C.D. Águila

Club Deportivo Águila, commonly known as Águila, is a Salvadoran football club based in San Miguel, El Salvador. The club currently plays in the Primera División, the top tier of the El Salvador football league system.[1]

C.D. Águila
Club Deportivo Águila logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Águila
La 50+1
FoundedFebruary 15, 1926; 95 years ago (1926-02-15)
GroundEstadio Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
PresidentEl Salvador José Alexander Menjivar
ManagerPeru Agustin Castillo
LeagueEl Salvador Primera División

Águila is one of the most successful clubs in El Salvador football history.[2] C.D. Águila have won sixteen Primera División championships, one Copa Presidente, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976. Their CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976 win made them the second Salvadoran team to win a CONCACAF title.

Since 1956, Águila have played their home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza. The stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in El Salvador.

Aguila is one of the most widely supported football clubs in El Salvador, and has long standing rivalry with neighbours Dragón, known as the San Miguel derby, and also competes with powerclub FAS, known as El Clásico (English: The Classic).[3]


Foundation and early yearsEdit

Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people.[4] The first club President was Victor Vanegas. The major goal of the club was first to establish a baseball team, and later develop football and basketball teams. At the beginning, baseball and football were not as successful as basketball with the team dominating in both El Salvador as in neighbouring countries.

In 1956, a group met in San Miguel and decided to form a football team named Club Deportivo Águila. Early players included Juan Francisco Barraza, Esteban Blanco, Salvador Hernández, Juan Merthem, Atilio Pineda, Manuel Larios, and Rodolfo Fuentes.

During its time in the lower leagues, it fought for the affections of the San Miguel people alongside rival Dragón, but when they were promoted to the Liga, it attracted a following not only from San Miguel but also from the entire country. Proof of this was demonstrated by the fact that the teams sold more tickets when the local club played against Águila.


C.D. Águila ranks second in the number of championships won in El Salvador with fifteen titles. The two most successful managers in the club history are Conrado Miranda (1959, 1975, 1976) and Argentinian Hugo Coria (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000, Clausura 2001) with three titles each, Juan Francisco Barraza (1972, 1983) and Victor Manuel Ochoa (1963, 1964) with two titles each, while Honduran Carlos Padilla (1960), Brazilian Zózimo (1968), Chilean Hernán Carrasco Vivanco (1986) and Serbian-Salvadoran Vladan Vićević (Clausura 2006) won one title each. They were also winners of the Copa President in 2000 and won the CONCACAF Champions League.

The members of the team that conquered the first championship in 1959 were Luis Alberto López, Rodolfo Fuentes, Justiniano Jiménez, Manuel Larios, Raúl Vásquez, Raúl Bonilla, Raúl Lizano, Juan Francisco Barraza, Juan Antonio Merlos,[5] and Saúl Molina.[6]


Companies that Águila currently has sponsorship deals with for 21–22 includes:

  • Umbro – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Tigo – Official sponsors
  • Pepsi – Official sponsors
  • Mister donut – Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors


Águila plays its home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza located in San Miguel. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.

Colours and crestEdit

Since the club foundation the clubs have always played in orange with black stripes shirt, black shorts and orange socks.
While the club alternative kit is Black with Orange stripes.

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Statistics and recordsEdit

TBD holds the record for most Águila appearances, having played TBD first-team matches from TBD to TBD. The record for Águila's most capped international player is Rudis Corrales with 77 caps (33 while at the club), Arnold Cruz of Honduras is Águila's most capped foreign international player with 55 caps.

Luis Ramírez Zapata is Águila's all-time top goalscorer, with 184 goals. other players have also scored over 100 goals for Águila: Hugo Coria and the previous goalscoring record-holder Félix Pineda (1971–1983).


Águila's biggest rivalries are with Alianza, Luis Ángel Firpo and FAS. Together, these teams form the "Big Four" of Salvadoran football, and are the primary title contenders each season.

The rivalry stems not only from their competitiveness, but from the economic, political, and cultural clashes between the cities of San Miguel, Santa Ana and San Salvador, where the other three clubs are based.

El ClásicoEdit

Of those rivalries, Águila's rivalry with FAS is the strongest and most passionate. That rivalry is traditionally referred to as El Clásico. The first in the series took place on 17 May 1959, and ended in a 1–1 draw. As of the end of the 2016 Clausura season, the clubs have faced each other in 224 competitive matches, which have resulted in 68 wins for Águila, 87 for FAS and 68 draws.

