Sportivo Luqueño

Founded In
1921
Location
Luque, Paraguay

Sportivo Luqueño

About Sportivo Luqueño

Club Sportivo Luqueño was first established in May 1921, as a result of a merger between three previously-existing teams: General Aquino, Vencedor and Marte Atlético. The team are based in the city of Luque, where they have a large following, with much of the city decorated in the club's traditional colours of yellow and blue. Over the years, Sportivo Luqueño have enjoyed occasional success within Paraguayan football and have represented their country in a number of international tournaments.

After the club's foundation, the team made excellent progress on the field. In 1924, they won the second division title and gained promotion and within four years of their foundation, they were challenging for the Primera División title. 

The 1950s brought about the side's most successful era, with Sportivo Luqueño winning two league titles. Their first success came in 1951 and although they were uable to successfully defend their title, they followed it up with a second league win in 1953. However, throughout history, the team have also experienced their fair share of troubles. In the years that followed their title wins, they were relegated back to the second division on multiple occasions. In the 2007 season, after re-establishing themselves as serious title contenders, Sportivo Luqueño won the Torneo Apertura and advanced to the championship game, where they played the Torneo Clausura winner, Libertad. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg, Libertad went on to win the second leg of the playoff 2-0, meaning that Sportivo Luqueño finished the overall season as runners up. 

Some of the most notable players to have represented the club include names like Julio César Romero, Juan Torales and Carlos Humberto Paredes, all of whom have also been regulars for the Paraguay national team.

Sportivo Luqueño's home matches are held at the Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, which was built in 1999 for use in that year's Copa América tournament. The venue is able to hold up to 25,000 spectators.