Club Atlético Osasuna or Osasuna, is a Spanish football team based in Pamplona, Navarre. Founded in 1920, the club plays in Segunda División, holding home games at the 19,800-capacity El Sadar Stadium; the team tends to play in a red shirt with navy blue shorts, whereas the away kit differs from season to season. "Los Rojillos" is the club nickname, meaning "The Reds". The word "osasuna" means "health" in Basque, used in a sense of "strength" or "vigour". For different reasons, rivalries exist between Osasuna and Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid, other Basque clubs Athletic Bilbao. Founded in 1920, Osasuna first reached Segunda División in 1932, they made it to La Liga three seasons later. The club achieved its first UEFA Cup qualification in 1985–86 after finishing sixth reaching the third round in the 1990–91 edition. Finishing last in 1993–94, the side spent six years in the second level. In 2005, they reached the Copa del Rey final for the first time, losing to Real Betis after extra time. On 27 November 2005, Osasuna played their 1,000th game in La Liga.
After a stellar 2005–06 domestic campaign, they made history by finishing in fourth place – equalling the best finish – to enter the qualifying phase for the UEFA Champions League in the following season. This achievement was made more dramatic by the suspense, maintained until the last day of the championship in which Osasuna and Sevilla were both vying for fourth place – both ended the season with the same number of points but Osasuna finished higher due to their head-to-head record. However, they did not make it to the Champions League group phase, after being eliminated by Hamburger SV in the third qualifying round, leaving the Navarrese to compete in the UEFA Cup for the fifth time. Osasuna were drawn in Group D of the 2006–07 UEFA Cup along with Parma, Lens and Heerenveen; the club qualified for the knock-out stage, finishing second in the group, were drawn against Bordeaux, progressing 1–0 on aggregate, drawing 0–0 away before winning 1–0 in Pamplona through an extra time winner by Javad Nekounam.
Next up were Rangers, Osasuna again progressed following a 1–1 draw in Glasgow and a 1–0 win at home. The club was drawn against German side Bayer Leverkusen in the quarter-finals. Regarded as severe underdogs, Osasuna not only did so in style. In the semi-finals, the club was drawn against holders and fellow Spanish side Sevilla losing 1–2 on aggregate after a 1–0 home win. In the following two seasons, Osasuna struggled in the league. In 2008–09, they only avoided relegation in the final day. Osasuna had varied success following those seasons, but struggled again from 2012 to 2014, being relegated to the second division after an 18th-place finish in 2013–14. A managerial change resulted in substantial improvement, Osasuna won the final match of the regular 2015–16 season 0–5 away to Oviedo, finishing sixth in the table and qualifying for promotion playoffs and, they subsequently won all the playoff games – against Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the semi-final and Girona in the final – to achieve promotion once again to La Liga.
Osasuna finished 2016 -- 17 in 19th position. They could only manage 8th in their first campaign back in the second tier. Red and navy blue are the colours of CA Osasuna, reflected in the home club logo; the away kits tends to differ from the home kit. 37 seasons in La Liga 37 seasons in Segunda División 13 seasons in Tercera División 1 season in Categorías Regionales As of 29 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Copa del Rey: Runners-up 2004–05 Segunda División: Winners: 1934–35, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1960–61 Runners-up: 1939–40, 1999–2000 Tercera División: Winners 6 times Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.
Javier Aguirre Ivica Brzić Rafael Benítez José Antonio Camacho Miguel Ángel Lotina José Luis Mendilibar José Ángel Ziganda CA Osasuna B – Osasuna's B team in Segunda División B CD Iruña – affiliated team in Tercera División CA Osasuna cantera – youth system up to 19 years, in leagues including División de Honor Juvenil Xota FS – affiliated futsal club Corruption in Navarre Official website Futbolme team profile BDFutbol team profile
Club Deportivo Tenerife, S. A. D. is a Spanish football club based in Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Founded in 1912, it plays in Segunda División, holding home matches at the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, with a 22,824-seat capacity. Tenerife has a history playing in the top flight of La Liga, they have been promoted to the top tier on 4 occasions, including a 10-year stint from 1989 to 1999. The club managed to finish as high as 5th in the league table on two occasions during that period, which qualified them for the first round of UEFA Cup, they most played in La Liga in 2010. Being based on the offshore Canary archipelago, while playing its away games on the Spanish mainland, it and rivals Las Palmas from Gran Canaria are two of the most geographically isolated European professional clubs. Tenerife and Las Palmas contest the Canary Islands derby. Club Deportivo Tenerife was founded in 1912 as Sporting Club Tenerife, which had come about as a merger between two or more previous football clubs on the island.
