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Full nameClub de Deportes Cobreloa S.A.D.P.
Nickname(s)Zorros del desierto (desert foxes)
Mineros (Miners)
Naranjas (Oranges)
Founded1 January 1948; 73 years ago (1948-01-01), as Club Social y Deportivo Deportes El Loa.
January 7, 1977; 44 years ago (1977-01-07), as Club de Deportes Cobreloa
StadiumEstadio Zorros del Desierto
Calama, Chile
Coordinates22°27′36″S 68°55′14″W / 22.46000°S 68.92056°W / -22.46000; -68.92056
PresidentDuncan Araya
Head coachRodrigo Meléndez
LeaguePrimera B
2020Primera B de Chile, 10th of 15
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club de Deportes Cobreloa S.A.D.P. (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ ðe ðe.ˈpoɾ.tes ko.βɾe.ˈlo.a] (About this soundlisten)), commonly referred to as Cobreloa, is a Chilean football professional club based in Calama, Región de Antofagasta, Chile. That competes in the Primera B. The club's home ground is the Estadio Zorros del Desierto.

Founded on 7 January 1977, by the initiative of various local groups and the Chilean state-owned enterprise, CODELCO. This club was created starting from the Legal Personality of the local club, Deportes El Loa. On 30 March 2006, the club changed to a Limited sports company with the unanimous approval of 56 of its socios (members).[1] According to the 2018 year public report, the capital of the club is $4.534 billion CLP (6.697.624,8 $ USD) spread on 1.000.000 shares of stock without nominal value, mostly owned by the socios (members of club) with 999,999 of them and the chairman of the club with 1 share.[2] In 2018 the first team budget was $100 million CLP.[3]

The club's professional debut in Segunda división professional de Chile was in 1977, achieving the promotion to Primera División in the same year. The club has won the Primera División title in 8 times, and the 1986 Copa Polla Lan Chile. Some of its rivalries are with Club Social y Deportivo Colo-Colo team in the Clásico Albo-Loíno,[4] Club de Deportes Cobresal who dispute the Clasico del Cobre[4] and Deportes Antofagasta in the Clasico de la región de Antofagasta.[5]

In 2019, The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation sorted out in the 71st position in the Worldwide Historical Ranking of Clubs.[6] In CONMEBOL Libertadores Ranking 2021 it is in 68th position.[7]


On the 1st of January 1948, 'Club Social Deportivo Deportes El Loa' was founded in Calama, Chile. This club was the first legal personality of the team and the first team in Calama in have this type of personality.[8] On 1951, the team played in the asosiation with a second team with the name 'Cóndor'. Later, in Febraury of 1955, the team was renamed to 'Club Deportivo y Social Sport Cóndor'.

On 1959, the Amateur team of Calama, trained by Roberto Rodríguez Antequera won the 'National de Fútbol Amateur' in its 28th edition, an amateur championship. The final was against 'Thomas Bata de Peñaflor' disputed in the Estadio Municipal de Calama. Later, on 1961 Chuquicamata Amateur team won the next championship against Osorno with a score of 3-2 whit a Hattrick of Mario Valencia, in the Estadio Anaconda of Chuquicamata, with a attendance of 6.346 . These facts pushed to the 'El Loa' citizen the desire to have a profesional team in the city.[9][8]

On January of 1967, the idea of fusing Deportes Cóndor with Santiago Morning was originated using the name of 'Loa Morning' to participate into profesional football, the election of that time was the financial crisis of the chosen one team, what led to relegate they to 'Segunda División'; the directors of CODELCO lead by Carlos Seguel accepted a approach period with this team, but this idea failed due the negative of the 'socios' and the directive of both teams.[10][11]

On January 2nd of 1968, 'Gobernación del Loa' decided to introduce a footbal club to profesional football to repressent the northern chile region, to this end, they encouraged Cóndor and 'Correvuela', the team of the neighboring Chuquicamata, but this initiative failed because the 'Asociación Central de Fútbol' decided incorporate 'Antofagasta Portuario' like a representative. On 1969, the team attempted to join 'Segunda División', registering under the name 'Deportes El Loa' altough the legal personality was Sport Cóndor since January 28th of 1970.

