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CD FAS.svg
Full name Club Deportivo Futbolistas
Asociados Santanecos
Nickname(s) Tigres
Founded 16 February 1947
Ground Estadio Oscar Quiteño,
Santa Ana, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 15,000
Owner Asociación Club Deportivo FAS
Chairman El Salvador Guillermo Morán[1] [2] [3]
Coach El Salvador Cristiam Álvarez
League Salvadoran Primera División
El Salvador Apertura 2016 Primera División 11th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS (pronounced "fas"), is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

It competes in Primera División de Fútbol Profesional, the top professional league in the country.[11]

The team's nickname is Los Tigres (The Tigers).[12]

FAS was founded on 16 February 1947. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Óscar Quiteño, the third largest stadium in El Salvador.

The club has a long-standing rivalry with Águila, as both are the most successful, and most popular clubs in the country, and are the only three clubs to never have been relegated to the Second Division.

Matches between them are known as El Clásico. FAS also play derbies against Luis Ángel Firpo, Alianza and a local derby against Isidro Metapán.

FAS is the most successful club in El Salvador football. Domestically, the club has won a record seventeen national league titles.

In international competitions, FAS have one FIFA recognized club trophies, tied with Alianza and Águila as the only club to achieve it. They have won one CONCACAF Champions' Cup/Champions League trophies, and finished runners up in the 1979 Copa Interamericana cup, and third place in the 1980 Copa Interclubes UNCAF.


The Beginning[edit]

After many years of being dominated by clubs from San Salvador, the municipal mayor of Santa Ana district Manuel Tomás Monedero wanted a team to represent Santa Ana which would put an end to the dominance of the San Salvador clubs. With the help of Santa Ana Mayor Waldo Rey, all the clubs in Santa Ana were gathered (these Included Unión, Colegio Salesiano San José, Cosmos, RAL, Colón, Santa Lucía and Los 44) and together they decided to join forces to create a single club. The club was born on 16 February 1947. It was named Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, or FAS for short, and Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez was named the club first president. The club colours were going to be yellow and black, however Manuel Monedero went with the more traditional colours of red and blue.

The First Steps[edit]

The club played the first game of its history on 26 March 1947 against the previous year's champion Libertad FC at the Finca Modelo (which would be their home stadium for many years). The club lost 4–1. They went on the play several games with victories over Alcranes (2–1, 6–1) and defeated the first international team Municipal of Guatemala (3–2). The club's founding players were Juan Moreno and Óscar González, Goalkeeper; Tomás Morán, Jorge Brito and Guillermo Herrera, defenders; Manuel Padilla, Lino Medina, Moisés Jovel, Antonio Pérez and Eliseo Ramos, midfielders; Víctor Castro, Tomás Angulo, Antonio Mancía, Antonio Azucena and Mario González, strikers while they were coached by Armando Chacón.

Early History (1948–1959)[edit]

FAS first joined the first division in the 1948–49 season (where they have been ever since). Under the club first Manager Armando Chacón they won their very first game in the first division defeating Juventud Olimpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over Dragón and Santa Anita (3–0, 3–2 respectively) before losing their first match in the first division to Cuscatleco 3–1. While the club lost their first match at home to the defending champion Libertad FC 4–2. The club went on to finish 3rd in the competition behind Libertad FC and champion Once Municipal. After five years after being founded, FAS won their first title (1951–52) under the guidance of Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa. Despite failing to defend their title the very next season the club didn't wait long to win their second title, which happened when the club won their second title in 1953–54 enabling Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa to win his second title. After the club came close to relegation During the 1956–57 season, the club came close to relegation, This caused the owners to hire Argentinian coach Alberto Cevasco and with the foreign players reinforcement (Omar Muraco, Javier Novello, Héctor Marinaro, Héctor Dadeiro and Miguelito Álvarez) lead the club to win their third title winning the 1958–59 title. The following season the club won its first minor premiership but were unable to win the championship.


