C.D. Huachipato

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Full nameClub Deportivo Huachipato
Nickname(s)"Los Acereros"(Steelers)
"Campeón del Sur" (Champion of the South)
FoundedJune 7, 1947
GroundEstadio CAP, Talcahuano
ChairmanMarcelo Pesce
ManagerGustavo Florentín
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
2018Campeonato Nacional, 9th
WebsiteClub website

Club Deportivo Huachipato is a Chilean football club based in Talcahuano that is a current member of the Chilean Primera División.

The club was founded June 7, 1947 and plays its home games at the Estadio CAP, which has a capacity of 10,500 people (all-seated).


In 1947, CD Huachipato was officially notarized and the first official recorded game was played. The original fans were the local company employees of the steel industry in Huachipato. It took a few years for the club to achieve its first successes, obtaining regional championships in 1956 and 1964.

In its early seasons "the Steelers" (Acereros), as they are known, were quite satisfactory in the second division. The 1965 debut was against Municipal de Santiago with a 3–0 victory.

After 36 games the standings would show Huachipato second with 46 points, 3 points less than that of Ferrobádminton another second division team that took the championship and thus passage (which is how it was granted in those years) to the First Division.

However a year later (1966), the Steelers managed promotion to first division, after winning the second division champions Chile with 49 points, they remained well above teams like Coquimbo (42 points) and San Antonio (39) who stayed with the second and third place respectively after thirty games.

With only two years in the professionalism of Talcahuano Huachipato was installed in the top flight professional football in Chile, La Primera Division.

With a tie on a goal, as local and against Audax Italiano, the "Steelers" debuted in first division. In the first season of first division Huachipato an acceptable term in sixth place among 18 teams, although the tournament was on two wheels. The following years were quiet for steel culminating their shares in the mid-high zone of the standings. However a few years after this change.

Huachipato won the 1974 First Division Football Championship, with this triumph they are the only Chilean Football team from the south of Chile to obtain the title.

1974 was a year that many Huachipato fans will never forget, after 34 matches played, Huachipato had to beat Aviación to become champions in their last match, and they did it, Moisés Silva scored the only goal that crowned Huchipato champions that year.

Since then the club has never won any other title, but it has always caused difficulties for the big teams when playing against Huachipato, especially in the Estadio Las Higueras, their former home ground.

From the end of the 1990s, Huachipato was characterized by a club trainer of players from lower divisions. Examples of these are important values steelmaker emerged from the quarry as Roberto Cartes, Cristian Uribe, Rodrigo Rain, Cristián Reynero, Rodrigo Millar, Mario Salgado, Héctor Mancilla, Gonzalo Jara, Pedro Morales, Mauricio Arias, among others.

As for sporting achievements, reached the Semi-Finals in the Torneos Apertura in the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In addition since the end of the 1990s, Huachipato classification achieved an international tournament and the Copa Sudamericana 2006 and their second championship since 38 years, after defeating Unión Española in the 2012 Chilean Clausura Tournament final. All this has undoubtedly been the highlight of "Champion of Southern Chile" in recent years.

The club's logo is inspired by the Steelmark logo owned by the American Iron and Steel Institute that is also used by an American football team in the United States, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Official sponsors[edit]

  • Mitre
  • Corporación de Acero del Pacífico (ACEROCAP)

Dates and Honours[edit]

Club Facts[edit]


1974, 2012-C
1979, 1983

South American cups history[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975 Copa Libertadores Group 2 Chile Unión Española 0–0 2–7 2nd Place
Bolivia The Strongest 4–2 0–1
Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann 4–0 0–0
2006 Copa Sudamericana First Round Chile Colo-Colo 1–2 2–1 3–3 3-5p
2013 Copa Libertadores Group 8 Brazil Fluminense 1–3 1–1 3rd Place
Brazil Grêmio 1–1 2–1
Venezuela Caracas 1–2 4–0
2014 Copa Sudamericana First Round Bolivia San José 3–1 3–2 6–3
Second Round Ecuador Universidad Católica 2–0 0–1 2–1
Round of 16 Brazil São Paulo 2–3 0–1 2–4
2015 Copa Sudamericana First Round Paraguay Olimpia 0–2 0–2 0–4


Other sports[edit]

Although best known as a professional football club, the club has other sports branches; these are: basketball, karate, taekwondo, artistic roller skating, roller hockey, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, among others.


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Huachipato as of 10 February 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Yerko Urra
3  CHI DF Ignacio Tapia
5  CHI DF Nicolás Ramírez
6  CHI MF Claudio Sepúlveda
8  CHI MF César Valenzuela
9  VEN FW Anthony Blondell
10  VEN FW Brayan Palmezano
11  PAR FW Cris Martínez
12  CHI GK Brayan Manosalva
15  CAN DF Juan Córdova
17  CHI FW Kevin Baeza
18  CHI MF Joaquín Verdugo
20  CHI MF Javier Altamirano
21  CHI MF Sebastián Martínez
No. Position Player
23  CHI MF Nicolás Baeza
25  CHI GK Gabriel Castellón
26  CHI DF Antonio Castillo
27  CHI DF Mathías López
28  PAR FW Leonardo Sánchez
29  CHI DF Ramón Sáez
30  ARG FW Juan Sánchez Sotelo
31  CHI FW Bastián Solano
32  CHI FW Maximiliano Rodríguez
35  CHI DF Cristián Cuevas
--  CHI DF Diego Oyarzún
--  CHI DF Benjamín Gazzolo
--  CHI MF Israel Poblete
--  ECU FW Joffre Escobar

Manager: Gustavo Florentín

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
-- Chile DF Diego Oyarzún (from Coquimbo Unido)
-- Chile DF Benjamín Gazzolo (from Unión San Felipe)
No. Position Player
-- Chile MF Israel Poblete (from Cobresal)


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

No. Position Player
4 Peru MF Piero Vivanco (Loan to Universidad de San Martín)
7 Chile MF Leonardo Povea (Released)
13 Chile DF José Rojas (to Curicó Unido)
14 Chile DF Claudio Jopia (to Cobreloa)
No. Position Player
19 Argentina DF Federico Pereyra (to Coquimbo Unido)
22 Chile FW Felipe Barrientos (Released)
24 Peru FW Alexander Succar (back to Sporting Cristal)
33 Venezuela FW Danny Pérez (back to Deportes La Serena)


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