El Derbi MigueleñoEdit

The rivalry between Aguila and Dragón due to the fact that both teams are based in San Miguel. [1]

The intense feelings between the two sides began early on due to the close proximity and the switching of players between the clubs. The biggest defection occurred in 1950's when legendary players Juan Francisco Barraza and left the championship side of Dragon to Aguila and started a dynasty. The sole final played between the two teams ended 1–0 to Dragon. They have not played against each other since Dragon relegated 2018.


Águila is historically the second most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the second most championships. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. Águila is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

Domestic honoursEdit




Current squadEdit

[8]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   SLV José Martin Mejía
2 DF   SLV Reinaldo Aparicio
3 DF   SLV Ronald Gómez
4 DF   SLV Fredy Espinoza
5 DF   SLV Lisandro Claros
6 MF   SLV Dixon Rivas
7 FW   SLV Jairo Henriquez
8 DF   SLV Xavier Garcia
9 FW   SLV David Rugamas
10 FW   USA Gerson Mayen
11 FW   ARG Nicolas Martinez
12 FW   SLV Santos Ortíz
14 DF   SLV Edwin Lazo
15 MF   SLV Fabricio Alfaro
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW   SLV Kevin Melara
17 FW   BRA Yan Maciel
19 FW   PAN Nicolás Muñoz
20 MF   HON Elison Rivas
21 DF   SLV Marlon Trejo
22 GK   SLV Benji Villalobos (captain)
30 MF   BRA Lucas Ventura
38 MF   SLV Daniel Arévalo
43 MF   SLV Francisco Laínez
44 MF   SLV Nelson Rodríguez
52 FW   SLV Styven Vásquez
MF   SLV Henry Argueta

Players with dual citizenshipEdit

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLV Mártir Contreras (at EL Vencedor for the 2020-2021 season)
MF   SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
DF   SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)


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   SLV Xavi Garcia (From Free Agent)
FW   SLV David Rugamas (From Once Deportivo)
FW   SLV Jairo Henriquez (From TBD)
FW   SLV Lisandro Claros (From C.D. Luis Angel Firpo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   BRA Lucas Ventura (From Hirnyk-Sport)
MF   ARG Nicolas Martinez (From TBD)
MF   ARG Franco Faria (From TBD)
MF   SLV Styven Vasquez (From TBD)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
  BRA Bruno Kairon (To TBA)
  BRA Marlon Da Silva (To TBA)
  COL Andres Quejada (To TBD)
  SLV Diego Coca (To Isidro Metapan)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLV Wilson Rugamas (To C.D. Luis Angel Firpo)
MF   SLV Victor Garcia (To TBA)

Youth League squadEdit

Águila's youth squad plays in the ten-team Primera División Reserves (El Salvador). Current members of the squad are:

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
31 MF   SLV Herbert Gómez
32 MF   SLV Marvin Garmendia
33 FW   SLV Brayan Paz
34 DF   SLV Adrián Girón
36 DF   SLV Kevin Berríos
40 DF   SLV Carlos Chávez
42 FW   SLV Edgar Castillo
44 DF   SLV Melvin Cruz
45 FW   SLV Bryan Galdámez
46 GK   SLV Carlos Benítez
47 MF   SLV Roberto Martínez
48 MF   SLV Víctor Hernández
No. Pos. Nation Player
49 DF   SLV Luis Alvarenga
50 DF   SLV Leopoldo Torres
51 MF   SLV Joel Turcios Mendoza
52 MF   SLV Carlos Ortíz
53 MF   SLV Emmanuel Hernández
54 FW   SLV Enrique Rivas
55 MF   SLV Diego Henríquez
56 FW   SLV Herbert Flores
57 MF   SLV Hugo Martínez
58 MF   SLV Charly Argueta
59 MF   SLV Luis Pineda Alejo
60 GK   SLV Brandon Hernández


Coaching staffEdit

As of November 2021

Position Staff
Manager   Agustin Castillo
Assistant Managers   TBD
Reserve Manager   Santos Noel Riviera
Under 17 Manager   Kilmar Jimenez
Ladies Manager   TBD
Fitness Coach   Luis Medina
Goalkeeper Coach   Oscar Buruca
Sport Director   Ernesto Gochez Lovo
Team Doctor   Dr. Marianinho Alvarado
General Physician   Dr. Salvador Beltrán
Knesliogiocal   Dr. Antonio Platero
Utility   Rene Salinas
Sub-Utility   Ricardo Morreira
Sub-Utility   Franklin Villatoro and Rorig Sigaran


Position Staff
Owner   Menjivar clinical investments
Vice President  
general manager   Óscar Hassin
Secretary   Raúl Diaz
General Representative   Arturo Espinoza
managing director   José Argueta
Executive Manager   Miguel Chahin
Press Manager   Óskar Cruz
Manager of the Academy   Roberto Montoya
Scout Manager  

Presidential historyEdit

Aguila have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them.

