Audax Italiano

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Audax Italiano
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Full name Audax Club Sportivo Italiano, SADP [1]
Nickname(s) Los Tanos, Los Itálicos, Audinos
Founded 30 November 1910
Ground Estadio Municipal de La Florida
La Florida, Chile
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Ernesto Corona
Manager Jorge Pellicer
League Chilean Primera División
2013 Transición 14th
Website Club home page

Audax Club Sportivo Italiano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈauðaks itaˈljano]) is a Chilean football club based in La Florida. Founded in 1910, it plays in the Chilean Primera División and has spent most of its history in the top tier of Chilean football. Audax has been national champions four times, being the sixth Chilean team with more title alongside Magallanes. The club also achieved two Copa Chile runner-ups in 1981 and 1988.

The club had their first major success in 1936, when they won the league tournament. During the 1940s, Audax won two leagues in 1946 and 1948. In 1957, the team won its last league championship, being its fourth league title in Audax's history, being very close to winning in the season 2006 and 2007, reached two Copa Libertadores appearances for first time in its history, during 2007 and 2008.

History[edit]

The club was founded by Italian residents in Santiago, on November 30, 1910 as Audax Club Ciclista Italiano in the Alberto Caffi's hat store, and was originally focused in cycling. As football developed quickly in Santiago, in 1917 the club begun participating in that sport, and in 1922, when the popularity of football increased within Audax's supporters, the club changed its name to Audax Club Sportivo Italiano.

In January 2007, the club was transformed into a limited liability corporation, and changed its name to Audax Italiano La Florida, adding the name of the comuna in which it's always been located.

The club has always been a regular protagonist in Chilean football, but had never been able to participate in any major international competition until 2007, when they played in the Copa Libertadores. As a club founded by immigrants, it has a special rivalry with the other immigrant clubs Unión Española (founded by Spaniards) and Palestino (founded by Palestinian Arabs).

Honours[edit]

Domestic Competitions[edit]

Performance in conmebol competitions[edit]

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2007: Second Preliminary Round
1998: First Round

Records[edit]

  • Largest margin of victory:
In Primera División matches: 9-2 vs. Universidad Católica in 1945 & 7-1 vs. Santiago Wanderers
In international matches: 3-1 Alianza Lima in 2007
  • Largest margin of defeat:
In Primera División matches: 1-7 vs. Colo-Colo in 1939 & 0-6 vs. Santiago Wanderers in 1993
In international matches: 1-4 vs. Sportivo Luqueño in 2008

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Audax Italiano as of 15 March 2012 (edit)
Sources:

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Nery Veloso
2  ARG MF Gonzalo Menéndez
3  CHI DF Nélson Saavedra
4  CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5  CHI DF Sebastián Silva
6  CHI DF Sebastián Vegas
7  ARG MF David Drocco
8  CHI MF Iván Vásquez
9  CHI FW Felipe Mora
10  ARG MF Pablo Darío López
11  CHI MF Bryan Carrasco
12  CHI MF Diego Valdés
13  CHI GK Jaime Bravo
14  CHI MF Claudio Meneses
No. Position Player
15  ARG FW Omar Zalazar
16  ARG FW Mauro Olivi
17  CHI MF Alejandro Vásquez
18  CHI FW Diego Vallejos
19  CHI DF Rafael Olarra
20  CHI DF Christian Jelves
21  ARG MF Cristian Canuhé
22  CHI DF José Contreras
23  CHI DF Juan Cornejo
24  ARG FW Sebastián Pol
25  CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
26  CHI MF Alexis Delgado
28  CHI DF Diego González

Manager: Jorge Pellicer

Notable players[edit]

Managers[edit]

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