History Main article: History of Real Sporting de Gij n See also: List of Sporting Gijon Career history Sporting begins on 1 July 1905, when Anselmo Lopez founded a team he called Sporting Gijon as primal expression of a sport brought to the city, probably by sailors from foreign ships will stop in the port of El Musel. There will, however, the first football team in the city itself: in 1903 Luis Adaro Porcel had already founded the Gij n Sport Club. Initially, matches are played against teams from the region. The first game on record is held on August 18, 1907 in Oviedo and Gijon squad faces the Ovetense Sport. The Decline of the other teams in the city, including the Sport Club Gijon or Gijonesa Sportiva, will gradually ceding hegemony Sporting football.In 1912, King Alfonso XIII accepts the honorary presidency of the club, who won the title then holds true today. Gradually, the entity will consolidate and expand borders and begins to play matches against some of the great national teams. In 1914 Asturias won the championship. Will do so again in 1916 when also taken steps to purchase the field Molin n where disputed since its home games for some time. On 2 April of that year, you change the name of the entity that is renamed, like today, Sporting de Gijon. Bandera del Real Sporting de Gijon, which is flown permanently at its registered office in dizziness. The year 1917 is the Sporting debut in the Championship of Spain in the match played in zero Molin n losing goals to one before the Getxo Arenas. Fernando Villaverde, who played that game, was the first star red and white.After an unfortunate injury in a match against Real Vigo in 1920 that forced him to put a premature end to his career, he is succeeded in the captaincy Manuel Meana, the team leader during the twenties and that will be the first international Sportinguista , team debut on October 9, 1921 in a friendly match played against the team of Belgium. Corsino and Arguelles also receive, shortly after the call of the National Team.The shift from amateurism to professionalism in the late twenties Sporting hurt much, as their potential will be reduced following the departure of many of their stars in search of better wages (Ramon Herrera Atletico Madrid Morilla Celta Vigo, Racing Santander Loredo Alfred n and Arguelles Deportivo La Coruna, etc..), which will make the team, which also has a poor relationship with regional and national federations, dispute the 1928/29, League’s first season in Division II. Play their first match against Celta Vigo, who tied with a goal, and end that season in fourth place. That year, moreover, the Molin n host the first international match in Asturias, which pits the teams of Spain and Italy.Sporting take on debut in the top flight and do not get as a first team Asturian, before the maximum time and rivals Real Oviedo: the rise achieved in 1944, eleven years later that the capital equipment. Sporting and this time will have changed its name, which will become, until the seventies, Real Gijon following the ban decreed by the new foreign words dictatorship. In any case, it will still popularly known as Sporting. The first premiere will be held against RCD Espanyol, forming Lerin, Ceballos, Zion, Tamayo, Tamargo, Cervig n, Dindurra, Gundomar, Adolfo, Dominic and Liz. As the result of this game goalless draw goals, not until the second day, when the gijoneses face Deportivo de la Coruna, to see the team’s first goal in the Primera, which will mark Gundomar.He also disputed that year the first derby Asturian elite, winning at home to Real Oviedo Real Gij n by two goals to one. The Gij n end that season in seventh position. Maintain the category four seasons, recovering in 1951, with a rise in apotheosis, which furnished one hundred goals. Until the seventies, when entering a long and successful career of more than two decades in the Primera Liga, Real Gij n is one of those teams called “lift” down in 1954, rises again in 1957 and back down in 1959 starting a career of eleven years in second division. Will be years of crisis in which fear the disappearance of the team, even flirt without reaching consummation, with relegation to Division Three.