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 in Bogotá as Deportivo Bogotá Chicó F.C., named after one of the city's neighborhoods. After gaining promotion from Primera B in 2003 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.
|Full name||Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club S.A.|
|Nickname(s)||Los Ajedrezados (The Checkered)|
El Campeón de Boyacá (The Champion of Boyacá)
|Founded||26 March 2002 (as Bogotá Chicó)|
1 April 2005 (rebranded)
|Ground||Estadio La Independencia|
|Chairman||Ricardo Hoyos Ángel|
|League||Categoría Primera A|
|2022||Primera B, 2nd of 16|
(Champions and promoted)
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, 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. In 2016, after thirteen seasons in Primera A, the team was relegated. 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.
- Winners (1): 2008–I
- Runners-up (1): 2011
Performance in CONMEBOL competitions edit
|2008||Copa Libertadores||FS||Audax Italiano||4–3||0–1||4–4 (a)|
|Universidad de Chile||3–0||0–3|
Current squad edit
- As of 30 August 2023
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable players edit
- Juan Alejandro Mahecha (2005–2009), (2011–2014), (2015–2016)
- Ever Palacios (2005–2011)
- Mario García (2006–2013)
- Edwin Móvil (2006–2009), (2010–2014)
- Arley Palacios (2007–2008)
- Nestor Salazar (2007–2008)
- Miguel Caneo (2008–2011),(2016)
- Franky Oviedo (2008)
- Víctor Danilo Pacheco (2008)
- Yhonny Ramírez (2008–2011)
- Brahaman Sinisterra (2008)
- Edigson Velásquez (2008–2009)
- Eduardo Pimentel (2004–05)
- Mario Vanemerak (2005)
- Alberto Gamero (July 2005 – Dec 2013)
- José Ricardo Pérez (Jan 2014 – Dec 14)
- Eduardo Lara (Dec 2014–15)
- Eduardo Pimentel (2015)
- José Ricardo Pérez (2016)
- Darío Sierra (2016)
- Nelson Gómez (2016)
- Darío Sierra (2016)
- Nelson Olveira (2016–17)
- Jhon Jaime Gómez (2017–20)
- Belmer Aguilar (2020–2021)
- Mario García (2021–)
- "Dimayor.com - Boyacá Chicó". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-22.
- Dimayor.com - Historia Primera B Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "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.
- "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.
- "Boyacá Chicó desciende a la 'B', tras 12 años".
- "Boyacá Chicó perdió 3-2 en su visita al Medellín y descendió a la B".
- "Boyacá Chicó". Dimayor. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- Official website of Chicó F.C. (archived)