Fortaleza C.E.I.F.

Fortaleza C.E.I.F. is a professional Colombian football team based in Cota, in the Cundinamarca Department, currently playing in the Categoría Primera B. The team has been promoted to the Categoría Primera A twice, in 2013 and 2015. Starting from 2018, they play their home games at the Estadio Municipal de Cota.[1]

Fortaleza C.E.I.F.
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Full nameFortaleza C.E.I.F. Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Atezados (The Swarthy)
Rey del Twitter (King of Twitter)
Founded15 November 2010; 11 years ago (2010-11-15)
GroundEstadio Municipal de Cota
Cota, Colombia
ChairmanCarlos Barato
ManagerNelson Flórez
LeagueCategoría Primera B
2021–II4th (First stage)
(Semifinals Group B, 2nd)
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded on 15 November 2010[2] as Fortaleza F.C., based in the municipality of Soacha. The club joined the Categoría Primera B after buying the licence of the recently dissolved club Atlético Juventud.[3]

In the 2013 Primera B season, the team was champion of the Finalización tournament, allowing them play the finals against Uniautónoma. The team lost the title, losing the home match with a 0–2 score, and drawing 1–1 in the away match. However, the team was promoted to the Primera A after winning against Cúcuta Deportivo in the Promotion/relegation playoff with a 2–1 global score.

Fortaleza was relegated after its first year in the Primera A. The club ranked 16th in the Apertura tournament and 13th in the Finalización tournament, being the worst team in the Relegation table.

In 2015, the club was renamed Fortaleza C.E.I.F. after merging with the amateur football club C.E.I.F. (Centro de Entrenamiento Integrado para el Fútbol).[4] That season, the club was promoted after reaching the finals, however they lost the title against Atlético Bucaramanga with a 0–2 aggregate score.

Current squadEdit

As of 18 August 2021[5]

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   COL Juan Diego Castillo
2 DF   COL Esteban Vanegas
3 DF   COL Daniel Rivera
6 MF   COL Kevin Castro
7 MF   COL Juan David Moreno
8 FW   COL Gerson Valencia
9 FW   COL Luis Sandoval (on loan from Junior)
10 MF   COL Jhon Solís
12 GK   COL Yimi Gómez
13 MF   COL Ronaldo Pájaro
14 MF   COL Brayan Blandón
15 FW   COL Daniel Viáfara
17 MF   COL Brayan Montaño
20 DF   COL Jhon Meléndez
21 DF   COL Sebastián Navarro
25 MF   COL Luis Jiménez
29 FW   COL Carlos Lucumí
No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   COL Diego Camargo
DF   COL Néstor Carabalí
DF   COL Marcelo Castro
DF   COL Denilson Guerra
DF   COL Kevin Palacios
DF   COL Santiago Vásquez
MF   COL Larry Cabezas
MF   COL Mateo Martínez
MF   COL Nicolás Rodríguez
MF   COL Marlon Torres
MF   COL Federico Uribe
FW   COL José Luis García
FW   COL Juan José Guevara
FW   COL Simón Hernández
FW   COL Kevin Pedraza
FW   COL Jesús Zabala



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fortaleza FC cambia de sede y técnico – Código Fútbol".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-05-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Soacha volverá a tener fútbol profesional, con Fortaleza FC".
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2016-05-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "FORTALEZA C.E.I.F". División Mayor del Fútbol Colombiano. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Soacha volverá a tener fútbol profesional, con Fortaleza FC".
  7. ^ "Hernán Pacheco es el nuevo técnico de Fortaleza Fútbol Club".

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