Skip to Main Content
Members:   Log In Sign Up
Text:  A  A  A

CD Everton on brink of Championship glory

By Mike  Owen :  20/05/2008 :  Comments (23) :
CD Everton have broken into the top four and stand on the brink of winning the title for the first time in decades! On Thursday the Everton club in Chile play at home in the second leg of their championship semi-final play-off against Universidad de Chile.

Everton travelled to the National Stadium in Santiago for the first leg on Sunday as underdogs, but a hat-trick by Argentinian striker Ezequiel Miralles gave them a 3-1 win. The winner shall go through to the final against Colo Colo or Nublense. If Everton should win the title, it will be for the first time since 1976. They would then represent Chile in the Libertadores Cup, playing the champions of the other South American countries.

Former Chile national team coach and ex-Everton player Nelson Acosta, the club?s fifth manager in two years, took CD Everton to the Championship play-offs this season after finishing fifth in the league, where for large stretches of the season they were leaders.

Thursday night?s game may be seen live on www.canaldelfutbol. com ? a pay channel charging $12 dollars per match ? at midnight GMT. Also this week look out for a feature on CD Everton on the programme Fifa Futbol Mundial on Sky Sports 1 at 17:30 GMT on Wednesday or 13:30 on Thursday.

Federico Ardiles, schoolboy Toffees fan and son of World Cup winner Osvaldo, has recently visited Chile to compile a report on CD Everton. CD Everton took their place in the semi-finals despite a disastrous start to their quarter-final when they lost at home in the first leg 3-0 to Audax Italiano.

The second leg saw CD Everton pull back two goals only for Audax to score midway through the second half to make the aggregate score 4-2 to the home team. Then a flurry of goals put the Ruleteros level before defender Cristian Oviedo scored in injury time to put CD Everton through on away goals.

Reader Comments

Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer


Tony Heslop
1   Posted 21/05/2008 at 08:15:16

Report abuse

Thanks Mike.
As they say in those parts - e for e
Ever forever en el corazón.
Stefan Tosev
2   Posted 21/05/2008 at 10:21:58

Report abuse

I wish them GL
Michael Hunt
3   Posted 21/05/2008 at 12:25:00

Report abuse

Good luck to the Ruleteros!
Btw, What with you being based in South America with a keen interest in the footy down there; perhaps you have some knowledge on the abilities of the Brazillian players whose influx we are rumoured to secure?? Of course, it’s probably bollocks though!
Keith Harrison
4   Posted 21/05/2008 at 12:47:59

Report abuse

Mike isn’t based in SA - at least to my knowledge. He lives on Merseyside, but has an encyclopaedic knowledge of football.

Catch his excellent ’Der Ball Ist Rund’, the comprehensive story of Everton in Europe prior to this season. Highly recommended.
Mike Owen
5   Posted 21/05/2008 at 13:25:23

Report abuse

Hello Keith, I don’t know about encyclopaedic, I struggle to remember what day it is these days.
The Everton brain of South America is John Shearon who passed me the info.
Since he did, it seems tonight’s programme has been shifted from SS1 to SS2, seems they are giving extra special build-up coverage to some game in Moscow. It won’t be as good as the Everton game in Chile; coach leaves the Rocket at 11pm.
Salvadore Allende
6   Posted 21/05/2008 at 13:30:40

Report abuse

Good Luck to the Oro y Cielo, check out www.evertonchile.cl for more information
Danny Marfany
7   Posted 21/05/2008 at 13:32:05

Report abuse

Thanks for the info Mike. I lived in Santiago for a couple of years and used to go out to Viña del Mar to watch CD Everton and everyone loved my English Everton scarf and I had to send a few out when I got back. Also brought my neighbour back to Blighty and he is a Ruleteros fan (although I don’t think he is following them much cos he never mentioned the play-off) and so he is following the mighty Blues over here now. His Chilean accent really adds to him swearing at Stevie G on the telly!

Damian Scott
8   Posted 22/05/2008 at 14:02:31

Report abuse

Just saw the piece on futbol mundial...

Well put together segment and quite interesting to see the other Everton doing well.

The Everton FC management should definitely arrange an end of season game against Everton Chile for their 100th anniversary next year.
Mike Owen
9   Posted 23/05/2008 at 09:18:31

Report abuse

Seems second leg has been postponed due to heavy rains.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/feedarticle/7535548
Salvadore Allende
10   Posted 23/05/2008 at 17:54:07

Report abuse

Match now rescheduled for Saturday 24th May - 4.00pm KO Local time
John Shearon
11   Posted 24/05/2008 at 23:05:13

Report abuse

CD Everton have just qualified for the final, drawing the second leg of the semi 1-1 with Universidad de Chile before 15,000 in the Sausalito (4-2 on aggregate). They play Colo Colo away on Wednesday with the return in Viña next Saturday, looking to take their first league title since 1976.
Dean Williamson
12   Posted 24/05/2008 at 23:41:22

Report abuse

Uh oh!
I was in Viña 2 years ago and went to the Sausalito stadium in my Everton shirt. (Picks up somewhere on Joggers snapshots on Bluekipper). I looked everywhere for a CD Everton shirt in Viña and couldnt find one. So anyways I was in a bar in Viña watching the derby of Colo Colo vs Universidad. The bar was half Colo and half Universidad which is rare since they hate each other. I annouce to the crowd that whichever team wins, I?m going out to buy the shirt. Colo Colo won 3-1 and I own a Colo Colo shirt. Colo Colo are kind of like the Man U of Chile. Erm... guess who CD Everton are playing in the final?

