Club Deportivo Universidad Católica

Last updated

CD Universidad Católica
LogoCDUC.png
Full nameClub Deportivo Universidad Católica
Nickname(s)UC
Cato
La Católica (The Catholic)
Los Cruzados (The Crusaders)
Caballeros Cruzados (Crusaders Knights)
Founded21 April 1937
Ground Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
Santiago
Capacity14,118 [1]
ChairmanJuan Tagle
Manager Gustavo Quinteros
League Campeonato Nacional
2018 1st (Champion)
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Club Deportivo Universidad Católica is a professional football club based in Santiago, Chile, which plays in the Primera División, the top flight of Chilean football.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

The Chilean football league system, called the Campeonatos Nacionales de Fútbol en Chile or Liga Chilena de Fútbol in Spanish, is a series of interconnected leagues for football clubs in Chile.

Contents

Universidad Católica is one of the most successful and popular Chilean football clubs and considered one of Chile's "Big Three".

Its traditional rival is Universidad de Chile. They contest the Clásico Universitario. Colo-Colo is the other big rival of the club.

Club Universidad de Chile football club based in Santiago, Chile

Club Universidad de Chile is a professional football club based in Santiago, Chile, that plays in the Primera División.

The Clásico Universitario is one of the most important rivalries of Chilean soccer and refers to any match contested between Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile. This clásico (derby) has been recognized by FIFA as the most traditional of Chile. It is the oldest confrontation between two clubs from academic roots, as the first confrontation goes back to the University Classic of 1909. These two teams have played twenty championship definitions against each other, Universidad Católica has won thirteen and Universidad de Chile six.

Colo-Colo Chilean football club based in Macul, Santiago

Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo is a Chilean football club based in Macul, Santiago. Founded in 1925 by David Arellano and Guido Torres Henríquez, they play in the Chilean Primera División, from which they have never been relegated. The team has played its home games at Estadio Monumental David Arellano since 1989. Colo-Colo is regarded as the most successful club of Chilean football.

Overview

Universidad Catolica 1939. Universidad Catolica en 1939.JPG
Universidad Católica 1939.
Universidad Catolica 1949. UC campeones 1949.jpg
Universidad Católica 1949.

While the club was born as one of the many sport branches of the Universidad Católica de Chile, officially founded in 1937, it began, strictly speaking, around 1910, when students of the University would reunite to play football matches, frequently facing historical rival Universidad de Chile. In time, the idea of creating a professional club emerged, and on 21 April 1937, the club officially and legally began. It made its professional debut, in the second division, against the Universidad de Chile. Rivalry, both in sports and in academic issues, made these matches between the universities become more and more important, eventually reaching the national status of "Universities' Derby". The rivalry maintains itself until today, with each match between these teams being considered a must-see for every football fan in the country.[ citation needed ]

The Universidad Católica has attained fame as a favorite of the higher classes, because of many factors, which range from the location of the club's stadium, San Carlos de Apoquindo (in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of the capital) and Headquarters, although there are "UC" fans all around the country, including popular regions or towns. For this reason, is planned to build a new stadium in a more popular place of Santiago. Due to the neighborhood's strong influence (wealthy families), the club has been unable to be approved for projects to enlarge the stadium and thus draw larger crowds. Only until in recent years the club was allowed by the commune of Las Condes, to host their clasicos matches against Universidad de Chile and Colo-Colo in their own stadium. Although just a limited number of its rivals' supporters are allowed to be present at these matches due to security reasons inside the stadium and around its high-end neighborhood.

The club has reached notoriety, both in a national and South American level, as the owner of one of the best infrastructures and training centers in the continent. As such, it is a good source of young talents, which occasionally rise to stardom in the club. Its most recent youth academy produced player known worldwide is Gary Medel, currently playing for Turkish side Beşiktaş J.K., among other clubs such as Boca Juniors, Sevilla and Internazionale, as well as playing a big role in Chile's 2010 and 2014 World Cup squads.

Gary Medel Chilean footballer

Gary Alexis Medel Soto is a Chilean professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Beşiktaş as a defensive midfielder. However, he can also play as a defender, and has even been deployed as a centre-back throughout his career, as well as in midfield. Due to his work-rate, physicality, tenacity, tactical intelligence, and his aggressive, hard-tackling style of play, as well as his leadership on the pitch, he is nicknamed the Pitbull. In 2015, manager Roberto Mancini, described Medel as a warrior.

