|Full name||Club Deportivo Chalatenango|
|Nickname(s)||Los Duros del Norte (The hard north)
Los Alacranes (The Scorpions)
|Ground||Estadio José Gregorio Martínez,
Chalatenango, El Salvador
|Apertura 2015||Primera División 12th|
Club Deportivo Chalatenango is an Salvadoran professional football club based in Chalatenango, El Salvador, currently playing in the Salvadoran Premier League, El Salvador's top tier of football. The club was founded in 1950 as C.D. Alacranes and reformed in 1975 as Club Deportivo Chalatenango. In 1975 the club relocated to their current Estadio José Gregorio Martínez stadium. They initially competed in the Regional and national competition before eventually joining the full Salvadoran Second Division in 1960s and subsequently enjoyed promotion to the top flight for the 1979 season.
Its emblem and mascot is a Scorpion.
- 1 History
- 2 Honors
- 3 Stadium
- 4 Rivalry
- 5 Sponsorship
- 6 Current squad
- 7 Reserve League squad
- 8 Personnel
- 9 Presidential history
- 10 Coaches
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The club was founded in the early '50s under the name of C.D. Alacranes, at a time where the giants of El Salvador soccer, Quequeisque of Santa Tecla, became defunct and were replaced by a new generation of clubs. The football club was formed by Don Jose Gregorio Martinez and a group of chalatecos whose purpose was to create a team that represented Chalatenango and the north of El Salvador. The team name, Alacranes, is Spanish for "Scorpions".
C.D. Alacranes acquired the license to participate and after many years of competition they demonstrated their quality in the inferior divisions by winning four championships. The team reached to the national finals in 1937, losing to C.D. 33 by a score of 3–1. However its economic situation was in a terrible state putting its existence in danger. During that period, Colonel Oscar René Serrano accepted the leadership of the club, and with his experience, undertook the task of giving new life to the "Scorpions". The club ascended to the Salvadoran Second Division in the 1950s, changing their name from C.D. Alacranes to Club Deportivo Chalatenango.
Club Deportivo Chalatenango
In 1979, Club Deportivo Chalatenango obtained promotion to the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional and managed to stay there for ten years.
In 1990, C.D. Chalatenango were relegated to the segunda división. They stayed in the segunda división battling promotion for 13 years until they won promotion in 2003, but a year later they were relegated again.
In the 2008 Apertura, Chalatenango reached the final for the first time in the club's history under the direction of Carlos Melendez. After a 3–3 draw in normal time, they lost 4–3 on penalties, which allowed Isidro Metapán to become champions for the second time.
The team qualified for the 2009–2010 CONCACAF Champions league knockout phase based on their record in apertura and clausura. On 26 June 2009, due to financial trouble, sold their spot in the Primera División de Fútbol Profesional to Municipal Limeño. Because the club failed to fill out the necessary paperwork to compete in the Second Division before the 7/23/09 deadline, C.D. Chalatenango did not compete during the 2009–2010 season.
At the time, the club owed its former players $17,000 in unpaid salaries, and it owed CONCACAF $7,500 for pulling out of the CONCACAF Champions League 
At the end of 2009, some of Chalatenango's former players created a new team, merging it with Nejapa FC to establish Alacranes del Norte.
In 2010, the club filed the necessary paperwork to be able to compete in the Second Division.
In 2012, The club merged with Vendaval to form Chalatenango-Vendaval and they played in the second division. However, after one season, in 2013, the partnership between Chalatenango and Vendaval ended and they split into two teams again, with Vendaval remaining in the Second division while Chalatenango descending down a level to play in the third division.
However, on 18 June 2015 the team purchased a franchise license in the new expansion of the primera division and will able to compete in the Primera Division for the Apertura 2015 season. 
- Runners up: Apertura 2008
- Champions: 1979, 1990, 2003
- Champions: 2013 Clausura
- Estadio José Gregorio Martínez ; Chalatenango (1975–present)
Chalatenango's current biggest rivalry was with fellow Chalatenango based team Atlético Comalapa, against whom they contest the derby chalateco.
Another of Chalatenango's rivalry was with fellow Chalatenango based but now defunct team Alacranes del Norte, against whom they contest the derby chalateco. The rivalry stems from Alacranes del Norte 's relocation from Nejapa to Chalatenango and using the same colours and stadium as Chalatenango
Companies that Chalatenango currently has sponsorship deals with include:
- Milan – Official Kit Suppliers
- Alcadia Municipal Chalatenango – Official sponsors
- MC San Antonio – Official sponsors
- Canal 4 – Official sponsors
- Lemus – Official sponsors
Squad Changes for Clausura 2016
- Christian Vaquero – Transferred from
- Nelson Barrios – Transferred from C.D. FAS
- Ricardo Orellana – Transferred from C.D. Dragón
- Juan Carlos Orellana – Transferred from Juventud Independiente
- Cristian Bautista – Transferred from C.D. Águila
- Roberto Maradiaga – Transferred from Atletico Marte
- Henry Reyes – Loaned back to Atlético Marte
- Pablo Hütt – Transferred to
- Ricardo Figueroa – Transferred to
- Edwin Ávila – Transferred to
- Ronald Pimentel – Transferred to
- Javier Hernández – Transferred to
- Enrique Rodríguez – Transferred to
- Oscar Rodríguez – Transferred to
- Alexis Hernández – Transferred to
- Joél Ortega – Transferred to
- Christian Vaquero – Transferred to
Players with dual citizenship 2015
Reserve League squad
Chalatenango's Reserve squad plays in the twelve-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.
|Manager||Nelson Mauricio Ancheta|
|Assistant Managers||Oscar Pimentel|
|Reserve Manager||Geovanni Portillo|
|Under 17 Manager||TBD|
|Goalkeeper Coach||José Luis González|
|Fitness Coach||José Luis Guerra|
|Team Doctor||Wilfredo Guerra|
|Knesliogiocal||Josè Isaac Rodriguez|
|Owner||Asociacion Municipal de Chalatenango|
|President||Dr. Rigoberto Mejía|
|Vice President||Lic. Antonio Lopez|
|Management Representative||Lic. Antonio Peraza|
|Assistant Representative||Lic. Omar Peraza|
|Administrative Manager||Lic. Candelario Cruz|
|Administrative Assistant Manager||Lic. Rosa Alas|
|Sports Manager||Kevin Rivera|
2000s to date
- El Salvador 1937 – RSSSF
- "Volvió Chalatenango". El Salvador.com. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
-  – La Prensa Grafica (Spanish)
- Club Deportivo Chalatenango history – Enchalate.com (Spanish)
- "Chalatecos y marcianos nuevos inquilinos de la Liga Pepsi". primerafutboles. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015.
-  – Official team page
- Historia – Alacranet (Spanish)
- Una generación bendecida (Historia) – La Prensa Gráfica (Spanish)