Club Atlético Belgrano

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Full name Club Atlético Belgrano
Nickname(s) Piratas, Celestes
Founded 19 March 1905; 109 years ago (1905-03-19)
Ground Estadio Julio César Villagra,
a.k.a. El Gigante de Alberdi
Ground Capacity 22,000
Chairman Armando Pérez
Manager Ricardo Zielinski
League Primera División
2013 Inicial 6th
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Belgrano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkluβ aˈtletiko βelˈɣɾano]; mostly known simply as Belgrano [belˈɣɾano] or Belgrano de Córdoba [belˈɣɾano ðe ˈkorðoβa]) is a sports club from Córdoba, Argentina, best known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División.

Other activities held in the club are basketball, chess and volleyball.


Belgrano was founded in 1905.[1] It was named in commemoration of the Argentine historical figure General Manuel Belgrano, and its colours were taken from the flag of Argentina, created by Belgrano himself.[citation needed]

The first photo of a Belgrano team, taken in 1906.

The team started playing in the second division of the Córdoba league in 1908, winning that championship and the following two, to reach the first division of the local league.

After the foundation of the Federación Cordobesa de Fútbol ("Córdoba Football Association"), Belgrano won the first championship of 1913. The following season gave birth to the Córdoba Derby between Belgrano and Talleres. The both teams faced each other first round of the league, but that first derby match would only last 4 minutes, for Talleres left the field after a doubtful goal was awarded to Belgrano.

On 17 March 1929, the grounds of the Gigante de Alberdi were finished, one of the first cement stadiums in Argentina. El Gigante would be later renovated in 1997 to meet the requirements of the first and second national divisions.

Within the Córdoba league, Belgrano won all the championships between 1929 and 1937, except for 1934, that was won by Talleres. Then, it won the 1940, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1956 (Unión Cordobesa de Fútbol) and 1957.

Belgrano was able to play its way to the Nacional tournament of 1968, and reached the Argentine second division in 1986. The club finally reached first division in 1992, where it played until 1996. In 1998 the team was promoted again to first division, to be relegated after the 2001/02 season.

Beating Olimpo de Bahía Blanca at the 2005–06 Promoción, Belgrano returned to first division for the 2006–07 season. Belgrano were relegated to the second division after narrowly missing out on a Promotion play-off berth. Belgrano played another promotion series in 2011, against River Plate, which they won.

A Belgrano jersey by Topper, worn during the 1980s.


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Club Atlético Belgrano as of February 10, 2014 (edit)
Sources: Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Juan Carlos Olave
2  ARG DF Pier Barrios
3  ARG DF Juan Leandro Quiroga
4  ARG DF Renzo Saravia
5  ARG MF Guillermo Farré
6  ARG DF Luciano Lollo
7  ARG FW César Pereyra
8  ARG MF Lucas Pittinari
9  ARG FW Fernando Márquez
10  ARG MF Lucas Zelarrayán
11  ARG FW Nahuel Luján
12  ARG FW Ezequiel Maggiolo
13  ARG MF Sebastián Carrera
14  ARG DF Nicolás Ferreyra
15  ARG MF Facundo Affranchino
No. Position Player
17  ARG GK Pablo Heredia
18  ARG GK Juan Curzi
19  ARG MF Jorge Velázquez
20  URU FW Carlos Bueno
24  ARG MF Emiliano Rigoni
25  ARG DF Gastón Turus
26  ARG FW Joel Valdemarín
27  ARG FW Giuliano Bardín
28  ARG MF Marcos Rivadero
29  ARG DF Federico Álvarez
30  URU DF Sergio Rodríguez
32  ARG MF Esteban González
35  ARG GK Lucas Mauricio Acosta
37  ARG DF Lucas Aveldaño

Manager: Ricardo Zielinski




  • Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol (31): 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1984, 1985, 2003
  • Segunda División Liga Cordobesa (3): 1908, 1909, 1910
  • Unión Cordobesa de Fútbol (1): 1956
  • Primera División ACF (2): 1984, 1985
  • Campeonato Provincial ACF (3): 1983, 1984, 1985
  • Torneo Regional (Córdoba) (9): 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985 [2]
  • Torneo del Interior (Córdoba) (1): 1985–86 [2]
  • Torneo Regional de AFA (10): 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1986


  1. ^ "CA Belgrano de Córdoba". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Argentina. Torneo del Interior. Lista de Campeones y Clubes Promovidos.

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