Club de Deportes Green Cross

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Green Cross
Full name Club de Deportes Green Cross
Nickname(s) Los pijes
Founded June 27th, 1916
Ground Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Ground Capacity 70,000
League Primera División

Green Cross is a defunct Chilean sports club that were based in the city of Santiago until 1965, when they moved to Temuco.

The club was founded on June 27, 1916, and their first chairman was Francisco Tapia. It was one of the 8 teams that founded the professional Chilean football league, in 1933.

The club had other sports branches besides football; these were basketball, cycling, and waterpolo.

The club won their first, and only, Chilean league title in 1945.

In April 1961 a number of players were killed in a plane crash in the Chilean Andes.[1] The remains of the plane were found ten days after the accident. The wreckage was rediscovered in February 2015 by a climbing party.[2]

In 1965 the club moved to Temuco where it merged with the local football team Deportes Temuco, since when they were known as Green Cross Temuco until 1985 when the club folded.


National Titles[edit]

  • Primera División de Chile (1): 1945.
  • Segunda División de Chile (2): 1960, 1963.

Amateur Titles[edit]

  • Honour Division of Liga Metropolitana de Deportes (2): 1917, 1918.

Friendly Titles[edit]

  • Nino Brusadelli Cup (1): 1928.

Records and Data[edit]

  • Seasons in Primera División: 25 (1933-1934; 1939-1958; 1961-1962; 1964).
  • Seasons in Segunda División: 3 (1959-1960; 1963).
  • Bigger victory achieved:
  • Bigger defeat received:.
  • Best position in Primera División: 1º (1945)
  • Worst position in Primera División: 18º (1962)
  • Best scorer: Juan Morcillo (75 goals)

See also[edit]