Alianza Lima

Alianza Lima

Club Alianza Lima is a Peruvian First Division football club which plays at the Estadio Alejandro Villanueva in the La Victoria District of Lima, Peru. It is the most famous and well supported club in the country and the oldest team in the Peruvian First Division.

Alianza enjoyed success throughout the first decades of their professional era. The club's success disappeared in the 1980s; in 1987, tragedy struck Alianza when nearly the entire squad and coaching staff were killed in an airplane crash as the team was returning from an away fixture,the team was one game away from winning the title ,the disaster worsened the title drought, which lasted until 1997. Alianza moved to its current stadium, named for Alejandro Villanueva, a player who is considered one of the most important Alianza and Peruvian strikers in the 1920s and 1930s.

The club is now one of the most successful teams of Peru along with its archrival Universitario de Deportes and powerhouse Sporting Cristal. It has won a total of 24 League titles of the Peruvian First Division. The club is one of the most popular sides in Peru, a distinction shared with Universitario. Alianza last won the League championship in 2006 and came in as runner-up in the 2009 and 2011 editions of the tournament.

Read more about Alianza Lima:  Colours, Rivalries, Stadium, Supporters, Presidents, Managers, Sponsors, Top Scorers, Current Squad, Notable Players, Records, Performance in CONMEBOL Competitions

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... Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD Boca Juniors 0 ... +3 América 1 ... +1 Alianza Lima 4 ... -4 July 16, 2007 Boca Juniors 2-0 Alianza Lima University of Phoenix Stadium Boselli 39 ...
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