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Coquimbo

Coquimbo is a football (soccer) club from Chile.

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About Coquimbo

Coquimbo Unido, is a Chilean football (soccer) club based in the city of Coquimbo. The club was founded August 15, 1957 and plays in the second division of the Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera B. Their home games are played at the Estadio Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso stadium, which has a capacity of approximately 18,750 seats.

History

- Seasons in Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera División: 23 (1963–65), (1978–80), (1984), (1991–07)
- Seasons in Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera B: 28 (1959–62), (1966–77), (1981–83), (1985–90), (2008- )
- Copa Libertadores Appearances: 1 (1992)
- Largest Margin of Victory: 6-0 (vs. Cobresal in 1999)
- Largest Margin of Defeat: 9-1 (vs. Cobreloa in 1999)
- Best Finish in Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera División: 2nd place (1991 & Apertura 2005)

Stadium

The home stadium of Coquimbo Unido its Estadio Municipal Francisco Sánchez Rumoroso, the stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Coquimbo, Chile. It is currently used mostly for football (soccer) matches. The former stadium was inaugurated on July 1, 1970 and hold 17,750 people.

In 2007 the stadium was selected as a venue for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. In order to comply with FIFA standards, a completely new stadium was built. Its capacity was increased from 15,000 to 18,750. The new stadium has the shape of ship so as to homage Coquimbo's oceanic tradition. The city has been famous due to its port and pirate lore. The stadium was inaugurated on November 9, 2008.

National honours

- Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera B: 3

- Liga Chilena de Fútbol: Primera División: 0

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

- Copa Libertadores: 1 appearance

Notable players


- Víctor Hugo Amatti
- Juan Ramón Fleita
- Juan Grabowski
- Pablo Lenci
- Norberto Ortega Sánchez
- José Daniel Ponce
- Miguel Angel Romero
- Rubén Tanucci
- Antoine Helha
- Carlos Carmona
- Marcelo Corrales
- Nicolás Corvetto
- Pascual de Gregorio
- Javier di Gregorio

- Óscar Fabbiani
- Luis Fuentes
- Patricio Galaz
- Gamadiel García
- Cristián Gómez
- Pedro González Vera
- Alí Manouchehri
- Juan Quiroga (footballer)
- Héctor Robles
- Carlos Tejas
- Jorge Vargas
- Bruno Pesce
- Derlis Soto
- Manuel "Manolo" Abreu








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