The arrival of Shinji Okazaki, a champion of the Premier League with Leicester in 2o16, to Huesca to play in the Second Division after his unsuccessful signing for Malaga was a revolution in a club that was trying to rebuild after its demotion. The truth is that the bet could not go better for both parties since the Huesca Samurai was key in the second ascent of SD Huesca to the elite of Spanish football.
Shinji Okazaki, a champion of the Premier in Huesca
The Leicester City crush winning the Premier 2015-16 Hand in hand with Claudio Ranieri it went down in football history as one of the great feats of this sport. A feat in which Shinji Okazaki had his share of prominence scoring some important goals. A role that has repeated its 34 years 12 goals so that SD Huesca will rise with the title of champion of the Smartbank League and get their second promotion to the First Division of Spanish football in 3 years.
But the ways of Okazaki and SD Huesca crossed almost by chance since the Japanese striker, had signed for Malaga. But the economic problems of the Costa del Sol team meant that in the end the course of the Japanese career ended in the Aragonese city. And everyone so happy, to the point that the footballer has renewed his contract until 2021 and wants to be the franchise player of his team in the highest category of Spanish football. In recent years, the presence of Japanese soccer players in Spanish soccer.
The ambitious project of SD Huesca
After a first season in the elite, the 2018-19, where the team from Huesca failed to maintain the category, SD Huesca is betting on a more ambitious project in its second season in the League Santander. Players like Siovas, Andrés Fernández or Borja García, are some of the most interesting additions to a set that has a lot to say this season.