C.D. Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca

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Full name Club Deportivo Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca
Nickname(s) Viroleños, Los Galleros
Founded May 1, 1951; 65 years ago (1951-05-01)
Ground Estadio Panorámico de Zacatecoluca
Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman El Salvador Walter Flores
Manager El Salvador Eduardo Lara Moscote
League El Salvador Liga de Plata Salvadoreña
Apertura 2015 Apertura 2015 Grupo "B"

Club Deportivo Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca, usually abbreviated to just Platense, is a Salvadoran football club.

The team is based in Zacatecoluca, the departmental capital city of La Paz Province and plays in the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño, which is the country's second tier league.


The football club was founded on 1 May 1951. At the beginning of the 1970s, the club was still an obscure football team playing in the regional amateur division. They steadily improved and by 1972 were playing in Tercera division.

Around this time, the Rengifo family took over the financial and administration side of the club gathering new sponsors and contributing large amount of their own family fortune. Their contributions generated almost immediate results: in 1973 the club under the direction of Brazilian Jorge Tupinambá dos Santos won the Tercera División for the first time and earned promotion to the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño.

Despite this success, The Rengifo family parted ways with Jorge Tupinambá dos Santos and hired Argentinian Juan Quarterone whose new tactics, player recruitment and training methods helped the team win the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño in 1974 and earn promotion to the Salvadoran Primera División for the first time in the club history.

Platense did the impossible and won the 1975 Primera division, they also set various records doing so such being the second team to win the title after gaining promotion in their very first season (Aguila in 1959 being the first), The club had won all three titles i three different division consecutively, The club also completed the double winning the primera and the Torneo Fraternidad / UNCAF Club Championship.

International success (1975)[edit]

Platense along with domestic success, became the first Salvadoran team to win the Torneo Fraternidad / UNCAF Club Championship in 1975 thanks to players such as Albert Fay, Jaime Castro, Helio Rodríguez, "Ninón" Osorio, Pedro Silva, Jorge "el Indio" Vásquez, José Luis Rugamas, David Pinho, Luis Condomi,Ricardo Zafanella, Jorge Búcaro and Rafael "Ráfaga" Búcaro.


After the highs of 1975, The club still remained a competitive force in 1976–1978, however the club fortune began to dwindle when the Regnifo family fled El Salvador due to the increasing conflict in the country. Soon the clubs could not retain their star players and were eventually relegated in 1980. As the civil war continued the club continued to flounder in the Segunda Division and eventually after 10 years he club was relegated to Tercera during the early 90s.



The stadium "Estadio Antonio Toledo Valle", which previously belonged to the National Institute of Sports (INDES), now are being cared for by the municipality. This has allowed some improvements in sports facilities such as placing grass in the stadium.


Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca's main rival was C.D. Tehuacan. They were rivals since the clubs were only separated by 11 km. The final result was a 3:0 victory to Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca. However, since Tehuacan was dissolved in 2009, Platense have no real rivals at present.



These awards are updated to April 2012. Throughout its history, the club has managed several international, national and regional titles that have made it occupy the top position in the ranking of the La Paz football teams, being considered one of the most outstanding Salvadoran football clubs.

National Tournaments[edit]

International Tournaments[edit]

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
El Salvador Santos Castro
1 El Salvador GK Carlos Hernández
2 El Salvador DF Roberto Ochoa
3 El Salvador DF Denis Ordóñez
6 El Salvador MF Walter Flores
7 El Salvador MF José Castillo
9 El Salvador FW René Rodríguez
15 El Salvador DF Oscar Antonio Portillo Meléndez
20 El Salvador MF Franklin Ventura
22 El Salvador MF José Cerna
No. Position Player
30 El Salvador FW Nelson Alfaro
27 El Salvador Cesar Parada
El Salvador Medardo Rivas
El Salvador Jamie Reyes
Colombia Luis Palacios
Colombia Favio Omar Hinestroza
El Salvador David Alfaro

Squad Changes for the Apertura 2015[edit]





Position Name
Manager Brazil Mauro de Oliveria
Assistant Manager El Salvador Carlos
Goalkeeping Coach El Salvador TBD
Fitness Coach El Salvador TBD
Club Doctor El Salvador TBD
knesliogiocal El Salvador TBD
Utility El Salvador TBD


Throughout its history, Platense has had many and varied coaches among which noteworthy Juan Quarterone is to be mentioned, since under his direction, the team was Champion in the League competition (1975) and oversaw the club winning the only Concacaf trophy that, until now, adorn its showcase (1975); Jorge Tupinambá dos Santos, who helped the club win the second division title in 1973 season; Mauricio Alfaro, assending the team from third to second Division.

Sports statistics[edit]

  • Updated to July 2010.

Sports general information[edit]

Sports general information[citation needed]
Concept Times
Seasons in 1 ª 6
Seasons in 2 ª 24
Seasons in 3 ª 15
Promotions to 1 ª achieved 1
Participations in Copa Presidente 3
Participacipations in Concacaf Competitions 3
Position in the historical classification of the league TBD
Number of internationals contributed to the El Salvador national football team TBD

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