Everton de Viña del Mar

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Full nameEverton de Viña del Mar S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s)Los oro y cielo (The gold and sky)
Ruleteros (Roulette players)
Los del Cerro (The Ones from the Hill)
Founded24 June 1909
GroundEstadio Sausalito
Viña del Mar
OwnerGrupo Pachuca
ChairmanPedro Cedillo Martínez
ManagerGustavo Díaz
LeaguePrimera División
WebsiteClub website

Everton de Viña del Mar is a Chilean football club based in the city of Viña del Mar.

The club was founded 24 June 1909 after a group of Anglo-Chilean teenagers formed a football club and named it after the English team Everton after the club completed a pioneering tour of South America.

The club's nickname is "Ruleteros" or the roulette players in English, after Viña del Mar's status as a gambling resort.

Everton is Chile's sixth most successful team, having won the national title 4 times, an achievement shared with both Audax Italiano and Magallanes. Additionally, it is the second most successful team, outside Santiago de Chile, behind Cobreloa of Calama.

The club's home stadium is the 22,340 capacity Estadio Sausalito, while its biggest rival is Santiago Wanderers. In the meetings between the two clubs, Everton have won 62 to 48 losses.


Foundation and Amateur Era[edit]

On 24 June 1909, a group of immigrants from England, led by David Foxley, founded Everton Football Club in Cerro Alegre of Valparaíso. The choice of this name is still to this day a mystery, although there are various theories. The commonly accepted theory is that this was chosen in honour of the namesake club in the city of Liverpool, which was, by then, making a tour of Argentina. Another theory states the name of a toffee at the time. The first president was Francisco Boundy, while David Foxley was appointed honorary chairman. In 1950 the club was renamed Everton de Viña del Mar.

The first match played was against Graphie FC with the starting lineup composed of Arturo Foxley as the goalkeeper, Percy Holmes and Francisco Boundy as the defenders; Alberto González, Hugo Boundy and Carlos González as the midfielders and finally J. Escobar, A. Aravena, David Foxley, V. Estay and Malcolm Fraser as the strikers.

Originally the club was a compendium of different sports, the most important being track and field, human swimming, badminton, rugby, gymnastics, basketball and football.

Everton's first championship participation was the 1912 amateur championship of the Liga de Valparaíso.

The Golden age[edit]

The Everton squad of the club's first national championship in 1950.

Everton's first championship win was in 1950 under the Argentine coach Martín García. They defeated Unión Española 1–0 away in a play-off on 14 January 1951. The lone goal was scored by René Meléndez in the Estadio Nacional de Chile before 45,000 spectators.

In 1951, Everton finished the league in fourth, 5 points behind Audax Italiano. The following year, Everton clinched the Primera División with two weeks to spare, as Martín García's side beat Audax Italiano 4–0 at home win. In the championship-winning squad the most prominent players were José María Lourido, Elías Cid and René Meléndez, top-scorer of the tournament with 30 goals. During this period the club also won against important clubs of South America, the most recorded match was against the Argentine club Independiente of Avellaneda, in a 5–0 home win at Estadio El Tranque with 12,000 spectators.

The performance of the club began to decline, and apart from a third-place finish in 1955, Everton's highest finish for the remainder of the 1950s would be sixth position in the 12-team league.[2]


After many years of revolving between the Primera División and the 2nd tier the club finally clinched their third Primera División championship in the 1976 Primera División under the guidance of manager Pedro Morales. They have won the 2nd division championship on two occasions, the first in 1974 and most recently in 2003. The club has played in 2 Copa Libertadores tournaments, the first came in 1977 after their Primera División 1976 championship.

In Torneo Apertura 2007 the club ended in 12th position, but in the Torneo Clausura the club made the worst campaign in its history ended in last position (21st).

In the Torneo Apertura 2008 Everton was proclaimed champion of the tournament, with a 3–2 aggregate result against Colo-Colo in Estadio Sausalito. In the first leg Everton lost 2–0 away at the Estadio Monumental David Arellano with goals by Lucas Barrios and Gonzalo Fierro but in the second home leg at the Estadio Sausalito Everton won 3–0 with two goals by Ezequiel Miralles and one from Jaime Riveros. In thanks to that tournament win in 2009 Everton qualified for the Copa Libertadotes, for the second time in their history.

On 4 August 2010 at Goodison Park in Liverpool England, Everton de Viña del Mar for the first time played the club they were named in honour of, their namesakes Everton. In a friendly match for the Copa Hermandad (known in English as the Brotherhood Trophy), the match was to promote closer ties between the two Evertons. The match was won 2–0 by the original Everton with goals from Jermaine Beckford and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. That year Everton de Viña, were relegated to Primera B.

Two seasons later, Everton de Viña featured in the Primera B promotion play-off against Universidad de Concepción, winning the first (home) leg on 18 November 2012 (1–0) with a goal from Angel Rojas. In the away leg on 26 November 2012 two goals from José Luis Muñoz and one from Yonathan Suazo secured a 1–3 win and a return to the top-flight of Chilean football in 2013.[3]


Everton's main rivals are Santiago Wanderers, from the nearby city of Valparaíso. Valparaíso is seen as a historical city with rich culture, home of worldwide known poet Pablo Neruda, whilst Viña del Mar is renowned for being a glamorous and luxurious place full of resorts. The local derby has been dubbed the "Clásico del Puerto" or "The Seaport Derby" in English.


