Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca

Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca (usually referred to as UTC) is the biggest Peruvian football club in the city of Cajamarca, Peru. It was founded in 1964 and play in the Torneo Descentralizado which is the top flight of the Peruvian league.

UTC
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Full nameClub Cultural y Deportivo Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca
Nickname(s)El Gavilán Norteño
(The Northern Hawk)
FoundedJuly 14, 1964; 56 years ago (1964-07-14)
GroundEstadio Héroes de San Ramón
Cajamarca, Perú
Capacity18,000
ChairmanJorge Alberto Villatty Rojas
ManagerFranco Navarro
LeagueLiga 1
2020Liga 1, 7th

HistoryEdit

UTC was officially founded on 14 July 1964[1] by Oswaldo Silva Marín and Wílder Tejada Arribasplata, clerks at Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca,[1] known today as Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca (National University of Cajamarca),[2] with the aim of giving the university a place in the local soccer league.[1] Prior to that date, the club had been playing for three months in the local league alongside Club Juventud Victoria as one team, before the official foundation date.[1]

In 1970, UTC wins the local league of the District of Cajamarca.[1]

The club was 1981 Copa Perú champion, when it defeated Atlético Grau, Juventud La Palma, Deportivo Garcilaso, and Sportivo Huracán.

The club have played at the highest level of Peruvian football on twelve occasions, from 1982 Torneo Descentralizado until 1993 Torneo Descentralizado when was relegated.

In the 2011 Torneo Intermedio, the club was eliminated by Real Garcilaso in the Round of 16.

In the 2011 Copa Perú, the club classified to the National Stage, but was eliminated by Los Caimanes.

UTC won the 2012 Copa Perú under manager Rafael Castillo after defeating Alfonso Ugarte in the final. The club won 2–0 at home in Cajamarca and lost 3–2 in Puno, but won due to a better goal difference. With the win, they qualified for the 2013 Torneo Descentralizado, the top flight of Peruvian football; they finished sixth and classified for the second international tournament in their history, the 2014 Copa Sudamericana.

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

LeagueEdit

Runner-up (1): 1985
Runner-up (1): 2017
Winners (2): 1981, 2012
Runner-up (1): 1996

RegionalEdit

Winners (4): 1998, 2005, 2011, 2012
Runner-up (1): 2003
Winners (13): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
Runner-up (2): 2004, 2005
Winners (1): 2011
Winners (3): 1971, 2002, 2003
Winners (11): 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980

Performance in CONMEBOL competitionsEdit

Competition A P W D L GF GA
Copa Libertadores 1 6 1 1 4 7 13
Copa Sudamericana 3 6 1 2 3 4 11

A = appearances, P = matches played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1986 Copa Libertadores Group Stage   Universitario 1–3 0–2
  Bolívar 2–2 1–2
  Jorge Wilstermann 3–2 0–2
2014 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Deportivo Cali 0–0 0–3
2018 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Rampla Juniors 2–0 0–4
2019 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Cerro 1–1 1–3
2021 Copa Sudamericana First Stage   Sport Huancayo 0–1 0–4

PlayersEdit

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   PER Salomón Libman
3 DF   PER Christian Vásquez
4 DF   GUA Gerardo Gordillo
5 DF   CIV Hervé Kambou
6 DF   PER Adrián Gutiérrez
7 DF   PER Josué Estrada
8 MF   ARG Leonardo Villalba
9 FW   PER Miguel Curiel
10 FW   PER Alexi Gómez
11 FW   PER Ray Sandoval
13 GK   PER Gianfranco Castellanos
14 MF   PER Leonel Solís
17 MF   PER Flavio Gómez
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   ARG Alexis Blanco
20 MF   PER Carlo Diez
21 MF   PER Andy Huamán
22 DF   ARG Nicolás Ortíz
25 MF   PER Paulo Goyoneche
26 MF   PER Jorginho Sernaqué
27 DF   PER Luis Trujillo
29 FW   ARG Gaspar Gentile
FW   PER Paulo Gallardo (on loan from Sporting Cristal)
MF   PER Freddy Castro (on loan from Sporting Cristal)
FW   PER Piero Sabroso
DF   PER Carlos Olivos
MF   PER Alessandro Bazán

Notable playersEdit

ManagersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "El Club". UTC - Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca. Archive.org. Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  2. ^ "Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca - Reseña Histórica". Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-09-29.