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Antigua GFC
Antigua GFC
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Full nameAntigua Guatemala Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Coloniales (Colonials)
Panzas Verdes (Green Bellies)
Aguacateros (Avocado Eaters)
Founded1958
GroundEstadio Pensativo
Antigua, Guatemala
Capacity9,000
ChairmanMario Porras Gonzales
ManagerJuan Antonio Torres
LeagueLiga Nacional
2019 AperturaLiga Nacional, 4th (runners-up)
WebsiteClub website

Antigua Guatemala Fútbol Club is a Guatemalan professional football team based in Antigua Guatemala. They play their home games at the Estadio Pensativo. They are nicknamed Los Panzas Verdes ("Green bellies") in reference to the local avocados and as represented by the green stripes on the team uniform.

History

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The club was founded in 1958 by Dr. Miguel Ángel Soto Bustamante and Mr. Antonio Martínez Barrios with the colonial city as its home. The club's first president was Rogelio Toldeo Estrada and the club's first manager was César Rodríguez Gudiel.

After earning promotion to the maximum division (Liga Mayor "A") in the 1957-58 season,[1] Antigua finished third in the 1959-60 league table.[2] However, they could not retain their level in the following years, suffering relegation after the 1964 season.[3] After more than a decade in the Liga Mayor B, the club's administration was inherited by the Antigua Guatemala Municipality, and in December 1976, earned promotion back to the Liga Mayor "A",[4][5] but were relegated two years later as the number of teams in the league was reduced from 18 to 12.[4][6] Administration changed hands again and the team earned another promotion in 1979 after winning a tie-breaking third playoff match against Juca at the Estadio Mateo Flores, remaining in the top category until 1983, when a last-place finish on the standings relegated them once again.[7]

Relegation in 1983 marked the beginning of a 16-year-long period in which the club went through financial strain and was unable to return to the top flight. In 1998 the team's administration was again given to the Municipality, and on 22 May 1999 they earned a spot in the now called Liga Nacional.[4] In 2006 they were relegated after seven years in the top flight, in what had been their longest period of participation at the top level.[8] As of 2011, they have competed in the Primera División de Ascenso.

Return to Liga Nacional in 2014

Antigua GFC will compete in Guatemala's highest-level league having purchased the position offered by the Heredia Jaguares from Izabal. For the 2015 season, the club kit will be supplied by Italian sports company Diadora.

Championship

On December 20th 2015, Antigua won the Apertura for the first time.[9] Since their first victory, they were champions of Guatemalan football for three consecutive years. In 2019, Antigua won its fourth Guatemalan League title.[10]

Honours

Domestic honours

Leagues

Performance in international competitions

2016-17 - Group Stage

Current squad

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

No. Position Player
1 Guatemala GK Victor Ayala
2 Guatemala DF Pablo Solórzano
3 Guatemala DF Manuel Moreno
4 Guatemala DF Juan Carlos González
5 Guatemala DF Angelito Elver
6 Guatemala MF Fredy Thompson
7 Colombia FW Roberto Peña (captain)
8 Argentina MF Matias Donnet
9 Guatemala FW Óscar Isaula
10 Brazil FW Luis Messi
11 Guatemala FW Christopher Ramírez
12 Guatemala DF Edwin Fuentes
13 Guatemala DF Edwin Chacón
14 United States FW Brian Ramirez
15 Guatemala DF Luis Aguilar
16 Guatemala MF Jhonatan López
17 Uruguay MF Mario Piñeyro
18 Guatemala DF Edwin González
19 Guatemala FW Israel Silva
No. Position Player
20 Jamaica MF Akeem Priestley
21 United States MF D. J. Dean
22 Guatemala MF Alexis Mata
23 Guatemala MF Alejandro Galindo
24 Guatemala FW José Carlos Castillo
25 Guatemala DF Kener Lemus
26 Guatemala FW Albert Barrientos
27 Guatemala DF Moisés Hernández
28 Guatemala FW Robin Betancourth
29 Costa Rica FW Josué Martínez
30 Guatemala GK Rodrigo Reznik
31 Guatemala DF Nixsón Flores
32 Guatemala FW Mario Rodríguez
33 Guatemala DF Ricardo Álvarez
34 Guatemala MF Marlon Sequen
35 Guatemala MF Christian Ojeda
39 Guatemala FW Benedicto Aldana
49 Guatemala FW Andy Ruiz
99 El Salvador FW Thommy Gonzalez

List of coaches

References

  1. ^ "Guatemala 1957/58". Rsssf.com. 2006-01-15. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Guatemala 1959/60". Rsssf.com. 2006-01-15. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Guatemala 1964". Rsssf.com. 2006-01-08. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b c "Equipo Antigua GFC". Equipoantiguagfc.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Guatemala 1976". Rsssf.com. 2005-12-17. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Guatemala 1978". Rsssf.com. 2005-12-17. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Guatemala 1983". Rsssf.com. 2005-12-17. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Guatemala 2005/06 - RSSSF
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20160209183657/http://www.univision.com/deportes/guatemala-liga-nacional/antigua-remonta-y-se-proclama-campeon-del-apertura-de-Guatemala. Archived from the original on 2016-02-09. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Antigua GFC es el nuevo monarca del futbol guatemalteco, el cuarto título de su historia - Prensa Libre" (in Spanish). Retrieved .

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