Asociación Coronel Brandsen

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Asociación Coronel Brandsen
Full name Asociación Cultural y Biblioteca Coronel Brandsen de La Plata
Nickname(s) Tricolor, El Coronel.
Founded 2 March 1942
Ground 'Francisco Antonio "Pancho" Varallo' Stadium
Chairman Norberto Sánchez
Manager Sergio Miceli
League Liga Amateur Platense
Current season

The Asociación Coronel Brandsen (ACB) is an Argentinian club that participate in the first division of the Liga Amateur Platense de fútbol. The institution have its sport center near La Plata and its headquarters it's located sede social se encuentra situada within the urban area of the city, 100 metres from the Square called Plaza Brandsen, at which the club lives up wirh its name. The steering committee is chaired by Norberto Sanchez, while the vice-chairman of the institution is Luis Perez.

Two-times champion 2007/2008[edit]

The 60th Street club had been champion of the Liga Amateur Platense on two occasions. The first was in the year 2007 when it had beaten Curuzú Cuatiá on the last match after passionate definition. The following championship had been achieved in the year 2008 in the town of Guernica where it had won 2–1 the last game. In addition to obtain the championship, that achievement concluded in qualifying for the third time in its history to the Torneo Argentino C playing as a local in the stadium of Defensores de Cambaceres. The team to play the tournament in 2008 was captained by Pedro Verde (cousin of who was captain of the Argentina national football team, Juan Sebastian Veron).

Juan Sebastián Verón[edit]

On June 29, 2012, Juan Sebastian Veron was presented as a new player of the institution: this created uproar in La Plata. It had been since 1999 when "La Brujita" started to train with the Brandsen team in the neighborhood of El Retiro. There were several reasons that led him to accept the offer to play in the institution that militates in the Liga Amateur Platense. His cousin, Pedro Andrés Verde, was playing at the club. Another who also helped was Hernán Bonvicini, a coach with experience as interim coach in Cambaceres and as assistant of Vasco Azconzábal in Estudiantes de La Plata.[1]

2012 Clausura Championship[edit]

After a fantastic campaign, the group led by Hernan Bonvicini, Juan Sebastian Veron and Pedro Verde, wo the tournament organized by the Amateur League Platense.

On the last day of the competition, a wonderful goal by Veron allowed Brandsen to beat Las Lomas by 1–0 and enshrined in the Amateur League. The team got so a place to play again the "Torneo Argentino C", where its performance was not as expected after losing the initial triangular disputed with the Club Everton and Club Atlético y Progreso de Brandsen, without Veron's participation.

First-team Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Argentina GK Franco Vivas
2 Argentina DF Diego Gagliardo
3 Argentina DF Alfredo Canseco
4 Argentina DF Leonardo Oliva
5 Uruguay DF Luis Rinaldi
6 Argentina MF Lautaro Tombesi
7 Argentina FW Damián Pasalagua
8 Argentina MF Juan Uranga
9 Argentina FW Augusto Bidondo
10 Argentina MF Sebastián Molina
11 Argentina MF Juan Emiliano Sosa


The headquarters of the club has in its interior a secretariat, where the members of the executive committee and the administrative meets. It also serves members from 17 pm. In turn, there is available to them a soccer field with synthetic grass and a paddle court of the same ground. As well, it has a restaurant, a functional training gym and a pool (for now only usable in the summer) with changing rooms and bathrooms included in excellent conditions. It also possesses two rooms where it is possible to make various events (like birthdays, dance for the 3rd age, etcetera) .

Disciplines and Services[edit]



Professor: Leandro Abadie Pobes. 4º Dan AAGK and FAK.


Artistic gymnastics


Kung Fu




Futsal and Paddle

"Cambalache" Restaurant

Brandsen's Gym