The club changed its name to Club Deportivo Tenerife in 1922. La Liga started in 1928, but the team played in regional divisions until it was promoted to the Segunda División in 1953, it first reached the top flight in 1961, being relegated back and, in the following 27 years, played exclusively in the second level spending three years in Tercera División and six – five in a row – in Segunda División B, the newly created division three. In 1985, when Tenerife were relegated to the third division for a second time, Javier Pérez became president of the club; the side was promoted this year to the second level and, two years returned to the first, after winning the promotion playoff against Real Betis. In 1991, Jorge Valdano took charge of the club as manager, the Argentine would help rob former side Real Madrid of two consecutive league titles in the last round, to the benefit of Barcelona. In the first season, the Canary Islands outfit avoided relegation, but would finish in a best-ever fifth position in the following year reaching the round of 16 in the subsequent UEFA Cup, losing to Juventus 2–4 on aggregate.
German Jupp Heynckes became head coach of Tenerife in 1995, leading the club to another fifth-placed finish and the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. In the 1996–97 UEFA Cup, the islanders fared better, reaching the last-four after defeating Maccabi Tel Aviv, Feyenoord and Brøndby, only bowing out to eventual winners Schalke 04. Tenerife went on a downward spiral which led to relegation to the "silver category" in 1999, prompting various managerial changes within the club. In 2001, the club was again promoted, led by Rafael Benítez, who promptly left to take up the manager's job at Valencia. Pepe Mel became the new trainer but the first division season never took off, as Tenerife were beaten at home by Barcelona 0–6, which cost the manager his job. Javier Clemente with the Spain national team, took the reins, but could not help prevent the eventual immediate relegation. Tenerife suffered from serious economic problems in the following years, owing more than €40 million. President Pérez was replaced with Víctor Perez de Ascanio, who resigned due to bad management, leaving his position to Miguel Concepción, who negotiated with local politicians and businessmen creating a construction company as a subsidiary of the side.
On 13 June 2009, Tenerife secured a top flight return after a seven-year absence after a 1–0 win at Girona. In the following season though the team held on until the last round, another relegation befell, after the 0–1 loss at third-placed Valencia. 2010–11 brought with it three coaching changes, as Tenerife suffered another relegation, returning to the third division after 24 years. On 2 June 2013, the club, led by Álvaro Cervera, returned to the second level after winning the promotion play-off against Hospitalet. On 16 October 2017 it was agreed to start the CD Tenerife Academy in China. Thanks to the agreement between International Football Academy Hong Kong and CD Tenerife, the club starts the internationalization of its training; the director of the academy is Roberto Mickel. On 23 April 2018, the academy began its activity, with boys and girls between four and eighteen years old, in the city of Shenzhen, in the province of Canton; the first steps were aimed at creating the structure of the technification academy and promoting the CD Tenerife methodology and competition values, but with fair play.
The collaboration agreement between the International Football Academy and the CD Tenerife was signed until 2021. In this way, in Shenzhen, with the CD Tenerife shield and the white and blue colors that represent the club, training methods developed in the base football area run by Sesé Rivero. 13 seasons in La Liga 40 seasons in Segunda División 8 seasons in Segunda División B 3 seasons in Tercera División UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa LeagueSemi-finals: 1996–97Copa del ReySemi-finals: 1993–94 Quarter-finals: 1960–61, 1961–62, 1975–76, 1995–96 As of 14 January 2019Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Fans of Tenerife are called Chicharreros because in early days, the inhabitants of a small fishing village called Santa Cruz
Club Deportivo Condal was a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, in the autonomous community of Catalonia. Founded in 1934 and dissolved in 1970, it held home games at Camp de Les Corts, with a capacity of 25,000 spectators. Condal was founded in 1934 as Sección Deportiva La España Industrial, being renamed Club Deportivo Condal 22 years later. Between 1956 and 1961 it played in La Liga and Segunda División, having its only top flight experience in the 1956–57 season, finishing in 16th and last position. Condal spent the last nine years of its existence in Tercera División, with the exception of two campaigns in the second level. In 1970 it merged with Atlètic Catalunya to form a new club, FC Barcelona B who acted as FC Barcelona's reserves. 1 season in La Liga 10 seasons in Segunda División 9 seasons in Tercera División Luis Suárez Enric Gensana Mariano Gonzalvo Carles Rexach Manuel Sanchís Justo Tejada Jiří Hanke Dagoberto Moll
Spain the Kingdom of Spain, is a country located in Europe. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula, its territory includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country. Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are part of Spanish territory; the country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar. With an area of 505,990 km2, Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Spn or Spania.
