CA Osasuna

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Full name Club Atlético Osasuna
Nickname(s) Los Rojillos / "Gorritxoak" (Little red ones)
Founded 24 October 1920; 93 years ago (24 October 1920)
Ground El Sadar, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Ground Capacity 19,800
Chairman Spain Javier Zabaleta
Manager Poland Jan Urban
League Segunda División
2013–14 La Liga, 18th (Relegated)
Website Club home page
Current season

Club Atlético Osasuna (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aðˈletiko osaˈsuna]), or simply CA Osasuna, is a Spanish football team based in Pamplona, in the autonomous community of Navarre.

Founded in 1920 it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the 19,800-capacity El Sadar Stadium.[1] The team's home kit is red shirt, navy blue shorts, black socks with red back, whereas the away one is navy blue shirt, orange shorts and navy blue socks.

The word Osasuna means "health" in Basque (used in a sense of "strength", "vigour").


Founded in 1920, Osasuna first reached Segunda División in 1932. They made it to La Liga three seasons later.

The club achieved their first ever UEFA Cup qualification in 1985–86 after finishing sixth, eventually reaching the third round in the 1990–91 edition. Finishing last in 1993–94, the side spent six years in the second level; in 2005 it reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time ever, losing after extra time to Real Betis.[2]

After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, Osasuna made history by finishing in fourth place – tied for best ever – synonymous with the chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League in the following season through play-off matches. This achievement was made even more dramatic by the suspense that was maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla FC were both vying for the fourth place – both teams eventually ended the season with the same number of points but Osasuna got through due to their head-to-head record; However, Osasuna didn't make it to the Champions League group phase, as they were eliminated by Hamburger SV in the third qualifying round, leaving the Navarrese to vie in the UEFA Cup for the fifth time in their history.

Osasuna playing against Deportivo in 2012.

Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma FC, RC Lens, OB Odense and SC Heerenveen. The club qualified for the knock-out stage, finishing second in their group, and were drawn against FC Girondins de Bordeaux, who had dropped into the UEFA Cup following an unsuccessful Champions League campaign; the Spaniards progressed 1–0 on aggregate, drawing 0–0 away before winning 1–0 in Pamplona through an extra time winner by Javad Nekounam.

Next up were Glasgow Rangers, and Osasuna again progressed, following a 1–1 draw in Scotland and a 1–0 win at home. They were drawn against German side Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, they not only progressed to the semifinals but did so in style (a 3–0 away win had virtually sealed the tie, but the Rojillos also won the second leg, 1–0); in the last-four round the club was drawn against holders and fellow Spanish side Sevilla, eventually losing 1–2 on aggregate after a 1–0 home win.

In the following two seasons, Osasuna struggled heavily in the league: in 2008–09, it only avoided relegation in the final day: being in 18th place and going into the final matchday, at home to Real Madrid, they fell behind 0–1, but came back with two goals (the decider courtesy of Juanfran, a Merengue youth graduate) to remain in the top flight.[3]


Recent seasons[edit]

Season Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Europe Notes
2000–01 1D 15 38 10 12 16 43 54 42 last 32
2001–02 1D 17 38 10 12 16 36 49 42 last 32
2002–03 1D 12 38 12 11 15 40 48 47 semi-finals
2003–04 1D 13 38 11 15 12 38 37 48 last 16
2004–05 1D 15 38 12 10 16 46 65 46 final
2005–06 1D 4 38 21 5 12 49 43 68 last 16 UC 1st round
2006–07 1D 14 38 13 7 18 51 49 46 quarter-finals UC Semi-finals
2007–08 1D 17 38 12 7 19 37 44 43 last 32
2008–09 1D 15 38 10 13 15 41 47 43 last 16

