Club Sporting Cristal is a Peruvian football team. Based in the Rímac District, in the department of Lima, it plays in the professional league known as the Peruvian First Division. Sporting Cristal has won the league title 15 times, and it is the Peruvian team with the third most National titles. All its titles have been won in the professional era.
It is one of the most popular football teams in Peru, along with Universitario de Deportes and Alianza Lima; it is the youngest of the three. In 1997, it became the second Peruvian football club to reach the final of the Copa Libertadores, an international competition.
Sporting Cristal plays home games at the Estadio San Martín de Porres, but they also play at the Estadio Nacional. They also use the Estadio Nacional when playing international competitions, such as Copa Libertadores.
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... Season Club Title 1961 Sporting Cristal Peruvian League 1962 Sporting Cristal Peruvian League 1966 Palmeiras Campeonato Paulista 1967 Palmeiras Taça Brasil 1970 Sporting Cristal Peruvian League 1972 ...
... Lech Poznań 11 Luis Trujillo DF 27.12.90 Alianza Lima 12 Julio Aliaga GK 26.07.89 Sporting Cristal 13 Carlos Zambrano DF 10.07.89 FC Schalke 04 14 ...
... goalscorer in the Torneo Apertura 2008 with 20 goals in 20 games playing for Sporting Cristal, also breaking Sergio Ibarra's record of 17 goals in a Torneo ... Cabellero's record of 29 goals in a single season with Sporting Cristal ... a year with Club Libertad, Ximénez returned to Sporting Cristal for the 2010 season ...
... announced that Revoredo left Universitario and signed a one year and half contract with Sporting Cristal ... His first game on his return to Cristal was away to Matute in the Alianza Lima - Sporting Cristal derby ... center back partner Walter Vilchez and helped Cristal keep a clean-sheet against Alianza, the first placed team in the league at the time ...
Famous quotes containing the words cristal and/or sporting:
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And they were a clad out in green;
Tho the King of Scotland had been there
The warst o them might hae been his Queen.
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Till we cam to yon bonny ha
Whare the roof was o the beaten gold
And the floor was o the cristal a.”
—Unknown. The Wee Wee Man (l. 2128)
“The Boston papers had never told me that there were seals in the harbor. I had always associated these with the Esquimaux and other outlandish people. Yet from the parlor windows all along the coast you may see families of them sporting on the flats. They were as strange to me as the merman would be. Ladies who never walk in the woods, sail over the sea. To go to sea! Why, it is to have the experience of Noah,to realize the deluge. Every vessel is an ark.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)