Once Caldas Tryouts

Once Caldas S.A., simply known as Once Caldas, is a professional Colombian football team based in Manizales, Colombia. The club currently plays in the Categoría Primera A, the country’s highest level of professional club football.

Once Caldas Tryouts

Once Caldas Youth Development System

At the Once Caldas Soccer Schools, we promote the training of our students in techniques and tactics to play soccer and in values ​​for life, through a socialization process in which knowledge and values ​​are transmitted.

The teacher in charge of each category is responsible for the training of the child or adolescent during the training and activities that are scheduled, the competition teams will be made up of those who have merits and sports, academic and disciplinary aptitudes, we ask them to respect and abide by their decisions. Any concerns or suggestions, communicate with the teacher or with the directives of the Schools



For more information on signing up for the soccer school, please click here.

Once Caldas Recruitment Trials

At the time of this writing, there are no official publishings on Once Caldas trials. Please come back at a later date while we monitor this club or click here to visit their official academy news section.


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Once Caldas History

In 1950, Deportes Caldas was victorious in what was then known as the Campeonato Profesional, the championship game of the Colombian professional football league. After a merger in 1959 between Once Deportivo and Deportes Caldas, the club that would later be known as Once Caldas was established.

While Once Deportivo was established in 1930, Deportes Caldas did not come into being until the latter half of the 1940s. Both teams, however, were eventually disbanded due to a variety of factors. Eduardo Gómez Arrubla proposed recreating Once Deportivo, but Carlos Gómez Escobar advocated for reviving Deportes Caldas. Carlos Gómez Escobar was in support of restarting Deportes Caldas. The three co-founders of the company reached a consensus, with the help of Dr. Hermán Bueno Ramirez’s mediation, to combine the existing teams into a single brand-new organization known as Once Caldas.

The newly combined club made its debut in the Campeonato Profesional in the year 1961. The club came in seventh place overall after the conclusion of the competition. Once Caldas finished as the runner-up in the first division in the year 1998. In the championship game, Deportivo Cali emerged victorious over the club. The home team won the opening leg, which took place in California, 4–0.

The score was at 0–0 after the second leg, which took place in Manizales. In addition, the club competed in its first ever international competition, the Copa CONMEBOL, in that same year. When Caldas played, Santos of Brazil was the one who knocked him out in the first round. Santos won the opening match, which took place at Santos, by a score of 2–1.

Once Caldas won the second match, which took place in Manizales and had a score of 2–1, but they lost the penalty shootout 3–2. The year 1999 was the club’s debut appearance in the Copa Libertadores de América tournament. At one point in time, Caldas was placed in the same group with Deportivo Cali as well as two Argentine clubs, Vélez Sársfield and River Plate.

The team finished in last place, however they were just two points behind Vélez Sársfield, which won the group they were in. Once Caldas participated in the Copa Libertadores once again in the year 2002. Once Caldas’ group included teams from Paraguay’s Olimpia, Chile’s Universidad Católica, and Brazil’s Flamengo.

The club was eliminated after finishing in third place, one spot higher than Flamengo but still behind Internacional. After claiming victory over Junior in the championship game of the Apertura in 2003, the team was crowned champions of the first division. The game was played in Barranquilla, and it concluded in a scoreless tie.

Once Caldas prevailed 1-0 in the second leg, which took place at Manizales. In 2004, the club competed in the Copa Libertadores for the second time. The team under the direction of Luis Fernando Montoya became champions of the championship for the very first time after claiming victory in the penalty shootout against Boca Juniors.

The team competed in the Intercontinental Cup in Yokohama, Japan, against Porto, of Portugal, the champions of the UEFA Champions League. The match took place after the club won the Copa Libertadores. The club was defeated 8–7 in the penalty shootout following a scoreless draw (0–0) in regulation play.

Once Caldas, who had won the Copa Libertadores the previous year, entered the competition again in 2005 with the intention of defending their title. Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico), Cobreloa (Chile), and San Lorenzo (Argentina) were in Once Caldas’ group. The club finished in second place, trailing Chivas de Guadalajara by two points.

The Mexican team Tigres UANL eliminated the side in the second stage of the competition. In addition, the club competed in the Recopa Sudamericana that year, and one of their matches was against Boca Juniors. Boca Juniors came out on top with a 3–1 victory in the opening leg, which was played in Buenos Aires. Once Caldas won the second leg of the match at Manizales with a score of 2–1, while Boca won the match overall by a score of 4–3. Once Caldas was the champions of the Copa Libertadores in the year 2004.

Once Caldas Stadium

Estadio Palogrande is a multi-purpose stadium in Manizales, Colombia. The majority of football (soccer) matches are played there at the moment. As a result of the improvements that were done for the FIFA U-20 World Cup that was held in Colombia in 2011, the stadium capacity was reduced to 32,000.

It was constructed in 1936, and in 1994 it was enlarged to accommodate 36,000 people. This stadium is used by Once Caldas for its home games, and the team used it to win the Copa Libertadores in 2004.