|Full name||Club Sportivo Barracas|
|Founded||30 October 1913|
|2012–13||(Disaffiliated, returned for 2013-14)|
Club Sportivo Barracas is an Argentine sports club from Buenos Aires. The institution was born as a rowing club, nevertheless it is mostly known for its football activities nowadays. The squad was disaffiliated after finishing last in 2011-12 Primera D championship, according to the Argentine football league system rules.
The club was founded in 1913 in its headquarters still located in the barrio of Barracas in Buenos Aires, as "Club Sportivo Barracas". The football squad made its debut in the Argentine Primera División in 1917, finishing 5th. The team played in Primera during all the amateur era until the league became professional in 1931. Sportivo became one of the clubs to make the decision of staying amateur so the team moved to rival league "Asociación Amateurs Argentina de Football" (AAF). This decision paid dividends because the following year Sportivo Barracas won the 1932 AAF championship. It remained unaffiliated to Argentine Football Association from 1936 to 1967, never regaining its amateur notability since its return.
Following an influx of external financial support, the club moved to play its football matches to Bolivar, Buenos Aires Province, in 2003, changing its name to "Club Sportivo Barracas Bolívar", as well as the shirt colors and crest. However, all other activities of the club remained in Buenos Aires.
In 2010, the club left the city of Bolívar, playing its home games at Acassuso stadium of San Isidro, Buenos Aires. Sportivo Barracas has a major rivalry with Barracas Central, the other team in the Barracas neighbourhood.
On March 2011, the club put the image of former President of Argentina Néstor Kirchner on the jersey as a tribute to him. In May 2012, Sportivo Barracas was disaffiliated for one season after finishing last in the Primera D championship. The vacant place was filled by Puerto Nuevo which returned to the division.
In the 1920s and 1930s the Sportivo Barracas stadium was one of the most important stadiums in Argentina. It held 30,000 spectators and was used as a venue for the South American Championship 1921 and South American Championship 1925.
An important anecdotic fact related to the stadium took place on the match between Argentina and Uruguay, on October 2, 1924. In June of that year, Uruguay had attained the Olympic football crown at Paris, which at that moment was a kind of unofficial world title, since the World Cup was not be played until 1930. The rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay was already an important one, so the match generated much expectancy. After the Uruguayan title, two matches were to be played between Uruguay and Argentina. The first one was in Montevideo and finished 1-1. The second one in Buenos Aires was to be played on September 28, but there were so many people at the stadium that day that the field itself was occupied by supporters. The Uruguayans asked for the suspension of the match and a perimeter to separate people from players on the next encounter, which was finally played on October 2, 1924.
That day, before playing the match, the Uruguayans celebrated their Olympic title by circumvalating the field, something described then as la vuelta de los olímpicos (the round of the Olympic ones), lately just vuelta olímpica (Olympic round). Argentina won that match 2-1 (Onzari 1-0 at 15’, Cea 1-1 at 29’, and Tarasconi 2-1 at 53’), but it was Onzari’s goal which was to be remembered, because it was converted directly from a corner kick. The International Board had specifically modified the football rules on this point on June 14, 1924, allowing goals to be scored like that. Since then, a goal like Onzari’s is referred as a Gol olímpico or Olympic goal in almost all Latin America, and even some parts of Europe. It is the first time that an Olympic goal is called that way, as well as it’s the debut of the expression vuelta olímpica in Latin America. Onzari was at that moment playing for Huracán.
- Primera División (1): 1932 AAF[a]
- Copa de Competencia Jockey Club (1): 1921
- Primera B (1): 1916
- Primera C (1): 1919 AAm[b]
- Primera D (1): 2003-04
- The Asociación Argentina de Football (AAF) was a rival amateur league that organized its own tournaments from 1931 to 1934. This lasted until 1935 when both leagues, the professional Liga Argentina de Football (LAF) and AAF merged.
- The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival amateur league that organized its own tournaments from 1919 to 1926.
- "Barracas empató ante Cañuelas y será desafiliado por un año", La Mañana, 14 May 2012
- Argentina 1917 at RSSSF
- Argentina 1931 (amateur) at RSSSF
- "Sportivo hay uno solo"
- "Historia de Sportivo Barracas"
- "Presentan una camiseta en homenaje a Néstor Kirchner", Terra, 2011-03-21
- "El gol olímpico cumple 80", Clarín, 2004-10-02
- "Argentina 1932 (amateur)" - RSSSF