Fixtures

El Salvador Apertura 08/17 20:00 9 Alianza FC vs Jocoro FC - View
CONCACAF League 08/18 02:00 4 Verdes FC vs Alianza FC - View
El Salvador Apertura 08/20 20:00 10 CD Aguila vs Alianza FC - View
CONCACAF League 08/25 02:15 4 Alianza FC vs Verdes FC - View
El Salvador Apertura 08/27 18:00 11 Alianza FC vs CD FAS - View
El Salvador Apertura 09/03 18:00 12 CD Luis Angel Firpo vs Alianza FC - View

Results

El Salvador Apertura 08/13 18:00 8 AD Isidro Metapan v Alianza FC - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 08/06 20:00 7 AD Chalatenango v Alianza FC - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 08/03 18:00 6 CD Dragon v Alianza FC - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 07/30 20:00 5 Alianza FC v Santa Tecla - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 07/24 21:00 4 CD Platense Zacatecoluca v Alianza FC - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 07/21 01:15 3 Alianza FC San Salvador v Atletico Marte - PPT.
El Salvador Apertura 07/17 01:00 2 [3] Alianza FC San Salvador v Once Deportivo de Ahuachapán [3] - CANC
El Salvador Apertura 07/14 01:15 1 [7] Alianza FC San Salvador v CD Luis Angel Firpo [7] W 2-1
El Salvador Clausura 05/29 21:00 1 [1] Alianza FC San Salvador v CD Aguila [2] W 6-5
El Salvador Clausura 05/22 21:15 2 [1] Alianza FC San Salvador v CD Platense Zacatecoluca [4] W 3-1
El Salvador Clausura 05/18 20:30 2 [4] CD Platense Zacatecoluca v Alianza FC San Salvador [1] L 1-0
El Salvador Clausura 05/15 21:15 3 [1] Alianza FC San Salvador v CD Luis Angel Firpo [8] W 2-1

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 54 29 25
Wins 35 21 14
Draws 10 6 4
Losses 9 2 7
Goals for 94 52 42
Goals against 48 19 29
Clean sheets 23 14 9
Failed to score 8 4 4

Wikipedia - Alianza F.C.

Alianza Fútbol Club, also known simply as Alianza, is a football club based in San Salvador, El Salvador. Founded in 1958, Alianza was almost immediately successful, winning its first championships in the 1966 and 1967 Salvadoran seasons. Even more significantly, Alianza was the first Central American and Salvadoran club to win the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in 1967, and is currently one of only three Salvadoran teams to have done so.

History

The beginning

Atlético La Constancia was formed in 1958 by a group of workers in San Salvador. Although small in terms of financial status, they were able to reach the Liga de Ascenso (second division) final in 1958. They lost 2–0 in a two legged series against Águila. The club, however, purchased a spot in the first division at the expense of Once Municipal. This enabled them to gain the sponsorship of the Intercontinental Hotel and its president, Peruvian Axel Hochkoeppler.

Because of Hochkoeppler's support, Alianza FC president Enrique Sol Meza decided to name the club Alianza FC in honor of Alianza Lima. Hernán Vivanco joined the club as the coach and began getting the players to play an exciting style of football. That style and a strong advertising campaign quickly won over the support of the population of San Salvador. Before long, Alianza was surpassing Juventud Olímpica as the nation's most popular club.

One of Alianza's greatest triumphs happened in 1966, when they defeated a Santos side that included the great Pelé. The win took place at the Estadio Nacional Flor Blanc, and featured the efforts of loaned Argentines Dante Juárez, Juan Verón and Santiago, all on loan at the time.

Orquesta Blanca

1966 was also the year that Alianza won its first tile. Due to the cohesion and speed with which Hernán Carrasco had the team playing, Alianza became known as La Orquesta Alba (the Dawn Orchestra). The team was made up of many great players, including Edgar "Pata Gorda" Morales, Roberto "La Burra" Rivas, Alberto "Pechuga" Villalta, Raúl "Araña" Magaña, Guido Alvarado, Salvador Mariona, Mario Monge, Luis "Cascarita" Tapia, Miguel "El Chueco" Hermosilla, Ricardo Sepúlveda and Jorge "El Conejo" Liévano.

The team won fifteen straight matches on their way to the league championship, where they defeated Águila 2–1. Goals were scored by Hermosilla and Mario Monge. In all, "La Orquesta Alba" outscored their opponents eighty-three to thirty-nine and won twenty of their thirty-six matches.

The club repeated as champions in 1967, defeating Sonsonate FC 5–1 in the finals. They then went on to become the first El Salvadoran club to win the CONCACAF Champions' Cup, defeating Jong Colombia over a three-leg series. Alianza lost the first leg, but won the second to force a replay. They prevailed 5–3, with Tapia and Flores scoring twice each.

Decline and title drought

After the 1967 title, members of the Orquestra began retiring. Players like Brazilian internationals Camargo, Taneses and Nilton Rodarte, Peruvian international Fernando Alva, Uruguayan international Julio César "El Pocho" Cortés, Chilean international Hugo Ottensen came through the ranks. So too did domestic players including Miguel "La Mica" González, Herbert Machón, "Míchel" Cornejo, Armando Cortez Sandoval, Jaime "Samba" Saravia, Roberto "El Cuchillo" Guerra, Jaime "La Chelona" Rodríguez and Carlos "El Cacho" Meléndez. However, the 1970s were less successful than the 1960s.

They reached the playoff finals four times (1971, 1973, 1975–76, and 1978–79) but finished runner-up each time. Then, after a string of disappointing seasons, the club came out of the wilderness to challenge for the title in 1985. However, they would be runners-up again, losing 5–2 to city rivals Atlético Marte.

Title success

In 1986, the title drought finally ended. Ricardo Sepúlveda, a member of "The Orquesta Alba", returned to the club as a manager and led them to their third championship and first in twenty years. The championship match pitted Alianza against Águila, and it ended 0–0 after extra time. The game went to penalties, and Alianza won 3–1, with Carlos Reyes scoring the decisive goal. A corner had been turned.

The brilliance of Chilean Raúl Toro powered Alianza to a fourth title in 1989; he scored the winning goal in the final against Luis Ángel Firpo. 1993–94 saw a fifth crown, as the Uruguayan Gustavo Faral managed the club to a 2–1 championship win over FAS.

1997 saw Alianza win its second international championship, when they defeated Deportivo Saprissa from Costa Rica to win the UNCAF Club Championship. The management of technician Juan Carlos Masnik and the heroic efforts of players such as Horacio Lugo, Marcelo Bauza, Uruguayan Alejandro Curbelo and Adrián de la Cruz powered the team to two more titles soon after.

The Invincibles

Alianza went through the Apertura 2017 season undefeated, becoming the first Salvadoran side to achieve such a feat. Their 4–1 win over Santa Tecla in the final was the icing on the cake, and saw a double from Rodolfo Zelaya, plus strikes from league leading goalscorer Gustavo Guerreño, and midfielder Marvin Monterrosa.[1]