Corporación Club Deportivo Tuluá, commonly known as Cortuluá, is a professional Colombian football team based in Tuluá, Colombia. The club currently plays in the Categoría Primera A, the country’s highest level of professional club football.
Cortuluá Youth Development System
Club Deportivo Tuluá (Cortuluá) has three teams in their youth academy which consist of U15, U17, and U20. They also have what they call the Cantera Corazón. The “Cantera Corazón” day by day becomes an example of comprehensive training of athletes in the country since it not only seeks the sporting growth of young people but also their personal growth. That is why today we want to extol the academic achievements of our homegrown players. Cantera Corazón provides athletes with football training and academics.
Cortuluá Recruitment Trials
At the time of this writing, there are no official publishings on Cortuluá trials. Please come back at a later date while we monitor this club or click here to visit their official Facebook news section.
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Cortulua was established in 1967 by a collective of individuals led by Hernando Acosta, a former player and coach for the Paraguayan national team. In 1993, Cortuluá won their first championship in the Categora Primera B competition, earning the team promotion to the Primera A for the next season. On February 26, 1994, it played its maiden game in the top division against Envigado at the Estadio Hernando Martinez Azcárate in adjacent Buga. The match took place in the city of Buga.
Cortulua advanced to the 2002 Copa Libertadores by virtue of their victory in the Torneo Apertura of the Copa Mustang in 2001. At the time, the Torneo Apertura did not award a championship. In spite of this, the squad was demoted to the Categora Primera B in the year 2004.
In 2006, the United States Treasury identified the football club as one of ten businesses that were allegedly operating on behalf of one of the most wanted drug barons in Colombia, Carlos Alberto Renteria Mantilla. The baron in question is considered to be one of the most influential drug traffickers in Colombia.
As a result of the action taken by the authorities in the United States, any assets owned by the club that were located within the United States were placed under a freeze, and United States citizens were prohibited from engaging in business with the club. In 2009, the club earned promotion to the Categora Primera A after spending the previous five years competing in the Categora Primera B.
Cortulua was victorious in Group A of the Torneo Apertura semi-finals, where they faced Deportes Palmira, Deportivo Rionegro, and Atlético Bucaramanga. As a result, they advanced to the final round of competition. In the decisive match against Itagü Ditaires, Cortuluá prevailed with a score of 3–1 in the first leg of the match, but it was defeated with a score of 2-0 in the second leg.
After a 6–5 victory in the penalty shootout, Cortulua was crowned champion of the “Torneo Apertura” and advanced to the championship match of the year. In the championship match, Cortulua prevailed over Atlético Bucaramanga and earned promotion to the premier division for the subsequent campaign.
The team was demoted once more in the 2010 season and dropped back down to the second division, where they remained for the next four seasons until the 2015 season, when they were once again promoted in a special tournament that was played to increase the number of teams in the Categora Primera A to 20.
They finished first in Group B, beating off Unión Magdalena, the tournament’s pre-tournament favorites América de Cali, and Deportivo Pereira, and as a result, they were promoted to the next level for the 2015 campaign. Its reserve team competed in the U-20 Copa Libertadores in 2016, and finished in third place. After losing 2–1 to Once Caldas at Manizales on the final matchday of the first round of the 2017 Torneo Finalización, Cortulua was once again demoted to the Primera B as a result of the loss. Once Caldas’ winning goal came in the 94th minute of play.
It was in 1967, the same year that the club was established, that construction began on the Estadio Doce de Octubre, a multi-use stadium located in Tuluá, Colombia.
The stadium has a capacity of around 16,000 people.