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Deportes Antofagasta
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Full nameClub de Deportes Antofagasta S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s)Pumas, CDA
FoundedMay 14, 1966
GroundEstadio Bicentenario Calvo y Bascuñán
Antofagasta, Chile
Capacity21,178
ChairmanJorge Sánchez
ManagerJuan Manuel Azconzábal
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
20184th
WebsiteClub 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 17 September 2018 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Paulo Garcés
2  CHI DF Branco Ampuero
3  CHI DF Bruno Romo
4  CHI DF Nicolás Peñailillo
5  CHI DF Cristián Rojas
6  CHI DF Tomás Astaburuaga
8  CHI MF Marco Collao
9  ARG FW Tobías Figueroa
10  CHI FW Jason Flores
11  CHI DF Gonzalo Fierro
12  CHI GK Fernando Hurtado
13  CHI DF Francisco Sepúlveda
14  CHI DF Franz Schultz
15  CHI DF Alejandro Delfino
No. Position Player
16  ARG MF Nery Leyes
17  CHI FW Felipe Flores
18  ARG FW Francisco Fydriszewski
19  ARG MF Ricardo Blanco
20  VEN MF Eduard Bello
21  CHI MF Michael Lepe
22  CHI DF Salvador Cordero
23  CHI DF Byron Nieto
24  VEN FW José Bández
25  CHI GK Nicolás Araya
26  CHI MF Sebastián Ballesteros
30  CHI GK Juan Cisternas
31  CHI MF Alexander Escobar
34  CHI FW Chriss Gutierrez

Manager: Juan Manuel Azconzábal

2019 Winter 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
16 Argentina MF Nery Leyes (from Atlético Tucumán)
No. Position Player
-- Argentina FW Francisco Fydriszewski (loaned from Newell's Old Boys)

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
10 Chile MF Óscar Hernández (to Deportes Puerto Montt)
18 Chile MF Gabriel Sandoval (loaned to Cobreloa)
No. Position Player
28 Uruguay FW Adrián Balboa (to Alianza Lima)
29 Argentina GK Agustín Rossi (to Lanús)

Managers[edit]

Honors[edit]

1968, 2011
1990

South American cups history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
2019 Copa Sudamericana First Round Brazil Fluminense 1–2 0–0 1–2

Club Facts[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]