Audax Italiano

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Audax Italiano
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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, 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.

History[edit]

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).

Honours[edit]

Domestic Competitions[edit]

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

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

Records[edit]

  • 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

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Audax Italiano as of 7 June 2016 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Eryin Sanhueza
2  CHI DF Carlos Labrín
3  CHI DF Nélson Saavedra
4  CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5  CHI DF Sebastián Silva
6  CHI DF Matías Campos
7  CHI MF Bryan Carrasco
8  CHI MF Iván Vásquez
9  ARG FW Marcos Riquelme
10  CHI MF René Meléndez
11  ARG MF David Drocco
12  CHI FW Camilo Melivilú
13  CHI MF César Cortés
14  ARG MF Juan Pablo Miño
No. Position Player
15  COL MF Bryan Camilo Reyes
16  CHI DF Hans Martínez
17  BRA FW Sergio Santos
18  CHI FW Diego Vallejos
19  CHI MF Roberto Romero
20  CHI MF Eduardo Navarrete
21  CHI DF Nicolás Vargas
22  CHI GK Nicolás Peric
23  CHI DF Juan Cornejo
24  CHI DF Jorge Faúndez
25  CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
26  CHI MF Alexis Delgado
27  CHI FW Daúd Gazale
28  ARG FW Sebastián Pol

Manager: Jorge Pellicer

2016 Winter Transfers[edit]

In[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 DF Hans Martínez (Free agent)
Chile DF Nicolás Vargas (Loan from O'Higgins)
Chile MF César Cortés (from Palestino)
No. Position Player
Argentina FW Marcos Riquelme (from Palestino)
Chile FW Daúd Gazale (Free agent)

Out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
6 Chile DF Sebastián Vegas (to Morelia)
9 Chile FW Felipe Mora (to Universidad de Chile)
10 Argentina MF Pablo López (Released)
12 Chile MF Rodrigo Tello (Retired)
16 Chile DF José Contreras (Released)
No. Position Player
17 Argentina FW Javier Elizondo (to Curicó Unido)
19 Chile DF Rafael Olarra (Retired)
20 Chile FW Diego Valdés (to Morelia)
27 Argentina FW Leandro Benegas (back to Universidad de Chile)

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

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