Córdoba Athletic Club
|Full name||Córdoba Athletic Club|
|Union||Unión Argentina de Rugby|
|Founded||17 April 1882|
|League(s)||Torneo de Córdoba|
Córdoba Athletic Club, or simply Córdoba Athletic, is a sports club from the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Founded in 1882, Córdoba Athletic is the oldest sports club in Córdoba Province. The institution is mostly known for its rugby union team, which plays at the Torneo de Córdoba, the first division of the Unión Cordobesa de Rugby league system.
The rugby team is one of the most successful in the province, having won the Torneo de Córdoba title 16 times, the last in 2011.
Like many Argentina sports and social clubs at the time, Córdoba Athletic Club was founded by English rail workers. The exact date of the club's creation is unknown but is thought to be either 17 April or 15 November 1882.
For its first few years in existence the club would be dominated by British expatriates and the official language at the club would be English. Originally, the club was founded as an athletics club. Rugby would only appear at CAC in 1898. For a time the club also played football, until it became professional in Argentina in 1931, being abandoned by the club.
As the only club in the province for a long time, CAC had to travel down to Rosario for competition. There, CAC would often compete with that city's oldest club Atlético del Rosario. The ties between both clubs remain strong today.
Although one of the most successful in the province, Córdoba Athletic as so far failed to make any impact on the national scene, unlike fellow cordobeso clubs such as Tala and La Tablada, which have both reached the Nacional de Clubes final.
- 1952, 1955, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1982, 1992, 1996, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
- "Clubes afiliados", Federación de Hockey de Córdoba website, retrieved 2013-01-04
- "Club History" (in Spanish). 21 May 2010. Retrieved 22 May 2010.
- Official website (Spanish)
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