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Throughout its 98-year history,[1] a large number of Soccer Players from the Universitario de Deportes have worn the first team jersey and many of them have represented Peru on their national soccer team.[2] Teodoro Fernández is the maximum idol of the institution,[3][4] as well as its historical scorer with 156 goals.[5] He is considered one of the best soccer players in the history of Peru.[6][7][8][9]

When Teodoro Fernández began to think about his retirement, the soccer player Alberto Terry was the one who succeeded him and managed to win the appreciation of the club's fans.[10]

Teodoro Fernández is the maximum idol of the club
Teodoro Fernández is the maximum idol of the club

This article lists footballers who currently are or have previously played for Peruvian football (soccer) team Universitario de Deportes.

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Club Universitario de Deportes

Club Universitario de Deportes

Club Universitario de Deportes, popularly known as Universitario or simply as La "U", is a Peruvian football club located in Lima. The club was founded in 1924 under the name Federación Universitaria by students of the National University of San Marcos but was forced to rename in 1931. Since 1928, the club competes in the top tier of Peruvian football, the Torneo Descentralizado. In 2000, they opened the 85,000-capacity stadium Estadio Monumental, currently the largest stadium in Peru and in South America, retiring their smaller Estadio Teodoro Lolo Fernández. Universitario and Alianza Lima participate in the Peruvian Clásico, which has its roots in the club's first participation in the Primera División in 1928. It also has rivalries with Sporting Cristal, Deportivo Municipal, and Sport Boys.

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro "Lolo" Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian professional footballer who played as forward. All his football work was carried out as a player of the Universitario de Deportes of the Peruvian First Division. He was champion, best player and top scorer in the 1939 Copa América. He is the top idol of Universitario de Deportes and Peruvian First Division.

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry Arias-Schreiber, popularly known as "Toto," was a Peruvian footballer who played for Universitario de Deportes, Sporting Cristal, and the Peru national football team. He is recognized as one of Peru's most important midfielders. His brother is Wuayo Rivera, he has his granddaughters Mariana Zuñiga and Luana Zuñiga.

Peru

Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of 34 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

List of players

Name Nat Pos Club Universitario career Apps Goals
Mario de las Casas Peru Defender 1928–1929
Rafael Quirós Peru Defender 1929–1935
Alberto Denegri Peru Midfielder 1929–1935
Eduardo Astengo Peru Defender 1928–1934
Carlos Cillóniz Peru Forward 1928–1934
Luis de Souza Ferreira Peru Forward 1926–1934
Jorge Góngora Peru Midfielder 1924–1936
Plácido Galindo Peru Forward 1928–1931
Pablo Pacheco Peru Forward 1928–1932
Juan Criado Peru Goalkeeper 1922–1935
Arturo Fernández Peru Defender 1930–1940
Teodoro Fernández Peru Forward 1931–1953 180 153
Orestes Jordán Peru Defender 1934–1944
Pablo Pacheco Peru Forward
Carlos Tovar Peru Midfielder 1932–1943
Juan Honores Peru Goalkeeper 1935–1940
Enrique Perales Peru Defender 1938–1940
César Socarraz Peru Forward 1930–1940
Segundo Castillo Peru Midfielder 1948–1949
1951–1952
Jacinto Villalba Peru Forward 1945
1955–1961
Andrés da Silva Peru Defender 1944-1955 155
Eduardo Fernández Meyzán Peru Forward 1939-1946
1950–1951
Walter Ormeño Peru Goalkeeper 1946-1949
Pablo Pasache Peru Midfielder 1945-1946
Jorge Alcalde[11] Peru Forward 1948-1951 37 28
Alberto Terry Peru Midfielder 1947-1958 210 115
Carlos Valdivia Peru Midfielder 1949
1951-1953

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Mario de las Casas

Mario de las Casas

Mario de las Casas Ramírez was a Peruvian football defender who played for Peru in the 1930 FIFA World Cup and the 1935 Campeonato Sudamericano.

Peru

Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of 34 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

Defender (association football)

Defender (association football)

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield position whose primary role is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposition from scoring.

Alberto Denegri

Alberto Denegri

Alberto Luis Denegri was a Peruvian football midfielder who played for Peru in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Universitario de Deportes.

Midfielder

Midfielder

A midfielder is an outfield position in association football. Midfielders may play an exclusively defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are in that case known as defensive midfielders. As central midfielders often go across boundaries, with mobility and passing ability, they are often referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box midfielders, or holding midfielders. There are also attacking midfielders with limited defensive assignments.

Eduardo Astengo

Eduardo Astengo

Eduardo Virgilio Gerónimo Astengo Campodonico was a Peruvian football midfielder.

Carlos Cillóniz

Carlos Cillóniz

Carlos Cillóniz Oberti was a Peruvian football forward. He was also Universitario de Deportes' ninth president.

Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forwards are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

Luis de Souza

Luis de Souza

Luis Emilio de Souza Ferreira Huby was a football forward player from Peru who played for Universitario de Deportes.