The director board of 'Club Regional Antofagasta' held some talks with the regional Mayor of Region of Antofagasta in order to get Codelco workers to join and give 1 percent of their salary to the club, but the local government officials rejected the idea.[8]

On the date September 26th of 1976, the 'Cámara del Comercio', Railroad Unions, merchants and businessmen, sports directors of the 'El Loa' and also the Coronel Fernando Ibáñez, the prefect Francisco Núñez Venegas and the asistant directors of CODELCO, José Gorrini, Renzo Gasparini, Orlando Urbina and Nicolás Tschischow formed a commitee called 'Pro Ingreso al Fútbol Rentado' with the purpose of induction 'Deportes El Loa' to profesional football in Chile. The director of the hospital of Roy H. Glover, Sergio Stóppel joined this effort. United under the motto 'Ahora o Núnca', and was subsequently acepted into 'Segunda División' on the date October 14 in the same year In December this initiative counted with the arppoval of clubs like Regional Antofagasta, Colo-Colo, Naval, Aviación, Huachipato, Coquimbo, Ovalle, Everton, Wanderers and O'higgins.[8][11]

On the date January 7th of 1977, The NCO School of Carabineros of Chile, All directors of Asociación Central de Fútbol and all representatives of Chilean football clubs was reunite at the 18.30 P.M. in Calama and Chuquicamata. Tough the local Radio, 'Radio El Loa', at 20.15 P.M. was officialy aunciated the incorporation of 'Deportes El Loa' to the professional football by unnanimous of 'Primera and Segunda división' clubs aprovation.[8]

The gobernator and the mayor of Calama, call to the citizen to support this new proyect, who celebrated the event. To celebrate this fact, they chose a new name for the team, rejecting the propossed 'Calama Loa' due to this name not being representative of mining that composes the main economic activity of the region. The team was finally renamed to 'Cobreloa'.[8]

Cobreloa is a relatively new club, having been founded on 7 January 1977. The name Cobreloa comes from combining the Spanish word for copper (cobre), and loa, after the province and the Loa River, the longest river in Chile, which is located near Calama and Chuquicamata, the world's largest open pit copper mining|mine.

Due the inexperience of the directors of the team on professional football, they decided sign to Alfonso Fuentes who had previously worked as a manager for Lota Schwager. The directors of the team, José Gorrini and Francisco Núñez, decided to incorporate to team as a section of CODELCO.

Fernando Riera, helped by Carlos Lillio Guerrero y Roberto Rodríguez, were asked to select the players for the team. They presented requirements to ejecutive Commitee of the team to create the first squad with selection of the best players in the El Loa región:

  • Bring to the club the best players on the province beetween 19 ultil 26 years old with exceptions
  • Set up into the squad a solid group, fullness of friendship and fellowship.
  • Create habits of good manners in and out the Pitch.
  • Create a positive mentality pro to the introduction to professional football.
'El Loa' Selection team
No. Pos Nat Player
GK Chile CHI Raúl López
GK Chile CHI Manuel Reyes
DF Chile CHI Juan Maldonado
DF Chile CHI Luis Huanca
DF Chile CHI Jorge González
DF Chile CHI Carlos Rojas
DF Chile CHI Guillermo Palacios
MF Chile CHI Armando Alarcón
MF Chile CHI Juan Veas
MF Chile CHI Gabriel Cáceres
FW Chile CHI Héctor Castillo
FW Chile CHI Gustavo Cuello
FW Chile CHI Héctor Bravo
FW Chile CHI Ernesto Áviles
FW Chile CHI Guillermo González

The first historical match of the team was on january 12th of this year, against Tocopilla selection team, playing away. The result of the match was victory of the team by 0-1.

