Sacachispas

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This article is about the Guatemalan club. For the Argentine club, see Sacachispas Fútbol Club.
Sacachispas
Full name Club Social y Deportivo Sacachispas
Nickname(s) El Equipo de la "S" (The "S" Team)
Los Muteros
Founded June 15, 1949
Ground Estadio Las Victorias
Chiquimula, Guatemala
Ground Capacity 9,000
Chairman Guatemala Alexander Hernández
Head Coach Uruguay Mario Calero
League Primera División de Ascenso
Clausura 2010 3rd (Group B)

Club Social y Deportivo Sacachispas is a professional football club based in Chiquimula, Guatemala.

The team plays in the Primera División de Ascenso, the second-highest football division in Guatemala. Their home stadium is the Estadio Las Victorias.

The club has also played in the Liga Mayor, having reached their best position in the 1995–96 season, when they were runners-up.[1] They have been playing in the second division since 2000.

History[edit]

Nicknamed Los Muteros,[2] the club was founded as a result of two meetings. The first, in the south-west corner of Ismael Cerna´s Park, was attended by the distinguished citizens Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Josué Goshop, Héctor Antonio Monroy, Jorge González and Manuel Samayoa, on June 15, 1949; and the second meeting was near Colegio Amigos, where the Estadio Las Victorias now stands. Neftalí Aguilar, Caleb Goshop, Neco Velásquez, Enrique Valdés, Gata Cuellar, Ronald Williams, Mincho Paz, Lipe Franco, Quincho Díaz, Chentío Castañeda, Edmundo Rivera, Pío Martínez and Armando Portillo, and the people in the first meeting, were all at the second meeting.
The first uniform was a white jersey with white shorts. Their first coach was the Governor of Chiquimula, Colonel Guadalupe López Ochoa who got new uniforms: a white jersey with blue stripes, and white shorts.

The name[edit]

Many of the footballers had their headquarters in the Roxi barbershop, owned by Carlos Enrique Morales Hernández aka Quique. One night in a players' meeting, one customer who came from El Salvador told them about an Argentine movie showing in that country, Pelota de Trapo (Ball Rag). The movie was about a group of kids who play with the name Sacachispas. He suggested that name for the Chiquimula football team. That led to the current name of the Club Social y Deportivo Sacachispas.

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 Saul Diaz
Guatemala GK Luis Alonso Hernandez
Guatemala DF Lester Garcia
Guatemala MF Alexis Mata
Guatemala MF Luis Fernando Valdez
Guatemala MF Gonzalo Bautista
Guatemala FW Julio Vanegas
Guatemala FW Neftalí Espino
Guatemala FW Juan Ródas
Guatemala Marlon Revolorio
Guatemala Joaquin Valdez
Guatemala Hugo Paiz
Guatemala Sander López
No. Position Player
Guatemala Sabino Mazariegos
Guatemala Guillermo Alvárez
Guatemala Wilder Galicia
Guatemala Cristian Cardona
Guatemala Luis Javier Roche
Guatemala Marvin Pineda
Guatemala Yefry González
Guatemala Luis Armando Flores
Uruguay Oscar Piñero
Japan Kosuke Maruyama
Guatemala Anibal Salguero
Colombia Nelson Riascos
Brazil FW Everaldo Ferreira

Notable former players[edit]

List of coaches[edit]

Honours[edit]

National titles[edit]

  • Liga Mayor B: 1
1992
  • Segunda División: 2
1993
Torneo Clausura 2010
  • Copa Amistad: 1
2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guatemala 1995/1996 – RSSSF
  2. ^ CLUB DEPORTIVO SACACHISPAS – LigaPrimeraDivision (Spanish)

External links[edit]