This article analyzes the current state of the matter of sociology of Sport in Spain, from a sociological-historical perspective, given that the interest that predominates here is that of the reconstruction of the development lived out by this specialty of sociology. Nevertheless, there also has been an interest in carrying out a critical revision pertaining to the virtues and inconveniences and challenges that await this particular specialty in the upcoming years. This task of reconstruction has been fundamentally attained thanks to an examination of the works developed by other authors who share this same concern. The examination of the papers and communications presented at the conferences held by the two principal scientific associations that represent this collective have also been essential: the Spanish Federation of Sociology (FES), through their collective work “Leisure, Tourism and Sport”, and the Spanish Association of Social Investigation Applied to Sport (AEISAD).
ADDITIONAL KEYWORDS Sport, Applied Research, Academic Activities, FES, AEISAD.