A.C. Barnechea

Athletic Club Barnechea is a Chilean Football club based in the Lo Barnechea commune of Santiago, Chile. They currently play in the second level of Chilean football, the Primera B.

A.C. Barnechea
Full nameAthletic Club Barnechea
Nickname(s)Huaicocheros, Barne
FoundedDecember 23, 1929
GroundEstadio Municipal Lo Barnechea
ChairmanArmando Cordero
ManagerHernán Peña
LeaguePrimera B


Early Years (1929–1983)

The club was founded on December 23, 1929, as Club Deportivo Santa Rosa Lo Barnechea. Its name was changed to Deportivo Lo Barnechea in 1943.[1]

Cuarta División (1983–1988)

Barnechea was part of the first season of the Chilean Cuarta División in 1983, where it played until 1988. A second-place finish behind Municipal Las Condes that season saw Barnechea promoted to the Chilean Tercera División.

Tercera División (1988–2011)

In the 2009–10 season the team played the Liguilla de Ascenso, finishing in 3rd place behind Trasandino and Magallanes.

The next season saw Barnechea win the Third Division, finishing 1st in the Liguilla de Ascenso, above Arturo Fernández Vial, Iberia Los Ángeles and Municipal Mejillones.

Primera División B (2011–2014)

In 2011–12 it played the Chilean Primera División B, finishing in 2nd place with 66 points. It won a place to play the two-legged promotion final against the third-placed Ñublense. After both the first leg (1–1) and second leg (2–2) finished in draws, the play-off went to penalties, where Barnechea lost 7–6.

The club had a final chance at promotion in the relegation play-off against the 16th-placed team of the Chilean Primera División, Cobresal. Barnechea won the first leg 3–1 at the Estadio Santa Laura with goals from Ignacio Caroca and Francisco Ibañez adding to an Eduardo Farías own goal. Agustín Vuletich scored for Cobresal. However, it lost the return leg 3–0 at Estadio El Cobre with a goal from Eduardo Martinez and two from Jose Miguel Cuéllar.

In the season 2013–14, AC Barnechea finished in 4th place with 59 points and won a place in the Play-off for the Second Promotion to the First Division. They defeated Santiago Morning in the semi-finals, winning 2–1 over two legs. In the finals against San Luis, Barnechea won the first leg 1–0 but lost the return fixture by the same score. Their captain and goalkeeper Jorge Manduca scored the decisive penalty in the resulting shoot-out to send Barnechea through to the Chilean Primera División 2014–15 by a 4–3 margin.

Primera Division (2014–2015)

On August 3, 2014, Nicolas Maturana scored Barnechea's first-ever goal in the top flight against Audax Italiano. A week later, Barnechea won their first match in the First Division, with Francisco Ibañez scoring the only goal in a 1–0 win against San Marcos de Arica.

The club were relegated to Chilean Primera Division B at the end of the 2014–15 season after finishing 18th.

Primera División B (2015–2018)

Back to the second category, the team started with a triumph before Deportes Concepción, followed by a tie as a visitor to Deportes Iberia and other local before Ñublense. But already in the fourth date, began to notice the fragility of the game – except the win 5–2 before Deportes La Serena as a visitor at the sixth date – where the results did not accompany and the game nor After the bad campaign, where the team was 13 dates without win. While they had a light of hope from the dates 20 and 21, the fall before the champion of the meeting, Deportes Temuco returned to its dark reality, such that the left trembling throughout this stage, until the equipment that came from further back, began to win games and obtain important points in his fight to save the category. The defeat before Coquimbo Unido of visit by 4–2 in the last date, determined its eventual decline to the third category of Chilean soccer, with a meager statistics only 5 wins, 8 draws and 17 defeats, with 25 goals in favor and 54 against, which gave him a difference of −29 and a figure of 23 points of 90 possible (its final performance was a 25.56%), ending the team in the 16th position (last), being relegated to the Segunda División for the season 2016–17. In the following season, the team won the Segunda División, being promoted to the Primera B for 2017, and in 2018, the team reached the semifinass of the Copa Chile for the first time in its history.



Seasons played

Current squad

Current squad of A.C. Barnechea as of 26 February 2019 (edit)
Sources: ANFP Official Web Site

No. Position Player
1  GER GK Robert Moewes
2  CHI DF Yonathan Parancán
3  CHI DF Francisco Tapia
4  CHI DF Nicolás Ortiz
5  CHI DF Maximiliano Riveros
6  CHI DF Bayron Saavedra
7  CHI MF Camilo Rencoret
8  CHI MF Francisco Arriagada
9  ARG FW Óscar Belinetz
10  CHI FW Juan Ignacio Duma
11  CHI FW Alfonso Urbina
12  CHI GK Javier Cordero
13  CHI DF Henry Sanhueza
14  CHI FW Bayron Oyarzo
No. Position Player
15  CHI DF Joaquín Díaz
16  CHI MF Roberto Reyes
17  CHI MF Manuel Rivera
18  CHI FW Allan Luttecke
19  CHI MF Franco Segovia
20  CHI FW Mario Briceño
21  CHI MF Mikel Arguinarena
22  CHI FW Pablo Araya
23  ARG GK Joaquín Aylagas
24  URU DF Joaquín Pereyra
25  CHI MF Hugo Herrera
26  CHI MF Nicolás Pichulmán
27  CHI DF Hardy Cavero
--  ARG MF Isaac Merlo

Manager: Hernán Peña

2019 Summer Transfers


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

No. Position Player
2 DF Yonathan Parancán (loaned from Universidad Católica)
6 DF Bayron Saavedra (from Palestino)
8 MF Francisco Arriagada (from Fgura United F.C.)
9 FW Óscar Belinetz (from Puerto Quito)
13 DF Henry Sanhueza (loaned from Colo-Colo)
15 DF Joaquín Díaz (from Deportes Puerto Montt)
16 MF Roberto Reyes (from Ñublense)
19 MF Franco Segovia (from Deportes La Serena)
No. Position Player
20 FW Mario Briceño (loaned from Universidad de Chile)
21 MF Mikel Arguinarena (Free Agent)
23 GK Joaquín Aylagas (from Colón de Santa Fe)
24 DF Joaquín Pereyra (from San Luis)
25 MF Hugo Herrera (loaned from O'Higgins)
27 DF Hardy Cavero (loaned from Colo-Colo)
-- MF Isaac Merlo (from Lanús)


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

No. Position Player
2 DF Matías Fracchia (Released)
6 DF Claudio Meneses (to Unión La Calera)
8 FW Miguel Orellana (back to Unión San Felipe)
9 MF Gonzalo Jara (back to Universidad Católica)
10 MF Cristián Muñoz (to Unión San Felipe)
12 GK Hernán Aguirre (Released)
13 FW John Jorquera (to General Velásquez)
14 MF Nelson Bustamante (Released)
15 FW Eduardo Leiva (to San Antonio Unido)
No. Position Player
17 MF Joaquín Moya (to Deportes Melipilla)
20 MF Jorge Henríquez (back to Audax Italiano)
21 DF Byron Nieto (to Deportes Antofagasta)
22 FW Lucas Fierro (back to O'Higgins)
23 DF Gonzalo Mosquera (to Rangers)
25 GK Jorge Manduca (Retired)
26 DF Diego Urquieta (to Deportes Santa Cruz)
29 DF Roberto Hernández (to Juventud de Las Piedras)


See also


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2013-04-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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