Deportivo Riestra

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Deportivo Riestra
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Full name Club Deportivo Riestra
Nickname(s) Albinegro, Los Malevos de Pompeya
Founded 22 February 1931; 86 years ago (1931-02-22)
Ground Estadio Guillermo Laza,
Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Adrián Ciliberto
Manager Leonardo Ragazzo
League Primera B
2015 14°
Website Club home page

Club Deportivo Riestra is an Argentine football club based in Flores, Buenos Aires. The team plays in Primera B Metropolitana, the regionalised third division of the Argentine football league system.

Riestra affiliated to Argentine Football Association in 1946, winning its first promotion to Primera C seven years later. The club had its first field in Villa Soldati, but it was expropriated by the military government of Argentina in 1981 so it had been planned to build a highway there, although it never happened.

Deportivo Riestra was related with boxer Ringo Bonavena because his brothers Vicente and José were part of the management of the club for several years. Riestra then built its sports facilities and stadium in Flores, naming it "Guillermo Laza" in honour of a former vice-president of the club. Since 2012, the club is sponsored by the three stripes mark, Adidas.

The club gained popularity in August 2013, when Diego Maradona joined club's staff as "spiritual coach",[1] debuting in his new role on 19 August v San Miguel.[2][3]

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