Jorge Góngora

Jorge Góngora

Jorge Góngora Montalván was a former Peruvian footballer who played for clubs Universitario de Deportes in Peru, Unión Española in Chile and the Peru national football team in the FIFA World Cup Uruguay 1930.

All Time XI

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Carlos Tovar

Carlos Tovar

Carlos Tovar Venegas was a Peruvian international football player. He participated with the Peru national football team at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Héctor Chumpitaz

Héctor Chumpitaz

Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles is a former footballer from Peru. Voted one of the greatest defenders of all times, among the 30 best defenders in football history and included within the 100 best players in the history of the Soccer World Cup by FIFA in 2018. He is also a member of the Historic Ideal Team of Copa América by CONMEBOL. In addition to being the seventh South American defender with the highest score in soccer history, after scoring 65 official goals.

Arturo Fernández (footballer)

Arturo Fernández (footballer)

Arturo Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian football defender who played for Peru in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Universitario de Deportes, and for Peru at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Nicolás Fuentes

Nicolás Fuentes

Domingo Nicolás Fuentes Zegarra was a Peruvian footballer who played as a left-back.

Roberto Challe

Roberto Challe

Roberto Carlos Chale Olarte, "Roberto Chale" is a Peruvian former football player, recognized as one of Peru's most important midfielders. He was born in Lima.

Percy Rojas

Percy Rojas

Percy Rojas Montero is a retired football midfielder from Peru. He played on Selección de fútbol de Perú at two FIFA World Cups. He played in the 1975 Copa América Finals with the Peru national team.

José Luis Carranza

José Luis Carranza

José Luis Carranza Vivanco is a former footballer who played as a midfielder for his entire club career at Universitario de Deportes. Carranza also played for the Peru national football team, making 55 appearances from 1988 to 1997.

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry Arias-Schreiber, popularly known as "Toto," was a Peruvian footballer who played for Universitario de Deportes, Sporting Cristal, and the Peru national football team. He is recognized as one of Peru's most important midfielders. His brother is Wuayo Rivera, he has his granddaughters Mariana Zuñiga and Luana Zuñiga.

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro "Lolo" Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian professional footballer who played as forward. All his football work was carried out as a player of the Universitario de Deportes of the Peruvian First Division. He was champion, best player and top scorer in the 1939 Copa América. He is the top idol of Universitario de Deportes and Peruvian First Division.

Juan Carlos Oblitas

Juan Carlos Oblitas

Juan Carlos Oblitas Saba is a retired Peruvian footballer, who is a football manager, who is nicknamed El Ciego. Oblitas was an extraordinary outside left wing forward at the national team level for Peru back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Noted Players

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Peru

Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of 34 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro "Lolo" Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian professional footballer who played as forward. All his football work was carried out as a player of the Universitario de Deportes of the Peruvian First Division. He was champion, best player and top scorer in the 1939 Copa América. He is the top idol of Universitario de Deportes and Peruvian First Division.

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry

Alberto Terry Arias-Schreiber, popularly known as "Toto," was a Peruvian footballer who played for Universitario de Deportes, Sporting Cristal, and the Peru national football team. He is recognized as one of Peru's most important midfielders. His brother is Wuayo Rivera, he has his granddaughters Mariana Zuñiga and Luana Zuñiga.

Héctor Chumpitaz

Héctor Chumpitaz

Héctor Eduardo Chumpitaz Gonzáles is a former footballer from Peru. Voted one of the greatest defenders of all times, among the 30 best defenders in football history and included within the 100 best players in the history of the Soccer World Cup by FIFA in 2018. He is also a member of the Historic Ideal Team of Copa América by CONMEBOL. In addition to being the seventh South American defender with the highest score in soccer history, after scoring 65 official goals.

Germán Leguía

Germán Leguía

Germán Carlos Leguía Dragó, also known as Cocoliche, is a retired professional football striker and midfielder from Peru.

Luis Cruzado

Luis Cruzado

Luis Fernando Cruzado Sánchez was a Peruvian footballer who played as a midfielder for Peru in the 1970 FIFA World Cup.

Arturo Fernández (footballer)

Arturo Fernández (footballer)

Arturo Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian football defender who played for Peru in the 1930 FIFA World Cup. He also played for Universitario de Deportes, and for Peru at the 1936 Summer Olympics.

César Socarraz

César Socarraz

César Augusto Socarraz was a Peruvian footballer who played for Universitario de Deportes in Peru, Colo-Colo in Chile, and the Peru national football team in Copa Américas 1939 and 1941.

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Peru

Peru

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of 34 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro Fernández

Teodoro "Lolo" Fernández Meyzán was a Peruvian professional footballer who played as forward. All his football work was carried out as a player of the Universitario de Deportes of the Peruvian First Division. He was champion, best player and top scorer in the 1939 Copa América. He is the top idol of Universitario de Deportes and Peruvian First Division.

Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forwards are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

José Luis Carranza

José Luis Carranza

José Luis Carranza Vivanco is a former footballer who played as a midfielder for his entire club career at Universitario de Deportes. Carranza also played for the Peru national football team, making 55 appearances from 1988 to 1997.

