C.D. FAS

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FAS
CD FAS.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Futbolistas
Asociados Santanecos
Nickname(s) Tigres
Tigrillos
Founded 16 February 1947
Ground Estadio Oscar Quiteño,
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS
Chairman El Salvador Ing. Byron Rodriguez
Manager El Salvador Efrain Burgos
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 Club Deportivo Águila. FAS currently play in the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional, their home ground being the Estadio Oscar Quiteño. Their mascot is the Tiger.

History[edit]

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 F.C. 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 1948–1949 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 C.D. Juventud Olímpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over C.D. Dragon 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 F.C. 4–2. The club went on to finish 3rd in the competition behind Libertad F.C. and champion Once Municipal. After five years after being founded, FAS won their first title (1951-1952) 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 1953-1954 enabling Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa to win his second title. After the club came close to relegation During the 1956-1957 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 1958-1959 title. The following season the club won its first minor premiership but were unable to win the championship.

1960-1969[edit]

The club won its fourth title by winning the 1961-1962 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 F.C.. 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 Quiteno, 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 1967-1968 and 1969 championship final to the Alianza F.C. who at the time were known as the 'orchestra Alba' as they played beautiful football with perfect harmony and skill.

Achievements[edit]

Since they were formed in 1947, FAS has won 17 national titles and has finished second 14 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

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

Stadium[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 Quiteno, 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]

Sponsors[edit]

Past kits[edit]

1963–1965
1992–1993
1989–91, 1994–

Current squad[edit]

As of Clausura 2014:
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
2 El Salvador DF Dony Valle
3 El Salvador DF Omar Amaya
4 El Salvador DF Néstor Renderos
5 El Salvador DF Elder Figueroa
6 El Salvador MF Miguel Lemus
7 El Salvador MF Jorge Morán
8 El Salvador MF Wil Castllo
9 Argentina FW Alejandro Bentos
11 El Salvador FW Léster Blanco
12 El Salvador DF Alexander Mendoza (captain)
13 El Salvador MF Carlos Moscoso
No. Position Player
14 El Salvador FW Ángel Peña
15 El Salvador MF Bryan Tamacas
16 El Salvador MF Édgar Álvarez
17 El Salvador FW Jonathan Águila
18 El Salvador MF Edgár Martinéz
19 El Salvador MF Mario Vargas
20 Argentina FW Gonzalo Mazzia
21 El Salvador FW Jonathon Cabrera
22 El Salvador MF Carlos Carrillo
23 El Salvador FW Carlos Aparicio
24 El Salvador DF Xavier García
25 El Salvador GK Adolfo Mendendez

Squad Changes for Apertura 2014[edit]

In:

Out:

Retired numbers[edit]

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

Club Records[edit]

  • C.D. FAS has the national record of most national titles won with 17
  • First victory for FAS 2–1 Juventud Olimpica 19 September 1948
  • Largest victory was against Independiente 11–0 3 May 1959
  • Most goal by any natioal team with 3000 goal as of 4/7/09 [1]

Personnel[edit]

Current technical staff[edit]

Head Coach El Salvador Efrain Burgos
Assistant Coach El Salvador Emiliano Jose Pedrozo Physical El Salvador Fernando Miguel Guerra
Sport Directive El Salvador Rodolfo Gochez Pacas
physiotherapist El Salvador Lic. Yasmin del Carmen Navarro
Medical trainer El Salvador Dr. Herber Milton Ramírez El Salvador Dr. Boris Jair Erazo
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador Carlos "Carlanga" Rivera

Presidential history[edit]

 
Name Years
El Salvador Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez 1947-TBA
El Salvador Armando Tomas Monedero 1960s–1980s
El Salvador Manuel Monedero (jnr) † 1981–1985
El Salvador Óscar Monedero
El Salvador Roberto Mathies Hill 1994–1995
El Salvador Jose Reynaldo Valle 1996–2009
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2009–2010
Colombia Margarita Jaramillo 2010–2011
El Salvador David Linares 2011–2012
El Salvador Rafael Villacorta 2012–2014
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2014-

Coaches[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Clausura 2009

A.D. Isidro Metapán

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