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Waldir Sáenz: “If Alianza Lima champions, Wilmer Aguirre will be the last idol of the club”

Waldir Sáenz spent eleven seasons at Alianza Lima.

Wilmer Aguirre is one of the experienced players who returned to Lima Alliance when it was still unknown if he would play in the first division. He is now one game away from being champion of the League 1 with the ‘blue and white’ painting. Waldir Saenz He talked about it in the sports program where he is a panelist. For the former ‘intimate’ player, if the ‘Zorrito’ achieves the championship, he could go to the club’s idol rank.

“For me, if the champion Alliance, the ‘Zorrito’ (Wilmer Aguirre) is going to be the last idol of Alianza Lima”, were the statements of the former Sport Boys footballer in ‘Campeonísimo’, a sports program in which he is a member and where he was talking with his teammates about the first final of Peruvian football.

The 38-year-old forward started in the first definition against Sporting Cristal and spent 58 minutes on the pitch. His role in attacking the set of Carlos Bustos it was important to unbalance the ‘celestial’ defense. Wilmer showed his speed and power on the intimate cons. In addition, he returned to form a good pair with Hernán Barcos as throughout the season.

Waldir Sáenz: “If Alianza Lima champions, Wilmer Aguirre will be the last idol of the club”
Alianza Lima defeated Sporting Cristal with a goal from Barcos in the first final l Photo: League 1

The comment of ‘Wally’ would go through Aguirre’s career in Victoria. His debut as a professional footballer was with the ‘people’s team’ jersey in 2001, the year in which he also achieved his first title. The ‘Rayo’ spent five seasons and was consecrated four times as champion of the national league, including the two-time championship of 2003 and 2004. Later he was booked by the Metz of France and would return in 2008. In his three stages he has managed to score 78 goals.

Waldir Sáenz: “If Alianza Lima champions, Wilmer Aguirre will be the last idol of the club”
Wilmer Aguirre is remembered for his match against Estudiantes de la Plata for Libertadores.

FACT: Waldir Sáenz and Wilmer Aguirre shared costumes in the intimate set. The former had returned to Alianza after spending a season at Sporting Cristal, while the latter had risen to the first team. In 2008 they would meet again, but they would not have the same success and they would not get the national title.


This Sunday, November 28 The 2021 League 1 champion will be known. The match will start at 3:00 p.m. (Peruvian time) at the National Stadium. At the moment it is known that it would be played again with an audience in the stands and with both fans (A capacity of 30%). As for the sale of tickets, this would start in the next few days with preference for subscribers and prices will probably be maintained.


Popular – 59 soles

Lateral East – 120 soles

Central East – 150 soles

Lateral West – 200 soles

Central West – 250 soles

Pullman – 350 soles

Waldir Sáenz: “If Alianza Lima champions, Wilmer Aguirre will be the last idol of the club”
The Ministry of the Interior provided the measures to play with both fans l Photo: League 1


According to the Peruvian football regulations, the winner will be known after playing two matches, one for the first leg and the other for the return. Later, at the end of those games there is equality in the number of goals, it will be played 30 extra minutes, divided into two 15-minute halves. If neither club has gained an advantage in added time, a penalty shootout until determining the brand new champion of 2021.

It should be added that in this edition there will be no added value to away goals. Only the number of goals scored in both matches will be taken into account, the one with the greatest difference will automatically be the winner of the local tournament.


CONMEBOL highlighted the triumph of Alianza Lima over Sporting Cristal in the first final of League 1
Hernán Barcos encouraged his teammates in the dressing room: “We are all cramped, but happy”
Carlos Bustos after the first final of League 1: “There is still a game to close a wonderful year for Alianza Lima”

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