Coquimbo Unido is a Chilean football club based in the city of Coquimbo. The club was founded in 1958 and has played in the Chilean Primera División since being promoted in 2022. Their home games are played at the Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, which has a capacity of approximately 18,750 seats.

Coquimbo Unido
Full nameClub de Deportes Coquimbo Unido
Nickname(s)Piratas (Pirates)
Aurinegros (Gold and Black)
El Barbón (The Beardy Man)
Founded30 August 1958; 65 years ago (30 August 1958)
GroundFrancisco Sánchez Rumoroso
Coquimbo, Chile
ChairmanJorge Contador
ManagerHéctor Tapia
LeaguePrimera División
2022CPD, 14th of 16
WebsiteClub website

History Edit

The club was founded on 30 August 1958.

In 2005, the club was runner up of the Primera Division Apertura tournament, losing the final to Unión Española. However, the club had a dismal Clausura tournament, and were one spot away from being relegated.

Coquimbo won the 2018 Primera B and returned to the Primera Division for the 2019 season after 14 years of absence. The club has a great return in the 2019 season, finishing fifth in the league table and qualifying to continental competitions for the first time in 28 years.

In 2020, the club had a poor season in the Primera Division, and were eventually relegated. However they had an excellent Copa Sudamericana campaign, where they reached the semi-finals and were eliminated by the champions, Defensa y Justicia, but eliminated notable teams like Atlético Junior and Sport Huancayo on their way to this stage.

Statistics Edit

Stadium Edit

Inside view of the new stadium.

The home stadium of Coquimbo Unido is Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, located in Coquimbo, Chile. The stadium has a running track but it is used mostly for football matches. The former stadium was inaugurated on 1 July 1970 and held 17,750 people.

In 2007 the stadium was selected as a venue for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. In order to comply with FIFA standards, a completely new stadium was built. Its capacity was increased from 15,000 to 18,750. The new stadium has the shape of ship so as to homage Coquimbo's oceanic tradition. The city has been famous due to its port and pirate lore. The stadium was inaugurated on 9 November 2008.

Honours Edit

Domestic Edit

Coquimbo Unido in South American football Edit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1992 Copa Libertadores Group Stage
Group 1
  Colo-Colo 1–1 0–1 5th Place
  Universidad Católica 3–2 1–5
  Newell's Old Boys 1–2 0–3
  San Lorenzo 0–1 0–3
2020 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Aragua 3–0 0–1 3–1
Second Stage   Estudiantes de Mérida 3–0 2–0 5–0
Round of 16   Sport Huancayo 0–0 2–0 2–0
Quarter-finals   Junior 0–1 2–1 2–2 (a)
Semi-finals   Defensa y Justicia 0–0 2–4 2–4

Current squad Edit

Current squad of Coquimbo Unido as of 28 August 2023 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Miguel Pinto
2   ARG DF Bruno Cabrera
3   CHI DF Diego Carrasco
4   CHI DF Ignacio Mesina
5   CHI MF Dylan Escobar
6   ARG MF Dylan Glaby
7   CHI MF Sebastián Galani
8   CHI FW Javier Parraguez
9   ARG FW Rodrigo Holgado
11   ARG MF Matías Palavecino
12   CHI GK Guillermo Orellana
13   CHI GK Diego Sánchez
14   CHI MF Luis Pavez
15   CHI FW Jhon Bravo
16   CHI DF Juan Cornejo
17   CHI FW Rubén Farfán
No. Position Player
18   CHI DF Gonzalo Jara
19   CHI DF Felipe Yáñez
20   CHI MF Fabián Carmona
21   CHI FW Cristian Aravena
22   URU DF Sebastián Cardozo
23   CHI MF Nicolás Rivera
24   CHI MF Franco Cortés
25   CHI MF Axel Cortés
26   CHI DF Cristopher Barrera
27   ARG DF Salvador Sánchez
28   CHI DF Levit Béjar
29   CHI MF Luciano Cabral
31   CHI MF Benjamín Chandía
32   CHI MF Gherald Araya
33   CHI FW Daniel Olivares
34   CHI MF Nicolás Molina

Manager: Fernando Díaz

2023 Winter Transfers Edit

In Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   URU Sebastián Cardozo (loan from La Luz)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   CHI Felipe Yáñez (loan from Colo-Colo)

Out Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF   CHI Joe Abrigo (to Palestino)
No. Pos. Nation Player
26 FW   CHI Felipe Barrientos (to Deportes Puerto Montt)

Notable players Edit

Managers Edit

Interim managers are shown in cursive.

References Edit

  2. ^ a b c d e "60 AÑOS DE FUERZA Y CORAJE: COQUIMBO UNIDO" (PDF). Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Gracias por tanto, Francisco "Paco" Molina". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Los nefastos anti récords del fútbol chileno". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Coquimbo 1978 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  6. ^ "La historia del club chileno con más partidos seguidos sin ganar". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Coquimbo 1979 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Coquimbo 1980 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Coquimbo 1984 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Coquimbo 1992 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Coquimbo 1994 - Campeonato Nacional". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Como club nos sumamos al pesar por el sensible fallecimiento de quien fuese nuestro director técnico los años 1997 y 1998". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Coquimbo 2006 - Campeonato de Clausura". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Coquimbo 2007 - Campeonato de Apertura". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  15. ^ "Coquimbo Unido despidió al entrenador Oscar Malbernat". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Primera B: Coquimbo Unido logró un tranquilizador triunfo". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Diego Torrente renunció a la banca de Coquimbo Unido". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Roberto Mariani dejó de ser el técnico de Coquimbo Unido". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Coquimbo Unido confirma la salida de Luis Musrri". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  20. ^ "Jorge Cerino asume en reemplazo de Castañeda en Coquimbo Unido". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  21. ^ "Finalmente el DT Jorge Cerino estará en la nómina que irá a Calama". Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Fin a la era Corengia en Coquimbo Unido: ya hay una terna para reemplazarlo". Retrieved 3 September 2020.

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