Real Oviedo (Asturian: Real Uviéu[3]) is a Spanish football club based in Oviedo, Asturias. Founded on 26 March 1926, the club plays in the Segunda División, the second tier of the Spanish football league system. The club plays at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere,[4] opened on 30 September 2000, and is the largest sports stadium in Asturias. In the all-time league table for the Spanish top division (La Liga), Oviedo ranks in 18th place, as it has played 38 seasons on it.

Real Oviedo
Full nameReal Oviedo, S.A.D.
Los Azules (The Blues),
Founded26 March 1926; 98 years ago (1926-03-26)
GroundEstadio Carlos Tartiere
OwnerGrupo Pachuca (51%)[2]
Grupo Carso (20%)
Others (29%)
PresidentMartín Peláez
Head coachLuis Miguel Carrión
LeagueSegunda División
2022–23Segunda División, 8th of 22
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club had 21,517 season ticket holders in the 2023–2024 season and their fans are called "carbayones". Its local rivals are Sporting Gijón on the sea coast to its north, with whom the club contests the Asturian derby.

Real Oviedo has also a women's team, called Real Oviedo Femenino. It has played several times in the Spanish first division (Liga F) but now[when?] it competes in the third tier (Segunda Federación Femenina).



Founded in 1926 after a merger of Stadium Ovetense and Real Club Deportivo Oviedo. The first one was founded by young people who had studied in England, where the "foot-ball" was already popular. And the second club was founded a few years later by a split in the first.[5] Oviedo first reached La Liga seven years later.

Their attacking quartet of Emilín, Galé, Herrerita and Isidro Lángara (all represented Spain in this period), as well as Casuco and Ricardo Gallart modernised the game with their pace and running off the ball tied with sharp passing and one-touch football, played in a style 30/40 years before its time, being dubbed Delanteras Eléctricas ("The electric forwards"); all this was connected with a rigid training and fitness regime started by a former manager of the club, Englishman Fred Pentland.

Isidro Lángara won three consecutive Pichichi trophies from 1933–34 to 1935–36.

Lángara won the Pichichi Trophy three years in a row prior to the Spanish Civil War, as Oviedo broke all scoring records (174 goals in 62 league games). With the outbreak of the conflict, however, the team broke up: Lángara emigrated to South America, Herrerita and Emilín signed with FC Barcelona, Galé with Racing de Santander and Gallart with Racing de Ferrol.

When football in the country resumed in 1939, Oviedo could not play 1939–40 season, as their pitch was deemed unplayable – Francisco Franco's troops had used the stadium as an ammunition dump. During the following decades, the club bounced back between the first and second levels, the high point being a best-ever third position in 1962–63 (ranking joint-first with Real Madrid after the first 15 rounds), while the lowest was the side's first relegation to Segunda División B, in 1978 (for a single season).

With the FIFA World Cup to be held in Spain in 1982, the Carlos Tartiere Stadium was completely renewed, the first match being held with the Chile national team, 0–0. In 1984–85 Oviedo won the soon-to-be-defunct Spanish League Cup (second division), after successively defeating UD Salamanca, Bilbao Athletic, CF Lorca Deportiva, CE Sabadell FC and Atlético Madrileño (the latter with a 2–1 aggregate in the final).

In 1988 Oviedo returned to the top division, after ousting RCD Mallorca in the promotion playoffs (2–1 on aggregate, with striker Carlos, who would feature prominently for the club in the following years, scoring one of the goals), and remained in that level for 13 consecutive seasons – in 1990–91 it finished sixth, qualifying for the first time for Europe, and being knocked out in the first round by Genoa C.F.C. of Italy (2–3). Oviedo bounced back from that defeat immediately, with a 2–1 win at the Camp Nou over Barcelona.[6][7]

Real Oviedo first squad in 1926.

After that successful year, there were more brilliant seasons and others where relegation was narrowly dodged (in 1998 Real Oviedo succeeded in a relegation playoff to stay up after beating UD Las Palmas). In a nutshell, the Carbayones had an outstanding run in La Liga during the 1990s with a team which lined up top international players. In 1992 Real Oviedo as well as most Spanish football clubs was forced to become public limited sports company. The initial capital stock for Real Oviedo amounted to €3.6 million.[8]

On 4 October 1995, Real Oviedo played its 1,000th game in La Liga.

In 2000, the new Carlos Tartiere Stadium with 30,500 seats became Real Oviedo's new ground. It was officially opened on 20 September 2000 with a match between Real Oviedo and Partizan Belgrade, where Real Oviedo lost 0–2 to the Serbian side. Three days before, Real Oviedo and UD Las Palmas had got a 2–2 draw on the first fixture in the 2000–01 season.[9]

After being relegated two consecutive times, Real Oviedo suffered severe economic troubles, which, when coupled with a profound lack of institutional support from the city's government, resulted in the team's inability to pay its players. The club was then forced to drop all the way to the fourth division of Spanish football, for the 2003–04 season; at this point the team nearly folded but eventually recovered and regrouped, returning to level three in the following campaign.

