C.D. Municipal Limeño
|Full name||Club Deportivo Municipal Limeño|
|Founded||11 September 1949|
|Ground||Estadio Jose Ramon Flores,
Santa Rosa de Lima
|Head Coach||Carlos Romero|
|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.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
- Runners-up (2): Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000
- Champions (1): 1993
As of 2012: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
List of coaches
|Juan Francisco Barraza||1974||1975|
|Luis ``Chispo´´ Santana||1975||1976|
|Oscar Emigdio Benítez||1999||1999|
|Agustín Castillo||2000||April 2001|
|Hernán Carrasco Vivanco||April 2001||2001|
|Kiril Dojcinovski||July 2001||2001|
|Oscar Emigdio Benítez||2002||2002|
|Antonio Carlos Vieira||April 2003||2003|
|Jorge Alberto García||Oct 2003||2003|
|Ricardo "Tato" Ruiz||2004||2004|
|José Mario Martínez||2008||Nov 2008|
|Jorge Alberto García||Dec 2008||June 2009|
|Miguel Aguilar Obando||June 2009||Aug 2009|
|Víctor Coreas||Aug 2009||Jan 2010|
|Eraldo Correia||Jan 2010||May 2010|
|Juan Ramón Paredes||May 2010||August 2010|
|Carlos Romero||Jan 2011||Dec 2012|
|Jose Manuel Romero||Jan 2013||Dec 2013|
|Jose Mario Martinez||Jan 2014||June 2014|
|Fidel Antonio Bonilla||July 2014||Sep 2014|
|Esteban Melara||Sep 2014||Present|