Club Deportes Concepción

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Deportes Decepción
Full name Club de Deportes Concepción
Nickname(s) El Conce, El León de Collao
Founded February 29, 1966
Ground Estadio Municipal de Concepción
Concepción, Chile
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Adolfo Sabondo
Manager Fernando Quiroz
League Primera B
2013 4th (South Zone)

Club Deportes Concepción, is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción.

The club was founded on February 29, 1966 by the organizations of several amateur clubs such as Galvarino, Liverpool, Juvenil Unido, Santa Fe and Club Lord Cochrane. The club is one of the most popular in the VIII region of Chile, their great rivals are Fernández Vial and Huachipato. The club plays their home games at Estadio Municipal de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, which seats about 35,000 people.

History[edit]

The team joined the second level of the Chilean professional league in 1966 and won the tournament a year later gaining promotion to the Primera División de Chile.

In 1991 the team joined in representing Chile in the Copa Libertadores, they passed through the 1st round phase but lost in the round of sixteen against América de Cali.

In 1993 the club was relegated after finishing 15th of 16 teams, but the club bounced straight back by winning the second division title in 1994.

Concepción played their next big international tournament in 1999, they participated in the Copa Conmebol and made it all the way to the semifinals but lost against Talleres de Córdoba from Argentina. A real disappointment to the fans.

In the year 2001, they once again played the Copa Libertadores and beat rivals such as San Lorenzo from Argentina and Jorge Wilstermann from Bolivia. Once again they made it into the round of sixteen but lost this time to Vasco da Gama from Brazil who had top class players like Romário in their team.

In 2002 the club were again relegated by finishing 15th of 16 teams in the aggregated table, they returned to the top flight in 2004.

In the year 2006 the team was suspended and could not play professionally in the whole year due to debts and unpaid salaries. The club was going to be relegated, but after a legal battle, they were readmitted in the Chilean first division, where they play in 2007. An alternative team (Deportes Concepción B) plays in the Third division of Chile as well.

Club Facts[edit]

National Honors[edit]

1967, 1994

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1991: ULIMO LUGAR
2001: Second Round
1999: Semi-Finals

Notable players[edit]

Current squad 2014[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Chile DF Pablo Sanhueza
4 Chile DF Felipe Peñaloza
5 Chile DF Jordan Acosta
7 Chile MF Edgar Melo
8 Chile MF Juan Leiva
11 Chile MF Joaquín Díaz
12 Chile GK Germán Sotelo
15 Chile MF Patricio Ramírez
16 Chile MF Franco Solar
17 Chile DF Sebastián Rojas
19 Chile MF Piero Gárate
20 Chile MF Luis Pacheco
21 Chile MF Carlos Poblete
22 Chile DF Matias Muñoz
No. Position Player
24 Uruguay DF Enzo Ruiz
25 Chile GK Angelo Giolito
-- Chile GK Jorge Deschamps
-- Chile GK José Lafrentz
-- Chile DF Luis Alegría
-- Argentina DF Franco Mendoza
-- Uruguay DF Manuel Fernández
-- Chile MF Vincent Salas
-- Chile MF Gersón Valle
-- Argentina MF Agustín Briones
-- Argentina MF Matías Sarraulte
-- Chile MF Javier Bustos
-- Argentina FW Milton Alegre
-- Uruguay FW Sergio Pérez Visca

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