Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS (pronounced "fas"), is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.[5][6]

CD FAS.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Futbolistas
Asociados Santanecos
Founded16 February 1947; 75 years ago (1947-02-16)
GroundEstadio Oscar Quiteño,[2][3][4]
Santa Ana, El Salvador
OwnerAlianza F.C.
CoachJorge Rodríguez
LeaguePrimera División
2020 AperturaOverall: 4th
Playoffs: Semi-finals
WebsiteClub website

It competes in Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador, the country's top professional league.[7][8] The team's nickname is Los Tigres (The Tigers).[9] FAS was founded on 16 February 1947. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Óscar Quiteño, the third largest stadium in El Salvador.[10][11]

The club has a long-standing rivalry with Águila and Alianza F.C., and are the only three clubs to never have been relegated to the Second Division. Matches between them are known as Clásicos. FAS also plays a local derby against Isidro Metapán.[12]

FAS is the most successful club in El Salvador football with the highest fan base. Domestically, the club has won a record eighteen national league titles. In international competitions, FAS have one FIFA recognized club trophies, tied with Alianza and Águila as the only club to achieve it. They have won one CONCACAF Champions' Cup/Champions League trophies, and finished runners up in the 1979 Copa Interamericana cup, and third place in the 1980 Copa Interclubes UNCAF.


The BeginningEdit

Clubs from San Salvador had dominated Salvadoran football for many years. The municipal mayor of the Santa Ana district, Manuel Tomás Monedero, wanted to create a team from Santa Ana to end the dominance of the San Salvador clubs. Together with the help of Santa Ana mayor Waldo Rey, Monedero organized the union of all the clubs in Santa Ana (including Unión, Colegio Salesiano San José, Cosmos, RAL, Colón, Santa Lucía and Los 44).

On 16 February 1947, these teams united to form Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, or FAS for short. Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez was named the club first president. It was originally proposed that the club should wear yellow and black, but Monedero settled on the more traditional choice of red and blue.

The First StepsEdit

The club played its first match on 26 March 1947 against the previous year's champion Libertad FC at the Finca Modelo (which would be their home stadium for many years). The club's founding players were Juan Moreno and Óscar González, Goalkeeper; Tomás Morán, Jorge Brito and Guillermo Herrera, defenders; Manuel Padilla, Lino Medina, Moisés Jovel, Antonio Pérez and Eliseo Ramos, midfielders; Víctor Castro, Tomás Angulo, Antonio Mancía, Antonio Azucena and Mario González, strikers. Armando Chacón was the manager. The first match ended in a 4-1 defeat.

Early History (1948–1959)Edit

In 1948-49, FAS moved into the First Division for the first time, and have remained their ever since. Chacón was still the manager, and the team began on a winning note by defeating Juventud Olimpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over Dragón and Santa Anita (3–0, 3–2 respectively) before losing 3–1 to Cusatleco. FAS would ultimately finish 3rd behind Libertad FC and champion Once Municipal.

In 1951-52, FAS won their first title. The manager was Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa, who proceeded to lead the club to a second title in 1953-54. During the 1956–57 season, the club came close to relegation, which caused the owners to hire Argentinian coach Alberto Cevasco and bring in the reinforcements of foreign players, like (Omar Muraco, Javier Novello, Héctor Marinaro, Héctor Dadeiro and Miguelito Álvarez. This move led the club to a third title in 1958-59.


In 1961-62, César Viccinio managed the team to its fourth title, while Raul Miralles led the team to another in 1962. At the beginning of the 1963, the club moved its headquarters to the newly built Estadio Santaneco.

The early history of that stadium was marked by tragedy, as goalkeeper Oscar Quiteño collapsed during a friendly match against Orión F.C. Efforts to revive him failed, and Quiteño died on the pitch. In his honor, the club renamed the stadium to Estadio Quiteño and wore black uniforms for two years.

Fans came to believe the club was cursed, as Quiteño's death was followed by a fifteen-year title drought. Adding to that frustration was that the club reached the finals in 1965, 1968, and 1969 and meet defeat all three times. Their tormentor was Alianza, known at that time as the "Orquestra Alba" for their harmony and skill.

