Atlético de Rafaela

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Atlético de Rafaela
Logotipo Oficial y Escudo del Club Atlético de Rafaela.svg
Full name Asociación Mutual Social y
Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela
Nickname(s) La Crema
Founded 13 January 1907; 107 years ago (1907-01-13)
Ground Estadio Nuevo Monumental
Rafaela, Santa Fe Province
Ground Capacity 16,000
Chairman Homero Ingaramo[1]
Manager Roberto Sensini
League Primera División
2014 Final 16th
Website Club home page

Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela (locally: [asosjaˈsjon muˈtwal soˈsjal i deporˈtiβa aˈtletiko ðe rafaˈela]; usually known simply as Atlético de Rafaela) is an Argentine sports club from the city of Rafaela, in Santa Fe Province. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in the Primera División, the top level of Argentine football league system.

Other sports practised at the institution are basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, roller skating, fronton, skeet shooting, swimming, tennis and volleyball.[2]


Under the name Club Atlético Argentino de Rafaela, the club was founded in the city of Rafaela, Santa Fe Province in 1907 . In 1915 the name was changed to Club Atlético de Rafaela. The Monumental de Barrio Alberdi concrete stadium was erected in 1951.

The club was turned into a non-profit organization in 1988, and renamed Asociación Mutual Social y Deportiva Atlético de Rafaela ("Social and Sport Association Rafaela Athletic"). Only a year later Rafaela reached the second division after defeating Atlético Ledesma by 3-0.

Atlético de Rafaela played 14 years in the second division until the team won the Apertura 2002 and the Clausura 2003 to finally reach first division. After losing the promoción against Huracán de Tres Arroyos, Atlético de Rafaela was relegated to the second division again.

The following season Atlético lost its chance to return to the first division, after losing the promoción, against Argentinos Juniors.

In 2009 Rafaela earned another chance to return to the Primera División via a playoff against Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata. After winning the first final 3-0, Rafaela lost the second match by the same score (0-3), and had to stay in the second division once again.

Atlético de Rafaela fans are referred as Cremosos or Celestes, as well as the group of people that follows the team everywhere is known as La Barra de los Trapos .

The institution has also an important car racing circuit since 1919, which hosts many competitions including Turismo Carretera (since 1941) and TC 2000 (since 1983).

The 21st of May 2011, after defeating Atlético Tucumán by 2-0, they earned a spot back on the first division for the 2011-12 season.


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Atlético de Rafaela as of September 8, 2014 (edit)
Sources: Argentine Football Database

No. Position Player
1  URU GK Esteban Conde
2  URU DF Mauricio Gómez
3  ARG DF Lucas Kruspzky
4  ARG DF Dimas Morales
5  ARG MF Matías Fissore
6  ARG MF Mateo Castellano
7  ARG FW Nicolás Orsini
8  URU MF Nicolás Royón
9  ARG FW Mauro Quiroga
10  ARG MF Pol Fernandez
11  ARG FW Federico González
12  ARG FW Guido Rosetti
13  ARG FW Rodrigo Depetris
14  ARG MF Adrián Bastía
15  ARG MF German Rodriguez Rojas
16  ARG MF Pablo Gaitán
No. Position Player
17  ARG MF Pablo Pavetti
18  ARG FW Lucas Albertengo
19  ARG FW Franco Jominy
20  ARG GK Axel Werner
21  ARG DF Alexis Niz
22  ARG DF Sergio Vittor
23  ARG DF Marcos Fissore
24  ARG DF Joel Sacks
25  ARG GK Carlos De Giorgis
26  ARG MF Jonathan Ferrari
27  ARG DF Rodrigo Colombo
28  ARG MF Juan Eluchans
29  ARG MF Walter Serrano
30  URU DF Martín Díaz
31  ARG DF Nicolás Canavessio
32  ARG FW Ignacio Pussetto
33  ARG MF Diego Montiel

Manager: Roberto Sensini

Notable players[edit]

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To appear in this section a player must have either played at least 50 games for the club, set a club record or played for their national team.



1988–89 [8]
2002–03,[9] 2010–11[10]
  • Copa Ciudad de Rosario: 1
  • Copa Centenario Patronato de Paraná: 1


  1. ^ Most games with the club in the Primera División Argentina, with 35 games.
  2. ^ Top goalscorer of the Primera B Nacional 2010-2011 season, with 21 goals.[3]


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