Unión Deportivo Universitario
|Full name||Club Deportivo Universitario|
|Founded||1974 as Chorrillo FC|
2018 as U.D. Universitario
|Chairman||Manuel E. Arias|
|Manager||Julio Medina III|
|League||Liga Panameña de Fútbol|
|2017 (A)||Champions (4th after regular season)|
Chorrillo FC was founded in 1974 to prevent youngsters from becoming involved in criminal activities. 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.
The club won its first title in Apertura 2011, beating Plaza Amador 4–1. In May 2014 they won the 2014 Clausura title. 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.
- Primera A: 1
- As of 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Historical list of coachesEdit
- La previa de la Gran Final de la LPF: Chorrillo FC vs Plaza Amador Archived 2016-04-21 at archive.today – Diario Pro (in Spanish)
- Chorrillo y Pan de Azúcar definen su ascenso hoy – Crítica (in Spanish)
- Chorrillo FC vence al Plaza Amador y es campeón del Apertura 2011 – FEPAFUT (in Spanish)
- Chorrillo campeón del Clausura 2014 – TVN-2 (in Spanish)
- plus.es – Videos de fútbol Archived 2007-12-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Colombiano Quiñones será el nuevo técnico del Chorrillo FC – La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Mansilla se pone el overol – La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Chorrillo FC presenta a Luis Maughn como nuevo técnico – La Prensa (in Spanish)
- Alfredo Poyatos, nuevo técnico del Chorrillo, renuncia Maughn – RPC (in Spanish)
- Mike Stump es el nuevo técnico de Chorrillo FC – El Siglo (in Spanish)
- (in Spanish) Official website