Deportivo Petare

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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.

History[change | change source]

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.

Name change: Deportivo Petare[change | change source]

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 season[change | change source]

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

Stadium[change | change source]

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.

Colors[change | change source]

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.

Titles[change | change source]

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

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[change | change source]

1964: First Round
1966: First Round
1967: First Round
1969: Quarter-Finals
1971: First Round
1972: First Round
1985: First Round
2000: Preliminary Round
2001: Preliminary Round
2010: Group Stage
2003: Second Preliminary Round
2004: Preliminary Round
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1998: First Round
2001: First Round

Current squad[change | change source]

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

Former players[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]