Beşiktaş J.K. Turkish sports club

Beşiktaş Jimnastik Kulübü, also known simply as Beşiktaş, is a Turkish sports club founded in 1903, and based in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkey.

"La Cato" is the 3rd team that has won the most tournaments at a national level. The club has won 13 national tournaments and one international cup: Inter-American cup. Also, in 1993, Universidad Católica was the runner-up in the most important international tournament in South America: the Copa Libertadores de América, losing in the finals against the biggest club in Brazil and defending Libertadores' Champion São Paulo They lost to what was considered[ by whom? ] the best team of the decade, a team that defeated Johan Cruyff's Barcelona Dream Team in 1992 and the Mighty Milan of Fabio Capelo em 1993. Between the two legs after a heavy defeat away la Catolica won the second leg but lost the title on aggregate. In 1997 the club celebrated its 60th anniversary with a friendly tournament where they beat Ajax Amsterdam 3–2 in the Copa 60º Aniversario de Universidad Católica. [2]

São Paulo FC Brazilian association football club

São Paulo Futebol Clube, simply known as São Paulo, is a professional football club based in São Paulo, Brazil. The club plays in the Paulistão, as well as the Brasileirão.

AFC Ajax Dutch association football team

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax, also known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Historically, Ajax has been the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 33 Eredivisie titles and 18 KNVB Cups. It has continuously played in the Eredivisie, since its inception in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV, it is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated that competition.

In recent years,[ when? ] the club has been reemerged in international competition, advancing to the 2005 Copa Sudamericana semifinal before being knocked out by the powerful Boca Juniors from Argentina, who would go on to win the tournament. In 2006 the team made a good presentation in the Copa Libertadores, but was eliminated at the last minute by Tigres UANL of Mexico and failed to advance beyond the group stage. Universidad Católica did not qualify for the 2007 Copa Libertadores.

Católica again played Copa Libertadores in 2008 with no luck, being eliminated in the group stage by goal difference by River Plate and América. In 2010, their performance was no better, finishing third in group stage behind Universidad de Chile and Flamengo.

In the 2011 edition, Católica finished first on the round robin, and then advanced to the quarter-finals, knocking out Grêmio of Brazil on the best 16 round, and falling to Peñarol of Uruguay 2–0 in Montevideo and winning their home match 2–1, which was not enough to advance.

In 2012 the club, under coach and former player Mario Lepe, finished last on the group stage, winning only 1 home game and losing on their away games in Colombia and Bolivia.


Club information

Honours

Domestic

1949, 1954, 1961, 1966, 1984, 1987, 1997-A, 2002-A, 2005-C, 2010, 2016-C, 2016-A, 2018
1956, 1975

Cups

1983, 1991, 1995, 2011
1983
2016, 2019

Continental

Runners-up (1): 1993
Winners (1): 1994

Unofficial international tournaments

Winners (1): 1950

Players

The Chilean Football Federation rules allow a maximum of seven foreign players per team, but only five can be on the pitch at any one time. Currently, Católica has six foreign players.

Current squad

Current squad of Club Deportivo Universidad Católica as of 1 July 2018 ( edit )
Sources: Universidad Católica official website

No.PositionPlayer
1Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG GK Matías Dituro
2Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Germán Lanaro
3Flag of Colombia.svg  COL FW Duvier Riascos
4Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Vicente Fernández
5Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Valber Huerta
6Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF César Fuentes
7Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG FW Sebastián Sáez
8Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF Jaime Carreño
9Flag of Chile.svg  CHI FW Edson Puch
10Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF Diego Rojas
11Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG MF Luciano Aued
12Flag of Chile.svg  CHI GK Marcelo Suárez
13Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Benjamín Kuščević
14Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF César Pinares
15Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Yerco Oyanedel
No.PositionPlayer
16Flag of Chile.svg  CHI FW Jeisson Vargas
17Flag of Chile.svg  CHI GK Cristopher Toselli
18Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG MF Diego Buonanotte
19Flag of Chile.svg  CHI FW José Pedro Fuenzalida
20Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF Carlos Lobos
21Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Raimundo Rebolledo
22Flag of Chile.svg  CHI FW David Henríquez
23Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Juan Cornejo
24Flag of Chile.svg  CHI MF Ignacio Saavedra
26Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Benjamín Vidal
27Flag of Cuba.svg  CUB FW César Munder
28Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Juan Carlos Espinoza
29Flag of Chile.svg  CHI DF Stefano Magnasco
30Flag of Chile.svg  CHI FW Diego Valencia

