Full nameClub Deportivo Futbolistas
Asociados Santanecos
Founded16 February 1947
GroundEstadio Oscar Quiteño,[2][3][4]
Santa Ana, El Salvador
OwnerEl Salvador Asociación Club Deportivo FAS
ChairmanEl Salvador Guillermo Morán
CoachEl Salvador Jorge Rodríguez
LeagueEl Salvador Primera División
2020 AperturaOverall: 4th
Playoffs: SemiFianls
WebsiteClub website

Club Deportivo Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, commonly known as FAS (pronounced "fas"), is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Ana.[5][6]

It competes in Primera División de Fútbol de El Salvador, the country's top professional league.[7][8] The team's nickname is Los Tigres (The Tigers).[9] FAS was founded on 16 February 1947. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Óscar Quiteño, the third largest stadium in El Salvador.[10][11]

The club has a long-standing rivalry with Águila and Alianza F.C., and are the only three clubs to never have been relegated to the Second Division. Matches between them are known as Clásicos. FAS also plays a local derby against Isidro Metapán.[12]

FAS is the most successful club in El Salvador football with the highest fan base. Domestically, the club has won a record eighteen national league titles. In international competitions, FAS have one FIFA recognized club trophies, tied with Alianza and Águila as the only club to achieve it. They have won one CONCACAF Champions' Cup/Champions League trophies, and finished runners up in the 1979 Copa Interamericana cup, and third place in the 1980 Copa Interclubes UNCAF.


The Beginning

Clubs from San Salvador had dominated Salvadoran football for many years. The municipal mayor of the Santa Ana district, Manuel Tomás Monedero, wanted to create a team from Santa Ana to end the dominance of the San Salvador clubs. Together with the help of Santa Ana mayor Waldo Rey, Monedero organized the union of all the clubs in Santa Ana (including Unión, Colegio Salesiano San José, Cosmos, RAL, Colón, Santa Lucía and Los 44).

On 16 February 1947, these teams united to form Futbolistas Asociados Santanecos, or FAS for short. Samuel Zaldaña Galdámez was named the club first president. It was originally proposed that the club should wear yellow and black, but Monedero settled on the more traditional choice of red and blue.

The First Steps

The club played its first match on 26 March 1947 against the previous year's champion Libertad FC at the Finca Modelo (which would be their home stadium for many years). The club's founding players were Juan Moreno and Óscar González, Goalkeeper; Tomás Morán, Jorge Brito and Guillermo Herrera, defenders; Manuel Padilla, Lino Medina, Moisés Jovel, Antonio Pérez and Eliseo Ramos, midfielders; Víctor Castro, Tomás Angulo, Antonio Mancía, Antonio Azucena and Mario González, strikers. Armando Chacón was the manager. The first match ended in a 4-1 defeat.

Early History (1948–1959)

In 1948-49, FAS moved into the First Division for the first time, and have remained their ever since. Chacón was still the manager, and the team began on a winning note by defeating Juventud Olimpica 2–1. They recorded two more wins over Dragón and Santa Anita (3–0, 3–2 respectively) before losing 3–1 to Cusatleco. FAS would ultimately finish 3rd behind Libertad FC and champion Once Municipal.

In 1951-52, FAS won their first title. The manager was Victor Manuel "Pipe" Ochoa, who proceeded to lead the club to a second title in 1953-54. During the 1956–57 season, the club came close to relegation, which caused the owners to hire Argentinian coach Alberto Cevasco and bring in the reinforcements of foreign players, like (Omar Muraco, Javier Novello, Héctor Marinaro, Héctor Dadeiro and Miguelito Álvarez. This move led the club to a third title in 1958-59.


In 1961-62, César Viccinio managed the team to its fourth title, while Raul Miralles led the team to another in 1962. At the beginning of the 1963, the club moved its headquarters to the newly built Estadio Santaneco.

The early history of that stadium was marked by tragedy, as goalkeeper Oscar Quiteño collapsed during a friendly match against Orión F.C.. Efforts to revive him failed, and Quiteño died on the pitch. In his honor, the club renamed the stadium to Estadio Quiteño and wore black uniforms for two years.

Fans came to believe the club was cursed, as Quiteño's death was followed by a fifteen-year title drought. Adding to that frustration was that the club reached the finals in 1965, 1968, and 1969 and meet defeat all three times. Their tormentor was Alianza, known at that time as the "Orquestra Alba" for their harmony and skill.

