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Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers S.A.D.P., is a Chileanmarker football club based in the city of Valparaísomarker. It was founded on August 15, 1892, and next year (2010) is going to play in the first tier of the Chilean football system, the Primera División.

Their home games are played at the Chile Deportesmarker stadium (formerly Estadio Municipal de Valparaiso "Playa Ancha"), which has a capacity of approximately 18,500 seats.

History

According to the official version, Santiago Wanderers was founded on August 15, 1892 in the District of Puerto Carampagne in Valparaísomarker, where thirty men, led by Gilberto Hidalgo and Francisco Avaria began what would become the dean of Chileanmarker football, the oldest existing institution.

Despite its place of origin, the founders decided to name it "Santiago" to distinguish the club from another team in the city that existed at that time, the Valparaíso Wanderers. On several occasions, attempts were made to replace "Santiago" with "Valparaiso" as a way to ratify the link with the city. However, the idea has been highly rejected by the fans.

The club began formally its activity in 1897, as part of the National Football Association, from which backdraw in 1899 to enter the official competition of the Football Association of Chile, which also abandoned, in 1937, to join the Professional Football Association, returning again, the following year.



The first ever game played by Wanderers was against the National Football Club del Cerro Artillería and squad of the club was composed by; Eduardo Real (goalkeeper), Gilberto Hidalgo and Francisco Avaria (defenders); Real Romeo, Enrique Gonzalez, Pedro Mujica (midfielders); Manuel Alvarez, Eduardo Pizarro, Arturo Acuna, Germán Sánchez and Carlos Salar (strikers).

Even when there's no official records that proves that the club was founded in 1892, it should be noted, however, that in the Valparaísomarker earthquake of 1906, the then headquarters of Wanderers, were completely destroyed, losing much of the documentation of the club and several trophies, from which, the only one that it could be saved, was the Challenger Cup of the Football Association of Chile (1899); still preserved by the club.



It was one of the founding members of the Asociación Profesional Porteña, where it remained between 1940 and 1943, playing their first professional tournaments.

In all those years (1897 to 1943), the club won 12 championships, (10 amateur, and 2 professionals).

In 1944 Santiago Wanderers finally joined the national professional football tournament, the Primera División; where, is the third most successful team outside Santiagomarker, with three national league titles, surpassed only by Everton de Viña del Mar and Cobreloa de Calama).

In 2008 the professional football section of the club moved away from the Santiago Wanderers Corporation, to become a Sports Joint stock company under the name Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers S.A.D.P., while other branches of the club continue to be managed by the nonprofit corporation that managed the football until 2007.

National honors

Winners (3): 1958, 1968, 2001
Winners (2): 1959, 1961
Winners (2): 1978, 1995



Records



Current roster

Squad changes for Apertura 2010

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Notable players





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