C.D. Universidad de Concepción

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Universidad de Concepción
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Full name Club Deportivo Universidad
de Concepción
Founded 8 August 1994
Ground Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Biobio Region
Ground Capacity 30,448
Chairman Mariano Campos
Manager Ronald Fuentes
League Campeonato Nacional
2015–16 Apertura: 3rd
Liguilla Apertura: Qualified
Clausura: 7th
Liguilla Clausura: In dispute
Overall: 4th
Website Club home page
Current season

Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción also known as Universidad de Concepción, is a Chilean football club based in Concepción, that is a current member of the Campeonato Nacional. The club's home stadium is the Estadio Municipal de Concepción, that has a 30,480 spectators capacity.

History

A "Club Deportivo Universitario" amateur team played in the Regional Championship in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. They played along with sports teams like Naval de Talcahuano, Lord Cochrane and Arturo Fernández Vial and became champions in 1962. The current Club Deportivo Universidad de Concepción was founded in 1994.

Tercera División: 1994–1997

Universidad de Concepción participates in football as a member of the Tercera División, organized by the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Amateur (ANFA). The team played its first match against Deportes Talcahuano at Estadio El Morro on 10 April 1994. The club's coach was former Universitario footballer Luis Vera Avendaño. With 22 points that season, the club finished fourth in the South-central Zone in Tercera División and was nearly promoted to the Primera B (Premier B).

In the next season, Universidad de Concepción failed to duplicate the results of the last season, finishing seventh in the South Zone. However, the club won the relegation play-offs.

During the 1996 season, with former footballer Mario Osbén as the coach, the club was runner-up in the Tercera División, after finishing second behind Santiago Morning in the quadrangular play-offs. Universidad de Concepción had a record of sixteen victories and six defeats in 34 games.

In 1997, Universidad de Concepción won the Tercera División. The club was promoted to Premier B, the first professional tournament and the first title for the club following a 2–1 victory over Unión La Calera on 8 December 1997.

Professional era

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Nicolás Peric scored a goal for Universidad de Concepción in 2004

In its first professional season, the club had success in Premier B 1998 and nearly qualified for the promotion play-offs to Primera División (Premier Division).

In 1999, the club finished ninth, prompting changes in club administration, including the hiring of a new coach, Luis Marcoleta. By 2002, the club was promoted to the Premier Division.

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Jorge Valdivia, player of the club during 2003

In 2003, under coach Fernando Díaz, the club unexpectedly qualified for the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana in 2004.

In the Copa Libertadores, the club qualified in Group 3 with Cruzeiro, Santos Laguna and Caracas. However, the club finished last. In the Copa Sudamericana, the club qualified for the Chile/Bolivia preliminary after a victory over Santiago Wanderers. However, the team was eliminated after being defeated 4–2 by Bolívar in La Paz. The club's second goal in this game was scored by goalkeeper Nicolás Peric. The club was recognized as the best club in Chilean football by the IFFHS in 2004.

During the Torneo de Apertura 2006, Universidad de Concepción advanced to the semi-finals against Colo-Colo, but the team was defeated 4–3 in the first leg and 2–0 in the second leg. However, they earned the fifth position in the Annual Table of 2006. In the next season, under coach Marcelo Barticciotto, the team was runner-up in the Torneo de Clausura 2007, having been defeated again by Colo-Colo.

In the 2008 season, Barticciotto was dismissed and replaced by Jorge Pellicer. In the Torneo de Apertura, the club finished in 16th place with 21 points. In the second semester tournament, the Torneo de Clausura, the club again ended in 16th position, going to the promotion play-offs of Premier B (Second Division) against Coquimbo Unido. The club won this match in a 5–1 aggregate.

In the Copa Chile 2008–09, the club was proclaimed champion of the tournament after a 2–1 victory over Deportes Ovalle at Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso Stadium.

After a difficult showing at the Torneo de Apertura 2009, the club earned fifth place at the Torneo de Clausura. The club was eliminated once again by Colo-Colo.

In the 2010 Premier Division, Universidad de Concepción ended in 15th place with 38 points. The club went to the promotion play-offs and defeated Curicó Unido, a team which had been recently relegated to Premier B.

Honours

2008, 2014–15
2013
1997

Stats

Players

Current squad

Current squad of CD Universidad de Concepción as of 4 August 2015 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  CHI GK Cristián Muñoz
2  CHI DF Diego Díaz
3  CHI DF Waldo Ponce
4  ARG DF Alexis Machuca
5  CHI FW José Huentelaf
6  CHI MF Alejandro Camargo
7  CHI FW Aníbal Carvallo
8  CHI MF Hans Salinas
10  PAR MF Gustavo Cristaldo
11  CHI MF Felipe Reynero
12  CHI GK Daniel Castillo
13  CHI DF Felipe Muñoz
15  CHI MF Michael Lepe
16  CHI DF Héctor Berríos
17  CHI DF Esteban Flores
No. Position Player
18  CHI MF Juan Pablo Gómez
19  CHI DF Sebastián Roco
20  PAR MF Francisco Portillo
21  CHI MF Fernando Manríquez
22  CHI GK Leonardo Figueroa
23  CHI FW Gabriel Vargas
25  CHI MF Ronald De la Fuente
26  CHI FW Jorge Troncoso
27  CHI GK Pablo Benitez
28  CHI MF Manuel Briones
29  CHI MF Felipe Fritz
30  CHI DF Diego Soto
--  CHI MF Jean Meneses
--  ARG FW Matías Conti

Manager: Ronald Fuentes

2015–16 Summer Transfers

In

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 Francisco Alarcón (from Palestino)
No. Position Player
-- Argentina MF Jonathan Zacaría (from Palestino)

Out

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

No. Position Player
18 Chile MF Hans Salinas (from Deportes La Serena)
No. Position Player

Managers

See also

External links