Coach: Gustavo Quinteros

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Chile.svg GK Álvaro Ogalde (at Deportes Limache)
Flag of Chile.svg GK Miguel Vargas (at Cobresal)
Flag of Chile.svg DF Yonathan Parancán (at Barnechea)
Flag of Chile.svg DF Juan José Soriano (at Deportes La Serena)
Flag of Chile.svg MF Andrés Souper (at Puerto Montt)
Flag of Chile.svg MF Kevin Medel (at Deportes La Serena)
No.PositionPlayer
Flag of Chile.svg MF Gonzalo Jara (at Magallanes)
Flag of Chile.svg FW Sebastián Pérez (at Ñublense)
Flag of Chile.svg FW Matías Rosas (at Puerto Montt)
Flag of Chile.svg FW Brian Leiva (at Melipilla)
Flag of Chile.svg FW Diego Vallejos (at Curicó Unido)

2019 Summer transfers

In

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

No.PositionPlayer
3 Flag of Colombia.svg FW Duvier Riascos (from Dalian Yifang)
4 Flag of Chile.svg DF Vicente Fernández (back from Unión La Calera)
5 Flag of Chile.svg DF Valber Huerta (from Huachipato)
9 Flag of Chile.svg FW Edson Puch (loaned from Pachuca)
14 Flag of Chile.svg MF César Pinares (from Colo-Colo)
No.PositionPlayer
16 Flag of Chile.svg FW Jeisson Vargas (loaned from Montreal Impact)
17 Flag of Chile.svg GK Cristopher Toselli (back from Everton)
23 Flag of Chile.svg DF Juan Cornejo (loaned from León)
26 Flag of Chile.svg DF Benjamín Vidal (back from Palestino)
28 Flag of Chile.svg DF Juan Carlos Espinoza (back from O'Higgins)

Out

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

No.PositionPlayer
3 Flag of Argentina.svg DF Germán Voboril (to Universidad de Concepción)
4 Flag of Chile.svg DF Cristián Álvarez (Retired)
5 Flag of Chile.svg DF Branco Ampuero (back to Deportes Antofagasta)
9 Flag of Chile.svg FW Andrés Vilches (to Colo-Colo)
14 Flag of Chile.svg FW David Llanos (to Unión Española)
No.PositionPlayer
16 Flag of Chile.svg FW Marcos Bolados (back to Colo-Colo)
23 Flag of Chile.svg FW Brian Leiva (loaned to Deportes Melipilla)
25 Flag of Chile.svg GK Miguel Vargas (loaned to Cobresal)
28 Flag of Chile.svg DF Yonathan Parancán (loaned to Barnechea)
-- Flag of Chile.svg DF Juan José Soriano (loaned to Deportes La Serena)

Current coaching staff

PositionName
Manager Flag of Argentina.svg Gustavo Quinteros
Assistant Manager Flag of Argentina.svg Darío Sala
Academy team Manager Flag of Chile.svg Andrés Romero
Fitness coach Flag of Argentina.svg Hugo Rolán
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Chile.svg Jorge Martínez
Director of Football Flag of Argentina.svg José María Buljubasich

Individual honours

1º Division top scorers

International cups top scorers

America's Ideal Team

Notable coaches

Other sports

See also

Related Research Articles

Unión Española Chilean football club

Club Unión Española S.A.D.P is a professional Chilean football based in Independencia, Santiago de Chile. Founded by Spanish immigrants on May 18, 1897, Unión Española have participated in the top-tier of Chilean football for all of their existence, except two seasons.

C.D. Cobresal association football club

Club de Deportes Cobresal or simply Cobresal, is a Chilean football club based in El Salvador, Atacama, a Chilean mining camp, and participates in Campeonato Nacional. The team was founded on 5 May 1979, and the name of the club comes from the local copper mine establishment. Since its inception, the club has played its home games at the El Cobre Stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 12,000, which is more than the entire population of the village.

