C.D. Atlético Español

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Atlético Español
Full name Club Deportivo Atlético Español
Nickname(s) 1946
Founded 1971
Ground Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Ground Capacity 35,000
League Honduran Liga Nacional (before 1972)

Club Deportivo Atlético Español is a defunct football club based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

History[edit]

One of the current Honduran league's founding members, the club competed in the Liga Nacional de Fútbol de Honduras several times from the inaugural season in 1965 until 1971 when Verdún purchased its franchise.[1]They were named Atlético Español Glidden, then Atlético Español Sahsa before being renamed Atlético Español Verdún.[2] Their first manager became Alfonso Uclés Sierra and they were beaten 3–0 by C.D. Honduras in the league's first ever game.[3]

The franchise was later sold on to Broncos, then to Universidad to become Broncos UNAH and later just Universidad.

League and Cup Performance[edit]

Regular season Post season Cup
Season Finish Record Finish Record Finish
1965–66 10th 2–5–11 (28:45) Not applicable Not played
1966–67 7th 6–4–8 (25:31)
1967–68 9th 3–6–9 (22:30) Saved 1–0–0 (3:2)
1968–69 10th 3–9–15 (19:41) Not applicable Group stage
1970–71 8th 6–9–12 (29:47) Not played
1971–72 As C.D. Verdún

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schöggl, Hans (11 December 2009). "Honduras – Final Tables 1965/66-1994/95". RSSSF. 
  2. ^ Desafíe a Ismael – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  3. ^ La Liga cumplió 48 años – La Tribuna (in Spanish)