Deportivo Armenio

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Deportivo Armenio
Full name Club Deportivo Armenio
Nickname(s) Tricolor ("Three-coloured")
Founded 2 November 1962; 52 years ago (1962-11-02)
Ground Estadio República de Armenia,
Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 8,000
Chairman Noray Nakis
Manager Fernando Ruiz
League Primera B Metropolitana
2013-14 14th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Armenio, known simply as Deportivo Armenio or Armenio, is a football club from Ingeniero Maschwitz, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina. The team currently plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, which is the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.


The club was founded in 1962 under the name Club Armenio de Fútbol by the Armenian community in Argentina. It changed its name in 1968, and was affiliated to the Argentine Football Association two years later. The original colours were black and white, but first changed to green and white stripes and then again to red and white. Nowadays, home uniform is red, orange and blue, inspired by the flag of Armenia.

In the 1986–87 season of the Primera B Nacional (second division), Deportivo Armenio broke the division's record of most matches without losing, with a run of 38 games without defeat. The team's coach at that time was Alberto Parseghian (former goalkeeper of the team and of other Argentine clubs), and the captain was Miguel Gardarian. Following this successful run, the club gained promotion to the Primera División (first division). Their highest ever finish in the top division was 13th in the 1987–88 season, followed by relegation the season after (the 1988–89).

A notable game in the club's history was a 3–2 away win against River Plate in the 1987–88 season, after being 0–2 down. On that day, the 3 goals were scored by Raúl Wensel. Another important victory was in the same season against Boca Juniors, in the Bombonera stadium. Armenio won that day 1–0 with a goal scored by Silvano Maciel. This match was the last one in Hugo Gatti's (Boca's goalkeeper) career, as the team's coach (José Omar Pastoriza) took him out of the starting lineup for his mistake in Maciel's goal.

Current squad 2010/2011[edit]

As of February 14, 2011.[1]

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 Carlos Bengert
Argentina GK Federico Farina
Argentina GK Matías Villalba
Armenia DF José Andrés Bilibio
Argentina DF Ezequiel Cortés
Argentina DF Jesús Daniel Díaz
Argentina DF Sergio Luque
Argentina DF Nicolás Perassi
Argentina DF Marcos Torres
Argentina DF Claudio Villalba
Argentina MF Diego de la Vega
Argentina MF Leandro Benegas
Argentina MF Mauro Frattini
Argentina MF Adrián Galeano
Argentina MF Eduardo Gay
Paraguay MF Juan Cruz Goycochea
No. Position Player
Uruguay MF Alejandro Cleber Reyes
Argentina MF Cristián Quiñonez
Argentina MF Rodrigo Pedraza
Argentina MF Sebastián López
Argentina MF Alejandro Orsi
Paraguay FW Roberto Moreira Aldana
Brazil FW George Dos Santos Paladini
Argentina FW Ricardo Blanco
Argentina FW Lucas Fernández
Argentina FW Matías Fernández
Argentina FW Diego Medina
Argentina FW Victor Hugo Gómez
Argentina FW Federico Pacheco
Argentina FW Mariano Zaez
Argentina FW Sergio Rodríguez


Deportivo Armenio, 1976 Primera C champion.


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