Derby Days: Sevilla | The Big One

Derby Days: Sevilla | The Big One

In a region of Spain where temperatures saw the highest Is a city where the people party like nowhere else And the local derby, is without doubt, the fiercest This, Is Derby Days, Sevilla I think it’s fair to say that the southern Spanish region of Andalusia has played a pretty significant role in the country’s footballing history hosting some of its most important moments In 1889 it was the birthplace of the first-ever club 1890 it hosted the first-ever official match and in 1915 it hosted the first ever Seville derby between Sevilla FC and Real Betis Belompie Seven goals were scored, the lead changed multiple times and then at four three and all-out riot suspended the game. In the last hundred years the derby hasn’t changed a single bit this is bad But before we get to all of that, let’s touch on where it started So it begins all the way back in 1890 when a group of Englishman, Scotsman and local Spanish Decide to establish a team for the city Only a couple of months after that, they take on fellow Andalusians Recreativo Huelva in a match many Spanish historians consider the first game in the country Sevilla win 2 – 0 nil so technically become the first-ever victors in Spanish club football And then it’s a decade and a half after that they are officially recognized as Sevilla, FC However only a few years after that Things turned sour allegedly due to a dispute that develops over whether or not to sign a player from the working class ‘Triana neighbourhood’ Two directors, so incensed over the issue decided to walk out of the club and start their own They wanted to be completely different so while Seville had international roots They would stand for Andalusia and Spain First their kit Which was green and white in reference to the Andalusian flag Then their name Betis in reference to the Roman term for Andalusia And then they would merge with a team who didn’t even call football ‘futbol’ But stuck to the strict Spanish name ‘Ball’ is Balom, foot is ‘Pie’ ‘Balompie’ is football So in 1914 the two forces merged and Real Betis Balompie was formed Alongside a hundred years of Derby madness But before we get to all of that again, let’s touch on why it started Now the popular narrative behind this rivalry is your classic class divide in this case it’s the working class ‘Beticos’ from the former gypsy neighborhood of ‘Triana’ Up against the bourjoir ‘Sevillista’s’ from the upper-class ‘Nervion’ district. Seville as a club is a very conservative club and Betis as a club is a much more… However when you speak to the red side of this city they tell a very different story There is not the high class and working class in this city Now But it wasn’t! It was on the outskirts of Sevilla when Sevilla first came here! and the Betis one? The Betis stadium is now in Heliopolis! That’s a poor area? No, definitely not. It’s a very rich area. It’s on the Avenue Palmera. Which is full of old pavilions Those buildings in French they call them ‘hotel’ ok? and you cross over the river and you go to the stadium and think… These houses look a bit nice, this area looks a bit smart Is this really Real Betis? And of course it brings you back to that thing that always happens that there’s a million nuances to all of these identities However the green side of his city see it very differently And they point to history to prove it There was a Sevilla fan who ran the City Council and when they were building the trams He stopped them in Triana, so then the Betis fans had to walk from Triana to the stadium. It was a long way? 30 minutes When you speak to both sets of fans you realize the rich versus poor narrative. It’s honestly up for interpretation However, where a distinct split in this rivalry can be found is on the pitch, in the modern era at least Where Sevilla have left their green and white neighbors in the shadows Without any doubt you know we’re talking about a side that’s been successful in Europe a side that’s been very close to winning the league title, a side that’s won the Copa Del Rey A side that’s won European super cups Eight of the last ten derbies have been won by Sevilla Seville is at the moment, better than Betis But your Betis?!? You admit this Yer man, because it’s a fact, it’s reality It’s a side that has basically lauded it over Betis for quite a long time now Your most important rival wins a European trophy for the first time The first in this city, the first in Andalusia A third, a fourth, a fifth time Winner of the Europa League How much does that kill you, personally? You get accustomed to it. Three Europa Leagues in a row, 5 in the last 10 years, Half of the last ten Europea League trophies have been won by Sevilla It’s tough, really tough. Possibly even Sevilla fans perhaps don’t fully appreciate that they’re living through Sevilla’s Golden Age. Sevilla’s won the titles! Because do you know what? They are the funny team, the funny club, the funny hooligans, the funny supporters Betis is more like an