Club Deportivo Huachipato is a Chilean fútbol club based in Talcahuano, Chile. The club currently plays in the Chilean Primera División, the country’s highest level of professional club fútbol.
CD Huachipato Youth Development System
CD Huachipato has several youth academy teams. Teams that compete against other regional clubs include:
These teams compete in the Gatorade Projection and Gatorade Formative Football championship. In the tournament, there are the following clubs: Audax Italiano, Cobreloa, Cobresal, Colo-Colo, Curicó Unido, Deportes La Serena, Deportes Temuco, Everton, Huachipato, O’Higgins, Palestino, Rangers, Santiago Wanderers, Unión Española, Universidad Catholic and University of Chile.
CD Huachipato Recruitment Trials
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CD Huachipato History
In 1947, CD Huachipato was formally notarized, and the same year saw the first official recorded game. The first supporters of Huachipato’s steel industry team were the city’s factory workers. It was not until 1956 and 1964 that the club won its first and second regional championships; this took a few years of hard work and dedication. In the early seasons of the team’s existence, when they played in the second division, “the Steelers” (Acereros), as they are commonly known, were pretty satisfactory.
The first game was played in 1965 and was a triumph over Municipal de Santiago by a score of 3-0. After 36 matches, the standings would place Huachipato in second place, with 46 points. This was three points fewer than Ferrobdminton, another team from the second division that ended up winning the championship and gaining promotion to the first division as a result (this was how promotion was determined in those years).
They remained well above teams like Coquimbo (42 points) and San Antonio (39 points), who stayed with the second and third place respectively after thirty games. However, the Steelers managed promotion to the first division the following year (1966), after winning the second division champions Chile with 49 points. After just two years competing at the professional level, Talcahuano Huachipato was promoted to the highest level of professional football in Chile, known as La Primera Division.
The “Steelers” made their debut in the first level with a draw on a goal, playing for the local team, and against Audax Italiano. Despite the fact that the event was played on two wheels, Huachipato was able to finish in a respectable sixth place out of the 18 teams who participated in the first season of the first division. The years that followed were calm for the steel industry, resulting in their shares being placed in the moderate-to-high zone of the standings. Nevertheless, a few years following this alteration.
As a result of Huachipato’s victory in the First Division Football Championship in 1974, the club is the only Chilean football team from the southern region of the country to have ever won the championship. 1974 was a year that many supporters of Huachipato will never forget.
After 34 matches had been played, Huachipato needed to defeat Aviación in their final match to become champions, and they did it. Moisés Silva scored the single goal that year that proclaimed Huachipato champions. Since then, the club has never been able to win another championship, although it has always presented a challenge to the more established clubs when they faced off against Huachipato, particularly in the Estadio Las Higueras, which was formerly their home stadium.
Beginning in the latter half of the 1990s, Huachipato became known for its role as a club that trained players competing in lower categories. Examples of them include notable values steelmaker emerged from the quarry like Roberto Cartes, Cristian Uribe, Rodrigo Rain, Cristián Reynero, Rodrigo Millar, Mario Salgado, Héctor Mancilla, Gonzalo Jara, Pedro Morales, Mauricio Arias, among others.
As for athletic accomplishments, in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006, he competed in the Torneos Apertura and advanced to the semifinals of the tournament each year. In addition, Huachipato classification won an international tournament and the Copa Sudamericana in 2006, as well as their second championship in the past 38 years, by prevailing over Unión Espaola in the final of the Chilean Clausura Tournament in 2012.
This accomplishment dates back to the latter half of the 1990s. All of this has without a doubt been the most memorable moment of “Champion of Southern Chile” over the past few years.
CD Huachipato Stadium
Estadio Huachipato-CAP Acero (Compañía de Acero del Pacífico), is a football stadium in Talcahuano, Chile. The Huachipato football team plays their home games here on the field. In addition, Naval played its home matches there up until the year 2012 till 2012.
Opened in 2009, it replaced the old Estadio Las Higueras, which was demolished in 2008. The stadium capacity is 10,500 people (all-seated).