Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield is an Argentine sports club based in Liniers, Buenos Aires. Its football team plays in the highest level of the Argentine league system. Founded in 1910, the club has spent most of its history in the top tier of Argentine football; the club's home ground is the 49,540-capacity José Amalfitani stadium, where they have played since 1951. One of the most successful clubs in Argentine football, Vélez Sarsfield had their first major success in 1968, when they won the league championship, subsequently made regular seasons between 1970 and 1990; the club have enjoyed their greatest period of success in the past two decades, winning 15 trophies since 1993. Domestically, Vélez have won ten Primera División titles, while in continental competiciones have won five international cups, it is one of eight teams to have won CONMEBOL's treble. Vélez Sarsfield's regular kit colours are white shorts, with some details in blue; the club's crest has been changed several times in attempts to re-brand the club and modernise its image.
It is one of the most supported clubs in Argentina. Apart from football the club takes part in other sports such as athletics, gymnastics, field hockey, martial arts, roller skating and volleyball. Vélez foundation dates back to the last days of 1909, when rain interrupted an informal football game played near the Vélez Sarsfield railway station of the Buenos Aires Western Railway, which served the barrio of Vélez Sársfield, named after jurist Dalmacio Vélez Sarsfield. Three of the young men whose game got interrupted, Julio Guglielmone, Martín Portillo and Nicolás Marín Moreno, sheltered in the station and discussed the possibility of founding a football club to practice the sport more seriously; the club was founded on 1 January 1910, in Marín Moreno's house. The founders decided to call the new club Club Atlético Argentinos de Vélez Sarsfield, appointed Luis Barredo as their first chairman, they decided to form two teams and chose to sport white shirts, that were easy to obtain for everyone.
In 1912, the directive board decided to change the uniform to navy blue shirts and white shorts. Vélez Sarsfield first home ground was a piece of land located between the streets of Ensenada, Provincias Unidas, Mariano Acosta and Convención; this block is in Floresta barrio, where it meets Vélez Parque Avellaneda barrios. Vélez affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1912. Nonetheless, on 5 September, the board decided to disaffiliate the club from AFA and affiliate it to the created Federación Argentina de Football, citing as reason AFA's detrimental attitude towards the club. In that same year, the team was strengthened by the joining of some former players of San Lorenzo de Almagro, who had left that club due to its internal problems. With this help, Vélez reached the Federation's second division championship final on their first year of affiliation, losing 2–4 to Tigre in GEBA's ground. On 7 February 1913, 10 new people were accepted as members of the club. Among them was José Amalfitani, who would go on to be club president for 30 years.
Subsequently, on 23 November, the board of directors decided to shorten the club's name, eliminating the term "Argentinos" and leaving the club with its current name: "Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield". The board decided that players from the different teams had to contribute an initial membership fee of $1 Argentine pesos, plus a monthly $0.50 of the same coin. In that year, Vélez rented a terrain in the neighbourhood of Mataderos known as Quinta de Figallo, located in the Tapalqué street, between Escalada and Chascomús streets; this new ground had the advantage. The club's stay in Mataderos was short however, as they moved again in 1914, this time to the neighbourhood of Villa Luro. There, they bought a terrain between the streets of Bacacay, Víctor Hugo and Cortina, the Maldonado Stream. In 1915, Vélez re-affiliated to AFA after the disappearance of FAF. One year on 14 March, owing to the great number of members of the club who were Italian immigrants, the kit was changed again; the new colours adopted were green and white, the colours of the Italian flag.