The first head coach of the club was elected in a shortlist between Salvador Nocetti, Isaac Carrasco and Andrés Prieto, Been this last option the chosen by the directors, signs with the club on January 15th of 1977, he choose the transfers of the fist team, been the following.

Fist Transfers of the team
Date Name Moving from Fee
January 1977 Uruguay Luis Garisto Uruguay Peñarol Undisclosed
Uruguay Julio Correa Uruguay Huracán Buceo
Uruguay Baudilio Jáuregui Uruguay Defensor Sporting
Chile Juan Olivares Chile Magallanes
Chile Francisco Valdés Chile Santiago Wanderers
Chile Guillermo Yávar Chile O'higgins
Chile Juan Rogelio Núñez Chile Naval
Chile Germán Concha Chile O'higgins
Chile Manfredo González Chile Ñublense
Chile Raúl Gómez Chile Lota Schwager
Chile Luis Ahumada
Notes Juan Rogelio Núñez was the first professional player hired by the club in his history.[12]

The preseason was in the location of Las Vertientes, a place near to Calama, this helped to conform the first squad who would play the first year league and cup season of the team.

The first official match of the team was on the date february 6th of this year, playing away against 'Regional Antofagasta', on the Estadio 'Regional de Antofagasta' valid for 'Copa Chile', winning by 0-2 with goals of Armando Alarcón on 20' and Juan Rogelio Núñez on 34'.[13]

The team entered the field with the following Line-Up:

Soccer Field Transparant.svg

M. González
G. González
The initial first official match Line-Up, valid for Copa Chile 1977


  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Juan Olivares
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Elmo Aedo
  • Flag of Uruguay.svg
    Luis Garisto
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Germán Concha
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Mnafredo González
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Armando Alarcón
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Luis Huanca
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Gustavo Cuello
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Juan Rogelio Núñez
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Héctor Castillo
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Guillermo González
  • Flag of Chile.svg
    Coach: Andrés Prieto
1977 Copa Chile
1st Round
Regional Antofagasta0–2
Armando Alarcón Goal 20'
Juan Rogelio Núñez Goal 34'
Estadio Regional de Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile

The club was able to establish itself in Chile's top flight very quickly, earning promotion after its first season, where they have stayed ever since. Only four years after their foundation, Cobreloa reached the finals of the Copa Libertadores in 1981, losing in a third match to Brazilian club Flamengo. Cobreloa reached the Copa Libertadores final the following year, losing to Peñarol of Uruguay. The club also reached the semi-final of the Copa Libertadores in 1987.

They have competed in the Copa Libertadores de América 13 times, 3 times in the Copa Sudamericana and twice in the Copa CONMEBOL. In 1995 they reached the quarter-finals and the following year were eliminated in the first round. Cobreloa have 8 Primera División titles and 1 Copa Chile title making them the most successful side outside Santiago in Chile and one of the four biggest clubs of the country.

Domestic League record

Domestic League Chart with each tier division who the team has participated since 1977.


  • In 1977, the team go to primera división de Chile.
  • In 2015, the team was relegated to Primera B de Chile.


Card with Cobreloa 2019 membership
Card with Cobreloa 2019 membership

In 2019 to get a membership of the club can be by the assistant to the headquarters of the club in Calama in Abaroa street N°1757 or through the online platform in the official website of the institution with previous registration. The necessary documents to get a membership are passport or ID Card and a photo.[14]

The oldest oficial member of the club, is Rodolfo Yáñez Rojas, who is member since the foundation of the institution.[15]

The first official supporters group was created in 1977, called Barra Oficial de Cobreloa by the workers from the El Loa province; Orlando Navarro, Mario Paniagua and José Santos Rodriguez and the support of the club directors.[16]

In 1982, 35 CODELCO workers established the supporters group, Barra Chuquicamata. On this decade was created de group of supporters Mario Soto, tribute to Defense of the club, who dressed the club colors until 1985. They were characterized because they support with musical instruments.[16]

In 1994 was created the supported group, Huracan Naranja, from the Santiago de Chile fans group Vicente Cantatore.[16]

A poll called, Encuesta GFK Adimark, study who is the most popular team on Chile. Cobreloa in 2015 reached the most high value on the poll, with a 1,5% of the total of the population polled.[17] And in the 2018 the lowest value with 0,9%.[18] In both polls the team was the 5th most popular club in country. In Región de Antofagasta the team reach since 2015 until 2019 the 12,752% of preference of the population.

