Deportivo Wanka are a Peruvian football club who were founded in 1996. The club was named after the ‘Wankas’ people who formerly inhabited the local area of Huancayo. They play their home matches at the Estadio Huancayo arena which holds a capacity of 15,000.
The club has had a long history of mergers with other teams to get to where they are today. In 1969, Club Ovacion Miraflores was founded before later becoming Deportivo Sipesa. The team gained promotion to the Peruvian first division in 1992. However, when the trade union that was sponsoring them went bust, their name changed to Deportivo Pesquero. In 2000, they merged with the already existing Deportivo Wanka to create a club eligible for the Peruvian Premier League.
In 2004, the club were heavily criticised for moving to a home stadium with an incredibly high altitude. This led to extreme conditions that was said to give an unfair advantage to the home team as they found it easier to adapt. Nevertheless, the team were relegated from the Peruvian Premier League anyway that season.
The club are currently playing in the Copa Peru which is a promotion tournament that takes place at the beginning of each February. The winner of the tournament earns promotion back to the Peruvian Premier League.