|Full name||Club Deportivo Futbolistas
|Founded||16 February 1947|
|Ground||Estadio Oscar Quiteño,
Santa Ana, El Salvador
|Owner||Asociación Club Deportivo FAS|
|League||Salvadoran Primera División|
|Apertura 2016||Primera División 11th|
|Website||Club home page|
Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS (pronounced "fas"), is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana. It competes in Primera División de Fútbol Profesional, the top professional league in the country. The team's nickname is Los Tigres (The Tigers).
FAS was founded on 16 February 1947. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Oscar Quiteño, the third largest stadium in El Salvador.
The club has a long-standing rivalry with Águila, as both are the most successful and most popular clubs in the country, and are the only three clubs to never have been relegated to the second division. Matches between them are known as El Clásico. FAS also play derbies against Firpo, Alianza and a local derby against Isidro Metapan.
FAS is the most successful club in El Salvador football. Domestically, the club has won a record seventeen league titles. In international competitions, FAS have one FIFA recognized club trophies, tied with Alianza and Aguila as the only club to achieve it. They have won one CONCACAF Champions' Cup/Champions League trophies, and finished runners up in the Copa Interamericana cups, and third place in the Copa Interclubes UNCAF.
- 1 History
- 2 Honours
- 3 Performance in CONCACAF competitions
- 4 Stadium
- 5 Sponsorship
- 6 Crest
- 7 Colours and Past kits
- 8 Players
- 9 Personnel
- 10 Presidential history
- 11 Club Records
- 12 Head coaches of FAS
- 13 References
- 14 External links
After many years of being dominated by clubs from San Salvador, the municipal mayor of Santa Ana district Manuel Tomás Monedero wanted a team to represent Santa Ana which would put an end to the dominance of the San Salvador clubs. With the help of Santa Ana Mayor Waldo Rey, all the clubs in Santa Ana were gathered (these Included Unión, Colegio Salesiano San José, Cosmos, RAL, Colón, Santa Lucía and Los 44) and together they decided to join forces to create a single club. The club was born on 16 February 1947. It was named Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, or FAS for short, and Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez was named the club first president. The club colours were going to be yellow and black, however Manuel Monedero went with the more traditional colours of red and blue.
The First Steps
The club played the first game of its history on 26 March 1947 against the previous year's champion Libertad FC at the Finca Modelo (which would be their home stadium for many years). The club lost 4–1. They went on the play several games with victories over Alcranes (2–1, 6–1) and defeated the first international team Municipal of Guatemala (3–2). The club's founding players were Juan Moreno and Óscar González, Goalkeeper; Tomás Morán, Jorge Brito and Guillermo Herrera, defenders; Manuel Padilla, Lino Medina, Moisés Jovel, Antonio Pérez and Eliseo Ramos, midfielders; Víctor Castro, Tomás Angulo, Antonio Mancía, Antonio Azucena and Mario González, strikers while they were coached by Armando Chacón.
Early History (1948–1959)
FAS first joined the first division in the 1948–49 season (where they have been ever since). Under the club first Manager Armando Chacón they won their very first game in the first division defeating Juventud Olimpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over Dragón and Santa Anita (3–0, 3–2 respectively) before losing their first match in the first division to Cuscatleco 3–1. While the club lost their first match at home to the defending champion Libertad FC 4–2. The club went on to finish 3rd in the competition behind Libertad FC and champion Once Municipal. After five years after being founded, FAS won their first title (1951–52) under the guidance of Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa. Despite failing to defend their title the very next season the club didn't wait long to win their second title, which happened when the club won their second title in 1953–54 enabling Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa to win his second title. After the club came close to relegation During the 1956–57 season, the club came close to relegation, This caused the owners to hire Argentinian coach Alberto Cevasco and with the foreign players reinforcement (Omar Muraco, Javier Novello, Héctor Marinaro, Héctor Dadeiro and Miguelito Álvarez) lead the club to win their third title winning the 1958–59 title. The following season the club won its first minor premiership but were unable to win the championship.
The club won its fourth title by winning the 1961–62 title (under the coaching of César Viccinio), they won consecutive titles by winning the 1962 championship (FAS fifth title) this time under the coaching of Raul Miralles. At the beginning of the 1963, the club moved its headquarters to the newly built Estadio Santaneco, However tragedy occurred when goalkeeper Oscar Quiteño died despite efforts from doctors and players to revive him during a friendly match against Orión F.C.. The club wore black uniform for two years and renamed the stadium Estadio Quiteño in honour and to pay respect to the memory of the player. With the tragic death of Oscar Quiteño, fans thought the club had been placed with a curse since the club will spend the next 15 years waiting to win their sixth title and this is despite making the final series during the 1965 season and losing both the 1967–68 and 1969 championship final to the Alianza who at the time were known as the 'orchestra Alba' as they played beautiful football with perfect harmony and skill.