From on the club played in green and white stripes. During the decade, the team fought to achieve promotion to Primera División, the Association's first division. On 2 December 1917, Vélez lost the Intermedia final to Defensores de Belgrano in GEBA's ground; the club took part in the Copa de Competencia Jockey Club, in which both first and second division teams could compete. In 1919, however, Vélez left AFA in protest of alleged discriminatory policies that hindered the club's prospects of achieving promotion. Another 6 teams protested against these maneuvers and were expelled from the Association, while another 7 were expelled for protesting the expulsion of the first 6. All together, the expelled clubs formed the Asociación Amateurs de Football. Therefore, in 1919 Vélez competed in the first division for the first time in their history, in the AAF's inaugural season; the team played their first game against Independiente, winning 2–1 with two goals scored by Martín Salvarredi. On their debut season, the club finished as runner-up, behind Racing Club, who were seven times consecutive champions of
Racing Club de Avellaneda
Racing Club known as Racing, is an Argentine professional sports club based in Avellaneda, a city of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded in 1903, Racing has been considered one of the "big five" clubs of Argentine football. Racing plays in the Primera División, the top division of the Argentine league system. Racing has won the Primera División 18 times, apart from winning 12 National cups such as five Copa Ibarguren, four Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires and one Copa Beccar Varela. Due to those achievements the team was nicknamed "La Academia" which still identifies the club and its supporters. On international stage, the club has won 6 titles, 3 of them organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies; those achievements include one Copa Libertadores, one Intercontinental Cup and the first edition of the Supercopa Sudamericana. In addition, Racing won Rioplatense competitions Copa de Honor Cousenier once; the first team plays its home games in the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón, nicknamed El Cilindro de Avellaneda.
Apart from football, other sports practised at Racing are artistic gymnastics, boxing, field hockey, martial arts, roller skating and volleyball. The history of the club can be traced in 1898, when a group of young football players decided to create a team named "Excelsior Club", it lasted three years until in 1901 it divided into three clubs, Sud América F. C. de Barracas al Sud, American Club and Argentinos Unidos. Barracas al Sud officialised its establishment on 12 May 1901, with Pedro Werner becoming its first president. Less than one year after the establishment, an internal conflict about what color of jersey should be adopted caused a group of members to found Colorados Unidos, which adopted red as color; this division did not last too long, in March 1903, both clubs agreed to merge into a new club under the same name. The club took its name from a French auto racing magazine owned by Germán Vidaillac; the suggestion was well received and the name "Racing Club" was approved. Racing was the first football team integrally formed by criollos.
The first jersey worn by the emerging club was white, until 25 July 1904, when it was decided a yellow and black vertical striped jersey would be used. The adopted uniform only lasted a week due to its similarity to Uruguayan club CURCC, being replaced by a design proposed by president Luis Carbone; the jersey had two light blue and two pink. This light blue and pink design would be worn until 1908, once again replaced by a design with three horizontal bars. Racing adopted the light blue and white colors in 1910, in commemoration of the May Revolution's 100th anniversary that same year. Racing affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1905, began playing in the lower divisions of Argentine football league system. In 1906 the club registered to play in Segunda División. In 1909 Racing competed in a playoff to promote to Primera División, but lost to Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires. Racing promoted to the first division in 1910, winning the playoff final against Boca Juniors with an attendance of 4,000.
The line-up that won the promotion was: Fernández. Frers and Ohaco were the scorers for Racing. In 1911 Racing debuted in Primera División. One year Racing won its first domestic cup, the Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires after beating Newell's Old Boys 3–0; the first league title came in 1913 when Racing defeated San Isidro at the final in a playoff series after both teams finished first. To crown a champion, the association decided a play off series. Racing first eliminated River Plate, played the final against San Isidro, which it defeated 2 to 0; that same year Racing won another domestic cup, the Copa Ibarguren after beating Newell's Old Boys 3–1 in Avellaneda. The line-up was: Muttoni. In 1914 Racing won its second league title, having scored only 7 received in 12 games; the runner-up was Estudiantes. That same year Racing won its second consecutive Copa Ibarguren, defeating another Rosarino team, Rosario Central, by 1–0 in Buenos Aires; the line-up for the match: Arduino. Racing became Primera División tri-champion in 1915 when the squad defeated San Isidro 1–0 at a playoff at arch-rival Independiente stadium.
