Peru National Team

Peru had a high rate of legends creation between 1950s and 1980s. Its first true legend is Alejandro Villanueva in the 1920s.Teodoro Fernandez was one of the best South American strikers in the late 1930s. The 1950s saw Alberto Terry and Valeriano Lopez as one of the leading attackers in the South Americas continent. The most glory era is the 1970s led by Teofilo Cubillas who was one of the superstars of the two World Cups with world-class teammates like Cesar Cueto, Hugo Sotil and Hector Chumpitaz. Since then,  the decline era has been spent without producing any world-class stars to the football game.

Peru


Location : South America
Copa America Participation : 28 Times
World Cup Participation : 4 Times (1970, 1978, 1982, 1986)
Achievement :  2 Times Copa America Winners (1939, 1975)
Most Caps : Roberto Palacios (122 Games)
Top Scorer :  Paolo Guerreo,Teolfilo Cubillas (26 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever : Teofilo Cubillas




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All-Time Peruvian Squad


1. Juan Valdivieso

Date Of Birth  : 6 May 1910
Position  : Goalkeeper
Height  : 174 cm
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima
Caps  : 10 Games
World Cup Participation : 1930 (1 Game)
Club Honours : 5 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Silver


2. Jaime Duarte

Date Of Birth  : 27 February 1955
Position  : Right-Back
Height  :  170 cm
Caps  : 54  Games
Major Club : Alianza Lima
World Cup Participation  : 1978, 1982
Club Honours  : 2 Times Peruvian League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :    None
Class  : Prince Bronze


3. Nicolas Fuentes

Date Of Birth  :  20 February 1941         
Position  :  Left-Back
Height  : 168 cm
Major Club  :  Universitario
Caps  : 17 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1970 (4 Games)
Club Honours  :  6 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Bronze 



4. Guillermo Delgado

Date Of Birth  :  26 April 1931   
Position : Center-Back
Height : 180 cm
Caps   :  36 Games
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :  2 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Gold

5. Hector Chumpitaz

Date Of Birth  : 12 April 1943
Height : 168 cm, Position : Center-Back
Caps  : 105 Games, Major Club  :  Universitario
World Cup Participation  : 1970, 1978 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Peruvian League
1972 Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-Up
International Honours    :   1975 Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement  :   1969 Best Defender CONMEBOL
All-Time Copa America All-Star Team
CONMEBOL All-Star Team In The Last 50 Years
Universitario Greatest Player Ever
Class : Queen Gold

6. Jose Velasquez

Date Of Birth  :  4 June 1952
Height  : 188 cm
Position  : Destroyer
Caps :  82 Games
Major Club  : Alianza Lima
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982 (8 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Peruvian League
International Honours : 1975 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement :  None
Class :  Prince Gold


7. Cesar Cueto

Date Of Birth  :  6 June 1952
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 167 cm
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima, Atletico Nacional
Caps  :  54 Games
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982 (9 Games)
Club Honours  :  3 Times Peruvian League
International Honours : 1975 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement :  1980 Peruvian Footballer Of The Year
Class :  Queen Bronze



8. Hugo Sotil

Date Of Birth  :  8 March 1949
Position  : Second Striker/ Right-Wing-Forward
Height : 169 cm, Caps: 62 Games (18 Goals)
Major Club :  Deportivo Municipal, Barcelona
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1978 (9 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Peruvian League
 1 Time Spanish La Liga
International Honours : 1975 Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement : 
2 Times Peruvian Footballer of The Year (1973, 1974)
Class :   Prince Gold

9. Teodoro Fernandez

Date Of Birth  :  20 May 1913    
Height  : 180 cm, Position : Target Striker
Major Club : Universitario
Caps : 32 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Scores Record : 157 Goals/ 180 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : Universitario All-Time Top Scorer
Peruvian League All-Time Most Top Scorers (7)
1939 Copa America Top Scorer - Best Player
Class : Prince Gold

10. Teofilo Cubillas

Date Of Birth  : 8 March 1949, Height : 173 cm
Nation  : Peru, Caps : 81 Games (26 Goals)
Position :  Attacking Midfielder, Major Club : Alianza Lima, FC Porto
Professional Score Record : 312 Goals/ 533 Games
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1978, 1982 (13 Games)
Club Honours : 2 Times Peruvian League
1 Time USA Soccer League, 1 Time Swiss League Cup
International Honours  : 1975 Copa America Winners
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Peruvian League Top Scorer
1970 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player
1972 Libertadores Cup Top Scorer, South American Footballer of The Year
1975 Copa America Best Player, 1978 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
1981 NASL All-Time All Star Team
Peru All-Time Top Scorer, IFFHS Peru Player of The Century
Alianza Lima All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever, CONMEBOL All-Time XI
Class : Queen Gold


