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Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, S.A.D., is a Spanish football club in Huesca, in the autonomous community of Aragon. Founded on March 29, 1960, SD Huesca plays in the Segunda División, after relegation from La Liga where they finished 19th in the 2018–19 season. This season was the only season played in the top Spanish division in the club's history.[4] As recently as 2004, they were still participating in Tercera División (the 4th Tier of Spanish Football). SD Huesca plays its home games at Estadio El Alcoraz, which seats 7,638 spectators.[2]

Huesca
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Full nameSociedad Deportiva Huesca, S.A.D.[1]
Nickname(s)Oscenses
Azulgranas
Los de la cruz de San Jorge
Founded29 March 1960; 59 years ago (29 March 1960)
GroundEl Alcoraz, Huesca,
Aragon, Spain
Capacity7,638[2]
OwnerFundación Alcoraz
PresidentAgustín Lasaosa
Head coachMíchel[3]
LeagueSegunda División
2018–19La Liga, 19th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The city of Huesca is one of the pioneers in the introduction of football in Aragon. In the beginning of the 20th century (1903) the city already had a society named Foot-ball Oscense.[5]

Huesca CF was founded in 1910 with Jorge Cajal as the first president.[6] On April 10, 1910 the first formal match was played in the city of Huesca between the teams of the Sertorius Club, formed by high school students, and El Ideal de Magisterio Oscense. The match was organized by Huesca Sport Club.

In 1913, Huesca Sport Club became Huesca Fútbol Club. At this time other teams also emerged, among them Atlético Osca and the Stadium, which later merged with Huesca FC. The Stadium wore blue and red colors of Barcelona and the team acquired those colors for their T-shirts.[5]

16 years later it folded – after it had joined the Royal Spanish Football Federation in 1922 (its department in the Aragon autonomous community in Spain - the Aragonese Football Federation, founded in 1922).[5] But in 1929 reappeared as CD Huesca, being renamed Unión Deportiva in 1943[5], but the club again disappeared in 1956 due to financial problems. The first president after official registration of the Huesca Fútbol Club was Santos Solana.[5] Lorenzo Lera was the first associate of the club, which was enrolled in the Federation with the blaugrana colours as its founding members were FC Barcelona supporters.

One of the first games of written reference was a local derby against Bosco FC, a 3–5 loss. In the mid-1920s the club turned professional and, in 1926, a match against FC Barcelona was played at the Villa Isabel, in a 2–2 draw. Following the serious incidents that occurred on October 23, 1927 in the match against Real Zaragoza in the Regional Championship, with a field invasion by fans due to lousy arbitration and consequent sanctions of the Regional Federation for three months, the club was withdrawn from the championship and passed its players to other teams.[5] In early 1930s emerged the Huesca Sports Club (Club Deportivo Huesca) which won the Regional Fans Championship (Campeonato Regional de Aficionados) in the 1930-31 season, reaching the final of the National Championship, where lost to Ciosvín in the Estadio Chamartín in Madrid. During the Civil War, football was still played in Huesca and in 1939 the Huesca Fútbol Club instantly reappeared. From the 1943-44 season and after being renamed to Unión Deportiva Huesca the club played for seven consecutive seasons in Tercera División. In 1950, Huesca first reached Segunda División.[5]

On March 29, 1960 Sociedad Deportiva Huesca evolved, first playing in Segunda División B in 1977. The 1960-61 season Huesca played in Regional category and achieved promotion to Tercera División, where remained for 12 consecutive seasons.[7]

In the 1972-73 season the club was relegated to Primera Regional, which is a regional level competition. But the next year it returned to Tercera División. The club headed Tercera División in the 1989-90 season and as a result was promoted to Segunda División B.[7]

In the 2005-06 season, SD Huesca was relegated to Tercera División.[8] In 2006 the club finished second in the Copa Federación de España, losing to Puertollano; in that same season it narrowly avoided relegation to Tercera División, after a dramatic play-off against Castillo.

In the 2006–07 campaign the club reached the play-offs for promotion to the second level, having lost a two-legged final against Córdoba CF. In the following season, it returned to the "silver category". It happened on September 15, 2008 after the win over Écjija in the promotion play-off.[8]

2008–09's second division was a regular one for Huesca led by coach Antonio Calderón, with the new league status being maintained with many rounds left. Huesca finished that season in the 11th position. Rubén Castro, loaned by Deportivo La Coruña, was one of the most important players during the campaign, scoring 14 times, ninth-best in the league. In its second season in the Segunda División, the team struggled to remain there. Huesca finished in 13th position, just 2 points away from being relegated.[9] The best scorer in the team that season was Juanjo Camacho, who scored 8 goals in the competition.[10]

In the 2010-11 season Huesca retained its place in the Segunda División finishing in the 14th position.[11] The result was achieved by the good defensive performance. The goalkeeper Andrés Fernández was awarded with the Zamora Trophy for having the lowest "goals-to-games" ratio in the division.

Relegation followed at the end of the 2012–13 season, but the club returned to the Segunda División in 2015 after a first-place finish and eventually a two-leg play-off victory over Huracán Valencia.

After the 2016–17 season, Huesca qualified for the promotion play-offs to La Liga for the first time ever, but was eliminated in the semifinals by Getafe. In the 2017–18 season, Huesca was promoted to La Liga for the first time in their history after winning 2–0 against Lugo on May 21, 2018 at the Anxo Carro stadium.[12] On 4 May 2019, Huesca was relegated back to the Segunda División after only one season in La Liga.[13][14]

On May 28, 2019 Huesca was raided by the police and other authorities in connection with alleged illegal activities including match fixing. There is no suggestion at this stage if Huesca or anyone at the club are guilty. This matter is currently ongoing.

