Club Atlético Colón
Club Atlético Colón referred to as Colón de Santa Fe, is a sports club from Santa Fe, Argentina. The football team plays in the first division of the Argentine football league system, the Argentine Primera División; the club was founded on 5 May 1905, as "Colón Foot-ball Club" by a group of friends that were enthusiastic about football. It was named after Cristóbal Colón, whose biography was being studied by one of the boys at the time. In 1965 Colon won the Primera B title; the first game played by Colón in Primera was v Chacarita Juniors on 6 May 1966. After the first season in the top level Colón finished 16th, but the following year the structure of Argentine football was changed so as there were two championships each season, the Metropolitano and the Nacional, with entrance to the latter only available to the higher placed Metropolitano teams. Colon did not qualify for the Nacional until 1968, although the squad did managed a 6th place finish. Colón finished 2nd in their group in the 1972 Nacional.
In 1975 the team made a good campaign in the Metropolitano. This got better two years when Colón finished 5th in the Metropolitano, although the team struggled in the Nacional. In 1978 Colón reached the knockout stages of the Nacional but was beaten in the quarter-finals by Independiente. Colon was relegated from the Metropolitana in 1981 having won only 6 games that season It was to take 14 years for Colón to return to the top division. During the intervening period the team came close to promotion on a number of occasions, lost Promotion Play-off games in 1988–89 to arch-rivals Union 3–0 on aggregate, in 1992–93 Colón lost the championship play-off, being defeated by Banfield and failed to qualify through the secondary play-offs. After a few mid-table finishes Colón was placed 2nd in the 1997 Clausura tournament, team's highest placed finish to date; as River Plate won both titles that season, a play-off was required between the two runners-up. In December 1997 Colón defeated Independiente 1–0 to qualify for the Copa Libertadores 1998.
In the 2016-17 season, Colón drew an average home league attendance of 25,000. Colon made their South American debut in the Copa CONMEBOL 1997 against Universidad de Chile, they subsequently reached the semi-finals. They made their debut in South America's most prestigious club tournament the following season, their first game in the group stage was a 1–2 home defeat to River Plate, although they were still to qualify for the knockout stages. After beating Olimpia on penalties they were again drawn to play River Plate, but were defeated 5–2 on aggregate in the quarter-final. In 2003, they qualified for their 3rd different continental competition, they defeated Vélez Sársfield before losing to Boca Juniors; the club's current stadium is the Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López, which holds 33,500 spectators. The ground was inaugurated in 1946, received a renovation in 2002; as of 7 April 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. 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. Antonio Mohamed Fernando Gamboa Mario Sciaqua Roberto Sensini Rubén Forestello Diego Osella Primera B: 1965 Torneo de Honor: 1950 Official Site
Quilmes Atlético Club
Quilmes Atlético Club is an Argentine sports club based in the Quilmes district of Greater Buenos Aires. Quilmes is the oldest club of Argentina still competing in official tournaments, having been founded in 1887, its football squad plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second division of the Argentinian football. Apart from football, Quilmes' main sport is field hockey, which both teams, women's and men's, have won a large number of titles at Torneo Metropolitano championships. Quilmes has a field hockey stadium, "Estadio Nacional" with a capacity of 6,000 seats. Other sports practised at the club are basketball, handball, martial arts, roller skating and tennis; the origins of the club can be found at the "Quilmes and Polo Club", an institution founded by British immigrants about 1880. In 1887 the club changed its name to "Quilmes Rovers Athletic Club" with a football team formed by British people; that team took part in the second edition of Argentine Primera División championship held in 1893.
On 5 November 1897, promoting an initiative by priest J. T. Stevenson, the "Quilmes Cricket Club" is founded; the club changed its name to "Quilmes Athletic Club" in 1901, the year that Quilmes registered to Argentine Association Football League. By the time that Quilmes was founded, the only club existing in Quilmes was the Quilmes Lawn Tennis Club. Guillermo Morgan was named president, becoming the first chairman of the created institution. During its first years, Quilmes did not admitted non-British members; the club represented to the huge British community that worked at Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway. At the beginning of its existence, the main sport practised at Quilmes was cricket, club's colors were crimson and blue. In March 1898 Quilmes Cricket Club added football as sport. In 1901 the club changed its colors, adopting the England national football team's, white shirt with blue collar and shorts. By the first years of 20th century the club began to admit Argentine members, following the example of the other institution of the city, Argentino de Quilmes, founded as a reaction to British rules for memberships.
