Boyacá Chicó F.C.

Boyacá Chicó Fútbol Club is a professional Colombian football team based in Tunja playing in the Categoría Primera B. 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)
Founded26 March 2002; 20 years ago (2002-03-26) (as Bogotá Chicó)
1 April 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04-01) (rebranded)
GroundEstadio La Independencia
Tunja, Colombia
Capacity20.000
ChairmanRicardo Hoyos Ángel
ManagerMario García
LeagueCategoría Primera B
2021–II3rd (First stage)
(Semifinals Group A, 2nd)
WebsiteClub website

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
Runners-up (1): 2019
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 18 August 2021[6]

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 Jhonathan Muñoz
6 MF   COL José Hurtado
7 FW   COL Geimer Balanta
14 DF   COL Eduard Banguero
16 DF   VEN Delvin Alfonzo
17 FW   COL Cristian Páez
19 MF   COL Frank Lozano
22 FW   COL Jacobo Pimentel
23 GK   COL Sebastián Arango
24 FW   COL Brayan Moreno (on loan from Celaya)
33 GK   COL Eder Orjuela
DF   VEN Galileo Del Castillo
DF   COL Duvier Díaz
DF   COL Jhon Anderson Gómez
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   COL Elkin Mosquera
DF   VEN Henry Plazas
DF   COL Francined Restrepo
DF   COL José Fernando Rosero
MF   COL Jhoan Arenas
MF   COL Julián Bustos
MF   COL Javier Calle
MF   COL Wilmar Cruz
MF   COL Juan José Forero
MF   COL Kevin Londoño
MF   COL Dayro Mosquera
MF   COL Iván Rivas
MF   COL Sebastián Támara
FW   COL Quelmer Hurtado
FW   COL Wilson Mena

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. ^ "Boyacá Chicó desciende a la 'B', tras 12 años".
  5. ^ "Boyacá Chicó perdió 3-2 en su visita al Medellín y descendió a la B".
  6. ^ "Boyacá Chicó". Dimayor. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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