C.D. Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca
|Full name||Club Deportivo Platense Municipal Zacatecoluca|
|Nickname(s)||Viroleños, Los Galleros|
|Founded||May 1, 1951|
|Ground||Estadio Panorámico de Zacatecoluca
Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
|Manager||Eduardo Lara Moscote|
|League||Liga de Plata Salvadoreña|
|Apertura 2015||Apertura 2015 Grupo "B"|
- 1 History
- 2 Club
- 3 Achievements
- 4 Current squad
- 5 Personnel
- 6 Coaches
- 7 Sports statistics
- 8 External links
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)
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.
- Platense are only the third team to win the First Division in their very first season in the top flight in 1975 (Águila 1959 and Vista Hermosa 2005, are the other two)
- Platense are only one of two teams to win the Copa Interclubes UNCAF in 1975 (Alianza being the other in 1997)
- Platense were the first Salvadoran team to the win Copa Interclubes UNCAF in 1975
- Platense have won all three division titles Tercera Division (1973, 2003), Segunda Division (1974) and Primera División (1975)
- Platense is the first and so far only club to win a first division title while based in the La Paz Department (El Salvador)
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.
- Salvadoran Primera División champions (1): 1975
- Segunda División champions (1): 1974
- Tercera División champions (2): 1973, 2003
As of 2015: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Squad Changes for the Apertura 2015
|Manager||Mauro de Oliveria|
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.
- Updated to July 2010.
Sports general information
|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|