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Real Zaragoza, S.A.D.

Christian Lapetra

Raül Agné

18 March 1932

Agapito Iglesias García

Ground Capacity

La Romareda

Segunda División

Zaragoza, Spain

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Los Maños (The Zaragozans) Los Blanquillos (Little Whites)

La Romareda, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain

Fundación Zaragoza 2032


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Real Zaragoza, S.A.D. ([reˈal θaɾaˈɣoθa]) is a Spanish football team based in Zaragoza, in the autonomous community of Aragon. Founded on 18 March 1932 it currently plays in Segunda División, holding home games at La Romareda, which seats 34,596 spectators.


The club has spent the majority of its history in La Liga, winning the Copa del Rey six times and the 1994–95 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, amongst other trophies. Traditionally, team colours are white shirts and socks with royal blue shorts.

A government survey in 2007 found that 2.7% of the Spanish population support the club, making them the seventh-most supported in the country.

Early years

Real Zaragoza was originally formed from two rival teams: Iberia SC and Real Zaragoza CD. In 1939, after three years without football due to the Spanish Civil War, the team made its first appearance in La Liga, ending in seventh position out of 12 teams but being relegated in 1941. The club returned to the top division one year later, only to be immediately relegated back; it remained in Segunda División until the end of the 1950–51 campaign, when it achieved promotion by finishing second in a play-off league.

On 8 September 1957 the team left its original stadium, El Torrero, for La Romareda.

The golden era

Beginning in the 1960–61 season, Zaragoza enjoyed a period of great success, showcasing some of the greatest players playing in Spain during that decade, which earned for themselves the designation of Los Magníficos. While the team failed to capture the league title, it did succeed in finishing in the top five every year until 1968–69, with two third-place finishes, and also won its first two Copa del Rey titles and the 1963–64 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup.

Zaragoza's famous attacking line included Canário, Carlos Lapetra, Marcelino, Eleuterio Santos and Juan Manuel Villa; Peruvian Juan Seminario, who started his career in Spain with Los Maños before moving to Barcelona, won the Pichichi Trophy in the 1961–62 campaign, scoring 25 goals in 30 games as the team finished in fourth position.

1970s to the end of the century

Zaragoza finished third in 1973–74 and a best-ever second in the following season, losing the title in the last round to Real Madrid. The club was also defeated 0–1 in the 1976 domestic cup final against Atlético Madrid, spending two seasons in the second level during the decade, with promotion at the first attempt on either occasion.

In 1986, Zaragoza won its third Spanish Cup, defeating Barcelona 1–0. The club finished the 1990–91 season in 17th position, thus having to appear in the promotion/relegation play-offs against Real Murcia: on 19 June 1991, after a 0–0 away draw, a 5–2 home win meant the team managed to maintain its top level status.

Víctor Fernández was appointed manager in 1991. On 10 May 1995, one year after winning the Spanish Cup against Celta de Vigo, Zaragoza conquered the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup against Arsenal at the Parc des Princes in Paris, after having disposed of the likes of Feyenoord and Chelsea along the way. With the score level at 1–1, the two teams entered extra time and, in the 120th minute, Nayim hit a half-volley from just past the halfway line, putting it beyond the reach of David Seaman for the final 2–1. The club then contested the 1995 UEFA Super Cup against Ajax, losing 1–5 on aggregate despite a home draw in the first leg– the coach was dismissed from his post in early November 1996, after only winning one league game that season.

The 21st century

The 2000s brought a further two Spanish Cups to Zaragoza's trophy cabinet, including the 2003–04 edition against Real Madrid in Barcelona (3–2 after extra time). The club, however, also suffered top flight relegation in 2002 after narrowly avoiding so the previous season, but achieved immediate promotion in 2003. In late May 2006, Agapito Iglesias bought Alfonso Solans' shares and took control of the club, promising to build one of the strongest teams in Spain and Europe. In his first year in charge, he bought Pablo Aimar from Valencia for €11 million, and manager Fernández also returned to the club.

Mainly due to Diego Milito's 23 goals in 2006–07 (he finished third to Roma's Francesco Totti and Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy – 26 and 25 goals, respectively – in the European Golden Shoe race), Real Zaragoza finished in sixth position, thus qualifying to the UEFA Cup. The following season, however, ended in relegation – for the second time in the decade – with the side also being eliminated in the first round in European competition. Legendary club coach Fernández returned for a second spell, being sacked in January 2008 as the club had four managers during the campaign. In the last round, a brace from Ricardo Oliveira proved insufficient in a 2–3 away loss against Mallorca, with the team totalling 42 points to Osasuna's 43.

Zaragoza achieved promotion from the second division at the first attempt. In the last game, on 20 June 2009, the team drew 2–2 at Rayo Vallecano, with goals from youth graduate David Generelo and ex-Real Madrid defender Francisco Pavón, only trailing champions Xerez in the table.

After four seasons mainly spent in the bottom half of the table, Zaragoza returned to the "silver category" in 2013, finishing last.

  • 58 seasons in La Liga
  • 20 seasons in Segunda División
  • 4 seasons in Tercera División
  • Current squad

    As of 4 February 2017

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Out on loan

    Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

    Domestic competitions

  • La Liga: Runners-up 1974–75
  • Segunda División: 1977–78
  • Copa del Rey: 1963–64, 1965–66, 1985–86, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2003–04
  • Supercopa de España: 2004
  • European competitions

  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1994–95
  • Inter-Cities Fairs Cup: 1963–64
  • Club

  • Best La Liga position: 2nd (1974–75)
  • Worst La Liga position: 20th (2001–02)
  • Overall La Liga historical classification: 9th
  • Greatest home win: Real Zaragoza 8–1 Español (1978–79), Real Zaragoza 8–1 Sevilla (1987–88)
  • Greatest away win: Elche 2–7 Real Zaragoza (1960–61)
  • Greatest home defeat: Real Zaragoza 1–7 Real Madrid (1987–88)
  • Greatest away defeat: Athletic Bilbao 10–1 Real Zaragoza (1951–52)
  • Player

  • Most matches: Xavier Aguado (473)
  • Most minutes: Xavier Aguado (33,480)
  • Most goals all-time: Marcelino (117)
  • Most goals in one season: Ewerthon (28, 2008–09)
  • Foreign player with most appearances: Gustavo Poyet (239)
  • Red cards: Xavier Aguado (18)
  • Notable players

    Note: this list includes players that have appeared in at least 100 league games and/or have reached international status.


    Real Zaragoza Wikipedia