Audax Italiano

Audax Club Sportivo Italiano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈawðaks 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
ManagerPablo Sánchez
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
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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 4 October 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Joaquín Muñoz
2   CHI DF Carlos Labrín
4   CHI MF Osvaldo Bosso
5   CHI DF Fabián Torres
7   CHI DF Nicolás Fernández
8   CHI MF Fernando Cornejo
10   CHI MF Jorge Henríquez
11   CHI DF Roberto Cereceda
13   CHI GK Álvaro Salazar
14   CHI FW Gonzalo Álvarez
17   CHI DF Bryan Figueroa
18   CHI MF Joaquín Montecinos
No. Position Player
19   ARG FW Lautaro Palacios
22   CHI MF Óliver Rojas
23   CHI MF Jorge Faúndez
25   CHI GK Tomás Ahumada
27   CHI FW Michael Fuentes
30   CHI MF Nicolás Aedo
32   CHI FW Massami Gutiérrez
--   CHI DF Raúl Osorio
--   CHI DF Diego Torres
--   URU MF Rodrigo Amaral
--   PAR FW Luis Riveros
--   ARG FW Germán Estigarribia

2021 Winter TransfersEdit

InEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   CHI Raúl Osorio (from O'Higgins)
DF   CHI Diego Torres (back from Deportes Antofagasta)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   PAR Luis Riveros (from Universidad de Concepción)

OutEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   URU Manuel Fernández (to Unión Española)
6 MF   MEX Iván Ochoa (back to León)
9 FW   ARG Federico González (Released)
15 DF   CHI Nicolás Corvetto (Released)
16 FW   CHI Álvaro Delgado (Released)
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   CHI Fabián Carmona (to Coquimbo Unido)
21 MF   CHI Luis Cabrera (to Coquimbo Unido)
24 FW   ARG Gabriel Esparza (Released)
28 MF   CHI Diego Aravena (Released)

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