Unión Deportivo Universitario

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Club Deportivo Universitario (formerly Chorrillo F.C.) is a Panamanian football team playing in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol, the highest level of football in Panama.

Club Deportivo Universitario
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Full nameClub Deportivo Universitario
Nickname(s)La "U"
Universitarios
Founded1974 as Chorrillo FC
2018 as U.D. Universitario
GroundEstadio Universitario
Penonomé, Panama
Capacity1,000
ChairmanManuel E. Arias
ManagerJulio Medina III
LeagueLiga Panameña de Fútbol
2017 (A)Champions (4th after regular season)

It is based in Penonomé, Coclé Province, and is the first panamanian team to play on a privately owned stadium facility.

HistoryEdit

Chorrillo FC was founded in 1974 to prevent youngsters from becoming involved in criminal activities.[1] They won promotion to the top fight for the first time in 2001 by beating Pan de Azúcar 2–1 in a promotion playoff. This was their second serious attempt at promotion, the first ending in a loss on penalties to Municipal de Colón.[2]

The club won its first title in Apertura 2011, beating Plaza Amador 4–1.[3] In May 2014 they won the 2014 Clausura title.[4] They won another title in Clausura 2014, and later in Apertura 2017, as well as twice finishing runners-up.

In 2018, financial problems forced Chorillo FC to merge with CD Centenario and Panama City's Universidad Latina, the new name agreed is Club Deportivo Universitario. Parts of the agreement included that the team will be relocated to Penonomé on the Province of Coclé from Panama City´s El Chorrillo neighborhood, a construction of the new stadium that would be completed on late March 2019 and relocate/lease CD Centenario team from Penonomé to Colón Province as New York FC/Centenario.

CrestEdit

The El Chorrillo district was heavily bombard by the United States Army during Operation Just Cause. The club adopted the phoenix emblem to symbolize the district's recovery.[5]

 
Municipal Chorrillo's old crest

HonoursEdit

2011 (A), 2014 (C), 2017 (A)
Runners-up (2): 2011 (C), 2009 (A)
2000–01
Runners-up (1): 1998

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • As of 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
1 GK   PAN Junior Torres
2 DF   PAN José Manuel Marmolejo
3 DF   PAN Josué Flores
4 DF   PAN José Maughn
6 DF   PAN Edward Benítez
8 MF   BRA Caio José Milan
10 MF   PAN Javier Samaniego
12 GK   PAN Eliecer Powell
14 FW   PAN Humberto Ward
16 DF   PAN Alberto Fonseca
17 MF   PAN Rolando Rojas
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 MF   PAN Luis Jaramillo
22 GK   COL Jorge Henríquez
25 MF   PAN Guardia Carlos
29 DF   PAN Omar Camargo
30 DF   PAN Richard Dixon
60 GK   PAN Carlos Secaida
80 GK   PAN Atencio Ronald
DF   USA Taylor Rice
MF   MEX Ricardo Jiménez

Notable PlayersEdit

Historical list of coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit