|Full name||Club de Deportes Cobreloa|
|Nickname(s)||Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
|Founded||7 January 1977; 37 years ago|
|Ground||Estadio Zorros del Desierto|
|Chairman||Augusto González Aguirre|
|Manager||Marco Antonio Figueroa|
|Website||Club home page|
Club de Deportes Cobreloa is a Chilean football club from the Atacama Desert mining city of Calama which has established itself as one of the country's most competitive clubs. The club was founded on 7 January 1977 and plays in the Chilean top flight, the Primera División, where they have played since 1978. Cobreloa plays at the Estadio Zorros del Desierto, which has a capacity of 12,000. Their main rivals are Colo-Colo, O'Higgins, Deportes Antofagasta and Cobresal. They wear an all-orange home kit.
Cobreloa is a relatively new club, having been founded on 7 January 1977. The name Cobreloa comes from combining the Spanish word for copper (Cobre), and Loa, after the province and the Loa River, the longest river in Chile, which is located near Calama and Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mine.
The club was able to establish itself in Chile's top flight very quickly, earning promotion after its first season, where they have stayed ever since. Only four years after their foundation, Cobreloa reached the finals of the Copa Libertadores in 1981, losing in a third match to Brazilian club Flamengo. Cobreloa reached the Copa Libertadores final the following year, losing to Peñarol of Uruguay. The club also reached the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores in 1987.
They have competed in the Copa Libertadores de América 13 times, 3 times in the Copa Sudamericana and twice in the Copa CONMEBOL: In 1995 they reached the quarter-finals and the following year were eliminated in the first round. Cobreloa have 8 Primera División titles and 1 Copa Chile title making them the most successful side outside Santiago in Chile and one of the four biggest clubs of the country.
Current squad of Cobreloa as of 30 May 2014 (
Manager: Marco Antonio Figueroa
- 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C
- Copa Chile: 1
- Club records
- Individual records
Primera División Top scorers
|1982||Jorge Luis Siviero||18|
|1993||Marco Antonio Figueroa||18|
|Apertura 2004||Patricio Galaz||23|
|Clausura 2004||Patricio Galaz||19|
Copa Chile Top scorers
|1982||Jorge Luis Siviero||8|
|1986||Juan Carlos Letelier||11|
|Cobreloa presidents from 1977 to present|
- (Spanish) Libro Oficial Cobreloa Un Impacto en el Desierto (2007), Carlos Gómez/Cedep, Chile
- (Spanish) Official site
- (Spanish) Huracan Naranja
- (Spanish) Mundo Loíno