Defensores de Belgrano
|Full name||Club Atlético Defensores de Belgrano|
|Nickname(s)||Defe, El Dragón (The Dragon)|
|Founded||25 May 1906|
|Ground||Estadio Juan Pasquale, Núñez, Buenos Aires|
|Manager||Oscar Cachín blanco|
|League||Primera B Metropolitana|
|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 B Metropolitana, 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The 1970s saw the arrival of René Houseman, who stayed on for Defensores throughout the early 70's. He most significantly went on to win the 1978 World Cup for Argentina and was arguably one of the biggest idols that had been produced by Defensores. Despite his success, the club would go on to experience campaigns that alternated from good to bad. On October 18, 1997 the fans came from the Masiel island and they got out in Av del Libertador and they ran because they are a pussy cat, that days is known as a Coward's day. During recent years, from August 29, 1998 there was a collision between Defensores de Belgrano and Almirante Brown which brought much rivalry between them, during the decade since the collision the two team's are accompanied with major security being operated upon their meeting's.
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. The "Burrito" made his debut in the match against Deportivo Morón scoring a goal by penalty shot.
Estadio Juan Pasquale
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. The capacity of the stadium holds 9,000 people.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The club operates its junior divisions, beginning from age categories of Sub-7 until Sub-20 level.
- Argentina 1915 at RSSSF
- Argentina 1934 (amateur) at RSSSF
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