Colegio Nacional Iquitos

Colegio Nacional Iquitos (usually referred to as CNI) is a Peruvian football team based in the city of Iquitos which was founded in 1926. CNI is the biggest club in the city of Iquitos and currently is not playing in any league. At the beginning of 2012 CNI withdrew from Peruvian Segunda División and chose to play in the 2012 Copa Perú, after being relegated from Peruvian Primera División in 2011.

Colegio Nacional Iquitos
Full nameInstitución Deportiva Colegio Nacional de Iquitos S. A.
Nickname(s)CNI, Los Charapas, Los Albos,
El Rey de la Selva
GroundEstadio Max Augustín
ChairmanRafael Rengifo Vásquez
ManagerMarcial Salazar
LeagueCopa Perú
2013Eliminated in District Stage
WebsiteClub website

History edit

On May 20, 1926 there was a meeting of 47 alumni of the Colegio Nacional Iquitos, their principal, Pedro A. del Águila Hidalgo and Isabel Aguilar, with the purpose of establishing the Asociación Deportiva Colegio Nacional Iquitos.

This club represented Iquitos in Primera División Peruana for 20 years, from 1973 to 1992. Their best performance came in 1977, when the team won a match in Cusco against Cienciano with a Henry Perales goal. At that conclusion of the first stage of the national championship, they tied for first with FBC Melgar. In the subsequent stage national title contest, and Copa Libertadores qualifiers, the team could not maintain their first-place position and lost.

Notable players for CNI were: national team starters Otorino Sartor, Juan "Papelito" Caceres and Ramon Quiroga; and notable defenders such as César Adriazola, Juan Manuel Toyco, Roberto Arrelucea, Ernesto Guillén, Florentino Bernaola and Israel Quijandría; in addition to forwards Juan Jose Oré, Bernabé Navarro, Ernesto Neyra, Juan Michael of the Eagle, Nehemías Mera, and Richard Vinatea.

In 1992, CNI had a surprising beginning under manager Henry Perales ranking second in the first half of the Decentralizado 1992. During the second half of tournament play, institutional problems arose and the team did not maintain score as was made in the first half of the tournament. CNI lost to León de Huánuco, 5-0; then was relegated.

On December 11, 2008, CNI returned to the top flight through the Copa Perú. CNI was runner-up in the final stage of the 2008 Copa Perú in a decisive group stage match against Atlético Torino which ended in a 1–1 draw. CNI defeated eventual champions Sport Huancayo 1–0 in the final round opener and also tied 2–2 with Cobresol F.B.C. of Moquegua.

After spending two years in Peru's highest tier, the club relegated in 2011 after finishing last of the season. It decided not to participate in the Peruvian Segunda División but moved to the regional stage of the 2012 Copa Perú where it ended a short two-game campaign after finishing second in their group with 3 points.

Historic Badges edit

CNI F.C. edit

Full nameColegio Nacional Iquitos Futbol Club
FoundedJune 1st, 1991
GroundEstadio Max Augustín
Chairman  Mónica Noronha Dávila
Manager  Orlando Maltesse
LeagueCopa Perú
2013Eliminated in National Stage

CNI F.C.[1] is CNI's reserve team which plays in the Iquitos District League. After CNI's bad campaign in the 2012 Copa Perú, it was forced to start from its league of origin. As the original club carried previous debt the club owners decided to start over by reinforcing the reserve team for the upcoming season.[2] CNI F.C. made it to the Copa Perú 2013 where it was eliminated by Unión Huaral in the Round of 16.

Honours edit


Runner-up (1): 2013
Runner-up (1): 2013

Current squad edit

As of July 29, 2011

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   PER Jesús Cisneros
2 DF   PER Miguel Huertas
3 DF   PER José Zamora
4 DF   PER Michael Grandez
5 DF   PER Marcelo Zamora
6 MF   PER Hugo Castillo
7 FW   URU Ángel País
8 MF   PER Adderli Campos
9 FW   ARG Muriel Orlando
10 MF   PER Carlos Barrena (captain)
11 FW   PER Diego Pizarro
12 GK   PER Walter Oliveira
14 MF   PER Ryan Salazar
16 MF   PER Percy Moreyra
17 FW   PER Nicolás Celis
18 DF   PER Kike Rodríguez
19 DF   PER Luis Hernández
20 MF   PER Wilmer Carrillo
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 GK   PER Fernando Bermúdez
22 DF   PER Mauricio Rebaza
24 DF   PER José Sigüeñas
25 MF   PER Jhoys Nogueira
26 FW   PER Jhonny Olórtegui
27 MF   PER Luis Portilla
28 MF   ARG Pablo Cortizo
DF   PER Pedro Flores
DF   PER Frank Díaz
DF   PER Jean Sibina
DF   PER Pedro Tello
DF   PER William Cruz
DF   PER Carlos Urquizo
MF   PER Max Del Águila
MF   PER Irwin Álvarez
FW   PER Harry Rojas
FW   PER Julius Rengifo
MF   ARG Carlos Beltrán

Notable players edit

Honours edit

National edit

Runner-up (1): 1985
Runner-up (1): 2008

Regional edit

Winners (5): 1998, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Winners (14): 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008
Runner-up (1): 2007

References edit

  1. ^ Arrese, Paul. "CNI FC: Filial con filo" (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Behr, Raul. "Los clubes fantasma" (in Spanish). Retrieved December 11, 2013.

External links edit