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Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Tunja playing in the Categoría Primera A starting from 2018. The club was founded on March 26, 2002[1] in Bogotá as Deportivo Bogotá Chicó F.C.,[2] named after one of the city's neighborhoods. After gaining promotion from Primera B in 2003[2] and playing one more season in the capital, the club was relocated to its current ground and renamed Boyacá Chicó F.C. They play their home games at the Estadio de La Independencia stadium.

Boyacá Chicó
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Full nameDeportivo Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club S.A.
Nickname(s)Los Ajedrezados (The Checkered)
Founded26 March 2002; 17 years ago (2002-03-26)
GroundEstadio La Independencia
Tunja, Colombia
Capacity20,630
ChairmanRicardo Hoyos Ángel
ManagerJhon Jaime Gómez
LeagueCategoría Primera A
2018–II14th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2002 as Chicó Futbol Club, after the neighborhood of Chicó, in the locality of Chapinero in Bogotá, where Eduardo Pimentel, the manager of the project and former player of Millonarios, América de Cali, Independiente Medellín, Deportivo Pereira and the Colombia national football team, was born. The club played their first season in Primera C, finished as champions and were promoted to Primera B. The club won the Primera B championship in 2003, beating Pumas de Casanare in the double-legged final series and earned further promotion to Primera A.

After its move to Tunja and the arrival of manager Alberto Gamero in 2006, Boyacá Chicó started enjoying consistent results which allowed them to reach the semifinals of the domestic championship in the 2006 Finalización and both tournaments of the 2007 season, qualifying for the 2008 Copa Libertadores. In 2008, the club won its first Primera A title, defeating América de Cali in the Torneo Apertura final.[3] In 2016, after thirteen seasons in Primera A, the team was relegated.[4][5] However, the club only spent one season in the second tier, being promoted back to the Primera A after winning the Primera B championship in 2017.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Winners (1): 2008–I
Winners (2): 2003, 2017
Winners (1): 2000
Runners-up (1): 2011

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

The club has appeared in the Copa Libertadores twice, reaching the preliminary round in 2008 and the group stage in the 2009 edition.

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Agg.
2008 Copa Libertadores FS   Audax Italiano 4–3 0–1 4–4 (a)
2009 Copa Libertadores GS   Aurora 2–1 3–0 3rd
  Grêmio 0–1 0–3
  Universidad de Chile 3–0 0–3

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 July 2018[6]

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

No. Position Player
3   DF Jhon Peña
5   DF José Mosquera
7   MF Misael Riascos
9   FW Diego Valdés
10   MF Mateo Palacios
12   GK Sergio Avellaneda
13   DF Nelino Tapia
14   MF Denis Mena
16   FW Jhon Arboleda
17   DF Jordy Monroy
18   MF Juan David Díaz
19   FW Óscar Balanta
20   FW Jhan Mora
21   MF Yuxer Requena
22   MF Felipe Acosta
No. Position Player
23   MF Felipe Ponce (on loan from Atlético San Luis)
25   DF Juan David Duque
28   GK Sebastián Arango
  GK Aldair Arnedo
  DF Carlos Esterilla
  DF Félix García
  DF Jonathan Garay
  DF Deiver Hinojosa
  MF Juan Barrera
  MF Jossymar Gómez
  MF Stiven Mina
  MF José Carlos Muñoz
  MF Juan Camilo Vela
  FW Óscar Rodas
  FW Juan Camilo Salazar

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dimayor.com - Boyacá Chicó". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
  2. ^ a b Dimayor.com - Historia Primera B Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Boyacá Chicó, del argentino Caneo, campeón inédito del fútbol de Colombia" (in Spanish). AFP. Archived from the original on 10 July 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ http://www.rcnradio.com/deportes/boyaca-chico-desciende-la-b-tras-12-anos/
  5. ^ http://www.futbolred.com/liga-aguila/boyaca-chico-perdio-3-2-con-medellin-y-descendio-a-la-b+16743771
  6. ^ "Boyacá Chicó". Dimayor. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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