Club Ferro Carril Oeste, known simply as Ferro Carril Oeste or Ferro, is an Argentine sports club from the neighbourhood of Caballito, Buenos Aires. Although many activities are hosted by the club, Ferro is mostly known for its team, currently playing in the Primera B Nacional. Always located in Caballito, the club was founded as Club Atlético del Ferrocarril Oeste de Buenos Aires on 28 July 1904, the club was approved and supported by railway managers, so Ferro soon incorporated lands to build its headquarters and sports installations. In 1907, Ferro joined the second division, and in 1912 the team won the promotion to the first division after beating Racing Club in the final game. At the end of the 1930s, the club emancipated from the railway company, in 1937 five talented players rose from the youth divisions, forming an offensive line which would be remembered as The Five Musketeers. They were Bernardo Gandulla, Juan José Maril, Luis Borgnia, Jaime Sarlanga, but those skilled players only played together between 1937 and 1938, due to other clubs acquiring them. Gandulla and Emeal returned to Ferro in 1944 after their stint with Boca Juniors, but despite having such prominent players, Ferro finished last in 1946 season and was relegated to Second Division for the first time in its history. Ferro soon returned to the first division in 1949, when winning the Primera B title, during the 1950 Ferro finished 6th in 1954 and reached a memorable 4th position in 1959, the best team campaign until then. After being relegated again, Ferro won the Primera B championship in 1963, in the top level, Ferro reached another 4th place in the 1965 tournament. Ferro would be relegated again, returning in 1970 to the first division, in 1974 Ferro wore an orange jersey, paying tribute to World sub-champion Netherlands national football team, The Clockwork Orange, finishing 6th in the Torneo Nacional disputed that year. Teams most notable player was central midfielder Gerónimo Cacho Saccardi, who had debuted in 1969, Ferro had a prominent role in Argentine sports in the 1980s, more specifically in football and basketball. The football team won 2 titles of Argentine Primera División and played the Copa Libertadores, otherwise, the basketball team won the Liga Nacional de Básquet championship 3 times. In 1979 Carlos Griguol arrived to the club, in 1981 Ferro finished 2nd, totalling 49 points, just one less than champion Boca Juniors. That same year Ferro reached the Torneo Nacional final although the team was defeated by River Plate, Ferro finally won its first title at Primera in 1982, obtaining the Torneo Nacional defeating Quilmes in the finals. The squad played 22 matches, won 16 and tied 6, Ferro scored 50 goals and conceded 13. Left wing Miguel Angel Juárez was the top scorer with 22, other notable players for the champion team were Adolfino Cañete, Alberto Márcico, Juan Domingo Rocchia and Héctor Cúper. Although some important players during the 1982 tournament had left, Ferro won another Torneo Nacional in 1984, the team played 14 matches, winning 8 and losing only 1, with 5 draws. Ferro scored 32 goals and only conceded 9, being Márcico the top scorer with 5 goals, another important achievement for Ferro was the 2nd place in the 1984 Torneo Metropolitano, finishing with 50 points, only one less than champion Argentinos Juniors
The club's headquarters in 1930.
The 1958 team that won the Primera B championship.
The team that returned to the first division in 1970.