Deportivo Galicia

Deportivo Galicia Fútbol Club (later Galicia de Aragua) was a traditional football club from Venezuela.

Galicia de Aragua
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Full nameGalicia de Aragua
FoundedSeptember 19, 1985; 36 years ago (1985-09-19)
Dissolved2002 (became Aragua F.C.)
GroundEstadio Brígido Iriarte
Caracas, Venezuela
Capacity15,000
LeagueSegunda División Venezolana

Founded in Caracas, the club moved, in 2002, to Maracay, in the state of Aragua, when its name changed to Galicia de Aragua, playing their home games at the Giuseppe Antonelli stadium in Maracay. Coached by the Uruguayan national Carlos MarÍa Ravel, the team switched from their traditional blue and white colours to the state's yellow and red and changed their name to Galicia de Aragua.

At the end of the 2001–02 season, Deportivo Galicia was relegated to the Venezuelan Segunda Division. In January 2002 they became a separate entity Aragua F.C. when they moved to Estadio Olímpico Hermanos Ghersi Páez.

Deportivo Galicia had Caracas as main training city, allowing many young prospects to play for this team, looking to get exposed in the league. Some of the solid players that were part of the squad that moved on to other bigger club as players and/or managers are: Edson Tortolero, Alejandro Clemente, Pedro Delgado, Stalin Rivas, Fernando Clemente, Pedro Millán, Ángel Rivillo, Hugo Savarese and Ramón López.

TitlesEdit

Amateur Era (0):
Professional Era (4): 1964, 1969, 1970, 1974
1988, 1992, 2001
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2000
1966, 1967, 1969, 1979, 1981

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate Result
1965 Copa Libertadores Group 3   Paraguay Guaraní 1–2 1–2 3rd place Eliminated
  Uruguay Peñarol W/O [A] 0–2
1967 Copa Libertadores Group 1   Venezuela Deportivo Italia 0–0 0–1 4th place Eliminated
  Brazil Cruzeiro 0–1 1–3
  Peru Sport Boys 2–1 0–2
  Peru Universitario 2–0 0–2
1968 Copa Libertadores Group 5   Venezuela C.D. Portugués 2–0 0–1 4th place Eliminated
  Brazil Náutico 2–1 0–1
  Brazil Palmeiras 1–2 0–2
1970 Copa Libertadores Group 2   Venezuela Valencia 0–2 3–1 4th place Eliminated
  Uruguay Peñarol 0–1 1–4
  Uruguay Nacional 0–4 0–2
1971 Copa Libertadores Group 3   Venezuela Deportivo Italia 3–3 2–3 4th place Eliminated
  Brazil Palmeiras 2–3 0–3
  Brazil Fluminense 1–3 1–4
1975 Copa Libertadores Group 4   Venezuela Portuguesa 0–0 1–1 3rd place Eliminated
  Ecuador L.D.U. Quito 2–4 0–1
  Ecuador Nacional 4–0 0–0
1976 Copa Libertadores Group 1   Venezuela Portuguesa 1–2 1–3 4th place Eliminated
  Argentina River Plate 0–1 1–4
  Argentina Estudiantes 0–1 1–3
1979 Copa Libertadores Group 4   Venezuela Portuguesa 1–1 1–1 4th place Eliminated
  Chile Palestino 1–1 0–5
  Chile O'Higgins 0–1 0–6
1980 Copa Libertadores Group 3   Venezuela Táchira 1–0 1–0 3rd place Eliminated
  Brazil Internacional 2–1 0–2
  Brazil Vasco da Gama 0–0 0–4

FootnotesEdit

A. ^ Points were taken from Deportivo Galicia due to irregularities in their line-up. Peñarol was awarded the points. Peñarol advanced due to goal difference.