C.D. Cobreloa

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Full nameClub de Deportes Cobreloa S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s)Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded7 January 1977; 37 years ago
GroundEstadio Zorros del Desierto
ChairmanWalter Aguilera
ManagerVíctor Rivero
LeaguePrimera B
WebsiteClub website

Club de Deportes Cobreloa S.A.D.P. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ ðe ðe.ˈpoɾ.tes ko.βɾe.ˈlo.a] (About this soundlisten)), commonly referred to as Cobreloa, is a Chilean football profesional club based in Calama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile. That competes in the Primera B de Chile, the second tier flight of Chilean Football. The club's home ground is the Estadio Zorros del Desierto.

Founded in january 7 of 1977 by initiative of various local agrupations and the Chilean state-owned enterprise, CODELCO. This club was created starting from the Legal Personality of the local club, Deportes El Loa. On March 30, 2006, the club was change the way to manage into a Limited sports company with the unanimous approval of 56 of its socios (members).[1] According to the 2018 year public report, the capital of the club is $ 4.534 billon CLP (6.697.624,8 $ USD) spread on 1.000.000 stocks wihtout nominal value, mostly owned by the socios (members of club) with 999.999 of them and the chairman of the club with 1 stock.[2] On 2018 the first team team budget was $ 100 millon CLP.[3]

The club Professionalism debuts on Segunda división profesional de Chile in 1977, archiveing the promotion to Primera División in the same year. The club has won the Primera División title in 8 times, and the 1986 Copa Polla Lan Chile. One of its rivalities are with Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo team in the Clásico Albo-Loíno,[4] Club de Deportes Cobresal who dispute the Clasico del Cobre[4] and Deportes Antofagasta in the Clasico de la región de Antofagasta.[5]

In 2019, The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation sort out in the 71st position in the Worldwide Historical Ranking of Clubs.[6] In CONMEBOL Libertadores Ranking 2019 its in 62nd position.[7]


Cobreloa is a relatively new club, having been founded on 7 January 1977. The name Cobreloa comes from combining the Spanish word for copper (Cobre), and Loa, after the province and the Loa River, the longest river in Chile, which is located near Calama and Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mining|mine.

The club was able to establish itself in Chile's top flight very quickly, earning promotion after its first season, where they have stayed ever since. Only four years after their foundation, Cobreloa reached the finals of the Copa Libertadores in 1981, losing in a third match to Brazilian club Flamengo. Cobreloa reached the Copa Libertadores final the following year, losing to Peñarol of Uruguay. The club also reached the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores in 1987.

They have competed in the Copa Libertadores de América 13 times, 3 times in the Copa Sudamericana and twice in the Copa CONMEBOL. In 1995 they reached the quarter-finals and the following year were eliminated in the first round. Cobreloa have 8 Primera División titles and 1 Copa Chile title making them the most successful side outside Santiago in Chile and one of the four biggest clubs of the country.

Colours, badge and symbols[edit]

The traditional color of the team was inspired in Netherlands National Football Team in the 70's according the former president, José Gorrini.

The traditional color of Cobreloa is orange, according to president, José Gorrini, the color of the club was selected due to give tribute to Netherlands National Football Team, in the 70's this selection was very popular by players like Johan Cruyff. Also, by commercial reasons this color was selected due obtain travel discounts in the national airline, Ladeco (Línea aérea del Cobre), whose corporative color was orange.[8]

A painting inside the Municipal de Calama of badge of the club with the eight titles won ultil 2004.

The first Cobreloa kit was red shirt and white shorts due lack of clothing, so its imrpovised on febraury of 1977, valid for Copa Chile, facing up Regional Antofagasta.[9][10] Since 1977 the classical kit of the team is full orange, with some modifications, like 1992-93 season with white shorts, in 2009-10 the official kit was change with white socks. The away kit has been mostly full white, until 2001-2006 year it changed by color black, also in 2013-15 and 2017-18 seasons alternating with white color during those years.

The first conmeorative shirt of the club was on 2007, with spanish sportwear company, Kelme. That attire was a special logo on them.[11]On december of 2016, the sportswear company, Macron, aunciated to sale a commemorative shirt to celebrate 40 years of the club , the design was similar to the 80's kits style.[12]

On feubrary 4 of 2019, was showed the first tird kit in Cobreloa, being the black the color was elected, due to the popular choice in the club fans.[13]

The first badge was created by Enrique Escala,[14] inspired by the symbol of copper, make reference to corporate logo of Codelco also, with a soccer ball insert instead the ball in the company logo. This badge has been change in multiple times, specialy in the kits. The most notable change was change the name Cobreloa in below side of the badge instead Calama word and add the "Cobreloa" words in the upper side of the badge.[15]

Y en los triunfos y derrotas, gladiador tu frente noble
mostradas con tu hinchada gran devota,
donde jueges por amor te seguirá,
por el cobre y su gran mineral.

Part of the First Hymn of Cobreloa
Alejandro Álvarez Vargas.