Racing line-up was: Arduino. Racing finished unbeaten, with 22 games won and 2 drew over 24, with an outstanding record of 95 goals scored with only 5 conceded; the line-up vs. San Isidro was: Arduino. Racing won the following title, the 1916 championship, totalizing 34 points in 21 games with 39 goals converted and 10 received at the end of the tournament. Platense was the runner-up with 30 points; the 5th consecutive title was in 1917 after totalizing 35 points, being River Plate the runner-up with 30 points. The team scored the mark of 58 goals with only 4 received in 20 fixtures. In addition, the squad achieved its third Copa Ibarguren with a smashing victory over Rosario Central by 6
Club Deportivo Español is an Argentine sports club from the Parque Avellaneda district of Buenos Aires. The club is known for its football team, which plays in the Primera B Metropolitana, the third division of the Argentine football league system. Apart from football, other activities practised at the club are futsal, roller hockey, table tennis; the club was founded in 1956 with the name "Club Deportivo Español" on October, 12. The date was chosen as its foundation date to commemorate the arrived of Christopher Columbus to Americas. Club's first headquarters was in the bar "La Mezquita" of Buenos Aires, after two years of being founded Deportivo Español had about 2,000 members of them were Spanish descendant living in Argentina. In 1957 Español affiliated to the Argentine Football Association and the football team began to participate in the fourth division. Since the team ascended the tiers in Argentine football: in 1958 Español won the championship promoting to "Segunda de Ascenso" (now Primera C.
Only 3 years after promoting to the upper category, Español won another title promoting to the second division of Argentine football, Primera B Metropolitana. The squad went on a tour that same year, playing some matches in Spain against teams such as Real Madrid. In 1967, ten years after its foundation, Español promoted to the Argentine Primera División, the top category of Argentine football; the club not only developed a competitive football squad but became the most popular Spanish club in Argentina. During those years the Municipality of Buenos Aires gave the club 16 hectares located in the district known as "Bajo Flores", in the south of the city. In those lands Español began to build its sports installations with the help of the members themselves, who worked hard collaborating side-by-side with the club. During the following years, Español would be successively relegated until the Primera C in 1972, returning to the upper division when the team proclaimed champion in 1979. In 1984 Español promoted to the first division, where the team made its best performance at the top level of Argentine football in the 1985–86 season.
Español finished 2nd along with Newell's Old Boys, defeating Independiente, San Lorenzo de Almagro, former champion River Plate in the Estadio Monumental and remained unbeaten against Boca Juniors. In the next seasons, Español finished 3rd in 1988 -- 2nd in the 1992 Clausura. After 14 years in Primera División, Español was relegated to Primera B Nacional at the end of the 1997/98 season, to the lower categories; the team plays in the fourth division of Argentine football, the Primera C Metropolitana. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Primera B: 1984, 2001–02 Primera C: 1960, 1979 Primera D: 1958 Official website La 55
Club Atlético Huracán
Club Atlético Huracán is an Argentine sports club from the Parque Patricios neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The club is notable for its football team, that plays in the Primera División, the top level of the Argentine football league system, its home stadium is the Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó. Huracán was founded on 1 November 1908 in the Nueva Pompeya neighbourhood of Buenos Aires; the club's name and nickname comes from the Huracán balloon flown by Jorge Newbery in 1909. Its supporters are called los Quemeros because the stadium is located in a former garbage burning area. Since its establishment, Huracán has won 13 domestic titles. Apart from those achievements, the team has finished as runner-up of the top division seven times. Huracán's historical rival is San Lorenzo de Almagro. Other sports practised at the club are artistic gymnastics, field hockey, roller hockey, martial arts and volleyball. On 25 May 1903, a group of boys from Nueva Pompeya, Buenos Aires, founded a football club under the name Los Chiquitos de Pompeya.
In 1907 the name was changed to Verde esperanza y no pierde. On 1 November 1908, a meeting was organised, therefore the club was named "Club Atlético Huracán", according to club's certificates, signed by José Laguna as the first president of the institution. In that meeting the white color with a balloon emblem on the chest, was established as club's jersey; this was established as the official foundation of Huracán. The balloon emblem was a homage to Argentine aviation-pioneer Jorge Newbery's, brought from France and first piloted by Newbery in 1909; the club asked Newbery for permission to use the balloon, which Newbery replied saying "I gave my most complete approval to the request, hoping that the team will honor the balloon that crossed three countries in a unique trip". When Huracán reached the first division, the managers sent a letter to Jorge Newbery that said: "Huracán has kept its promise, promoting three divisions, as your balloon crossed three republiques before, so your wish was accomplished" In 1910, Jorge Newbery was named "protector member" of the club.
