CA Osasuna football club profile
Club Atletico Osasuna, commonly known as Osasuna, is a Spanish professional international league club, located in Irunea-Pamplona, Navarre, Spain. The club plays in the Spanish top-flight (La Liga) and regarded as average league side mostly played in the Top-Division and Second Division. Osasuna plays home games at “Estadio Reyno de Navarra” stadium, capacity of 19,600 spectators.
CA Osasuna well known as the “Los Rojillos” and “Gorritxoak” (the little red ones), plays home games in red jersey with navy blue shorts, and away games in Navy blue jersey with Orange shorts.
The club was officially founded in 1920 after the merger of two different clubs, Sportiva and New Club, creating thus a new club named Osasuna.
The club made their first appearance in the second Divison in 1932 and after just three years later they marked their first presence in the La-Liga. In 1985-86, Osasuna achieved their first honor to enter the UEFA Cup competition after finishing sixth on the La Liga table.
90’s was the golden period for CA Osasuna, as they showed an execellent UEFA Cup performance in 1991-92 season. But relegated to the second division in 1994-95 season, the team spent next five years in second division till 1999-00. Since then the club is performing regularly in the top-division mostly finishing below the mid-table in the La Liga show.
Osasuna football club is currently lying on 12th position in the La Liga 2010-11 season with 32 points in 28 fixtures. Osasuna has successfully played 33 seasons in La Liga, 33 seasons in Second Division, 13 seasons in Third Division and one season in Categorias Regionales.
Osasuna chairman, Patxi Izco is hoping to do much better with manager, Jose Luis Mendilibar in the future football of club, signing new players to lift the team up in the top four position to qualify for the UEFA and winning the major trophies.