The Foot Ball Club Melgar is a football club from the city of Arequipa, Peru million. The club was founded in 1915 plays since 1971 continuously in the Primera División Peruana, the top division of the country in 1981 and won the championship.
The FBC Melgar was founded on 25 March 1915, after the poet Mariano Melgar ( 1790-1815 ), a hero of the Peruvian independence movement named. 1919 toured the FBC Melgar first time in about 750 km from the capital Lima. First international experience garnered the club in 1930 during a trip to Chile.
In the years 1928-29 and 1962-1970 FBC Melgar won a total of nine times the Primera Division de Arequipa, these titles eligible to participate in the national championship since 1966. 1971 Melgar first Copa Perú, as the second division was called at the time, and has since been continuously the Primera División Peruana, the top division of Peru, at. FBC Melgar There was 1981 for the first and so far last time secure the title of master of Peru.
This title and a runner-up in 1983 the club qualified twice for participating in the South American Copa Libertadores championship the following year, Melgar could impress but not there and different from each already in the group stage.
By Genaro Neyra in 1985 with 22 goals, Juvenal Briceño (1986 /16), Ysrael Zúñiga (1999 /32), Fabián Artime (2002 /24) and Gabriel García (2004 /35) could Melgar five times represent the top scorer of the championship.
More significant local competitors Melgar in Arequipa were in recent history, among other things in the 1970 Sportivo Huracán and the first decade of the 21st century and the Universidad Atlético Total Chalaco FC, formerly known as Total Clean, who has since left the city. All of these three clubs succeeded in each case once to win the Peruvian Cup.
Play their home games at the club from 1993 opened the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA that has places for 40 217 spectators.
- Cup of Peru: 1981
- Primera División de Arequipa: 1928, 1929, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970
- Participation in the Copa Libertadores: 2x