FBC Melgar

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FBC Melgar
Full name Foot Ball Club Melgar
Nickname(s) El Dominó, Los Rojinegros,
El León del Sur, El Sangre y Luto
Founded March 25, 1915; 99 years ago (1915-03-25)
Ground Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi,
Arequipa, Peru
Ground Capacity 40,217
Chairman Peru Henry Bustinza Vera
Manager Peru Juan Reynoso
League Torneo Descentralizado
2013 Torneo Descentralizado, 12th
Website Club home page

Foot Ball Club Melgar, known simply as FBC Melgar, Melgar or Melgarcito, is a Peruvian football club based in Arequipa, Peru. It is one of Peru's oldest football teams, founded on March 25, 1915 by a group of football enthusiasts from Arequipa.

The team first participated in the Peruvian football league in 1919 in Lima and later was invited to the first true National football league, the Torneo Descentralizado, in 1966, when four teams from the provinces were invited to join the league. Joining them were Atlético Grau from Piura, Club Octavio Espinoza from Ica and Alfonso Ugarte from Trujillo. Previously, only teams from Lima and Callao had been allowed to compete for the National Championship. Due to a low finish the first year, Melgar was dropped from the league after the first year. After winning the Copa Perú they returned to the First Division where they have remained to this day. Melgar won the Torneo Descentralizado for the first time in 1981. In the 1983 season the club finished first in the First Stage and at the end the top six teams played a playoff tournament to determine the year's champion, which Melgar finished in second.

FBC Melgar plays its home games at the Estadio Mariano Melgar, but since the Estadio de la UNSA was built in 1990 with a capacity of 40,000, it has used both.


The club won nine cups in the departament of Arequipa, and won the Copa Perú in 1971. This championship allowed them to return to the First Division Campeonato Descentralizado where they currently remain.

Melgar won the National Championship in 1981, and Melgar was the runner-up of the National Championship in 1983. In both these years this qualified them to play in the Copa Libertadores.


FBC Melgar has had a long standing rivalry with Cienciano, Sportivo Huracán, Aurora and Piérola.



Winners (1): 1981
Runner-up (1): 1983
Runner-up (1): 2014
Winners (1): 1971
Runner up (1): 1969, 1970

Under-20 team[edit]

Winners (1): 2014-II


Winners (6): 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Winners (9): 1928, 1929, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Competition A P W D L GF GA
Copa Libertadores 2 12 5 0 7 14 24
Copa Sudamericana 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Copa CONMEBOL 1 2 0 0 2 2 6

A = appearances, P = matches played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1982 Copa Libertadores Group Stage Peru Deportivo Municipal 2–1 2–0
Paraguay Olimpia 0–3 0–4
Paraguay Sol de América 3–2 2–0
1984 Copa Libertadores Group Stage Peru Sporting Cristal 2–0 2–3
Venezuela Universidad de Los Andes 0–1 0–1
Venezuela Portuguesa 1–2 0–4
1998 Copa CONMEBOL R1 Ecuador LDU Quito 1–3 1–3
2013 Copa Sudamericana Q1 Colombia Deportivo Pasto 2–0 0–3

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 February 2012

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

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK Leao Butrón
2 Argentina DF Federico García
3 Peru DF Víctor Balta
4 Peru DF César Doy
5 Argentina MF Juan Pietravallo
6 Peru MF Ángel Ojeda
7 Peru MF Larry Yáñez
8 Peru MF Karlo Calcina
9 Argentina FW Bernardo Cuesta
10 Peru MF Hilden Salas
11 Peru FW Antonio Meza Cuadra (Captain)
12 Peru GK Juan Pablo Begazo
13 Peru DF Miguel Huertas
14 Argentina MF Roberto Carboni
15 Peru FW Renzo Valdéz
16 Peru MF Carlos Vilca
No. Position Player
17 Peru FW Piero Alva
18 Peru MF Jesús Requena
19 Mexico DF Lampros Kontogiannis
20 Peru MF Edson Aubert
21 Peru GK Jonathan Medina
22 Peru DF Manuel Contreras
23 Argentina FW Julián Di Cosmo
25 Peru DF Percy Manchego
28 Peru DF Renato Valdivia
30 Peru MF Carlos Valdivia
31 Peru GK Fausto Paz
-- Mexico DF Manuel Mariaca
-- Peru MF Juan Castellanos
-- Peru MF Jesús Chávez
-- Peru MF Edwar Salas
-- Argentina FW Nicolás Amerise

Notable players[edit]

For a list of all former and current FBC Melgar players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FBC Melgar footballers.


See also[edit]

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