Independiente F.C. (El Salvador)

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Independiente Futbol Club is a Salvadoran professional football club based in San Vicente, San Vicente, El Salvador. They currently play in the Primera División El Salvador , the top tier of El Salvador football. The club was formed in 1946 and has played at its home ground, Estadio Jiboa, since TBD.

Independiente F.C.
Full nameIndependiente Futbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Fantasmas del Jiboa
GroundEstadio Jiboa,
Ciudad de San Vicente,
El Salvador
ChairmanEl Salvador Giovani Villalobos
ManagerEl Salvador Omar Sevilla
LeaguePrimera División El Salvador
Clausura 20199º (as C.D. Audaz)

History edit

Early history, golden era and decline edit

The team was founded in 1946 with the union of the 4 most representative teams of San Vicente, calling itself C.D. UDAL, a year later Independiente Futbol Clube was born. They were one of the first clubs to participate in the first professional division. They participated in the first division from 1948 to 1959 before being relegated for the first time in their history. The participated in the Segunda division until 1977, where they purchased the first division spot of ANTEL. It was during this spell did the club hit their golden period as they had several renowned players including Jesus Gonzales, Carlos “Carlanga” Rivera , Joaquín Valencia, Ricardo “la Tuca” Gómez, Jesús González Barillas, Efrain Yin Gonzalez Óscar "Lotario" Guerrero, Jose Maria Rivas, Ramón Maradiaga and Jorge González. The club reached the final twice in 1981 and 1982, the clubs lost the final to C.D. FAS and Atletico Marte respectively. Following these highs the club lost their top players and just two years later in 1984 were relegated to Segunda Division.

The club struggled financially and spent the next two decades moving between Segunda division, Tercera division and Semi Professional league. During this time between 1999 and 2001 they were known as Club Deportivo Real Independiente.

Merger, return to the primera division and decline edit

In 2006, the owners of Coca/Cola later renamed Nacional 1906 approached Independiente FC, the board voted on merging the club forming Independiente Nacional 1906, this was the shot in the arm the club needed as they won promotion to Primera division, however the poor results led the team to the decline in the 2007 Clausura.

Refoundation edit

After the relegation to Segunda Division they could not register in the new season in the 2007 Apertura for not fulfilling their financial obligations and the table went idle for several seasons, to the point of considering that the team had ceased to exist professionally, was until 2015 when they resume their activity when they register to compete in the Apertura Tournament of that year by purchasing a franchise in the Tercera Division, this because they lost the right to be in the Segunda Division after the long time elapsed after his descent from the Primera Division and his return to sports.

After a year in the Tercera Division , in January 2016, they decided to buy an invitation category and returned to Segunda Division, where they would reach the tournament of the Apertura Tournament that year when they defeated Turin F.C. getting half a ticket to the Major League, would return to final instances in the 2017 Clausura, but would fall with Audaz both in the final series of the tournament, and in the first defining party[1]

In 2019, for the start of the Tournament 2019 Clausura it is announced that the club's leadership acquires the team's franchise Audaz,[2] which due to economic problems and debts can not continue to hold in the first division, although for reasons of logistics handling in the tournament with the name and distinctive of the apastepecano club[3]

Stadium edit

  • Estadio Jiboa, San Vincente (1970-)
    • Estadio Sergio Torres Riviera, Usultan (2020-)

Located in the center of the city of San Vicente, it is the largest stadium in the department with the remodeling that the INDES did, the athletic track was paved and illuminated, its initial capacity was 1500 people now reaching 8000 spectators Among the repairs that were made can be mentioned: dressing room remodeling, stands repair, construction of six-lane asphalt running track, construction of sanitary services (men and women), improvement of the rainwater hydraulic system, a prefabricated perimeter wall, to provide greater security to users and fans who arrive at the stadium, which has a capacity for 8 thousand people, and general paint. Also, towers with luminaire panels were installed, which will allow that from now on, first, second and third division meetings can be developed; as well as amateur teams; and the Vincentian population can practice their physical activities at night


Formerly known as "Estadio Vicentino", this venue was considered difficult for the visiting teams in championships of both Second and First Division of the Central American country, the same being occupied until 2007 when the club National Independent 1906 of the Major League descended subsequently disappearing, being again retaken by the redundant team Independent F.C. (San Vicente) which had taken it as headquarters in some parties in Third Division as it maintained its headquarters as a local in the Jiboa Sugar Mill Court .

It hosts two teams of the Primera Division, of 'El Vencedor Sports Club' alternate for not having their own stadium and the home of 'Independiente Fútbol Club '

Independiente FC has two bar cores the `` 'Yellow Faithful' and `` 'The ghost bar of the jiboa' , formerly LBDS, these are what encourage the team from start to finish, the ' Faithful Yellow 'has lost a bit of prominence in recent years, they have probably merged.

