Crucero del Norte

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Crucero del Norte
Escudo del Club Crucero del Norte Misiones.svg
Full name Club Mutual Crucero del Norte
Nickname(s) Colectivero
Founded 19 July 1989; 27 years ago (1989-07-19)
Ground Andrés Guacurarí, Garupá, Misiones Province
Ground Capacity 15,000[1]
Chairman Julio Koropeski
Manager Sebastián Rambert
League Primera B Nacional
2015 30th (relegated)
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.[2] Although the club is mostly known for its association football team, other sports such as field hockey, paddle tennis and tennis are hosted.

After many seasons playing in the Torneo Argentino A, the football team promoted to Primera B Nacional after defeating Guillermo Brown via playoff. They currently play in Primera B Nacional.[3]

The main Crucero's rival is Guaraní Antonio Franco of the same city.

History[edit]

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 June 14, 2009, Crucero del Norte got promotion to Torneo Argentino A after defeating Marplatense team Alvarado at the finals (with scores of 1–0 in Posadas and 0–0 as visitor).

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).[4] 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.[5][6]

Current Squad[edit]

Current squad of Crucero del Norte as of February 26, 2015 (edit)
Sources: Argentine Soccer

No. Position Player
1  ARG GK Germán Caffa
2  ARG DF Federico Rosso
3  ARG DF Dante Bareyro
4  ARG DF Julio Barraza
5  ARG MF Nicolás Olmedo
6  ARG DF Gabriel Tomasini
7  ARG FW Diego Torres
8  PAR MF Nicolás Martínez
9  PAR FW Gabriel Ávalos
11  PAR FW Ernesto Álvarez
14  ARG MF Fabián Monserrat
15  ARG MF Fabio Vázquez
No. Position Player
18  ARG MF Marcelo Lamas
22  ARG GK Horacio Ramírez
23  ARG MF Gabriel Chironi
26  ARG MF Lucas Caballero
27  ARG MF Juan Alberto Cabrera
29  ARG DF Alejandro Pérez
30  ARG DF Dardo Romero
33  ARG DF Maximiliano Oliva
 ARG MF Diego Calgaro
 ARG MF Juan Olivares
 ARG MF Claudio Fileppi
 ARG FW Ariel Cólzera

Manager: Sebastián Rambert

Honours[edit]

  • Liga Posadeña de Fútbol (1): 2004 Apertura

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