Club Atlético Osasuna was established in 1920 in Pamplona, Navarre. The club made it’s first La Liga appearance in 1935 and has made a total of 38 appearances in Spanish top division throughout its 100 years of existence. The club gets its nickname “Los Rojillos” (The Reds) from its bright red home shirt. CA Osasuna hosts visiting sides at El Sadar Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 18, 375 and has been the home stadium of the club since 1967.
CA Osasuna: Honors
Osasuna has no major domestic or continental trophy on its trophy cabinet. The club finished fourth in La Liga in 2005/06 and got the chance to play the UEFA Champions League qualifiers the next season. But, they never reached the group stages as they were knocked out of the qualification phase by Hamburger SV. The Reds contested in the Copa del Rey final in 2005, where they fell short to Real Betis in extra time.
Copa del Rey: Runners-up 2004–0
Segunda División: Winners (4): 1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61, 2018–19
Runners-up: 1934–35, 1939–40, 1999–2000
Tercera División: Winners 7 times
Pierre Webó played for Osasuna during the club’s brightest chapters in history. The ex-Cameroon international had influential roles in their fourth-place league finish in 2006. Webó arrived at Osasuna in 2003 but was immediately loaned out to Leganés. He came back to the club in 2004 and earned 114 caps for them before moving to Mallorca in 2007.
CA Osasuna: Recent Times
Osasuna have been in and out of La Liga over the past decade. After a 14 year streak at the top tier, the Reds got relegated in 2014. They did earn promotion in 2016/17, but failed to stay up. In 2019/20, the club regained its La Liga status.
In the 2018/19 season, Osasuna became Segunda División champions for the fourth time in their history and earned eligibility to feature in 2019/20 La Liga season. The club couldn’t get past the second round of Copa del Rey. The club had spent €1.60m on transfers and made €3.45m from player sales.
Osasuna are close to avoiding the drop from La Liga. Before the league took a break, they had 34 points by their name and occupied the 11th place on the table. 6 more points from the remaining 11 games would extend their La Liga tenure to next season. The club got knocked out from the Copa del Rey Round of 16s. The club spent €13.95m in transfers but had no cash inflow from player sales.
CA Osasuna: Present Team
Osasuna mostly deploy a 4-4-2 formation and relies on their wide players to close down the passing lanes of opponent attackers and attack the opposition fullbacks whenever they are exposed. The central pivot is tasked with the responsibility to force a block and control the tempo of the game. Osasuna have been brave with their game plan and didn’t back out from playing attacking football, even against tougher opponents.
Chimy Avila has enjoyed a great season wearing the Osasuna shirt. The Argentine forward picked up 9 goals and 2 assists from 18 starts and 2 sub appearances. He has been aerially strong inside the box and has been very clinical with his finishing.
In the Osasuna setup, the wingers have to keep their noses to the grindstone and Roberto Torres did nothing less than that. The 31-year-old can play some killer long passes and position himself properly to limit the passing option of the opposition. Torres has scored 6 goals and assisted 7 more this campaign.
Pervis Estupiñán has shown great diligence as a left-back for Osasuna. The Ecuadorian has the South American flair on his legs, which enables to dribble through the opposition and bomb forward. He has also demonstrated fantastic judgment and agility in making tackles and interceptions.
Official club name: Club Atlético Osasuna
Address: Calle Sadar
31006 Pamplona (Residents: 201.653). Spain
Tel: +34 (928) 152636
Fax: +34 (928) 151655
Founded: Nov 17, 1920
Members: 15.502 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: El Sadar
Total capacity: 18.761
Seats: 18.761. Built: 1967
Construction costs: €3.30m
(Last refurbishment : 1989)
Formerly: Reyno de Navarra
Under-soil heating: No
Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 67m