FAS did break that curse with titles in 1977-78, 1978–79, 1981, and 1984. In addition, they won the 1979 CONCACAF Champions League by beating The key to that run was forward Jorge "Mágico" González. Widely considered the greatest player in Salvadoran history, Gonzalez was at FAS from 1977 to 1982, and at that time was nicknamed Mago. After the 1982 season, he left El Salvador for Spain and La Liga, playing at Cadiz, Barcelona, and Valladolid.

However, a title drought of ten more years followed.


In 1993, that drought led to the appointment of a new board of directors. The new board's first move was to hired Uruguayan coach Saúl Rivero, as well as a host of experienced players from both Uruguay and El Salvador. The board also placed a new emphasis on youth leagues. Finally, they purchased lights for the stadium, making night games possible. FAS proceeded to win titles in 1994-95 and 1995–96, beating Luis Ángel Firpo in both seasons. Part of the key to this run was the return of Jorge "Mágico" González and the addition of Hugo Pérez.


FAS became the most dominant team in the beginning of the century, winning six titles between 2002 and 2006, this success came under the tenureship of Peruvian Agustin Castillo

The century would start off with mild success with FAS reaching the 2000 Clausura semi final before losing to runners up ADET and this was followed by missing the finals altogether in the 2000 Apetura, marking the worst performance under the Clausura/Apertura format for FAS.

For the 2001 Clausura, FAS started a youth revolution under new coach Ruben Guevara, these players will form the backbone for the upcoming dynasty to come, these include Eliseo Quintanilla, Gilberto Murgas, Marvin Gonzalez, Gerardo Burgos, Rafael Tobar, Jaime Gómez and Juan Granados. Along with experienced players such as William Osorio, Salvador Alfaro, Ricardo Cuellar, Carlos Linares and foreigner players Urguayans Pablo Quiñones and Alejandro Soler, Brazilian Alessandro Moresche and Argenitnian Alejandro de la Cruz and Peruvian Antonio Serrano, they reached the final but were defeated by archrivals C.D. Aguila 2-1.

Towards end of the 2001 Apertura season, FAS hired Peruvian Agustin Castillo although they just missed the finals, FAS had added the final pieces and they went on to win back to back tites winning the 2002 Apertura and 2002 Clausura, defeating Alianza F.C. 4-0 and San Salvador F.C. 3-1 respectively, with the youth injected a year ago, and adding important players such as Honduran William Reyes, Colombian Victor Mafla, Costa Rican Rolando Corella, William Machón, Jorge Rodríguez, Luis Contreras, Carlos Menjivar, Victor Velasquez, Daniel Sagastizado, Juan Carlos Padilla, Cristian Álvarez, Luis Castro, Ernesto Gochez, Juan Carlos Panameño and Alfredo Pacheco

They failed to win three titles in a row, after losing the 2003 Clausura semi finals match against Luis Angel Firpo in penalties. However they were able to win 14th title and 3rd title in 3 years, defeating their archrival C.D. Aguila in penalties.

2010s to presentEdit

After a small drought, On 20 December 2009 FAS won their 19th title defeating arch rival Aguila 3-2 thanks to goals for Josué Flores, Juan Carlos Moscoso and own goal by Mexican Arturo Albarrán. Its been more than a decade since FAS last won a championships, despite making five different finals including Clausura 2011 (Falling against Alianza), Clausura 2013 (Firpo), Apertura 2013 (Isidro Metapan), Apertura 2015 (Alianza) and Apertura 2019 (Alianza). [1]

FAS progressed to the final in December 2019, where they faced the Alianza for the third time in decade; FAS was ultimately defeated in Alianza by a score of 1-0.


FAS won the Clausura 2021 Championship defeating (Alianza) on penalty shootout, after a 1-1 Draw in regular time, reaching its 18th title (National Record)


The team plays its home games in the 15,000 capacity all-seater Estadio Oscar Quiteño, in Santa Ana. The stadium is named after Oscar Quiteño, a goalkeeper of FAS who died after an accident on the soccer pitch. Previously the team played at Finca Modelo, where they had played their home matches from 1947 until the end of the 1962 season. The stadium was located in Santa Ana. The team's headquarters are located in TBD.


Companies that FAS currently has sponsorship deals with include:

  • Joma – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Tigo – Official sponsors
  • Cerveza Pilsener – Official sponsors
  • Transporte Sol– Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors
  • Hospital Cader – Official sponsors


FAS's crest has changed several times. Originally it consisted of the stylised letters F, A, S, which were woven into one symbol. The original crest was blue.