MAKE MORE SHIRTS IN FUTURE!!!

C?mon CD Everton! I?ll burn the shirt if you win!
Pedro Miranda
13   Posted 25/05/2008 at 01:52:02

Report abuse

On Wednesday we are going to play for the Championship with Colo Colo in Santiago and on Saturday in Viña del Mar. God Bless the Evertons.
Andy Griff
14   Posted 25/05/2008 at 09:10:21

Report abuse

Five years ago I went to New York for a week visiting friends and fell in love with a beautiful girl who?d grown up in Manhattan after fleeing Pinochet as an eleven year old. After a few days she said "I guess you like soccer, huh? My dad used to take me to the game when I was a girl. Who do you support?"

"Oh, you?ll not have heard of them," I replied, "it?s a team from Liverpool called Everton."

"Oh my God!" she cried. "That?s my team too! the Chilean one!"

It didn?t work out between Andrea and me but one day before I die I?ll go to Viña Del Mar and I?ll watch her dad?s team play.

Incidentally, if you?re on Facebook you can join this group and show your support for CD Everton here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Everton-de-Vina-del-Mar/7659339101
Paul Gladwell
15   Posted 25/05/2008 at 11:51:54

Report abuse

I visited Viña del Mar two years ago and what a superbly strange experience it was, as soon as we got near the area alls we could see on the walls was Everton FC graffiti, the people there were superb and my wife, who was firstly reluctant to visit the place, absolutely loved it and it made up for the big let-down that was Rio.
Fernando Fredes
16   Posted 26/05/2008 at 02:47:25

Report abuse

Well done, CD Everton ? long time since our last win. My uncle Nestor Fredes played in the last final; sadly he past on in 2005 but I know he will be there in spirit.

Viña del Mar has been waiting a long time ? 100 years in June. It will be great to have this win to show past and present players that have done us proud. Everton Forever.

Everton, bring it home the cup do us proud in Viña del Mar!

Dominic Wilkinson
17   Posted 27/05/2008 at 13:26:31

Report abuse

Good luck Ruleteros, I hope you win the title. Number one? Up the Ruleteros!
John Shearon
18   Posted 29/05/2008 at 02:36:05

Report abuse

Before a 35,000 crowd in the Monumental Stadium, Santiago, Everton conceded two late goals against Colo Colo in the first leg of the play-offs final. Until the hour mark Everton had competed well but a rush of blood saw full back Arias raise his hand to earn a second yellow and an early bath. It was then backs to the wall with the Ruleteros holding out until the 85th and 91st minutes when the home pressure finally paid off. Everton have already come back from 0-3 during the play-offs ? this latest mountain, however, might prove a little too steep to climb.
Brian Montrose
19   Posted 29/05/2008 at 14:01:06

Report abuse

John - as ?our man in South America?, any ideas where I can get hold of a Ruleteros shirt? There used to be a link fron bluekipper, but thread seems to have been lost. Cheers, Buena suerte
John Shearon
20   Posted 29/05/2008 at 19:42:08

Report abuse

Brian - I’m sorry but I don’t know how to get hold of a shirt these days - short of travelling across to Chile myself. Maybe we could get the Megastore to stock a few.
Cheers John
Brian Montrose
21   Posted 29/05/2008 at 23:48:05

Report abuse

nice one john, not to worry. I’ve even emailed the club in chile and had no response. Can’t see the toffee shop stocking them somehow but you never know!
John Shearon
22   Posted 30/05/2008 at 13:28:56

Report abuse

Everton’s second-leg final match with Colo Colo, scheduled for this Saturday, has been postponed until Monday or Tuesday of next week as Chile enters 3 days of national mourning due to the death of its national police chief, General Bernales, in a helicopter accident in Panama.
Tony Heslop
23   Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:09:19

Report abuse

Our website is now www.ruleteros.co.uk
Requires a bit of updating but there is still a fair bit of information there.

Add Your Comments

In order to post a comment to Column articles, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.

Log in now

Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and MailBag submissions across the site.



© ToffeeWeb
Menu
OK

We use cookies to enhance your experience on ToffeeWeb and to enable certain features. By using the website you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.