Chepo F.C. was a Panamanian football team playing at the Liga Panameña de Fútbol. The team folded mid 2016. It was based in Chepo.

Full nameChepo Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Naranjas
Los Tigrillos
GroundEstadio Óscar Sumán Carrillo
Panama City, Panama
ChairmanPeter Johnson
LeagueLiga Panameña de Fútbol

Chepo was known for its youth system[1] of whom have emerged many future promises of Panamanian football, among those are: Armando Gun, Gabriel Torres, Eduardo Jiménez, José Calderón and Román Torres, all of whom have represented Panama.[2]



Proyecto 2000


Chepo FC was founded in 1999 under the name of Proyecto 2000,[1] where it gathered young players from around the country aspiring to win a ticket to the Liga Panameña de Fútbol one day. They started playing in the Liga Distritorial de Fútbol de Panamá (Lidifutpa).[3]

In 2000 the team was renamed Chepo FC due to expansion and participated in 2003 in Primera A.

In 2006 the team gained promotion from Primera A to the Liga Panameña de Fútbol after beating Pan de Azúcar 2–1.[4] They have not been very successful at the highest level and only reached the semi-finals of the 2008 Apertura season.[5]

By May 2016 main sponsor retired support causing the team to fold,[6] it was replaced by Liga Nacional de Ascenso runner-up S.D. Atlético Veragüense.



Year-by-year results


Liga Panameña de Fútbol

Season Position League Record Play-offs Top Scorer Notes
P W T L F A +/- Pts Player G
2007 (A) 5/10 18 8 4 6 27 27 0 28 Could not qualify Gabriel Torres 11 Did not qualify because of goal differential
2007 (C) 7/10 18 6 5 7 23 21 +2 23 Could not qualify Gabriel Torres 9 Gabriel Torres was top-scorer of the season
2008 (A) 3/10 15 6 5 4 21 14 +7 23 Semi-finals Carlos Martinez 5
2008 (C) 4/10 20 9 5 6 36 26 +10 32 Semi-finals Luis Jaramillo 14
2009 (A) I 5/10 18 10 2 6 37 24 +13 32 Could not qualify Luis Jaramillo 11 Did not qualify because of goal differential
2009 (A) II 8/10 18 3 8 7 16 25 −9 17 Could not qualify Gabriel Torres 5



Current squad

  • For Clausura 2016

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   PAN Eliecer Powell
GK   PAN César Samudio
GK   PAN Carlos Valdés
DF   PAN Yordy Meléndez
DF   PAN Ricardo Romero
DF   PAN Luis Alberto Mendoza
DF   PAN Alberto Vargas
DF   COL Esteven Muñoz
MF   PAN Ismael Menal
MF   COL Anderson Lobón
MF   COL David Pérez
MF   PAN Daniel Cortina
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   PAN John Paulo González
MF   COL Carlos Ferreyra
MF   PAN Julio Rosales
MF   PAN Julio Castillo
MF   PAN Pedro Jacinto Medina
MF   PAN Julian Fernández O.
FW   PAN Romario Piggott
FW   PAN Yuriel Prestán
FW   PAN José Luis González
FW   COL Nelson Ortiz
FW   PAN Bernardo Palma II
FW   PAN Anthony Smith

Retired numbers


77 –   Jonathan Rodríguez, midfielder, 2006–09 (posthumous honour)[7]

Historical list of coaches

  •   Felipe Fuentes (2005–09)
  •   Víctor René Mendieta (2009–10)
  •   Cesar Morales and Frank Lozada (April 2010–June 10)
  •   Mike Stump (June 2010–June 11)
  •   Felipe Fuentes (2011)
  •   Mike Stump (Jan 2012–April 13)
  •   Felipe Fuentes (July 2013–)
  •   Jorge Santos (June 2014–)[8]


  1. ^ a b Chepo F.C.: talento y sangre nueva – Crítica (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Los rostros de la esperanza
  3. ^ Historia Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine – Chepo FC (in Spanish)
  4. ^ FESTEJO: CHEPO VENCIó 2–1 A PAN DE AZúCAR Ascenso inesperado – Crítica (in Spanish)
  5. ^ El Chepo FC busca hacer historia – PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Chepo FC es reemplazado (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Resolucion de Duelo Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Jorge Santos nuevo técnico del Chepo – PanamaFutbol (in Spanish)