elevator, always going up and down the first and second division But if you think this lack of success has affected Betis support in any way. You’re kidding yourself Once you feel that level of involvement in it then… There’s no going back They say ‘Manque Pierda’ which means: ‘Even more when we lose’ It’s like our ‘You’ll never walk alone’ and that’s the way the fans feel Betis have made a real virtue of kind of craziness They’ve made a real virtue of being a bit odd One of the Spanish TV shows catches a son sitting at Betis and he’s sitting in his seat and in the seat next to him, he’s got a milk carton. So, they said ‘what’s that?’ and he said ‘That milk carton, that’s my dad’ They said what do you mean that’s my dad? He says, ‘It’s got the ashes of my dad in it. It’s his season ticket and I’m still bringing him to the games’ That’s not to say Sevilla are lacking in any support of their own If Sevilla didn’t win so much? The people go home No, no that’s not true No, no, no, there’s no way No, obviously we are more ambitious. They have the fame of being very passionate But I think Sevilla Football Club supporters are the most dedicated supporters of a team in Spain. But the immense majority of them will say this is about winding each other up in a kind of comic way Admittedly that doesn’t always end well All of which makes you realize this rivalry with or without a title or a class divide was always gonna be Mad, just mad. But, before we get to all of that. Let’s touch on… nah, I’m fucking with you let’s get to that. On the pitch it’s always a mess Yeah, it gets it. Gets kind of rough on the pitch Every derby there were two or three players with an injury And they’ll talk about players having ‘Arte’. It’s all about the art Red cards were very common And yet you’ve also got when it comes to it art, Bang. Danny Ceballos, now a Real Madrid player, was targeted in his first derby All the centre backs went for him, to tackle him, and he got injured Off the pitch, it’s been arguably worse. Well there were some episodes that… There’s a violent streak. It would be better not to mention There was a pitch battle between fans and police outside of the Betis Stadium I hear barstools are banned on match days have you heard about this? I didn’t know that bar stools were banned But do you remember the very famous one of the guy on the crutches and then he sets about on a security guard beating him up with his crutches I’m not laughing at that obviously… Wait… what? In the skyscraper, on the Torre Pelli, when they were building that, the guys who were working on the high steel famously… Sealed, on the top of the building A Real Betis badge He uploaded the video to YouTube and he got fired But because this is such an intrinsically Seville thing to happen. It’s such a normal thing to happen… That they had to be reinstated in their jobs. These guys are mental! No, no, no, because, the thing is this isn’t mental from their point of view this is entirely rational So there is this kind of idea of ‘Guasa’ This idea of it being funny, this idea of having a sense of humour and getting one over on each other They live it in every interaction with every person that they meet And then there’s the moments when on the pitch met off the pitch This is just what we don’t want to see kids! They’re stabbing each other in 1918? In the early 2000’s, there was a derby in Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville’s stadium) Where Tony Pratts, Real Betis’ goal keeper was attacked by a fan With a lighter Lighter? You almost expect lighters at least in those days He went on the pitch Did he get him? Or was it avoided? Yes, but from behind The Juan De Ramos incident, I was there It was a Seville vs Betis cup match I think it was a quarter final Well Juan De Ramos… gets knocked out by a bottle of water thrown at him I heard it was a bottle of Coke It may well have been a bottle of Coke But look, the key thing isn’t so much the bottle or indeed the contents As the state, the contents were in Frozen So you imagine how hard that thing is? Oh my days Hold on. Why do they have a frozen… Well, it was probably hot in Seville. I don’t think anybody expected the bottle thrown from that far back from the stand… He was knocked out! He was out cold quite literally. He didn’t seem to suffer any… I’m not condoning… Then the ambulance rocks up, and they attack the ambulance Yeah. I think the people suspect there was a lot of play-acting involved. I’ve heard rumours they were screaming Die, Ramos, Die! Almost certainly Obviously, this was a bad thing for Betis… But to understand the true madness of this Derby, the city and its people you need to turn your gaze, to the directors box Let’s look to the directors box… So explain in the simplest terms almost like I want to split the screen So you’ve got, during its worst times. You’ve had Lopera at Betis and on the other side you’ve had Del Nido at Sevilla, But I remember Del Nido once saying ‘I’m the most important man in Seville after the Pope’ I’m actually