C.D. Águila

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C.D. Águila
Club Deportivo Águila logo.svg
Full nameClub Deportivo Águila
La 50+1
FoundedFebruary 15, 1926; 95 years ago (1926-02-15)
GroundEstadio Juan Francisco Barraza,
San Miguel, El Salvador
PresidentEl Salvador José Alexander Menjivar
ManagerPeru Agustin Castillo
LeagueEl Salvador Primera División

Club Deportivo Águila, commonly known as Águila, is a Salvadoran football club based in San Miguel, El Salvador. The club currently plays in the Primera División, the top tier of the El Salvador football league system.[1]

Águila is one of the most successful clubs in El Salvador football history.[2] C.D. Águila have won sixteen Primera División championships, one Copa Presidente, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976. Their CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976 win made them the second Salvadoran team to win a CONCACAF title.

Since 1956, Águila have played their home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza. The stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in El Salvador.

Aguila is one of the most widely supported football clubs in El Salvador, and has long standing rivalry with neighbours Dragón, known as the San Miguel derby, and also competes with powerclub FAS, known as El Clásico (English: The Classic).[3]


Foundation and early years[edit]

Club Deportivo Águila was founded on 15 February 1926, in the City of San Miguel, by a group of young people.[4] The first club President was Victor Vanegas. The major goal of the club was first to establish a baseball team, and later develop football and basketball teams. At the beginning, baseball and football were not as successful as basketball with the team dominating in both El Salvador as in neighbouring countries.

In 1956, a group met in San Miguel and decided to form a football team named Club Deportivo Águila. Early players included Juan Francisco Barraza, Esteban Blanco, Salvador Hernández, Juan Merthem, Atilio Pineda, Manuel Larios, and Rodolfo Fuentes.

During its time in the lower leagues, it fought for the affections of the San Miguel people alongside rival Dragón, but when they were promoted to the Liga, it attracted a following not only from San Miguel but also from the entire country. Proof of this was demonstrated by the fact that the teams sold more tickets when the local club played against Águila.


C.D. Águila ranks second in the number of championships won in El Salvador with fifteen titles. The two most successful managers in the club history are Conrado Miranda (1959, 1975, 1976) and Argentinian Hugo Coria (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000, Clausura 2001) with three titles each, Juan Francisco Barraza (1972, 1983) and Victor Manuel Ochoa (1963, 1964) with two titles each, while Honduran Carlos Padilla (1960), Brazilian Zózimo (1968), Chilean Hernán Carrasco Vivanco (1986) and Serbian-Salvadoran Vladan Vićević (Clausura 2006) won one title each. They were also winners of the Copa President in 2000 and won the CONCACAF Champions League.

The members of the team that conquered the first championship in 1959 were Luis Alberto López, Rodolfo Fuentes, Justiniano Jiménez, Manuel Larios, Raúl Vásquez, Raúl Bonilla, Raúl Lizano, Juan Francisco Barraza, Juan Antonio Merlos,[5] and Saúl Molina.[6]


Companies that Águila currently has sponsorship deals with include:

  • Maca – Official Kit Suppliers
  • Pilsener – Official sponsors
  • Mister donut – Official sponsors
  • Canal 4 – Official sponsors


Águila plays its home games at Estadio Juan Francisco Barraza located in San Miguel. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.

Colours and crest[edit]

Since the club foundation the clubs have always played in orange with black stripes shirt, black shorts and orange socks.
While the club alternative kit is Black with Orange stripes.

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Statistics and records[edit]

TBD holds the record for most Águila appearances, having played TBD first-team matches from TBD to TBD. The record for Águila's most capped international player is Rudis Corrales with 77 caps (33 while at the club), Arnold Cruz of Honduras is Águila's most capped foreign international player with 55 caps.

Luis Ramírez Zapata is Águila's all-time top goalscorer, with 184 goals. other players have also scored over 100 goals for Águila: Hugo Coria and the previous goalscoring record-holder Félix Pineda (1971–1983).


Águila's biggest rivalries are with Alianza, Luis Ángel Firpo and FAS. Together, these teams form the "Big Four" of Salvadoran football, and are the primary title contenders each season.

The rivalry stems not only from their competitiveness, but from the economic, political, and cultural clashes between the cities of San Miguel, Santa Ana and San Salvador, where the other three clubs are based.

El Clásico[edit]

Of those rivalries, Águila's rivalry with FAS is the strongest and most passionate. That rivalry is traditionally referred to as El Clásico. The first in the series took place on 17 May 1959, and ended in a 1–1 draw. As of the end of the 2016 Clausura season, the clubs have faced each other in 224 competitive matches, which have resulted in 68 wins for Águila, 87 for FAS and 68 draws.

El Derbi Migueleño[edit]

The rivalry between Aguila and Dragón due to the fact that both teams are based in San Miguel. [2]

The intense feelings between the two sides began early on due to the close proximity and the switching of players between the clubs. The biggest defection occurred in 1950's when legendary players Juan Francisco Barraza and left the championship side of Dragon to Aguila and started a dynasty. The sole final played between the two teams ended 1-0 to Dragon. They have not played against each other since Dragon relegated 2018.