The club won its fourth title by winning the 1961–62 title (under the coaching of César Viccinio), they won consecutive titles by winning the 1962 championship (FAS fifth title) this time under the coaching of Raul Miralles. At the beginning of the 1963, the club moved its headquarters to the newly built Estadio Santaneco, However tragedy occurred when goalkeeper Oscar Quiteño died despite efforts from doctors and players to revive him during a friendly match against Orión F.C.. The club wore black uniform for two years and renamed the stadium Estadio Quiteño in honour and to pay respect to the memory of the player. With the tragic death of Oscar Quiteño, fans thought the club had been placed with a curse since the club will spend the next 15 years waiting to win their sixth title and this is despite making the final series during the 1965 season and losing both the 1967–68 and 1969 championship final to the Alianza who at the time were known as the 'orchestra Alba' as they played beautiful football with perfect harmony and skill.


FAS hadn’t been national champions for ten years. In 1993, a new board of directors took over and changed many things regarding the team. First, they hired a great coach from Uruguay called Saúl Ribero. He was a skilled coach who had had a lot of success in Uruguay. The new boards of directors also hired many experienced players from other Salvadoran teams and with the recommendation of the new coach, Saúl Ribero; they hired four players from Uruguay. Also, the new board of directors worked very hard with the younger leagues. FAS also won championships with the young leagues. Also, they brought electricity to the stadium, called Óscar Alberto Quiteño, so they could have night games. This made their fans very happy because now they could have night games. In 1994, FAS was national champion against a rival team called Luis Ángel Firpo. And in 1995, FAS also won the national championship against Luis Ángel Firpo. FAS had many group players, such as Jorge "Mágico" González, who has been the best player in Salvadoran history, and who played on the first division of the Spanish league. Another prominent player was Hugo Pérez. He was an active player of the United States national soccer team.


FAS is historically the most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the most championships. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. FAS is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

Domestic honours[edit]

CONCACAF honours[edit]

Worldwide / Intercontinental honours[edit]

  • Copa Interamericana
    • Runners-up (1) 1980
  • Copa Desafío 2014 USA
    • Runners-up (1) 2014
  • Copa American Airlines
    • Winner (1) : 2002

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]


The team plays its home games in the 15,000 capacity all-seater Estadio Oscar Quiteño, in Santa Ana. The stadium is named after Oscar Quiteño, a goalkeeper of FAS who died after an accident on the soccer pitch. Previously the team played at Finca Modelo, where they had played their home matches from 1947 until the end of the 1962 season. The stadium was located in Santa Ana. The team's headquarters are located in TBD.


Companies that FAS currently has sponsorship deals with include:

  • Galaxia – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Tigo – Official sponsors
  • Cerveza Pilsener – Official sponsors
  • Coop-1 de R.L., Santa Ana – Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors
  • Portland – Official sponsors


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FAS's crest has changed several times. Originally it consisted of the stylised letters F, A, S, which were woven into one symbol. The original crest was blue.

The FAS logo has a red, blue and white colour scheme. It has CD FAS written on the top and Santa Ana, El Salvador written on the bottom of the white ring enclosing a tiger.

Colours and Past kits[edit]


1989–91, 1994–

Originally the club colours were blue and yellow, this was used until 1962 where the colours were changed to an all black outfit. However, with a new owners and stadium the colours were update to the colors used and known today to be associated with FAS blue and Red shirts, white shorts and red socks with blue stripes.


