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Academia Deportiva Cantolao (Peru)

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Academia Deportiva Cantolao image by Ivan Sache, 2 May 2018
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Academia Deportiva Cantolao was established in 1981 in the popular sea resort of Cantolao, part of the town of Callao, by a group of parents whose children wished to play football. The current President of the club, Dante Mandriotti, was among the founders. Since then, the club has gained national fame for its youth academy, which has now 65 branches in Lima, another 16 in the provinces, and even 1 in Australia.

The most famous player educated in Cantolao is the striker Claudio Pizzaro (b. 1978), who achieved most of his professional career in the German Bundesliga. Nicknamed "Andes Bomber", a straightforward reference to the legendary Gerd Müller, Pizzaro won six times the Bundesliga, five times the German Cup, and the UEFA Champions League (2012-2013) with Bayern Munich (2001-2007, 2012-2015; 224 caps, 87 goals), and another German Cup with Werder Bremen (1999-2001, 2008-2012, 2015-2017; 206 caps, 124 goals, all-time top scorer). Fifth all-time top scorer in Bundesliga (192 goals in 444 matches), Pizzaro is the top foreign scorer. Pizzaro played 85 matches for the Peruvian national team, scoring 20 goals (fifth all-time top scorer)

Academia Deportiva Cantolao maintains an adult, professional team, winner of the Second League in 2017.
Club website

The flag of Academia Deportiva Cantolao is yellow with the club's emblem.


The emblem features a dolphin placed vertically and surrounded by the club's name forming an oval, the first "o" of "Cantolao" being replaced by a football ball placed over the dolphin's head.
Ivan Sache, 2 May 2018