Independiente Medellín

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Independiente Medellín
Full nameDeportivo Independiente Medellin
Nickname(s)El Rojo Paisa (The Paisa Reds)
El Poderoso de la Montaña (The Mighty of the Mountain)
Founded14 November 1913; 107 years ago (1913-11-14)
GroundEstadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín, Colombia
ChairmanEduardo Silva Meluk
ManagerLuis Zubeldía
LeagueCategoría Primera A
WebsiteClub website

Deportivo Independiente Medellín, also known as DIM, is a Colombian professional football club based in the city of Medellín. The club currently plays in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at Estadio Atanasio Girardot. 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 against 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. Their first match was a 4–0 loss against América de Cali.