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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, holding home games at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos.

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Full nameClub Deportivo Numancia de Soria, S.A.D.
Nickname(s)Numantinos, Rojillos (Reds)
Founded9 April 1945
GroundLos Pajaritos, Soria,
Castile and León, Spain
PresidentMoisés Israel Garzón
Head coachLuis Carrión
LeagueSegunda División
2018–19Segunda División, 17th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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


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.[1]

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.[2]

Numancia's biggest moment in the history of the club came in 1999, when the team managed to promote to La Liga for the very first time. In the 1998-99 season, Numancia finished 3rd in Segunda, only behind Malaga CF and Atletico Madrid B. However, since Atletico B is Atletico Madrid's reserve side, they were not eligible for promotion. This meant that Numancia would promote directly, along with Malaga. Their first ever season in the Spanish elite proved to be challenging. Numancia eventually finished 17th, three points above relegated Real Betis, thus avoiding an immediate drop 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, although they were only three points behind Real Zaragoza, who avoided relegation. 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 reaching La Liga again in season 2003-04. During that season, Numancia finished third, equal on points with Getafe CF and two points above fourth placed Deportivo Alaves. Numancia'second spell in the Spanish elite was less successful than the first one, however. Numancia only won 6 games in total, and earned 29 points, thus being ten points behind 17th placed RCD Mallorca. This meant that relegation followed after just one season in the elite.

Following another three years in Segunda, Numancia once more returned 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.[3]


Season to seasonEdit

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

Current squadEdit

The numbers are established according to the official website: and

As of 28 August 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Juan Carlos
2   DF Álex Sola (on loan from Real Sociedad)
3   DF Adri Castellano
4   DF Derik Osede
5   DF Admonio Vicente
6   MF Alberto Escassi
8   MF Kako Sanz
9   FW Higinio Marín
10   FW Alain Oyarzun
11   FW Nacho Sánchez
12   MF Antonio Otegui (on loan from Osasuna)
13   GK Dani Barrio
14   MF Alberto Noguera
No. Position Player
15   MF Néstor Albiach
16   DF Carlos Gutiérrez
17   DF Iván Calero
18   FW Igor Zlatanović (on loan from Mallorca)
19   FW Guillermo
20   MF Gus Ledes
21   MF Marc Mateu
22   MF Curro Sánchez
23   DF Héctor Hernández
24   DF Marcos Isla
26   FW Moha
27   MF Ander Vidorreta
30   GK Roberto Jara

Reserve teamEdit

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

No. Position Player

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Position Player
  GK Taliby Konate (at Guijuelo until 30 June 2020)
  MF Yaw Yeboah (at Celta B until 30 June 2020)
  FW Jordi Sánchez (at Valencia Mestalla until 30 June 2020)

Current technical staffEdit

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

Last updated: June 2019
Source: CD Numancia

Former playersEdit


See alsoEdit


External linksEdit