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Full name Club de Deportes Cobreloa
Nickname(s) Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded 7 January 1977; 37 years ago
Ground Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Chile Augusto González Aguirre
Manager Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa
League Primera División
2015 18°
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[edit]

Current squad of Cobreloa as of 30 May 2014 (edit)

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Sebastián Contreras
3  CHI DF Miguel Sanhueza
4  CHI DF Rodolfo González
5  PAR DF Ricardo Martinez
6  ARG DF Martín Zbrun
8  CHI MF Fernando Cornejo
9  URU FW Santiago Barboza
10  CHI FW Rodrigo Gattas
11  PAR MF Gustavo Cristaldo
12  CHI GK Matías Carrasco
13  CHI DF Diego Silva
14  CHI MF José Pérez
15  ARG GK Luciano Palos
No. Position Player
16  CHI FW Álvaro López
19  CHI FW Sebastián Romero
20  CHI DF Marco Hidalgo
21  ARG MF Cristián Gaitán
22  CHI MF Patricio Troncoso
23  CHI MF José Luis Jiménez
24  CHI MF Paolo Gomez
25  CHI DF Matías González
26  CHI MF Felipe Palacios
28  CHI FW Ignacio Herrera
30  CHI MF Iván Ledezma
32  CHI MF Eric Ahumada

Manager: Marco Antonio Figueroa


National honours[edit]

1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C

International honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 1981, 1982


Primera División Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Uruguay Jorge Luis Siviero 18
1983 Uruguay Washington Olivera 29
1993 Chile Marco Antonio Figueroa 18
Apertura 2004 Chile Patricio Galaz 23
Clausura 2004 Chile Patricio Galaz 19

Copa Chile Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Uruguay Jorge Luis Siviero 8
1986 Chile Juan Carlos Letelier 11
1990 Argentina Adrián Czornomaz 13
1994 Argentina Alejandro Glaría 12


Cobreloa managers from 1977 to present


Cobreloa presidents from 1977 to present