Deportes Antofagasta

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Deportes Antofagasta
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Full name Club de Deportes Antofagasta S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s) Pumas, CDA
Founded May 14, 1966
Ground Estadio Regional de Antofagasta
Antofagasta, Chile
Ground Capacity 21,178
Chairman Chile Jorge Sánchez
Manager Chile Sergio Marchant
League Primera División
2013 Transición 13th
Website Club home page

Deportes Antofagasta, is a Chilean football club based in the city of Antofagasta. The club plays in the first level of the Chilean football league system. Their home games are played at the Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, which has a capacity of 21,000 approximately.

History[edit]

The club was founded on May 14, 1966 when the amateur clubs Unión Bellavista and Portuario Atacama merged. The team's original name was Club de Deportes Antofagasta Portuario.

The team's first head coach was the 1980s Chilean National manager Luis Santibañez. The team finished 10th in their first league season.

Under coach Francisco Hormazábal, Antofagasta was crowned champions of the second division in 1968. The final was played on January 19, 1969 against San Luis. The only goal of the match was scored by the Paraguayan player Juan Pelayo Ayala. The team was promoted to first division after that game.

On July 21, 1974 the team changed its name to Club Regional Antofagasta.

In 1977, the team finished 18th in the table and returned to the second level.

In 1979, Jorge León was named the team's president and changed the club's name to Club de Deportes Antofagasta. The regional was not appropriate anymore, because of the appearance of another team in the Antofagasta Region, (Cobreloa).

On June 30, 1983 D. Antofagasta finally gained promotion to top level once again after defeating Lota Schwager 9-0. The team was coached by Manuel Rodríguez. However the following year the team again descended to the second level.

D. Antofagasta experienced one of their most successful spans from 1991 through 1995, with the Croatian coach Andrija Perčić at the bench and players such as Marco Cornez and Gabriel Caballero.

In 1997, they once again descended to the second level, finishing at the bottom of the table.

In 2005, D. Antofagasta gained promotion to the first division along with Santiago Morning.

In 2008, the club returned to the Primera B, finishing at the bottom of the cumulative table 2007-2008.

In 2011, they won the Primera B championship and were promoted to the Primera Division.

Stadium[edit]

Deportes Antofagasta plays its home matches at the Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, owned by the Municipality of Antofagasta. The stadium was planned to be a reserve stadium for the FIFA World Cup 1962, and was finally inaugurated on October 8, 1964, on the grounds of the former Riding Club of Antofagasta. The first professional football match was played there in 1966, and Deportes Antofagasta has played there since that time. In 2007 the stadium was closed for repairs, and home games had to be played elsewhere; The Estadio Municipal de La Pintana in Santiago against Deportes Puerto Montt in Estadio Municipal de Calama against CD Huachipato and Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica against Lota Schwager, and until 2013 at the Estadio Parque Juan López.

Honors[edit]

1968, 2011
1990

Players[edit]

For a list of all former and current Club Deportes Antofagasta players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Deportes Antofagasta footballers.

As of 16 July 2014[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Uruguay GK Pablo Aurrecochea
3 Chile DF Francisco Alarcón
4 Chile DF Nicolás Ortiz
5 Chile DF Cristián Rojas
7 Chile MF Ronald González
8 Chile FW Matías Jadue
9 Chile FW Osmán Huerta
10 Chile MF Daniel González
11 Argentina FW Javier Elizondo (captain)
12 Chile GK Alan Cortes
13 Chile DF Carlos Escudero
14 Chile DF Felipe Díaz
15 Argentina DF Alejandro Delfino
16 Chile MF Francisco Sepúlveda
No. Position Player
17 Chile FW Nicolás Dávalos
18 Chile MF Marcos Bolados
20 Argentina MF Cristián Álvarez
21 Chile MF Luis Cabrera
22 Uruguay MF Diego Ferreira
23 Chile DF Baltazar Astorga
24 Chile MF Patricio Jerez
25 Chile GK Ariel Galvez
26 Chile FW Gerson Martínez
27 Chile FW Rubén Farfán
28 Argentina MF Emmanuel Giménez
29 Chile FW Ignacio Rivera
30 Chile GK Luis Santelices
32 Chile FW Felipe Muñoz

Managers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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