C.D. Suchitepéquez

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Suchitepéquez
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Full name Club Deportivo Suchitepéquez
Nickname(s) Venados (Deer)
Founded 1960
Ground Estadio Carlos Salazar Hijo
Mazatenango, Guatemala]
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Alfonso Cruz Berganza
Manager Richard Presa
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol
Clausura 2009 3rd (playoffs) 4th (league)

Club Deportivo Suchitepéquez is a Guatemalan football club that competes in the Liga Nacional, the top division in the nation. They are based in Mazatenango, Department of Suchitepéquez, and their home stadium is the Estadio Carlos Salazar Hijo. The team was formed in 1960, and won their only league championship in 1983.

History[edit]

1980s[edit]

In 1981, they defeated Spanish league champions Atlético Madrid 1-0 on a friendly match to re-open the Carlos Salazar stadium.

The team's most successful era took place in the mid-1980s. Having been runner-up in the 1982 domestic league, Suchitepéquez won the national league title in 1983, with a record of 16 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses in 22 matches. The team was managed by the Uruguayan Julio César Cortés, a former Uruguayan international who played in three World Cups. The stars of this team were Uruguayan strikers César Eduardo Méndez and José Luis "Chopo" González.

Suchitepéquez went on to play in the 1983 CONCACAF Champions' Cup, beating Deportivo Saprissa in the first round. In the second round, they drew with Tigres U.A.N.L. 1-1 in the first leg, and then beat them 3-0 at home, becoming the first Guatemalan football team to defeat a Mexican team in an official tournament.[1] After that they faced Atlante F.C., drawing the first match but losing 0-6 in the second leg to the eventual champions.

They finished second in the local league again in 1984, repeating that in the 1989/90 tournament.

1990s[edit]

In 1992, Suchitepéquez won the summer (cup) tournament, and then defeated the 1992 league champions Municipal in the Champion of champions ("Super Cup") match. They won further domestic cup (Copa de Guatemala) titles in 1993 and 1997.

Relegation[edit]

The club struggled to remain in the top division during the 1998/99 season, finishing next to last overall, and avoiding relegation in the last instance by winning a relegation playoff. The following year, they finished in last place overall, and were directly relegated.

2000s[edit]

After four years in Primera División, the club returned to the top division for the 2004/05 season, finishing fourth in the Torneo Apertura.

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

1993 - 4th Place
1995 - Qualifying Stage (Central Zone)

Current squad[edit]

2010/2011 season

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

No. Position Player
1 Guatemala GK Miguel Ángel Klee
2 Guatemala DF Josué García
3 Guatemala DF Henry Medina
7 Guatemala FW Edwin Villatoro
8 Guatemala MF Wilfred Velásquez
12 Uruguay GK Santiago Morandi
13 Brazil FW Allan Kardeck
14 Guatemala DF Wilson Lalín
23 Brazil FW Evandro Ferreira
24 Guatemala MF Wilber Caal
Guatemala DF Víctor Hernández
Guatemala DF Jorge Arana
Guatemala DF José Luis Hidalgo
No. Position Player
Guatemala MF Mynor Morales
Guatemala MF Aldo Pimentel
Uruguay MF Diego Cardozo
Guatemala FW Roberto Porras
Guatemala FW Ronaldo Loaiza
Uruguay FW Gonzalo Gutiérrez
- Uruguay FW Gonzalo Pizzichillo
El Salvador FW Kevin Santamaria
Guatemala Pablo Villatoro
Brazil Jocimar Nascimiento
Guatemala Rolando Flores
Guatemala Edwin Ixcharchal

Notable players[edit]

Former players

List of coaches[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Source: http://www.deportivosuchi.com/historia/Historia-80s.html

External links[edit]