Crucero del Norte
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|Full name||Club Mutual Crucero del Norte|
|Founded||19 July 1989|
|Ground||Andrés Guacurarí, Garupá, Misiones Province|
|League||Primera B Nacional|
|Website||Club home page|
Club Mutual Crucero del Norte (simply known as Crucero del Norte) is an Argentine sports club based in Garupá, Misiones Province. The club was founded in 1989 by a long-distance bus company which gave its name to the institution. Although the club is mostly known for its association football team, other sports such as field hockey, paddle tennis and tennis are hosted.
The main Crucero's rival is Guaraní Antonio Franco of the same city.
The club was founded in 1989 by the owners of Argentine bus company "Crucero del Norte", the Koropeski family. They had been encouraged by the company's employees, who were big fans of football and strong supporters of the indoor soccer team of Crucero del Norte.
During its first years of existence, Crucero del Norte played its home games at Bartolomé Mitre de Posadas stadium. The club inaugurated its own field in 2003. Crucero debuted in the Liga Posadeña de Fútbol (Posadas football league), promoting to play the 2005 edition of Torneo Argentino C. In 2005 the team promoted to Torneo Argentino B where it remained until 2009.
On January 2011, the squad won its first international tournament, the Copa Víctor Hugo Zayas, played in Encarnación, Paraguay after beating local teams Universal (1–0) and Independiente de Campo Grande (5–4 via penalty shoot-out after the 90' ended in a tie). The most recent achievement was the promotion to the second division of Argentine football, Primera B Nacional, defeating Guillermo Brown de Puerto Madryn via playoff.
Current squad of Crucero del Norte as of February 26, 2015 (
Sources: Argentine Soccer
Manager: Sebastián Rambert
- Liga Posadeña de Fútbol (1): 2004 Apertura
- "Club Mutual Crucero del Norte". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
- "Crucero del Norte ascendió a la Primera B Nacional", La Voz del Interior, 30 June 2012
- "Historia del club" at Crucero del Norte website
- "Crucero del Norte jugará en el Nacional B por primera vez en su historia", Infobae, 30 June 2012
- "Crucero del Norte venció a Brown de Madryn y subió a la B Nacional", MendozaOnline.com, 30 June 2012