Club Libertad

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Libertad
Club Libertad emblem
Full name Club Libertad
Nickname(s) Gumarelo, Los Repolleros, La Escolta
Founded 1905[1]
Ground Estadio Dr. Nicolás Leoz
Ground Capacity 10,000[2]
Chairman Horacio Cartes
Manager Pedro Sarabia
League Primera División
2013 Aggregate 4th
Website Club home page
Libertad - Champions 1910.
Libertad - Champions 1945.
Commemorative stamp of Paraguay featuring a side of 1952 or 1953. Alarcón is third from left in the front row.[3]

Club Libertad is a sports club based in the District Tuyucuá of the city of Asunción, capital of Paraguay. It was founded on July 30, 1905 and currently plays in the Paraguayan Primera División. The club is known as the "Gumarelo" or "Repolleros".

Football[edit]

Libertad have won fourteen national titles - thereof four straight championships from 2006–2008, the last of these years having had two independent championships - and participated of several editions of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana, reaching the semifinals of the Libertadores in 1977 and 2006 and the quarter finals in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Club Libertad as of 1 February 2014 (edit)
Sources:

No. Position Player
1  URY GK Rodrigo Muñoz
2  PAR DF Jorge Moreira
3  PAR DF Adalberto Román
4  PAR DF Gustavo Mencia
5  PAR MF Iván Ramírez
6  PAR MF Claudio David Vargas
7  PAR MF Alan Benítez
8  PAR MF Ángel Cardozo
9  PAR FW Hernán Rodrigo López
10  PAR FW Jorge Recalde
11  PAR FW Brian Montenegro
12  PAR GK Armando Vera
13  PAR DF Aldo Olmedo
14  PAR DF Arnaldo Recalde
No. Position Player
15  PAR DF Gustavo Gómez
16  PAR MF Sergio Aquino
17  PAR FW Luis Amarilla
18  PAR FW Dionisio Pérez
19  PAR FW Nelson Romero
20  PAR FW Antonio Bareiro
21  PAR MF Rogerio Leichtweis
22  PAR MF Osmar Molinas
25  PAR GK Pablo Torresagasti
26  PAR DF Pedro Benítez
27  PAR MF Jorge González
28  PAR DF César Coronel
30  PAR MF Blas Díaz

Manager: Pedro Sarabia

Managerial history[edit]

Honours[edit]

Basketball[edit]

The basketball team of Libertad plays in the Liga Nacional de Basquetbol and is after Club Olimpia the most successful club in Paraguay.

Honours[edit]

  • Liga de Baloncesto Metropolitana: 1958, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1990, 2005
  • Top 5 Profesional: 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Liga Nacional de Clubes: 2009
  • Súper Copa de Campeones: 2008, 2009


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Libertad: Summary". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Club Libertad". Albigol. Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  3. ^ The image on the stamp does not actually depict the championship winning team of 1955, but rather a side of Libertad from 1952 or 1953, which was runner up in the championship. The image depicts standing: Víctor Vega (coach), Marcelino Vargas, Manuel Gavilán, Florentino Arrúa, Ireneo Hermosilla, Robustiano Maciel, Higinio Benítez Pavetti, "Papi" Corrales (manager ?). Front: unknown person, Máximo "Chimo" Rolón, Martín Alarcón, Eulogio "Kokito" Martínez, Salvador Villalba, Rogelio Bedoya. (per Libertad, El grito sagrado (7): Campeón 1955, ABC Color, 9 August 2005.)
  4. ^ "Sin títulos pero con promocionados, Javier Torrente presenta renuncia en Libertad" (in Spanish). Ultima Hora. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Gregorio Pérez dejará Libertad". ABC Color (in Spanish). 29 May 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Rubén Israel regresa a Libertad". La Nacion (in Spanish) (Grupo Nación de Comunicaciones). 11 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jorge Burruchaga es nuevo técnico de Libertad". Ultima Hora (in Spanish). Editorial El Pais. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Pedro Sarabia es nuevo entrenador de Libertad" (in Spanish). Paraguay.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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