Academia Quintana

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Academia Quintana
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Full name Academia Quintana Futbol Club
Nickname(s) Onceno del pueblo, La Academia
Founded 1969
Ground Hiram Bithorn Stadium
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ground Capacity 18,000
Chairman Puerto Rico Norman Morales
Manager Brazil Víctor Hugo Barros
League Puerto Rico Soccer League
Liga Nacional

Academia Quintana F.C. are an Association Football club from San Juan, Puerto Rico. They were founded in 1969, making them one of the oldest clubs still in existence in Puerto Rico. They are one of the founding members of the Puerto Rico Soccer League, the island's first nationwide league. The reserve team plays in the Liga Nacional. The club plays their home games at the Hiram Bithorn Stadium, sharing the facility with Atléticos de San Juan.[1]

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1969, playing in a baseball field. The team was named after a public housing project, also known as Residencial César Cordero, since it served to develop several players that lived there.[1] The team has won 15 national titles during its four decades of existence making it the most successful club in Puerto Rico.[1]



2008 Season
Before the beginning of the season the team participated in exhibition games against college teams.[2] Academia Quintana played their debut game on 5 July 2008 against Tornados de Humacao, which they won 5–0.[3] In their second game (against Atléticos de San Juan) the team lost by three goals to two. Academia Quintana then lost its second straight game (against Sevilla FC) on 20 July 2008.[4] Quintana defeated Guaynabo Fluminense FC in their fourth game.[5] On the fifth date of the tournament the team tied with Gigantes de Carolina, with both teams scoring a single goal.[6] On 10 August 2008, Quintana defeated Caguas Huracán.[7] This marked the end of the league's first half, the teams would then compete against each other a second time. In the first two games of this stage, Academia Quintana lost to Club Atletico River Plate Puerto Rico and defeated Tornados de Humacao.[8] To close the regular season, the team won 3 and lost 2 games.[9][10][11][12][13]


2009 Season
Opened the 2009 Season with a 2–1 loss to Carolina Giants .[14] Finishing six in the league table and missing the play off.


2010 Season

2011 Season

2012 Season

2013 Season

2014 Season

2015 Season

2016 Season

2017 Season
A week before the PRSL season, PRSL officials held a meeting and granted Academia Quintana request to join the Cup of Excellence. It was reported that Quintana fulfilled the economic responsibilities they had with the PRSL and were therefore allowed to enter the Cup, demonstrating that the league administration is working seriously to put order and discipline among its members.[15]

Current squad[edit]

Updated as of March 29, 2017.

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

No. Position Player
Puerto Rico FW
Puerto Rico FW
Puerto Rico FW
No. Position Player


Notable former players[edit]

This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Puerto Rico Soccer League, or those who previously played professionally before joining the team.

Club hierarchy[edit]

Academia Quintana Ltd.

Chairman: Benjamín Martínez

Academia Quintana plc.

Vice President : Norman Morales

Club treasure  : José Barreda

Club Secretary : Francisco Castellano[16]

Stadium[edit]

The stadium's front entrance

They currently play in Hiran Bithorn Stadium, sharing it with Atlético de San Juan.

Achievements[edit]

1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2001/02
Runners-up (1): 1998/99
2005
Runners-up (1): 2006
2008
Puerto Rico Soccer League
Season Position
2008–09 5th
2009–10 6th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c José R. Ortúzar (4 July 2008). Quintana a su gran prueba (in Spanish). El Vocero. 
  2. ^ "Quintana gana en fútbol" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 3 June 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  3. ^ Carlos Narváez Rosario (7 July 2008). A reforzarse Academia Quintana. El Vocero. 
  4. ^ Octavio Benítez (20 July 2008). "Bayamón se afianza en la punta al derrotar 4–2 a la Academia Quintana" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  5. ^ Octavio Benítez (26 July 2008). "Quintana se Roba un Triunfo en el Pepito Bonano" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 28 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-31. 
  6. ^ "Resultados de Hoy 2 de Agosto de 2008" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. 2 August 2008. Archived from the original on 1 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  7. ^ Octavio Benítez (10 August 2008). "Ganan Quintana y River, Mientras Bayamón sigue invicto tras empatar sin goles con el Guaynabo Flumi" (in Spanish). Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 
  8. ^ "Quintana y Ponce ganan en fútbol" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 25 August 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2008-08-28. 
  9. ^ "Resultados – Matchday 18 (29/08/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-10-03. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Resultados – Matchday 21 (07/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  11. ^ "Resultados – Matchday 23 (14/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  12. ^ "Resultados – Matchday 24 (20/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Retrieved 2008-10-03. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Resultados – Matchday 27 (28/09/2008)". Puerto Rico Soccer League. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  14. ^ http://prsoccer.org/index.php?option=com_joomleague&func=showresults&p=4&Itemid=26&r=1[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ http://futbolboricua.co/academia-quintana-participara-de-la-copa-de-la-excelencia-iii/
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 

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