Club Atlético Belgrano

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Full name Club Atlético Belgrano
Nickname(s) Piratas, Celestes
Founded 19 March 1905; 110 years ago (1905-03-19)
Ground Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes
Ground Capacity 46,083
Chairman Armando Pérez
Manager Ricardo Zielinski
League Primera División
2014 Final 15th
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 an Argentine sports club from the city of Córdoba, best known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera División, the top level of Argentine football league system.

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

On 17 March 1929 the Gigante de Alberdi opened, one of the first cement stadiums in Argentina. It underwent renovation in 1997.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Belgrano played in 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.[citation needed]

Beating Club Olimpo 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.[citation needed]

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



  • 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:
1908, 1909, 1910
  • Unión Cordobesa de Fútbol:
  • Primera División ACF:
1984, 1985
  • Campeonato Provincial ACF:
1983, 1984, 1985
  • Torneo Regional (Córdoba): (9)
1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985 [2]
  • Torneo del Interior (Córdoba):
1985–86 [2]
  • Torneo Regional de AFA: (10)
1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985, 1986


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Club Atlético Belgrano as of February 26, 2015 (edit)
Sources: Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Juan Carlos Olave
2  ARG DF Pier Barrios
3  ARG DF Federico Álvarez
4  ARG DF Renzo Saravia
5  ARG MF Guillermo Farré
6  ARG DF Cristian Lema
7  ARG MF Sebastián Prediger
9  ARG FW Fernando Márquez
10  ARG MF Lucas Zelarrayán
11  ARG MF César Mansanelli
12  ARG DF Sergio Escudero
14  ARG DF Nicolás Ferreyra
17  ARG GK Pablo Heredia
No. Position Player
18  ARG FW Nahuel Luján
19  ARG MF Jorge Velázquez
20  ARG FW Iván Obolo
22  ARG MF Lucas Parodi
23  ARG DF Claudio Pérez
24  ARG MF Emiliano Rigoni
25  ARG DF Gastón Turus
27  HON FW Jerry Bengtson
29  ARG MF Gabriel Alanís
32  ARG MF Esteban González
35  ARG GK Lucas Acosta
 ARG DF Esteban Espíndola

Manager: Ricardo Zielinski



  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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