Azul y Blanco Millonarios Fútbol Club SA , better known as Millonarios , 9 is a football club from the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia. It is one of the most successful and emblematic clubs in Colombia, which is why it is considered one of the largest clubs in the country and one of the most important in South America.10 The origins of the team date back to the 1920s, but it began to be called Los Millonarios in the year 1932 when its name was Club Deportivo Municipal ; It was officially founded on June 18, 1946 under the name of Club Deportivo Los Millonarios and, later, as Millonarios Fútbol Club on April 20, 2011 when it was reconstituted as a Public Limited Company.
It has participated in the highest category of the Major Division of Colombian Soccer, the First A Category, since its foundation in 1948, being one of the only three teams that has participated in all its tournaments, along with Independiente Santa Fe and Atlético Nacional.
It is the second most successful team in Colombian soccer with 20 official titles between national and international championships. 2 In its record there are 15 championships of the local tournament of the Colombian League, 2 titles of the Colombia Cup and 1 of the Colombian Super League. Likewise, he managed to be crowned continental champion in the Simón Bolívar Cup in 1972 and in the last edition of the Merconorte Cup in 2001.From the beginning of the Colombian championship in 1948, he achieved the largest number of local titles that were played and formed a team nicknamed the Blue Ballet,15 which was considered of great importance worldwide during the first part of the decade of the years. 1950, when he achieved many international victories, including the Real Madrid Golden Jubilee Championship, which he won at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, and the 1953 Little World Cup for Clubs, which gave him the qualifications of the team " Ambassador " . In 2014 it was distinguished by the German magazine Kicker as one of the 40 most legendary teams in soccer history. It is considered by FIFA, a classic club and named by the entity as "the first Ambassador of Colombian soccer"
The historic moment of the t-shirt
In 1999, Millonarios reached the figure of 29 dates in a row without defeat, a current record for the history of the Colombian League. The record, which began in Tuluá on May 23 and ended in El Campín in the last minute of the match on November 21, surpassed the old mark, also made by Millonarios, of 26 dates in 1988.
The streak began after a painful 2-4 loss to Quindío in El Campín. Jorge Luis Pinto was the technical director and was on the bench during the first six dates of the undefeated, while the Opening ended:
Luis Augusto «Chiqui» García arrived for the Finalization, the last champion coach, famous for his sporting achievements and for later being one of those responsible for the Club almost disappearing in the first decade of the 21st century. Under the direction of "Chiqui", Millonarios registered 23 dates in a row without losing, finished first in the table and became the favorite for the title in the finals.
The undefeated player of 26 dates from 1988 had finished in Medellín against Nacional. In 1999 history repeated itself, but Millos drew a goalless draw at Atanasio to equalize the mark and surpass it with three more games without falling.
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