1664826855 What happened to Pacifico FC the club that brought together

What happened to Pacífico FC, the club that brought together ‘Condor’ Mendoza, Carty, Olcese and Cantoro?

What happened to Pacifico FC the club that brought together

For the 2013 edition of the Decentralized Championship (former name of the First League of Peru), Sport Boys del Callao said goodbye to the tournament, but the pink color remained among the participating jerseys due to the slump in the Pacific Sports Club F.C.

The humble team from San Martín de Porres (who wear the same shades as La Misilera) made their debut in the top category this season after being declared second tier champions a year earlier. To fight in the tournament, the directors assembled a roster full of experienced people in all areas of the field.

In goal was goalie Johnny Vegas (then 37 years old) who – despite being a goalie – scored two goals that season. In defence, the central duo consisted of Francisco ‘Manzanón’ Hernández (37) and Frank Rojas (34).

Pacífico FC only lasted a year in the first division. Photo: GLR

They were considered the “brains” of the midfield Marko Ciurlizza (35 years) and Aldo Olcese (39 years), just behind attacking midfielder Mauro Cantoro (37 years). Up front, the trident consisted of Andrés Mendoza (35 years old), Gustavo Vassallo (35 years old) and German Carty (43 years), the oldest of the entire troupe.

Although there was no shortage of goals from these long-distance players, Pacífico FC’s bet didn’t work out, even to retain their place in the Descentralizado. After a first lap where he was thirteenth after 30 days, he suffered too much in the next stage when he finished last of Liguilla A.

His position in the overall table was penultimate with 44 points, level on points with Unión Comercio but with a significantly worse goal difference than the jungle club. For this reason, the team had to reconcile a return to the second team just one year after its inauguration.

Pacífico FC stopped participating in FPF tournaments in 2015. Photo: GLR

What happened to Pacifico FC?

By 2014, without some of its figures, with the exception of Carty, Ciurlizza and Vassallo, Pacífico FC was far from rising again, finishing in 10th place out of 16 participants, well behind the champions Deportivo Municipal.

In 2015, the cast of San Martín de Porres did not participate in the tournament in protest of the FPF’s invitation to pictures from the Peru Cup. It has since ceased to be a part of professional football championships, but continues to compete in its home district league.

Currently, the Pink team is more focused on their minor divisions, with which they play various tournaments in the category. There is also a women’s youth team.