C.D. Municipal Limeño

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Municipal Limeño
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Full name Club Deportivo Municipal Limeño
Nickname(s) Los Chancheros
Founded 11 September 1949
Ground Estadio Jose Ramon Flores,
Santa Rosa de Lima
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman El Salvador Martín Herrera[1]
Manager Paraguay Hugo Ovelar
League El Salvador Salvadoran Primera División
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Municipal Limeño is a professional Salvadoran football club based in Santa Rosa de Lima, La Unión, El Salvador.[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

The club currently participates in the Primera División. Their home stadium is Estadio Jose Ramon Flores, with a capacity of 5,000.[7]

Limeño have won five Segunda División. Limeño have lost two Primera División finals in 1999 and 2001.


The club was founded on 11 September 1949 and started and continue to be based in the town of Santa Rosa de Lima in the department of La Union. The club began playing in the second division and spent almost twenty years there until in 1971 Municipal Limeño got promoted to the top flight at the expense of UCA.

First tenure in the first division (1972–1975)[edit]

Municipal Limeño campaign of the 1972 season was exceptional one for a newly promoted team with them coming in sixth place with sixteen points their team was led strongly by the Guatemalan Tomas Gambo, who scored five goals (the team leading goalscorer) and enabled the club to qualify to the semi-final group. However their experience was an unhappy one with the team losing all their games and bowing out of championship contention. Limeño 1973 and 1974 season were unhappy campaign with the team struggling and finishing in the relegation group, however both time the team managed to survive relegation at the expense of Excelsior and Sonsonate. But after several near relegation, Municipal Limeño finally were relegated in the 1975 season after only earning 16 points from 33 games. The club were forced to play a promotion-relegation battle against Once Municipal in which the team lost and were relegated to the second division along with Juventud Olimpico.

Second Tenure in the first division (1993–2005)[edit]

It would not be until 1993, 18 years after getting relegated, that they would make a return to the first division. during their second tenure (1993–05) in the first division they reached the semi-finals six times, including reaching the grand final in the Apertura 1999 and Apertura 2000 under the coaching off Óscar Emigdio Benítez however both time the club lost in the grand final against Águila. They were once again relegated in 2005, after they lost a promotion-relegation match against Coca Cola of Soyapango.

Third Tenure in the first division (2009–2010)[edit]

On 26 June 2009, Chalatenango going through financial troubles, sold their spot in the Salvadoran Primera División to Limeño. This resulted Municipal Limeño's return to the First Division after a four-year absence. However their campaign was an unhappy one with them finishing second last and forcing them to play a promotion/relegation match against Once Municipal which they lost and were relegated to the Second Division and that's where the club has remained ever since.

Recent Events[edit]

The club spent the next few seasons trying to regain promotion to the First Division, they made several second division semi-finals and grand finals but always falling short, however the club finally succeeded when they won the Apertura 2015 title defeating Fuerte San Francisco, then winning the Clausura 2016 title defeating Atlético Comalapa of Chalatenango 5–4 in penalties, after tying on aggregate 3–3, the club were promoted back to the Primera Division.


Municipal Limeño plays their home matches on the Estadio Jose Ramon Flores in the suburb of Santa Rosa de Lima in La Union. The Estadio Jose Ramon Flores has been Municipal Limeño's home stadium since its creation 1963.

Home stadiums[edit]


Municipal Limeño have rivalries with several clubs, including local rivalries with Atlético Balboa. A rivalry with Águila was created when Águila and Limeño, faced each other twice in grand finals (Both fallling in the way of Águila). When former Limeño player Rudis Corrales moved to Águila, it caused uproar with Águila supporters.

Limeno has supported a long rivalry with Pasaquina for geographical reasons, since both are from the province of La Union; this clash is called the "Derby Unionense."



