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Numancia

Numancia is a football (soccer) club from Spain.

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About Numancia

Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria, S.A.D. is a List of football clubs in Spain based in Soria, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Founded on 9 April 1945, it plays in Segunda División, holding home games at Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos, with a 10,200-seat capacity.

Besides Association football it has other Sports club, such as volleyball, women's team handball, and rhythmic gymnastics.

History

Numancia was named after the ancient Celtiberians town of Numantia, near where Soria would be later founded. Having spent a long time in the Tercera División, the club made consistent progress, reaching the La Liga on three occasions: 1999, 2004 and 2008.

The club became first widely known in Spain in 1995–96 Segunda División B, while still playing at the Segunda División B, for its 1995–96 Copa del Rey in the Copa del Rey, eliminating three top flight clubs (Real Sociedad, Racing de Santander and Sporting de Gijón) and only being knocked out in the quarter-finals by FC Barcelona, after taking the lead.

Following a 1–3 loss at Sporting Gijón on 2 November 2008, Numancia reached a total of 200 goals against in the top division, reaching 44th in the La Liga All-time La Liga table list. It battled bravely against relegation, but eventually 2008–09 La Liga, as second from bottom; the season started on a high note, however, with a 1–0 home win against eventual champions Barcelona.

Season to season



- 13 seasons in Segunda División
- 8 seasons in Segunda División B
- 33 seasons in Tercera División
- 9 seasons in Divisiones Regionales de Fútbol

The numbers are established according to the official website:

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Out on loan



Honours/achievements

- Segunda División: 2007–08
- Tercera División: 1961–62, 1962–63, 1965–66, 1988–89
- Promotion to La Liga: 1998–99, 2003–04, 2007–08

International players


- Fabrice Moreau
- Patrick Suffo
- Hamilton Ricard
- Dwight Pezzarossi
- Gabriel Popescu
- Laurenţiu Roşu
- Lee Chun-Soo

- Raúl Bravo
- Antonio Guayre Betancor
- Javi Moreno
- Alvaro Adrián Núñez
- Julio Rodríguez
- Julio Álvarez

- Sergije Krešić




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