Asociación Deportivo Pasto, also known as Deportivo Pasto, is a Colombian professional football team based in the city of Pasto, Colombia. The club currently plays in the Categoría Primera A, the country’s highest level of professional club football.
Deportivo Pasto Youth Development System
Deportivo Pasto Training School
Deportivo Pasto has a training school for various categories such as pre-school, school, pre-infant, child, juvenile, and youth.
- original civil registration
- Enlarged photocopy of the Identity Card
- Photocopy of ID of the parent or guardian
- Updated EPS affiliation certificate
- Submit the documents requested in full
- Complete registration form
- The procedure is carried out exclusively at the offices of the Pasto Sports Association, located at Calle 16B No. 30-07 (in front of the children’s park).
For more information click here to visit their official training school web page.
Deportivo Pasto Recruitment Trials
Deportivo Pasto has a youth academy that participates in U15, U17, and U20. At the time of this writing, they have a form on their website where you can fill it out and send to the club for trials. To access this form, click here. If that link is no longer available, click here to access their main academy web page for more information.
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Deportivo Pasto History
The club was established on the 12th of October, 1949, and competed at the semi-professional level until the year 1996. In that year, they were promoted to the professional second level, which is known as the Primera B. Two years later, in 1998, they were promoted into the Primera A.
After defeating Deportivo Cali in the championship game of the Apertura in 2006, the club claimed its first-ever league championship. The team competed all the way to the championship game of the 2009 Copa Colombia, but ultimately fell short against Independiente Santa Fe. After finishing in last place in the standings for the relegation playoffs, Pasto was also demoted to the Primera B that season (aggregate of last 3 seasons).
The club qualified for the postseason by finishing in second place in the table at the end of the 2010 campaign. Pasto was able to proceed all the way to the championship round of the playoffs after winning their group. The club was unable to earn direct promotion after suffering a loss against Itagui Ditaires in the championship match.
Despite this, the team was still in contention for promotion thanks to the relegation/promotion playoff, which would be contested against Envigado, the club that was placed second-to-last in the table of clubs competing in the Primera A league. Due to Envigado’s victory, which resulted in a 3-0 aggregate score, Pasto was relegated to the second level for the upcoming season. The club started off the Apertura season in 2011 by finishing in first place in the league. The club was eliminated by Valledupar in the quarterfinals of the postseason playoffs.
Once again, the squad finished the season with the best record in the league for the 2011 Finalizacion. It defeated Centauros Villavicencio in the championship finals and went on to win the game, so claiming the title of champion. In order to secure a spot directly in the Primera A, Pasto was need to compete against Patriotas Boyaca, the team that won the Apertura. The match was decided by penalties, and Pasto gained a promotion to the Primera A as a result.
In the year 2012, the team made a successful comeback to the Primera A with a very strong performance. The club finished in sixth place in the Apertura and earned a spot in the playoffs, where it went on to win its group and earn a spot in the final, where it will compete for a chance to win the second star.
Santa Fe defeated Pasto in the championship match by a score of 2-1. In the league table for the 2012 Finalizacion, Pasto ended in eighth place, which was the position that earned them the final playoff berth out of the eight teams who qualified. The club finished in second place in the group stage of the playoffs, behind eventual winners Millonarios on goal difference.
This meant that they were not able to go to the final. In 2012, Pasto also competed in the finals of the Copa Colombia, although they were ultimately defeated by Atlético Nacional 2-0 over two legs. In the 2019 Apertura, Pasto once again advanced to the title finals, however this time they were defeated on penalties by Atlético Junior, 4-5.
Deportivo Pasto Stadium
Estadio Departamental Libertad is a multi-purpose stadium in Pasto, Colombia. At the moment, football matches take up the majority of its usage, and it serves as the home turf for Deportivo Pasto. The stadium was constructed in 1955 and has a capacity of 20,000 spectators.
Following Pasto’s qualification for the Copa Libertadores in 2007, the stadium was subsequently extended to meet the criteria established by CONMEBOL. Before the reconstruction, the north side of the stadium was semi-open and had just one layer of seating.
After the renovation, the north stand was expanded, which completed the bowl of the stadium and made every side of the stadium have two tiers. In 2019, the sitting rows were painted, an upgrade was made to the lighting, the changing rooms were renovated, and a giant TV screen was placed. All of these improvements took place. The makeover was accomplished in the month of December in 2019. About 20 million dollars’ worth of COL were utilized.