C.D. Cobreloa

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Full name Club de Deportes Cobreloa
Nickname(s) Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded 7 January 1977; 37 years ago
Ground Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Walter Aguilera
Manager Rodrigo Pérez
League Primera B
2017 3rd
Website Club website

Club de Deportes Cobreloa is a Chilean football club from the Atacama Desert mining city of Calama which has established itself as one of the country's most competitive clubs. The club was founded on 7 January 1977 and plays in the Chilean second-tier league, the Primera B de Chile. Cobreloa plays at the Estadio Zorros del Desierto, which has a capacity of 12,000. Their main rivals are Colo-Colo, O'Higgins, Deportes Antofagasta and Cobresal. They wear an all-orange home kit.


Cobreloa is a relatively new club, having been founded on 7 January 1977. The name Cobreloa comes from combining the Spanish word for copper (Cobre), and Loa, after the province and the Loa River, the longest river in Chile, which is located near Calama and Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mining|mine.

The club was able to establish itself in Chile's top flight very quickly, earning promotion after its first season, where they have stayed ever since. Only four years after their foundation, Cobreloa reached the finals of the Copa Libertadores in 1981, losing in a third match to Brazilian club Flamengo. Cobreloa reached the Copa Libertadores final the following year, losing to Peñarol of Uruguay. The club also reached the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores in 1987.

They have competed in the Copa Libertadores de América 13 times, 3 times in the Copa Sudamericana and twice in the Copa CONMEBOL. In 1995 they reached the quarter-finals and the following year were eliminated in the first round. Cobreloa have 8 Primera División titles and 1 Copa Chile title making them the most successful side outside Santiago in Chile and one of the four biggest clubs of the country.


National honours[edit]

1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C

International honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 1981, 1982


Primera División Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 18
1983 Washington Olivera 29
1993 Marco Antonio Figueroa 18
Apertura 2004 Patricio Galaz 23
Clausura 2004 Patricio Galaz 19

Copa Chile Top scorers[edit]

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 8
1986 Juan Carlos Letelier 11
1990 Adrián Czornomaz 13
1994 Alejandro Glaría 12


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Cobreloa as of 3 March 2018 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Gonzalo Collao
2  CHI DF Matías González
3  CHI DF Miguel Sanhueza
4  URU DF Federico Pérez
5  CHI DF Mario Parra
6  URU MF Guillermo Firpo
7  CHI FW Sebastián Romero
9  ARG FW Lucas Simón
10  ARG MF Jorge Luna
11  CHI MF José Luis Silva
12  CHI GK Matías Carrasco
13  CHI DF Cristián Oviedo
14  CHI MF Pablo Parra
16  CHI MF Matías Fernández
17  CHI MF Arturo Sanhueza
18  CHI MF Ignacio Jara
No. Position Player
19  CHI DF Mario Larenas
20  CHI DF Matías Álvarez
21  CHI MF Gonzalo Pérez
22  CHI FW Diego Alvarado
23  CHI DF Michael Contreras
24  CHI MF Axl Ríos
25  CHI DF Eduardo Vidal
26  CHI FW Pablo Brito
27  CHI FW Gabriel Mazuela
28  URU FW Leandro Reymúndez
29  CHI DF Juan Carlos Araya
30  CHI GK Raúl Olivares
32  CHI GK Francisco Quevedo
33  CHI MF Luis Sepúlveda
36  CHI MF Fabián Quilaleo
--  CHI MF Patricio Romero

Manager: Rodrigo Pérez

2018 Winter Transfers[edit]


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

No. Position Player
No. Position Player


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

No. Position Player
4 Uruguay DF Federico Pérez (Released)
No. Position Player
28 Uruguay FW Leandro Reymúndez (Released)


Cobreloa managers from 1977 to present


Cobreloa presidents from 1977 to present
  • 1977: Francisco Núñez Venegas
  • 1978: Esteban Ibáñez
  • 1978: José Gorrini Sanguinetti
  • 1978–82: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1983–87: Luis Gómez Araya
  • 1987–88: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1989–91: Pedro Cortés Navia
  • 1991–92: Luis Urrutia Concha
  • 1992–93: Orlando Álvarez Campos
  • 1993–98: Sergio Jarpa Gibert
  • 1998–99: Pedro Pablo Latorre Muñoz
  • 1999–03: Heriberto Pinto García
  • 2003–06: Gerardo Mella Fernández
  • 2006–07: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2007–10: Juan George George
  • 2010–12: Javier Maureira Alfaro
  • 2012–14: Mario Herrera Pinto
  • 2014: Jorge Pereira
  • 2014–15: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2015–present: Gerardo Mella Fernandez



  • (in Spanish) Libro Oficial Cobreloa Un Impacto en el Desierto (2007), Carlos Gómez/Cedep, Chile

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