Cobreloa

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Cobreloa
Cobreloa's logo
Full name Club de Deportes Cobreloa
Nickname(s) Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Loínos
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded 7 January 1977; 37 years ago
Ground Estadio Zorros del Desierto
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Gerardo Mella Fernandez
Manager Carlos Rojas
League Primera División
2015 18th
Website Club home page

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 top flight, the Primera División, where they have played since 1978. 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.

History[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C
1986

International honours[edit]

Runners-up (2): 1981, 1982

Records[edit]

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

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Cobreloa as of 26 June 2015 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Ezequiel Cacace
2  CHI DF Jonathan Retamal
5  CHI DF Manuel Ormazábal
6  BRA MF Vanderson Gomes
8  CHI MF Fernando Cornejo
9  CHI FW Vildan Alfaro
10  CHI MF José Luis Silva
11  CHI MF Christian Pavez
12  CHI GK Matías Carrasco
14  CHI MF Pablo Parra
15  PAR FW Bibencio Servín
17  CHI MF Arturo Sanhueza
No. Position Player
18  URU FW Santiago Barboza
19  CHI FW Sebastián Romero
20  CHI DF Matías Álvarez
21  CHI DF Maximiliano Gálvez
22  CHI FW Jose Pablo Monreal
23  CHI MF José Luis Jiménez
24  CHI FW Ángel Cofré
25  CHI DF Michael Contreras
26  CHI MF Felipe Palacios
29  CHI DF Juan Carlos Araya
32  CHI MF Eric Ahumada
--  ECU DF Koob Hurtado

Manager: Carlos Rojas

Managers[edit]

Cobreloa managers from 1977 to present

Presidents[edit]

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

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

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

External links[edit]