Deportivo Malacateco

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Deportivo Malacateco
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Full name Club Deportivo Malacateco-Coatepeque
Nickname(s) Toros (The Bulls)
Founded 1962
Ground Estadio Santa Lucía
Malacatán, Guatemala
Ground Capacity 7,000
Manager Mauricio Wright
League Liga Nacional de Futbol
2010 Clausura
Grupo A
7th

Club Deportivo Malacateco-Coatepeque is a Guatemalan football club based in Malacatán, San Marcos.

They play their home games in the Estadio Santa Lucía.

History[edit]

Nicknamed Los Toros, the club was founded on 8 September 1962 after a merger of clubs Morazán, Interrogación and Juvenil and by initiative of Humberto Bermúdez, Evelio de León, Felipe Sánchez, José María Munguía, José Rivera, Vicente López and Feliciano Boj.[1] Forty five years later, they earned their historic promotion to Liga Mayor by defeating Juventud Retalteca 3-0 (3-2 agg.) in the Primera División de Ascenso 2007 Clausura final. This was also the first time in Primera División de Ascenso history that the same team won both the Apertura and Clausura tournaments, thus being automatically promoted without a need of an "extra" game. In 2008, they were relegated to Primera División after ending in last place in the Liga Mayor. In 2010, the club returned to the top division in Guatemala.[2]

Carlos Mercedes Vásquez[edit]

In November 2010, first team squad member Carlos Mercedes Vásquez was kidnapped and murdered. A note on his body parts claimed he was killed for messing with another man's woman.[3]

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Guatemala GK Ricardo Trigueño
Guatemala GK Carlos Iván Morales
Guatemala DF Edy Cabrera
Guatemala DF Wilmer García
Guatemala DF Manuel Ovando
Argentina DF César Luis Vega
United States DF Rudy Baldetti
Uruguay MF Víctor Fagundez
Guatemala MF Sergio Jucup
El Salvador MF Fabricio Alfaro
Guatemala FW Maynor Salguero
Guatemala FW Rithjard Barrios
No. Position Player
Guatemala FW Jean Patrick Howell
Guatemala FW Oscar Isaula
Argentina FW Hector Sanabria
Guatemala Elton Brown
Guatemala Gerardo Molina
Guatemala José Daniel Campos
Guatemala Hamilton López
Guatemala Rudy Chacón
Guatemala Jonathan Pérez
Uruguay Víctor Rosa

Notable former players[edit]

List of coaches[edit]

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