Chart of Real Oviedo league performance 1929-2023

Oviedo lasted two further campaigns before dropping down a level again. In another playoff against a Mallorca team – this time the reserves, the club returned again to the third division, after a penalty shootout; however, its survival remained at risk in the following years, due to continuing financial difficulties.[10]

The financial dire straits continued into the 2012–13 season, when Oviedo called on supporters to buy shares in the club. A few footballers, notably Santi Cazorla, Juan Mata, Michu and Adrián who all started their careers there, offered their financial support in an attempt to save the club from bankruptcy – the club had until 17 November to raise 2 million in order to prevent closure.[11][12][13]

On 17 November 2012, Carlos Slim, at the time the richest person in the world, invested $2.5 million in the club, therefore gaining a controlling stake.[14][15]

On 31 May 2015, Oviedo confirmed their return to the Spanish Segunda División after a thirteen-year absence with a 2–1 aggregate victory over Cádiz in the 2015 Segunda División B play-offs.

Season to season

Carlos Tartiere Stadium
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1929 2 7th Round of 16
1929–30 2 5th Quarter-finals
1930–31 2 8th Round of 16
1931–32 2 2nd Round of 16
1932–33 2 1st Round of 16
1933–34 1 6th Semi-finals
1934–35 1 3rd Round of 16
1935–36 1 3rd Round of 16
1940–41 1 8th Quarter-finals
1941–42 1 11th Round of 16
1942–43 1 6th Round of 16
1943–44 1 4th Round of 16
1944–45 1 4th Quarter-finals
1945–46 1 5th Semi-finals
1946–47 1 8th Round of 16
1947–48 1 9th Round of 16
1948–49 1 5th Round of 16
1949–50 1 14th Quarter-finals
1950–51 2 6th DNP
1951–52 2 1st Quarter-finals
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1952–53 1 9th Round of 16
1953–54 1 15th DNP
1954–55 2 2nd DNP
1955–56 2 2nd DNP
1956–57 2 4th DNP
1957–58 2 1st DNP
1958–59 1 11th Round of 16
1959–60 1 6th Round of 16
1960–61 1 13th Round of 16
1961–62 1 10th Round of 16
1962–63 1 3rd Round of 16
1963–64 1 14th Round of 16
1964–65 1 15th Round of 16
1965–66 2 4th Round of 16
1966–67 2 5th Round of 32
1967–68 2 6th Round of 32
1968–69 2 11th DNP
1969–70 2 7th Round of 16
1970–71 2 14th Round of 16
1971–72 2 1st Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1972–73 1 12th Round of 16
1973–74 1 18th Round of 16
1974–75 2 1st Round of 16
1975–76 1 16th Round of 16
1976–77 2 5th Round of 32
1977–78 2 17th Round of 16
1978–79 3 2ª B 2nd Round of 32
1979–80 2 11th Round of 16
1980–81 2 10th Round of 32
1981–82 2 16th Round of 32
1982–83 2 12th Round of 32
1983–84 2 13th Round of 32
1984–85 2 16th Round of 16
1985–86 2 8th Round of 16
1986–87 2 16th Round of 32
1987–88 2 4th Round of 32
1988–89 1 12th Round of 32
1989–90 1 11th Round of 16
1990–91 1 6th Round of 16
1991–92 1 11th Round of 16
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
1992–93 1 16th Quarter-finals
1993–94 1 9th Quarter-finals
1994–95 1 9th Round of 32
1995–96 1 14th Round of 16
1996–97 1 17th Round of 16
1997–98 1 18th Round of 32
1998–99 1 14th Round of 32
1999–2000 1 16th Round of 16
2000–01 1 18th Round of 32
2001–02 2 7th Round of 32
2002–03 2 21st Round of 16
2003–04 4 1st Round of 32
2004–05 4 1st Second round
2005–06 3 2ª B 7th Second round
2006–07 3 2ª B 19th First round
2007–08 4 1st DNP
2008–09 4 1st Second round
2009–10 3 2ª B 2nd Second round
2010–11 3 2ª B 8th Second round
2011–12 3 2ª B 6th Round of 32
Season Tier Division Place Copa del Rey
2012–13 3 2ª B 3rd Second round
2013–14 3 2ª B 5th First round
2014–15 3 2ª B 1st Round of 32
2015–16 2 9th Third round
2016–17 2 8th Second round
2017–18 2 7th Second round
2018–19 2 8th Second round
2019–20 2 15th First round
2020–21 2 13th Second round
2021–22 2 7th First round
2022–23 2 8th Round of 32
2023–24 2 6th Second round