Supporters of Cobreloa distribuided in Chile by GFK Adimark
Year Antogagasta Arica y Parinacota Tarapacá Coquimbo Valparaíso Metropolitana Maule Bío Bío Los Lagos Araucanía Aisen Source
2015 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [17]
2016 31 4 2 7 6 12 2 13 2 0 0 [19]
2017 37 0 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 2 [20]
2018 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 [18]
2019 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [21]

The data has been collected according to the percentages by region shown in each survey translated in person surveyed.

The Cobreloa supporters, specifically the CODELCO Workers are known for been donates a day of salary to contribute to pay his signing pass of the defender, Mario Soto.[22]

Colours, badge and symbols

The traditional color of the team was inspired in Netherlands National Football Team in the 70's according to the former president, José Gorrini.
The traditional color of the team was inspired in Netherlands National Football Team in the 70's according to the former president, José Gorrini.

The traditional color of Cobreloa is orange, according to president, José Gorrini, the color of the club was selected due to give tribute to Netherlands National Football Team, in the 70's this selection was very popular by players like Johan Cruyff. Also, by commercial reasons this color was selected due obtain travel discounts in the national airline, Ladeco (Línea aérea del Cobre), whose corporative color was orange.[23]

A painting inside the Municipal de Calama of badge of the club with the eight titles won ultil 2004.
A painting inside the Municipal de Calama of badge of the club with the eight titles won ultil 2004.

The first Cobreloa kit was red shirt and white shorts due lack of clothing, so its improvised in February 1977, valid for Copa Chile, facing up Regional Antofagasta.[24][25] Since 1977 the classical kit of the team is full orange, with some modifications, like 1992–93 season with white shorts, in 2009–10 the official kit was change with white socks. The away kit has been mostly full white, until 2001–2006 year it changed by color black, also in 2013–15 and 2017–18 seasons alternating with white color during those years.

The first commemorative shirt of the club was in 2007, with Spanish sportswear company, Kelme. That attire was a special logo on them.[26] In December 2016, the sportswear company, Macron, announced for sale a commemorative shirt to celebrate 40 years of the club; the design was similar to the 1980s kits style.[27]

On 4 February 2019, was shown its first third kit in Cobreloa, being the black the color that was elected due to the popular choice of the club fans.[28]

The first badge was created by Enrique Escala,[29] inspired by the symbol of copper, make reference to corporate logo of Codelco also, with a soccer ball insert instead the ball in the company logo. This badge has been changed multiple times, especially in the kits. The most notable change was change the name Cobreloa below the badge instead Calama word and adding the "Cobreloa" words in the upper side of the badge.[30]

Y en los triunfos y derrotas, gladiador tu frente noble
mostradas con tu hinchada gran devota,
donde jueges por amor te seguirá,
por el cobre y su gran mineral.

Part of the First Hymn of Cobreloa
Alejandro Álvarez Vargas.

