Once Caldas

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Once Caldas
Once caldas crest.svg
Full name Once Caldas S.A.
Nickname(s) El Blanco (The White);
El Blanco Blanco de Manizales (The White White of Manizales);
El Caldas (The Caldas);
Los Albos (the Albos);
El Equipo Albo (The Albo Team)
Founded 16 April 1947 (1947-04-16) (Foundation of Deportes Caldas)
15 January 1961; 53 years ago (1961-01-15) (Fusion with Once Deportivo)[1]
Ground Estadio Palogrande,
Manizales, Colombia
Ground Capacity 42,990
Chairman Colombia Oscar David Gómez
Manager Colombia Flabio Torres
League Categoría Primera A
2014-I 5th
Website Club home page

Once Caldas S.A., simply known as Once Caldas, is a professional Colombian football team based in Manizales, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Palogrande stadium.

They were the surprise winners of the Copa Libertadores in 2004, mainly due to the performances of Juan Carlos Henao and Jhon Viáfara. The club was founded in 1961[1] after the fusion of Deportes Caldas and Deportivo Manizales (also known as Once Deportivo).[2]

History[edit]

In 1950, Deportes Caldas won the Mustang Cup (which was until 2009 the name of the Colombian first division).

Once Caldas was founded in 1959, after the fusion of Once Deportivo and Deportes Caldas. Once Deportivo was founded in 1930 while Deportes Caldas was founded at the end of the 1940s, however both teams, for various reasons, went defunct. Carlos Gómez Escobar was in favor of reviving Deportes Caldas, however the idea of Eduardo Gómez Arrubla was to bring back Once Deportivo. Thanks to the mediation of Dr. Hermán Bueno Ramirez, the three co-founders arrived at the compromise to fuse the existing teams into an entirely new entity, Once Caldas.

In 1961, the club debuted in the Mustang Cup. The club finished in the 7th position of the competition.

In 1998, Once Caldas was the first division's runner-up. Deportivo Cali defeated the club in the final. In the first leg, in Cali, the home team won 4-0. The second leg, in Manizales, ended in a 0-0 draw. In that year, the club also disputed its first international competition, the Copa CONMEBOL. Once Caldas was eliminated in the first round, by Santos, of Brazil. In the first leg, in Santos, Santos won 2-1. In the second leg, in Manizales, Once Caldas won 2-1, but was defeated 3-2 in the penalty shootout.

In 1999, the club participated in the Copa Libertadores de América for the first time. Once Caldas was in the same group of Deportivo Cali, and two Argentine clubs, Vélez Sársfield and River Plate. The side finished in the last position, but only two points behind Vélez Sársfield, which was the group's leader.

In 2002, Once Caldas played in the Copa Libertadores again. Olimpia Asunción, of Paraguay, Universidad Católica, of Chile, and Flamengo, of Brazil were in Once Calda's group. After finishing in the third position, only ahead of Flamengo, the club was eliminated.

In 2003, the side won the first division's Apertura, after beating Atlético Junior in the final. In Barranquilla, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. In the second leg, Once Caldas won 1-0 in Manizales.

In 2004, the club again played in the Copa Libertadores. After beating Boca Juniors in the penalty shootout, the side, managed by Luis Fernando Montoya, won the competition for the first time. As the Copa Libertadores champions, the club played the Intercontinental Cup against UEFA Champions League champions Porto, of Portugal, in Yokohama, Japan. After a 0-0 draw, the club was defeated 8-7 in the penalty shootout.

In 2005, as the previous year's champion, Once Caldas tried to defend its title in the Copa Libertadores. Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico), Cobreloa (Chile), and San Lorenzo (Argentina) were in Once Calda's group. The club finished in the second place, two points behind Chivas. In the second stage, the side was eliminated by UANL Tigres of Mexico. In that year, the club also participated in the Recopa Sudamericana, having played against Boca Juniors. In the first leg, in Buenos Aires, Boca Juniors won 3-1. In the second leg, in Manizales, Once Caldas won 2-1 but Boca won 4-3 in the aggregate score.

