Club Rubio Ñu

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Rubio Ñu
Club Rubio Ñú
Full name Club Rubio Ñu
Nickname(s) Ñuenses
Founded August 24, 1913
Ground Estadio La Arboleda
Ground Capacity 4,500
Chairman Paraguay Rubén Ruiz Díaz
Manager Paraguay Pablo Caballero
League Paraguayan Primera División
2013 Clausura 8th

Club Rubio Ñu is a Paraguayan football club based in the Barrio Santísima Trinidad of Asunción. The club was founded August 24, 1913 and plays in the first division of the Paraguayan football league. Their home games are played at the Estadio La Arboleda which has a capacity of approximately 4,500 seats.

History[edit]

Stamps of Paraguay, 2013

The club was founded in 1913 by a group of young friends that chose white and green as the colors in representation of "purity" and "hope", respectively.[1] After its foundation Rubio Ñu joined the rebel league "Liga Centenario", which was created by some clubs that had disagreements with the Paraguayan football association (APF) which was in charge of organizing the main league, the Liga Paraguaya.[2] Some 23 years after its foundation, two others clubs from the same Santísima Trinidad neighborhood (Club Itá Ybaté and Club Flor de Mayo) merged with Rubio Ñu. Sportivo Trinidense (which is also from the same neighborhood) is the club's main rival.

After the Liga Centenario disappeared, they were back in the lower divisions of the Liga Paraguaya until finally in 1926 they won the second division and made their way to the first division. Since then, Rubio Ñu has been relegated and promoted between the third, second and first division several times. Most recently in 2008, they won the second division tournament for the 7th time in their history under the coaching of Francisco Arce and made it to the top-flight of Paraguayan football in 2009.

Honours[edit]

1926, 1941, 1954, 1961, 1963, 1972, 2008
1941, 1942, 2005

Current 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 Jorge De Olivera
Paraguay GK Diego Morel
Paraguay DF Denis Caniza
Paraguay DF Julio Domínguez
Paraguay DF Pablo Espinoza
Paraguay DF Claudio Estigarribia
Paraguay DF Gustavo Giménez
Paraguay DF Celso González Ferreira
Paraguay DF Miller Mareco
Paraguay DF Rubén Monges
Paraguay DF Nelson Ruiz
Paraguay DF Arnaldo Vera
Argentina MF Wálter Cubilla
Paraguay MF Diego Figueredo
Paraguay MF Alex Garay
No. Position Player
Paraguay MF Marcos Giménez
Argentina MF Maximiliano Lugo
Paraguay MF Alfredo Mazacotte
Paraguay MF Robert Piris
Paraguay MF Ismael Roa
Paraguay MF Gustavo Viera
Paraguay FW Victor Gómez
Argentina FW Enzo Maidana
Paraguay FW Gumersindo Mendieta
Paraguay FW Jorge Miguel Ortega
Paraguay FW Cristian Santacruz
Paraguay FW Francisco Vera
Paraguay FW Aquilino Villalba
Paraguay FW Miguel Ángel Cuéllar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grandes momentos ñuenses - Diario ABC Color
  2. ^ Rubio Ñu y su 94º aniversario - Diario ABC Color

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