C.D. Árabe Unido

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Árabe Unido
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Full name Club Deportivo Árabe Unido
Nickname(s) El Expreso Azul (The Blue Express)
Los Árabes (The Arabs)
La Furia colonense (The Fury from Colón)
Founded April 28, 1994; 23 years ago (1994-04-28)
Ground Estadio Armando Dely Valdés
Colón, Panama
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Pedro Gordon
Manager Sergio Guzmán
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2015 (C) 1st
Current season

Club Deportivo Árabe Unido is a professional football club located in Colón, Panama that plays in Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the top tier of the Panamanian football pyramid. The club plays its games in Estadio Armando Dely Valdés.


Founded in 1994 by the Arab immigrants in Panama,[1] Árabe Unido has won 13 Liga Panameña de Fútbol championships since 1998, the highest total of any team since its first edition on 1988. The club has also finished second five times since 1998.

They won the 2015 Clausura title after beating Independiente 2–1 in the season's final[2] and three years after winning the 2012 championship.[3]


National titles[edit]

1998–99, 2001 Apertura, 2001 Clausura, 2002 Apertura, 2004 Apertura, 2004 Clausura, 2008 Clausura, 2009 Apertura, 2010 Clausura, 2012 Apertura, 2015 Clausura, 2015 Apertura, 2016 Apertura
1994–95, 1995–96

International titles[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2002

Performance in CONCACAF competitions[edit]

1996 – Qualifying stage (Central Zone)
2003 – First Round
2009–10 – Quarter-finals
2010–11 – Group Stage
2013–14 – Quarter-finals
2015–16 – Group Stage
2016–17 – To be determined


Current squad[edit]

As of Clausura 2016 [4]

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

No. Position Player
1 Dominican Republic GK Miguel Lloyd
2 Panama DF Rigoberto Niño
3 Panama DF Fidel Caesar
6 Panama DF Shaquille Coronado
8 Panama MF Ángel Patrick
10 Panama MF José González
11 Panama FW Enrico Small
12 Panama FW Joseph Cox
13 Panama FW Gabriel Pino
16 Panama MF Leslie Heraldez
No. Position Player
17 Panama MF Luis Cañate
18 Panama MF Daniel López
20 Panama MF Gabriel Chiari
25 Panama MF Abdiel Macea
28 Panama MF Édgar Bárcenas
29 Panama DF Daniel Ortíz
30 Panama MF Josimar Gómez
40 Panama DF Chin Hormechea
70 Panama GK Eddie Roberts
92 Panama DF Azmahar Ariano

Retired numbers[edit]

21 — Panama Amílcar Henríquez, midfielder (2003–08) — posthumous honour.

Historical list of coaches[edit]


  1. ^ Árabe Unido – CONCACAF
  2. ^ El Deportivo Árabe Unido es campeón del Torneo Clausura 2015 – Somos Lasele (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Árabe Unido gana 4–1 a Chepo y se proclama campeón de la LPF – Telemetro (in Spanish)
  4. ^ "Jugadores" (in Spanish). arabeunido.com. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  5. ^ Wilman Conde, nuevo DT del Árabe – La Estrella (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Carlos Pérez Porras y sus retos con el Árabe Unido – Crítica (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Jair Palacios nuevo técnico del Árabe Unido – PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Julio Dely Valdés, nuevo técnico del Árabe Unido de Colón – La Prensa (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Alfonzo De Moya es el nuevo Director Técnico del Árabe Unido – Árabe Unido (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Colombiano Juan Guzmán nuevo DT del Árabe Unido de Colón – RPC (in Spanish)

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