quite surprised he put the Pope ahead of him And Lopera renames the Betis Stadium after who he believes is the most important man in Betis’ history and the most important man in the whole of the city of Seville Himself It was a ridiculous rivalry Lopera didn’t even say Del Nido’s name… He called him Benavente which is his second last name This is this kind of classic winding of each other up even in the directors box It was crazy There used to be a bust of Lopera in the directors box at Betis Which was deliberately put right next to the seat of the Sevilla president So that he would have to sit next the bust of Lopera It was a kind of provocation So Del Nido is sitting next to the bust of Lopera and he decides he doesn’t quite like the idea of this, tries to move and then he gets in a fight with Lopera’s cousin? Yes, that’s right It actually literally ends in fisticuffs in a directors box Whilst one of them tumbles down the stairs? Yes, and I believe the bust might even have fallen off its pedestal Oh, amazing… Who was worse? Del Nido or Lopera? Who was crazier? Lopera was kind of this money wasting Absolutely crazy and he used to pick up stray dogs That’s not a euphemism by the way. Can you ask about where is the last president of Sevilla? That’s not the reason, that’s not the reason It was apart from football What is your ex president, come on tell me? Where is he? In prison… Del Nido actually just got out of jail… But a derby this emotional and dramatic shouldn’t really be a surprise When you consider that Seville is a city so hot they call it the frying pan of Spain And these people like to party so much, it’s also known as the city of 1000 fiesta’s Making it perfect for this kind of rivalry… There is something about Andalusia that feels like it is kind of the heart of that idea of Spain Expressive and everything is externalized and everything is celebrated and everything is sung and I think you can almost define it by saying that Andalusia is a place that takes having fun very very seriously and I think that gets transported onto football because in a way it’s a way of life and so football becomes part of that and this is the most passionate derby in Spain why? Because this is the most passionate city in Spain… That’s basically why… There’s nothing like the Seville Derby, You ask Spanish fans, even Spanish fans of other clubs Will look at Seville & Betis and admit Yeah, that’s the Derby of Spain. All right well here we go Derby Day in Seville perhaps the most anticipated Match day for the entire series, Because this Derby I’ve been told since our first ever Derby Days Episode, Barcelona v Madrid Is the derby to attend Today happens to be Dia Del Reyes, the day of the three Kings, Spain’s Christmas So until everyone finishes handing out their presents We don’t really have much to do but to lurch around the city Luckily in an hour or two, Biris Norte, Sevilla’s ultras have invited us to be part of their preparations for the unveiling of their tifo for this match But besides that we just gotta wait for the festive vibes to die down and the Derby vibes to kick in Betis, Sevilla Everyone’s been talking about you show us why Alright, with a few hours to go, we have just got to the Sanchez Pizjuan (Seville stadium) And the vibe is very different I don’t know what to say. No one saw this coming It’s 4 -2 to Betis Betis were dreaming of a draw! The time wasting has started on Betis part and the feelings are coming out This is only going to get worse 90th minute now, they’ve just announced five minutes of extra time the tension is insane The keepers gone up Right that that right there, I’m sorry I’m a bit confused that didn’t make any sense You’re telling me the team that’s in the Champions League knockout stages. The team that’s won five Europa leagues in the last decade The team that hasn’t lost a Derby in the last half decade more than a half decade scores three goals at home and loses? To a side who lose so much they sing, they chant, about losing? it doesn’t make sense And that’s how a good derby should be From the chaotic anarchy amongst the bus with the Seville fans Arguably the best pre match scenes we’ve ever been part of To the feeling that anything could happen as soon as the sun went down… But I guess that’s why they call this derby El Gran Derby I guess that’s why this is the rivalry everyone said I need to experience And I guess that’s why they say El Classico has nothing on what goes on in here Seville, Betis, what you guys have going on here, it’s incredible Not that this is any news to you of course, as you’ve been living it 24/7 for the past a hundred years and for the sake of Spanish football here’s to 100 more That’s it for this series of Derby days if you missed any of the other episodes across Spain You can find them in the link in the description or on the channel Don’t forget to subscribe to copa90 and let us know in the comment section what you thought of the latest series and where you’d like And where you’d like to see Derby Days go next

