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
Deportivo Municipal.svg
Full nameClub Centro Deportivo Municipal
(Municipal Sports Center Club)
Nickname(s)La Academia (The Academy)
Echa Muni
Los Ediles
La Franja
El Cuadro de la Comuna
FoundedJuly 27, 1935; 86 years ago (1935-07-27)
GroundEstadio Iván Elías Moreno
Villa El Salvador, Peru
PresidentRenzo Reggiardo
ManagerHernán Lisi
LeagueLiga 1
2021Liga 1, 12th of 18

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 that participated.[1]


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.


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

Old First kit
3° Away
3° Away


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]




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): 1935
Runner-up (1): 2004

National cupsEdit

Winners (1): 1993


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 25 March 2021

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   COL Luis Cardoza
3 DF   PER Eduardo Caballero
MF   PER Benjamín Ubierna
MF   URU Jhony Galli
7 MF   PER Mario Velarde
8 MF   PER Adrián Ascues
9 FW   PAR Roberto Ovelar
10 FW   PER Erinson Ramírez
13 GK   PER Daniel Prieto
15 DF   PER Alexis Cossio
16 MF   PER Aryan Romaní
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 FW   PER Hideyoshi Arakaki
FW   PER Breno Naranjo
DF   PER Carlos Neyra
20 DF   PER Franco Medina
21 DF   PER Alonso Yovera
MF   PER Salvador Alcázar
23 DF   PER Marco Saravia
25 DF   PER Williams Guzmán
MF   COL Jhonnier Montaño
27 MF   PER Jorge Bazán
28 MF   PER Emilio Saba
29 MF   PER Jean Pierre Archimbaud

Noted playersEdit


See alsoEdit


  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". [] (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 15 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.

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