O’Higgins FC is a Chilean football club from the city of Rancagua founded in 1955. It was named in honor of the Chilean independence leader and founding father of the country Bernardo O’Higgins.
The club began their way in the Chilean Primera División in 1955. However, they haven’t claimed the league titled yet (as of March 2013). The farthest the team have progressed to in the domestic championship was the runner-up position in the 2012 Apertura losing only to giant Universidad de Chile. O’Higgins cut a brilliant figure when they finished third in the 1978 and 1994 seasons as well. On the international arena the team took part in such tournaments as Pre-Liguilla Libertadores, Liguilla Pre-Libertadores and Liguilla Pre-Sudamericana.
O’Higgins are proud of their former players who established themselves as the club’s legends. Among them are Gabriel Mendoza and Aníbal González, who is an all-time top-scorer of the team with 117 goals.
O’Higgins players wear white and sky blu kits. That’s why they’ve got a moniker La Celeste which means the Sky Blue in English. They play their home matches at Estadio Parque El Teniente which can hold up to 14,500 people.
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