|Full name||Club Deportivo Águila|
|Founded||15 February 1926|
|Ground||Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
|Clausura 2016||Primera División 1st|
|Website||Club home page|
Club Deportivo Águila, commonly known as Águila, is a Salvadoran football club based in San Miguel, San Miguel, El Salvador. Águila currently plays in the Primera División, the top tier of the El Salvador football league system. Águila is one of the most successful clubs in El Salvador football history.
C.D. Águila have won fifteen Primera División championships, one Copa Presidente, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976. Their CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976 win in 1976 made them the second Salvadoran team to win a CONCACAF title.
Since 1956, Águila have played their home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza. The stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in El Salvador. Águila holds a long-standing rivalry with neighbours Dragón, known as the San Miguel derby. Águila also has a rivalry with FAS, known as El Clásico (English: The Classic).
- 1 History
- 2 Sponsorship
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Colours and crest
- 5 Honours
- 6 Statistics and records
- 7 Rivalries
- 8 Current squad
- 9 Youth League squad
- 10 Personnel
- 11 Presidential history
- 12 Notable players
- 13 Notable coaches
- 14 Kit makers
- 15 Ranking of CONCACAF clubs 2015
- 16 References
- 17 External links
Foundation and early years
Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people. The first club President was Victor Vanegas. The major goal of the club was first to establish a baseball team, and later develop football and basketball teams. At the beginning, baseball and football were not as successful as basketball with the team dominating in both El Salvador as in neighbouring countries.
In 1956, a group met in San Miguel and decided to form a football team named Club Deportivo Águila. Early players included Juan Francisco Barraza, Esteban Blanco, Salvador Hernández, Juan Merthem, Atilio Pineda, Manuel Larios, and Rodolfo Fuentes.
During its time in the lower leagues, it fought for the affections of the San Miguel people alongside rival Dragón, but when they were promoted to the Liga, it attracted a following not only from San Miguel but also from the entire country. Proof of this was demonstrated by the fact that the teams sold more tickets when the local club played against Águila.
C.D. Águila ranks second in the number of championships won in El Salvador with fifteen titles. The two most successful managers in the club history are Conrado Miranda (1959, 1975, 1976) and Argentinian Hugo Coria (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000, Clausura 2001) with three titles each, Juan Francisco Barraza (1972, 1983) and Victor Manuel Ochoa (1963, 1964) with two titles each, while Honduran Carlos Padilla (1960), Brazilian Zózimo (1968), Chilean Hernán Carrasco Vivanco (1986) and Serbian-Salvadoran Vladan Vićević (Clausura 2006) won one title each. They were also winners of the Copa President in 2000 and won the CONCACAF Champions League.
The members of the team that conquered the first championship in 1959 were Luis Alberto López, Rodolfo Fuentes, Justiniano Jiménez, Manuel Larios, Raúl Vásquez, Raúl Bonilla, Raúl Lizano, Juan Francisco Barraza, Juan Antonio Merlos, and Saúl Molina.
Companies that Águila currently has sponsorship deals with include:
- Joma – Official Kit Suppliers
- Tigo – Official sponsors
- Pollo Campestre – Official sponsors
- Canal 4 – Official sponsors
- Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza (1956–)
Colours and crest
Since the club foundation the clubs have always played in orange with black stripes shirt, black shorts and orange socks.
While the club alternative kit is Black with Orange stripes.
Águila is historically the second most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the second most championships. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. Águila is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
- Primera División
- Copa Presidente
- Winner (1): 2000
- Copa EDESSA Independencia
- Winner (1): 2014
- Copa Charlaix
- Winner (1): 1968
- CONCACAF Champions' Cup
- Winner (1) : 1976
- Copa NORCESA
- Winner (1) : 1964
- Torneo Fraternidad/UNCAF Club Championship
- Runners up (1) : 1973
Worldwide / Intercontinental honours
- Copa Desafío 2014 USA
- Winner (1) : 2014
Statistics and records
TBD holds the record for most Águila appearances, having played TBD first-team matches from TBD to TBD. The record for Águila's most capped international player is Rudis Corrales with 77 caps (33 while at the club), Arnold Cruz of Honduras is Águila's most capped foreign international player.
Luis Ramírez Zapata is Águila's all-time top goalscorer, with 184 goals. other players have also scored over 100 goals for Águila: Hugo Coria and the previous goalscoring record-holder Félix Pineda (1971–1983).
Aguila's biggest rivalries are with the other Big Three members and regular league title contenders, Alianza, Firpo and FAS. They stem from the historical, political, economical and cultural clash between the cities of San Miguel, Santa Ana and San Salvador, where the other three clubs are based.
The rivalry with FAS is the strongest and most passionate, opposing the most representative football emblems from each city as well as the current most titled Salvadorians clubs. The first match between Aguila and FAS – traditionally referred to as El Clásico (The Classic), took place on 17 May 1959, and ended with a 1–1 draw; Porto's first victory (TBD) came only in 1960. As of the end of the 2016 Clausura season, the clubs have faced each other in 224 competitive matches, which have resulted in 68 wins for Aguila, 87 for FAS and 68 draws.
The club also has a strong rivalry with city rivals C.D. Dragón, sometimes called El Derbi Migueleño.
Squad Changes for Clausura 2016
- Miguel Curiel – Transferred to TBD
- Héctor Ramos – Transferred to Puerto Rico FC
- Rommel Mejía – Transferred to TBD
- Diego Coca – Transferred to TBD
Youth League squad
Águila's youth squad plays in the ten-team Primera División Reserves (El Salvador). Current members of the squad are:
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Aguila have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them.
|Mario Mayén Meza||1999–2000|
|José Alexander Amaya||2001–2004|
|Jorge Humberto Rodriguez||2005–2006|
|Hermes Martinez Misal||2009|
|William Torres Alegria||2010|
World Cup winners
Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:
World Cup Players
Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:
- Mario Castillo
- Luis Guevara Mora
- José Francisco Jovel
- Juan Ramón Martínez
- Sergio Méndez
- Saturnino Osorio
- Joaquín Ventura
- Ramón Maradiaga
2010s to date
Ranking of CONCACAF clubs 2015
- As of 25 April 2015
- Fan Twitter (Spanish)
- Official Website (Spanish)
- Official Foundation Website (Spanish)
- Fan Website (Spanish)
- El Nido Aguilucho Fan Website (Spanish)
- At El Grafico
|Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 2012 (Fifteenth title)