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Founded in 1960, SD Huesca celebrated their 60th birthday during this year. The Azulgranas made their way into the Segunda Division for the first time 2008. Lacking any major honors, Huesca’s most significant achievement is finishing a top of the Segunda in 2020. Estadio El Alcoraz is the club’s ground and is also the smallest stadium in La Liga with a capacity of just 7,638.
During the 21st century, we've seen Huesca evolve from a regular Tercera and Segunda Division B side to a La Liga 2 and Primera Division squad. The team’s first-ever season in Spain's top-flight was not long ago – in the 2018/2019 campaign. Huesca couldn't escape the relegation zone back then but are now back for a second time to the La Liga. The club’s hopes are to rank above the 18th spot in La Liga for the first time ever this season.
Notable SD Huesca Transfers
Samuel Sáiz from Atletico Madrid on a free transfer in 2015 – The forward player alternating between an attacking midfielder and a striker graduated Real Madrid’s academy. He found it hard to settle in a club and regularly changed outfits until he joined Atl. Madrid. Sáiz never got the chance to play for the first squad but scored 15 goals for the Atleti’s B team. These statistics earned him a move to Segunda Division side Huesca where he finally became a regular starter. During his second season with the Azulgranas Sáiz netted 12 times and picked up the attention of Championship squad Leeds and he was bought in the summer of 2017 for £3.5 Million.
Gonzalo Melero from Ponferradina in 2016 – Another product of Real Madrid’s Castilla, Melero joined Ponferradina after being unable to secure a spot in Los Blancos’ lineup. He endured quite a dissapointing season with the Segunda Division squad which resulted in relegation. However, he remained at the 2nd-tier of Spanish football completing a move to Huesca. His period at Estadio El Alcoraz was the most productive in his career with 26 goals in 96 matches. In 2019 Melero was sold to Levante for the sum of £3.6 Million.
Shinji Okazaki from Malaga on a free transfer in 2019 – Okazaki has to be the most notable player to ever feature in Huesca’s lineup. The 34-year-old experienced striker has 4 Bundesliga and 4 Premier League campaigns under his belt. He was part of the Leicester squad that memorably became English Champions in 2016. Okazaki is looking to play out the rest of his career, and it seems like he has chosen Huesca to be the team that he will retire with.