Name Years
  Miguel Charlaix F. 1959–66
  Federico Garcia Prieto H. 1967–68
  Enrique Garcia-Prieto H. 1969–70
  Carlos Garcia-Prieto H. 1971–74
  Saturnino Durlen Vargas 1975–77
  Federico Garcia-Prieto H. 1977–78
  Ernesto Muyshondt Parker 1979–81
Name Years
  Federico Garcia-Prieto N. 1982
  Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1983–84
  Reynaldo López Nuila 1985–89
  Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1989–98
  Alejandro González Arguello 1998–05
  Lisandro Pohl 2005–06
  Salvador Galeas 2006–09
Name Years
  Will Salgado 2009–10
  Julio Sosa 2010–13
  Pedro Fausto Arieta 2014–2016
  Pedro Arieta Iglesias 2016–2018
  Óskar Cruz (interim) 2018
  Doctor José Victorino Villatoro 2018–

Notable playersEdit

World Cup winnersEdit

Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:

South American Championship runners-upEdit

Players that have played for Águila in their career and finnished up as runners-up South American Championship:

World Cup PlayersEdit

Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:

Team captainsEdit

Name Years
  Juan Francisco Barraza 1963-1964
  Sergio Méndez 1965
  Luis Rivas 1973-1975
  Francisco Jovel Cruz 1979-1980
  Luis Ramírez Zapata 1984
  Mario Castillo 1987
  Ramón Maradiaga 1988
  Pedro Mayen 1991
  Hugo Coria 1991–1992
  Wilfredo Figueroa 1994–1999
  Mario Mayén Meza 1999–2000
  José Alexander Amaya 2001–2004
  Jorge Humberto Rodriguez 2005–2006
  Fabio Ulloa 2006–2007
  Victor Velasquez 2008
  Hermes Martinez Misal 2009
  William Torres Alegria 2010
  Luis Anaya 2011–2012
  Deris Umanzor 2013–2016
  Henry Romero 2016–2017
  Deris Umanzor 2017
  Benji Villalobos 2018–2019
  Andres Quejada 2019-2021
  Fredy Espinoza 2021-present

Head coachesEdit

Aguila has had various coaches since its formation in 1956. In 1956, Argentinian Gregorio Bundio Núñez became the club's first full-time head coach. Conrado Miranda is the club's most successful coach, having won three Primera División titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976, followed closely by Hugo Coria who won two primera titles, and won Copa Presidente 1999-2000 , and Victor Manuel Ochoa who won two titles as well. Hugo Coria has served five terms as head coach.

Kit makersEdit

Years Kit manufacturers
1985–1986 Pony
1997–2000 Joma
2001–02 Galaxia
2003–04 Umbro
2004–07 Diadora
2007–09 Joma
2010 Nike
2011–12 Galaxia
2013 Diadora
2014–2018 Joma
2018– Maca

Other departmentsEdit


Reserve teamEdit

The reserve team serves mainly as the final stepping stone for promising young players under the age of 21 before being promoted to the main team. The second team is coached by TBD. the team played in the Primera División Reserves, their greatest successes were winning the Reserve championships in Clausura 2017, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019.

Junior teamsEdit

The youth team (under 17 and under 15) has produced some of El Salvador's top football players, including TBD and TBD.

Women's teamEdit

The women's first team, which is led by head coach TBD, features several members of the El Salvador national ladies team. Their greatest successes were reaching the semi finals the in Apertura 2020.

Other sportsEdit

Aguila has other departments for a variety of sports.


Aguila Básquetbol Club or Águila BC for short was founded on TBD and play Liga Mayor de Baloncesto (LMB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were winning the 2015 Apertura


Aguila Béisbol Club was founded on 2016 and play Liga Nacional de Béisbol (LNB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach Venezuelan Jesús Cartagena, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


Aguila Voleibol Club was founded on 2016 and play Campeonaro Nacional which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including TBD and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


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