At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi and Vandals. The Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically and all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was documented as Hispania. In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors of the Umayyad Islamic Caliphate, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north and lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada; this led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of the Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castile, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion.
Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs. Until Aragon had been an independent kingdom, which had expanded toward the eastern Mediterranean, incorporating Sicily and Naples, had competed with Genoa and Venice. In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes more than 570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez; the most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state.
It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, the Eurozone, the Council of Europe, the Organization of Ibero-American States, the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group; the origins of the Roman name Hispania, from which the modern name España was derived, are uncertain due to inadequate evidence, although it is documented that the Phoenicians and Carthaginians referred to the region as Spania, therefore the most accepted etymology is a Semitic-Phoenician one.
Down the centuries there have been a number of accounts and hypotheses: The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world". Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals". Therefore, i-spn-ya would mean "the land where metals are forged", it may be a derivation of the Phoenician I-Shpania, meaning "island of rabbits", "land of rabbits" or "edge", a reference to Spain's location at the end of the Mediterranean. The word in question means "Hyrax" due to Phoenicians confusing the two animals. Hispania may derive from the poetic use of the term Hesperia, reflecting the Greek perception of Italy as a "western land" or "land of the setting sun" (Hesperia
Club Deportivo Basconia is a Spanish football club based in Basauri, Biscay, in the autonomous community of Basque Country. Founded in 1 January 1913 it plays in Tercera División – Group 4, holding home games at Estadio de López Cortázar, with an 8,500-seat capacity. Founded in 1913, Basconia reached the national third level thirty years later; the club played in the second tier for six seasons, but this was before the creation of the regionalised new third division in the 1970s. In 1997 Basconia became Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao's feeder club, not being eligible for promotion if the reserves, Bilbao Athletic, playing in the above level, did not attain the same goal. Several first-team players made the gradual transition before playing in La Liga and European competition. Basconia’s place in Athletic's club structure means that the squad changes each season. About half of the players move up to play for Bilbao Athletic, or go out on loan to other local clubs playing at Segunda División B level.
They are replaced by graduates 17 or 18 years old, from the previous year's Juvenil A team. The squad is expanded further with new signings from the regions’s youth clubs, most notably Danok Bat and Antiguoko. Although the players and coaching staff of the main squad are controlled by Athletic Bilbao, Basconia retains its own club committee and staff and operates several youth teams as well an amateur side who compete in the Preferente de Vizcaya league, two levels below the first team; these other teams play in a separate small stadium in Soloarte. The main squad has been supplemented by some of Basconia's'own' players in emergencies - Mikel Rico was with Basconia B when he appeared in one Tercera División fixture in 2001, he left Biscay for a long career across Spain which brought him back to the senior team of Athletic in 2013. In January 2018, with the team struggling to remain in the division, Basconia took the unusual step of recruiting some older, more experienced players – Thaylor Lubanzadio, Adrián Celador and Iker Amorrortu – to help them maintain their 23-year league status, accomplished.
As a separate clubAs a farm team6 seasons in Segunda División 8 seasons in Segunda División B 51 seasons in Tercera División As of 1 September 2018= player was playing for Basconia in 2017-18Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Tercera DivisiónWinners: 1956–57 Winners: 1984–85, 1997–98, 2002–03 Javier Clemente Joseba Etxeberria José Luis Mendilibar Note: this list contains players who have appeared in at least 50 league games for the first team or have reached international status. Athletic Bilbao Bilbao Athletic Official website Team history at Athletic Bilbao's official website La Cantera De Lezama Unofficial website focusing on Athletic’s cantera teams
RC Celta de Vigo
Real Club Celta de Vigo known as Celta Vigo or Celta, is a Spanish professional football club based in Vigo, Galicia playing in La Liga. It was founded on 23 August 1923 following the merger of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Fortuna Football Club. Nicknamed Os Celestes, they play in sky blue socks along with white shorts; the club's home stadium is the Abanca-Balaídos. Celta's name is derived from the Celts, its main rival is fellow Galician club Deportivo de La Coruña, with whom it contests the Galician derby. Celta have never won the league title nor Copa del Rey, although they have reached the final three times in the latter. One of the team's best seasons was 1970–71, when they finished unbeaten at home and were known as the "giant-killers". Celta qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time; the club finished in their best-ever position of fourth in 2002–03, qualifying for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League, where they were eliminated by Arsenal in the Round of 16. In the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, Celta reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League for the first time, losing to Manchester United.
