CD Numancia

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CD Numancia logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Numancia de Soria, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Numantinos, Rojillos (Reds)
Founded9 April 1945; 75 years ago (9 April 1945)
GroundLos Pajaritos, Soria,
Castile and León, Spain
Capacity8,261 [1]
PresidentMoisés Israel Garzón
Head coachManix Mandiola
League2ª B – Group 1
2019–20Segunda División, 20th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria, S.A.D. is a Spanish football club in Soria, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded on 9 April 1945, it plays in Segunda División B – Group 1, holding home games at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos.

Besides football it had other departments in sports, such as volleyball, women's handball, and rhythmic gymnastics.


The club was founded on April 9, 1945.[2] Numancia was named after the ancient Celtiberian town of Numantia, near where Soria would be later founded. Having spent a long time in the Tercera División, the club made consistent progress, reaching the first division on three occasions: 1999, 2004 and 2008.[3]

The club became first widely known in Spain in 1995–96, while still playing at the third level, for its extraordinary run in the Spanish Cup, eliminating three top flight clubs (Real Sociedad, Racing de Santander and Sporting de Gijón) and only being knocked out in the quarter-finals by Barcelona, after Numancia drew in the first leg and took the lead in the second.[4]

Numancia's most important milestone came in 1999, when the team managed to promote to La Liga for the first time. In the 1998–99 season, Numancia finished third in Segunda, only behind Málaga CF and Atlético Madrid B, meaning the promotion to the top tier. Their first ever season in the Spanish elite proved to be challenging. Numancia eventually finished 17th, thus avoiding an immediate relegation to Segunda. Their survival was made possible because of unexpectedly good home results. Numancia won 9 home games, drew 6, and lost only 4 games at home. Their second season in the elite was less successful, as the team finished in last place. Numancia again displayed strong results at home, winning eight of their ten wins at home. However, that was eventually not enough to avoid a drop to Segunda, after a two-year spell in La Liga.

Numancia spent three seasons in Segunda Division, before promotion again after the 2003–04 season, as the club finished third. Numancia'second spell in the Spanish top tier was not successful as it only won 6 games. This meant that relegation followed just one season after.

Following another three years in Segunda, Numancia came back to La Liga for season 2008–09. Following a 1–3 loss at Sporting de Gijón on 2 November 2008, Numancia had conceded a total of 200 goals in the top division in slightly more than three seasons, reaching 44th in the all-time list. It battled bravely against relegation, but eventually returned to level two after just one year, as second from bottom, even though the season had started on a high note with a 1–0 home win against eventual champions Barcelona.[5]

Numancia was relegated to third division followed at the end of the 2019-20 season after 23 years playing between first and second division.


Season to season[edit]

Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1945/46 4 Regional
1946/47 3 4th
1947/48 3 11th Third round
1948/49 3 3rd Second round
1949/50 2 13th First round
1950/51 2 17th
1951/52 3 13th
1952/53 3 6th
1953/54 3 12th
1954/55 3 3rd
1955/56 3 7th
1956/57 3 9th
1957/58 3 5th
1958/59 3 7th
1959/60 3 15th
1960/61 3 3rd
1961/62 3 1st
1962/63 3 1st
1963/64 3 2nd
1964/65 3 3rd
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1965/66 3 1st
1966/67 3 15th
1967/68 3 6th
1968/69 3 14th
1969/70 3 12th First round
1970/71 4 Reg. Pref. 16th
1971/72 5 1ª Reg. 1st
1972/73 4 Reg. Pref. 10th
1973/74 4 Reg. Pref. 13th
1974/75 4 Reg. Pref. 15th
1975/76 4 Reg. Pref. 15th
1976/77 4 Reg. Pref. 12th
1977/78 5 Reg. Pref. 1st
1978/79 4 5th First round
1979/80 4 14th First round
1980/81 4 13th
1981/82 4 4th
1982/83 4 7th First round
1983/84 4 2nd
1984/85 4 8th First round
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1985/86 4 11th
1986/87 4 8th
1987/88 4 4th
1988/89 4 1st
1989/90 3 2ªB 13th
1990/91 3 2ªB 11th Third round
1991/92 3 2ªB 10th First round
1992/93 3 2ªB 8th Third round
1993/94 3 2ªB 3rd First round
1994/95 3 2ªB 2nd Second round
1995/96 3 2ªB 8th Quarterfinals
1996/97 3 2ªB 2nd
1997/98 2 17th Second round
1998/99 2 3rd Third round
1999/00 1 17th First round
2000/01 1 20th Round of 16
2001/02 2 17th Round of 64
2002/03 2 14th Round of 16
2003/04 2 3rd Round of 64
2004/05 1 19th Quarterfinals
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2005/06 2 8th Third round
2006/07 2 8th Second round
2007/08 2 1st Second round
2008/09 1 19th Round of 32
2009/10 2 8th Second round
2010/11 2 10th Second round
2011/12 2 10th Third round
2012/13 2 12th Second round
2013/14 2 13th Second round
2014/15 2 12th Third round
2015/16 2 9th Second round
2016/17 2 17th Second round
2017/18 2 6th Round of 16
2018/19 2 17th Second round
2019/20 2 20th First round
2020/21 3 2ªB

Current squad[edit]

The numbers are established according to the official website: and

As of 11 October 2020

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Spain ESP Roberto Jara
2 DF Spain ESP Borja San Emeterio
3 DF Spain ESP David Castro
4 MF Equatorial Guinea EQG Federico Bikoro (on loan from Zaragoza)
5 DF Spain ESP Borja López
6 MF Ivory Coast CIV Ronald Gbizie (on loan from Huesca)
7 FW Spain ESP José Fran
8 MF Spain ESP Antonio Cotán
9 FW Spain ESP Asier Benito (on loan from Eibar)
10 MF Spain ESP Juan Carlos Menudo
No. Pos. Nation Player
11 FW Morocco MAR Moha
13 GK Spain ESP Ximo Miralles
16 DF Spain ESP Fran Manzanara
17 FW Spain ESP Jesús Tamayo
18 DF Spain ESP Lillo
19 FW Spain ESP Toni Gabarre
20 DF Spain ESP Jon Sillero (on loan from Athletic Bilbao)
21 DF Spain ESP Roberto Corral (on loan from Valladolid)
22 FW Spain ESP Álvaro Traver

Reserve team[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Spain ESP Toni Varea

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. Pos. Nation Player

Current technical staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Spain Luis Carrión
Assistant manager Spain Álex Huerta
Fitness coach Spain Roberto Llorente
Coach Spain David Ramos
Coach Spain Fernando Alonso
Goalkeeping coach Spain Francisco Sanz

Last updated: June 2019
Source: CD Numancia

Former players[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NUEVO ESTADIO DE 'LOS PAJARITOS'". CD Numancia. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  2. ^ "HISTORIA CD NUMANCIA | Numancia - Web Oficial". HISTORIA CD NUMANCIA | Numancia - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  3. ^ Numancia wins in Tarragona in the 94' and nears promotion Archived 8 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  4. ^ (Spanish)
  5. ^ Numancia 1–0 Barcelona; ESPN Soccernet, 31 August 2008
  6. ^ League champions![permanent dead link] (in Spanish)

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