Cerro Porteño PF

Founded In
Presidente Franco, Paraguay

About Cerro Porteño PF

Club Cerro Porteño de Presidente Franco, often known more simply as Club Cerro Porteño PF, was first established in August 1967. Based in the city of Presidente Franco, the team play in the same colours as traditional Paraguayan giants, Club Cerro Porteño. They are nicknamed 'El Ciclón del Este', which translates to the 'Eastern Cyclone' and have spent most of their history in the regional divisions of the Paraguayan league system and the lower tiers of the country's main league pyramid.

Over the years, the team's main rivals have been Club Atlético 3 de Febrero, who are based in the nearby city of Ciudad del Este. The rivaly between the two sides has been contested in the regional, third and second tiers of the league system and is known within the country as 'El Clásico del Este', or the Classic of the East, in reference to their location on the east coast.

The 1990s saw the team win four Regional Championship titles, with those wins coming in 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1997. As a result of their 1997 success, they were granted entry to the main league system in Paraguayan football. In 2001, the club were crowned as champions of the Paraguayan Third Division, granting them access to the División Intermedia. Then, in 2011, the club experienced its greatest success to date, as Cerro Porteño PF won the División Intermedia and gained promotion to the Primera División for the first time in history.

Cerro Porteño PF's home matches are held at the Estadio Felipe Giménez, which first opened back in 2003. Previously known as Juan Eudes Pereira, the venue now takes its name from one of club's former presidents. It is one of the smaller stadiums in the Primera División and is currently able to hold up to 5,000 spectators.

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