|Full name||Club Atlético Osasuna|
|Nickname(s)||Los Rojillos/Gorritxoak (The Reds)|
|Founded||24 October 1920|
|2016–17||La Liga, 19th (relegated)|
|Website||Club home page|
Founded in 1920, it currently plays in La Liga, holding home games at the 19,800-capacity El Sadar Stadium. 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").
The club achieved its 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, losing after extra time to Real Betis.
On 27 November 2005, Osasuna played its 1,000th game in La Liga. After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, Osasuna made history by finishing in fourth place – equalling its best ever finish – synonymous with the chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League in the following season through play-off matches. This achievement was made more dramatic by the suspense that was maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla 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. Osasuna, however, did not 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 its history.
Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma, Lens, Odense and Heerenveen. The club qualified for the knock-out stage, finishing second in its group, and were drawn against Bordeaux, which 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 Rangers, and Osasuna again progressed following a 1–1 draw in Scotland and a 1–0 win at home. The club was drawn against German side Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, Osasuna not only progressed to the semi-finals 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 semi-finals, 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 entering the final matchday at home to Real Madrid, the club 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.
Osasuna had varied success following those seasons, but struggled again from 2012 to 2014, being relegated to the second division after an 18th-place finish in 2013–14. A managerial change resulted in substantial improvement, and Osasuna won the final match of the regular 2015–16 season away to Oviedo 0–5, qualifying for promotion playoffs and finishing sixth in the table. It subsequently won all its playoff games – against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the semifinal stage and Girona in the final stage – to achieve promotion once again to La Liga.
The 2016–17 ended with the club being relegated again.
Season Div Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA GD P Cup Europe Notes 2007–08 1D 17 38 12 7 19 37 44 -7 43 last 32 2008–09 1D 15 38 10 13 15 41 47 -6 43 last 16 2009–10 1D 12 38 11 10 17 37 46 -9 46 quarter-finals 2010–11 1D 9 38 13 8 17 45 46 -1 47 last 32 2011–12 1D 7 38 13 15 10 44 61 -17 54 last 16 2012–13 1D 16 38 10 9 19 33 50 -17 39 last 16 2013–14 1D 18 38 10 9 19 32 62 -30 39 last 16 Relegated 2014–15 2D 18 42 11 12 19 41 60 -19 45 2nd round 2015–16 2D 6 42 17 13 12 47 40 +7 64 2nd round Promoted as play-off winners 2016–17 1D 20 35 3 10 22 37 84 -47 19 last 16 Relegated (in progress)
Season to seasonEdit
- As of 17 January 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
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. In the early 2010s, some controversies arose over the organization's management of the team: in March 2011, eleven players left the team accusing the executives of sexism, lack of interest and poor training conditions, and, in May of the following year, outgoing chairman Patxi Izco declared women's football as unsightly and unsuitable for women.
Season to seasonEdit
- El Sadar Stadium; at Google Maps
- Spain Cup Tournaments 2004/05; at RSSSF
- Osasuna 2–1 Real Madrid; ESPN Soccernet, 31 May 2009
- Resultados históricos de las ligas españolas de fútbol en categorías femeninas (Historic results in Spanish leagues in women's football); at Futbolme (in Spanish)
- Nueva polémica en el equipo femenino de Osasuna (New controversy in Osasuna's women's team); Vavel (in Spanish)
- Nueve jugadoras dejan el equipo femenino de Osasuna (Nine players leave Osasuna's women's team); Diario de Navarra, 25 March 2011 (in Spanish)
- "El fútbol femenino es antiestético" ("Women's football is unsightly"); Marca, 28 May 2012 (in Spanish)
- Desaparece el Osasuna femenino. Diario de Navarra, 6 June 2014
- "El Iruña será filial de Osasuna en tercera las cinco próximas temporadas" [Iruña will be the affiliate of Osasuna in Tercera for the next 5 seasons] (in Spanish). Navarra.com. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Osasuna y Xota ya van de la mano" (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.