Top ten famous football clubs of Spanish football league la Liga, Italian Serie A and French Ligue 1: 2011-12
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.
Real Zaragoza S.A.D. are one of those Spanish professional league clubs which could surprise you with the biggest up-sets on the field against any European side. They play great football with great techniques. They had a long football history with many historic moments which throw the sufficient light to prove them as one of the best teams in Spain.
Real Zaragoza football club won the first title for club in 1963/64 season by winning the Copa del Rey trophy. The very next season, the club won the same title for two consecutive years and repeated in 1985-86, 1993-94, 2000-01, and 2003-04 seasons.
The club has spent most of its time in the Spanish top-flight, playing 56 seasons in La Liga, while 16 seasons in Second Division and 4 seasons in Third Division.
Real Zaragoza football club is more often regarded as the Spanish mid-table league team and has an honor winning the major trophies like UEFA Cup Winners’s Cup back in 1994-95 season.
- Copa del Rey: 6 (1963/64, 1965/66, 1985/86, 1993/94, 2000/01, 2003/04)
- Spanish Supercup: 1 (2004)
- Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1 (1963/64)
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1 (1994/95)
- Segunda Division: 1 (1977/78)
- 56 seasons in La Liga
- 16 seasons in Segunda Division
- 4 seasons in Tercera Division
Best League position: 2nd (74/75 season)
Worst place in the league: 20th (season 01/02)
Overall La Liga historical classification: 9th
- Most matches: Aguado (473), Violeta (471), Juan Manuel Villa (382)
- Most minutes: Aguado (33,480), Violeta (29,042), Senor (26,984)
- Most goals all time: Marcello (117), Murillo (113), Pichi Alonso (112)
- Most goals in a season: Ewerthon (28), Seminario (25)
- Foreign players with most appearances: Gustavo Povet (239)
- Highest red cards: Aguado (18), Cuartero (8), Belsue (6)
Honours as a Player
- Pichichi Trophy
- Juan Seminario: 24 goals (1961/62)
Real Racing club de Santander is a Spanish international league football club located in the Satander, Spain. The club was established in 1913. Real Racing Santander football club is a La Liga (1st division) league team and plays home games at “El Sardinero” stadium, having capacity of 22,500 people.
Racing Santender football club, well known as the “Los Verdiblancos” (Green and White) and “Los Montaneses” (Highlanders), plays home games in the white and green combination jersey with Black shorts, and use black, red and blue combination jersey with Black shorts for away games.
Racing Santander football club played its first match on Feb 23, 1913. The club officially founded on june 14, as Santander Racing Club, appearing in the first tournament, Luis Redonet Trophy. In later years they merged to Santaner Football Club. The club made their first appearance in the La Liga (Top Spanish Division) in 1929. Since then they are regarded as one of the best teams in the Spanish football history. They mostly played in the La liga and second division, but also four times participated in the third division in 1940s and 1960s.
Racing Santanders has successfully played 43 seasons in La Liga, 32 seasons in Second Division, 1 Season in Second Division B and 4 seasons in Third Division. The current 2010-11 season is Racing Santanders consecutive 9th season in the La Liga, the best ever run from the club since 1929 when they remained in the top league for 9 consecutive years.
In 2007–08 La Liga season, under Marcelino García Toral, Racing Santanders finished in sixth position, and qualified to the UEFA Cup for the first time ever and reached the semifinals of the Copa del Rey twice in same dacade.
On Jan 22, 2011, the club was purchased by the Indian business tycoon Ahsan Ali Syed, founder and chairman of Western Gulf Advisory, an investment company, and hired a new management team, firing coach Miguel Ángel Portugal and hired a new manger, coach Marcelino.
Athletic Bilbao is one of the three clubs that have never been relegated from La Liga and the other teams are Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. The club has the record of having the titles of La Liga for five times and Copa del Rey during the same season. Athletic Bilbao is the first team to be awarded with a permanent original Liga trophy. The club holds a joint record of winning La Liga unbeaten in the season of 1929-30.
The club has the record of scoring most goals in a league match. The club holds the record of having a draw with most goals in a league match against Atletico with 6-6. Andoni Zubizarreta is the player with most appearances in Primera Division with 622 appearances. Athletic Bilbao holds a joint record of having 24 Copa del Rey championships along with FC Barcelona. The club has the record of maximum number of final appearances of Copa del Rey final with 35 appearances.
Athletic Bilbao is one of the best clubs from Spanish La Liga. Athletic Bilbao football club enjoys a huge fan following as well. This football club of Spain has produced some great players over the course of time who have helped them win crucial matches in style.