Deportes Iberia

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Deportes Iberia[1] is a Chilean football club based in Los Ángeles that currently plays in Primera B (second-tier). The club hold its home games at Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles which has a capacity of 5,000 spectators.

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Full nameDeportes Iberia S.A.D.P.[1]
Nickname(s)Iberianos, Azulgranas
Founded15 June 1933
GroundEstadio Municipal de Los Ángeles, Los Ángeles
ChairmanAna Bull
ManagerEduardo Lobos
LeagueSegunda División

In 1933, the club was officially established as Deportes Iberia, basing in Conchalí (Santiago). Then Iberia joined the Asociación de Fútbol de Santiago, but recently in 1946 the club joined Primera División, spending there eight years until the 1954 season when they, after finishing in the bottom of the table, were relegated to second-tier, being the first Chilean relegated team in its football history.[2]

During its age playing at Segunda División on mid-1960s, the club moved to Puente Alto and stayed there two seasons from 1966 to 1968 before its definitely move to Los Ángeles at Bío Bío Region in 1969.

The team also has a rivalry with Malleco Unido from Angol[3] as well as with Curicó Unido.[4]

Iberia has won three Segunda División Profesional titles and a Copa Apertura Segunda División title in 1984.


The institution was founded on June 15, 1933, by Cristian López, small merchants of La Vega Central Market and a Spanish catholic reverend called Gilberto Lizana, after the decision of that last one to create a football branch. At the end of that year and for only eight days, the team adopted the name of Deportivo Ínser.[5]

In 1971, Iberia failed to reach its first ever promotion to first-level after losing the race for the title with Unión San Felipe of the coach Luis Santibáñez who even achieved a feat following proclaiming champion of Primera División in 1972.

In 1992, following 37 years playing in the second tier, the club was relegated to Tercera División. After winning the 2013–14 tournament, Iberia reached its promotion and broke a 21-year absence at second division, now called Primera B.[6]

Current squadEdit

Current squad of Deportes Iberia as of 27 September 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1   CHI GK Leonardo Canales
2   CHI DF Benjamín Briceño
3   CHI DF Diego Bravo
4   CHI DF Marcelo Flores
5   CHI DF Luciano Vargas
6   CHI MF Diego Ortega
7   CHI MF Camilo Pontoni
8   CHI MF Stefano Contreras
9   BRA FW Luiz Ferreira
10   CHI MF Gabriel Castillo
11   CHI FW Matías Contreras
12   CHI GK Martín Larraín
13   CHI MF Edgar Rodríguez
14   CHI MF José Higueras
15   CHI FW Freddy Barahona
No. Position Player
16   CHI FW Brian Leiva
17   CHI FW Benjamín Inostroza
18   CHI MF Yonathan Suazo
19   CHI MF Luis Oyarzo
20   CHI DF Diego Zambrano
21   CHI FW Diego González
22   CHI DF Andrés Reyes
23   CHI GK Claudio Abarca
24   CHI FW Leonardo Hernández
26   CHI FW Iván Sandoval
27   CHI DF Erick Millalén
28   CHI MF Cristóbal Díaz
32   ARG MF Andrés Lioi
36   CHI DF Cristóbal Parry
--   CHI FW Francisco Castro

Manager: Eduardo Lobos

2021 Winter 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
22 DF   CHI Andrés Reyes (free)
32 MF   ARG Andrés Lioi (loan from San Luis)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   CHI Francisco Castro (from Cobreloa)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
14 FW   CHI Nicolás Bascur (to Provincial Ranco)
30 FW   URU Leandro Reymundez (released)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   CHI Benjamín Povea (to Pilmahue)


Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles
LocationLos Ángeles, Chile
OwnerMunicipality of Los Angeles
Iberia (1968–present)

Since Iberia moved from Puente Alto to Los Angeles in 1968 they play his home games at the Estadio Municipal de Los Ángeles which has a 4,125 capacity.

For a long time the ground was property of the public finance, but in 1990s the stadium became part of Los Angeles municipality. In August 2010, a running track financed by National Institute of Sports of Chile was built.

On 21 May 2015, President of Chile Michelle Bachelet through his public account realized in the National Congress at Valparaíso, announced that Ovalle, La Calera, San Felipe and Los Angeles would have new stadiums. Nevertheless, it was reported that in Los Angeles’ situation the new stadium wouldn't be remodeled for establish a new ground of 5,000 capacity.[7]





  • División de Honor Amateur (DIVHA) (1): 1945

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Deportes Iberia S.A.D.P." Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ "¿Cuál fue el primer equipo en bajar a Segunda?". Radio Futuro. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Iberia ganó el clásico a Malleco Unido en Los Ángeles". ANFP. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ "La violencia entre hinchas se vuelve asunto nacional". La Tercera. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Iberia de Santiago, el equipo del cura". Radio Futuro. 8 August 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Iberia se coronó tricampeón ante Melipilla y consigue el ascenso".
  7. ^ "El detalle de los nuevos estadios anunciados por Bachelet el 21 de mayo". La Tercera. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015.

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