Alianza Petrolera F.C.
|Full name||Alianza Petrolera Fútbol Club S.A.|
|Nickname(s)||Los Petroleros (The Oil Dealers)|
|Founded||24 October 1991|
|Ground||Estadio Daniel Villa Zapata
|Manager||Jorge Luis Bernal|
|League||Categoría Primera A|
Alianza Petrolera is a Colombian professional football team based in Barrancabermeja, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. Alianza Petrolera, founded in 1991, played in the Categoría Primera B until 2012. They play their home games at the Daniel Villa Zapata stadium.
Alianza Petrolera is one of the oldest teams in the Categoría Primera B, playing from 1992 to 2012. The years between 1998 and 2004 were the best for the team, even once reached the semi-finals. Although the team is based in Barrancabermeja, Santander, they have played also in the town of Guarne, Antioquia and in Floridablanca (also in Santander).
In 2009, after a dismal performance in the Apertura with five points without a single victory was in doubt the team's participation for the second half, especially due to lack of sponsors, players and even coaches. Moreover, the club was expected to formalize a partnership with Millonarios, to keep ahead of the tournament. At the end of the second half, Alianza was last in the overall standings of the year. For the second half of 2012, the club qualified for the finals of the "Torneo Finalización", in which finished first in Group B with 15 points and played the double-match final against Deportivo Rionegro, winner of Group A. On November 22, 2012, Alianza wins the first leg 1–0. Three days later, on November 25, the team is crowned champion of the tournament after winning the second leg with a score of 3–1. Thus the team qualified for the final of the promotion, where it faces against América de Cali.
The first leg ended 2–1 in favor of Alianza, while the second leg ended 1–0 in favor of America de Cali, so the champion had to be defined by penalty kicks. Finally, Alianza Petrolera defeated America de Cali and ascended for the first time in its history to the Categoría Primera A. On the eve of their inaugural tournament, the team bid to play their home games at the Alfonso Lopez Stadium in Bucaramanga, but they were refused by the city in favor of Atlético Bucaramanga, which are the more traditional team in the city.
- Winners (1): 2012
- Runners-up (1): 2002
- As of 7 January 2017 
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Most capped players
|3||Ricardo Jerez, Jr.||GK||2013–||107|
|4||Juan Guillermo Arboleda||MF||2012, 2013–||105|
|6||Jorge "La Araña" Henríquez||GK||2009–11, 2012–14||82|
|10||Leonardo Torres||DF||2006, 2009–11||69|
Last updated on: 20 May 2016
|1||Sergio "Barranca" Herrera||FW||1999, 2003||25|
|3||Ayron del Valle||FW||2014||15|
|6||Yeison Devoz||FW||2006, 2011–12||13|
Last updated on: 20 May 2016
- Sergio "Barranca" Herrera (1999), (2003)
- César Arias (2006–08)
- Yeison Devoz (2011–12)
- Andrés Rentería (2012)
- Cristian Palomeque (2012–13)
- Ricardo Jerez, Jr. (2013–)
- Nelson Barahona (2014–)
List of call-ups to national teams
|Colombia||Héctor Estrada||Jan 3, 2007 – Aug 2, 2008|
|Colombia||Héctor Estrada||Jan 1, 2011 – Feb 21, 2013|
|Colombia||Guillermo "El Teacher" Berrío||Feb 22, 2013 – Feb 20, 2014|
|Colombia||Adolfo León Holguín||Feb 21, 2014 – March 12, 2015|
|Colombia||Óscar Upegui||March 13, 2015–16|
|Colombia||Jorge Luis Bernal||2016–Present|