That same year Huracán played in the Liga 43, where 43 clubs from second and fourth divisions took part of the championship. Huracán played its first matches in a field located in Traful streets, it was Jorge Newbery. Newbery negotiated the affiliation of the club to Argentine Football Association. In 1912 Huracán debuted in the third division. Huracán reached the Argentine Primera División two years debuting in the top division on 29 March 1914, with a 4–2 over Ferro Carril Oeste; the team finished 6th of 13 with 4 games won, five lost and three drew. The following seasons, Huracán made good campaigns finishing third in 1917 and 1919. In 1920 the team made a great season, finishing runner-up of Boca Juniors but winning its first title the Copa Estímulo, awarded to the club after Banfield resigned to play the final game, but the first league title would be win a year after, when Huracán was crowned champion after a great campaign that include 14 victories and only one loss in 18 matches played.
The team reached a mark of 54 goals. Huracán had the topscorer of the tournament, Guillermo Dannaher with 23 goals. Just one season after, Huracán won another championship, the 1922 Primera División, winning 13 of 16 matches played with only one loss. In 1923 the tournament was suspended with Huracán placed first and Boca Juniors in the second position. Therefore, both teams have to play a match in order to crown a champion, won by the Xeneize 2–0; that same year the club won the Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren, defeating Newell's Old Boys by 1–0 after a 1–1 tie in the first match; the third Primera División title for the club came in 1925, after a playoff match where Huracán defeated Nueva Chicago due to both teams had finished in the first position at the end of the tournament. The playoff match was played at Sportivo Barracas stadium. Huracán had finished the regular season with 18 games won, two drew and one loss over 21 games played; the team scored 51 goals and conceded only 12. Huracán won the Copa Dr. Ibarguren defeating Rosarino team Tiro Federal by 2–1.
The team made good campaigns during the successive years, in 1928 Huracán won its 4th. Primera División title, after a long season of 35 games played. Huracán won 28 games, with 5 lost, scoring 73 goals; some highlights for the team include victories over Boca Juniors, River Plate, Lanús. Guillermo Stábile was team's topscorer with 24; the team was one of the most successful teams during those years, winning four titles and always finishing in the top-ten with the exception of 1930 when it was placed 14th. One of its most notable players was Guillermo Stábile, club's top scorer before being traded to Genoa in 1930. Huracán did not got any important achievement during the first years of professional era. In 1939, with Tomás Ducó as president, Huracán acquired the lands where the club would built its facilities and stadium; the works finished in September 1947 with a celebration that included a friendly match against Boca Juniors. In 1949 Huracán finished last along with Lanús so both teams had to play two matches in order to
Club Atlético Belgrano
Club Atlético Belgrano is an Argentine sports club from the city of Córdoba, best known for its football team, which plays in Argentine Primera B Nacional, the second level of Argentine football league system. Belgrano's stadium is the El Gigante de Alberdi, located in Barrio Alberdi, in the central area of the city of Cordoba. Belgrano was founded on March 19, 1905, it was named in commemoration of the Argentine historical figure General Manuel Belgrano, its colours were taken from the flag of Argentina, created by Belgrano himself. It´s the club in the Province of Cordoba with the most victories, the one which has sent the most players to Seleccion Argentina; as of 7 April 2019. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Torneo Regional de AFA:1985-86 First Division:Apertura 2011 runner-up, Inicial 2012 runner-up Second Division:1997-98 runner-up Liga Cordobesa de Fútbol: 1913, 1914, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1946, 1947,1949, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1984, 1985, Cl 2003, 2013 Segunda División Liga Cordobesa:: 1908, 1909, 1910 Unión Cordobesa de Fútbol: 1956 Primera División Asociación Cordobesa: 1984, 1985 Campeonato Provincial Asociación Cordobesa: 1983, 1984, 1985 Torneo Regional de Córdoba: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, 1985 Torneo del Interior: 1985–86 Torneo Regional de AFA: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1981, Official site
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata
Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (Spanish pronunciation: known as Gimnasia or the acronym GELP, is a professional Argentine sports club based in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires Province. Founded in 1887 as "Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima", the club is known for its football team, which plays in the Primera División, the first division of the Argentine football league system. Apart from football, GELP hosts other activities such as athletics, fencing, gymnastics, field hockey, martial arts, roller skating and volleyball; the "Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata" was founded on 3 June 1887 as a civil association, thus is the oldest surviving football club still participating in the Argentine league. The club claims to be the oldest football club in the Americas, despite other football clubs, such as Peruvian Lima Cricket F. C. have older foundation dates. Its foundation came five years after the creation of the City of La Plata in 1882; the first sports offered to its members were, as its Spanish name indicates and fencing.
