C.D. Universidad de Concepción
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|Full name||Club Deportivo Universidad
|Founded||8 August 1994|
Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción (University of Concepción Sports club) is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción. The club plays in the second level of the Chilean football league. Home games are played at the Estadio Municipal de Concepción.
A "Club Deportivo Universitario" amateur team played in the Regional Championship in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. They played along with sports teams like Naval de Talcahuano, Lord Cochrane and Fernandez Vial and became champions in 1962. The current Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción was founded in 1994.
Tercera División: 1994–1997
Universidad de Concepción participates in football as a member of the Tercera División, organized by the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Amateur (ANFA). The team played its first match against Deportes Talcahuano at Estadio El Morro on 10 April 1994. The club's coach was former Universitario footballer Luis Vera Avendaño. With 22 points that season, the club finished fourth in the South-central Zone in Tercera División and was nearly promoted to the Primera B (Premier B).
In the next season, Universidad de Concepción failed to duplicate the results of the last season, finishing seventh in the South Zone. However, the club won the Relegation Playoffs.
During the 1996 season, with former footballer Mario Obsén as the coach, the club was runner-up in the Tercera División, after finishing second behind Santiago Morning in the quadrangular playoffs. Universidad de Concepción had a record of sixteen victories and six defeats in 34 games.
In 1997, Universidad de Concepción won the Tercera División. The club was promoted to Premier B, the first professional tournament and the first title for the club following a 2–1 victory over Unión La Calera on 8 December 1997.
In its first professional season, the club had success in Premier B 1998 and nearly qualified for the Promotion playoffs to Primera División (Premier Division).
In 1999, the club finished ninth, prompting changes in club administration, including the hiring of a new coach, Luis Marcoleta. By 2002, the club was promoted to the Premier Division.
In the Copa Libertadores, the club qualified in Group 3 with Cruzeiro, Santos Laguna and Caracas FC. However, the club finished last. In the Copa Sudamericana, the club qualified for the Chile/Bolivia preliminary after a victory over Santiago Wanderers. However, the team was eliminated after being defeated 4–2 by Bolívar in La Paz. The club's second goal in this game was scored by goalkeeper Nicolás Peric. The club was recognized as the best club in Chilean football by the IFFHS in 2004.
During the Torneo de Apertura 2006, Universidad de Concepción advanced to the semifinals against Colo-Colo, but the team was defeated 4–3 in the first leg and 2–0 in the second leg. However, they earned the fifth position in the Annual Table of 2006. In the next season, under coach Marcelo Barticciotto, the team was runner-up in the Torneo de Clausura 2007, having been defeated again by Colo-Colo.
In the 2008 season, Barticciotto was dismissed and replaced by Jorge Pellicer. In the Torneo de Apertura, the club finished in 16th place with 21 points. In the second semester tournament, the Torneo de Clausura, the club again ended in 16th position, going to the Promotion playoffs of Premier B (Second Division) against Coquimbo Unido. The club won this match in a 5–1 aggregate.
In the 2010 Premier Division, Universidad de Concepción ended in 15th place with 38 points. The club went to the Promotion playoffs and defeated Curicó Unido, a team which had been recently relegated to Premier B.
- Seasons in Primera Division: 10 (2003–2012)
- Seasons in Primera B: 6 (1998–02, 2013)
- Seasons in Tercera División: 4 (1994–97)
- Copa Libertadores Appearances: 1 2004
- Copa Sudamericana Appearances: 1 2004
- Largest Margin of Victory: 8–2 (vs. Palestino in 2003)
- Largest Margin of Defeat: 2–5 (vs. Santiago Wanderers in 2003)
- Best Finish in Premier Division: Runner-up (Clausura 2007)
Current squad of CD Universidad de Concepción as of 6th September 2012 (
Sources: Universidad de Concepción squad at Football–Lineups
Manager: Pablo Sánchez
- Copa Chile: 1
- Primera B: 1