Unlike Quilmes CC, Argentino was opened to receive Argentine members. Quilmes was the first team to face legendary Alumni, in 1901. Alumni beat Quilmes 1–0 and 3–1, keeping its supremacy until 1906 when Quilmes achieved its first victory, defeating Alumni 4–2. In 1912 Quilmes won its first title, the Primera División championship; the team was formed by many British players. The team remained in the top division of football until 1937, when it was relegated along with Argentinos Juniors to the second division; the team played in Primera B until 1949. Quilmes finished. In 1959 the club changed its name again, turning to the Spanish denomination Quilmes Atlético Club which has remained since. After being relegated again in 1951, Quilmes won the second division championship and promoted to Primera, after the Football Association stated that Newell's Old Boys promised Excursionistas an amount of money if they defeated Quilmes; as a result, the title was given to Quilmes. Quilmes lasted only season at the top division, being relegated in 1962 and returning to Primera 3 years along with champion Colón de Santa Fe.
The club would be relegated again in 1970. Five years Quilmes won the Primera B title, promoting along with champion San Telmo. In 1978 Quilmes won the Torneo Metropolitano; that team, coached by José Yudica, had notable players such as Jorge Gáspari, Horacio Milozzi, top-scorer Luis Andreuchi and Omar "El Indio" Gómez, considered the greatest idol in club's history. The next year Quilmes played the 1979 Copa Libertadores but the team did not qualify for the second round being eliminated. In 1980 Quilmes was relegated to Primera B, returning to Primera just one year along with champion Nueva Chicago after finishing 2nd. Quilmes made a great performance during the 1981 Nacional reaching the finals where the team was beaten by Ferro Carril Oeste; the next season Quilmes could not repeat the good performance and was relegated again to second division. In 1986, due to a major restructuring in the Argentine league system, a new division, "Primera B Nacional" was created. Quilmes did not qualify to play there so the team continued at Primera B, which became the third division after the restructuring.
In 1987 Quilmes won the 1986–87 Primera B Metropolitana title, promoting to National B. That same year construction of the new stadium started. In 1991 Quilmes returned to Primera División after 10 years playing at lower divisions, when beat Club Almirante Brown 1–0; the squad only lasted one season in Primera, returning to Nacional B. In 1995 Quilmes inaugurated its new stadium, named "Estadio Centenario Dr. José Luis Meiszner" playing a friendly match against Club Nacional de Football. During the following seasons, Quilmes would have many chances to promote but the team did not achieve its objective, losing the final playoffs at the hands of Huracán, Los Andes, Banfield. Moreover, Quilmes lost another two chances for promotion when being defeated by Belgrano de Córdoba both times. Quilmes got the long-awaited promotion to Primera in 2002–03 season, after leaving behind Argentinos Juniors with scores of 1–0 and 0–0. After two good campaigns in primera, Quilmes qualified to play the 2005 Copa Libertad
Club Atlético Lanús
Club Atlético Lanús is an Argentine sports club from the Lanús district of Greater Buenos Aires. Founded on 3 January 1915, the club's main sports are basketball. In both sports, Lanús plays in Argentina's top divisions: Primera División and Liga Nacional de Básquet. In football, Lanús has won six major championships in its history: the 1996 Copa CONMEBOL, the 2007 Apertura, the 2013 Copa Sudamericana, the 2016 Argentine Primera División, the 2016 Bicentenario national cup and the 2017 Supercopa Argentina. Apart from football, Lanús hosts many other sports such as athletics, martial arts, field hockey, roller skating, tennis and weightlifting; the club has a futsal team in Colombia. In 1854 Anacarsis Lanús arrived from France and acquired the lands where he would establish the city of Lanús, one of the biggest suburbs of Greater Buenos Aires. Two institutions were named "Lanús" by that time. One of them was Lanús Athletic Club, which took part of the 1897 Argentine Primera División championship although the club abandoned the tournament.
The other club was Lanús United which participated in the Copa de Competencia, organised by dissident Federación Argentina de Football in 1913 and 1914. On 3 January 1915, a new club was established from the merging of two institutions, Lanús United and Club El Progreso. Miguel Usaray was designed as the first in the history of the club. In an assemble held on 27 January 1915, the name "Club Atlético Lanús" was established; the club began to play its matches in División Intermedia at Lanús United old stadium, located in Margarita Wield and General Deheza streets. In 1919 the club got promotion to the top division, Primera División, after beating Argentino de Quilmes. In the first division, Lanús played its first games in the official association switching to dissident Asociación Amateurs de Football, where the team joined on 8 August 1920, when the squad was defetated by Racing Club by 1–0; that first season in the top division Lanús finished 11th of 20th. During successive years, Lanús did not achieve great campaigns in Primera finishing last in 1923.
