Alianza Petrolera F.C.

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Alianza Petrolera
Full name Alianza Petrolera Fútbol Club S.A.[1]
Nickname(s) Los Petroleros (The Oil Dealers)
Founded 24 October 1991; 25 years ago (1991-10-24)
Ground Estadio Daniel Villa Zapata
Barrancabermeja, Colombia
Ground Capacity 10,400
Chairman Odilio Marín
Manager Jorge Luis Bernal
League Categoría Primera A
2016 14th

Alianza Petrolera is a Colombian professional football team based in Barrancabermeja, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. Alianza Petrolera, founded in 1991, played in the Categoría Primera B until 2012. They play their home games at the Daniel Villa Zapata stadium.


Alianza Petrolera is one of the oldest teams in the Categoría Primera B, playing from 1992 to 2012. The years between 1998 and 2004 were the best for the team, even once reached the semi-finals. Although the team is based in Barrancabermeja, Santander, they have played also in the town of Guarne, Antioquia and in Floridablanca (also in Santander).

In 2009, after a dismal performance in the Apertura with five points without a single victory was in doubt the team's participation for the second half, especially due to lack of sponsors, players and even coaches. Moreover, the club was expected to formalize a partnership with Millonarios, to keep ahead of the tournament. At the end of the second half, Alianza was last in the overall standings of the year. For the second half of 2012, the club qualified for the finals of the "Torneo Finalización", in which finished first in Group B with 15 points and played the double-match final against Deportivo Rionegro, winner of Group A. On November 22, 2012, Alianza wins the first leg 1–0. Three days later, on November 25, the team is crowned champion of the tournament after winning the second leg with a score of 3–1. Thus the team qualified for the final of the promotion, where it faces against América de Cali.

The first leg ended 2–1 in favor of Alianza, while the second leg ended 1–0 in favor of America de Cali, so the champion had to be defined by penalty kicks. Finally, Alianza Petrolera defeated America de Cali and ascended for the first time in its history to the Categoría Primera A. On the eve of their inaugural tournament, the team bid to play their home games at the Alfonso Lopez Stadium in Bucaramanga, but they were refused by the city in favor of Atlético Bucaramanga, which are the more traditional team in the city.


Winners (1): 2012
Runners-up (1): 2002


Further information: Estadio Daniel Villa Zapata


First-team squad[edit]

As of 7 January 2017 [2]

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 Santiago Rodas
3 Colombia DF Pedro Tavima
4 Mexico DF Abraham Stringel (on loan from UANL)
5 Colombia MF Daniel Santa
6 Colombia MF Yhormar Hurtado
7 Colombia FW Jhoaho Hinestroza
8 Colombia MF Juan David Ríos
9 Argentina FW Mauro Bustamante
10 Panama MF Nelson Barahona
12 Guatemala GK Ricardo Jerez
13 Colombia MF Róger Torres
14 Colombia MF Ronaldo Ariza
No. Position Player
17 Colombia FW Clemente Palacios
18 Colombia MF Jhon Vásquez (on loan from Junior)
19 Colombia MF Estefano Arango
20 Colombia MF Alex Stik Castro
24 Colombia DF Cristian Florez (on loan from Once Caldas)
25 Colombia DF Carlos Andrés Ramírez
26 Colombia DF Carlos Riascos
30 Colombia GK Pier Luigi Grazziani
Colombia DF Leonardo Saldaña
Colombia DF David Valencia
Colombia MF Yainer Acevedo
Colombia MF Gustavo Bolívar

Former players[edit]


Most capped players[edit]

Source: BDFA

R Player P Career App.
1 Colombia David Valencia DF 2011–15 131
2 Colombia Rafael Carrascal MF 2012–15 130
3 Guatemala Ricardo Jerez, Jr. GK 2013– 107
4 Colombia Juan Guillermo Arboleda MF 2012, 2013– 105
5 Colombia Ricardo Peñaloza MF 2007–11 88
6 Colombia Jorge "La Araña" Henríquez GK 2009–11, 2012–14 82
7 Colombia Víctor Castillo MF 2013– 77
8 Colombia Dairon Asprilla FW 2012–14 72
9 Colombia Deivy Balanta MF 2012–15 71
10 Colombia Leonardo Torres DF 2006, 2009–11 69

Last updated on: 20 May 2016

Top scorers[edit]

Source: BDFA

R Player P Career G.
1 Colombia Sergio "Barranca" Herrera FW 1999, 2003 25
2 Colombia Dairon Asprilla FW 2012–14 22
3 Colombia Ayron del Valle FW 2014 15
4 Colombia Michael Rangel FW 2012–13 14
Colombia Andrés Rentería FW 2012 14
6 Colombia Yeison Devoz FW 2006, 2011–12 13
7 Colombia César Arias FW 2006–08 12
8 Colombia Cristian Palomeque MF 2012–13 11
9 Colombia Jorge Romaña FW 2006 10
Colombia Edinson Palomino FW 2007–08 10

Last updated on: 20 May 2016

Notable players[edit]

List of call-ups to national teams[edit]


Country Name Dates
 Colombia Alexis Mendoza 2003
 Colombia Héctor Estrada Jan 3, 2007 – Aug 2, 2008
 Colombia Óscar Upegui 2008
 Colombia Carlos Estrada 2009
 Colombia Héctor Estrada Jan 1, 2011 – Feb 21, 2013
 Colombia Guillermo "El Teacher" Berrío Feb 22, 2013 – Feb 20, 2014
 Colombia Adolfo León Holguín Feb 21, 2014 – March 12, 2015
 Colombia Óscar Upegui March 13, 2015–16
 Colombia Jorge Luis Bernal 2016–Present



  1. ^ "Alianza Petrolera". División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Alianza Petrolera". FootballSquads. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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