Club Deportes Concepción

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Deportes Decepción
Club Deportes Concepción logo.png
Full name Club de Deportes Concepción
Nickname(s) El Conce, El León de Collao
Founded February 29, 1966
Ground Estadio Municipal de Concepción
Concepción, Chile
Ground Capacity 35,000
Chairman Adolfo Sabondo
Manager Juan José Ribera
League Primera B
2013 4th (South Zone)

Club Deportes Concepción is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción.

The club was founded in 1966, by the organizations of several amateur clubs such as Galvarino, Liverpool, Juvenil Unido, Santa Fe and Club Lord Cochrane. The club is one of the most popular in the VIII region of Chile, their great rivals are Fernández Vial and Huachipato. The club plays their home games at Estadio Municipal de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, which seats about 35,000 people.

History[edit]

The team joined the second level of the Chilean professional league in 1966 and won the tournament a year later gaining promotion to the Primera División de Chile.

In 1991 the team joined in representing Chile in the Copa Libertadores, they passed through the 1st round phase but lost in the round of sixteen against América de Cali.

In 1993 the club was relegated after finishing 15th of 16 teams, but the club bounced straight back by winning the second division title in 1994.

Concepción played their next big international tournament in 1999, they participated in the Copa Conmebol and made it all the way to the semifinals but lost against Talleres de Córdoba from Argentina. A real disappointment to the fans.

In the year 2001, they once again played the Copa Libertadores and beat rivals such as San Lorenzo from Argentina and Jorge Wilstermann from Bolivia. Once again they made it into the round of sixteen but lost this time to Vasco da Gama from Brazil who had top class players like Romário in their team.

In 2002 the club were again relegated by finishing 15th of 16 teams in the aggregated table, they returned to the top flight in 2004.

In the year 2006 the team was suspended and could not play professionally in the whole year due to debts and unpaid salaries. The club was going to be relegated, but after a legal battle, they were readmitted in the Chilean first division, where they play in 2007. An alternative team (Deportes Concepción B) plays in the Third division of Chile as well.

Club Facts[edit]

National Honors[edit]

1967, 1994

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1991: Second Round
2001: Second Round
1999: Semi-finals

Current squad 2015[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK José Lafrentz
2 Chile MF Gerson Valle
3 Chile DF Leonel Mena
4 Chile MF Brandon Muñoz
5 Uruguay DF Enzo Ruiz
7 Chile DF Luis Alegría
8 Argentina MF Matías Sarraute
9 Uruguay FW Brian Lugo
10 Chile MF Juan Leiva
12 Chile MF Gamadiel García
13 Chile DF Matías Godoy
14 Chile FW Javier Bustos
15 Chile MF Luis Pacheco
16 Chile MF Franco Solar
18 Chile GK Ricardo Cárcamo
19 Chile MF Piero Gárate
No. Position Player
20 Chile DF Patricio Ramirez
21 Chile FW Joel Estay
22 Chile DF Alejandro Gaete
23 Argentina MF Agustín Briones
24 Uruguay DF Manuel Fernández
25 Paraguay GK Cristián Limenza
26 Chile DF Cegy Durán
27 Chile DF Matias Muñoz
28 Uruguay FW Sergio Pérez
29 Chile DF Pablo Sanhueza
30 Chile FW Nino Rojas
31 Chile DF Iván Jara
33 Chile GK Angelo Giolito
-- Chile MF Carlos Leiton
-- Ecuador MF Aldair Muñoz

Managers[edit]

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