Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Tunja playing in the Categoría Primera A. 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
Full nameBoyacá Chicó Fútbol Club S.A.
Nickname(s)Los Ajedrezados (The Checkered)
El Campeón de Boyacá (The Champion of Boyacá)
Founded26 March 2002; 21 years ago (2002-03-26) (as Bogotá Chicó)
1 April 2005; 18 years ago (2005-04-01) (rebranded)
GroundEstadio La Independencia
Tunja, Colombia
ChairmanRicardo Hoyos Ángel
ManagerBelmer Aguilar
LeagueCategoría Primera A
2022Primera B, 2nd of 16
(Champions and promoted)
WebsiteClub website

History edit

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 B in 2002 after buying a license from Cortuluá,[3] and 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.[4] In 2016, after thirteen seasons in Primera A, the team was relegated.[5][6] 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.

Honours edit

Domestic edit

Winners (1): 2008–I
Winners (3): 2003, 2017, 2022
Runners-up (1): 2019
Runners-up (1): 2011

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions edit

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

Players edit

Current squad edit

As of 30 August 2023[7]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   COL Rogerio Caicedo
2 DF   COL Duvier Díaz
3 DF   COL Elkin Mosquera
4 DF   VEN Henry Plazas
5 DF   VEN Galileo Del Castillo
7 FW   COL Wilmar Cruz
8 MF   COL Sebastián Támara
10 FW   COL Geimer Balanta
11 FW   COL Juan Asprilla
12 GK   COL Víctor Soto
14 DF   COL Eduard Banguero
16 DF   VEN Delvin Alfonzo
17 MF   VEN José Soto
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   COL Frank Lozano
20 DF   ARG Agustín Aleo
21 MF   VEN Ángelo Peña
22 FW   COL Jacobo Pimentel
23 GK   COL Sebastián Arango
24 DF   COL Deyson Copete
26 MF   COL Mauricio García
27 MF   COL Kevin Londoño
29 FW   COL Sebastián Colón
30 MF   COL Michael Gómez
33 GK   COL Eder Orjuela
MF   COL Pablo Rubio

Notable players edit

Managers edit

References edit

  1. ^ " - Boyacá Chicó". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
  2. ^ a b - Historia Primera B Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Especiales LMDF: La Feria de las fichas de los clubes del fútbol colombiano (o "¿Sabe usted dónde esta la ficha de su equipo en estos momentos?")" [LMDF Specials: The Carnival of licenses of Colombian football clubs (or "do you know where is your team's license right now?")] (in Spanish). La Monserga del Fútbol. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2022.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Boyacá Chicó desciende a la 'B', tras 12 años".
  6. ^ "Boyacá Chicó perdió 3-2 en su visita al Medellín y descendió a la B".
  7. ^ "Boyacá Chicó". Dimayor. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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