Atlético Chiriquí

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Atlético Chiriquí
Chiriqui.png
Full name Club Atlético Chiriquí
Nickname(s) Los purasangre
Los tigres del norte
Lobos
Founded June 18, 2002
Ground Estadio San Cristóbal
David, Panama
Ground Capacity 2,500
Chairman Panama Luis Denis Arce
Manager Panama Mario "Cholito" Mendez
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2015(C) 9th

Club Atlético Chiriquí is a Panamanian football team playing in Liga Panameña de Fútbol. It is based in David, Chiriquí and was founded on June 18, 2002 by Luis Denis Arce. Their home stadium is Estadio San Cristóbal.

History[edit]

Atlético Chiriquí was founded by Luis Denis Arce on 18 June 2002[1] after the disappearance of Chiriquí F.C. in season 2001.

In 2004 the team gained promotion from the Liga Nacional de Ascenso to the Liga Panameña de Fútbol after beating Sabanitas 3–2 in the first match and 5–2 on the last match.

Opening season Apertura 2009 I came to semi-finals for the first time losing to San Francisco on aggregate 2 to 3, in Apertura 2009 II again came close to losing against Tauro semi-finals with an aggregate score of 4 to 7.

They bounced back from the Second Division in summer 2014 after being relegated a year earlier.[2] They beat SUNTRACS 1–0 in the championship decider[3] They earned their place in the final by winning the 2013 Apertura after beating Atlético Nacional 4–2 on aggregate.[4]

Atlético Chiriquí's alternative crest

Rivalries[edit]

Their biggest rivals are Atlético Veragüense, the matches between them are known as the clasico interiorano (The Interior derby).[5]

Stadium[edit]

Atlético Chiriquí plays their home matches in Estadio San Cristóbal. The stadium is named after the saint and neighbourhood San Cristóbal.

Honours[edit]

2004, 2014
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Season to season[edit]

Season Division Place
2002 2A 7th
2003 2A 6th
2004 2A 1st
2005 1D 7th
2005 1D 6th
2006 1D 9th
2006 1D 9th
2007 1D 6th
2007 1D 5th
2008 1D 8th
2008 1D 8th
2009 I 1D 2nd
2009 II 1D 2nd
2010 II 1D 1st

Year-by-year results[edit]

Liga Panameña de Fútbol[edit]

Season Position League Record Playoffs Top Scorer Notes
P W T L F A +/- Pts Player G
2005 7/10 18 5 6 7 15 24 −9 21 debut
2005 6/10 16 4 5 7 20 25 −5 17 Could not qualify
2006 9/10 18 4 6 8 18 29 −11 18 Could not qualify
2006 9/10 18 2 4 12 14 30 −16 10 Could not qualify
2007 (A) 6/10 18 7 4 7 24 13 +11 25 Could not qualify Colombia José Dario Julio 7
2007 (C) 5/10 18 6 8 4 21 20 −1 26 Could not qualify Panama Catalino Smith 5
2008 (A) 8/10 13 4 3 6 14 22 −8 15 Could not qualify Panama Catalino Smith 3
2008 (C) 8/10 18 5 4 9 19 42 −23 19 Could not qualify Panama Eybir Bonaga 6
2009 (A)I 2/10 20 10 6 2 35 19 +16 33 Semi-Finals Panama Auriel Gallardo 10 Fell against San Francisco F.C. on aggregate 2–3
2009 (A)II 2/10 20 11 2 5 36 26 +10 35 Semi-Finals Panama Oscar Vargas, Panama Gabriel Ávila 6 Fell against Tauro F.C. on aggregate 7–4
2010 (C) 1/10 20 10 3 5 28 21 +7 33 Semi-Finals Panama Auriel Gallardo 7 Fell against San Francisco F.C. on aggregate 3–2

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • As of Apertura 2015

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

No. Position Player
Panama GK Joseph Vargas
Costa Rica DF Erick Araya
Panama DF David Arrue
Panama DF Paul Cordero
Panama DF José Gómez
Panama DF Federico Marines
Panama DF Yitzhak Moreno
Panama DF Edgardo Panezo
Panama MF Edgar Aparicio
Panama MF Richie de Gracía
Panama MF Joshua Hawkins
No. Position Player
Colombia MF Pablo Murillo
Panama MF Jorge Samudio
Panama MF Gilberto Salas
Panama MF Isaias Soto
Panama MF Geovanny Tascon
Panama MF George Tinglin
Panama FW Gabriel Ávila
Panama FW Carlos Batista
Panama FW Michael Casazola
Panama FW Miguel Ángel Saavedra

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
Panama MF Allan Hernandez (at FC Internazionale)
Panama MF Clive Trotman (at Chorrillo F.C.)
 

Youth squad[edit]

Atlético Chiriquí B[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 Panama DF Porfirio Avila
19 Panama MF Jesús Alvarado
22 Panama MF Edilberto Del Cid
33 Panama MF Edwin Navarro
42 Panama DF Marcelo Caballero
60 Panama DF Ivan Valdez
Panama DF Carlos Acosta Silva
Panama DF Victor Julio Castillo
Panama DF Lowdwing Van Campbell
Panama DF Isaac Sánchez
No. Position Player
Panama DF Isaac Sánchez
Panama DF Joel Zapata
Panama DF Alexis Guerra
Panama MF Richie DeGracia
Panama MF Ivan Espinoza
Panama MF Simón Chan
Panama FW Ángel Morales
Panama FW Felix Madrid
Panama FW Michael Goudar
Panama FW Hector Mora

Player of the year[edit]

Year Winner
2007 (A) Colombia José Dario Julio
2007 (C) Panama Catalino Smith
2008 (A) Panama Eybir Bonaga
2008 (C) Panama Auriel Gallardo
2009 I(A) Panama Martín Gómez
2009 II(A) Panama Gabriel Ávila
2010 II(C) Panama Oscar Vargas

Notable Players[edit]

Historical list of coaches[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Companies that Atlético Chiriquí currently has sponsorship deals with include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]