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Diriangén FC
Diriangén FC is a Nicaraguan professional football club based in Diriamba which competes in Nicaraguan Premier Division (Primera Division). It is one of the oldest clubs in not only Nicaragua but in Central America.
Diriangén FC
Full nameDiriangén FC
Founded17 May 1917
GroundEstadio Cacique Diriangén
Diriamba, Nicaragua
ChairmanFernando Baltodano
ManagerTyron Acevedo
LeaguePrimera División de Nicaragua
2016 Apertura3rd

Founded in 1917, Diriangén has won a total of 25 domestic titles, including at least one in every decade since the 1940s. They are also the only club in Nicaragua to have competed in every season of the league's top flight. As a result of this success, the club has become associated with the motto "Diriangén no tuvo infancia, porque nació grande" ("Diriangen never had a childhood because it was born big")'.
Diriangén's strongest era was in the 1940s, when they won six consecutive championships (1940–45). They won a seventh championship in 1949, and hoisted the crown three times in the 1950s (1953, 1956, and 1959). A long drought followed in the 1960s, but the club rebounded with consecutive titles in 1969–70 and again in 1974.
The 1980s saw a return to the form of glory days past. It opened with a threepeat (1981, 1982, and 1983) and included other championships in 1987 and 1989. The 1990s were similar—a threepeat from 1994–97, followed by a title win in 1999–2000. However, the 2000s didn't go quite as well. Although Diriangén managed to win the championship in 2004–2005 and 2005–2006, the real power in Nicaragua had shifted to Real Esteli, winners of thirteen championships in 16 years.
Meanwhile, Diriangén struggled through a thirteen year title drought. That year was finally broken in Clausura 2018, when they knocked off Real Esteli 3–1 on aggregate.
The club celebrated its 100-year celebration in 2017 [1]
Current squad
As of: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
 NCATulio López
Pedro dos Santos
 NCACésar Gutiérrez
MF NCAÁlvaro Hernández
GK NCABrandon Mayorga
DF NCAMelvin Hernández
MF NCAJason Coronel(Captain)
MF ARGCarlos Torres(Vice-Captain)
DF NCAMario Dávila
MF NCAAbner Acuña
 NCADavid Jarquin
 NCABryant Román
DF NCAJosé Loaisiga
 CRCYeisen Esquivel
Current technical staff
ManagerFlavio Da Silva
Assistant ManagerTBD
Reserve Team CoachTBD
Goalkeeper coachWilliam Espinoza
General sporting directorTBD
Fitness CoachFrancisco Olivares
Club DoctorReynaldo Cruz
PresidentDiego Jacir
Vice PresidentReynal Mairena
Legal Representative
Secretary of the Board
General administratorDiego Jacir
Honours and International Appearances
CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: 2 appearances
1994 – Quarter-Finals
1997 – Qualifying Stage (Central Zone)
Record versus other Clubs
As of 2013-09-13
The Concacaf opponents below = Official tournament results: (Plus a sampling of other results)
OpponentLast MeetingGWDLFAPTS+/-
ÁguilaCONCACAF 197620022110-9
AlajuelenseCONCACAF 19972101453-1
AlianzaCONCACAF 19932002150-4
Árabe Unido
CONCACAF 19982011121-1
Atlético MarteCONCACAF 19702002180-7
Coke MilprossCONCACAF 19892011141-3
ComunicacionesCONCACAF 197120021150-14
Euro Kickers
CONCACAF 19972101653+1
FASUNCAF 20042002090-9
HeredianoCONCACAF 19942002290-7
La Victoria FCCONCACAF 19922011121-1
MunicipalCONCACAF 197720022160-14
OlimpiaUNCAF 20062002150-4
Real MayaCONCACAF 19942002030-3
Real EspañaCONCACAF 19902002170-6
Deportivo SaprissaCONCACAF 199860061290-28
SuchitepéquezUNCAF 20062002240-2
CL 20182002170-6
Jersey sponsors
Shirt sponsors
Joma (2003–present; also the shirt manufacturers)
Main article: Estadio Cacique Diriangén
The stadium, Estadio Cacique Diriangén, holds 7,500 people. It is a multi-purpose stadium, and has been the home stadium of the Nicaragua national football team for many years. The stadium has much history: In this stadium the club Diriangén FC won against many teams from Central America.
List of managers
Diriangen has had permanent managers since it first appointed Napolen Parrales Bendaña as coach in 1917. The longest-serving manager was Mauricio Cruz Jiron, who managed Diriangen for fourteen years from 1992 to 2006. Hungarian Eduardo Kosovic was the foreign coach in the club. Mauricio Cruz Jiron is the most successful manager as he led the club to seven primera division titles.
Notable managers
The following managers have won at least one trophy while in charge at Diriangen:
Eduardo Cosovich HUN1956Primera division 1956
Livio Bendaña Espinoza NCA1966-1972Primera division 1969 and 1970
Mauricio Cruz Jiron NCA1992–06Primera division 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005,2006, 2018 Clausura
Flavio Da Silva
2019 -Copa Primera 2020
Women's team
The women's team has won the Nicaraguan women's football championship four times in 2000, 2001, 2003 and lately in 2010.
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Last edited on 12 May 2021, at 03:03
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