C.D. Municipal Limeño

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Municipal Limeño
Municipal Limeño logo.png
Full name Club Deportivo Municipal Limeño
Nickname(s) Los Chancheros
Santarroseños
Cucheros
Founded 11 September 1949
Ground Estadio Jose Ramon Flores,
Santa Rosa de Lima
Ground Capacity 5,000
President El Salvador Saúl Turcios
Head Coach El Salvador Carlos Romero
League Segunda División
Apertura 2011 Group B, 5th

Club Deportivo Municipal Limeño is a Salvadoran football club based in Santa Rosa de Lima, La Union, El Salvador. The club currently participates in the Segunda División de Fútbol Salvadoreño. Their home stadium is Estadio Jose Ramon Flores, with a capacity of 5,000.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 11 September 1949 and started and continue to be based in the town of Santa Rosa de Lima in the department of La Union. The club began playing in the second division and spent almost twenty years there until in 1971 Municipal Limeño got promoted to the top flight at the expense of UCA.

First tenure in the first division (1972–1975)[edit]

Municipal Limeño campaign of the 1972 season was exceptional one for a newly promoted team with them coming in sixth place with sixteen points their team was lead strongly by the Guatemalan Tomas Gambo, who scored five goals (the team leading goalscorer) and enabled the club to qualify to the semi final group. However their experience was an unhappy one with the team losing all their games and bowing out of championship contention. Limeno 1973 and 1974 season were unhappy campaign with the team struggling and finishing in the relegation group, however both time the team managed to survive relegation at the expense of Excelsior and Sonsonate. But after several near relegation, Municipal Limeño finally were relegated in the 1975 season after only earning 16 points from 33 games. The club were forced to play a promotion-relegation battle against Once Municipal in which the team lost and were relegated to the second division along with Juventud Olimpico.

Second Tenure in the first division (1993–2005)[edit]

It would not be until 1993, 18 years after getting relegated, that they would make a return to the first division. during their second tenure (1993–2005) in the first division they reached the semi finals six times, including reaching the grand final in the apertura 1999 and apertura 2000 under the coaching off Oscar Emigdio Benites however both time the club lost in the grand final against C.D. Águila. They were once again relegated in 2005, after they lost a promotion-relegation match against coca Cola of soyapango.

Third Tenure in the first division (2009–2010)[edit]

On 26 June 2009, C.D. Chalatenango going through financial troubles, sold their spot in the Salvadoran Primera División to Limeño. This resulted Municipal Limeño's return to the first division after a four-year absence. However their campaign was an unhappy one with them finishing second last and forcing them to play a promotion/relegation match against Once Municipal which they lost and were relegated to the second division and that's where the club has remained ever since.

Stadium[edit]

Municipal Limeño plays their home matches on the Estadio Jose Ramon Flores. The Estadio Jose Ramon Flores has been Municipal Limeño's home stadium since its creation.

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Runners-up (2): Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000
Champions (1): 1993

Current squad[edit]

As of 2012: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
El Salvador FW Rudis Corrales
El Salvador Irza Santos
El Salvador Eder Melgar
El Salvador Jose Alfredo

List of coaches[edit]

Name From To
El Salvador Juan Francisco Barraza 1974 1975
El Salvador Luis ``Chispo´´ Santana 1975 1976
El Salvador Salvador Rivas 1983 1984
El Salvador Moises Gonzales 1984 TBA
El Salvador Elmer Rodriguez 1988 TBA
Paraguay Nelson Brizuela 1993 1994
Colombia Henry Vanegas 1997 1997
El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benítez 1999 1999
Peru Agustín Castillo 2000 April 2001
Chile Hernán Carrasco Vivanco April 2001 2001
Republic of Macedonia Kiril Dojcinovski July 2001 2001
El Salvador Oscar Emigdio Benítez 2002 2002
El Salvador Omar Sevilla 2002 2002
Colombia Henry Vanegas 2002 2003
El Salvador Rubén Guevara 2003 2003
Brazil Antonio Carlos Vieira April 2003 2003
Argentina Jorge Alberto García Oct 2003 2003
Uruguay Ricardo Ortiz 2004 2004
Uruguay Ricardo "Tato" Ruiz 2004 2004
Uruguay Carlos Avedissian 2005 2005
Argentina Hugo Coria 2006 2006
Paraguay Nelson Brizuela 2006 2007
El Salvador José Mario Martínez 2008 Nov 2008
Argentina Jorge Alberto García Dec 2008 June 2009
El Salvador Miguel Aguilar Obando June 2009 Aug 2009
El Salvador Víctor Coreas Aug 2009 Jan 2010
Brazil Eraldo Correia Jan 2010 May 2010
El Salvador Juan Ramón Paredes May 2010 August 2010
El Salvador Carlos Romero Jan 2011 Dec 2012
El Salvador Jose Manuel Romero Jan 2013 Dec 2013
El Salvador Jose Mario Martinez Jan 2014 June 2014
El Salvador Fidel Antonio Bonilla July 2014 Sep 2014
El Salvador Esteban Melara Sep 2014 Present

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