Cienciano del Cusco
A.D.F.P. Cienciano del Cusco, also known as Club Cienciano, is a professional football club based in Cusco, Peru that currently plays in the Peruvian Primera Division, the Liga 1.
The club was founded in 1901 by a group of students of the Glorioso Colegio Nacional de Ciencias del Cusco (Glorious National Science School of Cusco, the oldest school in Peru). They decided to give the club its name based on the word Ciencias, which means "Science"
It gained worldwide recognition after defeating River Plate in the finals of the 2003 Copa Sudamericana and Boca Juniors in the 2004 Recopa Sudamericana. To this day, Cienciano is the only Peruvian club to win an international competition. The club is playing their home match in the Estadio Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, commonly known as Estadio Garcilaso, with nearly 36,000 seats.
The club is represented by Presidente Sergio Ludeña (President), Fabrizio Canoci (Board member) and Felipe Trujillo Hormaza (International Consultant) and joined GFA on the 22nd of November 2021. It is our 19th GFA member club.