Sport Boys Association, commonly referred to as Sport Boys or simply Boys, is a Peruvian football club based in the port city of Callao. It was founded on 28 July 1927. Its classic and historic rival is the Atlético Chalaco against whom dispute the Clasico Porteño derby of Callao. It is considered the fourth most important club in the history of Peruvian football as they have won 6 national titles and have the largest number of international appearances after Universitario, Sporting Cristal and Alianza Lima, teams of Lima.

Sport Boys
Sport Boys As.svg
Full nameSport Boys Association
Nickname(s)Los Rosados
Los Porteños
La Misilera
Los Olímpico de Berlín
La Academia Porteña
La Rosada
La Nube Rosada
Founded28 July 1927; 94 years ago (1927-07-28)
GroundEstadio Miguel Grau
Capacity17,000
ChairmanJohan Vasquez
ManagerYtalo Manzo
LeagueLiga 1
2021Liga 1, 7th of 18
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on July 28, 1927 by a group of young enthusiasts from El Callao who got together to fulfill the dream of a very important local football fan Gualberto Lizárraga to start a football club. The day before Peru's independence day, July 27, they held a meeting and at midnight, the group sang the National Anthem. Afterwards, they declared the club founded and named Lizárraga president and unanimously voted for the club name to be Sport Boys Association.

The team's original uniform was striped red and yellow.

Sport Boys was the first Peruvian football club to feature cheerleaders. Many of them, including Anelhí Arias, Shirley Cherres, and others that have become Peruvian celebrities.

Recent yearsEdit

The last time Sport Boys became champions of the Primera División Peruana was 1984. Since then they have had a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Some of the ups have been being runners-up in the 1990 and 1991 First Division after having won the Segunda División Peruana to gain promotion. In 1999 the Sport Boys qualified for the Copa CONMEBOL, and in 2001 for the 2001 Copa Libertadores. Since then that team has had more downs than ups by avoiding relegation to the Segunda División Peruana by winning an end of season playoff match that went down to a penalty shootout against José Gálvez in the 2006 season. During 2008 their campaign was worse than the 2007 campaign leaving the Sport Boys in the bottom of the standings for most of the Apertura tournament. Financial issues were also haunting the club in 2008, so severe that they have not been able to pay their players from March 2008. Some players like midfielder Montenegro have had to do taxi work at night to be able to support their families. That year they were relegated to the Segunda División Peruana but on October 17, 2009, after a great season, Sport Boys went on to beat Cobresol 3–2 for the Segunda División Peruana finals to go back into the Primera Division Peruana, where it played for three seasons before been inundated with economical problems, and then finishing 15th during the 2012 season which relegated them back to the Peruvian Segunda Division

Kit evolutionEdit

 
 
 
 
 
1927
Old First kit, 2008–09 Away
 
 
 
 
 
 
1927–Present
Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1927–07, 2010–1?
Away

RivalriesEdit

Sport Boys has had a long-standing rivalry with Atlético Chalaco, Alianza Lima, Sporting Cristal, Deportivo Municipal, and Universitario.

StadiumEdit

Sport Boys plays its home games at the Estadio Miguel Grau. It has a capacity of about 17,000. Before this stadium was built, they had to use the 5,000 spectator capacity Telmo Carbajo, a stadium that was in bad condition and unfit to host football matches. It was the first stadium in Callao. Sport Boys were forced to play their games in the Estadio Nacional, where they would be far away from their fans.

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners (6): 1935, 1937, 1942, 1951, 1958, 1984
Runner-up (9): 1938, 1950, 1952, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1976, 1990, 1991
Runner-up (2): 1998, 2000
Winners (1): 1990-I
Runner-up (1): 1991-I
Winners (3): 1989, 2009, 2017
Runner-up (1): 1932

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

1967: First Round
1977: Quarter-finals
1985: Quarter-finals
1991: First Round
1992: First Round
2001: First Round
2022:
1999: Quarter-finals

Current squadEdit

As of 6 March, 2022

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 Patricio Álvarez
2 DF   PER José Bolívar
4 DF   COL Cristian Flórez
5 DF   PER Junior Huerto (on loan from Sporting Cristal)
6 DF   PER Rodrigo Cuba
7 MF   PER Tarek Carranza
8 MF   PER Luis Alberto Ramírez
9 FW   ARG Alexis Blanco
10 MF   PER Jesús Chávez
11 FW   PER Diego Saffadi
12 GK   PER Giacomo Gambetta
13 DF   PER Renzo Revoredo
14 MF   PER Claudio Torrejón
15 MF   PER Xavi Moreno
16 MF   PER Piero Vivanco
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   PER Luis Garro
18 MF   PER Mario Palomino
19 FW   ARM Mauro Guevgeozián
20 DF   COL Edy Rentería
22 DF   PER Sergio Ayaucán
23 MF   PER Jesús Barco
24 MF   PER Eduardo Uribe
25 FW   PER Víctor Bazán
27 MF   PER Jhilmar Lobatón
28 DF   PER Álvaro Valer
30 FW   PER Jostin Alarcón
32 MF   ARG Luciano Nieto
33 MF   PER Matías Pacheco
34 FW   PER Baruj Aburto
35 GK   PER Ismael Quispe

Technical staffEdit

Teddy Cardama

Notable playersEdit

ManagersEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Official websites
Non-official websites