The fist anthem of the club was whirten and comosed by the musician and writer, Alejandro Álvarez Vargas; On 1978 the local radio station Radio Calama made a public contest to determinate which would be the first anthem. The composition made by Alejandro won the contest been the first official anthem.[16]

The first mascot of the club was Loíto, a cartoonish desing fox; the original idea of create it was by the journalist, Alfredo Llewellyn Bustos, the design of the mascot was work of the director, René Vásquez Rodríguez. this mascot appears for first time on a handbill of the club to Membership recruitment to this and then in the local journal El Mercurio de Calama on 1977 with the purpose of ilustrate the results and befalls of the team week to week.[17]

Traditional color of the team
1992-93 years
2009 kit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Team Kit from 2005-to 2019
Period Kit supplier Shirt main sponsor Notes
1982–1984 Adidas None
1985-1988 Penalty
1989-1991 Adidas
1992 Reusch
1993-1994 Adidas Cristal
1995 Uhlsports
1996-1997 Puma
1998 Le Coq Sportif
1999 Kelme
2000-2001 Adidas None Change of away kit colors from white to black.
2002 Adidas Sky
2003-2004 Adidas Turbus
2005 Diadora Pullman Bus
2006 None
2007 Kelme Lider Presto First Conmemorative kit to celebrate 30 years of the club.
2008 Garcis Hino
2008 Lotto
2009 Nissan
2010 Mitre Pal Airlines
2011 Finning CAT
2012-2015 Lotto
2015-present Macron
  • On 2017, was lauched the 40 years conmemorative shirt in special format to sale.
  • On 2019, was add the first third kit of the team, with black colors.

Kit deals[edit]

Kit supplier Period Contract
15 January 2015[18]
June 2015[18] – August 2018 (3 years)
10 August 2018
August 2018 – January 2021 (2,5 years)


National honours[edit]

1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C

International honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 1981, 1982


Primera División Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 18
1983 Washington Olivera 29
1993 Marco Antonio Figueroa 18
Apertura 2004 Patricio Galaz 23
Clausura 2004 Patricio Galaz 19

Copa Chile Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 8
1986 Juan Carlos Letelier 11
1990 Adrián Czornomaz 13
1994 Alejandro Glaría 12


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Cobreloa as of 21 May 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Claudio González
2  CHI DF Matías González
4  CHI DF Claudio Miranda
5  URU DF Sebastián Ramírez
6  URU MF Guillermo Firpo
7  CHI DF Michael Contreras
9  ARG FW Lucas Simón
10  CHI MF Ignacio Jara
11  ARG FW Rafael Viotti
12  CHI GK José Quezada
13  CHI MF Kevin Mundaca
14  CHI DF Diego Soto
15  CHI MF Felipe Báez
16  CHI DF Esteban Flores
17  CHI FW Sebastián Romero
No. Position Player
18  ARG FW Gonzalo Abán
19  CHI MF Matías Fernández
20  CHI DF Matías Álvarez
21  CHI MF Gonzalo Pérez
22  CHI DF Christopher Díaz
23  CHI FW Nicolás Barrera
24  CHI MF Axl Ríos
25  CHI FW Bastián Valdez
26  CHI FW Pablo Brito
27  CHI DF Nozomi Kimura
28  CHI DF Ignacio Carrasco
29  CHI MF Juan Pablo Abarzúa
33  CHI GK Hugo Araya
35  CHI MF Fabián Quilaleo
38  CHI MF Cristián Dubó

Manager: Víctor Rivero

2019 Summer Transfers[edit]


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK Claudio González (from Unión La Calera)
5 Uruguay DF Sebastián Ramírez (from Deportes Copiapó)
11 Argentina FW Rafael Viotti (from Santiago Wanderers)
12 Chile GK José Quezada (Free Agent)
14 Chile DF Diego Soto (loaned from Universidad de Concepción)
15 Chile MF Felipe Báez (from Deportes Colchagua)
No. Position Player
16 Chile DF Esteban Flores (from Universidad de Concepción)
18 Argentina FW Gonzalo Abán (from Unión La Calera)
22 Chile DF Christopher Díaz (loaned from Curicó Unido)
23 Chile FW Nicolás Barrera (from Unión Compañías)
27 Chile DF Nozomi Kimura (from Santiago Morning)
29 Chile MF Juan Pablo Abarzúa (loaned from Universidad de Concepción)


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK Gonzalo Collao (back to Universidad de Chile)
3 Chile DF Miguel Sanhueza (to Deportes Melipilla)
5 Chile DF Mario Parra (to Curicó Unido)
10 Argentina MF Jorge Luna (to Rangers)
11 Chile MF José Luis Silva (to Deportes La Serena)
12 Argentina FW Cristian Ivanobski (Released)
13 Chile DF Cristián Oviedo (Released)
14 Chile MF Pablo Parra (loaned to Universidad de Chile)
15 Uruguay DF Luis Maldonado (to Sport Huancayo)
No. Position Player
17 Chile MF Arturo Sanhueza (to Fernández Vial)
19 Chile DF Mario Larenas (back to Unión Española)
22 Chile FW Diego Alvarado (to San Luis)
25 Chile MF Eduardo Vidal (to Santiago Morning)
27 Chile FW Gabriel Mazuela (back to Universidad de Chile)
28 Chile FW Felipe Fritz (to Rangers)
29 Chile MF Juan Carlos Araya (to Deportes Colchagua)
30 Chile GK Raúl Olivares (to Always Ready)

