Sevilla is one of the more successful Spanish teams which plays in the La Liga. They have plenty of titles under their belt, such as six UEFA Europa League titles with the most recent one being in the 2019/2020 season, five Copa del Rey titles (most recently in 2009/2010), one La Liga title in 1945/1946 season, and more. The team plays their home games at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, named after the club's former president. Their head coach is Julen Lopetegui, who has a successful coaching career. Currently, they are ranked at number nine in the official UEFA club coefficient ranking.
Notable Transfers to and from Sevilla
Here are the notable transfers in the history of Sevilla.
Jesus Navas came up in Sevilla and officially joined their men's team in 2003 despite earlier rumours. He played for them for ten years, during which he scored twenty-three goals and made almost three hundred appearances before joining Manchester City for a while. For that transfer, Sevilla got only £20 million, and they kept him for four years before returning him to Sevilla once more, but this time as a free transfer. Since then, he has scored only two goals but made more than a hundred appearances and helped the team with their latest Europa League victory.
Like Navas, Ivan Rakitić played for Sevilla twice in his career. The first time was from 2011 to 2014 when he was sold for £18 million to Barcelona. During his first time in Sevilla, he scored twenty-seven goals and made almost a hundred and twenty appearances. He was bought for £1.50 million from Barcelona during the last transfer, and since then, he has made seven appearances and scored one goal.
Alves is a famous footballer who played for many well-known European teams, including Sevilla, from 2002 to 2008. He made 175 appearances and scored only eleven goals as an attacking midfielder or a right-back. He was about to move to Liverpool, but they couldn't match his price. In 2007 he was scouted by Chelsea and turned down a few of their bids, and later in 2008, he was sold to FC Barcelona for almost £36 million.
Sergio Ramos is a notable name in football history, and we have to mention him because he started in Sevilla's youth team in 1996. He climbed the ranks to become one of the best as a center-back. Many gossips surrounded his career. In the 2005/2006 season, he left Sevilla for Real Madrid where he is now a captain. The transfer fee paid by Real Madrid then was £27 million and it generated quite the transfer news.
The attacking midfielder Rony Lopes is the most expensive transfer in the history of Sevilla. He came to the club from Monaco for £25 million and was expected to be a great addition to the team. Still, he didn't score any goals, and his performance was lacking, so Sevilla decided to loan him to Nice after only fourteen matches played.