C.S.D. Comunicaciones

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This article is about the Guatemalan club. For the Argentine club, see Club Comunicaciones.
Comunicaciones F.C.
CSD Comunicaciones.svg
Full name Comunicaciones Fútbol Club Sociedad Anonima
Nickname(s) Los Cremas (The Creams),,Albos ,El Comu
Founded August 16, 1949; 65 years ago (1949-08-16)
Ground Estadio Cementos Progreso,
Guatemala City
Ground Capacity 17,022.
Chairman Pedro Portilla
Manager William Coito Olivera
League Liga Nacional de Fútbol
Clausura 2015 Champion
Website Club home page
Current season

Comunicaciones Fútbol Club S. A., better known as Communicaciones F.C., based in Guatemala City are one of the most popular and successful soccer clubs in Guatemala. Communicaciones has won 30 National Championships, including having one six consecutives titles, the most of any Guatemalan club team.

Comunicaciones origins date back to the 1920's to previous incarnations as Hospicio FC and España. Club Comunicaciones is formed in 1949 after Colonel Carlos Aldana Sandoval, then Minister of Telegraphs and Communications, takes charge of the team and renames it to Comunicaciones (Communications).

Comunicaciones plays its home games at the Estadio Cementos Progreso with capacity for 17,022 spectators. In addition to it's 30 league titles, Communicaciones has won eight league Cups and ten Supercups. While on the international level Communicaciones has garnered 2 UNCAF Interclub Cups and one CONCACAF Championships Cup title.

The color that identifies the club is white, which began using in his uniform shortly after its foundation , note that initially uniform Club was Cream. The historic arch-rival CSD Municipal is the team against which dispute the so-called Classic Chapin and this meeting the highest rivalry in football in Guatemala .

According to FIFA it is one of the "classical world " clubs, something that only 6 Central American teams have been nombrados.2 It is also recognized by the IFFHS as the second best team in the twentieth century Concacaf3

Comunicaciones is the only Guatemalan team who has played against Real Madrid (with Francisco Gento, Ferenc Puskás, Alfredo Di Stéfano), Santos FC (with Pelé), and Boca Juniors (with Diego Maradona).

History[edit]

First Period (1920 - 1967)[edit]

The Communications club has its roots in a distant eleventh football that was born in the former National Hospice. In the early 20s, the only distraction from the hospicianos children was a Sunday stroll to the Campo Marte, where they had the opportunity to see in action the greatest exponents of the second period of the Guatemalan soccer, such as Medicine, Hercules , Allies, military and others.

By admiration and assimilation Hospice Boys principiaron to practice this sport in the courtyard of the hotel, and was General José María Orellana, the then President of the Republic, who provided them with all the tools necessary for the practice of football. So in 1924 the first set to win his first trophy in the same year is formed, in 1925 winning the cup "Mariano Galvez." From 1926-1928 to win three consecutive championships secondary equipment which earned her promotion to the National League "B" that are undefeated champions in 1929 moving to Major League "A" in 1930. In this year lose an Heredia single game against what is holding them back to the first power of the national football. Some administrative changes in the direction of campus bring the ban on the practice of football as the walls were stained and some glass but was already sporting tradition rooted in the boys who managed to replace their rag balls broke five coyol and seeds. Hospice recurs in the fields of "Llano de Palomo" and "Santa Cecilia" fields to which the public had numerous as it was known that if the hospice had played good show and free. Hospice had become, incidentally, in a large nursery that supplied the teams of the first division. In 1936 Don Jorge Micheo FC organized the Hospice team, winning several tournaments in the league Santa Cecilia and Llanos de Palomo in youth and school categories. In 1938 he is the undisputed champion in the elementary school category. In 1939, permission for students to leave the premises without major custodians and under the responsibility of Mr. Jorge Micheo is achieved. For 1940 the group is part of the third division of football by winning the tournament unbeaten and ascending to the second division in 1941 Hospice wins the championship of the second division losing only one game and gets his promotion to the first division impressively for he had enrolled in the biggest football just two years before winning the second and third tournaments consecutively and having lost only one game. In 1943 he won the "Guatemala Cup."


In 1945 he tied for first with Tip-Nac and Municipal and playoff series won the "Coca-Cola Cup", which was never delivered. Hospice never met the lowest places in the standings. They identified with the name of Hospicio, eventually gave birth to a beautiful football work, but in 1947, for economic reasons, change the color of his uniform and his name, to be renamed Spain FC name that remains a very short time but which achieves sub-national championship in 1947 and in 1949 achieved the trophy "federation".

The August 16, 1949 the team again renamed, modified, being obtained the franchise from the Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs, to be renamed communications initiative, then Minister Colonel Carlos Aldana Sandoval . Also in that year, Cream was adopted in uniform, so the team immediately became known as the "CREAM".


Founded in 1949, they were adopted by the Ministry of Communications.[1] They have boasted many great local players as well as some impressive foreign imports. As of May 2015, they have won 30 league titles, which puts them over Municipal's record of 29.[2] Also, they have won 5 domestic cup titles as well as 2 major UNCAF club titles.

The team's ownership was associated with the Garcia-Granados family (that of former Guatemalan President Miguel García Granados) and the Arzu family (that of another former president, Alvaro Arzu).

1990s: Success[edit]

The team was successful during the 90s, luring renowned foreign players like Costa Ricans Mauricio Wright and Rolando Fonseca as well as Honduras' Milton Núñez.

The team also bought highly-esteemed local players from Aurora (such as Martín Machón, Edgar Estrada, and Edwin Westphal) and Municipal (such as Juan Manuel Funes, Jorge Rodas, and Julio Rodas).

