FBC Melgar

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This article is about the Peruvian football club. For other uses, see Melgar.
Full name Foot Ball Club Melgar
Nickname(s) El Dominó, Los Rojinegros,
El León del Sur, El Sangre y Luto
Founded March 25, 1915; 102 years ago (1915-03-25)
Ground Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi,
Arequipa, Peru
Ground Capacity 60,000[1]
Chairman Peru José Suárez Zanabria
Manager Peru Juan Reynoso
League Torneo Descentralizado
2016 Torneo Descentralizado, Runner-up
Website www.fbcmelgar.com

Foot Ball Club Melgar, known simply as FBC Melgar or Melgar, is a Peruvian football club based in Arequipa, Peru. It is one of Peru's oldest football teams, founded on March 25, 1915 by a group of football enthusiasts from Arequipa.

The team first participated in the Peruvian football league in 1919 in Lima and later was invited to the first true National football league, the Torneo Descentralizado, in 1966, when four teams from the provinces were invited to join the league. Joining them were Atlético Grau from Piura, Club Octavio Espinoza from Ica and Alfonso Ugarte (Ch) from Trujillo. Previously, only teams from Lima and Callao had been allowed to compete for the National Championship. Due to a low finish the first year, Melgar was dropped from the league after the first year. After winning the Copa Perú they returned to the First Division where they have remained to this day. Melgar won the Torneo Descentralizado for the first time in 1981. In the 1983 season the club finished first in the First Stage and at the end the top six teams played a play-off tournament to determine the year's champion, which Melgar finished in second.

FBC Melgar plays its home games at the Estadio Mariano Melgar, but since the Estadio de la UNSA was built in 1990 with a capacity of 40,000, it has used both.


The club won nine cups in the departament of Arequipa, and won the Copa Perú in 1971. This championship allowed them to return to the First Division Campeonato Descentralizado where they currently remain.

Melgar won the National Championship in 1981, and Melgar was the runner-up of the National Championship in 1983. In both these years this qualified them to play in the Copa Libertadores.

In 2014, Juan Reynoso, who come from México, was appointed as the new manager. He signed players like Piero Alva, Nelinho Quina, Minzum Quina, Luis Hernández, Alejandro Hohberg, Lampros Kontogiannis and Edgar Villamarín to make an impressive campaign where Melgar was the best team during the whole season finishing 1st in the accumulated table, but due to some bad results in the final matches and the poor organization of the tournament they weren't able to dispute the Play-off for the championship and only qualified for the Copa Sudamericana.

In 2015, year of Melgar's centenary, and still with Reynoso as the manager, the team signed important players like Raúl Ruidíaz, Carlos Ascues, Johnnier Montaño, Rainer Torres and Daniel Ferreyra to make an impressive team and fight for the title.

Also, this year, Melgar won the national championship, against Sporting Cristal club. The goal in the last minute was done by Bernardo Cuesta.


FBC Melgar has had a long-standing rivalry with Cienciano, Sportivo Huracán, Aurora and Piérola.



Winners (2): 1981, 2015
Runner-up (2): 1983, 2016
Runner-up (2): 2014, 2015
Winners (1): 2015
Winners (1): 1971
Runner up (1): 1969, 1970

Under-20 team[edit]

Winners (2): 2014-II, 2015-II
Runner-up (1): 2015-I


Winners (6): 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Winners (9): 1928, 1929, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions[edit]

Competition A P W D L GF GA
Copa Libertadores 3 18 5 0 13 16 36
Copa Sudamericana 2 4 2 2 0 6 8
Copa CONMEBOL 1 2 0 0 2 2 6

A = appearances, P = matches played, W = won, D = drawn, L = lost, GF = goals for, GA = goals against.

Season Competition Round Club Home Away
1982 Copa Libertadores Group Stage Peru Deportivo Municipal 2–1 2–0
Paraguay Olimpia 0–3 0–4
Paraguay Sol de América 3–2 2–0
1984 Copa Libertadores Group Stage Peru Sporting Cristal 2–0 2–3
Venezuela Universidad de Los Andes 0–1 0–1
Venezuela Portuguesa 1–2 0–4
1998 Copa CONMEBOL R1 Ecuador LDU Quito 1–3 1–3
2013 Copa Sudamericana Q1 Colombia Deportivo Pasto 2–0 0–3
2015 Copa Sudamericana Q1 Colombia Junior 4–0 0–5
2016 Copa Libertadores Group Stage Brazil Atlético Mineiro 1–2 0–4
Ecuador Independiente del Valle 0–1 0–2
Chile Colo-Colo 1–2 0–1

Current squad[edit]

As of 18 April 2016

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

No. Position Player
1 Peru GK Jonathan Medina
2 Peru DF Diego Angles
3 Peru DF Werner Schuler
4 Peru FW Edgar Santillan
5 Peru DF Edgar Villamarín
8 Colombia MF Dahwling Leudo
9 Argentina FW Bernardo Cuesta
10 Peru MF Alexander Sánchez
11 Peru FW Ysrael Zúñiga (Captain)
12 Peru GK Patricio Alvarez
14 Peru FW Aurelio Gonzales-Vigil
15 Peru MF Mario Palomino
16 Peru DF Oswaldo Rivas
No. Position Player
17 Peru MF Anderson Santamaría
18 Peru DF Jesús Arismendi
19 Peru DF Paolo Fuentes
20 Peru MF Minzum Quina
22 Colombia FW Omar Fernández
23 Peru MF Neil Marcos
24 Peru FW José Carlos Fernández
25 Peru MF Gustavo Torres
26 Peru MF Hernán Hinostroza
27 Peru MF Patricio Arce
28 Peru MF Alexis Arias
29 Peru DF Nilson Loyola
30 Peru DF Jonathan Acasiete

Notable players[edit]

For a list of all former and current FBC Melgar players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:FBC Melgar footballers.

Historical list of coaches[edit]

See also[edit]


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