C.D. Universidad de Concepción

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Universidad de Concepción
Universidad concepcion.png
Full nameClub Deportivo Universidad
de Concepción
Founded8 August 1994
GroundEstadio Ester Roa,
Concepción, Biobio Region
ChairmanMariano Campos
ManagerFrancisco Bozán
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción also known as Universidad de Concepción, are a Chilean football club based in Concepción, that is a current member of the Campeonato Nacional. The club's home stadium is the Estadio Ester Roa de Concepción, that has a 30,480 spectators capacity.


A "Club Deportivo Universitario" amateur team played in the Regional Championship in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. They played with teams like Naval de Talcahuano, Lord Cochrane and Fernández Vial and became champions in 1962. The current Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción was founded in 1994.

Tercera División: 1994–1997[edit]

Universidad de Concepción participates in football as a member of the Tercera División, organized by the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Amateur (ANFA). The team played its first match against Deportes Talcahuano at Estadio El Morro on 10 April 1994. The club's coach was former Universitario footballer Luis Vera Avendaño. With 22 points that season, the club finished fourth in the South-central Zone in Tercera División and was nearly promoted to the Primera B (Premier B).

In the next season, Universidad de Concepción failed to duplicate the results of the last season, finishing seventh in the South Zone. However, the club won the relegation play-offs.

During the 1996 season, with former footballer Mario Osbén as the coach, the club was runner-up in the Tercera División, after finishing second behind Santiago Morning in the quadrangular play-offs. Universidad de Concepción had a record of sixteen victories and six defeats in 34 games.

In 1997, Universidad de Concepción won the Tercera División. The club was promoted to Premier B, the first professional tournament and the first title for the club following a 2–1 victory over Unión La Calera on 8 December 1997.

Professional era[edit]

Nicolás Peric scored a goal for Universidad de Concepción in 2004

In its first professional season, the club had success in Premier B 1998 and nearly qualified for the promotion play-offs to Primera División (Premier Division).

In 1999, the club finished ninth, prompting changes in club administration, including the hiring of a new coach, Luis Marcoleta. By 2002, the club was promoted to the Premier Division.

Jorge Valdivia, player of the club during 2003

In 2003, under coach Fernando Díaz, the club unexpectedly qualified for the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana in 2004.

In the Copa Libertadores, the club qualified in Group 3 with Cruzeiro, Santos Laguna and Caracas. However, the club finished last. In the Copa Sudamericana, the club qualified for the Chile/Bolivia preliminary after a victory over Santiago Wanderers. However, the team was eliminated after being defeated 4–2 by Bolívar in La Paz. The club's second goal in this game was scored by goalkeeper Nicolás Peric. The club was recognized as the best club in Chilean football by the IFFHS in 2004.

During the Torneo de Apertura 2006, Universidad de Concepción advanced to the semi-finals against Colo-Colo, but the team was defeated 4–3 in the first leg and 2–0 in the second leg. However, they earned the fifth position in the Annual Table of 2006. In the next season, under coach Marcelo Barticciotto, the team was runner-up in the Torneo de Clausura 2007, having been defeated again by Colo-Colo.

In the 2008 season, Barticciotto was dismissed and replaced by Jorge Pellicer. In the Torneo de Apertura, the club finished in 16th place with 21 points. In the second semester tournament, the Torneo de Clausura, the club again ended in 16th position, going to the promotion play-offs of Premier B (Second Division) against Coquimbo Unido. The club won this match in a 5–1 aggregate.

In the Copa Chile 2008–09, the club was proclaimed champion of the tournament after a 2–1 victory over Deportes Ovalle at Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso Stadium.

After a difficult showing at the Torneo de Apertura 2009, the club earned fifth place at the Torneo de Clausura. The club was eliminated once again by Colo-Colo.

In the 2010 Premier Division, Universidad de Concepción ended in 15th place with 38 points. The club went to the promotion play-offs and defeated Curicó Unido, a team which had been recently relegated to Premier B.


