Once Caldas is a Colombian football club, which is based in the city of Manizales, Caldas department. It was founded on April 16, 1947 as Deportes Caldas , a team that had played the first four First A Category championships between 1948 and 1952. It was refounded on January 16, 1961 as Once Caldas . After the merger between Deportes Caldas and Once Deportivo. He currently plays in the First Category A of Colombia.
The color that identifies the club is white, which it has used on its uniform since 1961. The team is home to the Palogrande Stadium in Manizales, which has a capacity of 28,678 spectators.
Once Caldas has been Primera A champion four times, in 1950,7 in the 2003 Apertura, in the 2009 Apertura and in the 2010 Finalization Tournament. the final to the current champion, Boca Juniors of Argentina, becoming the second Colombian team to win this title.
The Manizales team was the first in the country to exploit the advertising of large companies. Paradoxically, and to the surprise of his financial downturns, he had to cede the name of the team to private interests. It is the Colombian club that has had the most names, including "Deportes Caldas", a team from the 1940s and early 1950s, and the names of its sponsors, such as "Varta Caldas". , "Crystal Caldas" and "Once Philips".
He played the "Clásico Cafetero" against Deportivo Pereira and with Deportes Quindío, both clubs belonging to the First A Category.
The historic moment of the t-shirt
- Segments taken from multiple web pages such as Wikipedia and Oncecaldas.net