Club Social y Deportivo Flandria

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Full name Club Social y Deportivo Flandria
Nickname(s) El Canario (The Canary)
Founded 9 February 1941; 76 years ago (1941-02-09)
Ground Estadio Carlos V,
Jáuregui, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Pablo Gatti
Manager Sergio Gómez
League Primera B
2016 1° (promoted to Nacional B)
Website Club home page

Club Social y Deportivo Flandria is an Argentine Football Club based in the city of Jáuregui, Buenos Aires Province which was founded by Julio Steverlynck. Although many sports are practised at the club, The Canary is best known for its professional football team. The squad are the current champions of the Primera B Metropolitana, and as such they will play the 2016-2017 season in the Nacional B.

The 1952 Flandria squad, which won the championship promoting to Primera C.


The club originated at the factory Algodonera Flandria (Cotton Flanders), located in Jauregui. In his factory, Don Julio Steverlynck created a lot of job opportunities for the European immigrants in the area. Those immigrants were the people that started to play football to spend their free time. They formed a team and played their first match against Jauregui Juniors.

In 1940, a sports camp was opened and this place was used as a ground field to practice. Months later, they founded a team called Flandria, and started to participate at the Lujanense Soccer League. In 1941, the club designed their first managing board, with Jose Delesie as President.

In 1947 Flandria was affiliated to AFA and started to play on "Tercera de Ascenso". Their first match ended with a comfortable victory 5–3 against Alumni de Villa Urquiza, and Titin Caricato became the first player that scored a goal for Flandria.

In 1952 the Canary became champion and obtains promotion to Primera C, where the team did excellent performances in 1953 y 1957, reaching the second place.

In 1960 Flandria inaugurated their own ground field, called Carlos V, which has a capacity of 5,000 spectators.

In 1970 Flandria became champion of the Primera C, by winning in a breakthrough against Sarmiento de Junín with 3–1. Two goals were scored by Nocella and one by Apariente.

In 1979 Flandria lost their place in Primera C, closing the most important chapter in their history.

In 1998, with Omar Santorelli as manager, Flandria returns to Primera B.

In 2014 Flandria, after a bad campaign, lost their place in Primera B.

They win the promotion to the second category of the Argentine footbal for the first time in history on 12 June 2016, after clinching the Primera B Metropolitana championship.

Current squad[edit]

As of August 14, 2014.[1]

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 Leonardo Griffo
Argentina GK Martín Cabrera
Argentina GK Matias Caputo
Chile DF Camilo Lehnebach
Argentina DF Nicolas Agorreca
Argentina DF Matias Pineda
Paraguay DF William Riveros
Argentina DF Mario Mussón
Argentina DF Juan Cirelli
Argentina DF Gonzalo Oviedo
Argentina DF Franco Rodriguez
Argentina MF Fabian Ballesteros
Argentina MF Juan Cruz Rolandelli
Argentina MF Ruben Molina
Argentina MF Alejandro Gonzalez
No. Position Player
Argentina MF Abel Sandoval
Argentina MF Ezequiel Abal
Argentina MF Juan Huerta
Argentina MF Hernan Perez
Argentina MF Miguel Porcel
Argentina MF Emanuel Escuredo
Argentina MF Andres Montenegro
Argentina FW Franco Costa
Argentina FW Javier Ferreira
Argentina FW Julian Alarcon
Argentina FW Julian Martelli
Argentina FW Adrian Juarez
Argentina FW Pedro Sosa
Argentina FW Kevin Caminero


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Club Flandria at BDFA