Comments (100)

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  2. Thanks for promote the best derby of Spain. El Gran Derbi. It's a special sensation to our, the supporters of Sevilla and Betis. Each match is a party of football which here in Seville we live with passion and after to the match start these "guasa" to say until the next game. I recommend to live these match to all of football lover

  3. Viva mi tierra coño

  4. Next derbi in betis stadium pls🙏🏼

  5. Betis is still the team of the working class. Go outside Sevilla city, to the rural areas, and you will hardly find a Sevilla FC fan

  6. Dont listen that stuppid man, only sevilla people says it is the derby of Spain, in spain and i think in the world everyone knows the deby of spain is Atlético vs Real Madrid

  7. But anyway, this is one of the best videos i have ever seen

  8. UD Las Palmas – CD Tenerife. PLEAAASE

  9. Sevilla hasta la muerte!!!

  10. Que dices fuck hijo puta el "cerdilla" no fue el 1 club en españa

  11. Lo que cuenta aqui todo es mentira

  12. Communist pigs. Copa90, more like Comrad68

  13. #Copa90AndChill 😁

  14. song at beginning?

  15. Do NYCFC vs. New York Red Bulls from MLS

  16. them legs are spread pretty wide at 4:18 hahaha

  17. them legs are spread wide again at 22:00 hahahaha nice stance

  18. Great video good job, next time at Betis stadium

  19. Sevilla hate Antifa. Fuck Antifa.

  20. If its not English Premier it sucks

  21. Best ever Derby Days

  22. Once again, phenomenal video, but ffs pls list ALL the music, or give a link to it or something? Cause ya boy out here wants the song playing in the background at: 14:08 onwards

  23. "Where's your card, man?" Beautiful.

  24. JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA le han puesto ''Hace'' en vez de ''Haze'' xddd

  25. this guys love to film spanish grandparents with their bocadillos during the part times

  26. Fantastic video on a derby i'd never knew much about. Loving the series. Considering the fortunes on the pitch in recent years, can someone tell me how Real Betis get bigger crowds? Fascinating.

  27. thats some adhs cutting


  29. Could u please do the big blue derby? Sydney fc v melbourne victory. The match is on in november 25 at jubillee oval at sydney? Hopefully u can come

  30. IViva el Betis!Sevila y Varna son verde-blancos!Respect from Cherno More Varna, Bulgaria!

  31. Its not Australia! F…ing crazy Sevilla!

    He is my Hero

  32. La respuesta la tiene Setien

  33. La Liga best league

  34. do persib against persija || Indonesia

  35. Spain is a piece of shit!!! 🇪🇸=💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩 🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻🖕🏻 🇩🇰🇨🇦RULE!!!

  36. In Brazil everybody knows that Betis is bigger than Sevilla

  37. son de parlante la puta los pario son de parlante la puta que los pario 🎶

  38. The milkcarton story made me cry a little bit 😢
    I’ll keep a look out to see how Betis are doing going forward so

  39. Football is so beautiful

  40. Your dads ashes in a milk carton?

  41. Fantastic video! Seriously good work, would actually pay to watch these videos lol. PS do the 2nd city Derby Villa v Blues.

  42. I want see derby days france

  43. You MUST come to Brazil: GreNal, Corinthians x Palmeiras, Atlético x Cruzeiro, Flamengo x Vasco, RePa, AtleTiba, Bahia x Vitória, you HAVE to come

  44. 17:25 , usan micrófonos y parlantes? Saco la idea de la Bombonera ?🤔 😅🤣🤣🤣🤣

  45. i was having a hard time choosing what team to support in la liga, honestly i've never liked the top clubs like real madrid, barca, etc. after watching this i'm actually starting to like real betis because of their fans and passion for the club. manque pierda!

  46. I want to see basque derby

  47. Hi mate!! You should go to Portugal.
    – Benfica vs Sporting (Derby);
    – Porto Vs Benfica (Classico);
    – Guimarães vs Boavista (Derby).

