Founded in 1910, the Audax Club Sportivo Italiano is a Chilean football team that is based out of the capital city of Santiago. The club has Italian roots in that it was founded by Italian immigrants to the country. The club was initially started with the sport of cycling in mind however, football was rapidly on the rise in the city and by 1917, Audax Club was also a part of the fast moving football van. Originally called Audax Club Ciclista Italiano due to its cycling exploits, the club decided to change its name once football also became equally popular, if not more.

Although the club has been a significant force in the country’s football scenario, they have never been at the top and competed at major international level tournaments. All that changed in 2007 when the team qualified for the Copa Libertadores. The club plays its home games at the La Florida stadium, an 8,500 seater stadium in Santiago.

Country Chile Chile
City Santiago
Founded 1910

In its 62 seasons in the top-flight, Audax have won 4 championship titles in 1936, 1946, 1948 and in 1957. In 1941, Audax were crowned champions of the Apertura Championships. In 2007, Audax qualified, for the first time, for the Copa Libertadores but failed to get past the first round. However, in 2008, Audax made it to the group stages. In 2007, Audax was also a part of the Copa Sudamericana but they lost out in the second preliminary round. Audax played in the Copa CONMEBOL in its 1998 edition however, a first round defeat meant that the team would not achieve any significant results.

In Caludio Borghi, Rafael Olarra, Nicolas Peric, Carlos Reinoso and Zizinho, Audax have played some major international talents who have done well in their own countries, as well as in the Chilean league.