Audax Italiano

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Audax Italiano
Full nameAudax Club Sportivo Italiano, SADP [1]
Nickname(s)Los Tanos, Los Itálicos, Audinos
Founded30 November 1910
GroundEstadio Bicentenario de La Florida
La Florida, Chile
ChairmanLorenzo Antillo
ManagerJuan José Ribera
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
2017 Transición5th
WebsiteClub website

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, joint sixth alongside Magallanes. The club also achieved two Copa Chile runners-up 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, reaching a fourth in 1957.


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
In Copa Chile matches: 13–0 vs. Juventud Varsovia in 2010
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
  • Longest win streak: 24 games in 2007
  • Most goals scored in international play: Rodolfo Moya & Carlos Villanueva (3 goals)
  • Most goals scored in Primera División: Carlos Tello (101 goals)
  • Most goals scored in one season in Primera División: José Luis Díaz (23 goals in 1999)
  • Most goals scored in two short tournaments: Carlos Villanueva (30 goals in 2007)


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Audax Italiano as of 12 January 2018 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
2  CHI DF Carlos Labrín
3  URU DF Manuel Fernández
4  CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5  CHI DF Fabián Torres
6  CHI MF Sebastián Díaz
7  CHI MF René Meléndez
8  CHI MF Fernando Cornejo
9  ARG FW Jonathan Herrera
10  CHI MF Ariel Martínez
12  CHI GK Eryin Sanhueza
13  CHI GK Joaquín García
14  CHI MF Iván Ledezma
No. Position Player
15  CHI MF Nicolás Crovetto
16  CHI FW Juan Leiva
17  BRA FW Sergio Santos
18  ARG MF Darío Bottinelli
19  CHI MF Iván Vásquez
20  CHI FW Ignacio Jeraldino
21  CHI MF Luis Cabrera
22  CHI DF Matías Campos
23  CHI FW Renato Tarifeño
26  CHI DF Nicolás Fernández
27  CHI DF Ricardo Escobar
31  CHI MF Roberto Romero

Manager: Juan José Ribera

2018 Winter 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
9 Argentina FW Jonathan Herrera (from Ferro Carril Oeste)
11 Paraguay FW Cristian Bogado (from Unión Comercio)
No. Position Player
12 Chile GK Eyrin Sanhueza (back from Deportes Colchagua)
18 Argentina MF Darío Bottinelli (from América de Cali)


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

No. Position Player
7 Chile MF Bryan Carrasco (to Veracruz)
10 Chile MF Joe Abrigo (loaned to Veracruz)
11 Paraguay FW Cristian Bogado (Released)
No. Position Player
13 Uruguay FW Sebastián Abreu (to Magallanes)
22 Chile GK Nicolás Peric (to Rangers)
24 Chile DF Jorge Faúndez (loaned to Deportes Puerto Montt)



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-10-27.

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