Everton de Viña del Mar
|Full name||Everton de Viña del Mar S.A.D.P.|
|Nickname(s)||Los oro y cielo (The gold and sky)
Ruleteros (Roulette players)
Los del Cerro
|Founded||24 June 1909|
|Ground||Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, Chile|
The club was founded 24 June 1909 after a group of Anglo-Chilean teenagers formed a football club and named it after the English team Everton that had just made a pioneering visit to South America.
Everton is Chile's sixth most successful team, having won the national title 4 times, an achievement shared with both Audax Italiano and Magallanes. Additionally, it is the second most successful team, outside Santiago de Chile, behind Cobreloa of Calama.
Foundation and Amateur Era
On 24 June 1909, a group of immigrants from England, led by David Foxley, founded Everton Football Club in Cerro Alegre of Valparaíso. The choice of this name is still to this day a mystery, although there are various theories. The commonly accepted theory is that this was chosen in honour of the namesake club in the city of Liverpool, which was, by then, making a tour of Argentina. Another theory states the name of a toffee at the time. The first president was Francisco Boundy, while David Foxley was appointed honorary chairman. In 1950 the club was renamed Everton de Viña del Mar.
The first match played was against Graphie F.C. and the starting lineup was composed of Arturo Foxley as the goalkeeper, Percy Holmes and Francisco Boundy as the defenders; Alberto González, Hugo Boundy and Carlos González as the midfielders and finally J. Escobar, A. Aravena, David Foxley, V. Estay and Malcolm Frazer as the strikers.
Everton's first championship participation was the 1912 amateur championship of the Liga de Valparaíso.
The Golden age
Everton's first championship win was in 1950 under the Argentine coach Martín García. They defeated Unión Española 1-0 away in a play-off on 14 January 1951. The lone goal was scored by René Meléndez in the Estadio Nacional de Chile before 45,000 spectators.
In 1951, Everton finished the league in fourth, 5 points behind Audax Italiano. The following year, Everton clinched the Primera División with two weeks to spare, as Martín García's side beat Audax Italiano 4-0 at home win. In the championship-winning squad the most prominent players were José María Lourido, Elías Cid and René Meléndez, top-scorer of the tournament with 30 goals. During this period the club also won against important clubs of South America, the most recorded match was against the Argentine club Independiente de Avellaneda, in a 5-0 home win at Estadio El Tranque with 12,000 spectators.
The performance of the club began to decline, and apart from a third-place finish in 1955, Everton's highest finish for the remainder of the 1950s would be sixth position in the 12-team league.
After many years of revolving between the Primera División and the 2nd tier the club finally clinched their third Primera División championship in the 1976 Primera División under the guidance of manager Pedro Morales. They have won the 2nd division championship on two occasions, the first in 1974 and most recently in 2003. The club has played in 2 Copa Libertadores tournaments, the first came in 1977 after their Primera División 1976 championship.
In the Torneo Apertura 2008 Everton was proclaimed champion of the tournament, with a 3-2 aggregate result against Colo-Colo in Estadio Sausalito. In the first leg Everton lost 2-0 away at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano with goals by Lucas Barrios and Gonzalo Fierro but in the second home leg at the Estadio Sausalito Everton won 3-0 with two goals by Ezequiel Miralles and one from Jaime Riveros. In thanks to that tournament win in 2009 Everton qualified for the Copa Libertadotes, for the second time in their history.
On 4 August 2010 at Goodison Park in Liverpool England, Everton de Viña del Mar played their namesakes Everton F.C. in a friendly match for the Copa Hermandad (known in English as the Brotherhood Trophy). The match, aimed at promoting closer ties between the two Evertons, was won 2-0 by the Merseysiders with goals from Jermaine Beckford and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. It was the first time the two teams had ever played each other. That year Everton de Viña, were relegated to Primera B.
Two seasons later,Everton de Viña featured in the Primera B promotion play-off against Universidad de Concepción, winning the first (home) leg on 18 November 2012 (1-0) with a goal from Angel Rojas. In the away leg on 26 November 2012 two goals from José Luis Muñoz and one from Yonathan Suazo secured a 1-3 win and a return to the top-flight of Chilean football in 2013.
Everton's main rivals are Santiago Wanderers from the nearby city of Valparaíso. Valparaíso is seen as a historical city with rich culture, home of worldwide known poet Pablo Neruda, whilst Viña del Mar is renowned for being a glamorous and luxurious place full of resorts. The local derby has been dubbed the "Clásico del Puerto" or "The Seaport Derby" in English.
Their home games are played at the Estadio Sausalito, which has a capacity of approximately 22,000 seats and was built in 1929. The name comes from the near lagoon "Sausalito". The stadium was used as one of the venues for the 1962 FIFA World Cup. The semi-final between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia was played at the ground. It was also one of four venues to host matches during the Copa América 1991.
- 1950, 1952, 1976, 2008 Apertura
- Copa Chile: 1
- Primera B: 2
- 1974, 2003
- 2 Participations in Copa Libertadores
- 57 Seasons in Primera División de Chile
- 11 Seasons in Primera B
- Record League victory: 7-0 v Badminton in 1946 and Iberia in 1954.
- Record League defeat: 1-8 v Universidad de Chile in 1962 and Universidad Católica in 1994.
Originally the club, was a compendium of various sport disciplines, emphasizing athletics, swimming, badminton, rugby, gymnastics and basketball, which gave way to football. In the 1920s, future President Salvador Allende was a member of the club and was particularly noted as a long jumper. 
Everton also field a women's football team, which has won numerous national championships. They represented Chile at the inaugural Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino in 2009, and also in 2010. In 2009, Everton finished in fourth place behind champions Santos of Brazil; in 2010 they advanced to the final, also against Santos, but lost 1-0.
The Brotherhood Cup was a one off match on 4 August 2010 at Goodison Park in Liverpool. Everton de Viña del Mar played their namesakes Everton F.C. in a friendly match for the Copa Hermandad (known in English as the Brotherhood Trophy). The match, aimed at promoting closer ties between the two Evertons. Everton (ENG) won the game 2-0 with two second half goals from Jermaine Beckford and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Beckford won the man of the match award. And the trophy was held up by Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta. It was the first time the two teams had ever played each other.
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Joint Everton War Memorial
In June 2011 Everton unveiled a joint war memorial at Goodison Park commemorating members of both clubs who gave their lives in the World Wars.
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