Midfielder

Midfielder

A midfielder is an outfield position in association football. Midfielders may play an exclusively defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are in that case known as defensive midfielders. As central midfielders often go across boundaries, with mobility and passing ability, they are often referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box midfielders, or holding midfielders. There are also attacking midfielders with limited defensive assignments.

Current squad 2023

As of 24 January 2023

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Peru PER José Carvallo (captain)
2 DF Peru PER Marco Saravia
DF Paraguay PAR Williams Riveros
5 DF Argentina ARG Matías Di Benedetto
6 DF Peru PER José Luján
7 FW Peru PER Alexander Succar
8 MF Peru PER Jordan Guivin
10 MF Peru PER Horacio Calcaterra
11 FW Peru PER Luis Urruti
12 GK Peru PER Aamet Calderón
14 DF Peru PER José Bolívar
15 FW Argentina ARG Emanuel Herrera
16 MF Argentina ARG Martín Pérez Guedes
17 FW Peru PER José Rivera
18 MF Chile CHI Rodrigo Ureña
19 MF Peru PER Alfonso Barco
No. Pos. Nation Player
20 FW Peru PER Alex Valera
21 GK Peru PER Diego Romero
23 MF Peru PER Jorge Murrugarra
24 FW Peru PER Andy Polo
26 DF Peru PER Hugo Ancajima
27 DF Peru PER Nelson Cabanillas
28 DF Peru PER José Zevallos
29 DF Peru PER Aldo Corzo
30 DF Peru PER Piero Guzmán
31 DF Peru PER Jerry Navarro
32 FW Peru PER José López
33 FW Peru PER Joseph Valladolid
34 GK Peru PER Alejandro Alcalá
35 MF Peru PER Josué Oré
36 MF Peru PER Piero Quispe

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FIFA eligibility rules

FIFA eligibility rules

As the governing body of association football, FIFA is responsible for maintaining and implementing the rules that determine whether an association football player is eligible to represent a particular country in officially recognised international competitions and friendly matches. In the 20th century, FIFA allowed a player to represent any national team, as long as the player held citizenship of that country. In 2004, in reaction to the growing trend towards naturalisation of foreign players in some countries, FIFA implemented a significant new ruling that requires a player to demonstrate a "clear connection" to any country they wish to represent. FIFA has used its authority to overturn results of competitive international matches that feature ineligible players.

Goalkeeper (association football)

Goalkeeper (association football)

The goal-keeper is a position in association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport. The goalkeeper's main role is to stop the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by having the goalkeeper move into the trajectory of the ball to either catch it or direct it further from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are allowed to use their hands, giving them the sole rights on the field to handle the ball. The goalkeeper is indicated by wearing a different coloured kit from their teammates and opposition.

Peruvian Football Federation

Peruvian Football Federation

The Peruvian Football Federation is the body that governs Association football in Peru. It was founded on August 23, 1922, and affiliated in 1924. A member of CONMEBOL since 1925, it directly oversees the Peru national football team, the Copa Federación, and the amateur leagues.

José Carvallo

José Carvallo

José Aurelio Carvallo Alonso is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Peruvian Liga 1 club Universitario de Deportes.

Captain (association football)

Captain (association football)

The team captain of an association football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team; they are often one of the older or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can heavily influence a game or has good leadership qualities. The team captain is usually identified by the wearing of an armband.

Defender (association football)

Defender (association football)

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield position whose primary role is to stop attacks during the game and prevent the opposition from scoring.

Marco Saravia

Marco Saravia

Marco Antonio Saravia Antinori is a Peruvian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Peruvian Primera División side Universitario de Deportes.

Paraguayan Football Association

Paraguayan Football Association

The Paraguayan Football Association, is the omnibus governing body of football in Paraguay. It organizes the Paraguayan football league, including futsal and beach soccer, as well as and the Paraguay national football team. It is based in the city of Luque, near the capital city, Asunción. Football is the most popular sport in Paraguay.

Argentine Football Association

Argentine Football Association

The Argentine Football Association is the governing body of football in Argentina based in Buenos Aires. It organises the main divisions of Argentine league system, including domestic cups: Copa Argentina, Supercopa Argentina, Copa de la Liga Profesional, Trofeo de Campeones de la Liga Profesional and the Supercopa Internacional. The body also manages all the Argentina national teams, including the Senior, U-20, U-17, U-15, Olympic and women's squads. Secondly, it also organizes the women's, children, youth, futsal, and other local leagues.

Forward (association football)

Forward (association football)

Forwards are outfield positions in an association football team who play the furthest up the pitch and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals as well as assisting them. As with any attacking player, the role of the forward relies heavily on being able to create space for attack.

Alexander Succar

Alexander Succar

Alexander Nasim Succar Cañote is a Peruvian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Peruvian club Universitario de Deportes.

Midfielder

Midfielder

A midfielder is an outfield position in association football. Midfielders may play an exclusively defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are in that case known as defensive midfielders. As central midfielders often go across boundaries, with mobility and passing ability, they are often referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box midfielders, or holding midfielders. There are also attacking midfielders with limited defensive assignments.

Source: "List of Club Universitario de Deportes players", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 30th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Club_Universitario_de_Deportes_players.

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