FAS did break that curse with titles in 1977-78, 1978–79, 1981, and 1984. In addition, they won the 1979 CONCACAF Champions League by beating The key to that run was forward Jorge "Mágico" González. Widely considered the greatest player in Salvadoran history, Gonzalez was at FAS from 1977 to 1982, and at that time was nicknamed Mago. After the 1982 season, he left El Salvador for Spain and La Liga, playing at Cadiz, Barcelona, and Valladolid.

However, a title drought of ten more years followed.


In 1993, that drought led to the appointment of a new board of directors. The new board's first move was to hired Uruguayan coach Saúl Rivero, as well as a host of experienced players from both Uruguay and El Salvador. The board also placed a new emphasis on youth leagues. Finally, they purchased lights for the stadium, making night games possible. FAS proceeded to win titles in 1994-95 and 1995–96, beating Luis Ángel Firpo in both seasons. Part of the key to this run was the return of Jorge "Mágico" González and the addition of Hugo Pérez.


FAS became the most dominant team in the beginning of the century, winning six titles between 2002 and 2006, this success came under the tenureship of Peruvian Agustin Castillo

The century would start off with mild success with FAS reaching the 2000 Clausura semi final before losing to runners up ADET and this was followed by missing the finals altogether in the 2000 Apetura, marking the worst performance under the Clausura/Apertura format for FAS.

For the 2001 Clausura, FAS started a youth revolution under new coach Ruben Guevara, these players will form the backbone for the upcoming dynasty to come, these include Eliseo Quintanilla, Gilberto Murgas, Marvin Gonzalez, Gerardo Burgos, Rafael Tobar, Jaime Gómez and Juan Granados. Along with experienced players such as William Osorio, Salvador Alfaro, Ricardo Cuellar, Carlos Linares and foreigner players Urguayans Pablo Quiñones and Alejandro Soler, Brazilian Alessandro Moresche and Argenitnian Alejandro de la Cruz and Peruvian Antonio Serrano, they reached the final but were defeated by archrivals C.D. Aguila 2-1.

Towards end of the 2001 Apertura season, FAS hired Peruvian Agustin Castillo although they just missed the finals, FAS had added the final pieces and they went on to win back to back tites winning the 2002 Apertura and 2002 Clausura, defeating Alianza F.C. 4-0 and San Salvador F.C. 3-1 respectively, with the youth injected a year ago, and adding important players such as Honduran William Reyes, Colombian Victor Mafla, Costa Rican Rolando Corella, William Machón, Jorge Rodríguez, Luis Contreras, Carlos Menjivar, Victor Velasquez, Daniel Sagastizado, Juan Carlos Padilla, Cristian Álvarez, Luis Castro, Ernesto Gochez, Juan Carlos Panameño and Alfredo Pacheco

They failed to win three titles in a row, after losing the 2003 Clausura semi finals match against Luis Angel Firpo in penalties. However they were able to win 14th title and 3rd title in 3 years, defeating their archrival C.D. Aguila in penalties.

2010s to present

After a small drought, On 20 December 2009 FAS won their 19th title defeating arch rival Aguila 3-2 thanks to goals for Josué Flores, Juan Carlos Moscoso and own goal by Mexican Arturo Albarrán. Its been more than a decade since FAS last won a championships, despite making five different finals including Clausura 2011 (Falling against Alianza), Clausura 2013 (Firpo), Apertura 2013 (Isidro Metapan), Apertura 2015 (Alianza) and Apertura 2019 (Alianza). [1]

FAS progressed to the final in December 2019, where they faced the Alianza for the third time in decade; FAS was ultimately defeated in Alianza by a score of 1-0.


The team plays its home games in the 15,000 capacity all-seater Estadio Oscar Quiteño, in Santa Ana. The stadium is named after Oscar Quiteño, a goalkeeper of FAS who died after an accident on the soccer pitch. Previously the team played at Finca Modelo, where they had played their home matches from 1947 until the end of the 1962 season. The stadium was located in Santa Ana. The team's headquarters are located in TBD.


Companies that FAS currently has sponsorship deals with include:


FAS's crest has changed several times. Originally it consisted of the stylised letters F, A, S, which were woven into one symbol. The original crest was blue.

The FAS logo has a red, blue and white colour scheme. It has CD FAS written on the top and Santa Ana, El Salvador written on the bottom of the white ring enclosing a tiger.

Colours and Past kits


1989–91, 1994–2016

Originally the club colours were blue and yellow, this was used until 1962 where the colours were changed to an all black outfit. However, with a new owners and stadium the colours were update to the colors used and known today to be associated with FAS blue and Red shirts, white shorts and red socks with blue stripes.