That season the squad only achieved two wins and lost 14 games of 20. In 1926 Lanús finished 6th and the 1927 season the team finished 3rd to San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors. Lanús earned 50 points with 22 wins over 33 matches being defeated 5 times. On 24 February 1929 Lanús opened its new stadium in the intersection of Héctor Guidi and General Arias streets; the stadium was built on a 50,000 m2 land given by the British-owned company Buenos Aires Great Southern Railway ("Ferrocarril del Sud". President of the club, Silvio Peri, made the arrangements to get the cession did not have any cost for the institution, at least for the first years. On 24 March 1929 Lanús played its first match there facing Platense, defeating it by 5–2. In 1931 football became professional in Argentina. Lanús did not make a good campaign, finishing penultimate achieving only 22 points, 28 less than champion Boca Juniors. One year the club inaugurated a new grandstand in its stadium; the first version of the Lanús Anthem, composed by Domingo Ilvento and Daniel Cao was released.
In 1933 founding member Miguel Iguzguiza made the arrangements to acquire the lands where the new headquarters would be built, on José C. Paz avenue; this was approved in a meeting held on 23 December. One year the Association obliged both Club Lanús and rival team Talleres de Remedios de Escalada to join in order to play the tournament under the name "Unión Talleres-Lanús", threatening them to be relegated if they did not accept; this fusion was ended in 1935. Some of the most notable players of those years were Atilio Ducca. In 1939 forward Luis Arrieta came to the club, scoring 31 goals during his first season with the club. Arrieta was the top-scorer in 1943 along with Ángel Labruna and Raúl Frutos. Arrieta would become the all-time top scorer of Lanús, with 120 goals. Lanús remained in Primera until 1949 when the team was relegated after a controversial decision from the Association. At the end of the tournament, Boca Juniors was placed last and Lanús penultimate. On 8 December Boca smashed Lanús by 5 -- 1.
In order to define which team would be relegated, Lanús and Huracán had to play a relegation series. Huracán won the first game 1–0 and Lanús took revenge by 4–1 in the second match so a third game was played. With a partial score of 3 -- 3 the referee awarded; the Huracán players, in disagreement with the decision, abandoned the field being the match suspended. The Argentine Association not only did not punished Huracán but it decided to play a new match. During that fourth game the referee did not award a penalty kick to Lanús while Huracán was winning the match by 3–2; as a result, the Lanús players left the field. But the Association decided to punish Lanús relegating the club to Primera B. After the controversial decision made by the AFA, Lanús played the 1950 season in the second division. With still 1 fixture to play, Lanús won the championship when the team defeated Argentinos Juniors by 3–1 therefore promoting to Primera División. In Primera B, Lanús played 22 matches with 3 losses; the team achieved large v
Club Atlético Boca Juniors is an Argentine professional sports club based in La Boca neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Boca Juniors is known for its professional football team which, since its promotion in 1913, has always played in the Argentine Primera División, becoming the most successful team of Argentina in number of official titles, with 67 won to date. National titles won by Boca Juniors include 33 Primera División championships, 12 domestic cups. Boca Juniors owns an honorary title awarded by the Argentine Football Association for their successful tour of Europe in 1925. Internationally, the Boca Juniors have won a total of 22 international titles, with 18 organised by CONMEBOL and other international bodies. Boca is ranked fifth in the world in terms of number of internationally recognized titles, tied with A. C. Milan and CA Independiente, behind Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Egyptian side Al Ahly. Boca Juniors' international achievements include Tie Cup, Copa de Honor Cousenier, Copa Escobar-Gerona, organized jointly by the Argentine and Uruguayan Associations.
