Defensa y Justicia

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Defensa y Justicia
Escudo del Club Defensa y Justicia.svg
Full name Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia
Nickname(s) Halcón (Hawk)
Founded 20 March 1935; 81 years ago (1935-03-20)
Ground Norberto Tomaghello
Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires
Ground Capacity 10,500[1]
Chairman José Lemme
Manager Sebastián Beccacece
League Primera División
2016 4° of Zona 2
Website Club home page

Club Social y Deportivo Defensa y Justicia (usually known simply as Defensa y Justicia) is an Argentine football club from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires. The team currently plays in the Primera División, the top division of the Argentine football league system. Home games are played at the Estadio Norberto "Tito" Tomaghello which has a capacity of approximately 10,500.


The institution was founded on 20 March 1935 by a group of friends who wanted to form a local team. There are no sources explaining how the name was given to the club.[2] Presided by Norberto Tomaghello, Defensa y Justicia affiliated to Argentine Football Association, built its stadium, which was opened in occasion of a friendly match against Boca Juniors reserve team in December 1977.

The club's original colors were blue with white collar and cuffs, which were changed to yellow with green details. These were the colors of the bus line "El Halcón", a company that belonged to the club president at the time. This company used its buses to bring the fans to away games, and thus received the nickname "Los Halcones de Varela".[2]

Even though the club was founded as early as 1935, Defensa y Justicia did not play in official tournaments until 1978, when the team debuted in Primera D, defeating Cañuelas.[2]


The team quickly promoted to upper divisions, first to Primera C Metropolitana in 1982 after winning the championship, and 3 years later reaching the next division, Primera B being coached by Hugo García. Defensa only lasted in Primera B one year so in 1986 promoted to Primera B Nacional. As of May 17th , 2014 Defensa y Justicia has been promoted to the Primera Division of the Argentina Football (the highest level in the country)

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 February, 2016.

Source: Football Squads

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Lucio Chiaperro
2 Uruguay DF Fabrizio Buschiazzo (on loan from Peñarol)
3 Argentina DF Elias Gómez
4 Argentina DF Rafael Barrios
5 Argentina MF Luis Jérez
6 Argentina DF Alexander Barboza (on loan from River Plate)
7 Argentina FW Juan Cruz Kaprof (on loan from River Plate)
8 Uruguay MF Ignacio Rivero
9 Argentina FW Pablo Becker
10 Argentina MF Hernán Fredes
11 Argentina FW Andrés Ríos
14 Argentina MF Santiago Nagüel
15 Argentina FW Nicolás Stefanelli
16 Argentina MF Fernando Elizari (on loan from San Lorenzo)
17 Argentina GK Agustín Rossi (on loan from Estudiantes)
18 Uruguay FW Rubén Bentancourt
20 Argentina DF Rafael Delgado
No. Position Player
21 Argentina GK Gabriel Arias
22 Argentina GK Aín Acosta
23 Argentina MF Jonás Gutiérrez
24 Argentina DF Adrián Martínez
25 Argentina FW Agustín Bouzat (on loan from Boca Juniors)
26 Argentina DF Tomás Cardona (on loan from San Lorenzo)
27 Argentina DF Hugo Silva
28 Argentina MF Tomás Pochettino (on loan from Boca Juniors)
30 Argentina DF Rodrigo Tapia (on loan from San Lorenzo)
31 Argentina DF Federico Maya
33 Argentina MF Leonel Miranda
35 Argentina MF Mariano Bareiro
37 Argentina DF Christian Moreno (on loan from Boca Juniors)
Croatia MF Mario Brkljaca
Argentina MF Gonzalo Castellani (on loan from Boca Juniors)




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  2. ^ a b c El Nacimiento de una Pasión, Alejandro Fabbri, CI editores, Buenos Aires (2006)

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