 1947, the stadium is mainly used for football matches and can hold up to 5,250 spectators. Since ten a number of improvements have been made to the stadium. It was remodelled in between 1998 and 2001, but it is one of the smallest capacity stadiums in Spanish football.