Boca Juniors is one of only eight teams to have won CONMEBOL's treble. Their success has Boca ranked among the IFFHS's Club World Ranking Top 25, which they have reached the top position six times. Boca was named by the IFFHS as the top South American club of the first decade of the 21st century. Boca Juniors is known to be one of the most popular football clubs in Argentina, along with River Plate. Boca has always had a fierce rivalry with River Plate. Matches between them are known as the Superclásico, are one of the most heated rivalries in Argentina and the world, as both clubs are the two most popular in the country. Boca's home stadium is Estadio Alberto J. Armando, colloquially known as La Bombonera; the youth academy has produced many Argentine internationals such as Sebastián Battaglia, Nicolás Burdisso, Carlos Tevez, Éver Banega, Nicolás Gaitán and Fernando Gago, who have played or are playing for top European clubs. In addition to football, Boca Juniors has professional volleyball teams.
Other activities held in the club are: athletics, futsal and rhythmic gymnastics, martial arts, swimming and wrestling. On 3 April 1905, a group of Italian boys met in order to find a club; the house where the meeting was arranged was Esteban Baglietto's and the other four people who attended were Alfredo Scarpatti, Santiago Sana and brothers Ioannis and Theodoros Farengas from Chios and Konstantinos Karoulias from Samos. Other important founders members include Arturo Penney, Marcelino Vergara, Luis Cerezo, Adolfo Taggio, Donato Abbatángelo, Bertolini. In 1913, Boca obtained the promotion to Primera División; this was possible when the Asociación Argentina de Fútbol decided to increase the number of teams in the league from 6 to 15. In 1925, Boca made its first trip to Europe to play in Spain and France; the squad played a total of 19 games. For that reason Boca was declared "Campeón de Honor" for the 1925 season by the Association. During successive years, Boca consolidated as one of the most popular teams of Argentina, with a huge number of fans not only in Argentina but worldwide.
The club is one of the most successful teams in Argentine football, having won 33 Primera División titles, second only to River Plate with 36. In South American and international club football, Boca Juniors have won 18 titles, the same as A. C. Milan; those honors include 1919 Tie Cup, 1920 Copa de Honor Cousenier and 1945 and 1946 Copa Escobar-Gerona. According to the club's official site, the original jersey colour was a white shirt with thin black vertical stripes, being replaced by a light blue shirt and another striped jersey before adopting the definitive blue and gold. Other version states that Boca Juniors' first jersey was pink, although it has been questioned by some journalists and historians who state that Boca, most never wore a pink jersey, by pointing out the lack of any solid evidence and how this version stems from, is only supported on, flawed testimonies. Legend has it. Both teams wore so similar shirts that the match was played to decide which team would get to keep it. Boca lost, decided to adopt the colors of the flag of the first boat to sail into the port at La Boca.
This proved to be a Swedish ship, therefore the yellow and blue of the Swedish flag were adopted as the new team colours. The first version had a yellow diagonal band, changed to a horizontal stripe. First kitsNotes Rare models and special editionsNotes The club has had five different designs for its badge during its history, although its outline has remained unchanged through most of its history; the first known emblem dates from 1911. In October 1932, the club stated that one star would be added to the badge for each Primera División title won. Neverthless, the stars would not appear on a Report and Balance Sheet. A version with laurel leaves was launched in 1955 to celebrate the 50th. Anniversary of the club, while the emblem with the stars inside has appeared on Boca Juniors uniforms since 1993. In 1996, the Ronald Shakespear Studio introduced a new badge –with t
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
Diego Alberto Milito is an Argentine former professional footballer who played as a striker. Milito began his club career in Argentina with Racing Club in 1999, moved to Italian side Genoa in 2003. In 2005, he was acquired by Spanish club Real Zaragoza, where he remained for three seasons, before returning to Genoa in 2008, his prolific goalscoring exploits during his second spell with Genoa earned him a move to defending Serie A champions Inter, where he was pivotal in the club's 2009–10 treble-winning season scoring 32 goals in all competitions including two goals in the 2010 UEFA Champions League Final. He returned to Racing Club in 2014, where he retired in 2016. At international level, Milito has earned 25 caps for Argentina, scoring 4 goals, represented his country in two Copa América tournaments, winning a runners-up medal in 2007, at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he has been nicknamed El Príncipe because of his physical resemblance with former Uruguayan footballer Enzo Francescoli, who had the same nickname.
