C.D. Sonsonate

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F.C. Sonsonate
Full name Futbol Club Sonsonate
Nickname(s) Los “Cocoteros”
Founded 1948
Ground Estadio Anna Mercedes Campos
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman El Salvador Pedro Contreras[1]
Manager Brazil Eraldo Correia[2]
League El Salvador Primera División
Apertura 2016 Primera División 10th

Futbol Club Sonsonate is a Salvadoran professional football club based in Sonsonate, El Salvador.

History[edit]

On 9 September 2009, Cesar Antonio Contreras and Miguel Antonio Castillo along with Pedro Antonio Contreras and with the support of the Sonsonate department (in particular the head of the department José Roberto Aquino) were able to re-activate Sonsonate from defunct status and begin their time in the modern era.[3]

The club competed in the Tercera Division for a few years, before winning promotion to the Segunda Division in 2011 under the direction of Ricardo Andrés Navarro.

Despite strong club following and several finals appearances the club failed to win either the Segunda Division Apertura or Clausura title to achieve promotion in the Primera Division.

However, on the 12 July 2015, the club purchased the spot of recently promoted Real Destroyer meaning the club will participate in the Primera division for the first time in fifteen years (last time was 1999).[4]

Despite several Championship winning managers coaching Sonsonate, Peruvian Agustin Castillo has been the only coach to qualify Sonsonate to the post season final series, the club reached the semi finals before being eliminated by Alianza F.C..

Sponsorship[edit]

Companies that Sonsonate currently has sponsorship deals with include:

  • Jaguar Sportic – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Proaces – Official sponsors
  • leche Salud – Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors
  • Caja de Crédito de Sonsonate – Official sponsors
  • Alfapraf Milano – Official sponsors
  • Ferreteria Santa Sofia – Official sponsors
  • Alcadía Municipal Sonsonate – Official sponsors

Stadium[edit]

The team plays its home games in Estadio Anna Mercedes Campos, in Sonsonate, which opened in and has a seating capacity of 8,000. Previously the team played at Estadio Cepa for the 2009 season when they were called Alba-Acajutla which is located in Acajutla. They also previously played at the Estadio Municipal de Izalco in Izalco, which has a capacity of 8,000. For the 2015 season, Sonsonate played their home matches (due to renovations being done Estadio Anna Mercedes Campos) at the Estadio José Millán Morales which is located in Juayúa.[5]

Colors and nicknames[edit]

Kits, colours and designs[edit]

1948–07
2008–09
2013–

Sonsonate wore the green and white striped jersey since their establishment. Various name changes have brought about different colored jerseys. In 2008, after the club relocated from Sonsonate to Acatulja, the club changed their colours to rad and white. However, after the club moved back to Sonsonate they reverted to green and white.

Nicknames[edit]

  • Los Tiburones (the Sharks) Known during as Alba Acajutla
  • Los Cocoteros (The Coconuts)

Honours[edit]

Men's section[edit]

National titles[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of March 2017: [6] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 El Salvador GK Luis Contreras
2 El Salvador DF Adán Reyes
3 El Salvador DF Moisés Mejía
4 El Salvador DF Marcelo Messias Capitán.
5 El Salvador DF Mario Martínez
6 El Salvador MF Érick Molina
7 Brazil FW Zé Paulo
8 El Salvador MF Iván Barahona
9 Brazil FW Josimar Moreira
14 El Salvador MF Iván Suazo
15 El Salvador MF Elman Rivas
16 El Salvador DF Edgardo Mira
No. Position Player
20 El Salvador DF Cristian Portillo
21 El Salvador FW Ricardo Ulloa
23 El Salvador MF Marcos Rodríguez
24 El Salvador DF Edwin Cuéllar
25 El Salvador GK Óscar Martínez
26 El Salvador FW Luis Sosa
27 El Salvador MF Óscar Escalante
31 El Salvador MF Cristian Portillo
32 El Salvador MF César Rivera
34 El Salvador DF Élmer Ibáñez
47 El Salvador DF Nelson Morales
53 El Salvador FW Fabricio Marroquín

Squad Changes for the Clausura 2017[edit]

[7] In:

Out

U-20 youth team youth league[edit]

Sonsonate's youth squad plays in the ten-team Primera División Reserves (El Salvador). Current members of the squad are:

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

No. Position Player

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Brazil Eraldo Correia
Assistant Managers El Salvador Ernesto Góchez
Reserve Manager El Salvador Ennio Mendoza
Under 17 Manager El Salvador TBD
Goalkeeper Coach Costa Rica Andres Obando
Fitness Coach El Salvador Mario Guevara
Team Doctors El Salvador Oscar David Ayala
Team Doctors El Salvador Jean Paul Mendoza
Team Orthopedist El Salvador William Arana
Team Kines-logical El Salvador Manuel de Jesus Contreras
Team utility manager El Salvador William Ernesto Mendoza
The reserve team props El Salvador Johnathon Enrique Rivas
Director of Sports El Salvador Óscar Benítez

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Alcaldía municipal de Sonsonate & Pedro Contreras
President El Salvador Pedro Antonio Contreras
Vice President El Salvador Roberto Aquino

List of presidents[edit]

  • Koky Zedán
  • José Martínez (2002)
  • Pedro Antonio Contreras (2013–2017)

List of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]