Club Nacional

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Club Nacional
Nacional emblem
Full name Club Nacional
Nickname(s) La Academia, Tricolor
Founded 5 June 1904
Ground Estadio Arsenio Erico
Capacity 5,000
Chairman Juan Carlos Galeano
Manager Celso Ayala
League Primera División
2018 Apertura 4th

Club Nacional is a Paraguayan football team, based in the neighbourhood of Barrio Obrero in Asunción, founded in 1904. Internationally, the club is referred to as Nacional Asunción, in order to distinguish itself from Uruguay's Nacional and Colombia's Atlético Nacional.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded on June 5, 1904 by a group of alumni of the Colegio Nacional de la Capital, one of the oldest public schools in Asunción. The club was originally named Nacional Football Club, taking the name from "Club Nacional de Football" the Uruguayan club, whose shield and three colors were taken to associate the national origin. It is also referred as related to the school the founders attended. Its first president was Víctor Paredes Gómez and white was selected as the team color because that was the color of the Nacional de la Capital School uniform. For the emblem of the club, the colors of the Paraguayan flag were chosen.

Nacional is one of the traditional teams in the Paraguayan league and they have won a total of nine championships so far. Their nickname "La Academia" (the academy) was given to them because of their excellent youth system that produced great players such as Arsenio Erico, who is considered as the best Paraguayan footballer of all time.

In 2009 Nacional won the Clausura title after 63 years.

In 2014, Club Nacional Asunción made history after reaching the final of a Copa Libertadores competition for the first time, during the 2014 edition.[2]

Youth[edit]

One of the club's youth teams played at the 2009 Torneo di Viareggio,[3] the 2010 Torneo di Viareggio,[4] the 2011 Torneo di Viareggio,[5] the 2012 Torneo di Viareggio[6] and the 2013 Torneo di Viareggio.[7]

Honors[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 September 2018[1][8] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Paraguay GK Santiago Rojas
2 Paraguay DF Juan Franco
3 Paraguay DF Víctor Barrientos
5 Paraguay MF Marcos Duré
6 Paraguay MF Luis Miño
7 Paraguay MF Derlis Alegre
8 Paraguay MF Juan Argüello
9 Paraguay FW Adam Bareiro
10 Paraguay FW Danilo Santacruz
12 Paraguay GK Juan Espínola
13 Paraguay FW Gerardo Arévalos
14 Panama MF Ricardo Clarke
No. Position Player
15 Paraguay DF Víctor Dávalos
16 Paraguay MF Miguel Paniagua
17 Paraguay FW Nery Balbuena
18 Paraguay FW Derlis Orué
20 Paraguay MF Cristhian Aguada
21 Paraguay FW Nery Cardozo
22 Paraguay DF Diego Melgarejo
23 Paraguay DF Gustavo Velázquez
24 Paraguay FW Félix Benítez
26 Paraguay DF Carlos Montiel (on loan from Cerro Porteño)
27 Paraguay DF Miguel Jacquet
29 Argentina MF Juan Ignacio Vieyra

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Been part of a national team squad at any time.
  • Played in the first division of any other football association (outside Paraguay).
  • Played in a continental and/or intercontinental competition.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paraguay - Club Nacional - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nacional cayó pero logró histórico paso a la final de la Libertadores - PrensaFútbol". Prensafutbol.cl. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Coppa Carnevale - Torneo Internazionale Giovanile di Viareggio". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Torneo". Viareggiocup.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Club Nacional". Clubnacional.com.py. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Ficha Estadistica de  INCA -glaucineis martins da silva- (perfil, ficha, profile, stats)". Bdfa.com.ar. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Argentina - I. Fideleff - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Australia - C. Cristaldo - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". Int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 26 August 2018.

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