América De Cali

América S.A.D., commonly known as América de Cali or simply América is a Colombian football club based in Cali. They currently play in the Categoría Primera B.

América de Cali has success at both the domestic and international level. With thirteen national championships, they are tied with Millonarios as the most successful team in Colombia. Internationally, they were the runner-up of the Copa Libertadores for three consecutive years from 1985–1987, and in 1996. They lost twice with River Plate, once with Argentinos Juniors (both from Argentina) and once with Peñarol of Uruguay. They finally won an international trophy after winning the 1999 Copa Merconorte against local rivals Santa Fe.

Despite a lack of international accolades, IFFHS named América de Cali one of the top-ten clubs in South America in the 20th century. In 2011, América became the most successful Colombian team that has ever been relegated to the local second division.

The club was officially founded in 1927, but traces it origins to the América Football Club founded in 1918. América has rivalries with a number of teams in Colombia, most notabily with crosstown rivals Deportivo Cali. Matches between them are known as the "Clásico vallecaucano". Other rival clubs include Atlético Nacional and Millonarios. The club plays their home matches at Estadio Pascual Guerrero.

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