FAS is historically the most successful team in El Salvador football, as they have won the most championships with seventeen. They are also one of El Salvador's most successful team in international competitions, having won one trophy. FAS is one of only three clubs to have won the CONCACAF Champions' Cup.

Domestic honours


Minor Cups


Retired numbers


Current squad

As for 2021[13] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK El Salvador SLV Kevin Carabantes
3 FW El Salvador SLV Alberto Henriquez
4 MF El Salvador SLV Diego Chávez
7 FW El Salvador SLV Kevin Reyes
8 MF El Salvador SLV Bryan Landaverde
11 MF El Salvador SLV Tomas Granitto
12 FW Colombia COL Luis Perea
14 MF El Salvador SLV Julio Amaya
15 MF El Salvador SLV Marvin Aranda
16 DF El Salvador SLV Andrés Flores
20 DF El Salvador SLV Ibsen Castro
21 MF El Salvador SLV Wilma Torres
22 FW Argentina ARG Guillermo Stradella
No. Pos. Nation Player
24 DF El Salvador SLV Edwin Cuéllar
25 GK El Salvador SLV Josael Saravia
26 DF El Salvador SLV Kevin Garay
30 GK El Salvador SLV Nicolás Pacheco
DF El Salvador SLV Javier Figueroa
MF El Salvador SLV Eriván Flores
FW Colombia COL Raúl Peñaranda
MF El Salvador SLV Fernando Castillo
MF El Salvador SLV Jacobo Kattán
GK El Salvador SLV Héctor Ramírez
MF El Salvador SLV Melvin Alfaro
MF El Salvador SLV Josué Rivera
MF El Salvador SLV Bryan Paz

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW El Salvador SLV Denilson Vidal (at TBD for the 2020–21 season)
MF El Salvador SLV Josue Rias (at TBD for the 2020–21 season)
FW El Salvador SLV Bryan Hurtado (at Gent for the 2020–21 season)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF El Salvador SLV Jeffrey Lopez (at Atlético Marte for the 2020–21 season)
11 MF Colombia COL Mayer Hurtado (at Atlético Marte for the 2020–21 season)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
El Salvador SLV Jose Portillo (TBD)
El Salvador SLV Edson Melendez (TBD)
Honduras HON Clayvin Zuninga (TBD)
El Salvador SLV Rudy Clavel (Alianza F.C.)
No. Pos. Nation Player
El Salvador SLV Jonathon Valle (Platense)
El Salvador SLV Kevin Ayala (TBD)
El Salvador SLV Gerson Lopez (AD Destroyer)
Argentina ARG Mateo Ahmed (TBD)


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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Mexico MEX Carlos Peña (To Antigua G.F.C.)
GK El Salvador SLV Nicolás Pacheco (To Platense)
FW El Salvador SLV Luis Perea (To TBD)
No. Pos. Nation Player
El Salvador SLV Marvin Aranda (To Platense)
El Salvador SLV (To TBD)

Players with dual citizenship

Reserve Category Football

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
31 El Salvador SLV Luis Rivera
33 El Salvador SLV Christian García
34 El Salvador SLV Wilber Chachagua
36 El Salvador SLV Brandon Castillo
37 El Salvador SLV Carlos Gálvez Mancía
38 El Salvador SLV Jorge Aguilar
39 El Salvador SLV José Bolaños
41 El Salvador SLV Carlos Menéndez
42 El Salvador SLV Melvin Linares
43 El Salvador SLV Rodrigo Santamaría
44 El Salvador SLV Kevin Maldonado
No. Pos. Nation Player
45 El Salvador SLV Rolando Ramírez
46 El Salvador SLV Diego Gómez
47 El Salvador SLV Javier Bolaños
48 El Salvador SLV Fernando Jaime Ríos
50 El Salvador SLV Érick Vega
51 El Salvador SLV Josué Rivera
52 El Salvador SLV Luis Hidalgo
54 El Salvador SLV Émerson Rivas
55 El Salvador SLV Jonathan Valle
56 El Salvador SLV Ángel Santos
57 El Salvador SLV Salvador Romero

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager El Salvador Jorge Rodríguez
Assistant Managers El Salvador William Osorio
Reserve Manager El Salvador Enzo Henriquez
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Juan Carlos Moscoso
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador Isias Adlaberto Sanchez
Sports Director El Salvador Salvador Polanco
Fitness Coach El Salvador Rene Ramirez
Team Doctor El Salvador Jose Ernesto Martinez and Herbert Milton Ramirez
Kinesologisr El Salvador TBD
Physiotherapist El Salvador TBD


