C.D. Chalatenango

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Logo chalate.png
Full name Club Deportivo Chalatenango
Nickname(s) Los Duros del Norte
Los Alacranes
Founded 1950
Ground Estadio José Gregorio Martínez,
Chalatenango, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Flag of El Salvador.svg Rigoberto Mejía
Manager Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Andrés Sarulyte
League Primera División
Apertura 2015 Primera División 12th

Club Deportivo Chalatenango is a Salvadoran football club.

The team is based in Chalatenango, El Salvador and plays in the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño, which is the country's second tier league. Their mascot is the Scorpion.


C.D. Alacranes[edit]

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.[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[edit]

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.

However they were able to quickly return to the Primera División de Fútbol Professional by purchasing the spot of Coca-Cola for $250,000. [2]

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 [3]

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.[4]

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 the 18th of 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. [5]


1979, 1990, 2003

2013 Clausura


Chalatenango plays its home games at Estadio José Gregorio Martínez in Chalatenango. The Estadio José Gregorio Martínez is a 15,000-seat soccer-specific stadium.


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

Shirt Sponsorship[edit]

Shirt Manufacturer[edit]

  • Galaxia deportes and Fila


  • Alcadia Municipal Chalatenango
  • MC San Antonio

Current squad[edit]

As of 2015: 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 Ismael Valladares
2 El Salvador DF Jeovany Ávila
4 El Salvador DF Marcelo Messias
5 El Salvador DF Elder Figueroa
6 El Salvador MF Manuel Otero
8 El Salvador MF Ronald Pimentel
9 Colombia FW Bladi Díaz
10 El Salvador FW Moises Hernandez
11 Trinidad and Tobago FW Samuel Kordell
No. Position Player
13 El Salvador MF Miguel Solís
15 El Salvador MF Ricardo Figueroa
16 El Salvador DF Luis Ascencio
17 El Salvador MF Henry Alvarenga
18 El Salvador DF Melvin Jacobo
21 El Salvador FW Israel Hércules
22 El Salvador MF Enrique Rodríguez
25 El Salvador GK Manuel Rodríguez

Squad Changes for Apertura 2015[edit]



  • Colombia Yohalin PalaciosTransferred to TBD
  • El Salvador Jose LaraTransferred to TBD
  • El Salvador Levis MartínezTransferred to TBD
  • El Salvador Milton VelázquezTransferred to TBD
  • El Salvador Juan DomínguezTransferred to TBD
  • El Salvador Jaime RonquilloTransferred to TBD

Players with dual citizenship 2015[edit]

Reserve League squad[edit]

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.

No. Position Player
35 El Salvador GK Kevin Caravantes
34 El Salvador DF Ronald Pérez
36 El Salvador DF Joel Ortega
37 El Salvador DF Yonatan Guardado
40 El Salvador MF Remberto Martinez
45 El Salvador MF Oscar Rodríguez
46 El Salvador MF Dennis Menjivar
47 El Salvador MF Carlos Zamora
No. Position Player
49 El Salvador FW Alexander Pérez
60 El Salvador FW Omar Hernandez
64 El Salvador MF Xavier Zelaya
69 El Salvador FW Javier Martinez
75 El Salvador FW Carlos Rivera
76 El Salvador MF Jacobo Posado
80 El Salvador MF Herberto Belzran


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Argentina Juan Andrés Sarulyte
Assistant Managers El Salvador Ricardo Serrano
Reserve Manager El Salvador TBD
Under 17 Manager El Salvador TBD
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador José Luis González
Fitness Coach El Salvador José Luis Guerra
Team Doctor El Salvador
Utlity El Salvador Joselito Galdámez


Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Asociacion Municipal de Chalatenango
President El Salvador Rigoberto Mejía
Vice President El Salvador TBD
Management Representative El Salvador Francisco Peraza
TBD El Salvador
TBD El Salvador
TBD El Salvador

Presidential history[edit]

Name Years
Flag of El Salvador.svg Humberto Romero 1984–
Flag of El Salvador.svg Jesús Navas -2003
Flag of El Salvador.svg José Elías Romero 2003-2004
Flag of El Salvador.svg José Salvador Cardoza 2005-2006
Flag of El Salvador.svg Lisandro Pohl 2006–2008
Flag of El Salvador.svg José Salvador Cardoza 2008– 2009
Flag of El Salvador.svg Rigoberto Mejía 2009-



  1. ^ El Salvador 1937 - RSSSF
  2. ^ "Volvió Chalatenango". El Salvador.com. 2 August 2005. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  3. ^ [1] – La Prensa Grafica (Spanish)
  4. ^ Club Deportivo Chalatenango history – Enchalate.com (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Chalatecos y marcianos nuevos inquilinos de la Liga Pepsi". primerafutboles. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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