Colo-Colo, one of the largest in Chile
After almost a little more than four years without winning any title, Colo-Colo returns to the top of Chilean soccer after having won its thirtieth championship in April of 2014. It is worth highlighting the bankruptcy that Colo-Colo had in the year 2000 when Gustavo Benítez left the club colocolino in search of the European adventure. There was a very bad stage, both football and economic, bankrupting the club. With the return of the legend "Bam Bam Zamorano", Colo-Colo managed to reach the end of the Opening and Closing, but with bad luck they did not conquer it.
In 2006, thanks to the arrival at the club's technical management the previous year of former player Claudio Borghi, Colo-Colo increased its record of winning the Opening and Closing of 2006 y 2007. With the resignation of Borghi, Fernando Astengo arrived, which conquered the Closing of 2008. Once the Clausura was achieved, he resigned and Marcelo Barticciotto arrived. It didn't get off to a good start in 2009, they went down a lot in the table but finally Colo-Colo got the Clausura of 2009, la número 29. For almost five years there were no trophies, nor were the caciques news. After much waiting for the fans, finally arrived the 2014 and the thirtieth championship, the star No. 30, one more trophy for the "Colo-Colo Museum" located in the Monumental Stadium.
Each title, every goal, every game won is dedicated to David Arellano, founder of Colo-Colo. As some old members of the colocolino team say, the colors of the kit are like this:
White T-shirt, that would represent purity; pantalones negros, as a symbol of seriousness; black stockings with a white stripe, as a tribute to the uniform of the sailors of the Chilean Navy, and black shoes with a red stripe.
Con el paso del tiempo, many Chilean stars left Colo-Colo. Currently, stars that are triumphing around the world can be highlighted as “Pacifier” Suazo player with a career in Mexican soccer and who went through Zaragoza. The young Matías Fernández, “Stubborn”, old acquaintance of Villarreal or Jorge “The magician” Valdivia known for the fans of Palmeiras.
But without any doubt, the most illustrious player that the club has produced in recent decades has been Arturo Vidal. Known as "King Arthur", left the club in 2007 to enter the ranks of Bayer Leverkusen until 2011 when he signed for Juventus club where he has reached the football elite. Considered one of the greats of South America and one of the greats of Chile, as the fans of the white bar say on the colocolino plank: "CHAMPION THERE IS ONLY ONE,AND IT'S CALLED COLO-COLO ".