The first anthem of the club was written and composed by the musician and writer, Alejandro Álvarez Vargas—the winning contestant from a contest advertised through the local radio station[31]

The first mascot of the club was a cartoon fox called Loíto; it was the original idea and creation of journalist, Alfredo Llewellyn Bustos. The design of the mascot was by the director René Vásquez Rodríguez. The mascot appears for the first time on a handbill of the club for membership recruitment and also in the local journal El Mercurio de Calama in 1977 with the purpose of following the activities of the team week-by-week.[32]

Traditional color of the team
1992–93 years
2009 kit

Kit suppliers and shirt sponsors

Team Kit from 2005-to 2019
Period Kit supplier Shirt main sponsor Notes
1982–1984 Adidas None
1985–1988 Penalty
1989–1991 Adidas
1992 Reusch
1993–1994 Adidas Cristal
1995 Uhlsports
1996–1997 Puma
1998 Le Coq Sportif
1999 Kelme
2000–2001 Adidas None Change of away kit colors from white to black.
2002 Adidas Sky
2003–2004 Adidas Turbus
2005 Diadora Pullman Bus
2006 None
2007 Kelme Lider Presto First Commemorative kit to celebrate 30 years of the club.
2008 Garcis Hino
2008 Lotto
2009 Nissan
2010 Mitre Pal Airlines
2011 Finning CAT
2012–2015 Lotto
2015–present Macron
  • In 2017, the 40-year commemorative shirt in special format was made available for sale.
  • In 2019, the first third kit of the team, with black colors was added.

Kit deals

Kit supplier Period Contract
15 January 2015[33]
June 2015[33] – August 2018 (3 years)
10 August 2018
August 2018 – January 2021 (2,5 years)


Estadio "Zorros del Desierto" de Calama
The Orange Hell
LocationMatta Avenue, no Number, Calama, Chile
OwnerMunicipality of Calama
OperatorMunicipality of Calama
Capacity12,346 seatings
Broke ground3 February 2013
Opened12 November 1952
Renovated18 April 2015
Construction costUS$ 8.66 million
ArchitectGerardo Marambio Cortés
Claudio Aceituno Husch
Patricia Vidal Aguayo
Club de Deportes Cobreloa
Deportes Iquique

Since 1977 the first home ground of the club was the Estadio Municipal de Calama, who played the national league and internationals Cups matches until 27 January 2013. The last match that was played by the team in this stadium was against Colo-Colo, the team won 5–2.[34]

For the two finals of Copa Libertadores the team played in the Estadio Nacional de Chile, in 1981 and 1982, against Clube de Regatas do Flamengo and Club Atletico Peñarol respectively.[35]

In February 2013 due to the renovation of the Stadium, the team had to play in another's home ground, the first stadium at which it was elected to play was the Parque Estadio Juan López located in Antofagasta.[36] For the first class matches the stadium elected was the Tierra de Campeones on Iquique, where Club de Deportes Universidad Católica plays.[37]

The complaints of the team about the infrastructure of the stadium Juan López, the directing of the club made negotiations with the Municipality of Antofagasta to play in the Stadium Calvo y Bascuñan, in this homeground the team played the Copa Sudamericana matches, with Club Atletico Peñarol and Club Deportivo La Equidad and local first Class matches of the Local League for the rest of the year.[38]

From June of this year, the main stadium at which the team played mostly the national league, in the recently inaugurated stadium Estadio Luis Becerra Constanzo, formerly called Estadio la Madriguera de Calama in Calama, the team inaugurated the home ground in a Copa Chile match against Club de Deportes Cobresal.[citation needed]

Since 2015, the team plays in the stadium Zorros del Desierto of Calama. The first match was against Club de Deportes Antofagasta. The team plays the local competitions like the Primera B de Chile and Copa Chile.[citation needed]


Primera División Trophies the team won through its history.

The team have won 8 domestic Leagues and the 1986 Copa Chile.