European history

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
1991–92 UEFA Cup R64   Genoa 1–0 1–3 2–3

Current squad


The numbers are established according to the official website:

As of 11 September 2023

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   FRA Quentin Braat
2 DF   ESP Mario Hernández
3 DF   ESP Rodri Tarín
4 DF   ESP David Costas
5 MF   ESP Luismi Sánchez
6 MF   ESP Jimmy Suárez
7 MF   ESP Viti Rozada
8 MF   ESP Santi Cazorla
9 FW   ESP Borja Bastón (captain)
10 MF   ESP Víctor Camarasa
11 MF   ARG Santiago Colombatto
12 DF   ESP Dani Calvo
13 MF   URU Santiago Homenchenko (on loan from Peñarol)
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FW   BRA Alemão (on loan from Pachuca)
15 DF   ESP Oier Luengo
16 MF   ESP Jaime Seoane
17 MF   ESP Sebas Moyano
18 MF   ESP Paulino (on loan from Pachuca)
19 FW   ESP Álex Millán
20 FW   POR Masca
21 DF   ESP Carlos Pomares
22 MF   BEL Jonathan Dubasin (on loan from Basel)
23 DF   ESP Abel Bretones
24 DF   ESP Lucas Ahijado
25 MF   ESP Borja Sánchez
31 GK   ESP Leo Román (on loan from Mallorca)

Reserve team


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
26 GK   ESP Marco Coronas
27 FW   ESP Enol Rodríguez
28 MF   ESP Mario Sesè
29 DF   DOM Charbel Wehbe
30 DF   ESP Marco Esteban
No. Pos. Nation Player
33 DF   ESP Aimar Collante
34 MF   ESP Yayo González
35 DF   ESP Jaime Vázquez
36 MF   ESP Diego Menéndez

Out on loan


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ESP Mangel Prendes (at Ponferradina until 30 June 2024)
MF   ESP Álex Cardero (at Arenteiro until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   GHA Samuel Obeng (at Huesca until 30 June 2024)

Current technical staff

Position Staff
Head coach   Luis Miguel Carrión
Assistant coach   Domingo Cisma
Delegate   Dani Bautista
Rehab fitness coach   Víctor García Flores
Goalkeeping coach   Mauro de Ves
Kit man   Lito
  Silvino Aparicio
Chief of medical services   César Gómez Durán
Doctor   David Bonilla
Head of physiotherapists   Gabriel Díaz Peláez
Physiotherapist   Jesús Carro Hevia
  Carlos Álvarez Fueyo
Nutritionist   Luis Frechoso
Psychologist   Carlos Cuello

Last updated: September 2022
Source: Real Oviedo (in Spanish)


Winners (5): 1932–33, 1951–52, 1957–58, 1971–72, 1974–75
Winners: 1984–85
Winners: 2014–15
Winners (4): 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09



Pichichi Trophy


Zamora Trophy


Notable former players


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




Office Name
President   Martín Peláez
Counselor   Jorge Menéndez Vallina
Counselor   Manuel Paredes González
Counselor   Fernando Corral Mestas
Institutional relations   César Martín Villar

