FBC Melgar


FBC Melgar
FBC Melgar
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Full name Foot Ball Club Melgar
Nickname(s) El Dominó, Los Rojinegros,
El León del Sur, El Sangre y Luto
Founded March 25, 1915
Ground Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi,
Arequipa
(Capacity: 40,217)
Chairman Peru Henry Bustinza Vera
Manager Peru Wilmar Valencia
League Primera División Peruana
2010 Primera División Peruana, 12th
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Foot Ball Club Melgar, known simply as FBC Melgar or Melgar, is a Peruvian soccer club based in Arequipa, Peru. It is one of Peru's oldest soccer teams, founded on March 25, 1915 by a group of soccer enthusiasts from Arequipa.

The team first participated in the Peruvian football league (Campeonato Descentralizado) in 1919 in Lima and later was invited to the first true National soccer league in 1966, when four teams from the provinces were invited to join the league. Joining them were Atletico Grau from Piura, Club Octavio Espinoza from Ica and Alfonso Ugarte from Trujillo. Previously, only teams from Lima and Callao had been allowed to compete for the National Championship. Due to a low finish the first year, Melgar was dropped from the league after the first year. After winning the Copa Peru they returned to the First Division where they have remained to this day. Melgar won the Campeonato Descentralizado for the first time in 1981 and again in 1983. In that latter year, the top six teams played a playoff tournament to determine the year's champion and Melgar finished second.

FBC Melgar plays its home games at the Estadio Mariano Melgar, but since the Estadio de la UNSA was built in 1990 with a capacity of 40,000, it has used both.

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History

The club won nine cups in the departament of Arequipa, and won the Copa Perú in 1971. This championship allowed them to return to the First Division Campeonato Descentralizado where they currently remain.

Melgar won the National Championship in 1981, and Melgar was the runner-up of the National Championship in 1983. In both these years this qualified them to play in the Copa Libertadores.

Current squad

As of 15 August 2011

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK José Carvallo
3 Peru DF Miguel Villalta
4 Peru DF Marlon García
5 Peru MF Tomás Zambrano
6 Uruguay MF Charles Castro
7 Peru MF Ángel Ojeda
8 Paraguay MF Sergio Ortega
9 Peru FW Juan Quiñónez
10 Peru MF Gary Correa
11 Peru FW Antonio Meza Cuadra (Captain)
12 Peru GK Juan Pablo Begazo
13 Uruguay FW Leonardo Rivero
14 Uruguay DF Guillermo Díaz
15 Peru FW Renzo Valdéz
No. Position Player
16 Peru MF Christian Zúñiga
17 Peru DF Jean Pierre Araníbar
18 Peru MF Jesús Arismendi
19 Colombia FW Erwin Carrillo
20 Peru MF Edson Aubert
21 Peru GK Daniel Schürholz
22 Peru DF Manuel Contreras
23 Peru MF Karlo Calcina
24 Peru FW Juan José Barros
25 Colombia DF Néstor Asprilla
26 Peru MF Juan Castellanos
27 Peru MF Carlos Valdivia
28 Peru MF Fernando del Solar
30 Peru DF Renzo Reaños

Rivalries

FBC Melgar has had a long standing rivalry with Cienciano, Sportivo Huracán, FBC Aurora, FBC Pierola, and FBC White Star.

Honours

National

Winners (1): 1981
Runner-up (1): 1983
Winners (1): 1971
Runner up (1): 1969, 1970
  • Liga Departamental de Arequipa: 6
Winners (6): 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
  • Liga Distrital de Arequipa: 9
Winners (9): 1928, 1929, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

1982: First Round
1984: First Round
1998: First Round

See also

External links


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