C.D. Águila

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C.D. Águila
Club Deportivo Águila logo.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Águila
Founded 15 February 1926
Ground Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 10,000
President El Salvador Pedro Arieta
Manager Argentina Edgardo Malvestitti
League Primera División
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).

History[edit]

Foundation and early years[edit]

Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people.[1] 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.

Titles[edit]

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,[2] and Saúl Molina.[3]

Sponsorship[edit]

Companies that Águila currently has sponsorship deals with include:

  • Joma – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Tigo – Official sponsors
  • Pollo Campestre – Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors

Stadium[edit]

Águila plays its home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza located in San Miguel. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.

Colours and crest[edit]

Since the club foundation the clubs have always played in orange with black stripes shirt, black shorts and orange socks.
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While the club alternative kit is Black with Orange stripes.

  • Home
Football kit
2005–06
Football kit
2007–08
Football kit
2009
Football kit
2010–11
2012–13
Football kit
2014–15
Football kit
2015
  • Away
Football kit
2015–

Honours[edit]

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.

Domestic honours[edit]

CONCACAF honours[edit]

Worldwide / Intercontinental honours[edit]

  • Copa Desafío 2014 USA
    • Winner (1) : 2014

Statistics and records[edit]

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).

Rivalries[edit]

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.[2]

The club also has a strong rivalry with city rivals C.D. Dragón, sometimes called El Derbi Migueleño.

Current squad[4][edit]

As of Clausura 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 El Salvador GK Josué Coreas
2 El Salvador DF Henry Romero
3 Colombia DF Jimmy Valoyes
4 El Salvador DF Fredy Espinoza
5 El Salvador MF Wilson Rugamas
6 El Salvador MF Víctor García
7 El Salvador MF Adán Reyes
8 El Salvador FW Irvin Valdez
11 El Salvador MF Isidro Gutiérrez
12 El Salvador MF Santos Ortíz
13 El Salvador DF Deris Umanzor Capitán.
14 El Salvador FW Rommel Mejía
No. Position Player
15 El Salvador DF Ronald Torres
16 El Salvador DF Ibsen Castro
17 El Salvador MF René Gómez
19 Panama FW Nicolás Muñoz (3rd captain)
20 El Salvador MF Álvaro Lizama
21 El Salvador MF Marlon Trejo
22 El Salvador GK Benji Villalobos (vice-captain)
24 El Salvador DF Jaime Torres
44 El Salvador DF Carlos Ruíz
51 El Salvador MF Erick Villalobos
60 El Salvador GK Jorge Zelaya

Squad Changes for Clausura 2016[edit]

In:

  • Uruguay TBD – Transferred from TBD
  • Uruguay TBD – Transferred from TBD
  • Uruguay TBD – Transferred from TBD

Out:

Youth League squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
35 El Salvador GK Joaquim Quintanilla
37 El Salvador DF Yeydi Hernández
38 El Salvador MF Manfredy Rivas
39 El Salvador MF Steven García
40 El Salvador MF Oswaldo Ochoa
41 El Salvador FW Ariel Arévalo
42 El Salvador FW Neto Espinoza
43 El Salvador FW Arnoldo Jurado
44 El Salvador MF Erivan Amaya
45 El Salvador FW Eudes Torres
46 El Salvador MF Mauricio Ventura
No. Position Player
47 El Salvador FW Fernando Escobar
48 El Salvador FW Sevilla Junior
49 El Salvador FW Mauricio Hernández
50 El Salvador FW Alcides Fuentes
51 El Salvador FW Cristian Girón
52 El Salvador DF Carlos Ruiz
53 El Salvador FW Mohamed Garanga
54 El Salvador DF Elmer Gámez
55 El Salvador FW Oscar Hernández
56 El Salvador GK Manu Palomo

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Argentina Edgardo Malvestitti
Assistant Managers Argentina Gastón Taldo
Reserve Manager El Salvador Marvin Benitez
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Salomon Quintanilla
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador Carlos Funes
Fitness Coach Argentina Iván Giusti
Sport Director El Salvador
Team Doctor El Salvador Dr. Luis Roberto Gómez and Dr. Luis Alonso Vásquez
Knesliogiocal El Salvador David Antonio Platero
Utility El Salvador Franklin Villatoro

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Pedro Fausto Arieta
President El Salvador Pedro Arieta Iglesias
Vice President El Salvador Arturo Arieta
Secretary El Salvador Dr. José Victorino Villatoro
Director El Salvador Lic. Óscar Figueroa Hassin
Board Director El Salvador Arturo Arieta Iglesias
General Administrative El Salvador Amilcar Mijango
TBD El Salvador Luis Quintanilla

Presidential history[edit]

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.[citation needed]

 
Name Years
El Salvador Miguel Charlaix F. 1959–66
El Salvador Federico Garcia Prieto H. 1967–68
El Salvador Enrique Garcia-Prieto H. 1969–70
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto H. 1971–74
El Salvador Saturnino Durlen Vargas 1975–77
El Salvador Federico Garcia-Prieto H. 1977–78
 
Name Years
El Salvador Ernesto Muyshondt Parker 1979–81
El Salvador Federico Garcia-Prieto N. 1982
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1983–84
El Salvador Reynaldo López Nuila 1985–89
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1989–98
El Salvador Alejandro González Arguello 1998–05
 
Name Years
El Salvador Lisandro Pohl 2005–06
El Salvador Salvador Galeas 2006–09
El Salvador Will Salgado 2009–10
El Salvador Julio Sosa 2010–13
El Salvador Pedro Fausto Arieta 2014–2016
El Salvador Pedro Arieta Iglesias 2016–

Team captains[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador Luis Rivas 1975
El Salvador Mario Castillo 1987
El Salvador TBD 1994–1999
El Salvador Mario Mayén Meza 1999–2000
El Salvador José Alexander Amaya 2001–2004
El Salvador Jorge Humberto Rodriguez 2005–2006
Honduras Fabio Ulloa 2006–2007
El Salvador Victor Velasquez 2008
Colombia Hermes Martinez Misal 2009
El Salvador William Torres Alegria 2010
El Salvador Luis Anaya 2011–2012
El Salvador Deris Umanzor 2013–

Notable players[edit]

World Cup winners[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:

World Cup Players[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:

Notable coaches[edit]

Kit makers[edit]

Years Kit manufacturers
1985–1986 Pony
1997–2000 Joma
2001–02 Galaxia
TBD AVIVA
2003–04 Umbro
2004–07 Diadora
2007–09 Joma
2010 Nike
2011–12 Galaxia
2013 Diadora
2014– Joma

Ranking of CONCACAF clubs 2015[edit]

As of 25 April 2015[5]
Rank Country Team Points
23 Mexico Santos 79.768
24 El Salvador Águila 75.833
25 Mexico Morelia 73.992

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Apertura 2011

A.D. Isidro Metapán

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 2012 (Fifteenth title)
Succeeded by
Apertura 2012