Universitarios Football Club

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Universitarios Football Club
Nickname(s) Universitarios
The Coffee Team
Founded July 1, 2007
Ground Johnson Field at the University of New Mexico
Chairman Mexico Diego Carbajal
Manager Brazil Daniel Cabrera
Panama Sergio Gomez
Brazil Noe Nobrega
League Albuquerque Soccer League - First Division
First Division Champion '14 / '15

Universitarios Football Club, also known as Universitarios FC, or UFC, is an American soccer club located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was founded in 2007 by international grad students of the University of New Mexico. The club started playing in the third division of the Albuquerque Soccer League in the season 2007/2008 where they got the sixth position. The club won the third division in the season 2008/2009, also winning the award of the best defense in the league.

On Sunday, April 25, 2010, and with one game still pending, the club won the second division of the season 2009/2010. The club was then promoted to first division in the 2010/2011 season and finished the season in 18th place in the division. In the 2011/2012 season the club finished 13th after a hard fought season and improving from last years performance. In the 2012/2013 season the club finished second behind the title winners whom were a premier team that failed to be put into their division. They won with 119 goals scored with the club only losing to them by two goals. In the 2013/2014 season, the club finished second behind their arch rivals Perspolis in a very tight run for the title. In the 2014/2015 season, the club took first place as the division champions with 84 goals scored in all competitions. The club faces new challenges as the reigning champions with five premier teams in the mix for the 2015/2016 season.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded on July 1, 2007 by grad students of the University of New Mexico. The original idea of creating a team based on the international students at University of New Mexico, mostly Peruvians, was proposed by Attilio Ferrari (Peruvian) in 2006. It was in the Summer of 2007 when Simon Barriga, Victor Murray, Sergio Murillo, Eduardo Castro (all Peruvians), Alexandre Franco (Brazilian) and Amadeo Casas (Spain) joined Attilio Ferrari to found the team.

The team was then composed by international graduate students from all around the world: Peru, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, France, Ecuador, United States, Mexico, Colombia, etc.

Current Players 2015/2016 Season[edit]

Past Players[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Page 15 of 52. Revised on April 27, 2010.