C.D. Suchitepéquez

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Club Deportivo Suchitepéquez is a Guatemalan football club that competes in the Liga Nacional, the top division in the nation. They are based in Mazatenango, Department of Suchitepéquez, and their home stadium is the Estadio Carlos Salazar Hijo. The team was formed in 1960, and won the league championship in 1983 and 2016.

Suchitepéquez
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Full nameClub Deportivo Suchitepéquez
Nickname(s)Venados (Deer)
Founded1960
GroundEstadio Carlos Salazar Hijo
Mazatenango, Guatemala
Capacity10,500
ChairmanAmilcar Alvarado
ManagerWalter Claveri
LeagueLiga Nacional de Fútbol
Clausura 2016Champions
Estadio CD Suchitepéquez

HistoryEdit

1980sEdit

In 1981, they defeated Spanish league champions Atlético Madrid 1–0 on a friendly match to re-open the Carlos Salazar stadium.

The team's most successful era took place in the mid-1980s. Having been runner-up in the 1982 domestic league, Suchitepéquez won the national league title in 1983, with a record of 16 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses in 22 matches. The team was managed by the Uruguayan Julio César Cortés, a former Uruguayan international who played in three World Cups. The stars of this team were Uruguayan strikers César Eduardo Méndez and José Luis "Chopo" González.

Suchitepéquez went on to play in the 1983 CONCACAF Champions' Cup, beating Deportivo Saprissa in the first round. In the second round, they drew with Tigres UANL 1–1 in the first leg, and then beat them 3–0 at home, becoming the first Guatemalan football team to defeat a Mexican team in an official tournament.[1] After that they faced Atlante, drawing the first match but losing 0–6 in the second leg to the eventual champions.

They finished second in the local league again in 1984, repeating that in the 1989–90 tournament.

1990sEdit

In 1992, Suchitepéquez won the summer (cup) tournament, and then defeated the 1992 league champions Municipal in the Champion of champions ("Super Cup") match. They won further domestic cup (Copa de Guatemala) titles in 1993 and 1997.

RelegationEdit

The club struggled to remain in the top division during the 1998–99 season, finishing next to last overall, and avoiding relegation in the last instance by winning a relegation play-off. The following year, they finished in last place overall, and were directly relegated.

2000sEdit

After four years in Primera División, the club returned to the top division for the 2004–05 season, finishing fourth in the Torneo Apertura.

2010-2015Edit

The club has been a constant top finisher in the Guatemalan top division but has fallen one game short of reaching the final twice. Currently the club has had solid seasons finishing in the top 3 and finished the Clausura 2015 season in 3rd place behind CSD Municipal and champions Comunicaciones. In the summer of 2014, the club signed Emiliano Lopez, an Argentine prospect who finished his first season as the second top scorer in the first division behind Guatemalan star and Municipal forward, Carlos Ruiz. He was the top scorer in the 2015 clausura tournament, with 12 goals.

2015-2016Edit

The club played "La Final" against the champion of the last Clausura Tournament Comunicaciones FC, which in the Estadio Mateo Flores, Comunicaciones FC won the first leg of the Guatemalan championship, winning 2-1, but in the second leg, Suchitepequez came out victorious in their own stadium, Estadio Carlos Salazar Hijo. They won 3-0, making after waiting for 33 years, Suchitepequez champions for the 2nd time in their history.

Performance in CONCACAF competitionsEdit

1993 - 4th Place
1995 - Qualifying Stage (Central Zone)
2016 - N/A

Current squadEdit

As of 2015: 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   MEX Esteban Pérez
2 DF   GUA Josué García
3 DF   GUA Henry Medina
4 DF   GUA Wilson Lalín
5 DF   GUA Víctor Hernández
6 MF   GUA Wilfred Velásquez
7 MF   GUA Wilber Caal
8 MF   GUA Mynor Morales
9 FW   NIG Tetinho Dos Satos
10 FW   MEX Othoniel Arce
11 FW   COL John Córdoba (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 FW   GUA Roberto Porras
13 DF   GUA José Luis Hidalgo
14 FW   GUA Ronaldo Loaiza
16 DF   GUA Jorge Arana
21 FW   URU Gonzalo Gutiérrez
22 MF   GUA Aldo Pimentel
23 MF   URU Diego Cardozo
24 DF   CAN Andrés Fresenga

InEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   GUA TBA (From TBA)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   GUA TBA (From TBA)

OutEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   SLV Kevin Santamaria (To Santa Tecla)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   GUA TBA (To TBA)

Notable playersEdit

List of coachesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit