Club Juan Aurich S. A. commonly known as Juan Aurich, is a professional football based in Chiclayo, Peru. They play their games at the Estadio Elías Aguirre. Although the current Juan Aurich has played for only a few years in the top-flight, the first Juan Aurich was founded in 1922 and played in the first division between 1967 and 1983 and again between 1988 and 1991. Between 1994 and 1996 the merged football club Aurich–Cañaña had a spell in the Primera División after they achieved promotion through the 1993 Copa Perú. Finally, a third Juan Aurich football club achieved promotion in 1997 by winning the 1997 Copa Perú and this spell in the first division lasted from 1998 to 2002. The clubs first major success was won in 2007 with the promotion to the Primera División via the Copa Perú, four years they conquered their second major success after winning the 2011 Torneo Descentralizado, defeating Alianza Lima in the third leg of the finals in a penalty shootout. The club played two spells in the first division, the first between 1967 and 1983 and the second between 1988 and 1991.
Following their relegation at the end of the 1991 Torneo Descentralizado and this merged club—led by manager Horacioa Baldessari—won the 1993 Copa Perú and gained promotion. They held a brief spell between 1994 and 1996 until their relegation at the end of the 1996 season, a new reincarnation of Juan Aurich was formed as Juan Aurich de Chiclayo shortly after Aurich–Cañaña was relegated. The new Juan Aurich achieved promotion through the 1997 Copa Perú, due to the financial strain created by playing in the top flight, Juan Aurich de Chiclayo folded as its predecessors. In November 2004, Juan Merino Aurich took control of the football club Mariscal Nieto of the La Victoria district of the Chiclayo Province. Merino converted the club to Juan Aurich de La Victoria and founded the current incarnation of Juan Aurich on 28 January 2005, in 2006, they finished first in the regional stage of the 2006 Copa Perú advanced to the national stage of the tournament. They overcame their rivals in the Round of 16 and the quarter-finals, the following season they again reached the regional stage of the 2007 Copa Perú and finished first.
This time, they achieved promotion to the 2008 Torneo Descentralizado by advancing to, baldessari, as in 1993, led the team and defeated Sport Águila in the finals in a penalty shootout. Their first season in the first division was not remarkable, in the Torneo Apertura, they finished eighth and in the Torneo Clausura they finished twelfth. Consequently, the club finished twelfth on the table and tied on points with Atlético Minero. The two teams played a match to determine the relegated team. Juan Aurich defeated Atlético Minero 2–1 and remained in the first division, in the 2009 Torneo Descentralizado, the club made a huge improvement with manager Franco Navarro
Club Centro Deportivo Municipal, commonly known as Deportivo Municipal, is a Peruvian football club based in Lima, Peru. They are among Perus 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 contender during this period and won four Primera División titles. The club suffered relegation three times in their history,1967,2000, and 2007 and they have 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 compete in the Primera División Peruana. 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 nine CONMEBOL football associations participated. Club Centro Deportivo Municipal was founded upon the initiative of three 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, the club was officially founded on 27 July 1935 in the Municipality of Lima. After finishing second in the tournament, the team won the right to play in the Primera División in 1936. 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 and 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 and it reached the national stage of the 2012 Copa Perú and was invited to play in the Segunda División once again. On 2014, the gained promotion to the Primera División Peruana for the first time in 7 years after beating Unión Huaral. It consists of a jersey with a red stripe that goes from left to right, blue shorts.
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, the shorts and socks are blue. The third alternative uniform uses black instead of blue but keeps the red stripe on the jersey. The home shirts colors are reminiscent of the Peruvian national team, Deportivo Municipal has employed the use of several stadiums throughout its history
Club Universitario de Deportes
Since 1928, the club competes in the top tier of Peruvian football, the Torneo Descentralizado. In 2000, they opened the 80, 000-capacity stadium Estadio Monumental, currently the largest stadium in Peru and Alianza Lima are involved in the derby el Clásico, which has its roots in the clubs first participation in the Primera División in 1928. It has rivalries with Sporting Cristal, Deportivo Municipal, Universitario has won twenty-six first division titles, it was the first Peruvian club to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores. The club won its first Peruvian title in 1929, one year after its debut in the first division, the club won its first double in the seasons of 1945 and 1946 and won its only treble after conquering the 2000 season. Universitario is one of the two most popular teams in Peru, Universitarios youth team is U América FC which currently participates in the Copa Perú. Others present during the foundation were Plácido Galindo, Eduardo Astengo, Mario de las Casas, Alberto Denegri, Luis de Souza Ferreyra, at first, Federacion Universitaria was a small league that held tournaments between the faculty departments of the university.