  48. Derby Days in Zurich or Basel Switzerland

  49. Viva el Betis 💚💚💚

  50. You can see how the Sevilla fans mock of Betis, while betis fans appreciate that their rivals are better.
    Sevilla is having a golden era, a lot of children born in the 2000s have only seen cups and they are making a lot of rivals (Valencia, Atlético, madrid, barça…) and one day the bubble will explode and they will not have this succes

  51. No one celebrates like the English

  52. Damn it would be so much more enjoyable if we could see the goals scored

  53. 17:23 lol that police dog is scared as hell. I bet he/she wants to go back to kennel

  54. Dude do Middle East fasho

  55. Y el derby vasco?

  56. Funny how an Englishman is telling the story bout a Spanish city

  57. ese haze!! lastima que seas betico…

  58. Nice video, shit presenter

  59. I am so looking forward to the Sevilla Betis derby this week!

  60. You've gone to Spain. now it's time to go to MEXICO!!!!

  61. "Even if we lose" but… We also won

  62. I love Sevilla. This city is beautiful.

  63. Triana❤ Vamos Betis!


  65. I was actually living in Sevilla at the time of this match and all I can say is that this was one of the most intense atmospheres I've ever experienced. In my mind, Betis is still the biggest club in the south of Spain with the most fans. However, Sevilla is the bigger team in terms of results over the past couple of years for sure. All in all, it really was an amazing experience to witness firsthand how passionate this derby really is. I didn't manage to get tickets for it but even watching it in a local bar was absolutely brilliant. Definitely planning on going back there with some tickets in my pocket.

  66. Mejor momento min 6:32, cuando al aficionado sevillista que se hace protagonista de todo el documental de tanto hablar, le sacan el carnet del betis, y le preguntan donde está el suyo del sevilla. MOMENTAZO

  67. Can you do Valletta vs Floriana, in Malta? Small but big at Heart!

  68. Benfica vs porto ir Benfica vs sporting

  69. Did they only let a 1000 Betis fans in there?
    Damn the guest section is tiny af

  70. I'm N.Irish, a Brit to the core. Even though the Spanish and British are old enemies, of sorts, like all Brits we love Spain. The love may not be reciprocal we don't care. I don't know a single Brit who dislikes Spain.

  71. Went to Sevilla back in Feb, saw Sevilla v Lazio & Betis v Stade Rennes, can confirm both sides are mad

  72. Come to Monterey in Mexico, we have the most pasional derby in the country, between two great teams Rayados de Monterrey and Tigres UANL, it's called "EL CLÁSICO REGIO"

  73. I love Spanish Football

  74. Please go to the Avellaneda derby in Argentina
    Racing is way better than any crowd in Argentina

  75. You should make a video of the basque derby (Athletic Club vs Real Sociedad), it's the friendliest derby in spanish football.

  76. Please do Bayern2 vs 1860 München

  77. U have to do SL Benfica vs Sporting CP

  78. didn't know Guillermo del Toro was a Sevilla fan 3:37

  79. In Sevilla have run…….Russians from cska, Italian people from Lazio, Greek from olimpiakos…
    Sevilla is not a joke!!!!

  80. I love this derby. Long live Betis from Serbia!💚⚪💚⚪

  81. This was great but nothing will ever top Boca v River

  82. lived in Spain….absolutely unreal. The Spanish are just crazy ,,I mean CRAZY, OVER Futbol.

  83. Biris Norte!!!! el mejor grupo de España!!!
    Forza Sevilla. Forza Biris!!!!

  84. Was definetly the best game between them. I won quite a bit with that game too

  85. Even though we seem to be worst than Sevilla,BETIS proved that we are better and our green passion is greater than sevilla's money 💚💚betis

  86. Derby Days are great, PLEASE do more one of the best series on Youtube. Eli keep up the great work

  87. That guy is the worst person on earth for these kind of videos pfff.

  88. Amazing video brother, Musho Betiis 💚💚

  89. It's really nice you did a video on the derby of my city but there are many wrong facts. What kind of sources did you use?

  90. Raja vs wac Casablanca please

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