Sportivo Luqueño

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Sportivo Luqueño
Luqueño Emblem
Full name Club Sportivo Luqueño
Nickname(s) Kure-Luque
Founded May 1, 1921
Ground Estadio Feliciano Cáceres
Luque, Paraguay
Ground Capacity 27,000
Chairman Walter Gustavo Benitez
Manager Gustavo Florentín
League Primera División
2018 Apertura 10th

Club Sportivo Luqueño is a Paraguayan football club, based in the city of Luque on the outskirts of the capital Asunción. Hitherto, the club has won two Paraguayan championship titles.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1921 when three teams from the city of Luque (Marte Atlético, General Aquino and Vencedor) decided to merge and form one single club: Sportivo Luqueño. Only three years after its foundation, the team was already playing in the first division and fighting for the title. So far, Sportivo Luqueño has won three first division titles in the Paraguayan league, in 1951, 1953 and 2007.

For the 1999 Copa América, hosted by Paraguay, the club built a brand new stadium which seats 25,000, making it the third largest in Paraguay (after the Defensores del Chaco in Asunción and the Estadio Antonio Oddone Sarubbi in Ciudad del Este).

The fans of the club are very passionate and that can be seen when visiting the city of Luque, where basically everything is decorated by the club's colors (blue and yellow).

Club anthem[edit]

The official anthem of Club Sportivo Luqueño was created in the first decades of the club, where in a group of fanatical musicians and artists Luqueños, decided to make a club on the eve of the club's anniversary. On that occasion several music dedicated to the institution were revealed, in which I highlight the song presented by Luqueño Musician Juan Bautista Almirón. Thus causing the euphoria of all those present, who accompanied with palms and choirs.

Clothing and Sponsors[edit]

From the beginning the design was always vertical blue and yellow stripes, and sometimes used the shirt or shirt as an alternative half blue and the other yellow in the 50s. But the club's traditional design was always used, and It was constituted by blue and yellow vertical stripes, which with time would be the representative colors, which identifies the city of Luque.

On the chest a shield with the initial C.S.L. and three golden stars included in the late 90s, represent the three clubs that merged for the creation of the club "Athletic Mars", "The Winner" and "Gral. Aquino", with blue shorts and blue or yellow socks .

Nickname[edit]

The team is identified with the nickname of "Kuré Luque", because the city of Luque is famous for pigs (Kuré, which in the Guaraní means pig), and even the club owns a pig as a team mascot in the facilities. "KURÉ LUQUE" (Chancho Luqueño) due to an old anecdotic fact: the pigs were transported to Asunción in certain train carriages, which in football days were also used by fans and Sportivo Luqueño players. For this reason the fans of the opposite team said "There come the Kure Luque"

Honours[edit]

1951, 1953
  • Torneo Apertura: 2007
1924, 1956, 1964, 1968

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

First Round (3): 1976, 1984, 2008
Best: Quarter-Finals (1) in 1993
First Round (1) in 1997

Semifinals: 2015

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 April 2018.[1][2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Bernardo Medina
2 Paraguay DF Gustavo Giménez
3 Paraguay DF Richard Escobar (on loan from Guaraní)
4 Paraguay DF Joel Roa
5 Paraguay DF Rubén Monges
6 Paraguay MF Marcos Riveros -
7 Paraguay FW Fredy Bareiro
8 Paraguay MF Marcos Gamarra
9 Argentina FW Nicolás Orsini (on loan from Tokushima Vortis)
10 Paraguay MF Julio dos Santos
11 Paraguay MF Júnior Brítez (on loan from Olimpia)
13 Argentina GK Sebastián D'Angelo
13 Paraguay FW Blas Armoa
16 Paraguay DF Sergio Vergara (on loan from Libertad)
17 Paraguay MF Jorge Núñez
No. Position Player
18 Paraguay DF Aquilino Giménez (on loan from Olimpia)
19 Paraguay MF Miguel Godoy
20 Peru MF Luis Matto
21 Paraguay FW Alexis Rojas
22 Uruguay FW Gonzalo Barreto
23 Paraguay FW Osmar Leguizamón (on loan from Olimpia)
24 Bolivia DF Nelson Cabrera
28 Paraguay DF Joel Benítez
Paraguay GK Pedro Paredes
Paraguay GK Oscar Meza
Paraguay MF Hugo Aguilera
Paraguay MF Luis Ibarra
Paraguay MF Pedro Martínez
Paraguay MF Víctor Villalba
Paraguay FW Enso Villamayor

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least 125 games for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Been part of a national team squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside of Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20130921055128/http://www.clubsportivoluqueno.com.py/

External links[edit]