C.D. Universidad de Concepción association football club

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

Everton de Viña del Mar football club in Viña del Mar, Chile

Everton de Viña del Mar is a Chilean football club based in the city of Viña del Mar.

Audax Italiano Chilean football club

Audax Club Sportivo Italiano is a Chilean football club based in La Florida. Founded in 1910, it plays in the Campeonato Nacional and has spent most of its history in the top tier of Chilean football. Audax has been national champions four times, joint sixth alongside Magallanes. The club also achieved two Copa Chile runners-up in 1981 and 1988.

OHiggins F.C. professional association football team based in Rancagua, Chile

O'Higgins Fútbol Club also known as O'Higgins de Rancagua, is a Chilean football club based in Rancagua, that is a current member of the Campeonato Nacional. The club's home stadium is the Estadio El Teniente, opened in 1945 and renovated for the 2015 Copa América, which was hosted by Chile.

Manuel Alejandro Neira Díaz is a retired Chilean football player who played as a striker.

Humberto Suazo Chilean footballer

Humberto Andrés Suazo Pontivo, nicknamed Chupete, is a Chilean professional footballer. In 2006, he was awarded by IFFHS as the world's top goal scorer of the year. After winning the Apertura 2007 with Colo Colo, he moved to Liga MX club CF Monterrey, where he became the club's all-time top scorer as well as winning two Liga MX titles, three CONCACAF Champions League titles, and one InterLiga. He returned to Colo-Colo in 2015 after 7 years with Monterrey.

Ñublense

Deportivo Ñublense S.D.A.P is a professional football team based in Chillán, Ñuble Province, Chile. The club was formed in 1916 under the name of Liceo Fútbol Club. They compete in Chile's Primera B league.

Deportes Iquique association football club

Club de Deportes Iquique S.A.D.P. is a Chilean football club based in Iquique that is a current member of the Campeonato Nacional. Founded in 1978, the club's home stadium is the Estadio Municipal de Cavancha, which has a 3,500 capacity.

The Copa Chile is an annual cup competition for Chilean football teams. Due to time constraints and club pressure, the trophy was cancelled in 2000, but returned in 2008. Its precursor was the Campeonato de Apertura, played from 1933 to 1950.

Roberto Gutiérrez Chilean footballer

Roberto Carlos Gutiérrez Gamboa is a Chilean footballer who plays as a Striker for Palestino in the Primera División de Chile. He has played in his country and Mexico in his years as professional players.

Hans Martínez Chilean footballer

Hans Alexis Martínez Cabrera is a Chilean footballer who plays for Universidad de Concepción. Mainly a central defender, he can also play as a left back or defensive midfielder.

José Pedro Fuenzalida Chilean footballer

José Pedro Fuenzalida Gana is a Chilean footballer who currently plays as forward for Universidad Católica of Chile.

Jaime Augusto Pizarro Herrera is a retired football player who played 53 times for the Chile national team between 1987 and 1993. He currently serves as Sub-secretary of the National Institute of Sports of the government of Michelle Bachelet. At club level, he played as a midfielder, principally for the Chilean club Colo-Colo, the team where he was crowned champion both as a player and as a coach.

Paulo Garcés Chilean association footballer

Paulo Andrés Garcés Contreras is a Chilean footballer who as of 2015 played for Primera División club Deportes Antofagasta as a goalkeeper.

Charles Aránguiz Chilean footballer

Charles Mariano Aránguiz Sandoval is a Chilean professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club Bayer Leverkusen and the Chile national team.

The 2015 Torneo Clausura was the 2014–15 Campeonato Nacional season second and last tournament. The defending champion was Universidad de Chile which reached the 2014 Torneo Apertura.

The 2017 Campeonato Nacional season, known as Campeonato Nacional de Transición Scotiabank 2017 for sponsorship purposes, was the 87th season of top-flight football in Chile. Colo-Colo won their thirty-second title following a 3–0 away win at Huachipato on 9 December. Universidad de Chile were the defending champions.

References

  1. http://www.joomag.com/magazine/sangre-cruzada-gu%C3%ADa-de-medios-uc-2015-2016/0414574001441051453?page=8
  2. "Chilean Clubs - Friendly Matches 1991-2001". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  3. Template:Cita Harvard