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 7th Round of 16
1929/30 Regional Round of 16
1930/31 3rd DNP
1931/32 1st Round of 32
1932/33 8th Round of 16
1933/34 5th Round of 16
1934/35 1st Semifinals
1935/36 12th Semifinals
1939/40 2nd Round of 16
1940/41 5th Second Round
1941/42 6th First Round
1942/43 4th First Round
1943/44 13th Round of 32
1944/45 2nd DNP
1945/46 5th DNP
1946/47 2nd DNP
1947/48 1st Fifth Round
1948/49 1st Fourth Round
1949/50 7th Second Round
1950/51 7th DNP
1951/52 6th DNP
1952/53 1st First Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1953/54 13th DNP
1954/55 9th DNP
1955/56 1st Quarterfinals
1956/57 6th Round of 16
1957/58 5th Round of 16
1958/59 8th Round of 16
1959/60 15th Round of 32
1960/61 1st Round of 32
1961/62 12th Round of 32
1962/63 15th Round of 32
1963/64 5th First Round
1964/65 10th Round of 16
1965/66 9th Round of 32
1966/67 4th Round of 32
1967/68 15th First Round
1968/69 1st DNP
1969/70 15th Round of 32
1970/71 4th Round of 32
1971/72 1st First Round
1972/73 15th Third Round
1973/74 17th Third Round
1974/75 1st First Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1975/76 19th Round of 32
1976/77 1st Second Round
1977/78 10th Third Round
1978/79 13th Quarter-Finals
1979/80 3rd Round of 16
1980/81 11th First Round
1981/82 10th Third Round
1982/83 14th Round of 16
1983/84 15th Quarter-Finals
1984/85 6th Third Round
1985/86 14th Fourth Round
1986/87 15th Quarter-finals
1987/88 5th Semifinals
1988/89 10th Round of 16
1989/90 8th First Round
1990/91 4th Fourth Round
1991/92 15th Round of 16
1992/93 10th Fifth Round
1993/94 20th Fifth Round
1994/95 7th Third Round
1995/96 10th Second Round
1996/97 16th Third Round
Season Division Place Copa del Rey
1997/98 15th Round of 16
1998/99 13th Fourth Round
1999/00 2nd Quarterfinals
2000/01 15th Round of 32
2001/02 17th Round of 32
2002/03 11th Semifinals
2003/04 13th Round of 16
2004/05 15th Runner-up
2005/06 4th Round of 16
2006/07 14th Quarter-finals
2007/08 17th Round of 32
2008/09 14th Round of 16
2009/10 12th Quarter-finals
2010/11 9th Round of 32
2011/12 7th Round of 16
2012/13 16th Round of 16
2013/14 18th Round of 16
2014/15 Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of 29 August 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Spain GK Asier Riesgo
2 Spain DF Javier Flaño
3 Algeria DF Liassine Cadamuro (on loan from Real Sociedad)
4 Spain DF Miguel Flaño (vice-captain)
5 Spain DF Ion Echaide
6 Iran MF Javad Nekounam (Captain)
7 Spain FW Nino
8 Spain MF Miguel de las Cuevas
9 Spain FW Manuel Onwu
10 Spain MF Roberto Torres
11 Spain MF Sisi
12 Iran FW Karim Ansarifard
No. Position Player
13 Spain GK Roberto Santamaría
14 Spain MF Maikel Mesa
15 Spain DF Oier
17 Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Cedrick Mabwati (on loan from Betis)
22 France DF Jordan Lotiès
23 Cameroon MF Raoul Loé
27 Spain DF Unai García
28 Spain MF David García
29 Spain FW Kenan Kodro
31 Spain MF José García
32 Spain MF Mikel Merino

Youth players[edit]

Main article: CA Osasuna B

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 Spain GK Jokin Ezkieta
30 Spain MF Kike Barja
33 Spain MF Álex Berenguer

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Spain GK Ander Cantero (at Zamora)
Chile MF Francisco Silva (at Brugge)


Notable players[edit]

Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.

see also Category:CA Osasuna footballers

Famous coaches[edit]

see also Category:CA Osasuna managers

Women's football[edit]

Osasuna's women's team played seven seasons Segunda División's Groups 1 and 2, usually ending between the 3rd and 6th positions out of 14 teams.[4] In the early 2010s, some controversies arose over the organization's management of the team:[5] in March 2011, eleven players left the team accusing the executives of sexism, lack of interest and poor training conditions,[6] and, in May of the following year, outgoing chairman Patxi Izco declared women's football as unsightly and unsuitable for women.[7]

The team was disbanded in June 2014 in the mid of financial turmoil, weeks after the male team's relegation to Segunda.[8]

Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place Copa de la Reina
2004–05 3 (Gr. ?) 01st
2005–06 2 (Gr. 1) 05th
2006–07 2 (Gr. 1) 12th
2007–08 3 (Gr. ?) 0?st
2008–09 3 (Gr. ?) 01st
2009–10 2 (Gr. 1) 03rd
2010–11 2 (Gr. 1) 04th
2011–12 2 (Gr. 2) 06th
2012–13 2 (Gr. 2) 04th
2013–14 2 (Gr. 2) 03rd

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