National honours

1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992, 2003-A, 2003-C, 2004-C

International honours

Runners-up (2): 1981, 1982


Hector Puebla holds the most appearances with the club with 663 and holds the most appearances in domestics leagues with 457, on 16 years in the team (1980-1996), also, is the player with most titles with the club with 5 domestic leagues (1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1992) and the 1986 national Cup.[39]

Juan Covarrubias is the all-time goalscorer for the team, with 147, and the top goalsorer in domestics leagues with 105 goals. He won with the team the domestics titles on 1988 and 1992.[40]

The higher transfer fee on Chile was Eduardo Vargas transfer to the Universidad de Chile, for 1.365 million USD.[41]

This institution owns the fifth local unbeaten streak of the world, which extended from 22 December 1980 until 22 September 1985, with a total of 91 matches without loss in Calama for Domestic Matches.[42]

Primera División top scorers

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 18
1983 Washington Olivera 29
1993 Marco Antonio Figueroa 18
Apertura 2004 Patricio Galaz 23
Clausura 2004 Patricio Galaz 19

Copa Chile top scorers

Year Player Goals
1982 Jorge Luis Siviero 8
1986 Juan Carlos Letelier 11
1990 Adrián Czornomaz 13
1994 Alejandro Glaría 12


Current squad

Club de Deportes Cobreloa players before a Copa Chile match in 2016. Top row, left to right: Hurtado, Monreal, López, Ahumada, Cacace.Bottom row, left to right: Hormazabal, Cornejo, Sanhueza, Silva, Vandinho, Parra)
Club de Deportes Cobreloa players before a Copa Chile match in 2016. Top row, left to right: Hurtado, Monreal, López, Ahumada, Cacace.Bottom row, left to right: Hormazabal, Cornejo, Sanhueza, Silva, Vandinho, Parra)

Current squad of Cobreloa as of 29 April 2021 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Maximiliano Velazco
2  CHI DF Jorge Espejo
3  CHI MF Axl Ríos
4  CHI DF Daniel Vicencio
5  URU DF Sebastián Ramírez
6  CHI DF Jaime Soto
7  CHI FW Carlos Ross
9  ARG FW David Escalante
10  CHI MF Nicolás Maturana
11  ARG MF Fernando Barrientos
12  CHI MF Ronald González
13  CHI DF Nicolás Palma
14  CHI MF Kevin Mundaca
15  CHI FW Francisco Castro
16  CHI FW Patricio Romero
17  CHI DF Manuel Bravo
18  ARG FW Gabriel Tellas
19  CHI FW Joaquín Agüero
No. Position Player
20  CHI MF Bryan Ogaz
21  CHI FW Pablo Vergara
22  CHI GK Hugo Araya
23  CHI MF Álvaro Césped
24  CHI FW Pablo Brito
25  CHI DF Mario Parra
26  CHI MF Fabián Quilaleo
27  CHI MF Ricardo Matamala
28  CHI MF Claudio Miranda
29  CHI FW Luciano Parra
30  CHI GK Alexander Pinto
32  CHI MF Ignacio Carrasco
33  CHI DF Gonzalo Corrales
34  CHI FW Milovan Becerra
35  CHI MF Cristhoffer Retamal
36  CHI MF Bryan Cortés
37  CHI FW Leonardo Olivera
--  CHI MF Fernando Lazcano

Manager: Rodrigo Meléndez

2021 Winter transfers


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
4 DF Chile CHI Daniel Vicencio (from San Luis)
5 DF Uruguay URU Sebastián Ramírez (from Carlos A. Mannucci)
9 FW Argentina ARG David Escalante (loan from Ñublense)
11 MF Argentina ARG Fernando Barrientos (from Lanús)
12 MF Chile CHI Ronald González (from Unión Española)
15 FW Chile CHI Francisco Castro (from Barnechea)
21 FW Chile CHI Pablo Vergara (from Unión San Felipe)
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Chile CHI Álvaro Césped (from San Luis)
25 DF Chile CHI Mario Parra (from Deportes Valdivia)
26 MF Chile CHI Fabián Quilaleo (loan return from Deportes Limache)
36 MF Chile CHI Bryan Cortés (from Deportes Melipilla)
37 FW Chile CHI Leonardo Olivera (from Cobresal)
MF Chile CHI Fernando Lazcano (from Curicó Unido)


