Colombia Primera A 10/01 21:00 15 Once Caldas vs Independiente Medellin - View
Colombia Primera A 10/09 01:20 16 Boyaca Chico vs Once Caldas - View
Colombia Primera A 10/14 01:10 17 Once Caldas vs Jaguares de Cordoba - View
Colombia Primera A 10/22 20:00 18 Junior vs Once Caldas - View
Colombia Primera A 10/25 20:00 19 Once Caldas vs America de Cali - View
Colombia Primera A 11/05 20:00 20 Independiente Santa Fe vs Once Caldas - View


Colombia Primera A 09/25 23:25 14 [8] Alianza Petrolera v Once Caldas [13] L 2-1
Colombia Primera A 09/22 23:40 13 [14] Once Caldas v La Equidad [18] D 1-1
Colombia Primera A 09/18 21:30 12 [12] Union Magdalena v Once Caldas [11] D 1-1
Colombia Primera A 09/15 23:15 11 [12] Once Caldas v Envigado FC [20] D 0-0
Colombia Primera A 09/13 20:00 11 Once Caldas v Envigado FC - PPT.
Colombia Primera A 09/10 21:00 10 [18] Deportivo Pereira v Once Caldas [13] W 1-2
Colombia Primera A 09/05 01:20 9 [11] Once Caldas v Atletico Huila [15] L 1-2
Colombia Primera A 08/30 01:10 8 [15] Deportivo Pasto v Once Caldas [8] L 1-0
Colombia Primera A 08/25 23:15 7 [11] Once Caldas v Atletico Bucaramanga [3] W 1-0
Colombia Primera A 08/22 00:00 6 [15] Millonarios v Once Caldas [9] L 2-1
Colombia Primera A 08/20 20:00 7 Once Caldas v Atletico Bucaramanga - PPT.
Colombia Primera A 08/13 20:00 6 Millonarios v Once Caldas - PPT.


Matches played 42 21 21
Wins 11 8 3
Draws 14 8 6
Losses 17 5 12
Goals for 41 24 17
Goals against 47 16 31
Clean sheets 13 8 5
Failed to score 9 3 6

Wikipedia - Once Caldas

Once Caldas S.A., simply known as Once Caldas, is a professional Colombian football team based in Manizales, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Palogrande stadium.

They were the surprise winners of the Copa Libertadores in 2004. The club was founded in 1961 after the merger of Deportes Caldas and Deportivo Manizales (also known as Once Deportivo).


In 1950, Deportes Caldas won the Campeonato Profesional, as the Colombian professional football league was named at the time.

Once Caldas was founded in 1959 after the fusion of Once Deportivo and Deportes Caldas. Once Deportivo was founded in 1930 while Deportes Caldas was founded at the end of the 1940s. However, both teams, for various reasons, went defunct. Carlos Gómez Escobar was in favor of reviving Deportes Caldas, but Eduardo Gómez Arrubla's idea was to bring back Once Deportivo. Thanks to the mediation of Dr. Hermán Bueno Ramirez, the three co-founders arrived at the compromise to fuse the existing teams into an entirely new entity, Once Caldas.

In 1961, the merged club debuted in the Campeonato Profesional. The club finished in the 7th position of the competition.

In 1998, Once Caldas was the first division's runner-up. Deportivo Cali defeated the club in the final. In the first leg, in Cali, the home team won 4–0. The second leg, in Manizales, ended in a 0–0 draw. That year the club also disputed its first international competition, the Copa CONMEBOL. Once Caldas was eliminated in the first round by Santos, of Brazil. In the first leg, in Santos, Santos won 2–1. In the second leg, in Manizales, Once Caldas won 2–1, but was defeated 3–2 in the penalty shootout.

In 1999, the club participated in the Copa Libertadores de América for the first time. Once Caldas was in the same group as Deportivo Cali and two Argentine clubs, Vélez Sársfield and River Plate. The side finished in the last position, but only two points behind Vélez Sársfield, which was the group's leader.

In 2002, Once Caldas played in the Copa Libertadores again. Olimpia, of Paraguay, Universidad Católica, of Chile, and Flamengo, of Brazil were in Once Caldas' group. After finishing in the third position, only ahead of Flamengo, the club was eliminated.

In 2003, the side won the first division's Apertura championship, after beating Junior in the final. In Barranquilla, the match ended in a 0–0 draw. In the second leg, Once Caldas won 1–0 in Manizales.

In 2004, the club again played in the Copa Libertadores. After beating Boca Juniors in the penalty shootout, the side, managed by Luis Fernando Montoya, won the competition for the first time. As the Copa Libertadores champions, the club played the Intercontinental Cup against UEFA Champions League champions Porto, of Portugal, in Yokohama, Japan. After a 0–0 draw, the club was defeated 8–7 in the penalty shootout. This would be the last edition of the Intercontinental Cup, being replaced the following year with the FIFA Club World Cup.

In 2005, as the previous year's champion, Once Caldas tried to defend its title in the Copa Libertadores. Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico), Cobreloa (Chile), and San Lorenzo (Argentina) were in Once Caldas' group. The club finished in second place, two points behind Chivas. In the second stage, the side was eliminated by Tigres UANL of Mexico. In that year, the club also participated in the Recopa Sudamericana, having played against Boca Juniors. In the first leg, in Buenos Aires, Boca Juniors won 3–1. In the second leg, in Manizales, Once Caldas won 2–1 but Boca won 4–3 on aggregate score.

2004 Copa Libertadores campaign

In 2004, Once Caldas won the Copa Libertadores. The matches played by the club are listed below:


  • Luis Montoya


Position Player Notes
GK Juan Carlos Henao
GK Juan Carlos González
DF Miguel Rojas
DF Samuel Vanegas
DF Édgar Cataño
DF Edwin García
DF Jefrey Díaz
MF Jonathan Fabbro
MF Jhon Viáfara
MF Rubén Darío Velázquez
MF Diego Arango
MF Elkin Soto
MF Arnulfo Valentierra
MF Herly Alcázar
MF Raúl Marín
FW Jorge Agudelo
FW Javier Araujo
FW Dayro Moreno
FW Wilmer Ortegón
Once Caldas is a professional soccer team based in Manizales, Colombia. The team was founded in 1961 and has since become one of the most successful teams in Colombian soccer history. Once Caldas has won numerous domestic and international titles, including the Copa Libertadores in 2004, the Copa Sudamericana in 2010, and the Colombian league title in 2003, 2009, and 2010.

The team's home stadium is the Estadio Palogrande, which has a capacity of over 30,000 spectators. Once Caldas is known for its passionate fan base, who are known as "Los Albos" (The Whites) due to the team's white and red striped jerseys.

Once Caldas has a strong tradition of developing young talent, with many of its players going on to play for top teams in Colombia and abroad. The team's current roster includes a mix of experienced veterans and promising young players, all of whom are committed to playing an attacking and entertaining style of soccer.

Overall, Once Caldas is a team with a rich history and a bright future, and is sure to continue to be a major force in Colombian soccer for years to come.