R. C. Celta de Vigo was formed as a result of the ambition of Vigo's teams to achieve more at national level, where the Basque sides had been their bête noire in the Spanish Championship; the idea was to merge both teams to create a more powerful team at national level. The standard-bearer of this movement was Manuel de Castro, known as "Handicap", a sports writer for the Faro de Vigo who, from 1915, began to write in his articles about the need for a unitarian movement; the slogan of his movement was "Todo por y para Vigo", which found support among the managers of Real Vigo Sporting and Real Club Fortuna de Vigo. It was backed unanimously when de Castro himself presented the motion at the assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in Madrid on 22 June 1923. On 12 July 1923, at the annual general meetings of Vigo and Fortuna held at the Odeon Theatre and in the Hotel Moderno the merger was approved, thus the "Team of Galicia" was born. In the last AGM of Fortuna and Vigo to approve the formation of a new club held on 10 August 1923, the members decided upon the team's name.
Various names suggested include "Real Unión de Vigo", "Club Galicia", "Real Atlántic", "Breogán" and "Real Club Olimpico". The latter name was popular, but they decided on "Real Club Celta", an ethnic race linked to Galicia; the first president of Celta was the Count of Torre Cedeira. At this AGM, the squad was decided, which numbered 64 players in total and included some notable players from both Fortuna and Vigo: Goalkeepers: Isidro and Rubido Defenders: Otero, Pasarín, Juanito Clemente, Daniel y Kaíto Midfielders: Jacobo Torres, Queralt, Pombo, Cruces, Córdoba, Máximo y Bienvenido Forwards: Reigosa, Posada, Correa, Ramón González, Pinilla, Chicha, Miguelito y Casal, Park. Manager: Francis Cuggy 1997 through to 2003 saw arguably the best results in Celta's history, this period They were dubbed "EuroCelta" by the Spanish press as a result of their European exploits, notable results included a 4–1 aggregate win against Liverpool in the 1998–99 UEFA Cup, a 4–0 second leg thumping of Juventus in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup and a 7–0 home win against Benfica in the 1999–2000 UEFA Cup.
The club would qualify for the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League going out in the last 16 to Arsenal 5–2 on aggregate. Key players during the period included Alexander Mostovoi, Valery Karpin and Haim Revivo, though the squad relied upon other international players as well, such as goalkeeper Pablo Cavallero. Celta had a dramatic reversal of fortune in 2003–04. In the previous season, they finished fourth in the league, putting them in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. Celta entered the group phase after eliminating Slavia Prague, reached the last 16 before being knocked out by Arsenal. However, their domestic form was disastrous, finishing second-to-last in La Liga, thus sealing their relegation to the Segunda División. Although the squad was dismantled following the demotion, Celta earned an immediate return to the top flight after finishing second in 2004–05. In the 2005–06 season, they finished sixth earning a return once more to the UEFA Cup, they made it to the last 16 in that competition as well before losing to German side Werder Bremen.
The next year, 2006–07, Celta finished in 18th and were once again relegated to the Segunda División. At the end of June 2007, Celta avoided going into administration. However, if an agreement was not put in place between the club and its creditors within three months courts would declare the liquidation of the club's assets. Due to heavy debt, the club was forced to sell many players and make tremendous cuts in the club's finances. Since they have been relying on the reserve team, combined with some inexpensive signings. During the first three seasons in the Segunda División, the club struggled to avoid further relegation, all amid fears of the club's complete disappearance; this was a period of high instability, with constant changes of players. In the 2010–11 season, the signings of striker David Rodríguez, winger Enrique de Lucas and manager Paco Herrera turned the situation around; the club finished sixth after a