|Full name||Club de Deportes Cobreloa|
Zorros del desierto.
|Ground||Estadio Municipal de Calama
|Torneo Transición 2013||2°|
|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 play in the Chilean top flight, the Primera División, where they have played since 1979. Cobreloa play in Municipal de Calama stadium, which has a capacity of 13,000. Their main rivals are Colo-Colo, 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 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 Sudamericana once in 2002 when they were eliminated in the first round 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.
Current squad of Cobreloa as of 21 June 2012 (
Manager: Marco Antonio Figueroa
- 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C
- Copa Chile: 1
- Club records
- Individual records
- (Spanish) Libro Oficial Cobreloa Un Impacto en el Desierto (2007), Carlos Gómez/Cedep, Chile
- (Spanish) Official site
- (Spanish) Huracan Naranja
- (Spanish) Mundo Loíno