UAI Urquiza

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UAI Urquiza
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Full name Club Deportivo UAI Urquiza
Nickname(s) El Furgón
Founded 21 May 1950; 64 years ago (1950-05-21)
(as Club Ferrocarril Urquiza)
Ground Monumental de Villa Lynch,
General San Martín Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground Capacity 1,000
Chairman Osvaldo Rolando
Manager Guillermo De Luca
League Primera B Metropolitana
2013-14 18th
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo UAI Urquiza is an Argentine sports club sited in Villa Lynch, General San Martín Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. The squad currently plays at Primera B Metropolitana, the third division of the Argentine football league system.

History[edit]

The Club was founded as Club Deportivo, Social y Cultural Ferrocarril Urquiza by Carmelo Santoro on 21 May 1950. The first players and fans of the team were employees of the Ferrocarril General Urquiza who needed a ground to play football on Saturday afternoons. The club affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1970 and played its first season in the Aficionados category (the fourth division of Argentine football league system, later renamed "Primera D").

At the beginning of the 2009-2010 season the club merged with Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) to form Club Deportivo UAI-Urquiza. Having won no titles under its old name, UAI Urquiza obtained the first season disputed by the team, the 2009-10 Primera D championship, promoting to Primera C.[1]

In May, 2013, UAI Urquiza won the Primera C champions, therefore promoting to the upper division, Primera B Metropolitana. The squad beat Deportivo Español by 3-1, when there still had 4 fixtures to play. At the moment of the championship, UAI Urquiza had taken an advantage of 13 points over Deportivo Laferrere, the team placed 2nd.[2]

Titles[edit]

2009-10
2012-13

Stadium[edit]

The stadium is located in Villa Lynch, General San Martín Partido, Gran Buenos Aires. It has capacity for 500 spectators and does not have lighting. Prior to Ferrocarril Urquiza, this field was used by the defunct team Sportivo Palermo, where legendary goalkeeper Amadeo Carrizo first appeared.

Team kit and colors[edit]

Under the new denomination, the kit uniform still maintains main color that identified Club Ferrocarril Urquiza (light blue) but adding the burgundy, which is the corporate color of the UAI (Universidad Abierta Interamericana).

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