Club Atlético San Telmo

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San Telmo
Club santelmo logo.png
Full name Club Atlético San Telmo
Nickname(s) Candombero
Founded 5 March 1904; 113 years ago (1904-03-05)
Ground Estadio Osvaldo Baletto, Dock Sud
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Fernando Leiro
Manager Juan Carlos Zerrillo
League Primera C
2015 1° (Champion)
Website Club home page

Club Atlético San Telmo is an Argentine sports club located in the neighbourhood of San Telmo, in the City of Buenos Aires. The club is mostly known for its football team, which currently plays in Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.[1]

Apart from football, other sports practised at San Telmo are basketball, boxing, field hockey and handball.


The 1949 squad that won the first title for the club although it was not promoted to Primera.

The club was founded as "San Telmo Football Club" on March 5, 1904,[2] by Francisco Pantarotto who would be also its first president. The first headquarters were located on Paseo Colón Avenue of Buenos Aires. San Telmo had several venues located in Puerto Madero until the club built its first stadium on Juan de Garay street in San Telmo district where the club took its name from.

The first jerseys were blue and white. In the first official match of the club, the rain made the colour blue to fade until it covered the white part of the jerseys in a light-blue tone. From then on, the club adopted the blue and light blue as its official colors.

In 1916 the team affiliated to Argentine Football Association and won the Segunda División de Ascenso tournament. In the 1920s the club changed its team to "Club Atlético San Telmo" which has remained to date. In 1926 and due to the lack of a deed of sale, San Telmo had to move to Isla Maciel in Dock Sud district of Greater Buenos Aires. The club inaugurated its own stadium there three years later. The first title won by San Telmo was 1949 Primera C but due to a restructuring of the Argentine league system, the squad did not promote to the upper division.

In 1975 San Telmo finished third in Primera B, therefore the team qualified to play the playoffs to promote to Primera División, which finally achieved. Although being promoted to the first division, San Telmo would be relegated in the next season. Nevertheless, the team that played in the top level during 1976 wrote a memorable page in the history of the club on May 25, 1976 when it defeated Boca Juniors by 3–1 at Huracán's stadium.


San Telmo's stadium is named Dr. Osvaldo Baletto and is located in the Isla Maciel of Dock Sud, Avellaneda Partido. It was closed from February 11, 2006 due to violent incidents in a match against Talleres (BA),[3] which caused that San Telmo had to play its home games at the Estadio Alfredo Ramos, Club Comunicaciones's venue.[4]

In October, 2011, and after six year of being closed, the stadium was reopened to host the match between the local team and Almagro which ended 0–0.[3]


Current squad[edit]

The 1956 team won the second title for the club.
The 1961 squad achieved the third championship.

As of February 14, 2012.[5] 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 Gastón Amarilla
Argentina GK Leandro Evangelisti
Argentina GK Matías Messina
Argentina DF Fernando Bonassies
Argentina DF Julio César Caldiero
Argentina DF Nicolás Demalde
Argentina DF Carlos Inda
Argentina DF Ezequiel Kilmot
Argentina DF Lucas Rodríguez Pagano
Argentina DF Maximiliano Seevald
Argentina DF Matías Velásquez
Argentina MF Gerardo Arriola
Argentina MF Jonathan Caprarullo
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Facundo Coyra
Argentina MF Nicolás Di Biase
Argentina MF Armando Lezcano
Argentina MF Emiliano Monzón
Argentina MF Leonardo Pekarnik
Argentina MF Sergio Santua
Argentina MF Mariano Vigna
Argentina FW Nicolás Borlenghi
Argentina FW Santiago Pérez
Argentina FW Ricardo Segundo
Argentina FW Damián Solferino
Argentina FW Christopher Torres


1949, 1956, 1961, 2015


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