Official name: Real Racing Club de Santander

    City: Santander, Spain

    Best League Performance: 2nd place



Racing's Portuguese players

Ze Antonio

Ze AntonioExperienced defender Ze Antonio moved to Racing Santander on a free transfer from German side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2008. A product of the Torreense youth academy, the centre-back moved to Porto in 2000, although he did not play for the Dragons, going on to represent Alverca, Varzim and Academica in his homeland, before heading to the Bundesliga in 2005. Towards the end of his spell in Germany, Ze Antonio spent a brief spell on-loan in Turkey with Manisaspor.

Jorge Goncalves

GonclavesTalented wideman Jorge Goncalves played an instrumental part in helping Leixoes, the club where he learned his trade, climb from the third tier of Portuguese football into the country's top flight. Goncalves was a key player for the Matosinhos club during the 2007/08 campaign, leading the team's goalscoring charts with seven league goals, as Leixoes avoided relegation on the final day of the season. It would prove his last season with the club, with the winger departing for a fresh challenge in La Liga with Racing in 2008.



El Sardinero

Name: El Sardinero

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