This investment paid off by winning several titles, including 4 in a row starting with the 1996–97 league title.

2000s: Struggles[edit]

During the 2000s, the team spent money buying pricey foreign players like Carlos Pavon, Mauricio Solís, Ricardo Gonzalez, Fabián Pumar, and Julio Medina III. They also brought back Rolando Fonseca and Milton Núñez. However, they failed to stop arch-rival Municipal from racking up five straight national titles.

Eventually the team was acquired by a Mexican businessman Pedro Portilla.

Ending the Drought[edit]

The team went 9 championships without a single title, but it finally ended the drought by winning Apertura 2008. Since, Comunicaciones has failed to win the last three championships, one going to Jalapa and the last two going to Municipal. Comunicaciones won the title again on December 19, 2010 against archrival Municipal on a penalty shootout. On January of 2011, Comunicaciones fans received great news when a group of investors decided to invest on "Los Cremas", with the investment, came new world class players such as the goalkeeper Guillen, defenders Carrillo and Montepeque, midfielders Cardenas and Zavala, and the forwards Cardenas, Reyna, and Ochoa who were signed to the club with one mission in mind: To win the CONCACAF Champions League.

FANS  


The supporters Alba has been since its inception composed of different strata especially popular Guatemalan society that generation after generation have been faithful followers of the club , in the decade of the 80 I started taking more boom support organized at that time by batons that were located in different areas of the stadium with chants were felt , confetti , balloons and blankets , marking a different pattern of support from the hobbies of the time in the Guatemalan soccer. It was at that time when I printed popularly nicknamed the " Hobby Millionaire " for the thousands of fans and fans of the club throughout the country and outside Guatemala . Currently the Fan Cream is the only one in the country that has adopted the South American type of breath in which all sing in unison Stadium giving a unique atmosphere in the stands .


The Prime Barra Brava the Country

In the early nineties emerged the first organized group was named as CREAM FORCE regularly were located on the preference of the stadium becoming the largest in the country with over 2500 members and it was not until mid-96 after several differences among its members by way encouraged the Club, Cream Force was divided to make way for the Prime Barra Brava organized in the country. The new Barra decided to change their sector and were in the popular sector of the stadium or South General why is that the name stems that are always placed in the games at that location. The Vltra Svr, was founded in 1997 and is characterized by the breath (support) throughout the game, spectacular receptions, banderazos and hiking being the pioneers in this style of supporting a football club in Guatemala. The bar has large cloths, flags, umbrellas, drums with street musicians, trumpets, drummers and a huge hype brought from Chile to encourage the club. It should be noted that initially the bar was home in transcendental parties over 3000 members. Now the bar has no single leader. It is a group that has decided to take command and who has managed for several years. This group calls itself the usual, and rain or shine the usual be present. Significantly, the original founders of the bar formed a support group called the Old Guard club.

Currently at the Communications CONCACAF Fan club they have the largest Page of Guatemala and is among the 10 most popular clubs in CONCACAF with more than half a million likes on his official account, being undoubtedly the most popular club in Guatemala and one of the most popular clubs in CONCACAF.

Carnaval Barra VltraSvr

Honours[edit]

1956, 1957–58, 1959–60, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1979–80, 1981, 1982, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1994–95, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2002 Apertura, 2003 Clausura, 2008 Apertura, 2010 Apertura, 2011 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2013 Apertura, 2014 Clausura, 2014 Apertura
Runners-up (22): 1950–51, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1961–62, 1965–66, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1983, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1995–96, 2000 Clausura, 2000 Apertura, 2002 Clausura, 2003 Apertura, 2004 Apertura, 2005 Apertura, 2006 Apertura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Apertura, 2011 Apertura, 2012 Apertura, 2013 Clausura, 2013 Apertura, 2014 Clausura, 2014 Apertura, 2015 Clausura.
1951–52, 1955, 1970, 1972, 1983, 1986, 1991–92, 2009
  • Campeón de Campeones (Super Cup): 10
1955, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1997(2) [3]
1978
Runners-up (2): 1962, 1969
1971, 1983
Runners-up (3): 1976, 1977, 2003
Runners-up (1): 1991

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Guatemala GK David Guerra
2 Guatemala DF Dagoberto Arriola
3 Guatemala DF Wilson Lalín
4 Guatemala DF Carlos Eduardo Gallardo
5 Guatemala DF Erwin Morales
6 Guatemala MF Carlos Mejía
7 El Salvador FW Paolo Suárez
9 Mexico FW Agustín Herrera
10 Guatemala MF José Manuel Contreras (2nd Vice-Captain)
11 Panama FW Rolando Blackburn
12 Guatemala MF Jonathan Márquez
13 Guatemala DF Carlos Castrillo
14 Guatemala DF Rubén Darío Morales
No. Position Player
15 Guatemala DF José Hidalgo
17 Guatemala MF Nelson Enrique Miranda
19 Guatemala FW Bryan Ordóñez
22 Honduras MF Rigoberto Gómez (Vice-captain)
23 Guatemala GK Mynor Padilla
24 Guatemala MF Kendell Herrarte
25 Guatemala MF Jorge Aparicio
27 Guatemala MF Marvin Ceballos
28 Paraguay DF Joel Francisco Benítez
29 Guatemala MF Carlos Fernando Figueroa
30 Guatemala GK Juan José Paredes (Captain)
31 Spain FW Rafael Fernández
77 Guatemala MF Jairo Arreola

Notable players[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Primera Época (1950–1967) La fundacional del coronel Aldana Sandoval – Official website (Spanish)
  2. ^ Guatemala – List of Champions – RSSSF
  3. ^ RSSSF (2009). "Guatemala - List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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