Estadio Sausalito the home stadium of Everton

The club's home games are played at the Estadio Sausalito, which has a capacity of 22,340 seats being built in 1929. The name comes from the nearby lagoon Sausalito. The stadium was used as one of the venues for the 1962 FIFA World Cup. The stadium hosted the semi-final between Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. It was also one of four venues to host matches during the 1991 Copa América and 2015 Copa América.


1950, 1952, 1976, 2008 Apertura

Club Facts[edit]

South American cups history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1977 Copa Libertadores Group 4 Chile Universidad de Chile 2–0 0–1 3rd Place
Paraguay Libertad 1–3 1–2
Paraguay Olimpia 1–0 2–2
2009 Copa Libertadores Group 6 Argentina Lanús 1–1 2–1 3rd Place
Mexico Guadalajara 1–1 2–6
Venezuela Caracas 1–0 0–1
2017 Copa Sudamericana First Round Colombia Patriotas 1–0 0–1 2–2 3-4p
2018 Copa Sudamericana First Round Venezuela Caracas 1–2 1–0 2–2 (a)


Other sports[edit]

Originally the club, was a compendium of various sport disciplines, emphasizing athletics, swimming, badminton, rugby, gymnastics and basketball, which gave way to football. In the 1920s, future President Salvador Allende was a member of the club and was particularly noted as a long jumper.[4]

Everton also field a women's football team, which has won numerous national championships. They represented Chile at the inaugural Copa Libertadores de Fútbol Femenino in 2009, and also in 2010. In 2009, Everton finished in fourth place behind champions Santos of Brazil; in 2010 they advanced to the final, also against Santos, but lost 1–0.

Brotherhood Cup[edit]

The Brotherhood Cup was a one off match on 4 August 2010 at Goodison Park in Liverpool. Everton de Viña del Mar played their namesakes Everton in a friendly match for the Copa Hermandad (known in English as the Brotherhood Trophy). The match aimed at promoting closer ties between the two Evertons. Everton (ENG) won the game 2–0 with two second half goals from Jermaine Beckford and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Beckford won the man of the match award. And the trophy was held up by Phil Neville and Mikel Arteta. It was the first time the two teams had ever played each other.

Everton England2 – 0Chile Everton de Viña del Mar
Beckford Goal 51'
Bilyaletdinov Goal 65'
Match report
Attendance: 25,934
Referee: Mark Halsey

Joint Everton War Memorial[edit]

In June 2011 the Everton Shareholders' Association unveiled a joint war memorial at Goodison Park commemorating members of both clubs who gave their lives in the World Wars.[5]

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Everton de Viña del Mar as of 13 February 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  MEX GK Carlos Moreno
2  CHI MF Benjamín Rivera
3  CHI DF Alex Ibacache
4  CHI DF Bastián San Juan
5  URU MF Gonzalo Freitas
6  CHI DF Lucas Domínguez
7  CHI FW Maximiliano Cerato
8  URU MF Fernando Arismendi
9  CHI FW Pedro Sánchez
10  ARG FW Juan Cuevas
11  CHI FW Álvaro Ramos
12  CHI GK Camilo Rozas
13  CHI DF Cristián Suárez
No. Position Player
14  CHI FW Isaac Díaz
15  CHI FW Matías Leiva
17  ARG GK Cristian Campestrini
18  CHI FW Álvaro Madrid
19  CHI MF Franco Ragusa
20  CHI MF Diego Orellana
21  CHI DF Benjamín Berríos
22  CHI DF Marco Velásquez
24  CHI MF Alexander Concha
26  CHI DF Sebastián Pereira
27  CHI DF Alejandro Henríquez
28  CHI FW Sergio Vergara
29  CHI DF Camilo Rodríguez

Manager: Gustavo Díaz

2019 Summer 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
16 Chile DF Joaquín López (back from General Velásquez)
4 Chile DF Bastián San Juan (loaned from O'Higgins)
5 Uruguay MF Gonzalo Freitas (loaned from Peñarol)
7 Chile FW Maximiliano Ceratto (loaned from León)
8 Uruguay MF Fernando Arismendi (from Delfín)
No. Position Player
14 Chile FW Isaac Díaz (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
17 Argentina GK Cristian Campestrini (from Dorados de Sinaloa)
19 Chile MF Franco Ragusa (back from Rangers)
21 Chile DF Benjamín Berríos (loaned from Colo-Colo)
28 Chile FW Sergio Vergara (loaned from Pachuca)


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

No. Position Player
1 Chile GK Christopher Toselli (back to Universidad Católica)
4 Mexico DF Francisco Venegas (to Tigres)
5 Mexico MF Iván Ochoa (to Club León)
6 Chile MF Gino Alucema (loaned to Deportes Puerto Montt)
8 Chile MF Sebastián Leyton (to Unión La Calera)
9 Chile FW Patricio Rubio (to Universidad de Concepción)
11 Mexico FW Marco Bueno (back to Pachuca)
No. Position Player
17 Chile MF Kevin Medel (back to Universidad Católica)
19 Chile FW Óscar Salinas (to Deportes Iquique)
21 Chile FW Camilo Ponce (loaned to Deportes Copiapó)
23 Chile MF Ignacio Ibáñez (back to Ñublense)
28 Chile DF Dilan Zúñiga (loaned to Club León)
-- Uruguay GK Franco Torgnascioli (Released)

Notable players[edit]



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/resultsp.html#50s
  3. ^ 2012: Regreso a Primera División
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Goodison War Memorial Unveiled

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