Deportes La Serena

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Deportes La Serena
Full name Club de Deportes La Serena S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s) Papayeros, Granates, Club Deportes
Founded 9 December 1955
Ground Estadio La Portada
La Serena, Chile
Ground Capacity 18,500[1]
Chairman Mauricio Peyreblanque
Manager Jaime García
League Primera B
2014–15 11th

Club de Deportes La Serena S.A.D.P., is a Chilean football club based in the city of La Serena, Coquimbo Region. The club was founded 9 December 1955 and plays in the second division of the Chilean football league. Their home games are played at the La Portada stadium, which has a capacity of 17,194 seats. Their biggest rival is Coquimbo Unido. They are nicknamed "Los Papayeros", because of the papayas that are grown near La Serena in the Elqui Valley.


The history of the club are in the amateur football team in the city of La Serena, which was crowned national amateur champion three times in the years 1949, 1951 and 1954. This was the basis for that in 1955 the Football Association of the city invited to participate in professional football. Thus the 9 December 1955, was founded the Club de Deportes La Serena to participate in the 1956 Ascent. To give life regulatory to the club was Deportivo Sindempart the local team had to change its name.

Their first match in second division was against Unión La Calera in the Estadio La Portada, a match that ended in a draw 0–0. In his first season Deportes La Serena was ranked first in the table with the same score that the Universidad Católica, so it was due to play a play that won Universidad Católica by 3–2, so were the who promoted to the First Division.

In 1958 Deportes La Serena for the first time participated in first division and finished third, tying in Colo-Colo score and one point behind champion that year Santiago Wanderers. During this season, club striker Carlos Verdejo was the scorer of the championship with 23 points, next to the player, Green Cross, Gustavo Albella.

In 1959 began with La Serena reaching the final of the Copa Chile, where he lost 5–1 against Santiago Wanderers. In that same championship striker José Sulantay was crowned top scorer of the tournament. However, in the official tournament in La Serena, ranked last, relegated to the next season.

The 1960s began with the club again reached the final of the Copa Chile, where defeated by 4–1 to Santiago Wanderers and were crowned champions of the tournament. For the official tournament La Serena ranked second in the Tournament of Ascent to 5 points behind champions Green Cross. The following year, La Serena, ranked fourth, but rose to first in this year were four teams that rose.

In 1962 with the first team again, Deportes La Serena made a good campaign that finally placed him fourth, tying score with Colo-Colo, and the following year, under the coaching staff of the Argentine Miguel Mocciola returned to make a good season finishing in third place.

Thereafter Deportes La Serena began to settle in the mid-table, getting seventh in 1964, the ninth in 1965 and again the seventh in 1966 and 1967.

For the year 1968 the tournament was played in several stages and Serena failed to qualify for the final stages, so it had to fight for their stay in the division of honor, which eventually succeeded. In 1969 also failed to reach the final stages of the championship.

In 1993 was founded a bar called "Anarko revolucion", which is dedicated to encouraging this club football.

It promoted again to First Division of the year 2003, being runner-up after Everton of Primera B. For the play-offs (qualified in 2002), only ranked in the Torneo Clausura 2005 where he progressed to the semi-finals Colo-Colo, after a draw in matches Round-trip 1–1 and 3–3, by definition a criminal, which fell to Universidad Católica (3–3 and 1–0). In 2009, La Serena qualifying to the play-offs to this year and was eliminated by Colo-Colo in the global by 4–0.


Fans watching a game at the stadium

Deportes La Serena plays at home at Estadio La Portada, premises owned by the Municipality of La Serena. It is located close to downtown, at the intersection with Avenida Avenida Amunátegui Balmaceda and his name is because between 1770 and 1903, at the same intersection where it is currently the stadium, there was a monument that served as main entrance to the city, which was called La Portada de La Serena.

The stadium was opened on 26 August 1952 and at first it was a dirt field, filling in until November 1955, coinciding with the arrival of professionalism Deportes La Serena. It currently has a capacity of 17,194 spectators.

National honors[edit]

1957, 1987, 1996


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Deportes La Serena as of 2 January 2017 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Claudio Santis
2  CHI MF Juan Beltrand
3  CHI DF Claudio Meneses
4  CHI MF Alan Muñoz
5  PAR DF Jorge Aquino
6  CHI DF Rodrigo Brito
7  CHI MF Bryan Cortés
8  CHI MF Joaquín Montecinos
9  COL FW John Jairo Mosquera
10  CHI MF Patricio Rubina
11  ARG MF Albano Becica
12  CHI GK Elías Hartard
13  CHI FW Jorge Troncoso
14  CHI MF Giovanni Campusano
15  CHI DF Jonathan Suazo
16  CHI MF Francisco Fernández
No. Position Player
17  CHI MF Aníbal Carvallo
18  CHI FW Mauricio Salazar
19  CHI MF Franco Segovia
20  CHI FW Felipe Venegas
21  CHI MF Víctor Vega
22  CHI GK Pedro Carrizo
23  CHI MF Cristóbal Marín
24  CHI FW Felipe Brito
25  CHI MF Matías Farfán
26  CHI MF José Lamas
27  CHI FW Francisco Araya
28  CHI MF Bastián Araneda
29  CHI FW Enrique Carvajal
31  CHI MF Vicente Durán
32  CHI DF Mario Parra

Manager: Jaime García

2016–17 Winter Transfers[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 DF Bernardo Cerezo (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
-- Paraguay DF Jorge Aquino (from Curicó Unido)
-- Chile DF João Ortiz (loan from Universidad de Chile)
-- Chile MF Bryan Cortés (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
No. Position Player
-- Chile MF Hans Salinas (from Universidad de Concepción)
-- Argentina FW Nahuel Oviedo (from San Telmo)
-- Chile FW Nelson Canales (from San Antonio Unido)
-- Argentina FW Rafael Viotti (from Everton)


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 Eduardo Vidal (to San Antonio Unido)
5 Chile DF Mario Parra (to Santiago Wanderers)
7 Chile FW Mario Briceño (to Universidad de Chile)
9 Argentina FW Lucas Campana (loaned to Deportes Temuco)
10 Argentina MF Juan Carlos Maldonado (released)
No. Position Player
13 Chile DF Jonathan Figueroa (to Deportes Melipilla)
20 State of Palestine DF Alexis Norambuena (to Shabab Al-Khaleel)
24 Argentina MF Luciano Romero (to Renofa Yamaguchi FC)
28 Chile FW Yerko Rojas (back to Palestino)



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