Position Staff
Owner El Salvador Asociacion Club Deportivo FAS
President El Salvador Gerardo Erquicia Gazu
Vice President El Salvador Milena de Escalón
Honorary President El Salvador Jorgen Gonzalez
Administrative Manager El Salvador Fredy Vega
Secretary El Salvador Gerardo Erquicia
Club Scout El Salvador Norberto Huezo

Presidential history

Name Years
El Salvador Samuel Saldaña Galdámez 1947–TBA
El Salvador Armando Tomas Monedero 1960s–1980s
El Salvador Manuel Monedero (Jnr) † 1981–85
El Salvador Óscar Monedero
El Salvador Roberto Matías 1994–95
El Salvador José Valle 1996–09
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2009–10
Colombia Margarita Jaramillo 2010–11
El Salvador David Linares 2011–12
El Salvador Rafael Villanueva 2012–14
El Salvador Byron Rodríguez 2014–16
El Salvador Guillermo Morán[14][15][16][17][18][19][20] 2016–2018

Notable players

See also: Category:C.D. FAS footballers

Team captains

Name Years
El Salvador Don Lino 1947
El Salvador Katan Cubas 1961
El Salvador Mario Monge 1961-62
El Salvador Ernesto "El Loco" Ruano 1968
El Salvador Eduardo Valdes 1968-1969
El Salvador David Arnoldo Cabrera 1971
El Salvador Jorge Canas 1972
El Salvador Billy Rodriguez Bou 1975
Argentina Alcides Picchioni 1979–84
El Salvador Jose Luis Rugamas 1986-87
Argentina Manolo Alvarez 1987–88
Uruguay Ademir Benitez 1988–89
El Salvador Atilo Estrada 1989–90
El Salvador Norberto Huezo/ Efrain Burgos 1991–92
Uruguay Luis Enrique Guelmo 1992–93
El Salvador William Osorio 1994–95
El Salvador Jorge Abrego 1996
El Salvador Jaime Murillo 1997
El Salvador William Osorio 1998–04
El Salvador Victor Velasquez 2004–06
El Salvador Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2006–07
El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco 2007–09
El Salvador Cristian Edgardo Álvarez 2009–10
El Salvador Ramon Flores 2011–12
El Salvador Honduras Williams Reyes 2013
El Salvador Alexander Méndoza 2014–15
El Salvador Luis Edgardo Contreras 2015–2016
El Salvador Néstor Renderos 2017–2019
El SalvadorXavier García 2019-2021
Mexico Carlos Peña 2021-

Club records

Main article: List of C.D. FAS records and statistics

Head coaches of FAS

Main article: List of head coaches of FAS

FAS has had various coaches since its formation in 1947. Agustín Castillo has served three terms as head coach. Ricardo Mena Laguán, Ruben Guevara and Victor Manuel Ochoa served two terms as head coach. Agustin Castillo was the club's most successful coach, having won five Primera División titles, following closely is Jose Eugenio Castro Chepito, who won two Primera titles, and one CONCACAF Champions' Cup 1979, and Victor Manuel Ochoa & Saul Lorenzo Rivero won two Primera titles.

Other departments


Reserve team

The reserve team serves mainly as the final stepping stone for promising young players under the age of 21 before being promoted to the main team. The second team is coached by Efren Marenco. the team played in the Primera División Reserves, their greatest successes were winning the Reserve championships in Clausura 2017, Apertura 2017, Clausura 2019.

Junior teams

The youth team (under 17 and under 15) has produced some of El Salvador's top football players, including TBD and TBD.

Women's team

The women's first team, which is led by head coach Ofini bolanos, features several members of the El Salvador national ladies team. Their greatest successes was winning the 2021 Clausura 3-2 penalties.

Other sports

FAS has other departments for a variety of sports.


FAS Denver Básquetbol Club was founded in 2015 and play Liga Mayor de Baloncesto (LMB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were winning the 2015 Clausura

Famous players such as venzeualn Jonathan José Figuera


FAS Béisbol Club was founded in 2016 and play Liga Nacional de Béisbol (LNB) which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach Venezuelan Jesús Cartagena, the club features several key members including Puerto Rican Bryan Vásquez and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


FAS Voleibol Club was founded in 2016 and play Campeonaro Nacional which is the highest level in El Salvador league tier. the club is led by head coach TBD, the club features several key members including TBD and TBD. Their greatest successes were reaching the TBD


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