11. Juan Joya

Date Of Birth  :  25 February 1934
Height : 180 cm, Position : Left-Winger
Caps : 9 Games, Major Club  : Alianza Lima, Penarol
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours : 6 Times Uruguayan League
2 Times Peruvian League
2 Times Copa Libertadores Cup (1961, 1966)
2 Times Intercontinental Cup (1961, 1966)
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Peruvian League Top Scorer
Class :  Queen Bronze

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Substitution


12. Jose Soriano

Date Of Birth  : 17 April 1917
Position : Goalkeeper
Height :  190 cm
Caps  :  5 Games
Major Club  :  River Plate
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 1 Time Argentine League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class : Prince Bronze



13. Norberto Solano

Date Of Birth  :  12 December 1974
Position :  Right-Side Midfielder/ Wing-Back
Height : 175 cm, Caps  : 95 Games     
Major Club  :  Newcastle United          
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours : 4 Times Peruvian League
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  
1997 Silver Ball South American Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver

14. Juan Manuel Vargas

Date Of Birth  :  5 October 1983
Position :  Left-Side Midfielder/Wing-Back
Height : 182 cm
Major Club  :  Universitario, Catania, Fiorentina
Caps : 39 Games
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours :  None
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Bronze
15. Julio Melendez

Date Of Birth : 11 April 1942
Height  : 185 cm, Position : Center-Back
Caps :  35 Games, Major Club :  Boca Juniors
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  :  2 Times Argentinean League
1 Time Peruvian League
1 Time Argentinean Cup
International Honours : 1975 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Class :  Prince Gold

16. Victor Benitez

Date Of Birth : 30 October 1936
Height : 172 cm, Position : Defensive Midfielder
Major Club : Alianza Lima, Boca, Milan, Roma
Caps  : 11 Games
World Cup Participation :  None
Club Honours   : 3 Times Peruvian League
1 Time Argentinean League
1 Time Copa Italia, 1963 European Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver

17. Segundo Castillo

Date Of Birth : 17 July 1913
Position : Central Holding Midfielder
Height  : 178 cm, Caps  : 12 Games
Major Club  :  Sport Boy, Deportivo Municipal
World Cup Participation  :  None
Club Honours  : 4 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement :  None
Class : Prince Silver



18. Juan Seminario

Date Of Birth  : 22 July 1936
Position :  Left-Wing-Forward
Height : 177 cm
Major Club  :  Real Zaragoza, Barcelona
Caps  : 19 Games (6 Games)          
World Cup Participation  : None
Club Honours  : 1966 Inter Cities Fair Cup
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Spanish League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Gold


19. Julio Cesar Uribe

Date Of Birth  : 9 May 1958      
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 172 cm, Caps  : 39 Games
Major Club : Sporting Cristal
World Cup Participation  : 1974 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Mexican League
4 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  :  None
Individual Achievement : Sporting Cristal Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Silver

20. Alberto Terry

Date Of Birth : 16 May 1929    
Position : Attacking Midfielder/ Second Striker
Height  : 173 cm
Major Club  :  Universitario
Caps  : 25 Games (11 Goals)
World Cup Participation :  None
Club Honours  : 2 Times Peruvian League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 
1 Time Peruvian League Top Scorer
Class :  Prince Gold

21. Alejandro Villanueva

Date Of Birth  :  4 June 1908     
Position  : Forward
Height  :  192 cm
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima
Caps  : 11 Games (6 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  1930 (2 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Peruvian League
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Peruvian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



22. Valeriano Lopez

Date Of Birth  :  4 May 1926      
Position : Target  Striker
Height  : 188 cm
Caps  : 12 Games (11 Goals)
Major Club  : Sport Boy, Alianza Lima
World Cup Participation  : None
Professional Scores Record : 207 Goals/ 199 Games
Club Honours  : 4 Times Peruvian League
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Peruvian League Top Scorer
1 Time South American League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Gold







