Cortuluá

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Cortuluá
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Full name Corporación Club Deportivo Tuluá
Founded 16 October 1967; 47 years ago (1967-10-16)
Ground Doce de Octubre
Tuluá, Colombia
Ground Capacity 16,000
Chairman Colombia Manuel Londoño
Manager Colombia Fernando Velasco
League Categoría Primera B
2014 13th (aggregate table)
Website Club home page

Corporación Club Deportivo Tuluá, commonly known as Cortuluá, is a professional Colombian football team based in Tuluá, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera B. The club was founded on October 16, 1967 and play their home games at the Doce de Octubre stadium.

History[edit]

Cortuluá was founded in 1967 by a group of people headed by Paraguayan former player and coach Hernando Acosta. In 1993, Cortuluá wins his first title in the Categoría Primera B, ascending to the next year to the Primera A. Its first game was in February 26, 1994 at the Estadio Hernando Martinez Azcárate of Guadalajara de Buga.

In the Copa Mustang 2001 Cortuluá is proclaimed champion of the Torneo Apertura (at that time this didn't give title) and classifies for 2002 Copa Libertadores. However, in 2004 the team descends to the Categoría Primera B.

In 2006, the United States Treasury identified the football club as one of ten businesses allegedly operating on behalf of one of the most wanted Colombian drug barons, Carlos Alberto Renteria Mantilla.[1] The move by the United States authorities placed a freeze on any assets owned by the club within the United States, and prevented United States residents from having dealings with the club.[1]

After five years in the Categoría Primera B turned back to the Fútbol Profesional Colombiano on 30 June 2009. Cortuluá qualified for the final of the "Torneo Apertura", surpassing in Group A of the semifinals at Deportes Palmira, Deportivo Rionegro y Atlético Bucaramanga. In the final instance vs. Itagüí Ditaires, the first leg ended 3-1 with a win for Cortuluá, but it lost 2-0 in the second leg. In the penalty shootout Cortuluá won 6-5, thus winning the "Torneo Apertura" and classifying to the Final of the year.

In the 2010 season, the team was relegated again and returned to the second division.

Stadium[edit]

Further information: Estadio Doce de Octubre

Current Roster[edit]

  • Updated November 12, 2012.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Colombia GK Mauricio Mafla
Colombia GK Pablo Mina
Colombia DF Hilario Cuenú
Colombia DF Yonni Hinestroza
Colombia DF Belmer Aguilar
Colombia DF Alonso Asprilla
Colombia DF Dairon Mosquera
Colombia DF Edwin Velasco
Colombia DF Johnatan Mosquera
Colombia DF Guillermo Sierra
Chile MF Eric Pino
Colombia MF Hamlet Mina
Colombia MF Elkin Murillo
Colombia MF José Rodrigo Castillo
Colombia MF Víctor Castillo
Colombia MF Jair López
Colombia MF John Caicedo
No. Position Player
Colombia MF José Hurtado
Colombia MF Luis Fernando Pérez
Colombia MF Mario Ramírez
Colombia MF Brayan Angulo
Colombia MF Daniel Alejandro Hernández
Colombia MF Oscar Sánchez
Colombia FW Julián Balanta
Colombia FW Yairo Balanta
Colombia FW Carlos Rodas
Colombia FW Sebastián Macasaet
Colombia FW Henry Solís
Colombia FW Hamilton Ricard
Colombia FW Miguel Borja
Colombia FW Johan Martínez
Colombia FW Omar Uzuriaga
Chile FW Carlos Alzamora

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Name
Head Coach Colombia Fernando Velasco
Assistant Coach Colombia John Mauricio Roa
Assistant Coach Colombia Hernando Ramirez
Physical Trainer Colombia Jonathan Bolaños
Physical Trainer Colombia Jairo Sanchez
Medic Colombia Wilson Martinez
Kinesiologist Colombia Erwin Salomon Ramirez
Kinesiologist Colombia Andrés Vargas España

Honors[edit]

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

2002: First Round

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ikeda, Nestor; Joshua Goodman (2006-11-01). "U.S. says Colombia's Cortulua soccer team linked to drug kingpin". USA Today Online (Gannett Corporation). Retrieved 2007-02-20. 

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