History & Background
Sociedad Deportiva Huesca, S.A.D. is a newcomer in the La Liga scene, having qualified for their first ever top flight campaign in 2018/19. The orignal SD Huesca Fútbol Club was founded in 1910. In 1960 the Sociedad Deportiva Huesca evolved and was participating in fourth division Spanish football as recently as 2004.
The club hails from Huesca, Aragon.Blue and garnet represents the home colors of the club. SD Huesca natives are known as Oscense, and eventually, it became the nickname of the city’s football club as well. SD Huesca plays their home games at Estadio El Alcoraz, which can accommodate a maximum crowd of 7,638.
SD Huesca don’t have any top flight silverware. Their only trophy above Spanish third tier came in 2020, when they lifted the Segunda División title.
Japan’s third all-time highest goal scorer Shinji Okazaki joined SD Huesca in 2019 after being released by Malaga. Okazaki was one of the key players in the Leicester City squad that had miraculously claimed the Premier League title in 2017. He was Japan’s top scorer in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, in which the Blue Samurais finished as champions.
SD Huesca: Recent Times
In recent years, the club have enjoyed their most successful period. In 2016/17, the Aragonese outfit qualified for the La Liga promotion play-offs for the first time. However, they couldn’t make it to the top flight. The following season, the finished second in Segunda División and secured their maiden top-fight promotion.
Huesca’s first season in La Liga was a bittersweet one. They had this ecstatic joy of playing the best sides in Spain, but also had to suffer a heartbreak as they got relegated at the end of the season. The club’s Copa Del Rey run ended at the round of 32. They splashed €8m in new signings, but only made €400k from player sales.
The road back to La Liga didn’t prove to be much of a lengthy one to Huesca as the Oscense won the Spanish second division and booked a spot in La Liga 2020/21. In Copa del Rey, the club couldn’t progress past the second round. The club spent €800k in signings and received €11.5m from player sales.
SD Huesca: Present Team
SD Huesca: Playing Style
In 2019/20, Huesca lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. They relied on their wingers heavily for making things happen on the opposition half. As the wingers press the rival defense, it frees up space for fullbacks to surge forward and provide more attacking outlet. Two of the midfield trio supports the central striker, while the defensive midfielder remains at the heart of the pitch to break opposition play. They were predominantly an attacking side last season.
Shinji Okazaki: The 34 year old proved that he is still a potent finisher and amassed an impressive tally of 12 goals.
David Ferreiro: Ferriero had only one goal to his name last season, but the winger compensated for the low goal count with 10 assists.
Álvaro Fernández: The Huesca number one conceded only 35 goals last season and kept 12 clean sheets.
Official club name: Sociedad Deportiva Huesca
Address: Camino Cocorón
22004 Huesca (Residents: 52.282). Spain
Tel: +34 (974) 212679
Fax: +34 (974) 211306
Founded: Mar 29, 1960
Members: 6.200 (Score: Jan 22, 2020)
Name of stadium: El Alcoraz
Total capacity: 7.800
Seats: 7.800. Built: 1972
Under-soil heating: No
Running track: No
Surface: Natural grass
Pitch size: 105m x 68m