Clubs supporting these sports were common among the upper classes at the end of the 19th century. On, other disciplines were added, including track and field, football and rugby; the institution changed name a few times: from April to December 1897 it was called a "Club de Esgrima" because fencing was the only activity practised at that moment. On 17 December 1897 it returned to its original name: "Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima". From July 1952 to 30 September 1955, the club was named "Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima de Eva Perón", because the city of La Plata itself had been renamed "Eva Perón" in 1952, after Eva Perón's death; the city returned to its previous name during the government of the "Liberating Revolution", so did the club. However, it remained unduly identified as "Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima de La Plata", a mistake, corrected on 7 August 1964 after the new statute was approved. Gimnasia y Esgrima was promoted to the first division after becoming champions of the División Intermedia of Argentine football in 1915.
In 1929, the club won its first Primera División championship. During successive years, Gimnasia became champion of Primera B in 1944, 1947 and 1952 and won the Copa Centenario de la AFA in 1994. Additionally, the squad has been a runner-up in the Primera División on five occasions; the club has remained at the top level of Argentine football for 73 seasons, giving it with Newell's Old Boys the eighth longest participation at this level. The Clásico Platense is the nickname given to the match between La Plata's two main football teams: Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and Estudiantes de La Plata; the first official derby took place as part of the Primera División season on 27 August 1916. On that occasion, Gimnasia won 1–0 over Estudiantes, with an own goal by Ludovico Pastor; the first derby of the professional era took place on 14 June 1931. Between 12 August 1932 and 9 September 1934 Gimnasia won five consecutive La Plata derbies, the longest run of victories in that derby until Estudiantes emulated that feat in 2006–08.
On 25 June 1963 Gimnasia obtained a 5–2 victory, this being the best result so far against Estudiantes. On the other hand, Gimnasia's worst result was a 7–0 defeat on 15 October 2006. A curiosity among the derbies occurred on 5 April 1992, when Gimnasia won over Estudiantes 1–0 at the latter's stadium. On that date, as the stands erupted and Gimnasia's fans shouted in celebration at the goal being scored, the seismograph of the local Astronomical Observatory registered a low-intensity seismic event; that goal was scored by the Uruguayan José Perdomo on a freekick, it has been known since as "El gol del terremoto". Through more than 120 years of history, the Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata has had 56 Presidents, who are elected individuals who took on the responsibility of steering the Institution. Many of them contributed to the growth of the club over the years; some of them have remained more vivid in the fans' memory for their achievements or outstanding works. Saturnino Perdriel was the first president of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata.
Perdriel was a merchant during the first few years of the city of La Plata, in addition to being a civil servant at the Treasury Department of the Province of Buenos Aires. He died prematurely after one year as Club president; the President of Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata is chosen by its associates, by means of general elections that take place every three years. Any club member over 18 years of age, with at least three years membership of the Club, have a right to vote. Members with over seven years membership have a right to be elected to the Club governmental body, the Management Commission or "Directory"; the current acting President of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata is Daniel Onofri, following the July 2012 resignation of Héctor Delmar, nineteen months into his three-year term. Onofri was elected as club Vice-President on Delmar's ticket. Delmar's exit was caused by unrest among board members and affiliates, caused by the team's poor performance, Delmar's management style, the meddling of Delmar's daughter Graciela in club activities and finances.