A prolific and consistent centre-forward, Milito has averaged just over a goal every two appearances over the course of his professional career. Diego Milito started playing at Argentine first division team Racing Club in 1999, where he won the 2001 Apertura tournament. During this time, his younger brother Gabriel played for Racing's main rival, Independiente, as a defender; the two clubs would contest the Avellaneda derby with the two brothers lining up against each other. At the beginning of 2004, Milito moved to Italian second division club Genoa for £8 million. After two successful seasons, where he scored 33 goals in 59 matches in Italy, Genoa were relegated down to Serie C1 as a punishment for an alleged match-fixing case in the final match of the 2004–05 season against Venezia. Due to this, Milito was forced to leave Genoa and would join his brother Gabriel at Real Zaragoza in the Spanish La Liga. Milito again showed his incredible potential in Spain, scoring four goals in the first semi-final of the 2006 Copa del Rey to beat Real Madrid 6–1.
He finished the season as Zaragoza's top scorer with 16 goals in the first division. Milito was one of the top scorers in the 2006–07 La Liga season, he scored 23 goals, two fewer than league top goalscorer Ruud van Nistelrooy and three behind European Golden Boot winner Francesco Totti. In November 2006, it was reported Zaragoza decided to buy him outright after his two-year loan was set to expire. Milito became the club captain at Zaragoza, taking over this role from brother Gabriel, who departed for FC Barcelona in 2007, his contract was extended in August 2007 with a buy-out clause of €100 million. His goals helped Zaragoza to a sixth-place finish in the league; as of January 2008, Milito averaged higher than a goal every two games for Zaragoza, a statistic he achieved with Genoa. In total, he managed 61 goals during his three seasons with Zaragoza. On 1 September 2008, just a few minutes before the transfer window closure time, Genoa completed the transfer of Milito from Zaragoza after the Spanish team were relegated to the Segunda División.
His agent, Fernando Hidalgo, confirmed Milito chose explicitly to return to Genoa despite having received more lucrative offers from other major European clubs. He made his Serie A debut on 14 September against Milan. Genoa won the game 2 -- 0 with Milito scoring the second. On 9 November, Milito scored his first hat-trick for Genoa in the 4–0 victory against Reggina, he finished the season with 24 goals in 31 league appearances, placing him second behind Zlatan Ibrahimović in the Capocannonieri scoring title. On 20 May 2009, La Gazzetta dello Sport confirmed that Diego Milito was transferred to Inter alongside teammate Thiago Motta; the transfer fees were €28 million and €10 million but Genoa received Robert Acquafresca, Leonardo Bonucci, Riccardo Meggiorini, Francesco Bolzoni, Ivan Fatić and cash in exchange. The striker adapted to his new surroundings and had an excellent start to his Inter career, scoring two goals in a 2–0 World Football Challenge win over city rivals Milan. Subsequently, on 29 August, in his first Derby della Madonnina against Milan in Serie A, Milito assisted two goals and scored a penalty, his first league goal of the season, as Inter won 4–0.
On 13 September, he scored his second league goal in a 2–0 home win against Parma. In the next league match against Cagliari, he scored both goals for Inter in a 2–1 away win; these two goals placed him at the top of the all-time Serie A scoring charts for best strike rate, with 28 goals in 35 games, giving him an average of 0.8 goals per game. Milito continued his fine run of form with another goal in the next league match against Napoli, scoring the second goal after Samuel Eto'o scored in the first minute, a game that they won 3–1; the consistency which Milito had shown at his previous clubs was sustained throughout his debut season at Inter, after the first few matches, he had established himself as a key contributor to the squad. On 30 October, in a 5–3 home victory against Palermo, who had returned from an injury, came off the bench to make the result safe, scoring Inter's fifth goal. In the next game, against Livorno, he scored another goal, taking his strike rate up to seven goals in nine league matches.
Three days on 4 November, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League in a 2–1 Group Stage win over Dynamo Kyiv. On 24 February, in another Champions League match, this time in a 2–1 Round of 16 win against Chelsea, he scored another important goal, his second in the competition. Four days Milito netted the matchwinner which gave Inter Milan a 3–2 victory at U
Carlos Alberto Tevez is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Boca Juniors and the Argentina national team. His energy and goalscoring rate have made him an indispensable player for his club sides throughout his career, in the eyes of fellow players and media alike. Tevez began his career with Boca Juniors, winning the Copa Libertadores and Intercontinental Cup in 2003 before moving to Corinthians, where he won the Brasileiro. In 2006, he moved to West Ham United, helping the team remain in the Premier League in his only season. Tevez's prolonged transfers to West Ham and Manchester United were plagued by issues regarding third-party ownership by Media Sports Investment, their resulting sagas paved changes to both Premier League and FIFA regulations. Tevez transferred to Manchester United in 2007, in his two years there won several trophies, including two Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League. In 2009, he joined Manchester City for £47 million, becoming the first player to move between the two rival clubs since Terry Cooke in 1999.