Current squad[edit]

As of Clausura 2017:[13][14] 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 Adolfo Menéndez Jr.
2 El Salvador DF Xavier García
3 El Salvador DF Josué Santos Olivares
4 El Salvador DF William Enrique Mancía
5 El Salvador DF Néstor Renderos Capitán.
6 El Salvador MF Julio Cerritos Cañizales
7 El Salvador MF Jorge Morán
8 El Salvador MF William Maldonado
9 Argentina FW Alan Guillermo Murialdo
11 El Salvador FW Rafael Burgos
13 El Salvador DF Juan Carlos Moscoso
14 El Salvador DF Julio César Amaya
15 El Salvador MF Fernando Gabriel Castillo
No. Position Player
17 El Salvador MF Jairo Henríquez
19 El Salvador MF Ricardo Orellana
20 El Salvador MF Mauricio Cuéllar
21 El Salvador FW Walter Chigüila
22 Argentina FW Guillermo Nicolás Stradella
24 El Salvador MF Christian Alexander Rodríguez
25 Argentina GK Matías Nahuel Coloca
29 El Salvador MF Melvin Ramiro Álfaro
30 El Salvador GK Giovanni Nicolás Pacheco
31 El Salvador MF Jeffrey Nicolás López
32 El Salvador MF Erivan Flores
33 El Salvador DF Denílson Vidal Rosales
40 El Salvador MF Rodrigo Morán

Retired numbers[edit]


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

No. Position Player
El Salvador MF William Maldonado (From Santa Tecla)
El Salvador FW Walter Chigüila (From Once Lobos)
El Salvador MF Mauricio Cuéllar (From Sonsonate)
No. Position Player
El Salvador DF William Mancía (From UES)
El Salvador FW TBA (From TBA)


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

No. Position Player
El Salvador FW Alexander Méndoza (To Santa Tecla)
El Salvador DF Jonathan Jiménez (To Alianza)
El Salvador DF Rubén Marroquín (To Alianza)
El Salvador MF Sergio Rubio (To Sonsonate)
El Salvador MF Wilfredo Mirón (To TBA)
No. Position Player
El Salvador FW Carlos García (To TBA)
El Salvador MF Héctor Recinos (To TBA)
Argentina MF Sandro Medaglia (To TBA)
El Salvador MF Marvin Molina (To TBA)
El Salvador FW Ricardo Guevara (To Alianza)

Affiliate Team[edit]

Reserve Category Football[edit]

As of Apertura 2016:[17] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
30 El Salvador GK Emiliano Rivas
31 El Salvador MF Jeffrey López
32 El Salvador MF Erivan Flores
34 El Salvador Ronald Padilla
36 El Salvador Óscar Pacheco
37 El Salvador Carlos Gálvez
38 El Salvador Salvador Quiñonez
39 El Salvador Kevin Guardado
No. Position Player
40 El Salvador Rodrigo Morán
41 El Salvador FW Fernando Castillo
42 El Salvador MF Josué Santos
43 El Salvador Luis Portillo
44 El Salvador Kevin Maldonado
45 El Salvador Luis Figueroa
46 El Salvador Diego Gómez


Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager El Salvador Cristian Álvarez
Assistant Managers Argentina Emiliano Pedrozo
Reserve Manager El Salvador Miguel Leiva
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Mágico González
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador Adolfo Menéndez
Sports Director El Salvador Salvador Cruz Polanco
Fitness Coach Colombia Luis Ríos
Team Doctor El Salvador Herbert Ramirez & Boris Erazo
Kinesologisr El Salvador Fredy Mancia
Physiotherapist El Salvador Yasmin Del Carmen


Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS
President El Salvador Guillermo Morán[18]
Vice President El Salvador
Administrative Manager El Salvador Salvador Polanco
Secretary El Salvador Rafael Villacorta
Club Scout El Salvador Gilberto Murgas
TBD El Salvador

Presidential history[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez 1947–TBA
El Salvador Armando Tomas Monedero 1960s–1980s
El Salvador Manuel Monedero (Jnr) † 1981–85
El Salvador Óscar Monedero
El Salvador Roberto Mathies Hill 1994–95
El Salvador Jose Reynaldo Valle 1996–09
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2009–10
Colombia Margarita Jaramillo 2010–11
El Salvador David Linares 2011–12
El Salvador Rafael Villacorta 2012–14
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2014–16
El Salvador Guillermo Moran 2016–

