The pride of the city of Medellin, Independiente Medellín ranks amongst the best football clubs in Colombia. Starting off as Medellín Football Club in 1913, it functioned as an amateur football club and largely participated in local tournaments. By the early 1950s the club established itself as one of the top teams in the league and went on to win a number of titles. Its domestic triumphs include several Categoría Primera A and Copa Colombia medals, while a third-place-finish is its best in the Copa Libertadores de America. The club is also known for its passionate supporters, who never fail to show up in large numbers to support their team at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot.