Deportivo Independiente Medellin

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Deportivo Independiente Medellín
Nickname(s) El Rojo Paisa (The Paisa Reds)
El Poderoso de la Montaña (The Mighty of the Mountain)
Founded 14 November 1913; 104 years ago (1913-11-14)
Ground Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín, Colombia
(capacity: 44,500)
Chairman Eduardo Silva Meluk
Manager Luis Zubeldía
League Categoría Primera A
2016 3rd
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Deportivo Independiente Medellín, also known as DIM, is a Colombian professional football, based in the city of Medellín, that currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Atanasio Girardot stadium. That is part of the Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex.

They has won the Categoría Primera A six times: in 1955, 1957, 2002-II, 2004-I, 2009-II and 2016-I. Their best performance internationally was in 2003, when the team got third place in Copa Libertadores.

History[change | change source]

The team was created on 14 November 1913 as Medellín Football Club. The team played its first match with the amateur team Sporting of Medellin, that thrashed them 11–0. After some years, they joined professional football and played the first season of the league. Medellín ended in 7 out of 10, winning seven matches. Their first match was a 4–0 loss against another Colombian club, América de Cali from the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca.