Sportivo Barracas

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Sportivo Barracas
Sportivo barracas crest.png
Full name Club Sportivo Barracas
Nickname(s) Arrabalero, Sportivo
Founded 30 October 1913; 101 years ago (1913-10-30)
Ground
capacity
6,500
Chairman Víctor Santamaría
Manager Damián Infante
League Primera D
2013-14 13th

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 team currently plays in Primera D Metropolitana, the fifth division of the Argentine football league system.

History[edit]

The historic "Olympic goal" by Cesáreo Onzari, 1924.
The team which won the amateur AAF championship in 1932.
Barracas Bolívar badge (2003-12).

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.[1] The team played in Primera 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).[2] 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.[3]

In 2010, the club left the city of Bolívar, playing its home games at Acassuso stadium of San Isidro, Buenos Aires.[4] 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.[5] 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.

Stadium[edit]

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.

The field was also used in 1925 for the first boxing fight in open space of Luis Ángel Firpo. From 2003 to 2010 the club played its home games at the Estadio Municipal de Bolívar.

Honours[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.[6]
  2. ^ The Asociación Amateurs de Football (AAm) was a rival amateur league that organized its own tournaments from 1919 to 1926.

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