|Full name||Club Centro Deportivo Municipal
(Municipal Sports Center Club)
|Nickname(s)||La Academia (The Academy),
Muni, Echa Muni, Los Ediles, La Franja, El Cuadro de la Comuna
|Founded||July 27, 1935|
|President||Samuel Astudillo León|
|2013||Segunda División, 11th|
Club Centro Deportivo Municipal, commonly known as Deportivo Municipal, is a Peruvian football club based in Lima, Peru. They are among Peru's 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 top-flight contender during this period and won four Primera División titles. The club suffered relegation a few times in their history. They have also been champions of the Segunda División on two occasions, granting them promotion to the first division both times. Their most recent relegation was in 2007 and they currently compete in the Segunda División.
Deportivo Municipal was one of 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 ten CONMEBOL football associations participated.
Club Centro Deportivo Municipal was founded upon the initiative of three municipal 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, participating in the promotion tournament in 1935.
The club was officially founded on 27 July 1935 in the Municipality of Lima. After finishing second in the promotion tournament, the team won the right to play in the Primera División in 1936, and obtained its first national title in 1938.
Deportivo Municipal was relegated in 1967, and promoted again in 1969. 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, when promotion was achieved by winning the title with 45 points in 22 matches. 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 quarterfinals. It reached the national stage of the 2012 Copa Perú and was invited to play in the Segunda División once again.
It consists of a white jersey with a red stripe that goes from left to right, blue shorts and white socks. 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, it is blue. The shorts and socks are also blue. The third alternative uniform uses black instead of blue (as the 2nd choice) but also keeps the red stripe on the jersey. The home shirt's colors are reminiscent of the Peruvian national team, and it refers to the fact that the day of its foundation in 1935 was the day before Peruvian Independence Day.
Deportivo Municipal has employed the use of several stadiums throughout its history. Some of these grounds include the Estadio Nacional, Estadio Municipal de Chorrillos, Estadio Miguel Grau, Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, Estadio Universidad San Marcos and the former Estadio San Martín de Porres. Most recently, the club has adopted the Estadio Iván Elías Moreno in Villa El Salvador for their home games.
- Winners (1): 1993
- Winners (1): 1981
- Copa Perú: 0
- Runner-up (1): 2004
- Región IV: 0
- Runner-up (1): 2012
- Winners (1): 2012
- Winners (1): 2012
- Winners (1): 2012
- Winners (1): 2011
- Prais, Mauro. "South American Club Championship 1948". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
- "Deportivo Municipal será local en el estadio de Villa El Salvador". Depor.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 July 2013.