Santiago Wanderers is a Chilian professional football club from Valparaíso. Founded in 1892, it turns to be the oldest club in Chilean Primera División.
In their early years the team competed in the amateur leagues. Their first run into the Chilean Primera División dates back to 1937. However, they got off to a bad start and dropped out of the league coming back again only in 1944. The late 1950s and 1960s saw the most fruitful period for the Wanderers as they claimed two league titles (in 1958 and 1969) and two Chilean cups (in 1959 and 1961). In the 1970s their fortunes changed and the club found themselves on the downward spiral. They bounced up and down between the first and second tiers until finally returned to the top flight in 2000. In the 2001 season Santiago Wanderers recorded their third league title. On the international scene, the club made several appearances in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana.
The club is often nicknamed the Dean as they were at the origins of Chilean football. Santiago Wanderers play their home matches at Estadio Regional Chiledeportes which can hold up to 18,500 people.
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