Club Almagro

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Full name Club Almagro
Nickname(s) Tricolor
Founded 6 January 1911; 107 years ago (1911-01-06)
Ground Estadio Tres de Febrero, José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires
Capacity 19,000
Chairman Julián Romeo
Manager Sergio Gómez
Favio Orsi
League Primera B Nacional
2017–18 2nd
(Quarterfinals Torneo Reducido)
Website Club website

Club Almagro is an Argentine sports club from José Ingenieros, Buenos Aires, although its headquarters are in the Almagro district. The football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentine football league system.


The team that won the Primera B title in 1937.
In 1968 Almagro won another title and promoted to Primera.

Almagro was founded on January 6, 1911, in the Almagro neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club still has its sports facilities there for its members, but the football stadium (with a capacity of 19,000) is located in José Ingenieros, in the Tres de Febrero Partido of Greater Buenos Aires.

In 1919 there was a new splitting in Argentine football, so both leagues were played at the same time: official Asociación Argentina de Football (with one of Almagro predecessors, Columbian, as one of its teams) and dissident "Asociación Amateurs de Football". During that season, Columbian was going through a severe economic crisis, disputing its last game v. Boca Juniors in the 6th fixture. Some executives of recently promoted Club Almagro, leadered by Miguel de Zárate made Columbial a merger proposal, which was accepted.

Therefore, Almagro renamed "Sportivo Almagro" and continued playing in Primera División (debuting in the 7th fixture vs Platense) under its new denomination, which avoided the club to be disaffiliated.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Almagro played one year in first division in 1938 after winning the first second division tournament that awarded a promotion. Later the team won the 1968 second division tournament, but had to participate in the "reclasificatorio" tournament with first division teams and other second division teams and didn't win promotion.

The Tricolores played most of the time in second division, a few years in third division, but in 2000 and 2004 they won the promotion to Primera División, only to be relegated both times after only one season playing at the top level.

In 2000 Almagro returned to Primera División after beating Instituto de Córdoba by 1–0 (2–1 on aggregate) at relegation playoffs (named "Promoción" in Argentina).


2014–15 squad[edit]

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 Agustin Gomez
Argentina GK Facundo Espindola
Argentina GK Ricardo Veliz
Argentina DF Richard Schunke
Argentina DF Nicolas Arrechea
Argentina DF Nicolas Sansotre
Argentina DF Matias Di Benedetto
Argentina DF Diego Ianeiro
Argentina DF Brian Abel Luciatti
Argentina DF Emiliano Ronconi
Paraguay DF Celso Esquivel
Argentina MF Hernan Ruquet
Argentina MF Nahuel Basualdo
Argentina MF Ariel Chavez
Argentina MF Matías Ruíz Sosa
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Mariano Barale
Argentina MF Damian Arce
Argentina MF Franco Quiroz
Argentina MF Rodrigo Holgado
Argentina MF Lucas Sparapani
Argentina MF Juan Cruz Mena
Argentina MF Willian Sosa
Argentina FW Pablo Rodriguez
Argentina FW Maximiliano Castano
Argentina FW Nicolas Yaque
Argentina FW Octavio Bilbao
Argentina FW Ignacio Colombini
Argentina FW Oscar Altamirano
Argentina FW Martin Argañaraz



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