Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo
|Full name||Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo|
|Nickname(s)||Los Poetas (The Poets)|
|Founded||January 6, 1996|
|President||Cesar Acuña Peralta|
|League||Primera División Peruana|
|2013||Primera División Peruana, 5th|
|Website||Club home page|
Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo is a Peruvian football club located in Trujillo. The club was founded on January 6, 1996 and was promoted in 2003, through the Copa Perú, to the Peruvian First Division and relegated in 2005. In 2007, they were Segunda División champions and were promoted to the first division again.
The club was founded in January 6, 1996 representing Cesar Vallejo University and first participated in the championship of the third division of Trujillo at the end of 1996 and the team managed to crown champion of the tournament in 1997. In the year 1998, champion of the second division was crowned of Trujillo and won the privilege to participate, at the age of two years since foundation. Vallejo participated for the first time in the tournament of first division in the year 1999. They did quite well and even occupied the third position of the tournament. In its second year in first division, Vallejo had the respect of the large teams of the city was won of Trujillo, like the Carlos A. Mannucci, Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego, Alfonso Ugarte de Chiclín, among others. To surprise of many came, they fight the title with the Universidad Priavada Antenor Orrego and achieved the subchampionship.
In its campaign 2001 came be Departamental, Provincial, and Local champion. In the regional phase of the Copa Perú, was faced to the traditional Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca and José Gálvez FBC of Chimbote to whom was defeated. Then, in the encounters by the national phase left on the road to the Atlético Grau and in the great end the Poets fell for penalties and Coronel Bolognesi went on to win the Peru Cup.
To the following year would repeat again a great campaign but this time in the national phase Atlético Grau would leave it on the road. In the 2003 it achieved the desired title and its income increased after facing to worthy rival of different regions of the country and to conquer in the great end to the Deportivo Educación of Abancay in the National Stadium.
The club struggled during the 2004 and 2005 seasons in the first division and was relegated to 2nd division. During the 2007 season, the club participate in the Second Division of the Peruvian soccer, in which it obtained promotion back to top division, after participating against teams as Universidad San Marcos, Hijos de Acosvinchos, Universidad Técnica de Cajamarca and Atlético Minero. In November 2012 the club qualified for the edition 2013 of the Copa Libertadores where they were eliminated in the preliminary round. During the 2013 season it qualified to the 2014 Copa Sudamericana after finishing 5th.
Colours and badge
The club's colors are blue, white and red just as the university's colours. Since its promotion to the first division, the club has used three badges. The first badge had the club's initials with the university's name along the oval-shaped outline and lasted until 2009. The second badge only modified the center of the badge by adding a book next to the initials of the club and was first used in 2010. The third badge was a complete change, taking the shape of shield with the red claws of a griffin placed on the top. The significance of the griffin is due to the city of Trujillo coat of arms displaying one. Moreover, the badge employed by the football club displays the team name as Universidad César Vallejo Club de Fútbol to distinguish it from the clubs other sports teams.
- Winners (1): 2007
- Copa Perú: 1
- Región II: 3
- Winners (3): 2001, 2002, 2003
- Winners (1): 2001
- Winners (1): 2001
- Winners (1): 2011
- Winners (1): 2010
- Winners (1): 2012–13
Performance in CONMEBOL competitions
- Copa Libertadores: 1 appearance
- 2013: First Stage
- Copa Sudamericana: 2 appearances
- As of April 19, 2013
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Franco Navarro (2005)
- Roberto Arrelucea (2007–May 08)
- Víctor Rivera (Dec 15, 2010–??)
- Mario Viera (July 2011–1?)
- Franco Navarro (Dec 6, 2013–)
- "César Vallejo clasificó a la Copa Libertadores". Retrieved November 19, 2012.
- "¿Sabes qué hizo el club César Vallejo con su insignia?". depor.pe (in Spanish). 27 December 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
- "Plantel 2012" (in spanish). CD Universidad César Vallejo. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
- Official website
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- Club Deportivo Universidad César Vallejo's channel on YouTube