Huesca started the 2019-20 season in the Segunda División with 6 wins in the first 10 games, among which 4 victories in 5 home games at the Estadio El Alcoraz.[15]

Season to seasonEdit

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

StadiumEdit

During the 1971–72 season Huesca decided to build a new football stadium, the team's third in its history, located in the hills of San Jorge. In Estadio El Alcoraz (7,638-seats capacity), the 1974 Amateur Cup of Spain final took place.

Training facilitiesEdit

  • Name: Ciudad Deportiva San Jorge
  • Size: 100 x 64 m.
  • Grass: Artificial (since 2005)
  • Address: Extension Ricardo del Arco, s / n. – Phone: 974 24 29 25

Current squadEdit

As of 3 September 2019.[16]

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 Álvaro Fernández
2   DF Miguelón (on loan from Villarreal)
3   DF Josué Sá (on loan from Anderlecht)
4   DF Pablo Insua (on loan from Schalke)
5   MF Pedro Mosquera
6   MF Cheick Doukouré (on loan from Levante)
7   MF David Ferreiro
8   MF Eugeni
9   FW Dani Escriche
10   FW Cristo González (on loan from Udinese)
11   DF Javi Galán
12   FW Shinji Okazaki
13   GK Rubén Yáñez (on loan from Getafe)
14   DF Jorge Pulido (captain)
No. Position Player
15   DF Toni Datković (on loan from NK Lokomotiva)
16   DF Luisinho
17   MF Mikel Rico
18   MF Sergio Gómez (on loan from Borussia Dortmund)
19   DF Pedro López
20   MF Jaime Seoane
21   MF Juan Carlos
22   MF Joaquín Muñoz
23   FW Dani Raba (on loan from Villarreal)
24   FW Ivi (on loan from Levante)
25   MF Kelechi Nwakali
26   DF Kike Hermoso
30   GK Antonio Valera

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Position Player
  MF Damián Musto

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 Aleksandar Jovanović (on loan at Aarhus until 30 June 2020)
  GK Ander Bardají (on loan at Ejea until 30 June 2020)
  FW Jonathan Toro (on loan at Tondela until 30 June 2020)

Club officialsEdit

Current technical staffEdit

Position Staff
Head coach   Míchel
Assistant coach   Jaime Ramos Hernández
Goalkeeping coach   Adrián Mallén
Fitness coach   Sergio Pardo
Technical assistants   José Ortega
  Adrián Sipán
Chief of medical services   Juan Carlos Galindo
Physiotherapists   Javier Luis Bail
  Jorge Marco
Physical readapter   Víctor Escamilla
Chiropodist   Antonio Gómez
Kit men   Chera
  Samuel Sánchez
Delegate   Luis Miguel Lasaosa

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: SD Huesca

Board of directorsEdit

Office Name
President Agustín Lasaosa
Secretary Pedro Ibaibarriaga
Directors José Abarca
Sergio Alfonso
Carmelo Bosque
Sergio Gracia
José Antonio Martín
Agustín Pueyo
Manuel Torres
General director Jose Luis Ortas
Documentation secretary Maite Franco
Projects and resources department Luis Sanclemente
Sporting director Emilio Vega
Academy director Ramón Tejada
Women's team director Azucena Garanto
Medical director Juan Carlos Galindo
Infrastructure and production director Luis Sanclemente
Financial director Carlos Laguna
Marketing and commercial director Daniel Oliván
Operations and services director Agustín Pueyo
Comunication director Jara Echeverría
Digital development director Azucena Garant

Last updated: 9 April 2019
Source: SD Huesca

CoachesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SOCIEDAD DEPORTIVA HUESCA" (in Spanish). SD Huesca. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Así es el nuevo Alcoraz: un estadio 'inglés' para una ciudad de Primera" [That is the new Alcoraz: an 'English' stadium for a city of La Liga] (in Spanish). Heraldo de Aragón. 13 September 2018. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Huesca appoint Michel as their new coach". Marca. 1 June 2019.
  4. ^ "DE 2ªB AL SUEÑO DE 1ª EN CUATRO TEMPORADAS | SD Huesca". DE 2ªB AL SUEÑO DE 1ª EN CUATRO TEMPORADAS | SD Huesca (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "EL HUESCA Y SUS DIFERENTES DENOMINACIONES | SD Huesca". EL HUESCA Y SUS DIFERENTES DENOMINACIONES | SD Huesca (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  6. ^ 1910 nace el fútbol en Huesca
  7. ^ a b 45 AÑOS DE SD HUESCA EN 3ª Y 2ª DIVISIÓN B
  8. ^ a b "CASTILLO, BENIDORM, CÓRDOBA Y ÉCIJA PARA LLEGAR A 2ª | SD Huesca". CASTILLO, BENIDORM, CÓRDOBA Y ÉCIJA PARA LLEGAR A 2ª | SD Huesca (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  9. ^ "2009-2010 Segunda Stats". FBref.com. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  10. ^ "2009-2010 Huesca Estadísticas". FBref.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  11. ^ "2010-2011 Segunda Stats".
  12. ^ "El Huesca es de Primera" [Huesca are in the Primera]. Diario AS (in Spanish). 21 May 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Rayo Vallecano relegated to the Segunda Division". Football Espana.
  14. ^ "Huesca relegated after being thrashed 6-2 by Valencia". Reuters UK.
  15. ^ "La SD Huesca brilla ante el Málaga en El Alcoraz | SD Huesca". La SD Huesca brilla ante el Málaga en El Alcoraz | SD Huesca (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Primer equipo" [Pantilla] (in Spanish). SD Huesca. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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