Defensores de Belgrano

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Defensores de Belgrano
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Full name Club Atlético Defensores de Belgrano
Nickname(s) Defe, El Dragón (The Dragon)
Founded 25 May 1906; 108 years ago (1906-05-25)
Ground Estadio Juan Pasquale, Núñez, Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 9,000
Chairman Marcelo Achile
Manager Oscar Cachín blanco
League Primera C
2013-14 Primera B 5º (Relegated)
Website Club home page

Club Atlético Defensores de Belgrano (usually known as "Defensores de Belgrano") is an Argentine sports club from Núñez, Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays in Primera C, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Defensores has never played in the top flight of Argentine football since the professional era begun, although it spent a number of seasons in Primera during the Amateur era before 1931.

History[edit]

Defensores de Belgrano was founded on 25 May 1906 by a group of young people who wanted to participate in the football league's of Buenos Aires. The team made its debut in Primera División in 1915, being relegated to the second division at the end of that season.[1] The team returned to Primera for the 1918 season, remaining there until 1934 when the Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football (AAF) (where Defensores played) merged with the professional league, being all the AAF relegated to second division.[2]

The 1967 team that won the Primera B title that year.

During the amateur era, the team's color's were light blue and light pink but would later be changed to the red and black colors that have remained since then. The stadium was at the Plaza Alberti in the suburb of Belgrano, Buenos Aires.

In 1934 two players of the club, Ernesto Belis and Luis Izett went on to play for the Argentina national team in the 1934 FIFA World Cup held in Italy that year.

For many decades Defensores played the league games between the B and the C League's, gaining promotion and also being relegated. Throughout that period a rivalry against Platense was developed.

On August 2011, the veteran 37-years old player Ariel Ortega (who had been played for All Boys during the 2010-11 season) was signed by Defensores de Belgrano.[3] The "Burrito" made his debut in the match against Deportivo Morón scoring a goal by penalty shot.[4]

Estadio Juan Pasquale[edit]

The Estadio Juan Pasquale is located in the Nuñez district of Buenos Aires. It is approximately 10 walking blocks away from Monumental stadium. The street's surrounding the Juan Pasquale contain many grafitied wall's and objects in tribute of Defensores de Belgrano, and are the meeting points of many of the club's supporters which begin walking in large groups upon their arrival to the stadium.[5][6] The capacity of the stadium holds 9,000 people.

Current Players[edit]

First-team 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 Juan Gambande
Argentina DF Pedro Bocca
Argentina DF Nicolas Tabarini
Argentina DF Leandro Martinez Montagnoli
Argentina MF Martin Asencio
Argentina MF Pablo Batallini captain
Argentina MF Leonardo Luppino
Argentina MF Juan Pablo Rochi
Argentina FW Javier Molina
Argentina MF Mariano Tribulo
Argentina FW Mauro Conochiari
Argentina MF Marcelo Marzoratti
Argentina MF Maximiliano Ceratto (From Inferiores)
Argentina MF Jonathan Paez
No. Position Player
Argentina DF Ivan Nadal On Loan From FK Ventspils
Argentina MF Federico Cester (From Inferiores)
Argentina MF Maximiliano Serrano (From Inferiores)
Argentina FW Martín Batallini (From Inferiores)
Argentina DF Cristian Sierra (From Inferiores)
Argentina MF Jonathan Villalba (From Inferiores)
Argentina DF Martin Alberich (From Inferiores)
Argentina MF Rodrigo Platero
Argentina MF Mateo Martinelli
Argentina DF Ricardo Villalba
Argentina MF Emiliano Esquivel (From Inferiores)
Argentina DF Luciano Nevot (From Inferiores)
Argentina GK German Oviedo
Argentina FW Germán Pietrobon
Argentina FW Ariel Ortega

The club operates its junior divisions, beginning from age categories of Sub-7 until Sub-20 level.

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