Boyacá Chicó F.C.

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Boyacá Chicó
Full name Deportivo Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club S.A.
Nickname(s) Los Ajedrezados (The Checkered)
Founded 26 March 2002; 13 years ago (2002-03-26)
Ground Estadio La Independencia
Tunja, Colombia
Ground Capacity 20,630
Chairman Ricardo Hoyos Ángel
Manager Darío Sierra
League Categoría Primera A
2015 18th
Website Club home page

Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Tunja, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. The club was founded on March 26, 2002[1] in Bogotá as Deportivo Bogotá Chicó F.C.,[2] named after one of the city's neighborhoods. After gaining promotion from Primera B in 2003[2] and playing one more season in the capital, the club was relocated to its current ground and renamed Boyacá Chicó F.C. They play their home games at the Estadio de La Independencia stadium.

Boyacá Chicó was the only team based on Boyacá to reach the top flight in Colombian football until 2011, when Patriotas also achieved the promotion.


The club was founded in 2002 as Chicó Futbol Club, after the district of Chicó, in Chapinero, where Eduardo Pimentel, the manager of the project and former player of Millonarios, América de Cali, Independiente Medellín, Deportivo Pereira and the Colombia national football team, was born. The club played their first season in Primera C, finished as champions and were promoted to Primera B. They currently play in Primera A.


National Honours[edit]


Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

The club have appeared in the Copa Libertadores twice, reaching the preliminary round in 2008 and the group stage in the 2009 edition.


Current squad[edit]

As of 27 January 2016

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

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Arnaldo Giménez
2 Colombia DF Jhonny Mostasilla
3 Colombia DF Pedro Tavima
4 Colombia DF Andrés Correa
5 Costa Rica DF Ariel Soto
6 Colombia DF José Quiñónes
7 Colombia MF Luis Mena
10 Colombia FW William Zapata
11 Venezuela MF Leonardo Becerra
12 Colombia GK José Escobar
19 Colombia FW Jefferson Hurtado
20 Colombia MF John Riascos
No. Position Player
21 Colombia MF Juan Mahecha
23 Colombia MF Deiner Córdoba
24 Colombia DF Edwin Ávila
25 Colombia FW Daley Mena
27 Colombia FW Óscar Balanta
28 Colombia GK Eder Chaux
29 Colombia FW Óscar Móvil
Colombia DF Willianson Córdoba
Colombia DF Julián Pachón
Colombia MF Ariel Sevillano
Colombia MF Javier Flórez
Venezuela MF Óscar Becerra

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
Colombia MF Ángel Watt (at Real Cartagena)
No. Position Player
Colombia FW Jeysen Núñez (at Atlético Bucaramanga)



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