Club Deportes Concepción
|Full name||Club de Deportes Concepción|
|Nickname(s)||El Conce, El León de Collao|
|Founded||February 29, 1966|
|Ground||Estadio Municipal de Concepción
|2013||4th (South Zone)|
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.
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.
- Seasons in Primera División: 33 (1968–81), (1985–93), (1995-02), (2005), (2007–08)
- Seasons in Segunda Division: 11 (1966–67), (1982–84), (1994), (2003–04), (2009-)
- Copa Libertadores appearances: 2 (1991), (2001)
- Largest Margin of Victory: 7-1 (vs. Santiago Morning 1976)
- Largest Margin of Defeat: 7-0 (vs Universidad de Chile 1987) 7-1 (vs. Colo-Colo 1995)
- Best Finish in Primera División: 2nd (1975)
- All-time Goalscorer: Osvaldo Castro (65 goals)
- 1967, 1994
Performance in CONMEBOL competitions
- Copa Libertadores: 2 appearances
- Copa CONMEBOL: 1 appearance
- 1999: Semi-Finals
Current squad 2014
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- (Spanish) Official Website