C.D. Concepción

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Deportes Concepción
Club Deportes Concepción logo.png
Full name Club de Deportes Concepción
Nickname(s) El Conce, El León de Collao
Founded February 29, 1966
Ground Estadio Municipal de Concepción
Concepción, Chile
Ground Capacity 30,448
Chairman Victor Torneria
Manager Ariel Pereyra[1] (last)
League none
2015–16 8th, (Primera B)

Club Deportes Concepción is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción. They currently don't play at any division of the Chilean League system.

The club was founded in 1966, by the organizations of several amateur clubs such as Galvarino, Liverpool, Juvenil Unido, Santa Fe and Club Lord Cochrane. The club is one of the most popular in the VIII region of Chile, their great rivals are Fernández Vial and Huachipato. The club played their home games at Estadio Municipal de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, which seats 30,448 people.

History[edit]

The team joined the second level of the Chilean professional league in 1966 and won the tournament a year later gaining promotion to the Primera División de Chile.

In 1991 the team joined in representing Chile in the Copa Libertadores, they passed through the 1st round phase but lost in the round of sixteen against América de Cali.

In 1993 the club was relegated after finishing 15th of 16 teams, but the club bounced straight back by winning the second division title in 1994.

Concepción played their next big international tournament in 1999, they participated in the Copa CONMEBOL and made it all the way to the semifinals but lost against Talleres de Córdoba from Argentina. A real disappointment to the fans.

In the year 2001, they once again played the Copa Libertadores and beat rivals such as San Lorenzo from Argentina and Jorge Wilstermann from Bolivia. Once again they made it into the round of sixteen but lost this time to Vasco da Gama from Brazil who had top class players like Romário in their team.

In 2002 the club were again relegated by finishing 15th of 16 teams in the aggregated table, they returned to the top flight in 2004.

In the year 2006 the team was suspended and could not play professionally in the whole year due to debts and unpaid salaries. The club was going to be relegated, but after a legal battle, they were readmitted in the Chilean first division, where they play in 2007. An alternative team (Deportes Concepción B) plays in the Third division of Chile as well.

In 2016 the club was expelled of the Chilean National League system due to economic problems.

Club Facts[edit]

National Honors[edit]

1967, 1994

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

1991: Second Round
2001: Second Round
1999: Semi-finals

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Deportes Concepción as of 1 September 2016 (edit)


Sources: ANFP Official Web Site


Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], biobiochile.cl

External links[edit]