Alianza F.C. (Panama)

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Alianza
Alianza FC (Panama).svg
Full name Asociación Cívica, Social y Deportiva Alianza Fútbol Club
Nickname(s) Los Pericos
Los Verdolagas
Founded March 2, 1963
Ground Estadio Luis Ernesto “Cascarita” Tapia
Panama City
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Rubén Cárdenas
Manager Ángel Monares
League Liga Panameña de Fútbol
2015 (C) 6th

Alianza F.C. is a professional soccer club located in Panama that plays in Liga Profesional de Fútbol the highest soccer league in Panama.

Alianza won the Primera A championship in 1998–99 to win promotion to the Liga Panameña de Fútbol where they have been since. Their best showing in the Liga Panameña de Fútbol was as runner-up in the 2003 Clausura.

History[edit]

Alianza F.C. was founded on March 2, 1963[1] (the second oldest club in modern Panamanian soccer) by a group of 12 young players that represented Panama in the first CONCACAF Youth Championship. Under Don Justiniano Cárdenas, the team won a second division district championship in the summer 1963 and again in 1968. Throughout the rest of the 1960s, the club remained together with the help of legal directors, such as the head of police and Don Justiniano Cárdenas, as well as fundraisers. The club wanted more than just to compete. The players wanted to become better members of society.

During the 1970s, the club stayed together thanks in large part due to contributions from the Espivak Company and its owner Mr. Jose Weinberg as well as the previously mentioned directors. The contributions helped pay for uniforms, cleats and other necessities.

In 1980, the men's team was one of 8 clubs to participate in la Primera Liga No-Aficionada de Fútbol. The top league in Panama at the time.

Throughout the 1980s, the club continued to grow and gain more sponsors. Including the formation of an under-19 team, which has participated in the Distritorial league for 25+ years. The club helped create the first youth league in the Panama District in 1980. The youth team has since played in the premier division of its district league, while in 1989 the men's team began play in the premier division of ANAPROF.

In 1993, the men's team was removed from ANAPROF due to political reasons. The club built back up with the help of leaders from the community, who took in the local, troubled youth. On July 26, 1993, the club created the Escuelita de Fútbol, Don Justiniano Cárdenas. Which has served the club and the area since.

Through 1996 the team played in LINFUNA a rogue league that rivaled ANAPROF.

After two seasons, the club returned to the Primera A of ANAPROF where it then won promotion two seasons afterwards after beating Atletico Guadalupe 1–0.

Since 1996, the club has been charter members in district leagues for youth at the under-12, under-14, and under-15, levels. In the first season, the under-15 team won their league's championship. As of 2001, the club participated in ANAPROF as well as district leagues at the under-19, under-16, under-14, under-12, and under-10, levels.

The club had its best performance in its history in 2003, reaching the finals of ANAPROF in the clausura tournament.[2] However they lost the final 5–1 against Tauro

Honours[edit]

1999

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • As of Apertura 2015 [3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Panama GK Giovanni Gutiérrez
2 Panama DF Cristian Vergara
3 Colombia DF Mauricio Castaño
4 Mexico DF Yahir Elizalde (on loan from Atlas)
5 Panama DF Gerardo Negrete
6 Panama MF Rudy Yearwood
7 Panama MF Romeesh Ivey
8 Panama MF Byron Oyaga
9 Panama FW Ricauter Barsallo
10 Panama MF José Muñoz
13 Panama FW Josueth Holder
14 Panama MF Keneth Chase
15 Panama MF Jaime Girón
No. Position Player
16 Panama DF Richard Peralta
17 Panama MF Alfredo Warner
18 Panama FW José Jules
19 Mexico DF Roberto Juárez (on loan from Puebla)
21 Panama DF Carlos Córdoba
22 Panama MF José Mario Villarreal
24 Panama FW César Augusto Medina
26 Panama MF Alberto Quiñonez
26 Panama MF Alexis Antaneda
27 Panama DF Henry Nuñez
30 United States GK Austin Guerrero (on loan from UANL)
32 Panama FW Rafael Tait
33 Panama DF Alonso Goot

Records[edit]

All time scorer is César el “Bombo” Medina.

Notable Players[edit]

Historical list of coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Historia del Alianza – Alianza (Spanish)
  2. ^ Alianza quiere el título: Foster – Panamá América (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Primer Equipo" (in Spanish). alianzafc.net. Retrieved 2015-08-10. 
  4. ^ Técnico Foster estará con Alianza – Panamá América (Spanish)
  5. ^ El Alianza con técnico tico – PanamaFutbol (Spanish)
  6. ^ “Tátara” Guevara habló sobre su presente en Alianza – Panamá América (Spanish)
  7. ^ Mendieta será técnico del Alianza F.C. – La Estrella (Spanish)
  8. ^ Alianza despide técnico – PanamaFutbol (Spanish)
  9. ^ Conferencia de Prensa Apertura 2011 – Alianza (Spanish)
  10. ^ Ortiz, nuevo técnico del Alianza – La Prensa (Spanish)
  11. ^ El Alianza con nuevo técnico, se fue Ortíz y vuelve Pérez Porras – RPC (Spanish)
  12. ^ Tico Foster regresa al Alianza FC – Crítica (Spanish)
  13. ^ Juan Lopera debuta en el Alianza con triunfo ante el Árabe Unido – Cable Onda Sports
  14. ^ El Alianza confirma la salida del técnico Juan P. Lopera – RPC (Spanish)

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