Universitario Popayán

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Universitario Popayán
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Full name Universitario Popayán Corporación Deportiva
Founded 21 May 2011; 6 years ago (2011-05-21)
Ground Estadio Ciro López
Popayán, Colombia
Ground Capacity 3,900
Chairman Alexander Otero
Manager César Torres
League Categoría Primera B
2017 15th
Website Club website

Universitario Popayán is a professional Colombian football team based in Popayán, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera B. They play their home games at the Ciro López stadium.[1]


Universitario Popayán was founded in May 2011, after Centauros Villavicencio moved from Villavicencio to Popayán considering Centauros's huge debts, the refusal of financial support from successive local authorities that deemed it as a feeder club for Deportes Quindío, and the support expressed from the Cauca Department Governorate for a football club in the department's capital city.[2] Despite the fact that the move was made before the start of the Finalización tournament, the club played for the rest of the year under its former name "Centauros" due to legal issues. They were authorized by Coldeportes to use the name "Universitario de Popayán" from the 2012 season onwards.[3] Starting from that season, the club began working in Popayán, as well as forming players in its youth ranks who would go on to play in the Colombian U-19 championships.

The club's history has been marked by the continuous exchange of players with Deportes Quindío (which comes from the Centauros Villavicencio era), given that the club's owner, Hernando Ángel, is also Deportes Quindío's controlling shareholder and chairman.

Current squad[edit]

As of 21 February 2016

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

No. Position Player
2 Colombia FW Cristhian Fory
3 Colombia DF Juan Pablo Morales
4 Colombia DF Anuar Hurtado
5 Colombia DF Leyser Chaverra
6 Colombia DF Jesús Antonio Figueroa
7 Colombia MF Stiven Bermúdez
8 Colombia FW Dahian Velasco
9 Colombia FW Andrés Herrera
10 Colombia MF Jorge Enrique Vargas
11 Colombia FW Guillermo Murillo
12 Colombia GK Cristian Pinzón
13 Colombia MF Robert Mejía
14 Colombia MF Harold Sánchez
15 Colombia DF Stefano Mosquera
No. Position Player
16 Colombia FW David Orozco
17 Colombia FW Wilson España
18 Colombia MF Harold Balanta
19 Colombia FW Yulian Córdoba
23 Colombia FW Jhan Mora
24 Colombia DF Juan Camilo Prieto
25 Colombia DF Yeiner Torres
27 Colombia DF Julián Pretel
31 Colombia GK Jeison Lizalda
Colombia GK Juan Sarmiento
Colombia DF Dayron Benavides
Colombia MF Paulo García
Colombia MF Jeison Ocoró
Colombia MF Juan Portilla


Affiliated teams[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Record in DIMAYOR
  2. ^ "Centauros ya no es de Villavicencio y ahora es de Popayán" [Centauros is no longer from Villavicencio and now it is from Popayán]. Antena 2. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Sí se llama: Universitario Popayán" [Its name is: Universitario Popayán]. Torneo Postobón. Retrieved February 15, 2016.