Manager 

Marcos Calderon
Year Of Birth :  27 June 1920
Major Team :  Universitario
Major Achievement :  10 Times Peruvian League
1975 Copa America Winner
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Attacking
Class  :  Prince Silver




Conclusion of Squad

GK : Jose Valdivieso, Jose Soriano
DF :  Nicolas Fuentes, Guillermo Delgado, Hector Chumpitaz, Julio Melendez, Juan Manuel Vargas, Jaime Duarte
MF : Jose Velazquez, Victor Benitez, Segundo Castillo, Cesar Cueto, Julio Cesar Uribe, Alberto Terry, Teofilo Cubillas (Captain), Juan Joya, Juan Seminario, Norberto Solano
FW :  Hugo Sotil, Alejandro Villanueva, Teodoro Fernandez, Valeriano Lopez
Manager : Marcos Calderon


Formation XI (4-2-3-1)



Explanation of Formation

The team strategy is Tiki-Taka to dominate ball possession for the gold opportunity to score. Valdivieso is selected as a first choice keeper. Fuentes and Duarte both are assigned to support the wing area regularly when Joya or Sotil move inside. Chumpitaz is a creative sweeper as a main player to set the game from the back-line. Delgado would strongly protect the central defense area in front of him. Velasquez is a tireless destroyer with a quality of coordination to other midfielders. Joya and Sotil is positioned in semi-side offensive midfield area, has a main duty to support scoring. Cueto is responsible to create the game from central midfield area to trequarter area. Cubillas is a key player of the team to dangerously get through the opponents behind the finisher likes Teodoro Fernandez.


Stadium

Estadio El Monumental U



Opened :  2000
City : Lima
Capacity : 80, 000 Seats
Field Dimension : 115x77m









Statistics

By Decade
By Class
By Club
1930s : 3
1940s : -
1950s :  4
1960s :  4
1970s :  7
1980s :  2
1990s : -
2000s : 1

King : -
Queen : 4
Prince :  18


Alianza Lima  : 10
Universitario : 7
Sporting Crystal : 2
Deportivo Municipal : 1



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Major Reserved Player


Oscar Gomez Sanchez

Date Of Birth  :  31 December 1934
Position : Left-Winger/ Second Striker
Height :  Unavailable
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima
Caps  : 26 Games (14 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1970 (4 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Peruvian League
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement :   None
Class : Prince Silver







Juan Jose Munante

Date Of Birth  : 12 June 1948 
Height : 181 cm, Position : Right-Winger
Major Club  : Universitario, Atltico Espanol
Caps : 48 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1978
Club Honours  : 2 Times Peruvian League
1 Time Mexican League
1972 Copa Libertadores Cup Runner-up
1975 CONCACAF Champion League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Peruvian League Top Scorer

Class : Prince Silver



Pedro Pablo Leon

Date Of Birth  : 26 March 1943 
Height : 176 cm, Position : Second Striker
Major Club  :  Alianza Lima
Caps : 49 Games (15 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1970
Club Honours  : 3 Times Peruvian League
1 Time Ecuadorian League
1 Time Venezuelan League
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement : 2 Times Peruvian League Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver

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Minor Reserved Player

Defender

Jose Fernandez

Midfielder

Roberto Challe
Ramon Mifflin
Alberto Gallardo
Juan Carlos Oblitas

Forward

Jorge Alcade   
Claudio Pizarro
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The Greatest Peruvian Footballers of All-Time

1. Teofilo Cubillas
2. Hector Chumpitaz
3. Cesar Cueto
4. Teodoro Fernandez
5. Juan Joya
6. Veleriano Lopez
7. Alberto Terry
8. Hugo Sotil
9. Juan Seminario
10. Jose Velasquez


7 comments:

  1. Anonymous21/6/15

    No Jefferson Farfan? Anywhere!

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    1. Kicker rate him in only 2 international-class seasons from total 7 seasons he has played, is not passed criteria to be named in the all-time squad.

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    2. Anonymous23/6/15

      Check this out! Very high ratings and certainly more reliable than kicker since it's based of stat (facts) and not subjective opinion. http://www.whoscored.com/Players/5725/History/Jefferson-Farfn

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  2. Forgot Guerrero and Pizarro

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    1. Not forget but they've not collected international-class seasons enough ( at least five)

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  3. Anonymous29/6/16

    jorge sarmiento?

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  4. Anonymous17/9/16

    jorge sarmiento?

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