Audax Club Sportivo Italiano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈauðaks itaˈljano]) 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.

Audax Italiano
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Full nameAudax Club Sportivo Italiano, SADP [1]
Nickname(s)Los Tanos, Los Itálicos, Audinos
Founded30 November 1910
GroundEstadio Bicentenario de La Florida
La Florida, Chile
Capacity12,000
ChairmanLorenzo Antillo
ManagerFrancisco Meneghini
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
20197th
WebsiteClub website

The club had their first major success in 1936, when they won the league tournament. During the 1940s, Audax won two leagues in 1946 and 1948, reaching a fourth in 1957.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded by Italian residents in Santiago, on November 30, 1910 as Audax Club Ciclista Italiano in the Alberto Caffi's hat store, and was originally focused in cycling. As football developed quickly in Santiago, in 1917 the club begun participating in that sport, and in 1922, when the popularity of football increased within Audax's supporters, the club changed its name to Audax Club Sportivo Italiano.

In January 2007, the club was transformed into a limited liability corporation, and changed its name to Audax Italiano La Florida, adding the name of the comuna in which it's always been located.

The club has always been a regular protagonist in Chilean football, but had never been able to participate in any major international competition until 2007, when they played in the Copa Libertadores. As a club founded by immigrants, it has a special rivalry with the other immigrant clubs Unión Española (founded by Spaniards) and Palestino (founded by Palestinian Arabs).

HonoursEdit

Domestic CompetitionsEdit

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

2007: Group Stage
2008: Group Stage
2007: Second Preliminary Round
1998: First Round

RecordsEdit

  • Largest margin of victory:
In Primera División matches: 9–2 vs. Universidad Católica in 1945
In Copa Chile matches: 13–0 vs. Juventud Varsovia in 2010
In international matches: 3–1 Alianza Lima in 2007
  • Largest margin of defeat:
In Primera División matches: 1–7 vs. Colo-Colo in 1939 & 0–6 vs. Santiago Wanderers in 1993
In international matches: 1–4 vs. Sportivo Luqueño in 2008
  • Longest win streak: 24 games in 2007
  • Most goals scored in international play: Rodolfo Moya & Carlos Villanueva (3 goals)
  • Most goals scored in Primera División: Carlos Tello (101 goals)
  • Most goals scored in one season in Primera División: José Luis Díaz (23 goals in 1999)
  • Most goals scored in two short tournaments: Carlos Villanueva (30 goals in 2007)

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Current squad of Audax Italiano as of 21 September 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
2   CHI DF Carlos Labrín
3   URU DF Manuel Fernández
4   CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5   CHI DF Fabián Torres
6   CHI MF Diego Torres
7   CHI DF Nicolás Fernández
8   CHI MF René Meléndez
9   ARG FW Rodrigo Holgado
10   CHI MF Ariel Martínez
11   CHI MF Jorge Henríquez
12   ARG GK José Devecchi
13   CHI GK Joaquín García
No. Position Player
14   CHI MF Iván Ledezma
15   CHI MF Nicolás Crovetto
16   CHI FW Álvaro Delgado
17   CHI DF Bryan Figueroa
18   CHI DF Ricardo Escobar
19   VEN FW Jesús Ramírez
20   URU MF Pablo Lavandeira
21   CHI MF Luis Cabrera
22   CHI FW Nicolás Orellana
23   CHI MF Cristóbal Marín
24   CHI DF Cristóbal Muñoz
25   CHI GK Tomás Ahumada
32   CHI GK Matías Hurych

Manager: Francisco Meneghini

2019 Summer TransfersEdit

InEdit

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

No. Position Player
--   FW Nicolás Orellana (from Universidad de Concepción)
No. Position Player
--   FW Jesús Ramírez (Loan from Coquimbo Unido)

OutEdit

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

No. Position Player
8   MF Iván Vásquez (Released)
12   GK Eryin Sanhueza (Loan to Lautaro de Buin)
17   MF Ricardo Fuenzalida (to Deportes Melipilla)
No. Position Player
20   FW Ignacio Jeraldino (to Atlas)
28   FW Jesús Hernández (to Deportes Iquique)
29   DF Juan Carlos Espinoza (back to Universidad Católica)

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-25. Retrieved 2009-10-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External linksEdit

  • [www.audaxitaliano.cl/ Official website]