Central Córdoba de Rosario

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Central Córdoba
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Full name Club Atlético Central Córdoba
Nickname(s) Los Charrúas
Founded 20 October 1906; 107 years ago (1906-10-20)
Ground Estadio Gabino Sosa, Rosario, Santa Fe
Ground Capacity 17,000
Chairman Jorge Cornú
Manager Osvaldo Diez
League Primera C
2012–13 21st

Club Atlético Central Córdoba, usually just Central Córdoba, is an Argentine football club based in the city of Rosario, Santa Fe. The team currently plays in Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Overview[edit]

The club was founded in 1906 by a group of railway workers and named after the Córdoba Central Railway that ran from Retiro railway station to Córdoba through Rosario.

The nickname "Charrúas" was born from a misspelling, when the journalist Alejandro Berrutti wrote an article in "La Nota" (a satirical newspaper printed in Rosario) where he wrongly named "Arturo Charrúa" to Arturo Charra, the manager who represented Central Córdoba in the Rosario Football League. This mistake has remained as the most popular nickname for Central Cordoba since then, such as the Club and players as its supporters too.[1]

Some of the most highlighted footballers were Gabino Sosa (who gave his name to the stadium), Vicente De la Mata -although he spent most of his career in Independiente-, and Tomás "El Trinche" Carlovich, who has been recognized by Diego Maradona and José Pekerman as the best domestic football player ever. Carlovich's legend rose during a friendly match between a team formed by some prominent Rosarino players, such as Daniel Killer, Mario Kempes, Mario Zanabria and Carlovich, and the Argentina national football team which was to dispute the 1974 World Cup.

At the end of the first half, the Rosario team was defeating Argentina 3-0. The journalist attending the match stated that Carlovich's performance during the first 45 minutes had been so outstanding that national team coach Vladislao Cap, asked the Rosario coach if Carlovich could be substituted at halftime. Rosario's coach agreed to that requirement so Carlovich did not play the 2nd half, with Rosario winning the match 3-1.

Another notable player was Daniel "Pato" Núñez, who is the all-time leading scorer, and Andrés Radice. Central Córdoba played in Argentine Primera División in 1958 and 1959.

Titles[edit]

The team that won the Primera B title in 1957.
1957, 1990-91
1952, 1973, 1987-88
  • Torneo Adrián Beccar Varela: 1 [2]
1933
  • Torneo del Litoral: 1 [3]
1939


References[edit]

  1. ^ Por qué nos dicen "Charrúas" (in Spanish)
  2. ^ The Copa Beccar Varela was an official football tournament organized by the Liga Argentina de Football in 1932 and 1933. The first edition was won by Racing Club and the second (and last disputed) by Central Córdoba.
  3. ^ The "Campeonato del Litoral" was organized in 1939 by the Asociación Rosarina de Fútbol (the Football Association from Rosario), in order to supply the absence of Rosario Central and Newell's Old Boys, which had began to participate in Argentine Primera División. Teams from Santa Fe and Paraná were also invited.

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