Club Almagro

Club Almagro

Almagro
Full name Club Almagro
Nickname(s) Tricolor
Founded 6 January 1911 (1911-01-06)
Ground Estadio Tres de Febrero, José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 19,000
Chairman Julián Romeo
Manager Néstor Rapa
League Primera B Metropolitana
2013–14 13th
Website Club home page

Club Almagro is an Argentine sports club from the homonymous district of Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Players 2
    • 2014–15 squad 2.1
  • Honours 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Almagro was founded on January 6, 1911, in the Almagro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club still has its sports facilities there for its members, but the football stadium (with a capacity of 19,000) is located in José Ingenieros, in the Tres de Febrero Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.

In 1919 there was a new splitting in Argentine football, so both leagues were played at the same time: official Asociación Argentina de Football (with Columbian as one of its teams) and dissident "Asociación Amateurs de Football". During that season, Columbian was going through a severe economic crisis, disputing its last game as "Columbian" vs. Boca Juniors in the 6th fixture. Some executives of recently promoted Club Almagro, leadered by Miguel de Zárate made Columbial a merger proposal, which was accepted. Therefore, Almagro renamed "Sportivo Almagro" and continued playing in Primera División (debuting in the 7th fixture vs Platense) under its new denomination, which avoided the club to be disaffiliated.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Almagro played one year in first division in 1938 after winning the first second division tournament that awarded a promotion. Later the team won the 1968 second division tournament, but had to participate in the Reclasificatorio tournament with first division teams and other second division teams and didn't win promotion. The Tricolores played most of the time in second division, a few years in third division, but in 2000 and 2004 they won the promotion to first division, only to be relegated both times after only one season playing at the top level.

Players

2014–15 squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Agustin Gomez
GK Facundo Espindola
GK Ricardo Veliz
DF Richard Schunke
DF Nicolas Arrechea
DF Nicolas Sansotre
DF Matias Di Benedetto
DF Diego Ianeiro
DF Brian Abel Luciatti
DF Emiliano Ronconi
DF Celso Esquivel
MF Hernan Ruquet
MF Nahuel Basualdo
MF Ariel Chavez
MF Matías Ruíz Sosa
No. Position Player
MF Hernán Lillo
MF Damian Arce
MF Franco Quiroz
MF Rodrigo Holgado
MF Lucas Sparapani
MF Juan Cruz Mena
MF Willian Sosa
FW Pablo Rodriguez
FW Maximiliano Castano
FW Nicolas Yaque
FW Octavio Bilbao
FW Ignacio Colombini
FW Oscar Altamirano
FW Martin Argañaraz

Honours

The team that won the Primera B title in 1937.

References

  1. ^ Argentina 1919 at RSSSF.com
  2. ^ Historia del club Almagro
  3. ^ "Una historia en tres colores", Clarín, 24 Jul 2000
  4. ^ "Orígenes del Club Almagro", Almagro Mi Pasión (Archivo, 23 Abr 2009)
  5. ^ "Tigre Campeón Intermedia 1912 – F.A.F." (Archivo, 2011)
  6. ^ 1919 en El Sitio de Almagro
  7. ^ Fútbol extinto: Columbian
  8. ^ a b Historial de Campeones de la Segunda División – AFA website

External links

  • Official site (Spanish)
  • Pasión Tricolor (Spanish)
  • Foro Tricolor (Spanish)
  • Almagro de mi Vida (Spanish)
  • Azul, Blanco y Negro (Spanish)