THE RETURN TO THE THIRD DIVISION AND THE LEGEND OF THE ´NEARLY MEN´
The 1957-58 saw the opening of a new chapter in the history of SD Eibar in which the team remain in the Third Division for nearly three decades. The club finished in first or second position on several occasions, but was never able to cross the finish line in their promotion efforts.
Eibar signed a number of exciting young talents at the start of the 1963-64 season, amongst which Jose Eulogio Gárate was the shining star. Later in his career he would go on to receive twenty international caps with Spain and collect the Pichichi award three times with Atlético de Madrid – an award given to the First Division´s highest goal scorer.
Despite the talented squad, Eibar continued to struggle in their efforts to gain promotion to the Second Division. The team hit rock bottom in 1975 and was relegated to the Regional