Águila is historically the second most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the second most championships. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. Águila is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

Domestic honours[edit]




Current squad[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK El Salvador SLV José Mejía
3 DF El Salvador SLV Ronald Gómez
4 DF El Salvador SLV Fredy Espinoza
5 MF El Salvador SLV Lisandro Claros
7 FW El Salvador SLV Jairo Henriquez
8 DF El Salvador SLV Xavi Garcia
9 FW El Salvador SLV David Rugamas
10 FW United States USA Gerson Mayen
11 FW Argentina ARG Nicolas Martinez
12 FW El Salvador SLV Santos Ortíz
14 MF El Salvador SLV Edwin Lazo
15 El Salvador SLV Fabricio Alfaro
16 El Salvador SLV Kevin Melara
17 FW Brazil BRA Yan Maciel
19 FW Panama PAN Nicolás Muñoz
21 FW El Salvador SLV Marlon Trejo
22 GK El Salvador SLV Benji Villalobos (captain)
30 MF Brazil BRA Lucas Ventura
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK El Salvador SLV Walter López
6 MF El Salvador SLV Walter Ayala
8 MF El Salvador SLV Kevin Sagastizado
17 FW El Salvador SLV Jefferson Polío
24 MF El Salvador SLV Franklin Campos
27 FW El Salvador SLV Robin Borjas
29 FW El Salvador SLV Misael Contreras
30 MF El Salvador SLV Ricardo Guevara
32 MF El Salvador SLV Kevin Berríos
34 MF El Salvador SLV Walter Pineda

Players with dual citizenship[edit]

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF El Salvador SLV Mártir Contreras (at EL Vencedor for the 2020-2021 season)
MF El Salvador SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF El Salvador SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)
DF El Salvador SLV TBD (at TBD for the 2018–19 season)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF El Salvador SLV Xavi Garcia (From Free Agent)
FW El Salvador SLV David Rugamas (From Once Deportivo)
FW El Salvador SLV Jairo Henriquez (From TBD)
FW El Salvador SLV Lisandro Claros (From C.D. Luis Angel Firpo)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Brazil BRA Lucas Ventura (From Hirnyk-Sport)
MF Argentina ARG Nicolas Martinez (From TBD)
MF Argentina ARG Franco Faria (From TBD)
MF El Salvador SLV Styven Vasquez (From TBD)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
Brazil BRA Bruno Kairon (To TBA)
Brazil BRA Marlon Da Silva (To TBA)
Colombia COL Andres Quejada (To TBD)
El Salvador SLV Diego Coca (To Isidro Metapan)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF El Salvador SLV Wilson Rugamas (To C.D. Luis Angel Firpo)
MF El Salvador SLV Victor Garcia (To TBA)

Youth League squad[edit]

Águila's youth squad plays in the ten-team Primera División Reserves (El Salvador). Current members of the squad are:

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
31 MF El Salvador SLV Herbert Gómez
32 MF El Salvador SLV Marvin Garmendia
33 FW El Salvador SLV Brayan Paz
34 DF El Salvador SLV Adrián Girón
36 DF El Salvador SLV Kevin Berríos
40 DF El Salvador SLV Carlos Chávez
42 FW El Salvador SLV Edgar Castillo
44 DF El Salvador SLV Melvin Cruz
45 FW El Salvador SLV Bryan Galdámez
46 GK El Salvador SLV Carlos Benítez
47 MF El Salvador SLV Roberto Martínez
48 MF El Salvador SLV Víctor Hernández
No. Pos. Nation Player
49 DF El Salvador SLV Luis Alvarenga
50 DF El Salvador SLV Leopoldo Torres
51 MF El Salvador SLV Joel Turcios Mendoza
52 MF El Salvador SLV Carlos Ortíz
53 MF El Salvador SLV Emmanuel Hernández
54 FW El Salvador SLV Enrique Rivas
55 MF El Salvador SLV Diego Henríquez
56 FW El Salvador SLV Herbert Flores
57 MF El Salvador SLV Hugo Martínez
58 MF El Salvador SLV Charly Argueta
59 MF El Salvador SLV Luis Pineda Alejo
60 GK El Salvador SLV Brandon Hernández


Coaching staff[edit]

As of 2021

Position Staff
Manager Argentina Cristian Domizi
Assistant Managers El Salvador TBD
Reserve Manager El Salvador Santos Noel Riviera
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Kilmar Jimenez
Ladies Manager El Salvador TBD
Fitness Coach Colombia Luis Medina
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador Oscar Buruca
Sport Director El Salvador Ernesto Gochez Lovo
Team Doctor El Salvador Dr. Marianinho Alvarado
General Physician El Salvador Dr. Salvador Beltrán
Knesliogiocal El Salvador Dr. Antonio Platero
Utility El Salvador Rene Salinas
Sub-Utility El Salvador Ricardo Morreira
Sub-Utility El Salvador Franklin Villatoro and Rorig Sigaran


Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Menjivar clinical investments
President El Salvador
Vice President El Salvador
general manager El Salvador Óscar Hassin
Secretary El Salvador Raúl Diaz
General Representative El Salvador Arturo Espinoza
managing director El Salvador José Argueta
Executive Manager El Salvador Miguel Chahin
Press Manager El Salvador Óskar Cruz
Manager of the Academy El Salvador Roberto Montoya
Scout Manager El Salvador

Presidential history[edit]

Aguila have had numerous presidents over the course of their history, some of which have been the owners of the club, others have been honorary presidents, here is a complete list of them.

Name Years
El Salvador Miguel Charlaix F. 1959–66
El Salvador Federico Garcia Prieto H. 1967–68
El Salvador Enrique Garcia-Prieto H. 1969–70
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto H. 1971–74
El Salvador Saturnino Durlen Vargas 1975–77
El Salvador Federico Garcia-Prieto H. 1977–78
El Salvador Ernesto Muyshondt Parker 1979–81
Name Years
El Salvador Federico Garcia-Prieto N. 1982
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1983–84
El Salvador Reynaldo López Nuila 1985–89
El Salvador Carlos Garcia-Prieto Hirleman 1989–98
El Salvador Alejandro González Arguello 1998–05
El Salvador Lisandro Pohl 2005–06
El Salvador Salvador Galeas 2006–09
Name Years
El Salvador Will Salgado 2009–10
El Salvador Julio Sosa 2010–13
El Salvador Pedro Fausto Arieta 2014–2016
El Salvador Pedro Arieta Iglesias 2016–2018
El Salvador Óskar Cruz (interim) 2018
El Salvador Doctor José Victorino Villatoro 2018–

Notable players[edit]

World Cup winners[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and won a World Cup:

World Cup Players[edit]

Players that have played for Águila in their career and played in a World Cup:

Team captains[edit]

Name Years
El Salvador Juan Francisco Barraza 1963-1964
El Salvador Sergio Méndez 1965
El Salvador Luis Rivas 1973-1975
El Salvador Francisco Jovel Cruz 19
El Salvador Luis Ramírez Zapata 1984
El Salvador Mario Castillo 1987
Honduras Ramón Maradiaga 1988
El Salvador Pedro Mayen 1991
Argentina Hugo Coria 1991–1992
El Salvador Wilfredo Figueroa 1994–1999
El Salvador Mario Mayén Meza 1999–2000
El Salvador José Alexander Amaya 2001–2004
El Salvador Jorge Humberto Rodriguez 2005–2006
Honduras Fabio Ulloa 2006–2007
El Salvador Victor Velasquez 2008
Colombia Hermes Martinez Misal 2009
El Salvador William Torres Alegria 2010
El Salvador Luis Anaya 2011–2012
El Salvador Deris Umanzor 2013–2016
El Salvador Henry Romero 2016–2017
El Salvador Deris Umanzor 2017
El Salvador Benji Villalobos 2018–2019
Colombia Andres Quejada 2019-

Head coaches[edit]

Aguila has had various coaches since its formation in 1956. In 1956, Argentinian Gregorio Bundio Núñez became the club's first full-time head coach. Conrado Miranda is the club's most successful coach, having won three Primera División titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1976, followed closely by Hugo Coria who won two primera titles, and won Copa Presidente 1999-2000 , and Victor Manuel Ochoa who won two titles as well. Hugo Coria has served five terms as head coach.

Kit makers[edit]

Years Kit manufacturers
1985–1986 Pony
1997–2000 Joma
2001–02 Galaxia
2003–04 Umbro
2004–07 Diadora
2007–09 Joma
2010 Nike
2011–12 Galaxia
2013 Diadora
2014–2018 Joma
2018– Maca

Other departments[edit]


Reserve team[edit]

The reserve team serves mainly as the final stepping stone for promising young players under the age of 21 before being promoted to the main team. The second team is coached by TBD. the team played in the Primera División Reserves, their greatest successes were winning the Reserve championships in Clausura 2017, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019.

Junior teams[edit]

The youth team (under 17 and under 15) has produced some of El Salvador's top football players, including TBD and TBD.

Women's team[edit]

The women's first team, which is led by head coach TBD, features several members of the El Salvador national ladies team. Their greatest successes were reaching the semi finals the in Apertura 2020.

Other sports[edit]

Aguila has other departments for a variety of sports.


Aguila Básquetbol Club or Águila BC for short was founded on TBD and play Liga Mayor de Baloncesto (LMB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were winning the 2015 Apertura


Aguila Béisbol Club was founded on 2016 and play Liga Nacional de Béisbol (LNB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach Venezuelan Jesús Cartagena, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


Aguila Voleibol Club was founded on 2016 and play Campeonaro Nacional which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including TBD and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


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