C.D. Cobreloa

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Full nameClub de Deportes Cobreloa
Nickname(s)Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded7 January 1977; 37 years ago
GroundEstadio Zorros del Desierto
ChairmanWalter Aguilera
ManagerVíctor Rivero
LeaguePrimera B
WebsiteClub 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 16 February 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Claudio González
2  CHI DF Matías González
3  CHI DF Ignacio Carrasco
4  CHI MF Kevin Mundaca
5  URU DF Sebastián Ramírez
6  URU MF Guillermo Firpo
7  CHI DF Michael Contreras
9  ARG FW Lucas Simón
10  CHI MF Ignacio Jara
11  ARG FW Rafael Viotti
12  CHI GK José Quezada
14  CHI DF Diego Soto
15  CHI MF Felipe Báez
16  CHI DF Esteban Flores
18  ARG FW Gonzalo Abán
No. Position Player
19  CHI MF Matías Fernández
20  CHI FW Nicolás Barrera
21  CHI MF Gonzalo Pérez
22  CHI DF Christopher Díaz
24  CHI MF Axl Ríos
26  CHI FW Pablo Brito
27  CHI DF Nozomi Kimura
29  CHI MF Juan Pablo Abarzúa
33  CHI GK Hugo Araya
35  CHI MF Johao Caprile
36  CHI MF Fabián Quilaleo
37  CHI FW Bastián Valdez
38  CHI MF Cristián Dubó
--  CHI DF Matías Álvarez
--  CHI DF Claudio Miranda

Manager: Víctor Rivero

2019 Summer 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
1 Chile GK Claudio González (from Unión La Calera)
5 Uruguay DF Sebastián Ramírez (from Deportes Copiapó)
11 Argentina FW Rafael Viotti (from Santiago Wanderers)
12 Chile GK José Quezada (Free Agent)
14 Chile DF Diego Soto (loaned from Universidad de Concepción)
15 Chile MF Felipe Báez (from Deportes Colchagua)
No. Position Player
16 Chile DF Esteban Flores (from Universidad de Concepción)
18 Argentina FW Gonzalo Abán (from Unión La Calera)
20 Chile FW Nicolás Barrera (from Unión Compañías)
22 Chile DF Christopher Díaz (loaned from Curicó Unido)
27 Chile DF Nozomi Kimura (from Santiago Morning)
29 Chile MF Juan Pablo Abarzúa (loaned from Universidad de Concepción)


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

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK Gonzalo Collao (back to Universidad de Chile)
3 Chile DF Miguel Sanhueza (to Deportes Melipilla)
5 Chile DF Mario Parra (to Curicó Unido)
7 Chile FW Sebastián Romero (to Coquimbo Unido)
10 Argentina MF Jorge Luna (to Rangers)
11 Chile MF José Luis Silva (to Deportes La Serena)
12 Argentina FW Cristian Ivanobski (Released)
13 Chile DF Cristián Oviedo (Released)
14 Chile MF Pablo Parra (loaned to Universidad de Chile)
No. Position Player
15 Uruguay DF Luis Maldonado (to Sport Huancayo)
17 Chile MF Arturo Sanhueza (to Fernández Vial)
19 Chile DF Mario Larenas (back to Unión Española)
22 Chile FW Diego Alvarado (to San Luis)
25 Chile MF Eduardo Vidal (to Santiago Morning)
27 Chile FW Gabriel Mazuela (back to Universidad de Chile)
28 Chile FW Felipe Fritz (to Rangers)
29 Chile MF Juan Carlos Araya (to Deportes Colchagua)
30 Chile GK Raúl Olivares (to Always Ready)


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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