C.D. Huachipato

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Club Deportivo Huachipato is a Chilean football club based in Talcahuano that is a current member of the Chilean Primera División.

Full nameClub Deportivo Huachipato
Nickname(s)"Los Acereros"(Steelers)
"Campeón del Sur" (Champion of the South)
FoundedJune 7, 1947
GroundEstadio CAP, Talcahuano
ChairmanMarcelo Pesce
ManagerJuan José Luvera
LeagueCampeonato Nacional
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded June 7, 1947 and plays its home games at the Estadio CAP, which has a capacity of 10,500 people (all-seated).


In 1947, CD Huachipato was officially notarized and the first official recorded game was played. The original fans were the local company employees of the steel industry in Huachipato. It took a few years for the club to achieve its first successes, obtaining regional championships in 1956 and 1964.

In its early seasons "the Steelers" (Acereros), as they are known, were quite satisfactory in the second division. The 1965 debut was against Municipal de Santiago with a 3–0 victory.

After 36 games the standings would show Huachipato second with 46 points, 3 points less than that of Ferrobádminton another second division team that took the championship and thus passage (which is how it was granted in those years) to the First Division.

However a year later (1966), the Steelers managed promotion to first division, after winning the second division champions Chile with 49 points, they remained well above teams like Coquimbo (42 points) and San Antonio (39) who stayed with the second and third place respectively after thirty games.

With only two years in the professionalism of Talcahuano Huachipato was installed in the top flight professional football in Chile, La Primera Division.

With a tie on a goal, as local and against Audax Italiano, the "Steelers" debuted in first division. In the first season of first division Huachipato an acceptable term in sixth place among 18 teams, although the tournament was on two wheels. The following years were quiet for steel culminating their shares in the mid-high zone of the standings. However a few years after this change.

Huachipato won the 1974 First Division Football Championship, with this triumph they are the only Chilean Football team from the south of Chile to obtain the title.

1974 was a year that many Huachipato fans will never forget, after 34 matches played, Huachipato had to beat Aviación to become champions in their last match, and they did it, Moisés Silva scored the only goal that crowned Huchipato champions that year.

Since then the club has never won any other title, but it has always caused difficulties for the big teams when playing against Huachipato, especially in the Estadio Las Higueras, their former home ground.

From the end of the 1990s, Huachipato was characterized by a club trainer of players from lower divisions. Examples of these are important values steelmaker emerged from the quarry as Roberto Cartes, Cristian Uribe, Rodrigo Rain, Cristián Reynero, Rodrigo Millar, Mario Salgado, Héctor Mancilla, Gonzalo Jara, Pedro Morales, Mauricio Arias, among others.

As for sporting achievements, reached the Semi-Finals in the Torneos Apertura in the years 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. In addition since the end of the 1990s, Huachipato classification achieved an international tournament and the Copa Sudamericana 2006 and their second championship since 38 years, after defeating Unión Española in the 2012 Chilean Clausura Tournament final. All this has undoubtedly been the highlight of "Champion of Southern Chile" in recent years.

The club's logo is inspired by the Steelmark logo owned by the American Iron and Steel Institute that is also used by an American football team in the United States, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Official sponsorsEdit

  • Mitre
  • Corporación de Acero del Pacífico (ACEROCAP)

Dates and HonoursEdit

Club FactsEdit


1974, 2012-C
1979, 1983

South American cups historyEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1975 Copa Libertadores Group 2   Unión Española 0–0 2–7 2nd Place
  The Strongest 4–2 0–1
  Jorge Wilstermann 4–0 0–0
2006 Copa Sudamericana First Round   Colo-Colo 1–2 2–1 3–3 3-5p
2013 Copa Libertadores Group 8   Fluminense 1–3 1–1 3rd Place
  Grêmio 1–1 2–1
  Caracas 1–2 4–0
2014 Copa Sudamericana First Round   San José 3–1 3–2 6–3
Second Round   Universidad Católica 2–0 0–1 2–1
Round of 16   São Paulo 2–3 0–1 2–4
2015 Copa Sudamericana First Round   Olimpia 0–2 0–2 0–4


Other sportsEdit

Although best known as a professional football club, the club has other sports branches; these are: basketball, karate, taekwondo, artistic roller skating, roller hockey, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, among others.


Current squadEdit

Current squad of Huachipato as of 15 April 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Brayan Manosalva
2   CHI DF Antonio Castillo
3   CHI DF Ignacio Tapia
4   CHI DF Benjamín Gazzolo
5   CHI DF Nicolás Ramírez
6   CHI MF Claudio Sepúlveda
7   ARG FW Walter Mazzantti
8   CHI MF Carlos Lobos
9   CHI FW Maximiliano Rodríguez
10   VEN FW Brayan Palmezano
11   CAN DF Juan Córdova
12   CHI GK Martín Parra
13   CHI DF Dylan Aravena
14   CHI MF Javier Altamirano
15   CHI DF Cristián Cuevas
16   CHI MF Israel Poblete
No. Position Player
17   CHI DF Nicolás Baeza
18   CHI DF Joaquín Gutiérrez
19   CHI FW Nicolás Silva
20   CHI MF Joaquín Verdugo
21   CHI DF José Molina
22   CHI MF Diego Bravo
23   CHI FW Cris Martínez
24   ECU FW Denilson Ovando
25   CHI GK Gabriel Castellón
26   CHI DF Bastián Roco
27   CHI MF Álvaro Garrido
28   CHI FW César Huanca
29   CHI MF Claudio Torres
30   CHI FW Alexis Mancilla
31   CHI GK José Martínez

Manager: Juan José Luvera

2021 Summer transfersEdit


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 Brayan Manosalva (back from San Marcos)
8 MF   CHI Carlos Lobos (from Everton)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   CHI Nicolás Baeza (back from Deportes La Serena)
28 FW   CHI César Huanca (from Deportes Iquique)


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 Yerko Urra (loan to Deportes Temuco)
7 MF   ECU Joffre Escobar (loan to Independiente del Valle)
8 MF   CHI César Valenzuela (loan to Everton)
No. Pos. Nation Player
9 FW   ARG Juan Sánchez Sotelo (to Palestino)
20 DF   CHI Diego Oyarzún (to Everton)
21 MF   CHI Sebastián Martínez (loan to Palestino)


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