The FAS logo has a red, blue and white colour scheme. It has CD FAS written on the top and Santa Ana, El Salvador written on the bottom of the white ring enclosing a tiger.

Colours and Past kitsEdit


1989–91, 1994–2016

Originally the club colours were blue and yellow, this was used until 1962 where the colours were changed to an all black outfit. However, with a new owners and stadium the colours were update to the colors used and known today to be associated with FAS blue and Red shirts, white shorts and red socks with blue stripes.


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

Domestic honoursEdit


Minor CupsEdit

  • American Airlines Cup
    • Champions (1) : 2002
  • Copa Salvadorean Classic Soccer Challenge
    • Runners up (1) : 2014
  • EDESSA Independence Cup
    • Runners up (1) : 2014

International honoursEdit


Retired numbersEdit


Current squadEdit

As of 6 March, 2022[13]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 Kevin Carabantes
3 DF   SLV Siliazar Henríquez
4 DF   SLV Edson Melendez
5 MF   SLV Jose Portillo
6 MF   SLV Eriván Flores
7 FW   SLV Kevin Reyes
8 MF   SLV Bryan Landaverde
9 FW   COL Jefferson Collazos
11 FW   COL Bladimir Diaz
12 MF   HON Clayvin Zuninga
15 MF   SLV Adonay Rios
16 DF   SLV Andrés Flores
17 MF   SLV Marvin Figueroa
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   SLV Kevin Ayala
20 DF   SLV Ibsen Castro
21 MF   SLV Wilma Torres
22 FW   ARG Guillermo Stradella
23 DF   PAN Roberto Chen
24 DF   SLV Mauricio Cuellar
25 GK   SLV Gerson Lopez
27 FW   SLV Juan Gil
28 DF   SLV Rudy Clavel
29 MF   SLV Rodrigo Rivera
30 GK   SLV Jonathon Valle
34 MF   SLV Javier Bolanos
54 MF   SLV Emerson Sandoval


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
No. Pos. Nation Player


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
  HON Clayvin Zuninga] (To TBD)
  COL Bladimir Diaz (To TBD)
  COL Jefferson Collazos (To TBD)
No. Pos. Nation Player

Players with dual citizenshipEdit

Reserve Category FootballEdit

As for January 2022 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   SLV Nelson Castillo
36   SLV Rene Duenas
37   SLV Alexis Diaz
38   SLV Steven Cerna
40   SLV David Funez
41   SLV Lester Ramos
42   SLV Jair Alfaro
43   SLV Josué Lopez
No. Pos. Nation Player
45   SLV Eduardo Calderon
46   SLV Hector Fabian
47   SLV Jairo Garcia
49   SLV Christopher Ortiz
50   SLV Luis Hernandez
56   SLV Duvan Penate
57   SLV Fernando Cardonna
62   SLV William Figueroa

Coaching staffEdit

As for January 2022

Position Staff
Manager   Jorge Rodríguez
Assistant Managers   William Osorio
Reserve Manager   Juan Carlos Moscoso
Under 17 Manager   TBD
Goalkeeper Coach   Carlos Eduardo Rivera
Sports Director   None
Fitness Coach   Rene Ramirez
Team Doctor   Carlos Martínez
Kinesologisr   TBD
Physiotherapist   Jorge Castro


Position Staff
Owner   Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS
President   Guillermo Antonio Morán
Vice President   TBD
Honorary President   Jorge Gonzalez
Administrative Manager   Fredy Vega
Secretary   TBD
Club Scout   Norberto Huezo

Presidential historyEdit

Name Years
  Samuel Saldaña Galdámez 1947–TBA
  Óscar Monedero 1950-1952
  Armando Tomas Monedero † (1923-1997) 1957–1980s
  Jaime Batlle 1960s
  Manuel Monedero (Jnr) † 1981–1985
  Roberto Matías 1994–95
  José Valle 1996–2009
  Byron Rodríguez 2009–2010
  Margarita Jaramillo 2010–2011
  Victor Aleman 2011
  David Linares 2011–2012
  Rafael Villanueva 2012–2014
  Byron Rodríguez 2014–2016
  Guillermo Morán[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] 2016–Present

