The Seville celebrates this Wednesday the 75th anniversary of the only league title it has in its showcases, the one won in the 45-46 season and achieved on March 31, 1946 by drawing against the Barcelona (1-1) at the stadium Les Corts with a goal from ‘Pato’ Araujo. It was the third title for the Andalusians, who in 1936 and 1939 raised their first two Spanish Cups.
The team then trained by Ramon Encinas and that he had in his ranks a player of the quality of Juan Arza, the only top scorer in the history of Sevilla precisely that season with 29 goals, he reached the last day of the League depending on himself. The only two teams with options to be champion, Barcelona, with 34 points, and Sevilla, with 35, faced each other in Les Corts, so a draw was worth the Nervionenses to win the title.
Araujo, after seven minutes, put Sevilla ahead in a vibrant match attended by some 500 Sevilla fans. Bravo, in the second half (minute 63), tied for Barcelona, but the scoreboard would not move anymore and Sevilla were proclaimed league champions.
Those of Ramón Encinas added 14 wins, 8 draws and only 4 losses. The return trip was an apotheosis, with the bus having to stop in each town they passed through to celebrate the title. The delivery of the champion trophy would be received by Sevilla at the Nervión stadium seven days later in a match against Granada.
Sevilla lined up Busto that day; Joaquin, Villalonga; Alconero, Antúnez, Eguiluz; López, Arza, Araujo, Herrera and Campos.