Deportes Concepción (Chile)

Deportes Concepción is a Chilean football club based in the city of Concepción, Biobio Region. They currently play at the third tier of the Chilean League system, the Segunda División.

Deportes Concepción
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Full nameClub Social y de Deportes Concepción
Nickname(s)El Conce
El León de Collao
FoundedFebruary 29, 1966
GroundEstadio Ester Roa
Concepción, Chile
Capacity30,448
ChairmanVíctor Tornería
ManagerJuan Francisco Viveros
CoachÓscar del Solar
LeagueSegunda División
202010th

The club was founded in 1966, by the organizations of several amateur clubs such as Galvarino, Liverpool, Juvenil Unido, Santa Fe and Club Lord Cochrane. The club is one of the most popular in the VIII region of Chile, their main rivals are Fernández Vial and Huachipato. The club played their home games at Estadio Ester Roa in Concepción, Chile, which seats 30,448 people.

HistoryEdit

The team joined the second level of the Chilean professional league in 1966 and won the tournament a year later gaining promotion to the Primera División de Chile.

In 1991 the team joined in representing Chile in the Copa Libertadores, they passed through the 1st round phase but lost in the round of sixteen against América de Cali.

In 1993 the club was relegated after finishing 15th of 16 teams, but the club bounced straight back by winning the second division title in 1994.

Concepción played their next big international tournament in 1999, they participated in the Copa CONMEBOL and made it all the way to the semifinals but lost against Talleres de Córdoba from Argentina. A real disappointment to the fans.

In the year 2001, they once again played the Copa Libertadores and beat rivals such as San Lorenzo from Argentina and Jorge Wilstermann from Bolivia. Once again they made it into the round of sixteen but lost this time to Vasco da Gama from Brazil who had top class players like Romário in their team.

In 2002 the club were again relegated by finishing 15th of 16 teams in the aggregated table, they returned to the top flight in 2004.

In the year 2006 the team was suspended and could not play professionally in the whole year due to debts and unpaid salaries. The club was going to be relegated, but after a legal battle, they were readmitted in the Chilean first division, where they play in 2007. An alternative team (Deportes Concepción B) played that season at the Third level, as well.

In 2016 the club was expelled of the Chilean National League system due to economic problems. And returned in 2018 at last level of the league system, the fifth tier, Tercera B, gaining promotion in their debut season on the category to the next level, the fourth tier Tercera División, for 2019, in which they get a consecutive promotion to the next level, the third tier Segunda División, for 2020.

Club FactsEdit

National HonorsEdit

CrestEdit

South American cups historyEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1991 Copa Libertadores First Stage
Group 2
  Colo-Colo 0–0 0–2 3rd Place
  Barcelona 1–0 2–2
  L.D.U. Quito 3–0 0–4
Round of 16   América de Cali 0–3 3–3 3–6
1999 Copa CONMEBOL Quarterfinals   Rosario Central 2–1 2–2 4–3
Semifinals   Talleres de Córdoba 1–1 1–2 2–3
2001 Copa Libertadores First Stage
Group 3
  Nacional 0–0 0–2 2nd Place
  San Lorenzo 3–2 1–2
  Jorge Wilstermann 3–0 1–2
Round of 16   Vasco da Gama 1–3 0–1 1–4

Current squadEdit

Current squad of Deportes Concepción (Chile) as of 29 September 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Miguel Jiménez
2   CHI DF Marcelo Medel
3   ARG DF Alexis Machuca
4   CHI DF Matías Manríquez
5   CHI DF Gonzalo Mosquera
6   CHI DF Jordano Cisterna
7   CHI FW Ignacio Sepúlveda
8   CHI MF Brian Fuentes
9   CHI FW Kevin Baeza
10   CHI MF Ricardo González
11   CHI FW Ignacio Ibáñez
12   CHI GK Ricardo Cárcamo
13   CHI DF Sebastián Sepúlveda
14   CHI DF Matías Lagos
15   CHI MF Benjamín Cruces
16   CHI MF Mathías López
17   CHI DF Pedro Gatica
No. Position Player
18   CHI MF Cristian Arrué
19   CHI DF Matías Álvarez
20   CHI DF Fabián Ramírez
21   CHI MF Mario Oporto
22   CHI MF Alan Muñoz
23   CHI FW Gabriel Vargas
24   CHI GK Víctor Fuentealba
25   CHI MF Felipe Muñoz
26   CHI MF Sebastián Moya
27   CHI MF Luis Pacheco
28   CHI DF Mauricio Rojas
29   CHI MF Roberto Reyes
30   CHI MF Paolo Fuentes
31   CHI GK Pablo Benítez
32   CHI FW Fabián Neira
33   CHI DF Alan Fernández

Manager: Óscar del Solar

2021 Winter TransfersEdit

InEdit

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   CHI Miguel Jiménez (from Magallanes)
3 DF   ARG Alexis Machuca (free)
No. Pos. Nation Player
27 MF   CHI Luis Pacheco (free)
32 FW   CHI Fabián Neira (loan from Universidad de Concepción)

OutEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
27 GK   CHI Darío Melo (released)

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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