Club Olimpia is a Paraguayan sport club based in Asunción. It is best known for its professional football team which plays in the Paraguayan Primera División. Is the most successful team in the country, having achieved 39 national titles.
Olimpia is one of eight teams to have won CONMEBOL's treble. Internationally, they are the only Paraguayan team to have won the Copa Libertadores, which they have done so three times. They are also the only team to have played in a Copa Libertadores finals at least once every decade since the start of the competition. In addition, they have also won the Intercontinental Cup once, the Recopa Sudamericana twice, the Supercopa Sudamericana once, and the Copa Interamericana once. IFFHS and FIFA named Olimpia one of the top five South American clubs of the 20th century and is one of the "Classic Clubs" in the history of soccer.
The club was founded in 1902 and is the oldest club in the country. They have a fierce rivalry with cross-town team Cerro Porteño, known as clásico del fútbol paraguayo. Although the reason of the rivalry is unknown, is believed that it was increased in the sixties and seventies, when the national and international success of Olimpia started to eclipse Cerro Porteño's popularity. The club's home stadium is Estadio Manuel Ferreira or even known as the Bosque de Para Uno.
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