Gimnasia's facilities include, besides its football stadium, a campus of 160 hectares, a campus for children's football, a sports center, a kindergarten, a primary school and one high school. There are dozens o
Newell's Old Boys
Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Rosario, Santa Fe. The club was founded on 3 November 1903, is named after Isaac Newell, from the English county of Kent, one of the pioneers of Argentine football. A founding member of Liga Rosarina de Football, the club affiliated to the Argentine Football Association in 1939. Since Newell's Old Boys has taken part of tournaments organised by the body; the club has won six Argentine Primera División championships plus three National cups throughout their history. Newell's has been twice Copa Libertadores runner-up; the club's football stadium is the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, named after the team's former player and manager Marcelo Bielsa. Newell's plays the Rosario derby against Rosario Central, a club with which they have a huge historical rivalry. Newell's is notable for its youth divisions, being one of the clubs with most national titles in AFA's youth tournaments. Players from the club's youths who have represented Argentina at World Cups are Gabriel Batistuta, Éver Banega, Walter Samuel, Américo Gallego, Jorge Valdano, Gabriel Heinze, Roberto Sensini, Mauricio Pochettino and Maxi Rodríguez, among others.
Lionel Messi played in the club's youths, but left at a young age to Barcelona to seek treatment for his growth hormone deficiency, while Diego Maradona played for the first team in 1993. Other sports practised at this club are basketball, field hockey, martial arts, roller skating and volleyball. Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys was established on 3 November 1903. Claudio Newell was one of the founding members. Newell called teachers and alumni of the school to sign the act of foundation of the club; the name chosen paid tribute to Isaac Newell's life. The first president was Víctor Heitz; the name "old boys" is referred to graduates of a school. Therefore, "Newell's Old Boys" would mean something similar. In fact, the players of the first football team were graduates of the school Isaac Newell had established, the Colegio Comercial Anglicano Argentino; the colours of the club were taken from the Colegio Comercial Anglicano Argentino emblem that were red and black inspired in the colours of the English and German flags respectively.
Newell's Old Boys is referred to as "leprosos". The club got its nickname, the lepers, after playing in a charity match for a leprosy clinic in the 1920s. On 30 March 1905, the Liga Rosarina de Football was established, since a proposal of Newell's president Heitz, who invited representatives of Rosario Athletic, Rosario Central and Atlético Argentino for that purpose; the main objective was to organise a championship, so a trophy was donated by the intendant of Rosario, Santiago Pinasco. The trophy was named in his honour. Newell's was the winner of the first edition, finishing unbeaten; the team scored 39 goals, conceding just 4. The historic first Rosarino derby had been held. Newell's won 1–0 with a goal scored by Faustino González; the next year Newell's won its second championship. In 1907, the Liga Rosarina established a second division; the Copa Santiago Pinasco tournament moved to that division and "Copa Nicasio Vila" was created to be played by the first division teams. Newell's won the first edition of this trophy, which they won a total 9 times between 1907 and 1930.
The Copa de Honor Municipalidad de Buenos Aires allowed teams from Buenos Aires and Rosario to take part in the competition. Newell's won the 1911 edition defeating Porteño 3–2 at the final. Other trophy were teams of both cities played together was the Copa Dr. Carlos Ibarguren, won by Newell's in 1921, defeating Huracán by 3–0. In 1939, Newell's asked Argentine Football Association to play the Primera División championship; the AFA accepted the request so Newell's played its first tournament in 1939, along with Rosario Central, added to the competition. Despite playing in the national tournaments, Newell's continued participating in the regional leagues of Rosario, but with youth amateur players. Newell's debuted in the AFA tournaments on March 19, 1939, defeating San Lorenzo by 2–1; the line-up was: Heredia. Newell's Old Boys have won the Primera División championship six times and were the runners-up of the Copa Libertadores de América twice; the 1990–91 championship was contested between the 1990 Apertura and 1991 Clausura champions, which Newell's won in home-and-away matches.
Though the 1990 Apertura was not considered official by itself, it is considered by Newell's supporters to be their "seventh" championship. Newell's won a friendly youth mini-tournament called the Little World Cup in 1988, against River Plate, Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United, is, together with Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo and Racing Club one of the few Argentine clubs that made a long and successful tour in Europe, in which they defeated several important teams such as Valencia, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Real Madrid and the Spanish National "A" Team; these are the only major international achievements of the club until now. So far the club has not won an official international championship. Newell's Old Boys is one of a few teams to have had all their players represen