Last updated: July 2022
Source: Real Oviedo Official Website


Luis Aragonés was player and manager of the club.
Dates Name
1926–27   Fred Pentland
1927–28   Frank Burton
1928–29   Antonín Fivébr
1929–31   Patrick O'Connell
1931–33   Vicente Tonijuán
1933–35   Emilio Sampere
1935–36   José María Peña
1940–41   Cristóbal Martí
1941–42   Óscar Álvarez
1942–47   Manuel Meana
1947–48   Francisco Gamborena
1948–50   Juan Urquizu
1950–51   Patricio Caicedo
1951–54   Luis Urquiri
1954–55   Domènec Balmanya
1955   Óscar Álvarez
1955–56   Luis Pasarín
1956–57   Eduardo Toba
1957   Fernando Argila
1957–59   Abel Picabéa
1959   Luis Pasarín
1959–60   Fernando Argila
1960–61   Sabino Barinaga
1961   Fernando Argila
1961–62   Álvaro Pérez
1962   Antón
1962–63   Juan Ochoantesana
1963–64   Enrique Orizaola
1964   Eduardo Toba
1964–65   Enrique Martín
1965   Luis Diestro
1965–66   Francisco Antúnez
Dates Name
1966   Antón
1966–67   Juan Aretio
1967–68   Juan Ochoantesana
1968   Toni Cuervo
1968–69   Ramón Cobo
1969   Pedro Eguíluz
1969–70   Enrique Casas
1970   Horacio Leiva
1970–71   José Mª García de Andoín
1971   Toni Cuervo
1971–73   Eduardo Toba
1973–74   Sabino Barinaga
1974–76   Vicente Miera
1976–77   Toni Cuervo
1977–78   Manuel Ruiz Sosa
1978   Sabino Barinaga
1978–79   Eduardo "Lalo" Gómez Gª-Barbón
1979   José María
  Luis Diestro
1979–81   Nando Yosu
1981–82   José Víctor Rodríguez
1982–83   José María
1983–84   Luis Costa
1984–86   José Luis Romero
1986   Antonio Ruiz
1986–87   José Carrete
1987–89   Vicente Miera
1989–93   Javier Irureta
1993–95   Radomir Antić
1995–96   Ivica Brzić
1996–97   Juan Manuel Lillo
1997   José Antonio Novo
Dates Name
1997–98   Óscar Tabárez
1998–99   Fernando Vázquez
1999–00   Luis Aragonés
2000–01   Radomir Antić
2001–02   Enrique Marigil
2002–03   Vicente González-Villamil
2003   Miguel Sánchez
2003–06   Antonio Rivas
2006–07   Toño Velázquez
2007   Ramiro Solís
2007   Ismael Díaz
2007–08   Francisco José Carrasco
2008   Fermín Álvarez
2008–09   Raúl González
2009   Fermín Álvarez
2009–10   Pichi Lucas
2010–11   José Manuel Martínez
2011–12   Pacheta
2012–13   Félix Sarriugarte
2013–14   José Carlos Granero
2014   Roberto Robles
2014–16   Sergio Egea
2016   David Generelo
2016–17   Fernando Hierro
2017–19   Juan Antonio Anquela
2019   Sergio Egea
2019–20   Javi Rozada
2020–2022   José Ángel Ziganda
2022   Bolo
2022–2023   Álvaro Cervera
2023–   Luis Carrión



The Asturian derby has been closely contested throughout its history and the two teams have met 117 times in all competitions. Real Oviedo have won 49 times, while Sporting de Gijón have done so in 38 games; 30 draws have been produced.

Sporting won the first match ever played, a 2–1 win for the Regional Championships on 6 December 1926. The first top flight derby took place during the 1944–45 season, and honours were split over the two games: Oviedo won its home fixture 2–1, but lost by a record 0–6 at El Molinón.[16]

The inaugural second level season, 1929, also brought two local derbies – Oviedo thrashed Sporting 6–2 at home, while Sporting won 3–2 in the return fixture. On 15 March 1998, the last contest in the top level took place, and Oviedo emerged victorious 2–1 at the Tartiere, eventually managing to stay afloat (only through the play-offs though) whilst the Rojiblancos suffered direct relegation as 20th and last.



After the first relegation in its history to Tercera División, the historical record of the category was established in the 2003–04 season, with 10,759 season ticket holders, up to that time, the record was for Málaga CF in 1995 with 4,200. Oviedo fans have also established some other Spanish records, such as the record attendance for a Tercera División regular game (16,573 people vs Oviedo ACF)[17] or the record attendance for a Segunda B promotion game (27,214 people vs Mallorca B).[18]

Real Oviedo achieved its season ticket holders record in the 2023–24 season with 21,517 people. Their fans are gathered in more than 90 "peñas" (officially, club-affiliated supporters' groups), which are organized by APARO (Asociación de Peñas Azules del Real Oviedo). Oviedo's most notorious and hardcore "peña" is Symmachiarii, considered as the club "ultras".

Real Oviedo supporters maintain friendly relations with fans of Deportivo La Coruña, Real Valladolid and Sevilla and internationally with fans of Genoa and Žilina.

Sponsorships and manufacturers

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1981–1982 Puma
1982–1985 Meyba FIAT
1985–1989 Juan Casabella CLAS
1989–1990 Eder
1990–1991 Kelme
1991–1993 Cajastur
1993–1998 Joluvi
1998–2000 Erima
2000–2001 Puma
2001–2003 Principality of Asturias
2003–2008 Joluvi
2008–2012 Nike
2012–2014 Joma
2014–2015 ASAC Comunicaciones[19]
2015–2016 Hummel GAM
2016–2017 Adidas Procoin
2017–2018 Huawei
2019–2020 Oviedo
2020–2021 NMR
2021-2024 DIGI

Real Oviedo B


The reserve team, which plays since 2022 in the fourth level (Segunda Federación), was formerly named Vetusta. Vetusta was also the original name of the team, before the Royal Spanish Football Federation decree which banned unique reserve club names in the early 1990s.

Real Oviedo (women)


On 28 August 2017, women's club Oviedo Moderno CF signed an agreement with Real Oviedo for using their name and their blue and white colors, instead of their classic black and green, since the 2017–18 season, with the aim to be completely integrated into the structure of the club for the 2018–19 season onwards.[20] The club formerly used the blue and white colors for the 2016–17 promotion play-offs.

Oviedo currently plays in Segunda Federación, the Spanish third tier.


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