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Deportes Concepción
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Full name Club Social y de Deportes Concepción
Nickname(s) Los leones, Los lilas, El león de collao
Founded February 29, 1966
Ground Estadio Municipal de Concepción
Concepción, Chile
(Capacity: 35,000)
Chairman chileno Nibaldo Jaque
Manager argentino Fernando "Palito" Cavallieri
League Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera B
2008 Clausura 20th
Home colours
Away colours

Club de Deportes Concepción, is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción.

The club was founded on February 29, 1966 by the fusion of several amateur clubs such as Galvarino, Liverpool, Juvenil Unido, Santa Fe and Club Lord Cochrane. The club is one of the most important teams in the VIII region of Chile, their great rivals are Fernandez Vial and Huachipato. The club plays their home games at Estadio Municipal de Concepción in Concepción, Chile, which seats about 35,000 people.

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History

The team joined the second division of the Chilean professional league in 1966 and won the tournament a year later gaining promotion to the Primera División.

In 1991 the team joined Colo Colo in representing Chile in the Copa Libertadores, they passed through the 1st round phase but lost in the round of sixteen against America de Cali.

In 1993 the club was relegated after finishing 15th of 16 teams, but the club bounced straight back by winning the second division title in 1994.

Concepcion played their next big international tournament in 1999, they participated in the Copa Conmebol and made it all the way to the semifinals but lost against Talleres de Cordoba from Argentina. A real disappointment to the fans.

In the year 2001, they once again played the Copa Libertadores and beat rivals such as San Lorenzo from Argentina and Jorge Wilstermann from Bolivia. Once again they made it into the round of sixteen but lost this time to Vasco da Gama from Brazil who had top class players like Romário in their team.

In 2002 the club were again relegated by finishing 15th of 16 teams in the aggregated table, they returned to the top flight in 2004.

In the year 2006 the team was suspended and could not play professionally in the whole year due to debts and unpaid salaries. The club was going to be relegated, but after a legal battle, they were readmitted in the Chilean first division, where they play in 2007. An alternative team (Deportes Concepción B) plays in the Third division of Chile as well.

Club Facts

  • Seasons in First Division: 33 (1968-81; 1985-93; 1995-02; 2005; 2007-2008)
  • Seasons in Second Division: 8 (1966-67; 1982-84; 1994; 2003-04; 2009-present)
  • Copa Libertadores appearances: 2 (1991 & 2001)
  • Largest Margin of Victory: 7-1 (vs. Santiago Morning 1976)
  • Largest Margin of Defeat: 7-1 (vs. Colo-Colo 1995)
  • Best Finish in First Division: 2nd (1975)
  • All-time Goalscorer: Osvaldo Castro (36 goals)

National Honors

  • Second Division champions: 1967 & 1994

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

Best: Second Round in 1991, 2001

Notable players

Current Squad

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

No. Position Player
4 Chile DF Alexis Salazar
6 Chile MF Mauricio Lagos
7 Chile MF Jaime Barrientos
8 Chile MF Patricio Almendra
10 Brazil MF Nasa
12 Chile GK Ronald Valladares
11 Argentina FW Matías Sepúlveda
13 Chile MF Héctor Berríos
14 Chile FW David Llanos
15 Uruguay FW Álvaro Gabriel López
17 Argentina DF Andrés Colombo
18 Chile FW Marcos González
19 Chile MF Manuel Simpertegui
No. Position Player
20 Uruguay MF Carlos Marcora
22 Uruguay MF Leandro de los Santos
24 Chile MF Javier Rodríguez
-- Chile MF Cristopher Reyes
-- Chile GK Jonathan Salvador
-- Libya GK Luis de Agustini
-- Chile DF Andrés Sepúlveda
-- Chile FW Manuel Magaña
-- Chile DF Manuel Ormazábal
-- Chile DF Fernando Lazcano
-- Chile DF César Vergara
-- Chile DF Cristóbal González
-- Chile MF Alejandro Figueroa

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