Club Almagro

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Almagro
Club almagro badge.png
Full name Club Almagro
Nickname(s) Tricolor
Founded 6 January 1911; 103 years ago (1911-01-06)
Ground Estadio Tres de Febrero, José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 19,000
Chairman Julián Romeo
Manager Néstor Rapa
League Primera B Metropolitana
2013-14 13th
Website Club home page

Club Almagro is an Argentine sports club from the homonymous district of Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

History[edit]

Almagro was founded on January 6, 1911, in the Almagro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club still has its sports facilities there for its members, but the football stadium (with a capacity of 19,000) is located in José Ingenieros, in the Tres de Febrero Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.

In 1919 there was a new splitting in Argentine football, so both leagues were played at the same time: official Asociación Argentina de Football (with Columbian as one of its teams) and dissident "Asociación Amateurs de Football". During that season, Columbian was going through a severe economic crisis, disputing its last game as "Columbian" vs. Boca Juniors in the 6th fixture. Some executives of recently promoted Club Almagro, leadered by Miguel de Zárate made Columbial a merger proposal, which was accepted. Therefore Almagro renamed "Sportivo Almagro" and continued playing in Primera División (debuting in the 7th fixture vs Platense) under its new denomination, which avoided the club to be disaffiliated.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Almagro played one year in first division in 1938 after winning the first second division tournament that awarded a promotion. Later the team won the 1968 second division tournament, but had to participate in the Reclasificatorio tournament with first division teams and other second division teams and didn't win promotion. The Tricolores played most of the time in second division, a few years in third division, but in 2000 and 2004 they won the promotion to first division, only to be relegated both times after only one season playing at the top level.

Players[edit]

2011-12 squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Argentina GK Nicolás Peranic
Argentina GK Roberto Cardozo
Argentina DF Mauricio Suigo
Argentina DF Adrián Iglesias
Argentina DF Juan Cruz Talin
Argentina DF Nicolás Arrechea
Argentina DF German Lanaro
Argentina DF Danilo Quiroga
Argentina DF Rodrigo Martín
Argentina DF Hernán Ruquet
Argentina DF Nahuel Irribarren
Argentina DF Lucas Crespín
Argentina DF Richard Schunke
Argentina DF Ezequiel Oscar Vicente
Colombia MF Brahaman Sinisterra
Argentina MF Germán Libramento
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Diego Figueroa
Argentina MF Agustín Farías
Argentina MF Humberto Vega
Argentina MF Franco Quiroz
Argentina MF Fabián Santa Cruz
Argentina MF Miguel Sanchez
Argentina MF Adrián Pérez
Argentina MF Ricardo Pérez
Argentina MF Bruno Muerza
Argentina MF Juan Maldonado
Argentina FW Cristian Cayeta
Argentina FW Raúl Becerra
Argentina FW Cristian Soto
Argentina FW Jorge Espíndola
Argentina FW Oscar Leandro Acuña

Honours[edit]

The team that won the Primera B title in 1937.

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