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Santiago Wanderers
Santiago Wanderers
Confederation:

CONMEBOL

League:

Flag of Chile Chilean Primera División

Game debut:

FIFA 14

Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers are a football club in Valparaíso, Chile, which plays in the Campeonato Nacional, the first tier of the Chilean Football Federation. Founded on 15 August 1892, it’s the country’s oldest club as well as one of the four oldest football teams at Latin America alongside the Argentine clubs Gimnasia La Plata, Quilmes AC and Rosario Central, established between 1887 and 1889.

Despite being the oldest club in the Chilean football, Wanderers wasn’t one of Campeonato Nacional eight founding members in 1933, but the institution joined it eleven years later after a brief spell in 1937. The club has won three league titles during its history (1958, 1968 and 2001), and is the third team with more titles outside Santiago de Chile before rivals Everton from Vina del Mar (four) and Cobreloa from Calama (eight).

Nevertheless, Wanderers have a rivalry with neighbour Everton and the two sides contest the Seaport Derby. The club have been based at Elías Figueroa Brander Stadium in Playa Ancha Hill, Valparaíso, since 1931, after moving from Barrio Puerto district.

Wanderers have had important players in the Chilean football history like Elías Figueroa, who is considered the best Chilean footballer of all time, as well as one of the greatest defenders of football, alongside Franz Beckenbauer.

Wanderers form part of the Club de los 100 alongside other Chilean teams like Audax Italiano or Unión Española, which brings together all Conmebol clubs with over 100 years. Noteworthy, the club was declared as intangible heritage of Valparaíso. The club's home colours are green shirts and socks with white shorts, which are based in the Republic of Ireland national team colors.

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