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The Chilean Football Derby (El clásico del fútbol chileno) is the most important rivalry in Chilean football. It is contested between Colo-Colo and Universidad de Chile. It's also regarded as the most un-even derby in the world.

Superclásico del Fútbol Chileno
Universidad de Chile - Colo-Colo, 2018-04-15 - Matías Zaldivia y Mauricio Pinilla.jpg
April 2018's Superclásico.
LocaleSantiago
TeamsColo-Colo
Universidad de Chile
First meetingColo-Colo 6–0 U. de Chile
1938 Campeonato Nacional
(7 August 1938)
Latest meetingU. de Chile 1–1 Colo-Colo
2019 Campeonato Nacional
(18 May 2019)
Statistics
Most winsColo-Colo (102)
Most player appearancesMisael Escuti (33)
Top scorerCarlos Campos (16)
Largest victoryColo-Colo 6-0 U. de Chile
(7 August 1938)

Colo-Colo is the most popular football club in Chile and though its supporters can be found in volumes through all socioeconomic strata, it has been traditionally linked to the working class.

Sporting achievements since its foundation in 1925 and specially the death of its captain and founder David Arellano in 1927 gave Colo-Colo a huge fan base. However, since the 60's, its once unrivaled supremacy has been put to test with the up-rise of Universidad de Chile and its long-remembered Ballet Azul team. Representing varsity values and the middle class, Universidad de Chile has seen an increase in its popularity, with who take pride in their fidelity, having endured long droughts without trophies and even relegation from the top tier.

StatisticsEdit

As of 18 May 2019
Matches Wins Draws
COLO UCHI
Campeonato Nacional 177 82 47 48
Copa Chile 39 16 13 10
Campeonato de Apertura (1933-50) 3 1 1 1
Liguilla Pre-Libertadores 8 2 1 5
Copa Mercosur 2 1 0 1
All competitions 229 102 62 65

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