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CD FAS.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Futbolistas
Asociados Santanecos
Nickname(s) Tigres
Founded 16 February 1947
Ground Estadio Oscar Quiteño,
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS
Chairman El Salvador Byron Rodriguez
Coach Peru Agustín Castillo
League Primera División
Apertura 2014 Primera Division, 1st

Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS (pronounced "fas"), is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.

They are rivals with Águila. FAS currently play in the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional, their home ground being the Estadio Oscar Quiteño. Their mascot is the Tiger.


The Beginning[edit]

After many years of being dominated by clubs from San Salvador, the municipal mayor of Santa Ana district Manuel Tomás Monedero wanted a team to represent Santa Ana which would put an end to the dominance of the San Salvador clubs. With the help of Santa Ana Mayor Waldo Rey, all the clubs in Santa Ana were gathered (these Included Unión, Colegio Salesiano San José, Cosmos, RAL, Colón, Santa Lucía and Los 44) and together they decided to join forces to create a single club. The club was born on 16 February 1947. It was named Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, or FAS for short, and Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez was named the club first president. The club colours were going to be yellow and black, however Manuel Monedero went with the more traditional colours of red and blue.

The First Steps[edit]

The club played the first game of its history on 26 March 1947 against the previous year's champion Libertad FC at the Finca Modelo (which would be their home stadium for many years). The club lost 4–1. They went on the play several games with victories over Alcranes (2–1, 6–1) and defeated the first international team Municipal of Guatemala (3–2). The club's founding players were Juan Moreno and Óscar González, Goalkeeper; Tomás Morán, Jorge Brito and Guillermo Herrera, defenders; Manuel Padilla, Lino Medina, Moisés Jovel, Antonio Pérez and Eliseo Ramos, midfielders; Víctor Castro, Tomás Angulo, Antonio Mancía, Antonio Azucena and Mario González, strikers while they were coached by Armando Chacón.

Early History (1948-1959)[edit]

FAS first joined the first division in the 1948–49 season (where they have been ever since). Under the club first Manager Armando Chacón they won their very first game in the first division defeating Juventud Olimpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over Dragón and Santa Anita (3–0, 3–2 respectively) before losing their first match in the first division to Cuscatleco 3–1. While the club lost their first match at home to the defending champion Libertad FC 4–2. The club went on to finish 3rd in the competition behind Libertad FC and champion Once Municipal. After five years after being founded, FAS won their first title (1951–52) under the guidance of Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa. Despite failing to defend their title the very next season the club didn't wait long to win their second title, which happened when the club won their second title in 1953–54 enabling Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa to win his second title. After the club came close to relegation During the 1956–57 season, the club came close to relegation, This caused the owners to hire Argentinian coach Alberto Cevasco and with the foreign players reinforcement (Omar Muraco, Javier Novello, Héctor Marinaro, Héctor Dadeiro and Miguelito Álvarez) lead the club to win their third title winning the 1958–59 title. The following season the club won its first minor premiership but were unable to win the championship.


The club won its fourth title by winning the 1961–62 title (under the coaching of César Viccinio), the won consecutive titles by winning the 1962 championship (FAS fifth title) this time under the coaching of Raul Miralles. At the beginning of the 1963, the club moved its headquarters to the newly built Estadio Santaneco, However tragedy occurred when goalkeeper Oscar Quiteño died despite efforts from doctors and players to revive him during a friendly match against Orion. The club wore black uniform for two years and renamed the stadium Estadio Quiteño in honour and to pay respect to the memory of the player. With the tragic death of Oscar Quiteño, fans thought the club had been placed with a curse since the club will spend the next 15 years waiting to win their sixth title and this is despite making the final series during the 1965 season and losing both the 1967–68 and 1969 championship final to the Alianza who at the time were known as the 'orchestra Alba' as they played beautiful football with perfect harmony and skill.


Since they were formed in 1947, FAS has won 17 national titles and has finished second 21 times.[citation needed]

  • Sub Campeonato de Copa Interamericana: 1
  • Cup Winner.png (1) : Winners (1): 1980
  • Copa American Airlines: 1
  • Cup Winner.png (1) : Winners (1): 2002

International Competitions National Football United States of American[edit]


Salvadoran National Football Competitions[edit]


Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]


C.D. FAS plays its home games at Estadio Oscar Quiteño in Santa Ana. They have played there since it was opened in 1963. The stadium is named after Oscar Quiteño, a goalkeeper of FAS who died after an accident on the soccer pitch. Previously they played at the Finca Modelo in Santa Ana between 1947 to 1962.

Shirt Sponsorship[edit]

Shirt Manufacturer[edit]


Past kits[edit]


1989–91, 1994–

Current squad[edit]

As of Clausura 2015:
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 Luis Contreras Capitán.
2 El Salvador DF Dony Valle
3 El Salvador DF Xavier García
4 El Salvador DF Rubén Marroquín
5 El Salvador DF Néstor Renderos
6 El Salvador MF Miguel Lemus
7 El Salvador MF Jorge Moràn
8 El Salvador MF Cristian Álvarez
9 Argentina FW Alejandro Bentos
11 El Salvador FW Dustin Corea
12 El Salvador DF Alexander Mendoza
13 El Salvador MF Carlos Moscoso
14 Brazil FW Glauber da Silva
No. Position Player
15 El Salvador MF Melvin Alfaro
16 El Salvador FW Jonathan Águila
17 El Salvador MF Jairo Henríquez
19 El Salvador FW Ángel Peña
20 El Salvador MF Mario Vargas
21 Colombia MF Christian Gonzales
22 El Salvador MF Carlos Carrillo
23 Argentina FW Julián Di Cosmo
24 El Salvador MF José Villavicencio
25 El Salvador GK Adolfo Mendendez
26 El Salvador MF Elder Figueroa
28 El Salvador MF Jaime Alas

Squad Changes for the Apertura 2015[edit]



  • El Salvador TBD - Transferred to TBD

Retired numbers[edit]

10El Salvador El Mágico González, forward, 1977–82; 1991–99

Club Records[edit]

  • FAS has the national record of most national titles won with 17
  • First victory for FAS 2–1 Juventud Olimpica Sept 19, 1948
  • Largest victory was against Independiente 11–0 3 May 1959
  • Most goal by any national team with 3,000 goal as of 4/7/09 [2]


Current technical staff[edit]

Head Coach Peru Agustín Castillo
Assistant Coach El Salvador Emiliano Pedrozo
Physical Colombia Carlos Villareal
Sport Directive El Salvador
physiotherapist El Salvador
Medical trainer El Salvador Dr.
Goalkeeping Coach Costa Rica Andrés Ovando

Presidential history[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez 1947–TBA
El Salvador Armando Tomas Monedero 1960s–1980s
El Salvador Manuel Monedero (Jnr) † 1981–85
El Salvador Óscar Monedero
El Salvador Roberto Mathies Hill 1994–95
El Salvador Jose Reynaldo Valle 1996–09
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2009–10
Colombia Margarita Jaramillo 2010–11
El Salvador David Linares 2011–12
El Salvador Rafael Villacorta 2012–14
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2014–


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Clausura 2009

A.D. Isidro Metapán

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Apertura 2009 (Seventeenth title)
Succeeded by