C.S.D. Comunicaciones

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This article is about the Guatemalan club. For the Argentine club, see Club Comunicaciones.
Comunicaciones FC
CSD Comunicaciones.svg
Full name Comunicaciones Fútbol Club Sociedad Anonima
Nickname(s) Los Cremas(The Creams)
Albos (Whites)
El Comu
Founded August 16, 1949; 66 years ago (1949-08-16)
Ground Estadio Cementos Progreso,
Guatemala City
Ground Capacity 17,022
Owner Remigio Ángel González
Chairman Pedro Portilla
Manager Iván Franco Sopegno
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 won six consecutive titles, the most of any Guatemalan club team.

History[edit]

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

The club plays its home games at the Estadio Cementos Progreso which has a capacity of 17,022. In addition to its 30 league titles, Communicaciones has won eight league Cups and ten Supercups. While on the international level Communicaciones has garnered 2 UNCAF Interclub Cups.

The color that identifies the club is white, which they began using in their kit shortly after its foundation, though initially the uniform of the club was Cream. Their historic arch-rival is Municipal and the two clubs compete in the Classico Chapin one of the greatest rivalries in Guatemalan football.

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

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, 2015 Clausura
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, 2016 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) [1]
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 Fredy Pérez
2 Guatemala DF Rubén Morales
3 Guatemala DF Wilson Lalín
4 Guatemala DF Carlos Gallardo
5 Paraguay DF Joel Benítez
6 Guatemala DF Carlos Mejía
7 Guatemala FW Kevin Grijalda
8 Guatemala DF Brandon de León
9 Panama FW Rolando Blackburn
10 Guatemala MF José Contreras
12 Guatemala MF Jean Márquez
13 Guatemala DF Carlos Castrillo
14 Guatemala DF Rafael Morales
15 Guatemala MF José del Águila
16 Guatemala MF Kener Lemus
No. Position Player
17 Guatemala FW Bryan Ordóñez
18 Argentina FW Emiliano López
19 Guatemala MF Nelson Miranda
20 Nicaragua FW Juan Barrera
21 Guatemala FW Christopher Ortiz
22 Guatemala MF Jairo Arreola
23 Guatemala GK Mynor Padilla
24 Guatemala MF Kendel Herrarte
25 Guatemala MF Jorge Aparicio
26 Guatemala GK Kevin Amilcar
29 Guatemala MF Carlos Figueroa
30 Guatemala GK Juan Paredes (Captain)
32 Guatemala MF Jorge Vargas
34 Guatemala MF Diego Álvarez
49 Guatemala FW Kevin Elias

Former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RSSSF (2009). "Guatemala – List of Cup Winners". Retrieved 10 December 2010. 

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