C.D. Antofagasta

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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 Chile Jorge Sánchez
Manager Chile Fernando Vergara
League Campeonato Nacional
2015–16 Apertura: 16th
Liguilla Apertura: Not qualified
Clausura: 7th
Liguilla Clausura: Eliminated in Semi-finals
Overall: 12th
Website Club home page
Current season

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]

For a list of all former and current Club Deportes Antofagasta players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Deportes Antofagasta footballers.

Current squad of Deportes Antofagasta as of 3 July 2016 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Manuel García
2  CHI DF Henry Sanhueza
3  CHI DF Claudio Muñoz
4  CHI MF Gonzalo Villagra
5  CHI DF Cristián Rojas
6  CHI MF Gabriel Sandoval
7  CHI FW Ronald González
8  CHI MF Augusto Barrios
9  ARG FW Flavio Ciampichetti
10  CHI MF Kevin Harbottle
11  ARG FW Muriel Orlando
12  CHI GK Fernando Hurtado
13  CHI DF Tomás Astaburuaga
14  CHI DF Christopher Ross
15  ARG DF Alejandro Delfino
16  CHI DF Francisco Sepúlveda
17  CHI MF Bryan Carvallo
No. Position Player
18  CHI DF Paulo Magalhães
19  CHI FW Óscar Salinas
20  CHI FW Francisco Castro
21  CHI MF Luis Cabrera
22  CHI DF Salvador Cordero
23  CHI MF Pablo Corral
24  CHI DF Patricio Jerez
25  CHI GK Nicolás Araya
26  CHI DF Dino Agote
27  CHI MF Gabriel Sarria
28  CHI MF Ángelo González
29  CHI DF Branco Ampuero
31  CHI MF Alexander Escobar
32  CHI FW Ángelo Araos
33  CHI MF Hugo Droguett
34  CHI MF Chriss Gutiérrez

Manager: Fernando Vergara

2016 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
Chile MF Bryan Carvallo (Loan from Colo-Colo)
No. Position Player

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
1 Argentina GK Matías Dituro (to Bolívar)
17 Venezuela FW Johan Moreno (Loan to Carabobo FC)
No. Position Player
20 Uruguay MF Joel Burgueño (Released)

Managers[edit]

Honors[edit]

1968, 2011
1990

References[edit]

External links[edit]