Rionegro Águilas

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Rionegro Águilas
Full name Rionegro Águilas S.A.
Nickname(s) Las Águilas Doradas (The Golden Eagles)
Founded 16 July 2008; 8 years ago (2008-07-16) (as Itagüí Ditaires)
Ground Estadio Alberto Grisales
Rionegro, Colombia
Ground Capacity 14,000
Owner Talento Dorado S.A.
Chairman Paola Salazar
Manager Óscar Pérez
League Categoría Primera A
2017–I 14th
Website Club home page

Rionegro Águilas[1][2] is a professional Colombian football team based in Rionegro that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at Alberto Grisales stadium. The club also has a futsal team.


In 2008 the team was founded after a group of investors led by former football player José Fernando Salazar bought the team Bajo Cauca and relocated it to Itagüí.[3] The team had very good results in the Categoría Primera B. In 2010 they became champions and advanced to the Categoría Primera A, while also reaching the final of the Copa Colombia. They had their debut in the Categoría Primera A in 2011 as Itagüí Ditaires, being the first time in the Categoría Primera A that four teams from the same department competed for the grand prize.

The team was expelled from Itagüí in May 2014, following a dispute between the club's chairman and the city's mayor regarding the financial support received by the club from Itagüí's government. The decision to expel the club from the city was made by the mayor after being publicly criticized by the club's chairman for the scarce support provided to the club. This incident meant the team would change its name to Águilas Pereira, moving to the city of Pereira and playing its home matches at Hernán Ramírez Villegas stadium, change approved by DIMAYOR's Assembly in an extraordinary meeting on July 14, 2014.[4][5] In March 2015, the club moved to Rionegro, changing its name to Águilas Doradas.,[6] and on January 5, 2016 the club announced it would be changing its name to Rionegro Águilas and its kit colour would be switched from its traditional golden to red.[7]


Winners (1): 2010
Runners-up (1): 2009
Runners-up (1): 2010


First-team squad[edit]

As of 17 February 2017

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

No. Position Player
2 Colombia DF Hanyer Mosquera
3 Panama DF Roberto Chen
6 Colombia MF Juan Esteban Ortiz
7 Colombia MF Diego Chica
8 Colombia FW John Varela
9 Colombia MF Edinson Palomino
10 Colombia MF Daniel Alejandro Hernández (on loan from Once Caldas)
11 Colombia MF Luis Hernán Mosquera
13 Colombia MF Yonaider Ortega
14 Colombia FW Óscar Rodas
15 Colombia FW Luis Páez
17 Colombia DF Denis Gómez
No. Position Player
18 Colombia FW Esteban Castañeda
19 Venezuela DF Edwin Peraza
21 Colombia MF John Restrepo
23 Colombia FW Juan Suescún
23 Colombia DF Camilo Ceballos
24 Colombia DF Samuel Vanegas
25 Uruguay GK Ernesto Hernández
27 Colombia DF Fabián Viáfara
28 Colombia DF Jhonny Meza
29 Colombia FW Luis Hurtado
30 Peru MF Alexander Sánchez
31 Colombia DF John Alexander Valencia


Country Name Dates
 Colombia Héctor Estrada July 1, 1994 – June 30, 1995
 Colombia Carlos Hoyos Jan 1, 2009 – Nov 11, 2009
 Colombia Álvaro de Jesús Gómez Jan 1, 2010 – Nov 30, 2010
 Colombia Carlos Hoyos Dec 30, 2010 – April 30, 2011
 Colombia Álvaro de Jesús Gómez May 1, 2011 – Dec 31, 2011
 Colombia Hernán Torres Jan 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012
 Colombia Leonel Álvarez July 7, 2012 – Dec 13, 2012
 Colombia Jorge Luis Bernal Jan 8, 2013 – Dec 7, 2013
 Colombia Alberto Gamero Dec 16, 2013 – May 9, 2014
 Colombia Jorge Luis Bernal 3, June 2014 – 23, Sept 2014
 Argentina Óscar Héctor Quintabani Sept 24, 2014 – Dec 31, 2014
 Colombia Álvaro de Jesús Gómez Jan 1, 2015 – April 6, 2015
 Argentina Óscar Héctor Quintabani April 7, 2015 – Sept 28, 2015
 Colombia Néstor Otero Sept 29, 2015–1?
 Colombia Pedro Sarmiento 201?–


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official page in
  2. ^ "Cambio de nombre a Rionegro Águilas". (in Spanish). 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ ""Las Águilas Doradas fueron expulsadas de Itagüí", Fernando Salazar" ["The "Golden Eagles" were expelled from Itagüí", Fernando Salazar]. Win Sports. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "De manera unánime, la DIMAYOR autorizó a Águilas Doradas jugar en Pereira" [Unanimously, DIMAYOR authorized Águilas Doradas to play at Pereira]. Win Sports. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Águilas ya tiene 'nido': jugará en Rionegro". (in Spanish). March 18, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Águilas Doradas cambia su nombre a Rionegro F.C.". (in Spanish). January 5, 2016. 

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