Managerial and technical staff[edit]

Head Coach Chile Victor Rivero Faccioli
Assistant Manager Chile Sebastián Prado
Goalkeeping Coach

Chile Eduardo Fournier Arriagada
Chile Matías Febre Ávila

Fitness Coach Chile Luis Toro Carrillo
ChileFelipe Rodriguez Letelier
Match Analysis Chile Felipe Donoso Barrera
Kinesiologist Chile Santiago Rojas Sexton
Paramedic Chile Juan Herrera Araya
ChileCarlos Videla Riveros

Source: www.sifup.cl


The club is managed by Sociedad Anonima Deportiva Profesional (Profesional Sports Corporation) format in Chile, through the Chilean law, N° 20.019 relativa a las Organizaciones Deportivas Profesionales (Related to Profesional Sports Organizations). This law allow to organizate, produce, marketing and participate into profesional sports activities in the country.[19]

On 2 october of 2017, the club make an extraordinary assambly with the members of the club, the assistance of these with suffrage right was of 86. For propouse was to reform the statute regime of the club in that moment. This renewed statutes lay down the official adress of the club, Calama, the indefinited length time of the directory and the unlimited number of member who could be owns.[20]

This statute allude the principles and objetives of the institution, the rights and duties of the members, the heritage and the administration, the members generals assamblies, the directory, the duties of the directors of the corporation, subdiaries of the club and the rules of this.[20]

Board of directors[edit]

Office Name
President Walter Aguilera Valenzuela
Vice president Duncan Araya Vega
Secretary Jose Luis Vega Chilla
Treasurer Jorge Pereira Vallejos
First Director Adrian León Diaz
Second Director Leonardo Troncoso Ramírez
third Director Luis Vega Campos

Source: www.cobreloa.cl


Cobreloa managers from 1977 to present


Cobreloa presidents from 1977 to present
  • 1977: Francisco Núñez Venegas
  • 1978: Esteban Ibáñez
  • 1978: José Gorrini Sanguinetti
  • 1978–82: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1983–87: Luis Gómez Araya
  • 1987–88: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1989–91: Pedro Cortés Navia
  • 1991–92: Luis Urrutia Concha
  • 1992–93: Orlando Álvarez Campos
  • 1993–98: Sergio Jarpa Gibert
  • 1998–99: Pedro Pablo Latorre Muñoz
  • 1999–03: Heriberto Pinto García
  • 2003–06: Gerardo Mella Fernández
  • 2006–07: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2007–10: Juan George George
  • 2010–12: Javier Maureira Alfaro
  • 2012–14: Mario Herrera Pinto
  • 2014: Jorge Pereira
  • 2014–15: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2015–present: Gerardo Mella Fernandez


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  2. ^ "Cobreloa S.A.D.P. memoria anual" (in Spanish). Comisión para el Mercado Financiero. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Presupuesto Anual 2019" (in Spanish). Comisión para el Mercado Financiero. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b Montenegro Araya, Iván (12 September 2015). "Los clásicos del fútbol chileno" (in Spanish). Sinfonia de Gol. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
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  7. ^ "Ranking CONMEBOL Libertadores para la edición 2019" (in Spanish). CONMEBOL. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
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  11. ^ "Galaz presentó la nueva" (in Spanish). El Mercurio de Calama. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Presentan camiseta para 2017 Nueva indumentaria oficial del club" (in Spanish). El Mercurio de Calama. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  13. ^ Alfaro P., Wilson. "Cobreloa tendrá tres modelos de camisetas para la temporada 2019" (in Spanish). SoyChile.cl. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
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  16. ^ "Creador del himno de Cobreloa recibirá la Mazorca de oro 2017" (in Spanish). El AMERICA. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Ya está disponible una nueva revista que cubre a Cobreloa en Calama" (in Spanish). Soychile.cl. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Marca italiana vestirá a Cobreloa desde junio" (in Spanish). El Mercurio de Calama. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Ley 20.019 REGULA LAS SOCIEDADES ANONIMAS DEPORTIVAS PROFESIONALES" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión del Mercado Financiero. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Acta de asamblea extraordinaria de la corporación de Club de Deportes Cobreloa celebrada con fecha dos de octubre de 2017" (PDF) (in Spanish). Cobreloa.cl. Retrieved 15 May 2019.


  • (in Spanish) Libro Oficial Cobreloa Un Impacto en el Desierto (2007), Carlos Gómez/Cedep, Chile

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