Sol de América

Founded In
1909
Location
Asunción, Paraguay

Sol de América

About Sol de América

Club Sol de América was first established in Barrio Obrero back in 1909. Nicknamed 'Los Danzarines', the team is part of a wider sports club, which competes in a number of sports, including basketball. The football team have enjoyed some occasional success in domestic competitions and have competed in multiple international competitions as a result of their league performances.

For much of their history, Sol de América have been somewhat of a yo-yo club, bouncing between the first and second tiers of the Paraguayan league system. In total, they have been crowned as champions of the second division on three occasions, with those wins coming in 1965, 1977 and 2006. However, at times they have been able to establish themselves in the Primera División and have challenged at the top end of the league table.

The team experienced a golden era in the 1980s and early 1990s, culminating in two Primera División title wins. Their first success came in 1986, with Sol de América seeing off competition from traditional giants, Olimpia. A second league title followed five years later, in 1991, with the team defeating Cerro Porteño in the final playoff. In addition, they were also successful in the 1988 edition of the now-defunct Torneo República. The club have represented Paraguay in the Copa Libertadores on six occasions in total and their best performance came in the 1989 season, where they were able to reach the quarter final stage of the tournament.

A number of talented players have represented the club over the years, with some of the most notable examples including Darío Segovia, Christopher Cubilla, Jorge Bernardo Cartaman and Jose'i Alfonso.

Sol de América's home matches are held at the Estadio Luis Alfonso Giagni, which first opened in 1984. The venue is named after a club executive and is able to hold up to 5,000 spectators.