Deportivo Municipal

Club Centro Deportivo Municipal, commonly known as Deportivo Municipal, is a Peruvian football club based in Lima, Peru. They are among Peru's most recognizable clubs and enjoy considerable popularity. The bulk of their success was won a few years after the club was founded in 1935. The club was a top-flight contender during this period and won four Primera División titles. The club suffered relegation three times in their history: 1967, 2000, and 2007. They have also been champions of the Segunda División on three occasions: 1968, 2006, and 2014, granting them promotion to the first division. In 2014, they won the Segunda División and they currently compete in the Primera División Peruana.

Deportivo Municipal
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Full nameClub Centro Deportivo Municipal
(Municipal Sports Center Club)
Nickname(s)La Academia (The Academy),
Muni, Echa Muni, Los Ediles, La Franja, El Cuadro de la Comuna
FoundedJuly 27, 1935; 85 years ago (1935-07-27)
PresidentRenzo Reggiardo
ManagerVictor Rivera
LeagueLiga 1
2019Liga 1, 16th

Deportivo Municipal was one of the first Peruvian clubs to participate in a South American international football competition. In 1948, they were invited to the South American Championship of Champions and finished fourth where clubs from seven of the then nine CONMEBOL football associations participated.[1]

HistoryEdit

Club Centro Deportivo Municipal was founded upon the initiative of three municipal directors of Lima, who intended to have a football team representing the municipality of the city. Thus Círculo Deportivo Municipal was formed, which in 1934 merged with another team to create Centro Deportivo Municipal, participating in the promotion tournament in 1935.

The club was officially founded on 27 July 1935 in the Municipality of Lima. After finishing second in the promotion tournament, the team won the right to play in the Primera División in 1936, and obtained its first national title in 1938.

Deportivo Municipal was relegated in 1967, and promoted again in 1968. The club stayed in the top category until 2000, when it ended last in the season. The team was relegated to the Segunda División, where it played until 2006, when promotion was achieved by winning the title with 45 points in 22 matches. They were relegated again in 2007 after a troublesome season with failing to pay its players for several months.

In the 2011 Torneo Intermedio, the club was eliminated by José Gálvez in the quarter-finals. It reached the national stage of the 2012 Copa Perú and was invited to play in the Segunda División once again.

On 2014, the club gained promotion to the Primera División Peruana for the first time in 7 years after beating Unión Huaral.

UniformEdit

It consists of a white jersey with a red stripe that goes from left to right, blue shorts and white socks. Its alternative uniform varies, it has 3 options. The first one has a red jersey and keeps the blue shorts and white socks. The second alternative uniform keeps the red stripe on the jersey but instead of being white, it is blue. The shorts and socks are also blue. The third alternative uniform uses black instead of blue (as the 2nd choice) but also keeps the red stripe on the jersey. The home shirt's colors are reminiscent of the Peruvian national team, and it refers to the fact that the day of its foundation in 1935 was the day before Peruvian Independence Day.

Kit EvolutionEdit

 
 
 
 
 
1935–36
Old First kit
 
 
 
 
 
 
1936–present
Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1935–present
Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1998
3° Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
3° Away

StadiumEdit

Deportivo Municipal has employed the use of several stadiums throughout its history. Some of these grounds include the Estadio Nacional, Estadio Municipal de Chorrillos, Estadio Miguel Grau, Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, Estadio Universidad San Marcos and the former Estadio San Martín de Porres. Most recently, the club has adopted the Estadio Iván Elías Moreno in Villa El Salvador for their home games.[2]

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners (4): 1938, 1940, 1943, 1950
Runner-up (8): 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1981
Winners (1): 1981
Winners (1): 1936
Winners (3): 1968, 2006, 2014
Runner-up (1): 2004
Runner-up (1): 2004

National cupsEdit

Winners (1): 1993

RegionalEdit

Runner-up (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2012
Winners (1): 2011

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

1982: Group Stage
2017: First Stage
2016: First Stage
2019: First Stage
1948: Fourth Place
1970: First Stage

Current squadEdit

As of 14 September 2020

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 Diego Melián
2 DF   ARG Christian Dávila
3 DF   PER Eduardo Caballero
4 DF   PER Rotceh Aguilar
5 MF   PER David Díaz
6 MF   PER Eduardo Pita
7 MF   PER Mario Velarde
9 FW   PER Matías Succar
10 FW   PAR Jeremías Bogado
11 FW   PER Italo Regalado
12 GK   PER Jorge Arteaga
14 FW   PER Paulo Gallardo (on loan from Sporting Cristal)
16 DF   PER Yhirbis Córdoba
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF   PER Jorge Torres
19 MF   PER Jhojan Dominguez
20 GK   PER Hairo Camacho
21 FW   PER Andy Pando
22 MF   PER David Dioses
23 DF   ARG Renzo Alfani
24 FW   PER Junior Ross
26 MF   ARG Matías Mansilla
27 MF   PER Rodrigo Vilca
29 MF   PER Jean Archimbaud
30 MF   JPN Masakatsu Sawa
32 MF   PER Adrián Ascues

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   PER Franco León
FW   PER Rodolfo Angeles
MF   PER Milovan Díaz
MF   PER Claudio Gruenberg
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   PER Kevin Peña
FW   PER Salvador Alcázar
FW   PER Marcelo Garcés
FW   PER Piero Serra

Noted playersEdit

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prais, Mauro. "South American Club Championship 1948". [RSSSF]. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Deportivo Municipal será local en el estadio de Villa El Salvador". [ Depor.pe] (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.

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