Lima Cricket and Football Club
|Full name||Lima Cricket and Football Club|
|Founded||c. 1859 (disputed)|
|Chairman||Roberto García Auza|
|Website||Club home page|
Lima Cricket and Football Club is a Peruvian sports club based in the city of Lima. The club claims to be the oldest in Peru and one of the oldest clubs in Latin America, having been founded in the 19th century. The association football team currently participates in the local league of San Isidro District, Lima.
Lima CFC's exact date of foundation is disputed due to there is no records of its establishment. The first official documents still in existence are dated 1885, although it is believed that the club had been founded many years before.
Apart from football, nowadays the club hosts the practise of basketball, basque pelota, bowls, cricket, fencing, field hockey, table tennis, tennis, swimming and volleyball. Rugby union is no longer practised.
Lima Cricket was originally founded by English immigrants as the Lima Cricket Club. From its start, it was a multi-sport club based around the sports of cricket, rugby union, and football; however, there was a central focus on cricket. Over time, other sports gained popularity within the club, and thus its name several times such as in 1865 to Lima Cricket and Lawn Tennis Club (when it merged with a local lawn tennis club) and to Lima Cricket and Football Club in 1906 (although another source dates this as 1900).
Despite its members played football since its origins, the club's first recorded football match was in 1893, a year after the first recorded game of football in the Peruvian capital. Lima Cricket went on to inspire future football clubs in Peru such as Union Cricket.
His first rivalry was with the Ciclista Lima who dispute the (Classic of Yesteryear).
- Winners (3): 2007, 2008, 2012
- Runner-up (2): 2009, 2010, 2011
- "Quiénes somos" at club website
- "Deportes" at club website
- (Spanish) "Lima Cricket & Football Club". clublimacricket.com. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
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- Joseph Arbena, David Gerald LaFrance (2002). Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean. Retrieved 2008-09-01.