FAS hadn’t been national champions for ten years. In 1993, a new board of directors took over and changed many things regarding the team. First, they hired a great coach from Uruguay called Saúl Ribero. He was a skilled coach who had had a lot of success in Uruguay. The new boards of directors also hired many experienced players from other Salvadoran teams and with the recommendation of the new coach, Saúl Ribero; they hired four players from Uruguay. Also, the new board of directors worked very hard with the younger leagues. FAS also won championships with the young leagues. Also, they brought electricity to the stadium, called Óscar Alberto Quiteño, so they could have night games. This made their fans very happy because now they could have night games. In 1994, FAS was national champion against a rival team called Luis Ángel Firpo. And in 1995, FAS also won the national championship against Luis Ángel Firpo. FAS had many group players, such as Jorge "Mágico" González, who has been the best player in Salvadoran history, and who played on the first division of the Spanish league. Another prominent player was Hugo Pérez. He was an active player of the United States national soccer team.
FAS is historically the most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the most championships. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. FAS is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.
- Primera División
Worldwide / Intercontinental honours
- Copa Interamericana
- Runners-up (1) 1980
- Copa Desafío 2014 USA
- Runners-up (1) 2014
- Copa American Airlines
- Winner (1) : 2002
Performance in CONCACAF competitions
- Finca Modelo ; Santa Ana (1947–62)
- Estadio Oscar Quiteño; Santa Ana (1963–present)
The team plays its home games in the 15,000 capacity all-seater Estadio Oscar Quiteño, in Santa Ana. The stadium is named after Oscar Quiteño, a goalkeeper of FAS who died after an accident on the soccer pitch. Previously the team played at Finca Modelo, where they had played their home matches from 1947 until the end of the 1962 season. The stadium was located in Santa Ana. The team's headquarters are located in TBD.
Companies that FAS currently has sponsorship deals with include:
- Galaxia – Official Kit Suppliers
- Tigo – Official sponsors
- Cerveza Pilsener – Official sponsors
- Coop-1 de R.L., Santa Ana – Official sponsors
- Canal 4 – Official sponsors
- Portland – Official sponsors
FAS's crest has changed several times. Originally it consisted of the stylised letters F, A, S, which were woven into one symbol. The original crest was blue.
The FAS logo has a red, blue and white colour scheme. It has CD FAS written on the top and Santa Ana, El Salvador written on the bottom of the white ring enclosing a tiger.
Colours and Past kits
Originally the club colours were blue and yellow, this was used until 1962 where the colours were changed to an all black outfit. However, with a new owners and stadium the colours were update to the colors used and known today to be associated with FAS blue and Red shirts, white shorts and red socks with blue stripes.
Out on loan
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Reserve Category Football
|Ernesto "El Loco" Ruano||1968|
|David Arnoldo Cabrera||1971|
|Luis Enrique Guelmo||1992–93|
|Cristian Edgardo Álvarez||2006–07|
|Cristian Edgardo Álvarez||2009–10|
|Luis Edgardo Contreras||2015–2016|
|Assistant Managers||Cristian Álvarez|
|Reserve Manager||Miguel Leiva|
|Under 17 Manager||Cristian Álvarez|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Adolfo Menéndez|
|Fitness Coach||Luis Ríos|
|Team Doctor||Herbert Ramirez & Boris Erazo|
|Physiotherapist||Yasmin Del Carmen|
|Owner||Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS|
|Administrative Manager||Salvador Polanco|
- FAS has the national record of most national titles won with 17
- First victory for FAS 2–1 Juventud Olimpica Sept 19, 1948
- Largest victory was against Independiente 11–0 May 3, 1959
- Most goal by any national team with 3,000 goal as of July 4, 2009 
Head coaches of FAS
FAS has had various coaches since its formation in 1947. Agustin Castillo has served three terms as head coach. Ricardo Mena Laguan, Ruben Guevara and Victor Manuel Ochoa served two terms as head coach. Agustin Castillo was the club's most successful coach, having won five Salvadoran Primera Division titles, following closely is Jose Eugenio Castro Chepito, who won two Primera titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1979, and Victor Manuel Ochoa & Saul Lorenzo Rivero won two Primera titles.
- Official site
|Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Apertura 2009 (Seventeenth title)