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 División, the top 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.


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 buses 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)


Current squad[edit]

Current squad of Defensa y Justicia as September 5, 2014. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Fernando Pellegrino
2 Argentina DF Pablo De Miranda
3 Argentina DF Carlos Matheu
4 Argentina DF Damián Martínez
5 Argentina MF Nery Leyes
6 Argentina DF Emir Faccioli
7 Argentina FW Brian Fernández
8 Argentina MF Leandro Becerra
10 Argentina FW Leandro González
11 Uruguay MF Washington Camacho
12 Argentina FW Ciro Rius
13 Argentina DF Carlos Casteglione
14 Argentina MF Leandro Fioravanti
15 Argentina MF Federico Maya
16 Uruguay MF Emiliano Telechea
No. Position Player
17 Argentina GK Juan Ignacio Dobboletta
18 Argentina DF Marcelo Benítez
19 Argentina MF Diego Yacob
20 Paraguay FW Julio César Rodríguez
21 Argentina GK Gabriel Arias
22 Uruguay DF Juan Tejera
23 Argentina MF Mariano Barbieri
24 Argentina DF Javier Yacuzzi
25 Argentina DF Luciano Vella
26 Argentina FW Nicolás Fernández
27 Argentina MF Miguel Nicolás Bertochi
28 Argentina FW Nicolás Stefanelli
29 Argentina MF Diego Venturi
30 Argentina MF Axel Juárez



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

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