  • Winners (1) – 1971, 1992, 1993, Apertura 2015, Clausura 2016


  • Copa de la Paz: 1
  • Winners (1) – 2017

Current squad[edit]

As of 2017 [8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 El Salvador GK Abiel Aguilera
2 El Salvador DF Dony Valle
3 El Salvador DF Mario Machado
4 El Salvador DF Wálter Guevara
5 El Salvador DF Enner Orellana
6 El Salvador FW Juan José Hernández
7 Honduras FW Clayvin Zúniga
8 El Salvador MF César López
12 El Salvador FW Otoniel Salinas Capitán.
No. Position Player
14 El Salvador DF Francisco Álvarez
15 El Salvador MF Diego Coca Lesionado
17 El Salvador DF José Valladares
19 El Salvador FW Manuel Otero
22 El Salvador MF Christopher Galeas
23 El Salvador DF Edder Melgar
30 Argentina DF Carlos Del Giorno
32 El Salvador FW Roberto Álvarez
35 El Salvador GK Luis Chamagua


[9] [10] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Honduras FW Clayvin Zúniga (From TBA)
El Salvador DF Daniel Moreno (from Santa Tecla)
El Salvador FW Ivan Suazo (From Sonsonate)
Nigeria MF Fredrick Ogangan (from Tiburones Veracruz)
No. Position Player
El Salvador MF Walter Canales (From TBA)
El Salvador FW TBA (From TBA)


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

No. Position Player
El Salvador FW César de León (To Miami United)
El Salvador MF Misael Contreras (To Águila)
El Salvador DF Pastor Melgar (To Dragón)
El Salvador FW Yuvini Salamanca (To TBA)
El Salvador DF Ramiro Carballo (To TBA)
El Salvador DF Mauricio Quintanilla (To TBA)
No. Position Player
El Salvador GK William Torres (To TBA)
El Salvador MF Christopher Galeas (To TBA)
El Salvador MF Fabricio Alfaro (To TBA)
Colombia FW Óscar Móvil (To TBA)
Honduras FW Aly Arriola (To TBA)

Affiliate Team[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Paraguay Hugo Ovelar
Assistant Manager/Reserve Manager El Salvador Wilfredo Molina
Goalkeeper Coach El Salvador Jose Atilio Mendez Pineda
Under 17 Manager El Salvador Ruudys Corrales
Under 15 Manager El Salvador Magdonio Corrales
Fitness Coach El Salvador Manuel Hashimoto Casco
Team Doctor El Salvador Jaime Garay
Kinesiologist El Salvador Vicente Garcia
Utility El Salvador Manuel Torres


In its history,Limeno have had TBD managers. The first was the Spaniard TBD. TBD was the first Limeno manager to achieve an honour when, in TBD, the club won the Segunda Division. The first Limeno manager to win the league was TBD. TBD has the honour of being the club's longest-serving manager having spent a decade with the club from 1947 to 1957. TBD is followed by TBD who spent nine season with the club in the 1980s.

League History[edit]


Notable Plyers[edit]

Internationals who have played at Limeño[edit]


  • Only captains in competitive matches are included.
  • Players marked in bold are still playing in the professional team.
Captain Nationality Years Notes
Martinez, ElmerElmer Martinez  El Salvador 2001
Arcadio Velásquez, VictorinoVictorino Arcadio Velásquez  El Salvador 2003
Velásquez, VíctorVíctor Velásquez  El Salvador 2010
Melgar, PastorPastor Melgar  El Salvador 2016
Viveros, JeffersonJefferson Viveros  Colombia 2016
Jovel Álvarez, FranciscoFrancisco Jovel Álvarez  El Salvador 2017 -

Personnel honours[edit]

The following have won the Golden Boot award whilst playing for Municipal Limeno :


  • Highest league position: 1st in the Primera division (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000)
  • Best post season finish: Runners up (Apertura 1999, Apertura 2000)
  • Record League victory: 8–3 vs. C.D. Dragón (Primera Division, May 2003)
  • Record attendance at Estadio Jose Ramon Flores : 25,133 v TBD, Primera Division (TBD)
  • Most League appearances: 317, TBD (TBD)
  • Most League goals scored: total, Tbd, TBD (1998–2003)
  • Most League goals scored, season: 13, Rudis Corrales (Clausura 2001) and Jefferson Viveros (Apertura 2016)


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