They gave a spectacular tribute in the 19th minute to Erasmo Henriquez, a player who died a year earlier from an illness, this bar has also lost three of its members 'Manyula' was the leader, 'Chato' and the 'Pijuyo' were always present.

During stadium renovations in 2020, they played their matches in the Estadio Sergio Torres Rivera

Players edit

Current squad edit

As of: 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   SLV Isai Saravia
2 DF   SLV Lizandro Claros
5   SLV Mario Alfaro
7 FW   DOM Gabriel Núñez
8 GK   ARG Matías Coloca
9 FW   SLV Luis Canales
10 MF   SLV Santos Guzmán
11 FW   COL Eduardo Rodriguez
12 MF   COL Tardelis Peña (captain)
14 MF   NGA Fredrick Ogangan
No. Pos. Nation Player
15   SLV Juan Jose Hernandez
16 DF   SLV Ever Flores
17 FW   SLV Jorge Umanzor
20 MF   SLV Daniel Luna
21 DF   SLV Carlos Anzora
22   SLV Rafael Burgos
24 FW   TRI Jomoul Francois
25 MF   SLV Denilson Rosales
26 MF   SLV Fernando Valladares
30 DF   SLV Carlos Montegurdo

Out on loan edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
  SLV TBD (to TBDy until May 2020)
  SLV TBD (to TBDy until May 2020)

In edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   SLV Francisco Valladares (From TBA)
DF   SLV Emmanuel Claros (From TBA)
DF   SLV Osvaldo Orellana (From TBA)
FW   TRI Jomoul Francois (From La Horquetta Rangers)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLV Santos Guzmán (From Aguila)
GK   ARG Matías Coloca (From FAS)
DF   SLV Mario Gonazález (From TBA)

Out edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   SLV Christian Rodríguez (To TBD)
FW   ARG Luciano Sanhueza (To TBD)
MF   SLV William Canales (To TBA)
MF   SLV Héctor Carrillo (To TBA)
FW   SLV Marvin Morales (To TBD)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SLV Aramis Acevedos (To TBA)
MF   SLV Mario Palacio (To TBA)
MF   SLV Edwin Benitez (To TBA)
MF   SLV Victor Durán (To TBA)

Management and support staff edit

Coaching staff edit

Position Staff
Manager   William Renderos Iraheta
Assistant Manager and Fitness Coach   TBD
Reserve Manager   Emerson Umana
Goalkeeper Coach   Jesus Alvarez
Under 17 Manager   TBD
Under 15 Manager   TBD
Team Doctor   Wilbert Pacas
Kinesiologist   Gerson Miranda
Utility   Jose Simon Palacios

Sponsors edit

Companies with which Independiente Fútbol Club has sponsorship agreements:

  • Official shirt sponsors - Acodjar de R.L. INJiboa, Rivera's Sports, Electrolit, Gym Maya
  • Official shirt manufacturer - PS Sports

Records and statistics edit

Club records edit

Individual records edit

  • Record appearances (all competitions): TBD, 822 from 1957 to 1975
  • Record appearances (Primera Division): Paraguayan Jorge Caceres, 64 from 2018 to 2019
  • Most capped player for El Salvador: 62 (0 whilst at Independiente), Magico Gonzalez
  • Most international caps for El Salvador while a Independiente player: 1, TBD
  • Most caps won whilst at Independiente: 1, TBD.
  • Record scorer in league: TBD, 16
  • Most goals in a season (all competitions): TBD, 62 (1927/28) (47 in League, 15 in Cup competitions)
  • Most goals in a season (Primera Division): Óscar Gustavo “Lotario” Guerrero, 19 (1982) [6]

Top goalscorers edit

No. Player period Goals
1   Óscar Gustavo “Lotario” Guerrero 1978-1983 19*
2   Tardelis Peña 2019-Present 9
3   Alexander Obregón 2019 8
3   Mágico González 1977 7
4   Camilo Gomez 2019 4
5   Luciano Sanhueza 2019 4
6   Fredrick Ogangan 2020-Present 3
7   Rafael Burgos 2019 2
8   Jose Maria Rivas 1978–1984 tbd
10   Fredy González Víchez 2019 6

Note: Players in bold text are still active with Independiente FC

Team captains edit

Name Years
  Francisco Calixto 1977
  Jesus Gonzalez 1978
  Henry Moreno Gato 1978-1979
  Modesto Henriquez 1989

Coaches edit

Honours edit

Domestic honours edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". 22 February 2019. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ El Grafico. 22 February 2019 Retrieved 2 March 2019. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Audaz acatará la resolución de la comisión disciplinaria". El Grafico. 22 February 2019. Archived from the original on 6 August 2019. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  4. ^ ""Polaco" Marroquín: "En FAS no habían condiciones" -". 24 May 2017. Archived from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". El Salvado. 29 October 2006. Archived from the original on 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Amos del gol en el fútbol salvadoreño". El Grafico. 3 December 2019. Archived from the original on 5 December 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2020.