General Díaz

Founded In
1917
Location
Luque, Paraguay

General Díaz

About General Díaz

General Díaz Football Club was founded in November 1917 in the city of Luque. The team takes its name from General José Hedwig Diaz, who fought in the War of the Triple Alliance. In addition, they have several nicknames, including Águilas de Luque (The Luque Eagles) and Olimpia' í (Little Olimpia). They have risen to promincence within Paraguay in recent season, having previously spent much of their history in the lower divisions of the country's football league pyramid.

For many years, General Díaz competed in the Regional League system and their most successful spell during this era came during the 1960s. In 1966, the team were crowned as champions of the Liga Luqueña de Fútbol and they followed this success up with consecutive wins in 1967 and 1968. As a result of these consistent performances, during the 1970s, General Díaz were transferred to the main Paraguayan league system.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the team have made a rapid ascent through the divisions. In 2006, they were runners up in the Third Division, which gained them promotion to the División Intermedia. The following year, General Díaz were runners up in the División Intermedia and competed against 12 de Octubre Football Club in a promotion playoff game. Unfortunately, they lost the playoff and failed to gain promotion. However, after a few mid table seasons, the team finished top of the División Intermedia in 2012 and earned their first ever promotion to the Primera División.

Some of the most notable footballers to have represented General Díaz over the years include Julio César Yegros, Derlis Orué and Ignacio Rolón.

The club's home matches are staged at the Estadio General Adrián Jara, which is sometimes known as the 'Nest of the Eagles'. The venue first opened in 1974 and was expanded in 2013. As a result, it is now able to hold a maximum of 4,500 spectators.