Despite missing four months of the 2011–12 season following a dispute, Tevez returned to help Manchester City win their first league title in 44 years. In 2013, he joined Juventus for £12 million, finishing as the team's top goalscorer and winning the Scudetto in his first season. After winning a domestic double and reaching the Champions League final in his second season, he returned to Boca Juniors in June 2015, where he won another domestic double, becoming the first footballer to win two domestic league and cup doubles in one calendar year. In December 2016, he joined Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua, in a deal which made him one of the highest-paid footballers in the world. Since his debut for Argentina in 2005, Tevez has over 75 caps. A gold medal winner at the 2004 Olympics, he played at two FIFA World Cups, a FIFA Confederations Cup and four Copa América tournaments. Tevez was born Carlos Alberto Martínez by his mother's surname in Ciudadela, Buenos Aires Province, raised in the neighbourhood of Ejército de Los Andes, better known as "Fuerte Apache".
It was from there he received the nickname of "El Apache". His biological parents were Fabiana "Trina" Martínez, he was adopted by her husband Segundo Raimundo Tévez. His adopted parents changed his surname to his adopted father's during a conflict between his junior club All Boys and Boca Juniors. Tevez has a distinctive burn scar, he was accidentally scalded with boiling water as a child, which caused third-degree burns and kept him hospitalised in intensive care for nearly two months. After joining Boca Juniors, Tevez refused an offer from the club to have them cosmetically improved, saying the scars were a part of who he was in the past and who he is today. At age 16, Tevez made his debut for Boca Juniors against Talleres de Córdoba in the Torneo Apertura of the 2001–02 Argentine Primera División, on 21 October 2001. Boca Juniors were crowned champions of the 2001 Copa Libertadores and faced Bayern Munich at the 2001 Intercontinental Cup on 27 November, where they lost 1–0, although Tevez was not included in the squad.
He went on to score 1 goal in 11 league appearances in the 2001–02 season. Boca had finished in first place of their 2002 Copa Libertadores group and had reached the quarter-finals, where they faced Paraguay's Club Olimpia on 8 May. Tevez scored after 18 minutes in the first-leg to give Boca Juniors a 1–0 lead, until Olimpia levelled the scores in the 67th minute when Boca defender Cristian Traverso scored an own goal. Boca lost the second-leg 1–0 in Asunción on 16 May. Boca finished three points behind Independiente to finish in second position during the Torneo Apertura. Boca Juniors finished four points behind River Plate to claim second position in the Torneo Clausura. Tevez scored 10 goals in 32 appearances for Boca during the 2002–03 season. During the 2002 Copa Sudamericana, Boca were eliminated 3–1 on aggregate by Gimnasia de La Plata in the first round. Boca participated at the 2003 Copa Libertadores and reached the final of the competition, where they faced Santos. Boca won 5–1 on aggregate, with Tevez scoring in the 3–1 away win in the second leg.
Tevez was voted as the tournament's best player. Tevez scored 12 goals in 23 appearances during the 2003–04 season. Boca were crowned champions of the Torneo Apertura, where Tevez finished as the Apertura's seventh top goalscorer with eight goals. Boca finished in second spot of the Torneo Clausura, four points behind River Plate. During the 2003 Copa Sudamericana, Boca Juniors reached the quarter-final stages where they were eliminated by Colombia's Atlético Nacional 5–1 on aggregate. During the 2003 Intercontinental Cup, who had just returned to the side from injury, entered the field in the 73rd minute for Guillermo Barros Schelotto, as Boca Juniors defeated Milan 3–1 on penalties to claim the Intercontinental Cup. Boca had reached the final of the 2004 Copa Sudamericana, where they beat Bolivia's Bolívar 2–1 on aggregate. Tevez scored in Boca's 2–0 second-leg win. Boca finished as runners-up of the 2004 Copa Libertadores. Tevez scored in both games of Boca's round of 16 wins against Peru's Club Sporting Cristal.
Tevez scored for Boca Juniors in their 2–1 second-leg loss to arch rivals River Plate, having drawn them level 2–2 on aggregate, which Boca went on to win 5–4 on penalties. Tevez was sent off for imitating a chicken when celebrating a goal against River Plate mocking the opposition crowd, with River called'Gallinas' by other fans for their habit choking late on. Boca played ag