Club Centro Deportivo Municipal
|Full name||Club Centro Deportivo Municipal|
"La Academia" ("The Academy"),|
"Muni", "Echa Muni"
Estadio Municipal de Chorrillos, |
|President||Simón Kogan Tau|
|League||Primeria División Peruana 2007|
Club Centro Deportivo Municipal is a Peruvian football (soccer) team. It won the Segunda División Peruana (Peruvian Second Division) during the 2006 season, and was promoted to the Primera División Peruana 2007. The club has won four First Division titles; 1938, 1940, 1943, and 1950. It is one of the traditional Peruvian teams. It has a minor derby with Universitario de Deportes called the Modern Classic (Clásico Moderno)
Club Centro Deportivo Municipal was founded upon the initiative of three municipal directors of Lima, who intended to have a football team representing the municipality of the city. Thus Círculo Deportivo Municipal was formed, which in 1934 merged with another team to create Centro Deportivo Municipal, participating in the promotion tournament in 1935.
The club was officially founded on 27 July 1935 in the Municipality of Lima. After finishing second in the promotion tournament, the team won the right to play in the Primera División Peruana in 1936, and obtained its first national title in 1938.
Deportivo Municipal was relegated in 1967, and promoted again in 1969. The club stayed in the top category until 2000, when it ended last in the season. The team was relegated to the Segunda División, where it played until 2006, when promotion was achieved by winning the title with 45 points in 22 matches. They were relegated again in 2007 after a troublesome season with failing to pay its players for several months.
It consists of a white jersey with a red stripe that goes from left to right, blue shorts and white socks. Its alternative uniform varies, it has 3 options. The first one has a red jersey and keeps the blue shorts and white socks. The second alternative uniform keeps the red stripe on the jersey but instead of being white, it is blue. The shorts and socks are also blue. The third alternative uniform uses black instead of blue (as the 2nd choice) but also keeps the red stripe on the jersey.
Since 1993, Municipal played its games in the Estadio Municipal de Chorrillos, popularly known as The Field of the Dead (La Cancha de los Muertos) because of its proximity to a graveyard. The stadium holds up to 13,000 spectators. For the First Division, Municipal used the Estadio Nacional, the Estadio Miguel Grau, and the Estadio San Martín de Porres. The club's headquarters are located in the San Borja district.
- Primera División Peruana:
- Winners (4): 1938, 1940, 1943, 1950
- Runner-ups (8): 1941, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1981
Primera División Peruana seasons