|América de Cali|
Sociedad Anónima Deportiva América S. A., best known as América de Cali, is a Colombian football team based in Cali. In 2017, the team will play in the Categoría Primera A. They play their home games at the Olímpico Pascual Guerrero stadium. The club is regarded by FIFA and IFFHS as the best football team of Colombia and the ninth best of South America in the 20th century.
Since its beginnings the color associated with the club has been scarlet, which in turn is associated to courage, force, passion, heat, joy and with sacrifice.
América de Cali has successed at both domestic and international level. With thirteen national championships, they are the third most successful team in Colombia. They also have won a second division title (in 2016). Internationally, they were the runner-up of the Copa Libertadores for three consecutive years, from 1985 to 1987, and also in 1996. They lost twice with River Plate, once with Argentinos Juniors (both from Argentina) and once with Peñarol of Uruguay. They have won two international tournaments: the 1999 Copa Merconorte and the 1975 Copa Simón Bolívar.
Despite a lack of international accolades, in 1996 the IFFHS ranked América de Cali as the second best club side in the world, only beaten by Italian champions Juventus. In 2011, América was relegated to the local second division.