Club Deportivo O'Higgins

Club Deportivo O'Higgins

O'Higgins Fútbol Club also known as O'Higgins de Rancagua, is a Chilean football club based in Rancagua, that is current member of Primera División. The club's home stadium is the Estadio Parque El Teniente, opened in 1945 and re–established for the 1962 FIFA World Cup played in the country.

Founded in 1955, the club was named in honour of the country's founding father and supreme director Bernardo O'Higgins, after the merger of the clubs O'Higgins Braden and América de Rancagua. O'Higgins has won two Primera B titles, and in 2012 they reached the Torneo de Apertura finals against one of the country's most successful club Universidad de Chile, thanks to the head coach Eduardo Berizzo, former assistant manager of the coach Marcelo Bielsa in the Chilean national team. The team also has participated three times in the Copa Libertadores, and once in the Copa Conmebol in 1992. On 15 April 1979, against Venezuelan side Deportivo Galicia, the club achieved its biggest win in an international matchwinnin 6–0 at Rancagua. The top-scorer in the club's history with 114 goals is Aníbal González, who played during the 1980s.

The club emblem is a phoenix standing upon the club's colours. The club has a long-standing rivalry with regional neighbours Rangers de Talca. Despite of the lack of titles, this team is a traditional squad in the Chilean football, due to the massive support of the city, which led to the team be known as El Capo de Provincia and also as La Celeste in reference to the Uruguayan national team.

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