Defensa y Justicia

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Defensa y Justicia
Escudo del Club Defensa y Justicia.svg
Full name Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia
Nickname(s) Halcón (Hawk)
Founded 20 March 1935; 79 years ago (1935-03-20)
Ground Norberto Tomaghello
Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman José Lemme
Manager Dario Franco
League Primera B Nacional
2013-14 2nd
Website Club home page

Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia (usually known simply as Defensa y Justicia) is an Argentine football club from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. The team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system. Home games are played at the Estadio Norberto "Tito" Tomaghello which has a capacity of approximately 8,000 seats.

History[edit]

The institution was founded on 20 March 1935 by a group of friends who wanted to form a local team. There are no sources explaining how the name was given to the club.[1] Presided by Norberto Tomaghello, Defensa y Justicia affiliated to Argentine Football Association, built its stadium, which was opened in occasion of a friendly match against Boca Juniors reserve team in December 1977.

The club's original colors were blue with white collar and cuffs, which were changed to yellow with green details. These were the colors of the bus line "El Halcón", a company that belonged to the club president at the time. This company used its collective to bring the fans to away games, and thus received the nickname "Los Halcones de Varela".[1]

Even though the club was founded as early as 1935, Defensa y Justicia did not play in official tournaments until 1978, when the team debuted in Primera D, defeating Cañuelas.[1]

The team quickly promoted to upper divisions, first to Primera C Metropolitana in 1982 after winning the championship, and 3 years later reaching the next division, Primera B being coached by Hugo García. Defensa only lasted in Primera B one year so in 1986 promoted to Primera B Nacional, where has remained since. As of May 17th , 2014 Defensa y Justicia has been promoted to the Primera Division of the Argentina Football (the highest level in the country)

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Current squad 2013-14[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 Gabriel Arias
Argentina GK Juan Figueroa
Argentina GK Fernando Pellegrino
Argentina DF Emanuel Aguilera
Paraguay DF Cristian Báez
Argentina DF Marcelo Benítez
Argentina DF Emir Faccioli
Argentina DF Mariano Fernández Gnazzo
Uruguay DF Juan Tejera
Argentina DF Ibrian Villalba
Argentina DF Javier Yacuzzi
Argentina MF Nélson Acevedo
Argentina MF Walter Busse
Argentina MF Gonzalo Bustamante
No. Position Player
Uruguay MF Washington Camacho
Argentina MF Leandro M. Fernández
Argentina MF Leandro Fioravanti
Argentina MF Adrián Iglesias
Argentina MF Axel Juárez
Argentina MF Sergio D. Sánchez
Argentina MF Diego Yacob
Argentina FW Gonzalo Díaz Nachar
Argentina FW Brian Fernández
Argentina FW Juan Martín Lucero
Argentina FW Claudio Guerra
Argentina FW Diego Martínez
Argentina FW Germán Strillevsky

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c El Nacimiento de una Pasión, Alejandro Fabbri, CI editores, Buenos Aires (2006)

External links[edit]