Deportivo Petare

association football club

Deportivo Petare Fútbol Club (until summer 2010 called Deportivo Italia Fútbol Club) is a Venezuelan football club based in Caracas. Formed in 1948 as "Deportivo Italia F.C.", the club after fifty years merged with "Deportivo Chacao F.C." in 1998, and was called Deportivo Italchacao for eight years. The club has won the Primera División Venezolana five times and the Copa de Venezuela three times.

HistoryEdit

 
Logo of Deportivo Italia when was founded


The actual "Deportivo Petare" was founded on 18 August 1948 with the name "Deportivo Italia" by nine Italian immigrants: Carlo Pescifeltri, Lorenzo Tommasi, Bruno Bianchi, Giordano Valentini, Samuel Rovatti, Angelo Bragaglia, Giovanni de Stefano, Giuseppe Pane and Alfredo Sacchi.

The golden years of the team were those of the "D'Ambrosio era", that lasted from 1958 to 1978. In those golden years, Deportivo Italia won the Venezuelan First Division tournament four times (1961, 1963, 1966 and 1972) and the Copa Venezuela three times (1961,1962 and 1970), and was runner up in the first division in 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971 and in the Copa Venezuela in 1976.

This period was crowned by the victory 1:0 with the Fluminense, champion team of Brazil in 1971.

Name change: Deportivo PetareEdit

Deportivo Italia changed their name to "Deportivo Petare" in the summer of 2010. There is an ongoing dispute because of the strong opposition from the Italian community in Caracas.[1]

2010/2011 seasonEdit

Deportivo Petare has started de 2010/2011 season with good results,[2] ending fourth at the end of the first half of the season in December 2010. The last match ended in a draw with Deportivo Tachira, the eventual "Torneo Apertura" champion.[3]


"Torneo Apertura 2010" Standings

Team / Match 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Deportivo Táchira 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Real Esppor 17 8 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Caracas 1 2 2 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 5 4 3
Deportivo Petare 7 5 3 7 7 4 6 8 5 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4
Trujillanos 12 11 16 15 15 12 9 7 9 7 5 5 6 5 4 5 5
Aragua 3 5 7 9 6 9 7 5 4 4 6 6 5 6 7 8 6
Deportivo Anzoátegui 7 13 14 13 12 13 11 12 13 13 11 9 8 7 6 7 7
Yaracuyanos 12 11 12 10 8 7 8 10 10 10 10 8 7 8 8 6 8
Estudiantes de Mérida 4 7 9 5 9 6 5 6 6 8 8 11 12 11 10 9 9
Zulia 4 1 5 3 5 8 12 9 8 9 9 7 9 10 11 11 10
Mineros de Guayana 17 16 11 12 11 11 10 11 12 12 13 12 10 9 9 10 11
Monagas 16 14 10 6 3 3 3 4 7 6 7 10 11 12 12 12 12
Deportivo Lara 12 10 15 14 13 14 14 15 14 14 15 15 17 17 15 16 13
Carabobo 2 4 6 8 10 10 13 14 11 11 14 14 14 13 16 14 14
Atlético Venezuela 9 9 7 11 14 15 15 13 15 15 12 13 13 14 14 13 15
Atlético El Vigía 9 14 13 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 17 17 16
Zamora 11 18 18 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 17 17 15 15 13 15 17
Caroní 15 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

StadiumEdit

 
The Olimpico stadium of Deportivo Petare.

The club played their home matches at Estadio Brígido Iriarte until 2006, which has a maximum capacity of 15,000 people. Now the team plays at the Estadio Olímpico (Caracas), with a capacity of 30,000.

The Olimpico stadium is also used as headquarters for some of the matches of the national team, as well as FC Caracas.

ColorsEdit

The colors from 1948 to 2010 were the same as the Italian national football team (blue and white). After the name change, the actual Deportivo Petare uses those colors as second choice. In the 2010-2011 championship the main colors are white and black.

TitlesEdit

Professional Era (5): 1961, 1963, 1966, 1972, 1999 (as Deportivo Italchacao)
1961, 1962, 1970

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

2003: Second Preliminary Round
2004: Preliminary Round
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1998: First Round
2001: First Round

Current squadEdit

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   Venezuela Geancarlos Martínez
2 DF   Venezuela David McIntosh
3 DF   Venezuela Armin Márquez
4 DF   Venezuela Javier González
5 MF   Venezuela Bladimir Morales
6 DF   Argentina Marcelo Maidana
7 MF   Venezuela Gianfranco Di Julio
8 MF   Venezuela Alain Giroletti
9 FW   Venezuela Richard Blanco
10 MF   Venezuela Evelio Hernández
11 FW   Colombia John Córdoba
13 DF   Venezuela Juan Pablo Villarroel
14 MF   Venezuela Johnny Salcedo
15 MF   Venezuela Ricardo Andreutti
16 MF   Venezuela Raigel Márquez
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   Venezuela Félix Casseres
18 FW   Colombia Alex Sinisterra
19 DF   Venezuela Rafael Lobo
20 MF   Venezuela Diomar Díaz
21 DF   Venezuela Nolberto Riascos
23 GK   Venezuela Alan Liebeskind
24 DF   Venezuela Andrés Sánchez
26 DF   Venezuela Alejandro Valldeperas
27 MF   Venezuela Yhonger Guerrero
28 FW   Venezuela Franco Arévalo
29 MF   Venezuela Daniel Vallera
30 GK   Venezuela Ciro Zamora
FW   Venezuela Gerardo Hernández
FW   Colombia Víctor Guazá

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Video about the strong opposition to the name change". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
  2. Victory with Trujillanos FC[permanent dead link]
  3. "Table of "Torneo Apertura 2010"". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-04-11.

Other websitesEdit