Audax Italiano

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Audax Italiano
Full name Audax Club Sportivo Italiano, SADP [1]
Nickname(s) Los Tanos, Los Itálicos, Audinos
Founded 30 November 1910
Ground Estadio Municipal de La Florida
La Florida, Chile
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Ernesto Corona
Manager Jorge Pellicer
League Campeonato Nacional
2015 11th
Website Club home page
Current season

Audax Club Sportivo Italiano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈauðaks itaˈljano]) is a Chilean football club based in La Florida. Founded in 1910, it plays in the Campeonato Nacional and has spent most of its history in the top tier of Chilean football. Audax has been national champions four times, being the sixth Chilean team with more title alongside Magallanes. The club also achieved two Copa Chile runner-ups in 1981 and 1988.

The club had their first major success in 1936, when they won the league tournament. During the 1940s, Audax won two leagues in 1946 and 1948. In 1957, the team won its last league championship, being its fourth league title in Audax's history, being very close to winning in the season 2006 and 2007, reached two Copa Libertadores appearances for first time in its history, during 2007 and 2008.


The club was founded by Italian residents in Santiago, on November 30, 1910 as Audax Club Ciclista Italiano in the Alberto Caffi's hat store, and was originally focused in cycling. As football developed quickly in Santiago, in 1917 the club begun participating in that sport, and in 1922, when the popularity of football increased within Audax's supporters, the club changed its name to Audax Club Sportivo Italiano.

In January 2007, the club was transformed into a limited liability corporation, and changed its name to Audax Italiano La Florida, adding the name of the comuna in which it's always been located.

The club has always been a regular protagonist in Chilean football, but had never been able to participate in any major international competition until 2007, when they played in the Copa Libertadores. As a club founded by immigrants, it has a special rivalry with the other immigrant clubs Unión Española (founded by Spaniards) and Palestino (founded by Palestinian Arabs).


Domestic Competitions[edit]

Performance in conmebol competitions[edit]

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2007: Second Preliminary Round
1998: First Round


  • Largest margin of victory:
In Primera División matches: 9–2 vs. Universidad Católica in 1945 & 7–1 vs. Santiago Wanderers
In international matches: 3–1 Alianza Lima in 2007
  • Largest margin of defeat:
In Primera División matches: 1–7 vs. Colo-Colo in 1939 & 0–6 vs. Santiago Wanderers in 1993
In international matches: 1–4 vs. Sportivo Luqueño in 2008


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Audax Italiano as of 4 August 2015 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
2  CHI DF Carlos Labrín
3  COL MF Bryan Camilo Reyes
4  CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5  CHI DF Sebastián Silva
6  CHI DF Sebastián Vegas
7  ARG MF David Drocco
8  CHI MF Iván Vásquez
9  CHI FW Felipe Mora
10  ARG MF Pablo Darío López
11  CHI MF Bryan Carrasco
12  CHI MF Rodrigo Tello
No. Position Player
13  BRA FW Sergio Santos
14  ARG MF Juan Pablo Miño
15  CHI FW Matías Campos López
16  CHI DF José Contreras
17  ARG FW Javier Elizondo
18  CHI FW Diego Vallejos
19  CHI DF Rafael Olarra
20  CHI MF Diego Valdés
22  CHI GK Nicolás Peric
23  CHI DF Juan Cornejo
24  ARG FW Sebastián Pol

Manager: Jorge Pellicer

2015–16 Summer Transfers[edit]


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

No. Position Player
-- Chile GK Nicolás Peric (from Cobresal)
-- Chile DF Carlos Labrín (from San Marcos de Arica)
No. Position Player
-- Argentina MF Juan Pablo Miño (from Cobresal)
-- Chile FW Matías Campos López (Back from Unión San Felipe)


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

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK Nery Veloso (back to Huachipato)
3 Chile DF Nélson Saavedra (to Santiago Wanderers)
13 Chile GK Jaime Bravo (to Coquimbo Unido)
14 Chile DF Claudio Meneses (to San Luis de Quillota)
No. Position Player
15 Argentina FW Omar Zalazar (Released)
16 Argentina FW Mauro Olivi (Released)
21 Argentina MF Gonzalo Menéndez (Loan to Coquimbo Unido)
26 Chile MF Alexis Delgado (to Deportes Concepción)



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