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Foot Ball Club Melgar, known simply as FBC Melgar or Melgar, is a Peruvian football club based in Arequipa, Peru. It is one of Peru's oldest football teams, founded on 25 March 1915 by a group of football enthusiasts from Arequipa.
|Full name||Foot Ball Club Melgar|
|Nickname(s)||El Dominó (The Domino)|
Los Rojinegros (The Red-and-Blacks)
El León del Sur (The Lion of the South)
El Sangre y Luto (Blood and Struggle)
|Founded||25 March 1915|
|Ground||Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi|
|2022||Liga 1, 2nd of 19|
The team first participated in the Peruvian football league in 1919 in Lima and later was invited to the first true National football league, the Torneo Descentralizado, in 1966, when four teams from the provinces were invited to join the league. Joining them were Atlético Grau from Piura, Club Octavio Espinoza from Ica and Alfonso Ugarte (Ch) from Trujillo. Previously, only teams from Lima and Callao had been allowed to compete for the national championship. Due to a low finish the first year, Melgar was dropped from the league after the first year. After winning the Copa Perú they returned to the First Division where they have remained to this day. Melgar won the Torneo Descentralizado for the first time in 1981. In the 1983 season the club finished first in the First Stage and at the end the top six teams played a play-off tournament to determine the year's champion, which Melgar finished in second.
The club won nine cups in the departament of Arequipa, and won the Copa Perú in 1971. This championship allowed them to return to the First Division Campeonato Descentralizado where they currently remain.
In 2014, Juan Reynoso, who come from México, was appointed as the new manager. He signed players like Piero Alva, Nelinho Quina, Minzum Quina, Luis Hernández, Alejandro Hohberg, Lampros Kontogiannis and Edgar Villamarín to make an impressive campaign where Melgar was the best team during the whole season finishing 1st in the accumulated table, but due to some bad results in the final matches and the poor organization of the tournament they weren't able to dispute the Play-off for the championship and only qualified for the Copa Sudamericana.
In 2015, year of Melgar's centenary, and still with Reynoso as the manager, the team signed important players like Raúl Ruidíaz, Carlos Ascues, Johnnier Montaño, Rainer Torres and Daniel Ferreyra to make an impressive team and fight for the title. Then, Melgar won the national championship, besting Sporting Cristal with a score in the final minute by Bernardo Cuesta.
Senior titles Edit
- (s) Shared record
|Primera División||2||1981, 2015|
|Half-year / Short
|Torneo de Verano||1|
Other titles Edit
Titles won in lower divisions:
|Liga Departamental de Arequipa||4||1967, 1968, 1969, 1970|
|Liga Distrital de Arequipa||12||1921–II, 1923–II, 1925–I, 1926–II, 1928, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970|
Under-20 team Edit
|Torneo de Promoción y Reserva||2||2014–II, 2015–II|
Women’s football Edit
|Copa Perú Femenina||1||2022|
Performance in CONMEBOL competitions Edit
A = appearances, P = matches played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against, DG = difference goals, Pts = points.
Current squad Edit
- As of 10 April, 2023
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable players Edit
Historical list of coaches Edit
- Fernando Cuéllar (1997)
- Freddy Ternero (1998)
- Roberto Mosquera (2004–05)
- Teddy Cardama (1 January 2006 – 31 December 2006)
- Rafael Castillo (2006–07)
- Gustavo Bobadilla (1 January 2008 – 24 September 2008)
- Claudio Techera (26 August 2008 – 30 August 2009)
- Ernesto Vera (1 August 2009 – 31 December 2009)
- Luis Flores (1 September 2009 – 20 February 2010)
- Carlos Manta (5 January 2010 – 26 May 2010)
- Carlos Jurado (31 May 2010 – 10 December 2010)
- Claudio Techera (1 January 2011 – 16 May 2011)
- Wilmar Valencia (2 May 2011 – 10 January 2012)
- Julio Alberto Zamora (13 December 2011 – 31 December 2012)
- Fabián Marcelo Straccia (1 January 2013 – 11 March 2013)
- Ricardo Medina (interim) (12 March 2013 – 31 March 2013)
- Franco Navarro (1 April 2013 – 7 September 2013)
- Juan Reynoso (8 January 2014 – 1 October 2017)
- Enrique Maximiliano Meza (5 October 2017 – 30 April 2018)
- Hernán Torres (24 May 2018 – 11 December 2018)
- Jorge Pautasso(26 December 2018 – 21 May 2019)
- Diego Osella(14 June 2019 – 27 October 2019)
- Carlos Bustos(2 December 2019– 24 September 2020)
- Néstor Lorenzo(16 December 2020– 7 July 2022)
- Pablo Lavallén(3 July 2022–)
See also Edit
- "Área de Espectadores | IDUNSA". Archived from the original on 2013-09-04.
- "HISTORIA DEL CLUB". fbcmelgar.com.pe. Archived from the original on 2022-10-23. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
- "Ficha técnica de FBC Melgar de Arequipa, campeón del Descentralizado 2015". andina.pe (in Spanish). 2015. Archived from the original on 2022-08-17. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
- DxT, Todo (2018-05-08). "Un día como hoy: FBC Melgar se convierte en el campeón de la Copa Perú 1971". Diario deportivo Todo DxT (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2021-08-27. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
- Gando, Roberto (2016). "Melgar 1971: De erupción nacional - De Chalaca Copa Peru | Toda la cobertura del futbol de la Copa Peru". dechalaca.com. Archived from the original on 2022-08-29. Retrieved 2022-08-17.
- Melgar, F. B. C. "A 36 años del primer grito de campeón". fbcmelgar.com.pe. Archived from the original on 2022-08-14. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
- "Melgar y el día que salió campeón ante Sporting Cristal en 1981". Depor (in Spanish). 2015-01-31. Archived from the original on 2022-11-01. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
- Behr, Raúl. "Melgar 1981: El volcán que volcó la historia - De Chalaca | Futbol para el que la conoce". dechalaca.com. Archived from the original on 2022-10-11. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
- Tapia, Johnny (2015-12-14). "FBC Melgar vs Sporting Cristal: La revancha de 1983 se jugará en Arequipa | EDICION". Correo (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2022-09-07. Retrieved 2022-09-07.
- Official Melgar fans site (in Spanish)