C.D. Águila

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C.D. Águila
Club Deportivo Águila logo.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Águila
Founded 15 February 1926
Ground Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 10,000
President El Salvador Pedro Arieta
Manager Argentina Daniel Messina
League Primera Division
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).


Foundation and early years[edit]

Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people.[1] 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:


Aguila plays its home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza located in San Miguel, The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.


Domestic competitions[edit]


Major international competitions[edit]

Runner-up (1): 1973

Statistics and records[edit]

Presidential history[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Name Years
El SalvadorMiguel Charlaix F. 1959–66
El SalvadorFederico Garcia Prieto H. 1967–68
El SalvadorEnrique Garcia-Prieto H. 1969–70
El SalvadorCarlos Garcia-Prieto H. 1971–74
El SalvadorSaturnino Durlen Vargas 1975–77
El SalvadorFederico Garcia-Prieto H. 1977–78
Name Years
El Salvador Ernesto Muyshondt Parker 1979–81
El SalvadorFederico Garcia-Prieto N. 1982
El SalvadorCarlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1983–84
El SalvadorReynaldo López Nuila 1985–89
El SalvadorCarlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1989–98
El SalvadorAlejandro González Arguello 1998–05
Name Years
El Salvador Lisandro Pohl 2005–06
El Salvador Salvador Galeas 2006–09
El Salvador Will Salgado 2009–10
El Salvador Julio Sosa 2010–2013
El Salvador Pedro Arieta 2014–

Current squad[edit]

As of Clausura 2014:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 El Salvador GK Josue Coreas
2 El Salvador DF Henry Ventura
3 El Salvador DF Ibsen Castro
4 El Salvador DF Marcelo Posadas
5 El Salvador DF Isaac Zelaya
6 El Salvador DF Heriberto Velasquez
7 El Salvador MF Rudy Valencia
8 El Salvador MF Ronald Torres
9 El Salvador FW Diego Coca
10 El Salvador FW Abraham Amaya
11 El Salvador FW Javier Moises Hernadez
No. Position Player
12 El Salvador MF Anthony Ruiz
13 El Salvador DF Deris Umanzor (Captain)
14 El Salvador FW Allan Salazar
15 El Salvador MF Renè Gomèz
16 El Salvador DF Itow Giron
17 El Salvador FW Arsenio Rodríguez
20 El Salvador MF Cesar Vasquez
22 Colombia DF Eder Arias
23 El Salvador MF Ricardo Guevera
25 El Salvador GK Benji Villalobos
26 El Salvador GK Rodrigo Argueta

Squad changes for the Apertura 2014[edit]



Youth League squad[edit]

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 defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 El Salvador GK Joaquim Quintanilla
2 El Salvador DF Alexander Coreas
3 El Salvador DF Yeydi Hernández
4 El Salvador MF Manfredy Rivas
5 El Salvador MF Steven García
6 El Salvador MF Oswaldo Ochoa
7 El Salvador FW Ariel Arévalo
8 El Salvador FW Neto Espinoza
9 El Salvador FW Arnoldo Jurado
10 El Salvador MF Erivan Amaya
No. Position Player
11 El Salvador FW Eudes Torres
12 El Salvador MF Mauricio Ventura
13 El Salvador GK Manu Palomo
14 El Salvador FW Sevilla Junior
15 El Salvador FW Mauricio Hernández
16 El Salvador FW Alcides Fuentes
34 El Salvador DF Elmer Gámez
56 El Salvador FW Oscar Hernández
58 El Salvador FW Fernando Escobar

Notable players[edit]

World Cup winners[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:

World Cup Players[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:



Position Name
Manager Colombia Jairo Rios
Assistant Manager Colombia Andrés Londoño
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador Álvaro Misael Alfaro
Fitness Coach Spain Adrián García Padilla
Club Doctor Dr. Luis Roberto Gomez and Dr. Luis Alonso Vasquez
knesliogiocal David Antonio Platero
Utility Franklin Villatoro

Notable coaches[edit]


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Apertura 2011

A.D. Isidro Metapán

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 2012 (Fifteenth title)
Succeeded by
Apertura 2012