Notable playersEdit

Team captainsEdit

Name Years
  Don Lino 1947
  Katan Cubas 1961
  Mario Monge 1961-68
  Ernesto "El Loco" Ruano 1968
  Eduardo Valdes 1968-1969
  David Arnoldo Cabrera 1971
  Jorge Canas 1972
  Billy Rodriguez Bou 1975
  Alcides Picchioni 1979–84
  Jose Luis Rugamas 1986-87
  Manolo Alvarez 1987–88
  Ademir Benitez 1988–89
  Atilo Estrada 1989–90
  Norberto Huezo/ Efrain Burgos 1991–92
  Luis Enrique Guelmo 1992–93
  William Osorio 1994–95
  Jorge Abrego 1996
  Jaime Murillo 1997
  William Osorio 1998–04
  Victor Velasquez 2004–06
  Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2006–07
  Alfredo Pacheco 2007–09
  Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2009–10
  Ramon Flores 2011–12
    Williams Reyes 2013
  Alexander Méndoza 2014–15
  Luis Edgardo Contreras 2015–2016
  Néstor Renderos 2017–2019
 Xavier García 2019-2021
  Carlos Peña 2021
  Wilma Torres 2021-

Club recordsEdit

  • FAS has the national record of most national titles won with 18
  • First victory for FAS 2–1 Juventud Olimpica Sept 19, 1948
  • Largest victory was against Independiente 11–0 3 May 1959
  • Largest defeat was 1-7 against Alianza F.C. 29 October 1989 at Estadio Cuscatlán. Raúl Toro (4), César Pineda (2) and Jaime Rodríguez scored for Alianza. Jorge Ábrego scored the only goal for FAS.
  • Most goal by any national team with 3,000 goal as of 4 July 2009 [3]

Historical MatchesEdit

January 7, 1953 Friendly C.D. FAS 0-2 Racing Club San Salvador, El Salvador
Nil [4] M.Boyé   7'
Blanco   62'
Stadium: TBD
January 26, 1958 Friendly C.D. FAS 0-4 Botafogo San Salvador, El Salvador
          Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
November 30, 1958 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-2 Malmö FF San Salvador, El Salvador
Leonel Cubas   Svahn     Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
January 1, 1962 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-2 Cruzeiro San Salvador, El Salvador
Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
November 30, 1962 Friendly C.D. FAS 0-4 FC Barcelona San Salvador, El Salvador
Nil [5] Kocsis   17'
José Antonio Zaldua   57'
Pereda   71'
Camps   81'
Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
January 26, 1964 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-7 Palmeiras San Salvador, El Salvador
Flores   [6] Vavá    
Ademir da Guia  
Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
February 6, 1966 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-2 Botafogo San Salvador, El Salvador
      Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
June 25, 1983 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-4 Cruzeiro San Salvador, El Salvador
Stadium: Estadio Flor Blanco
April 26, 1984 Friendly C.D. FAS 0-0 Bangu San Salvador, El Salvador
Nil Nil Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlan
May 21, 2006 Friendly C.D. FAS 2-2 Boca Juniors San Salvador, El Salvador
Juan Carlos Moscoso  
Lucas Abraham   84'
[7] [8] Andres Franzoia   45'
Federico Insúa   89'
Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlan
March 14, 2015 Friendly C.D. FAS 1-0 New York Cosmos San Salvador, El Salvador
Dustin Corea   84' [9] Nil Stadium: Estadio Cuscatlan

Head coaches of FASEdit

FAS has had various coaches since its formation in 1947. Agustín Castillo has served three terms as head coach. Ricardo Mena Laguán, Ruben Guevara and Victor Manuel Ochoa served two terms as head coach. Agustin Castillo was the club's most successful coach, having won five Primera División titles, following closely is Jose Eugenio Castro Chepito, who won two Primera titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1979, and Victor Manuel Ochoa & Saul Lorenzo Rivero won two Primera titles.

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 Efren Marenco. 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 Ofini bolanos, features several members of the El Salvador national ladies team. Their greatest successes was winning the 2021 Clausura 3-2 penalties.

Other sportsEdit

FAS has other departments for a variety of sports.


FAS Denver Básquetbol Club was founded in 2015 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 Clausura

Famous players such as venzeualn Jonathan José Figuera


FAS Béisbol Club was founded in 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


FAS Voleibol Club was founded in 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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