|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 2016||Primera División 8th|
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 CD 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 1950s under the name of CD 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".
CD 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 CD 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 CD 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, CD 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 2009–10 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, CD Chalatenango did not compete during the 2009–10 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 Apertura 2016
Players with dual citizenship 2016
Reserve League squad
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Reserve Manager||Geovanni Portillo|
|Under 17 Manager||TBD|
|Fitness Coach||José Luis Guerra|
|Team Doctor||Wilfredo Guerra|
|Knesliogiocal||Josè Isaac Rodriguez|
The following managers have all led Chalatenango to at least one of the following achievements whilst in charge of the club: winning a major trophy or reaching the final, winning promotion or reaching the quarter-finals of a major CONCACAF competition.
|TBD||1979–1980||Segunda Division (Champion)|
|TBD||1990||Segunda Division (Champion)|
|Raúl Héctor Cocherari||2002–2003||Segunda Division (Champion)|
|Carlos Antonio Meléndez||2008||Primera Division 2008 Apertura (Runner up)|
|German Pérez||2013||Tercera division (Champion)|
- 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)