Atlético Chalaco

Atlético Chalaco
Full name Club Atlético Chalaco
Nickname(s) El Leon Porteño (The Port Lion), La Furia Chalaca, El Ballet Porteño
Founded 9 June 1902 (1902-06-09)
Ground Estadio Telmo Carbajo, Callao
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Pablo Camacho Rodríguez
Manager Cristobal Suárez
League Copa Perú
2008 Eliminated in Regional Stage

Atlético Chalaco is a Peruvian football club.


The club was founded on 9 June 1902 by young students of the Instituto Chalaco in the Marco Polo Nº 19 street, house of the captain Mr. Federico Rincón, father of one of the student founders. His first President was Cesar Rivera, who at the same time was the captain of the team and he was appointed like Honorary President to August Cazorla, director of the Institute. Very fast the club conquer the affection of the Callao leaving indelible testimonies through many generations who won the triumphs that helped the contact and development of the town. He is known popularly as the León Porteño and the "Decano del Futbol Porteño".

Its debut was a 24 September of the year 1902, facing to the Sport Victoria, winning Chalaco for 1–0. Little by little went emphasizing among the clubs of the Callao of that epoch beginning to compete against the Lima clubs in some encounters that even they finished in pitched battle. The first National Olympic was carried out by the year 1917, and in the Championship of soccer was imposed as unbeaten, obtaining as prize a great shield that was exhibited in its old localities of the (Today Av. Sáenz Peña) counting in its rows with some of the most representative players of the epoch as Telmo Carbajo and Claudio Martínez.

On 7 September 1924, forming a combined with the club Unión Buenos Aires, rout to the Uruguayan selection for 1 to 0, in a historic match set against the Uruguayans. They emphasized in said match the players: Enrique Álvarez, Alfonso "El sereno" Saldarriaga, Antonio Maquilón, Faustino Mustafich, José "Patuto" Arana, Enrique Salas, Félix Muñoz, Esteban Dagnino, Manolo Puente and Juan Sudman.

In 1928 it becomes the first Peruvian team that travel to Quillota – Chile to play a home run of soccer, before the teams of San Luis, Santiago Wanderers, Colo-Colo and others, in order to curing injuries on the War of the Pacific between both countries and of 8 matches that maintains with the main teams, alone loses one in his début front upon Colo-Colo.

In 1930, the club is consecrated like Champion of the Peruvian Soccer upon conquering to the Alianza Lima for 2–1 in the last date, they played for the team: Enrique Álvarez; P.Ureta, Martínez, Enrique Salas, Juan Rivero, Faustino Mustafich, José Arana, Miñán, Miguel Rostaing, Manolo Puente and Miguel Arana.

In 1947, after a great campaign and under the presidency of Mario Chiabra, the Atlético Chalaco, be consecrated again National Champion, they participated in said championship under the direction of the coach "Patuto" Arana the following players: Humberto Becerra, Eliseo Moral, Rene Rosasco, Juan Lecca, Félix Mina, "Perejil" Reynaldo Luna, Ernesto "Chicha" Morales, Guillermo Aguilar, Luis Rodriguez, Domingo Raffo (captain), Carlos Torres, Juan "Cartucho" Castillo. Also they participated Juan Alcazar, Francisco Viacava, Julio Navarrete, Armando Agurto, Bejar and Leon.

In 1948 they were national Sub-Champions, in that year they travelled to Guayaquil, Ecuador after a brilliant campaign they returned unbeaten.

Beginning the years 50 a team was formed that the nickname was won of 'Ballet Porteño' by its good play emphasizing the Paraguayan goalkeeper Adolfo Riquelme, Andrés Bedoya, Sabino Bártoli, Luis Portanova, Jacinto Villalba, Germán Colunga, Rene Rosasco, Felix Mina, Santiago Armandola, Gualberto Bianco, Antonio Aguiar and Luis López. In that decade the club achieved the subchampionships of the 1957 and 1958. The first one lost it before the Centro Iqueño and in the following one defined in a Clasico Porteño in last date before its rival neighbor the Sport Boys, to which surpassed in the board by a point, but could not celebrate that classic therefore fell defeated by 1 to 0 and consequently lost the National Title.

In 1962 it entered a phase of economic difficulties that carried it to lose the category descending to play in the Second Division where was maintained until 1965, when descends to the First Amateur in the League of the Callao.

After an intense fight by recovering its seat of honor, in 1971 was champion in the League of the Callao and upon winning the home run of the Interligas to the teams of Lima elevates to the Second Division. In 1972, including Alberto "Toto" Terry as the coach, champion in the Second Division after winning for 2 – 1 to the Porvenir Miraflores achieving the ascent to the First Division. The Callao entire dressed of festival with the triumph of the Chalaco and its return to the maximum category of the Peruvian soccer.

In 1979, with the technical direction of Cesar Cubilla, the club of Callao was runner-up and is classified to represent to Peru in the Copa Libertadores 1980 next to the team of the Sporting Cristal facing to the teams champions from Argentina the River Plate and the Vélez Sársfield. Of that staff they emphasized Fernando Apolinario, Augusto Prado, Oscar Arizaga, Victor Benavides, Javier Chirinos and Alberto Castillo. The year 1985 remains last in the Metropolitan tournament and descends. Since then, carried out irregular campaigns in the League of the Callao.

In 1987 it could return to the maximum category of the soccer rented but loses in the definition of penal before Guardia Republicana. In recent years the León Porteño assembled good teams and advanced in the Peru Cup, but failed to surpass the Regional phase of the versions 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2007.

15 October 2003, the new history for the club is written, the third penal room of justice of the Callao, returns to the historic club to the port next to its supporters after 20 years of arduous fight, this process had its fruit therefore in a very slow lethargy after 10 "committee of recovery" the last one that achieved this great feat, was the headline by.

In the 2008 it is elected president Alex Kouri, doing an important investment to achieve the title of the Peru Cup and the ascent to First Division, nevertheless again only he would arrive to the Regional Phase where would be eliminated by the Union Supe that defeated it in both matches. 18 February 2009 Kouri renounced the presidency, taking on the job in a temporary way Abelardo D´Angelo Cobos.


Atlético Chalaco has had a long-standing rivalry with Sport Boys.



Winners (2): 1930, 1947
Runner-up (4): 1948, 1957, 1958, 1979
Winners (2): 1936, 1972
Runner-up (1): 1971


Winners (4): 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008
Runner-up (1): 2006
Winners (1): 2012
Runner-up (1): 2009

Performance in CONMEBOL competitions

1980: First Round

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