Notable players[edit]

Team captains[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador Don Lino 1947
El Salvador Katan Cubas 1961
El Salvador Ernesto "El Loco" Ruano 1968
El Salvador David Arnoldo Cabrera 1971
Argentina Alcides Picchioni 1979–84
Argentina Manolo Alvarez 1987–88
El Salvador Norberto Huezo 1991–92
Uruguay Luis Enrique Guelmo 1992–93
El Salvador William Osorio 1994–95
El Salvador Jorge Abrego 1996
El Salvador Jaime Murillo 1997
El Salvador William Osorio 1998–04
El Salvador Victor Velasquez 2004–06
El Salvador Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2006–07
El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco 2007–09
El Salvador Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2009–10
El Salvador Ramon Flores 2011–12
El Salvador Honduras Williams Reyes 2013
El Salvador Alexander Méndoza 2014–15
El Salvador Luis Edgardo Contreras 2015–2016
El Salvador Néstor Renderos 2017-

Club Records[edit]

  • FAS has the national record of most national titles won with 17
  • First victory for FAS 2–1 Juventud Olimpica Sept 19, 1948
  • Largest victory was against Independiente 11–0 May 3, 1959
  • Most goal by any national team with 3,000 goal as of July 4, 2009 [2]

Head coaches of FAS[edit]

FAS has had various coaches since its formation in 1947. Agustin Castillo has served three terms as head coach. Ricardo Mena Laguan, Ruben Guevara and Victor Manuel Ochoa served two terms as head coach. Agustin Castillo was the club's most successful coach, having won five Salvadoran Primera Division titles, following closely is Jose Eugenio Castro Chepito, who won two Primera titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1979, and Victor Manuel Ochoa & Saul Lorenzo Rivero won two Primera titles.


  1. ^ http://www.laprensagrafica.com/2017/05/23/fas-sigue-sin-cancelar-deuda-y-sin-fecha-de-pretemporada
  2. ^ http://www.elsalvador.com/deportes/futbol/309748/la-comision-de-arbitros-nombra-a-personas-incapaces/
  3. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/02/27/en-duda-la-continuidad-de-osvaldo-escudero-como-dt-del-fas
  4. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/23/fas-sigue-sin-cancelar-deuda-y-sin-fecha-de-pretemporada
  5. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/22/fas-envio-una-indirecta-al-alianza-en-twitter
  6. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/20/jugadores-de-fas-explotan-en-redes-sociales-exigiendo-sus-salarios
  7. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/26/estadio-quiteno-sufrio-danos-en-una-de-sus-torres-de-iluminacion
  8. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/26/fas-confirmo-otras-altas-para-el-apertura-2017
  9. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/29/fas-definio-su-lista-de-transferibles
  10. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/31/no-me-quiero-ir-hasta-ver-a-fas-campeon
  11. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/24/fas-realiza-visorias-para-encontrar-nuevos-talentos
  12. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/2017/05/18/jugadores-del-fas-esperan-el-pago-de-sus-ultimos-dos-meses-de-salario
  13. ^ http://www.elgrafico.com/LMF/fas/1/3662
  14. ^ http://www.ceroacero.es/equipa.php?id=17272
  15. ^ FAS realiza sus primeras incorporaciones para el Apertura 2017; El Salvador.com, 25 May 2017 (in Spanish)
  16. ^ http://www.elsalvador.com/deportes/futbol/353646/polaco-marroquin-en-fas-no-habian-condiciones/
  17. ^ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnbI2qiWIAA4VO5.jpg
  18. ^ http://www.elsalvador.com/deportes/314093/guillermo-moran-estamos-cansados-de-los-arbitrajes-contra-el-fas/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Clausura 2009

A.D. Isidro Metapán

Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Apertura 2009 (Seventeenth title)
Succeeded by