Uniform[edit]

In early 2005, Once Caldas decided to leave behind the brand Bogota FSS and go to the German brand Adidas.[3] After completing her contract with Adidas, Once Caldas wears clothes of the Peruvian company Walon Sport, from the season 2008.[4]

  • Home: White shirt, white shorts and white socks.
  • Away: Black shirt, black shorts and black socks.

Stadium[edit]

Further information: Estadio Palogrande

Once Caldas plays its home matches at Estadio Palogrande, located in Manizales. The stadium was inaugurated in 1936, and had its maximum capacity expanded to its current 36,553[5] spectators in 1994.

Honors[edit]

National honours[edit]

Winners (4): 1950, 2003-I, 2009-I, 2010-II

International honours[edit]

2004: Winner
2005: Runners-up
2004: Runners-up

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • Updated 28 October 2013

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

No. Position Player
1 Colombia GK Juan Carlos Henao
2 Colombia DF David Álvarez
3 Colombia DF Diego Ordóñez
4 Colombia DF Jamell Ramos
5 Colombia DF Camilo Ceballos
6 Peru MF Michael Guevara
7 Colombia FW Edwards Jiménez
8 Colombia MF Hárrison Henao
10 Argentina MF Patricio Pérez
11 Colombia MF Sergio Romero (on loan from Real Santander)
12 Colombia GK José Cuadrado
15 Colombia DF Luis Miguel Vergara
16 Paraguay MF Jorge Daniel Núñez
No. Position Player
17 Colombia MF Omar Rodríguez
19 Colombia MF Mario Alejandro González
22 Colombia DF Sebastián Puerta (on loan from Deportivo Rionegro)
23 Colombia FW Cesar Arias
26 Colombia DF Harold Gómez
27 Colombia DF Jonathan Lopera
28 Colombia DF Mauricio Casierra
29 Colombia DF Luis Carlos Murillo
31 Colombia MF Carlos Giraldo
32 Colombia DF Edy Rentería
Colombia GK Sergio Felipe Román Palacios
Argentina DF Martín Bonjour
Argentina MF Martín Minadevino


Coaching staff[edit]

Role Name
Head Coach Colombia Flabio Torres
Assistant Coach Colombia Juan Jairo Galeano
Physical Trainer Colombia Juan Carlos Ángel
Kinesiologist Colombia Jose Rodas
Kinesiologist Colombia Edinson Cataño

Out on loan[edit]

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 Juan Veloza (at Uniautónoma)
Colombia DF Alcatraz (at Independiente Medellín)

Reserve squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
14 Colombia FW Jhon Ambuila
24 Colombia MF Santiago Loaiza
25 Colombia GK Wanerge Delgado
30 Colombia MF Gustavo Culma
33 Colombia GK Cristian Marín
Colombia GK Juan Aguirre
Colombia DF Jefferson García
Colombia DF Óscar Marulanda
Colombia MF Jeison Candado
Colombia MF Juan Castaño
Colombia MF Johnny Mera
No. Position Player
Colombia MF Jonathan Mulato
Colombia MF Ronald Vega
Colombia FW Rafael Agámez
Colombia FW Johan Castaño
Colombia FW Sebastián Campiño
Colombia FW William Palacio
Colombia FW Clemente Palacios
Colombia FW Carlos Rivas
Colombia FW Éver Rodríguez
Colombia FW Ástur Rúa

2004 Copa Libertadores campaign[edit]

In 2004, Once Caldas won the Copa Libertadores. The matches played by the club are listed below:

Coach

Players

Position Player Notes
GK Colombia Juan Carlos Henao
GK Colombia Juan Carlos González
DF Colombia Miguel Rojas
DF Colombia Samuel Vanegas
DF Colombia Édgar Cataño
DF Colombia Edwin García
DF Colombia Jefrey Díaz
MF Argentina Jonathan Fabbro
MF Colombia Jhon Viáfara
MF Colombia Rubén Darío Velásquez
MF Colombia Diego Arango
MF Colombia Elkin Soto
MF Colombia Arnulfo Valentierra
MF Colombia Herly Alcázar
MF Colombia Raúl Marín
FW Colombia Jorge Agudelo
FW Colombia Javier Araujo
FW Colombia Wilmer Ortegón


Notable players[edit]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]