2008–09, 2014–15

South American cups history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2004 Copa Libertadores Group 3 Mexico Santos Laguna 2–2 2–2 4th Place
Brazil Cruzeiro 1–3 0–5
Venezuela Caracas 2–3 0–1
2004 Copa Sudamericana First Round Chile Santiago Wanderers 2–1 1–0 3–1
Second Round Bolivia Bolívar 0–0 2–4 2–4
2015 Copa Sudamericana First Round Paraguay Nacional 1–3 1–2 2–5
2016 Copa Sudamericana First Round Bolivia Bolívar 2–0 0–3 2–3
2018 Copa Libertadores Prel. Second stage Brazil Vasco da Gama 0–4 0–2 0–6
2019 Copa Libertadores Group C Argentina Godoy Cruz 0–0 0–1 4th Place
Paraguay Olimpia 3–3 1–1
Peru Sporting Cristal 5–4 0–2


Universidad de Concepcion 2.GIF


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of C.D. Universidad de Concepción as of 23 February 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Cristián Muñoz
2  URY DF Alexis Rolín
3  CHI DF Hans Martínez
4  PAR DF Gustavo Mencia
5  PER MF Josepmir Ballón
6  CHI MF Alejandro Camargo
7  CHI MF Luis Pedro Figueroa
8  CHI FW Patricio Rubio
9  CHI FW Steffan Pino
10  CHI MF Bryan Rabello
11  CHI MF Fernando Cordero
12  CHI GK Pablo Benítez
13  CHI GK Álvaro Salazar
No. Position Player
14  CHI MF Nicolás Maturana
15  CHI FW José Huentelaf
16  ARG DF Germán Voboril
17  CHI DF Guillermo Pacheco
18  CHI DF Víctor Retamal
19  PAR FW Luis Riveros
20  CHI MF Francisco Portillo
21  CHI MF Fernando Manríquez
22  CHI FW Nicolás Orellana
25  CHI FW Walter Ponce
26  CHI MF Claudio Navarrete
27  CHI FW Nestor Muñoz
32  CHI MF Antonio Ramírez

Manager: Francisco Bozán

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
2 Chile DF Víctor Retamal (loaned from Santiago Wanderers)
5 Peru MF Josepmir Ballón (from Sporting Cristal)
8 Chile FW Patricio Rubio (from Everton)
11 Chile DF Fernando Cordero (from San Martín de Tucumán)
12 Chile GK Pablo Benítez (back from Fernández Vial)
No. Position Player
14 Chile MF Nicolás Maturana (loaned from Colo-Colo)
22 Chile FW Nicolás Orellana (Free Agent)
34 Uruguay DF Alexis Rolín (loaned from Nacional)
-- Argentina DF Germán Voboril (from Universidad Católica)


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

No. Position Player
2 Chile DF Diego Soto (loaned to Cobreloa)
5 Argentina DF Sergio Vittor (to Universidad de Chile)
11 Chile MF Pedro Morales (Released)
12 Chile GK Daniel Castillo (to Deportes Puerto Montt)
15 Chile FW Jean Paul Pineda (to Coquimbo Unido)
16 Chile DF Héctor Berríos (to Deportes Iquique)
17 Chile DF Esteban Flores (to Cobreloa)
No. Position Player
18 Chile MF Juan Pablo Abarzúa (loaned to Cobreloa)
19 Chile DF Ronald De la Fuente (to Colo-Colo)
24 Argentina FW Jonathan Benítez (to Coquimbo Unido)
-- Chile GK Leonardo Figueroa (loaned to San Luis)
-- Bolivia MF Daniel Rojas (loaned to Oriente Petrolero)
-- Chile FW Felipe Fritz (loaned to Rangers)
-- Paraguay FW Arnaldo Castillo (loaned to Deportes Iberia)


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