Metropolitanos Fútbol Club is a Venezuelan professional football club based in Caracas. Founded in 2012, they play in the Venezuelan Primera División, holding home matches at the Estadio Olímpico de la UCV.

Full nameMetropolitanos Fútbol Club
Nickname(s)Los Violetas
Founded3 August 2012; 11 years ago (2012-08-03)
GroundEstadio Olímpico de la UCV
Caracas, Venezuela
ChairmanJuan Carlos Ferro
ManagerJosé María Morr
LeaguePrimera División
2023Primera División, 7th of 15



Founded on 3 August 2012 under the name of Deportivo Metropolitano, the club took Lara FC's place in the Segunda División for the 2012–13 season, as the latter had severe financial problems. After Lara's dissolution, Unión Lara SC was refounded and started to play in the Tercera División.

After finishing fourth and missing out promotion, Metropolitanos achieved promotion to the Primera División at the end of the 2013–14 campaign, after finishing in the second position. After suffering relegation in 2015, the club immediately returned to the top tier after winning the second division in 2016.

After narrowly avoiding relegation in 2017, Metropolitanos finished in the penultimate position overall in 2018, but benefitted from the league's expansion to remain in the first division. After the arrival of José María Morr as manager, the club qualified to the Copa Sudamericana in 2020 and 2021, aside from winning a first-ever title in 2022.[1]





Current first team squad

As of 20 February 2024

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   VEN Tito Rojas
2 DF   VEN Steven Pabón
3 DF   VEN Leminger Bolívar
5 MF   COL Fabián Cuero
6 DF   VEN Anthony Graterol
7 MF   VEN Robert Garcés
8 MF   VEN Emerson Ruíz
9 FW   VEN Marco Bustillo
10 MF   PAR Walter Araujo
13 MF   VEN Angelo Lucena
14 DF   VEN Jean Fuentes
15 MF   VEN David Zalzman
16 FW   VEN Irwin Antón
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   VEN Ely Valderrey
19 FW   VEN Carlos Paraco
21 FW   VEN Charlis Ortiz
23 MF   VEN Jheanfranco Ochoa
25 GK   URU Álvaro Villete
26 DF   VEN Carlos Díaz
28 FW   PAN Ervin Zorrilla
29 MF   COL Jean Arce
30 MF   VEN Maike Villero
40 FW   VEN Jayson Martínez
77 DF   VEN Kevin De la Hoz
DF   VEN Jhon Chancellor




  1. ^ "Metropolitanos FC es el campeón 27 de la Liga FutVe de primera división de Venezuela" [Metropolitanos FC is the champion of the 27th Liga FutVe of Venezuelan first division] (in Spanish). Balonazos. 31 October 2022. Retrieved 5 November 2022.