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After two years in the silver division, Club Atlético Osasuna has returned to the First Division with the aim of achieving permanence in the top category. The rojillo team wants to consolidate itself among the best after a five-year period between the first two steps of Spanish football. To achieve this, Jagoba Arrasate and its men will have their main ally, El Sadar. 

 

2018/19: The promotion of records

It will be difficult to replicate a season like this. Club Atlético Osasuna achieved promotion to the First Division after a dream season, in which they signed their best participation in the silver category ever. Jagoba Arrasate was chosen to manage a team that would be champion of the competition after 58 years, as the last time they had achieved this was in the 1960/61 season. In addition, it was the first time that the red entity was champion of Segunda since the division was composed by a single group.

The Navarre team reached 87 points, achieving a margin of 13 points over the third classified to achieve promotion. Osasuna managed to move up to the top category, in a season in which they showed themselves to be far superior to their competitors. The promotion was supported by El Sadar, where the reds didn't lose any match during the whole season, they only gave two draws and registered nineteen victories. This successful campaign ended with a final party in the Pamplona field, where captain Oier Sanjurjo lifted the Second Division champions' cup into the sky of the Navarre capital.

2017/18: At the edge of playoffs

The 2017/18 season marked the start of a new sports project for Club Atlético Osasuna. The board of directors chose Braulio Vázquez as the new sports director, who had the challenge of making the red team competitive again after a disastrous season. His first step was to hire Diego Martinez, a young and methodical coach. The team also underwent a profound transformation.

The team competed again and, in fact, conceded only 34 goals in 42 games, the second least. However, the Navarrese team did not improve enough during the season and ended up on the verge of the promotion playoff, just one point behind in sixth place. A goal conceded at the end of a match in Soria on the penultimate day was decisive. It forced the rojillos to play the last game in the field of a Real Valladolid that would end up promoting. Osasuna was defeated and Diego Martinez's stage as coach of the team ended.

2016/17: A season to forget

The Sadar stood up singing to bid farewell to the season of an Osasuna who had won his fourth victory of the season in the last game of the season at home. That scene, of a loyal crowd supporting their team in the worst of times, was the best scene of a campaign to forget. After returning to the First Division in a surprising way, the red entity could not put together a competitive team to fight for the permanence among the best. The creation of the squad was limited by the Regional Law for the restructuring of the Club's debt, which meant that the resources to create the team were notably inferior to those of its competitors.

It was a very hard season, in which the team only managed to compete at specific moments, leaving black numbers of 22 points, 40 goals in favour and 94 against. Three coaches passed through the bench of Osasuna: Enrique Martín, Joaquín Caparrós and, finally, Petar Vasiljevic, who had been the sports director until then. After the season, the Serbian coach finished his link with the Club.

 

2015/16: Osasuna is reborn with an unexpected promotion

The 2015/16 season will be remembered as the most unexpected promotion in the club's history and the revival of a club that had escaped relegation to Segunda B in the last breath of the previous season. After directing the last six games of one of the most dramatic seasons in the history of Osasuna, Enrique Martín began a new project in which a new batch of the prolific Tajonar Academy would take on great importance. Unai García, David García, Mikel Merino, Álex Berenguer and company grew up within a block sustained by the seniority of men such as Miguel Flaño, Oier, Roberto Torres and Nino.

That Osasuna, which did not start out in the pools of candidates for promotion, gradually grew along with a block of solidarity. A series of results on the last day allowed him to reach the promotion playoffs. And once there, the team of Enrique Martín showed the best version of the season. Osasuna became the first team to win all four playoff games. In the semifinals, they defeated Gimnastic (3-1 and 2-3) and in the final, they did the same against Girona (2-1 and 0-1). A goal by Kenan Kodro in Montilivi certified a promotion that gave free rein to one of the greatest explosions of joy that are remembered in Pamplona. Osasuna had returned after two years to forget. Osasuna was once again among the best.