Atlético Huila (women)

Atlético Huila Femenino[2] is a women's football club based in Neiva, Huila, Colombia. Founded in 2016, they are the women's section of Atlético Huila and take part in the Colombian Women's Football League organized by Dimayor, the top level women's football league in Colombia.

Atlético Huila Femenino
Full nameClub Deportivo Atlético Huila Femenino S. A.
Nickname(s)Las Opitas
Las Bambuqueras
Las Auriverdes[1]
Founded2016; 6 years ago (2016)
GroundEstadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid
Neiva, Colombia
ChairmanJuan Carlos Patarroyo
CoachDouglas Calderón
LeagueColombian Women's Football League
WebsiteClub website

Atlético Huila won the league championship in 2018, having finished runner-up in the previous season. They also won the 2018 edition of the Copa Libertadores Femenina, thus becoming the first Colombian team to be champions of the club competition.


Atlético Huila Femenino was formed in 2016.[3] The División Mayor del Fútbol Profesional Colombiano (Dimayor) announced in early 2016 that there would be a professional women's football league in Colombia.[4] However, it was not until 20 October of the same year that the official launch of the championship took place in Cartagena. Atlético Huila Femenino was officially presented in October 2016 in the city of Neiva. The club agreed to the dispute of the Colombian professional league by making use of its right to participate thanks to having sports recognition from Coldeportes and Dimayor. Their objective was to be the first champion and the team created their bases from a mini championship in the Huila Department.

In the middle of the year, Mildrey Pineda, was called up by the Colombian national team and played in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.[5]

The team entered a hiatus starting from 2020, when it withdrew from the domestic league owing to financial reasons.[6][7] However, they returned to the league for the 2022 season.[8]


Winners (1): 2018
Winners (1): 2018

2018 Copa Libertadores Femenina ChampionsEdit



19 November Group A Atlético Huila   3–0   Peñarol Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
20:30 UTC-4
Report Referee: Yercinia Correa (Venezuela)
22 November Group A Audax   1–0   Atlético Huila Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
18:00 UTC-4
Report Referee: Zulma Quiñónez (Paraguay)
25 November Group A Unión Española   1–3   Atlético Huila Estádio Roberto Simonsen, Manaus
20:30 UTC-4
Referee: Adriana Farfán (Bolivia)
29 November Semi-finals Iranduba   1–1
(1–3 p)
  Atlético Huila Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
18:00 UTC-4
Referee: Estela Álvarez (Argentina)
2 December Final Santos   1–1
(3–5 p)
  Atlético Huila Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
19:30 UTC-4
Referee: Zulma Quiñónez (Paraguay)

Atlético Huila won the tournament. For being champions of the Copa Libertadores Femenina, Atlético Huila won $55,000. Every player received $2,000 and the rest of the money went to the team.[9]


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  2. ^ "CLUB DEPORTIVO ATLÉTICO HUILA". División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano. Archived from the original on 8 April 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Liga Femenina". Atlético Huila. Archived from the original on 2019-05-15. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Copia archivada". Archived from the original on 29 July 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Convocatoria oficial Selecciones Colombia para Rio 2016" (in Spanish). Colombian Football Federation. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  6. ^ "Muy triste: campeón de Copa Libertadores femenina ya no tendrá equipo" (in Spanish). Futbolred. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  7. ^ "EL DRAMA EN LA DESAPARICIÓN DE ATLÉTICO HUILA FEMENINO, CAMPEÓN DE LIGA Y LIBERTADORES" (in Spanish). Antena 2. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  8. ^ "¡Es oficial! Huila jugará la liga femenina del 2022" [It's official! Huila will play the 2022 women's league] (in Spanish). La Nación. 13 January 2022. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  9. ^ "The women who won the Libertadores protested and will have their prize". International Football News. 7 December 2018. Archived from the original on 29 March 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2018.