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF Chile CHI Juan Pablo Andrade (to Deportes Puerto Montt)
4 DF Chile CHI Juan Contreras (to Deportes Copiapó)
7 MF Chile CHI Kilian Delgado (to San Marcos)
9 FW Chile CHI Josepablo Monreal (to Rangers)
10 MF Chile CHI Víctor Cisterna (released)
11 MF Chile CHI Ricardo Rosales (to Unión San Felipe)
14 FW Chile CHI Ignacio Ibáñez (to Deportes Concepción)
15 FW Chile CHI Lucas Triviño (released)
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW Chile CHI Roberto Riveros (to Santiago Morning)
19 DF Chile CHI Matías Fernández (to Deportes Valdivia)
21 DF Chile CHI Claudio Jopia (to Magallanes)
22 MF Uruguay URU Pablo Caballero (to Sud América)
23 DF Uruguay URU Emiliano García (to Liverpool)
26 MF Chile CHI Luis Fuentes (released)
31 FW Argentina ARG Maximiliano Cuadra (loan return to Racing)
32 DF Chile CHI Eric Ahumada (to Deportes Antofagasta)

Retired numbers

Managerial and technical staff

Rodrigo Meléndez, is the current coach of the team, since 2021.
Rodrigo Meléndez, is the current coach of the team, since 2021.
As of 3 May 2021
Head Coach Chile Rodrigo Meléndez
Assistant Coach State of PalestineArgentina Pablo Abdala
Assistant Coach Chile Jorge Carrasco
Goalkeeping Coach Chile Felipe Donoso
Head of Fitness Chile Felipe Rodríguez



The club is managed by Sociedad Anonima Deportiva Profesional (Professional Sports Corporation) format in Chile, through the Chilean law, N° 20.019 relativa a las Organizaciones Deportivas Profesionales (Related to Professional Sports Organizations). This law allow to organize, produce, marketing and participate in professional sports activities in the country.[43]

On 2 October 2017, the club made an extraordinary assembly with the members of the club, the assistance of these with suffrage right was of 86. The purpose was to reform the statute regime of the club in that moment. This renewed statutes lay down the official address of the club, Calama, the indefinite length time of the directory and the unlimited number of member who could be owns.[44]

This statute allude the principles and objectives of the institution, the rights and duties of the members, the heritage and the administration, the members general assemblies, the directory, the duties of the directors of the corporation, subsidiaries of the club and the rules of this.[44]

Board of directors

Office Name
President Duncan Araya
Vice president Luis Vera
Secretary Francisco Castillo
Treasurer Mauricio Torres


Organizational Chart

Directors PresidentLegal Staff
Cobreloa Directors
Operations managerFinance ManagerSports Manager
Operational PersonalAdministrative StaffTechnical Staff


Office Name
Directors President Duncan Araya
Finance Manager María Calderón Calderón
Sports Manager Ramón Tapia Díaz
Operational Manager Carlos Oyanedel Labarca


Cobreloa managers from 1977 to present:


Cobreloa presidents from 1977 to present:

  • 1977: Francisco Núñez Venegas
  • 1978: Esteban Ibáñez
  • 1978: José Gorrini Sanguinetti
  • 1978–82: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1983–87: Luis Gómez Araya
  • 1987–88: Sergio Stoppel García
  • 1989–91: Pedro Cortés Navia
  • 1991–92: Luis Urrutia Concha
  • 1992–93: Orlando Álvarez Campos
  • 1993–98: Sergio Jarpa Gibert
  • 1998–99: Pedro Pablo Latorre Muñoz
  • 1999–03: Heriberto Pinto García
  • 2003–06: Gerardo Mella Fernández
  • 2006–07: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2007–10: Juan George George
  • 2010–12: Javier Maureira Alfaro
  • 2012–14: Mario Herrera Pinto
  • 2014: Jorge Pereira
  • 2014–15: Augusto González Aguirre
  • 2015–present: Gerardo Mella Fernandez


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