The National Sports Committee —the highest-ranking sports committee of Peru at the time—recognized Federación Universitaria as a league, along with other small leagues in Lima. They all joined the Peruvian Football Federation, although there was no requirement to play a tournament in order to be promoted to the Primera División, the club did not play in it between 1924 and 1927. During this period it played friendly matches with other teams. In 1928, the Peruvian Football Federation allowed the club to enter the Peruvian Primera División, the club surprised opposing and supporting fans that year because they were the runners-up of the season. During that season, on 23 September 1928, Universitario played the first clásico with Alianza Lima, the champion of the season. However, the team lost to Alianza Lima in an end-of-season play-off for the title after drawing 1–1 in the first leg. The following year Universitario won its first season title and was crowned Peruvian champion, in 1931, the rector of the university, José Antonio Encinas, forbade the club to use the name Federación Universitaria in their team name.
As a result, the changed its name to Club Universitario de Deportes retaining the symbolic “U” in their name. In that same year, 18-year-old Teodoro Fernández, historically known as Lolo Fernández, Universitarios officials asked that a play-off between the first division teams be played in order to determine the season champion. Alianza Lima agreed to the match and was subsequently won by Universitario with a score of 2–1. But according to sources, this title Universitario won was not the league title itself. Because of that, Alianza Lima considered itself as the champion of this year, the Peruvian Football Federation and the Sports Association of Professional Football, both recognize the title of this year belong to Universitario
Colegio Nacional Iquitos
Colegio Nacional Iquitos is a Peruvian football team based in the city of Iquitos which was founded in 1926. CNI is the biggest club in the city of Iquitos and currently is not playing in any league, at the beginning of 2012 CNI withdrew from Peruvian Segunda División and chose to play in the 2012 Copa Perú, after being relegated from Primera División on 2011. This club represented Iquitos in professional Peruvian football for 20 years, in the subsequent phase for the national title and Copa Libertadores qualifiers, the team could not maintain their first-place position and lost the opportunity to win the championship. In 1992, CNI had a surprising beginning under manager Henry Perales ranking second in the first half of the Decentralizado 1992. However, institutional problems arose and the team did not produce the results that in the second half of the tournament. On December 11,2008, CNI returned to the top flight through the Copa Perú, CNI was runner-up in the final stage of the 2008 Copa Perú in a decisive group stage match against Atlético Torino which ended in a 1–1 draw.
CNI defeated eventual champions Sport Huancayo 1–0 in the round opener. After spending two years in Perus highest tier, the club descended in 2011 after finishing last of the season, CNI F. C. is CNIs reserve team which plays in the Iquitos District League. After CNIs bad campaign in the 2012 Copa Perú, it was forced to start from its league of origin, as the original club carried previous debt the club owners decided to start over by reinforcing the reserve team for the upcoming season. CNI F. C. made it to the Copa Perú2013 where it was eliminated by Unión Huaral in the Round of 16. Regional Región III,0 Runner-up,2013 Liga Departamental de Loreto,0 Runner-up,2013 As of July 29,2011 Note, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Estadio Alejandro Villanueva
The Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, formerly Estadio Alianza Lima, is a football stadium located in the neighborhood of Matute in La Victoria District in Lima, Peru. The stadium is the home of Alianza Lima, the stadium has a capacity of 35,000 people. It is named after former Alianza Lima player Alejandro Villanueva, on April 11,1965, it was announced at a press conference by Walter Lavalleja that a stadium was to be built in Lima for the club Alianza Lima. They were able to do this project because the president at that time, on May 30,1969, the first phase of the project began. The stadium was inaugurated with the Señor de Los Milagros tournament featuring Alianza Lima, Universitario de Deportes, Nacional of Uruguay, the stadium opened on December 27,1974, to 55,000 spectators with Alianza Lima drawing 2–2 with Nacional. The stadium carried the name since its opening. However, in 2000, with Alianza Limas centennial anniversary approaching, elton John- November 9,1995 - Made in England Tour
Foot Ball Club Melgar, known simply as FBC Melgar or Melgar, is a Peruvian football club based in Arequipa, Peru. It is one of Perus oldest football teams, founded on March 25,1915 by a group of enthusiasts from Arequipa. Joining them were Atlético Grau from Piura, Club Octavio Espinoza from Ica, 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 years champion, which Melgar finished in second. FBC Melgar plays its games at the Estadio Mariano Melgar. The club won nine cups in the departament of Arequipa, and this championship allowed them to return to the First Division Campeonato Descentralizado where they currently remain.
Melgar won the National Championship in 1981, and Melgar was the runner-up of the National Championship in 1983, in both these years this qualified them to play in the Copa Libertadores. In 2014, Juan Reynoso, who come from México, was appointed as the new manager, this year, Melgar won the national championship, against Sporting Cristal club. The goal in the last minute was done by Bernardo Cuesta, FBC Melgar has had a long-standing rivalry with Cienciano, Sportivo Huracán, Aurora and Piérola. As of 18 April 2016 Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Arequipa Mariano Melgar List of Peruvian Stadiums Peru national football team Official Melgar fans site