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Deportes Antofagasta
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Full name Club de Deportes Antofagasta S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s) Pumas, CDA
Founded May 14, 1966
Ground Estadio Bicentenario Calvo y Bascuñán
Antofagasta, Chile
Ground Capacity 21,178
Chairman Jorge Sánchez
Manager Gerardo Ameli
League Campeonato Nacional
2017 Transición 7th
Website Club website

Deportes Antofagasta, is a Chilean football club based in the city of Antofagasta, that is a current member of the top tier Campeonato Nacional. The club's home stadium is the Estadio Bicentenario Calvo y Bascuñán, with a capacity for 21,178 spectators.

History[edit]

The club was founded on May 14, 1966 when the amateur clubs Unión Bellavista and Portuario Atacama merged. The team's original name was Club de Deportes Antofagasta Portuario.

The team's first manager was Luis Santibañez, future manager of the Chilean National Team. The team finished 10th in their first league season.

Under coach Francisco Hormazábal, Antofagasta was crowned champions of the second division in 1968. The final was played on January 19, 1969 against San Luis. The only goal of the match was scored by the Paraguayan player Juan Pelayo Ayala. The team was promoted to first division after that game.

On July 21, 1974 the team changed its name to Club Regional Antofagasta.

In 1977, the team finished 18th in the table and returned to the second level.

In 1979, Jorge León was named the team's president and changed the club's name to Club de Deportes Antofagasta. The regional was not appropriate anymore, because the Cobreloa team had neen established in the Antofagasta Region.

On June 30, 1983 D. Antofagasta returned to the top level once after defeating Lota Schwager 9–0. The team was coached by Manuel Rodríguez.. However the following year the team again descended to the second level.

D. Antofagasta experienced one of their most successful spans from 1991 through 1995, playing in the top tier under the guidance of Croatian coach Andrija Perčić, with star players such as Marco Cornez and Gabriel Caballero.

In 1997, they once again descended to the second level, finishing at the bottom of the table.

In 2005, D. Antofagasta gained promotion to the first division along with Santiago Morning.

In 2008, the club returned to the Primera B, finishing at the bottom of the cumulative table 2007–08.

In 2011, they won the Primera B championship and were promoted to the Primera Division.

Stadium[edit]

Deportes Antofagasta plays its home matches at the Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, owned by the Municipality of Antofagasta. The stadium was planned to be a reserve stadium for the FIFA World Cup 1962, and was finally inaugurated on October 8, 1964, on the grounds of the former Riding Club of Antofagasta. The first professional football match was played there in 1966, and Deportes Antofagasta has played there since that time. In 2007 the stadium was closed for repairs, and home games had to be played elsewhere; The Estadio Municipal de La Pintana in Santiago against Deportes Puerto Montt in Estadio Municipal de Calama against Huachipato and Estadio Carlos Dittborn, Arica against Lota Schwager, and until 2013 at the Estadio Parque Juan López.

Players[edit]

Current squad of Deportes Antofagasta as of 23 January 2018 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Paulo Garcés
2  CHI DF Hardy Cavero
3  CHI DF Bruno Romo
4  CHI MF Gonzalo Villagra
5  CHI DF Cristián Rojas
6  CHI DF Tomás Asta-Buruaga
7  CHI MF Renato González
8  CHI MF Augusto Barrios
9  ARG FW Flavio Ciampichetti
10  CHI MF Luis Valenzuela
11  ARG FW Muriel Orlando
12  CHI GK Fernando Hurtado
14  CHI DF Paulo Magalhães
15  ARG DF Alejandro Delfino
No. Position Player
16  CHI FW Jason Flores
17  CHI FW Felipe Flores
18  CHI MF Gabriel Sandoval
19  CHI FW Luis Salas
20  VEN MF Eduard Bello
21  CHI MF Michael Lepe
22  CHI DF Salvador Cordero
23  CHI MF Matías Parada
24  CHI DF Patricio Jerez
25  CHI GK Nicolás Araya
26  CHI MF Francisco Sasmay
27  ARG FW Rodrigo Contreras
32  ARG FW Juan Ignacio Duma
--  CHI MF Rodrigo Ureña

Manager: Gerardo Ameli

2018 Summer Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

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

No. Position Player
2 Chile DF Hardy Cavero (loaned from Colo-Colo)
7 Chile MF Renato González (from San Marcos de Arica)
17 Chile FW Felipe Flores (Free Agent)
19 Chile FW Luis Salas (loaned from Colo-Colo)
20 Venezuela MF Eduard Bello (loaned from Carabobo FC)
No. Position Player
21 Chile MF Michael Lepe (from Universidad de Concepción)
23 Chile MF Matías Parada (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
27 Argentina FW Rodrigo Contreras (loaned from San Lorenzo)
32 Argentina FW Juan Ignacio Duma (Free Agent)
-- Chile MF Rodrigo Ureña (from Palestino)

Out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
7 Chile FW Mario Briceño (to Curicó Unido)
13 Chile MF Gonzalo Barriga (to Unión La Calera)
17 Chile MF Bryan Carvallo (back to Colo-Colo)
19 Argentina FW José Pablo Soda (loaned to Rangers)
20 Chile MF Sebastián Villegas (loaned to Rangers)
No. Position Player
21 Chile MF Luis Cabrera (to Audax Italiano)
23 Chile MF Pablo Corral (to Deportes Iquique)
28 Argentina FW Germán Estigarribia (loaned to Deportes Copiapó)
32 Chile MF Ángelo Araos (to Universidad de Chile)
-- Argentina FW Nicolás Sandoval (loaned to Deportes Copiapó)

Managers[edit]

Honors[edit]

1968, 2011
1990

References[edit]

External links[edit]