|Full name||Club Deportivo Águila|
|Founded||15 February 1926|
|Ground||Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
|Manager||Raúl Martínez Sambulá|
|Apertura 2011||Primera Division, 4th|
Club Deportivo Águila, commonly known as Aguila, is a Salvadoran football club based in San Miguel, San Miguel, El Salvador. Aguila currently plays in the Primera Division, the top tier of the El Salvador football league system. Aguila is one of the most successful clubs in El Salvador football history.
C.D. Aguila have won fifteen Primera División championships, one Copa Presidente, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976. Their CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976 win in 1976 made them the second Salvadoran team to win a CONCACAF title.
Since 1956, Aguila have played their home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza. The stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in El Salvador. Aguila holds a long-standing rivalry with neighbours Dragon, known as the San Miguel derby. Aguila also has a rivalry with Club Deportivo FAS, known as El Classico (English: The Classic).
- 1 History
- 2 Sponsorship
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Honours
- 5 Statistics and records
- 6 Presidential history
- 7 Current squad
- 8 Youth League squad
- 9 Notable players
- 10 Personnel
- 11 Notable coaches
- 12 Others
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Foundation and early years
Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people. The first club President was Victor Vanegas. The major goal of the club was first to establish a baseball team, and later develop football and basketball teams. At the beginning, baseball and football were not as successful as basketball with the team dominating in both El Salvador as in neighbouring countries.
In 1956, a group met in San Miguel and decided to form a football team named Club Deportivo Águila. Early players included Juan Francisco Barraza, Esteban Blanco, Salvador Hernandez, Juan Merthem, Atilio Pineda, Manuel Larios, and Rodolfo Fuentes.
During its time in the lower leagues, it fought for the affections of the San Miguel people alongside rival C.D. Dragón, but when they were promoted to the Liga, it attracted a following not only from San Miguel but also from the entire country. Proof of this was demonstrated by the fact that the teams sold more tickets when the local club played against Águila.
C.D. Águila ranks second in the number of championships won in El Salvador with fourteen titles. The two most successful managers in the club history are Conrado Miranda (1959,1975,1976) and Argentinian Hugo Coria (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000, Clausura 2001) with three titles each, Juan Francisco Barraza (1972,1983) and Victor Manuel Ochoa (1963,1964) with two titles each, while Honduran Carlos Padilla (1960), Brazilian Zózimo Alves Calazáns (1968), Chilean Hernán Carrasco Vivanco (1986) and Serbian-Salvadoran Vladan Vićević (Clausura 2006) won one title each. They were also winners of the Copa President in 2000 and won the CONCACAF Champions League.
The members of the team that conquered the first championship in 1959 were Luis Alberto Lopez, Rodolfo Fuentes, Justiniano Fernando Jimenez, Manuel Larios, Raul Vasquez, Raul Bonilla, Raul Lizano, Juan Francisco Barraza, Juan Antonio Merlos, and Saul Molina.
Companies that Águila currently has sponsorship deals with include:
- Primera División: 15
- (15)::1959, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1964, 1967–68, 1972, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1983, 1987–88, 1999 Apertura, 2000 Apertura, Clausura 2001, Clausura 2006, Clausura 2012
- (1)*Copa Presidente: 1
Major international competitions
- (1) *CONCACAF Champions League: 1
- Runner-up (1): 1973
Statistics and records
Aguila have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them.
Squad changes for the Clausura 2014
- Rudy Valencia – Transferred from Alianza F.C.
- Allan Salazar – Transferred from C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo
- Amado Guevara - Transferred from C.D. Motagua
- Héctor Amarilla – Transferred to TBA
- Oscar Morera – Transferred to TBA
- Eddie Ababio – Transferred to
Youth League squad
Aguila's youth squad plays in the ten-team Primera División Reserves (El Salvador). Current members of the squad are:
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
World Cup winners
Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:
World Cup Players
Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:
- Mario Castillo
- Luis Guevara Mora
- José Francisco Jovel
- Juan Ramón Martínez
- Sergio Méndez
- Saturnino Osorio
- Joaquín Ventura
- Ramón Maradiaga
|Assistant Manager||Manuel de la Paz Palacios|
|Assistant Manager and Reserve Coach||Omar David Sevilla|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Sergio Ivan Munoz|
|Fitness Coach||Jose Rolando Perez|
|Club Doctor||Dr. Luis Roberto Gomez and Dr. Luis Alonso Vasquez|
|knesliogiocal||David Antonio Platero|
2010s to date
- Official Website (Spanish)
- Official Foundation Website (Spanish)
- Fan Website (Spanish)
- El Nido Aguilucho Fan Website (Spanish)
- At El Grafico