Alianza Atlético

Club Alianza Atlético de Sullana is a Peruvian football club, located in the city of Sullana, Piura. The club was founded in 1920 and promoted to the Peruvian Primera División in 1988. They are the only Peruvian top-tier club not based in a state capital.

Alianza Atlético
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Full nameClub Sport Alianza Atlético de Sullana
Nickname(s)El Vendaval del Chira,
Los churres,
Los Sullanences
FoundedJanuary 18, 1920; 101 years ago (1920-01-18)
GroundEstadio Melanio Coloma, Sullana, Piura
ChairmanLander Alemán Valdez
ManagerGustavo Roverano
LeagueLiga 2
2020Liga 2, Champion (promoted)
WebsiteClub website


The club was founded January 18, 1920. It been present for the first time in an end of Peru Cup in 1984 where obtained the subchampionship under Los Espartanos of Pacasmayo. Its income to the Professional Championship obtained it via the Intermediate Phase of 1987. The club has played in the Primera División Peruana since 1988. Alianza has never been national champions since they were promoted. In 1989 it was near to classify to the Copa Libertadores of America, falling 2–0 before Sporting Cristal in an extra match that defined the Regional Tournament.

The club has 3 appearances in 3 international cups. The first one was in the Copa Sudamericana 2004, in the first round they defeated Coronel Bolognesi but in the second round they were eliminated by Atlético Junior. Their second time that they played in an international cup was in the Copa Sudamericana 2005. In the first round they defeated Universitario and then they were eliminated by Universidad Católica. Their third time that they played in an international cup was in the Copa Sudamericana 2009. In the first round they defeated Deportivo Anzoátegui and then they were eliminated by Fluminense.

In 2011 they were relegated after 23 years.

In 2015, they gained promotion to the Primera División Peruana because of a FIFA Resolution.


The venue name, Champions of 1936, is misleading. No Peruvian League was actually played in 1936 as the national team was preparing itself to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany. Two main theories as of the origin of the name exist. The first is that Alianza Atlético won a special national tournament (representing their home state, Piura) governed by the Peruvian Football Federation, and the name stuck despite not being recognized officially as national champions thereafter. The second is that it was name as such for the heroic campaign of the Peru national football team at the 1936 Olympic football tournament over the controversial Peru vs. Austria quarterfinals match.

Estadio Campeones del 36 is currently undergoing renovations. Estadio Melanio Coloma which is found at the opposite end of the city of Sullana is the club's current stadium for matches during the 2017 season.



Runner-up (1): 2003
Runner-up (1): 1989-I
Winners (1): 2020
Runner-up (1): 2019
Runner-up (1): 1984


Winners (4): 1966, 1968, 1983, 1986
Runner-up (4): 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971
Winners (35): 1928, 1929, 1930, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1986.

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

2004: Preliminary Round
2005: First Round
2009: Round of 16

Alianza Atlético in South AmericaEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Leg Away Leg Aggregate
2004 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary phase: Colombia/Peru   Coronel Bolognesi 4–1 1–0 4–2
Preliminary phase: Colombia/Peru   Junior 0–2 4–1 1–6
2005 Copa Sudamericana Preliminary phase: Chile/Peru   Universitario 1–1 1–1 2–2 (4–1p)
Preliminary phase: Chile/Peru   Universidad Católica 2–0 5–0 2–5
2009 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Deportivo Anzoátegui 0–0 1–2 2–1
Round of 16   Fluminense 2–2 4–1 3–6

Current squadEdit

As of 25 March, 2021.[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   URU Ignacio Barrios
2 DF   PER Jesús Arismendi
3 DF   PER Willy Pretel
4 DF   PER Juan Barreda
5 DF   PER Manuel Ganoza
6 DF   PER Adán Balbín
7 MF   PER Cristhian Vargas
8 MF   PER Carlos Correa
9 FW   COL Victor Perlaza
10 MF   COL Kevin Lugo
11 FW   URU Federico Castellanos
12 GK   PER Alessandro Stein
14 DF   PAN Azmahar Ariano
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF   PER Axell Domínguez
16 DF   PER David Gonzáles
17 MF   PER Flavio Fernández
18 MF   PER Frank Aivar
MF   PER Kevin Rossell
20 MF   PER Jeremy Canela
22 DF   PER Pedro García
MF   PER Matías Pacheco
23 DF   PER Joao García
24 FW   PER Diego Saffadi
27 MF   PER Denilson Ramírez
31 MF   PER Piero Serra
MF   PER Axel Gastelú

Notable playersEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Plantel 2009" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-04.

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