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Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium 

Valparaíso’s Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander was re-named in honour of the renowned former Chile International defender who represented his Country from 1966 to 1982 and featured in three FIFA World Cups. The Stadium was built in 1931 before recently being renovated for the Copa América 2015 and is the home venue for Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers, the Futbol Club where Figueroa’s illustrious career began. The stadium was formerly known as Estadio Valparaíso and Estadio Regional Chiledeportes.

Click On Video Above_Chilean President Sebastian Pinera Announces The Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Chile President Sebastian Pinera

Chile President Sebastian Pinera

The 'Unveiling'

Elias Figueroa Stadium Official Openeing Ribbon Cutting

Elias Figueroa Stadium Official Openeing Ribbon Cutting

Elias Figueroa Stadium Entrance at Night

Elias Figueroa Stadium Entrance at Night

Elias Figureoa Stadium Ariel View

Elias Figureoa Stadium Ariel View

Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Elias Figureoa Brander Stadium

Elias Figureoa Brander Stadium

Elias Figueroa Stadium Inaugural Day

Elias Figueroa Stadium Inaugural Day

Breaking Ground in 2012

Breaking Ground in 2012

The Demolition and Ronovation Begins

The Demolition and Ronovation Begins

Construction Progresses

Construction Progresses

Figueroa oversees the process

Figueroa oversees the process

Ricardo and Elias with Architects

Ricardo and Elias with Architects

Architects Rendering

Architects Rendering

The Vision for the Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Inauguration Day is Announced

Inauguration Day is Announced

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Chile President Sebastian Pinera enjoys the day

Celebration is underway

Celebration is underway

Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

The Finished Product_A Wonderful Day for the LEGACY of a Wonderful Person

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Opening Ceremenies and Match and the Championship Final of the Indigenous Copa Americana 2015 took place here

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Home of Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers

3 Matches of the Copa America 2015 and the Main Events of the Indigenous Copa Americana took place here. Figueroa hosted Sponsors and Patron Donors at his  Private VIP Hospitality Suite

Click On Videos_The Friends of Figueroa send their Congratulations

 

Santiago Wanderers Futbol Club

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Club de Deportes Santiago Wanderers is a football club in Valparaíso that plays in the Premier League of the Chilean Football Federation. Their home ground, Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander, is in the north-west of the city. Wanderers have played their games there since 1931 after moving from Barrio Puerto.

Founded on 15 August 1892, it's the country's oldest club and the oldest football team in all of Latin America. Wanderers is known in Chile as the Decano del fútbol Chileno ("The dean of Chilean football") and forms part of Conmebol's "Club de los 100" fraternity, exclusive to Latin-American teams founded over 100 years ago. In 2007, the Wanderers was declared as part of Valparaíso's intangible heritage

Wanderers have a fierce rivalry with neighbors Everton and the two sides contest the Clásico Porteño (Seaport Derby), the oldest derby in Chile, which started in 1916. Wanderers are historically the working-class club whereas Everton are considered to be from the richer tourism-orientated areas.

 

Wanderers produced Chilean and FIFA football legend Elías Figueroa, considered the best Chilean footballer of all time, as well as one of the greatest defenders of football history, alongside Franz Beckenbauer, according to FIFA. Other important players that Wanderers has produced for Chile have been David Pizarro and Eugenio Mena, who were both 2015 Copa América champions, the first ever title of the nation in this contest.

Historical Images of  Figueroa as Wanderers Captain 

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'Don Elias' marking 'Der Bomber'

FIFA WC 1974

Peru preparing for their opening match of Copa America 2015

Elias Figueroa Brander Stadium

Recent Wanderers Footage

During The Covid19 Pandemic 

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