is a sports club based in the District Tuyucuá of the city of Asuncion
, capital of Paraguay
. It was founded on July 30, 1905 and currently plays in the Paraguayan Primera División
. The club is known as the "Gumarelo" or "Repolleros".
Libertad is the third most victorious Paraguayan football club, having won fourteen national titles, they also participated of several editions of the Copa Libertadores
and the Copa Sudamericana
, reaching the semifinals of the Libertadores on two occasions in 1977 and 2006.
In 1905, political instability ruled in Paraguay
. A group of young men who arrived to Asunción
through the bay in a ship named "Sajonia" (Saxony), later renamed "Libertad" (liberty), led a triumphant revolution to take down the government who at that time was from the Partido Colorado
. The name of the ship that brought the young men who were part of the opposing political party
was an inspiration to Juan Manuel Sosa Escalada
, who along with some friends, decided to found a new sports club named Club Libertad
on July 30, 1905.
Since winning its first championship in 1910, Libertad has always been overshadowed by the two big clubs in Paraguay: Olimpia
and Cerro Porteño
, who together won most of the Paraguayan football national championships. Despite that, Libertad has confirmed the position of third "big" team in Paraguay by winning ten championships, one more than Club Guaraní
which has nine titles.... Read More