Deportes Iberia

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Iberia
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Full name Deportes Iberia S.A.D.P.[1]
Nickname(s) Iberianos, Azulgranas
Founded 15 June 1933
Ground Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles, Los Ángeles
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Ana Bull
Manager Nelson Soto
League Primera B de Chile
2015–16 10th

Deportes Iberia[1] is a Chilean football club based in Los Ángeles that currently plays in Primera B (second-tier). The club hold its home games at Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles which has a capacity of 5,000 spectators, and also has a rivalry with Malleco Unido from Angol as well as with Deportes Temuco.

Iberia has won three Segunda División Profesional titles and a Copa Apertura Segunda División title in 1984.

History[edit]

On 15 June 1933, the club was officially established as Deportes Iberia, basing in Conchalí (Santiago). Then Iberia joined the Asociación de Fútbol de Santiago, but recently in 1946 the club joined the Primera División, spending there eight years until the 1954 season when they after finishing in the bottom of the table, were relegated to second-tier. Nevertheless, Iberia was the first Chilean relegated team in its football history.[2]

During its age playing at Segunda División on mid-1960s, the club moved to Puente Alto and stayed there two seasons from 1966 to 1968 before its definitely move to Los Ángeles at the Bío Bío Region in 1969.

In 1971, Iberia failed to reach its first ever promotion to first-level after losing the race for the title with Unión San Felipe of the coach Luis Santibáñez who even achieved a feat following proclaiming champion of Primera División in 1972.

In 1992, following thirty seven years playing in the second-tier, the club was relegated to Tercera División. After winning the 2013–14 tournament, Iberia reached its promotion and broke a 21-year absence at second division, now called Primera B.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles
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Location Los Ángeles, Chile
Owner Municipality of Los Angeles
Operator Iberia
Capacity 4,125
Tenants
Iberia (1968–present)

Since Iberia moved from Puente Alto to Los Angeles in 1968 they play his home games at the Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles which has a 4,125 capacity.

For a long time the ground was property of the public finance, but in 1990s the stadium became part of Los Angeles municipality. In August 2010, a running track financed by National Institute of Sports of Chile was built.

On 21 May 2015, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet through his public account realized in the National Congress at Valparaíso, announced that Ovalle, La Calera, San Felipe and Los Angeles would have new stadiums. Nevertheless it was reported that in Los Angeles’ situation the new stadium wouldn’t be remodeled for establish a new ground of 5,000 capacity.[4]

Current Squad[edit]

Current squad of Deportes Iberia as of January 2016 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Emanuel Vargas
3  CHI DF Emerson Ayala
4  CHI DF Fabián Torres
5  CHI DF Gustavo Aguayo
6  CHI MF Diego González
7  ARG FW Juan Manuel Lucero
8  CHI MF Edgar Melo
9  ARG FW Diego Ruíz
10  CHI FW Eduardo Navea
11  CHI FW Carlos Soza
13  CHI MF Patricio Leiva
14  CHI MF Jorge Aguilar
15  CHI MF Gustavo León
No. Position Player
16  CHI MF José Salcedo
17  ARG DF Diego Guidi
18  CHI DF Cristhian Venegas
19  ARG MF Matías Guardia
20  CHI FW Luis Felipe Pinilla
21  CHI MF Alejandro Vásquez
22  CHI MF Juan Gutiérrez
23  CHI GK Miguel Jiménez
24  CHI FW Nicolás Bascur
25  CHI FW Joaquín Aguilera
27  CHI FW Bayron Perales
29  CHI DF Diego Urquieta
30  CHI DF Juan Abarca

Manager: Nelson Soto

2016 Winter Transfers[edit]

In[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 GK Miguel Jiménez (from Universidad de Chile)
Chile DF Alejandro Vásquez (from San Marcos de Arica)
Chile DF Diego Urquieta (loan from Universidad de Chile)
Chile DF Juan Abarca (from San Marcos de Arica)
Chile DF Cristhian Venegas (from Deportes Santa Cruz)
Chile MF Jorge Aguilar (from Magallanes)
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Matías Guardia (from Huracán Las Heras)
Chile MF Diego González (loan from Universidad de Chile)
Chile MF Juan Gutiérrez (from Deportes Temuco)
Chile FW Carlos Soza (from Deportes Iquique)
Chile FW Luis Felipe Pinilla (loan from Universidad de Chile)

Out[edit]

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 Franco Cabrera (to Coquimbo Unido)
5 Chile MF Álvaro Torres (to Unión La Calera)
6 Chile DF Esteban Sáez (to Malleco Unido)
8 Chile MF Isaías Peralta (to San Antonio Unido)
10 Chile MF Alfredo Rojas (to Santiago Morning)
14 Argentina FW Jonathan Domínguez (to Universidad SC)
No. Position Player
19 Chile FW Óscar Salinas (to Deportes Antofagasta)
20 Chile DF Rodrigo Echeverría (loaned to Everton)
22 Chile GK José Roca (loan to Malleco Unido)
23 Chile FW Luca Pontigo (loaned to Independiente de Cauquenes)
25 Argentina MF Mauro Aguirre (to Coquimbo Unido)
26 Paraguay MF Rodrigo Báez (loaned to Sol de América)

Managers[edit]

Honours[edit]

Professional[edit]

Amateur[edit]

  • División de Honor Amateur (DIVHA) (1): 1945

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Deportes Iberia S.A.D.P.". Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "¿Cuál fue el primer equipo en bajar a Segunda?". Radio Futuro. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Iberia se coronó tricampeón ante Melipilla y consigue el ascenso". 
  4. ^ "El detalle de los nuevos estadios anunciados por Bachelet el 21 de mayo". La Tercera. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 

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