Deportivo Armenio

Deportivo Armenio

Deportivo Armenio
Full name Club Deportivo Armenio
Nickname(s) Tricolor ("Three-coloured")
Founded 2 November 1962 (1962-11-02)
Ground Estadio República de Armenia,
Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Noray Nakis
Manager Fernando Ruiz
League Primera B Metropolitana
2013–14 14th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Armenio, known simply as Deportivo Armenio or Armenio, is a football club from Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team currently plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, which is the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Current squad 2010/2011 2
  • Titles 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

The club was founded in 1962 under the name Club Armenio de Fútbol by the Armenian community in Argentina. It changed its name in 1968, and was affiliated to the Argentine Football Association two years later. The original colours were black and white, but first changed to green and white stripes and then again to red and white. Nowadays, home uniform is red, orange and blue, inspired by the flag of Armenia.

In the 1986–87 season of the Primera B Nacional (second division), Deportivo Armenio broke the division's record of most matches without losing, with a run of 38 games without defeat. The team's coach at that time was Alberto Parseghian (former goalkeeper of the team and of other Argentine clubs), and the captain was Miguel Gardarian. Following this successful run, the club gained promotion to the Primera División (first division). Their highest ever finish in the top division was 13th in the 1987–88 season, followed by relegation the season after (the 1988–89).

A notable game in the club's history was a 3–2 away win against River Plate in the 1987–88 season, after being 0–2 down. On that day, the 3 goals were scored by Raúl Wensel. Another important victory was in the same season against Boca Juniors, in the Bombonera stadium. Armenio won that day 1–0 with a goal scored by Silvano Maciel. This match was the last one in Hugo Gatti's (Boca's goalkeeper) career, as the team's coach (José Omar Pastoriza) took him out of the starting lineup for his mistake in Maciel's goal.

Current squad 2010/2011

As of February 14, 2011.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Carlos Bengert
GK Federico Farina
GK Matías Villalba
DF José Andrés Bilibio
DF Ezequiel Cortés
DF Jesús Daniel Díaz
DF Sergio Luque
DF Nicolás Perassi
DF Marcos Torres
DF Claudio Villalba
MF Diego de la Vega
MF Mauro Frattini
MF Adrián Galeano
MF Eduardo Gay
MF Juan Cruz Goycochea
No. Position Player
MF Alejandro Cleber Reyes
MF Cristián Quiñonez
MF Rodrigo Pedraza
MF Sebastián López
MF Alejandro Orsi
FW George Dos Santos Paladini
FW Ricardo Blanco
FW Lucas Fernández
FW Matías Fernández
FW Diego Medina
FW Victor Hugo Gómez
FW Federico Pacheco
FW Mariano Zaez
FW Sergio Rodríguez

Titles

Deportivo Armenio, 1976 Primera C champion.
1986–87
1976
1972

References

  1. ^ Deportivo Armenio at BDFA

External links

  • Official website (Spanish)