|Full name||Club Deportivo UAI Urquiza|
21 May 1950 |
(as "Club Ferrocarril Urquiza")
Monumental de Villa Lynch, |
General San Martín Partido, Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Chairman||Rodolfo De Vincenzi|
Club Deportivo UAI Urquiza (formerly "Club Ferrocarril Urquiza") is an Argentine sports club sited in Villa Lynch, General San Martín Partido of Greater Buenos Aires. The football team currently plays at Primera B Metropolitana, the third division of the Argentine football league system. Although the club is mostly known for its football squad, other disciplines hosted by UAI Urquiza are artistic gymnastics, basketball, field hockey, futsal, handball and volleyball.
The Club was founded as "Club Deportivo, Social y Cultural Ferrocarril Urquiza" by Carmelo Santoro on May 21, 1950. The first players and fans of the team were employees of the General Urquiza Railway who needed a ground to play football on Saturday afternoons. The club affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1970 and played its first season in the "Aficionados" division (the fourth level of Argentine football league system, later renamed "Primera D").
At the beginning of the 2009–2010 season the club merged with Universidad Abierta Interamericana (UAI) to form "Club Deportivo UAI-Urquiza". Having won no titles under its old name, UAI Urquiza obtained the first season disputed by the team, the 2009–10 Primera D championship, promoting to Primera C.
In May, 2013, UAI Urquiza won the Primera C champions, therefore promoting to the upper division, Primera B Metropolitana. The squad beat Deportivo Español by 3–1, when there still had 4 fixtures to play. At the moment of the championship, UAI Urquiza had taken an advantage of 13 points over Deportivo Laferrere, the team placed 2nd.
The stadium is located in Villa Lynch, General San Martín Partido, Gran Buenos Aires. It has capacity for 500 spectators and does not have lighting. Prior to Ferrocarril Urquiza, this field was used by the defunct team Sportivo Palermo, where legendary goalkeeper Amadeo Carrizo first appeared.
Team kit and colors
Under the new denomination, the kit uniform still maintains main color that identified Club Ferrocarril Urquiza (light blue) but adding the burgundy, which is the corporate color of the UAI (Universidad Abierta Interamericana).
The women's team has won the Campeonato de Fútbol Femenino three times: the Clausura 2012, the Final 2014 and 2016. They appeared in the Copa Libertadores Femenina for the first time in 2015, where they finished third place. In 2016 the play in the Libertadores again.
- Primera D Metropolitana 2009–10 at rsssf
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