Academia Deportiva Cantolao

Academia Deportiva Cantolao is a Peruvian football club based in the city of Callao, Peru. However, the club is mostly known for its youth academy. Their football academy is one of the most popular in Peru. Academia Cantolao has educated many players who have gone on to play in the Torneo Descentralizado (Peruvian top-flight) and abroad. Probably their most recognized graduate is former Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro.

Academia Deportiva Cantolao
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Full nameAcademia Deportiva Cantolao
Founded14 April 1981
GroundMiguel Grau
ChairmanDante Mandriotti
ManagerCarlos Silvestri
LeagueLiga 1
2019Liga 1, 12th



Cantolao won the 2016 play-off match final against Sport Áncash at Estadio Alejandro Villanueva

In the 1982 Copa Perú, the club classified to the Final Stage, but was eliminated by Atlético Grau and Atlético Torino. In the 2015 Copa Perú, the club classified to the final against Defensor La Bocana to whom they lost. They were promoted to the Peruvian Segunda División for the first time in the club's history. After only one year in the first division the club won the 2016 Peruvian Segunda División. They defeated Sport Áncash by 2–0 in a play-off final after tying at the end of the season for first place with 53 points each and thus qualified for the 2017 Torneo Descentralizado.

Youth academyEdit

Academia Cantolao as a youth academy currently educates players ranging from the U-8 level up to U-20.

Noted alumniEdit

Claudio Pizarro is a youth product of Academia Deportiva Cantolao.
Player[1] Year of birth Year joined club Playing
National team Years Played
for National Team
Miguel Rebosio 1976 Centre back   Peru 1997–2005
Claudio Pizarro 1978 Striker   Peru 1999–present
Carlos Lobatón 1980 Central Midfielder   Peru 2005–present
Rainer Torres 1980 Central Midfielder   Peru 2005–present
Juan Carlos Mariño 1982 Attacking Midfielder   Peru 2006–present
Luis Ramírez 1984 Attacking Midfielder   Peru 2005–present
Junior Viza 1985 Attacking Midfielder   Peru 2006
Junior Ross 1986 Winger   Peru 2005–present
Daniel Chávez 1988 Striker   Peru 2008–present
Carlos Zambrano 1989 2000–2006 Centre back   Peru 2008–present
Reimond Manco 1990 Attacking Midfielder   Peru 2008–present
Yoshimar Yotún 1990 1997–2002[2] Full back   Peru 2011–present




Winners (1): 2016
Runner-up (1): 1985
Runner-up (1): 2015


Winners (2): 1981, 2015
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Winners (1): 1981

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Famous Players". Archived from the original on 2012-06-02. Retrieved 2012-05-31.
  2. ^ "Yoshimar Yotun – Player Profile" (in Spanish). 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 10 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011.

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