Atlético Pantoja

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Atlético Pantoja
Deportivo Pantoja.png
Full nameClub Atlético Pantoja
Nickname(s)Los Guerreros (The Warriors)
Founded2000; 19 years ago (2000)
GroundEstadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Capacity27,000
CoachOliver Mendoza
LeagueLiga Dominicana de Fútbol
WebsiteClub website

Club Atlético Pantoja is a professional football team based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Founded in 2000, the team is currently playing in the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol.

History[edit]

Club Atlético Pantoja was born from the a group of mostly Argentinian immigrants, led by Eduardo Macchiavello. It started in 2000, when this group met to play football at the ROWE Laboratory, located in the popular neighborhood of Pantoja in the city of Santo Domingo.

This group became larger, adding Dominicans and other nationalities. In 2001 they were invited to play a veteran tournament organized by the Dominican Football Federation. This is how the Deportivo Pantoja Fútbol Club is born.

This club became the champion of the tournament of veterans. The club went on to participate in the Third Dominican Division.

Months later, again this team became champion in its first participation in an official competition. This championship allowed them to ascend to Second Division, which involved a greater challenge.

The newly promoted Pantoja again became champion of the Second Division league, a team made up mostly by veterans. This team had achieved the feat of "champion" three consecutive times, managing to arrive to the maximum category of soccer of the Dominican Republic, the First Division. This group would propose to reach another milestone, the title of First Division. From then a technical body was hired, in addition to adding young players as reinforcements. The fusion of youth and experience led the Club to reach the maximum laureate in Dominican football: the Primera División championship.

The Club in a short time positioned itself as one of the most winning clubs of the Dominican Republic. Atlético Pantoja became the first association football club from the Dominican Republic with 10,000 followers on Facebook, their most popular social media page.

Stadium[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Domestic[edit]

2015
2004–05, 2009, 2011–12
  • Campeonato Nacional: 2
2000–01, 2002–03

International[edit]

2018

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 Dominican Republic GK Luis Rodríguez
3 Dominican Republic DF Pedro Muñoz
4 Uruguay FW Pablo Cabrera
6 Dominican Republic MF Daniel Castillo
7 Dominican Republic FW Luis Espinal
8 Colombia MF Anderley Peñaranda
9 Dominican Republic FW Darly Batista
10 Dominican Republic FW Ronaldo Vásquez
11 Dominican Republic FW Pedro Martínez
13 Haiti DF Jean Innocent
16 Dominican Republic MF Robert Rosado
18 Haiti MF Nerlin St Vil
20 Dominican Republic FW Luis Polanco
No. Position Player
21 Dominican Republic DF Nicolás Rebollo
23 Dominican Republic GK Miguel Odalis Báez
24 Dominican Republic MF Kevin Almosny
25 Dominican Republic GK Pascual Ramírez
26 Dominican Republic DF Carlos Rossel
29 Haiti MF Ewing Simon
30 Argentina FW Pablo Marisi
33 Dominican Republic MF Sergio Paredes
Dominican Republic DF Guillermo Ferreras
Dominican Republic MF Ernesto Trinidad
Haiti FW Woodensky Cherenfant
Dominican Republic Víctor Taveras

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