Club Atlético Platense
Club Atlético Platense is an Argentine sports club based in Florida, Buenos Aires. The club nickname is Calamar after the journalist Palacio Zino said that the team moved "like a squid in its ink". Although the club hosts many activities, Platense is known for its football team. Despite being relegated from the Primera División in 1999, it still remains on the top 20 of the All-time Argentine Primera División table. Platense competes in the Primera B Nacional, the second level of the Argentine league system. Founded on 25 May 1905, Platense played in the second division from 1956 to 1964, from 1972 to 1976, when the team won its first title, the Primera B championship that allowed Platense to play in the Primera División; the club achieved cult status in the late 1970s as they staved off relegation through a series of "last-day miracles" (relegating other teams as Temperley after defeating them in decisive matches played to keep a place in the first division. Platense survived at the top level of Argentine football until succumbing to relegation in 1999.
This would be the beginning of a steep decline: Platense was subsequently relegated to the regionalised third division, Primera B Metropolitana, at the end of the 2001–02 season. On 17 May 2006, Platense won its second title and was promoted back to the Argentine second division Nacional B, but soon The Squid would be relegated again to the third category. On May 2nd, 2018, Platense was directly promoted to the second division after winning the Primera B Metropolitana title in a victory over club Estudiantes de Caseros; the club's main claim to fame during these lean years is the success of David Trézéguet, who had debuted at Platense but after playing only 5 matches in Argentine Primera División was transferred to AS Monaco. Platense's fans base can be found in Vicente López and Florida towns, as well as in Villa Urquiza and Saavedra neighbourhoods; the club is cited in Bioy Casares's book El Sueño de los héroes. Among its supporters, the Tango music singer Roberto Goyeneche and the British author Chris Moss were the most notable fans.
In Primera División: Best position: 2nd. Place in 1949 Longest victory: 8–0 to Argentino de Quilmes in 1939 All-time top scorer: Daniel Vega with 77 goals All-time most capped player: Enrique Topini, with 324 games Seasons in First División: 73 Seasons in Second Division: 24 Seasons in Third Division: 12 1 Considered the "traditional" team uniform and worn most of the times. Primera B: 1976, 2005–06, 2017–18 Official site
Ángel Hugo Bargas is an Argentine former football defender. He represented Argentina at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. Bargas, born in Buenos Aires, started his career at Racing Club in 1965 but he moved to Chacarita Juniors in 1966, he was part of the team that won Chacarita's only Primera División title in 1969. In 1970 Bargas was awarded the Olimpia de Plata, given to the player of the year in Argentine football. Bargas moved to France in 1972 to play for FC Nantes, he stayed in France for the rest of his career, he moved on to FC Metz in 1979, CS Louhans-Cuiseaux in 1981 and FC Le Puy in 1984. Bargas retired in 1985. Bargas played 30 games for the Argentina national team between 1974 scoring 1 goal. Chacarita JuniorsArgentine Primera División: Metropolitano 1969FC NantesLigue 1: 1972–73, 1976–77
Argentina national football team
The Argentina national football team represents Argentina in football. Argentina's home stadium is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. La Selección known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost 4–2 to Uruguay. Argentina won in their next final appearance in 1978, beating the Netherlands at extra time, 3–1. Argentina won again in 1986, through a 3–2 victory over West Germany, a tournament campaign led by Diego Maradona, they made the World Cup finals once more in 1990, lost 1–0 to West Germany following a controversial penalty call in the 87th minute. Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, made their fifth appearance in a World Cup final in 2014, again losing to Germany, 1–0 during extra-time. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times, being second only to Uruguay in Copa América victories.
Argentina have won the'extra' South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946. The team won the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy; the Argentine olympic team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina and France are the only national teams that have won the three most important men's titles recognized by FIFA: the World Cup, the Confederations Cup, the Olympic tournament, they have won their respective continental championship. Argentina is known for having rivalries with Brazil, Uruguay and Germany due to particular occurrences with one another throughout football history; the first match recorded by Argentina was against Uruguay. The game was held in Montevideo on 16 May 1901 and Argentina won 3–2. During the first years of its existence, the Argentina national team only played friendly matches against other South American teams; the reasons for this varied, including long travel times between countries and World War I. La Selección known as the Albicelestes, has appeared in five World Cup finals, including the first final in 1930, which they lost, 4–2, to Uruguay.
Argentina won in their next final in 1978, beating the Netherlands, 3–1. Argentina, led by Diego Maradona won again in a 3 -- 2 victory over West Germany. Argentina last reached the World Cup final in 2014. Previous to this their last World Cup final was in 1990, which it lost, 1–0, to West Germany by a much disputed penalty. Argentina's World Cup winning managers are César Luis Menotti in 1978, Carlos Bilardo in 1986. Argentina has been successful in the Copa América, winning it 14 times and winning the "extra" South American Championships in 1941, 1945 and 1946; the team won the FIFA Confederations Cup and the Kirin Cup, both in 1992, the 1993 Artemio Franchi Trophy. An Argentina team won the Olympics football tournaments in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Argentina won six of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003. In March 2007, Argentina reached the top of the FIFA World Rankings for the first time; the first jersey worn by Argentina was a white shirt, when the national side debuted against Uruguay in 1902.
In August 1908, Argentina wore the white and light blue in vertical stripes jersey for the first time. That kit would become the official kit since then; the away kits have been in dark blue tones, varying the colors of shorts and socks. Argentina wore other uniforms a few times. One of them was on 3 June 1919 in Rio de Janeiro playing the "Roberto Chery Cup" against Brazil; that time Argentina wore a light blue kit, similar to Uruguay. The trophy was established by Brazilian Football Confederation for the benefit of Roberto Chery's relatives. Chery was Uruguay's substitute goalkeeper and died during the 1919 South American Championship after collapsing in a game against Chile. At the 1958 World Cup, Argentina wore Swedish club IFK Malmö's yellow jersey in the match against West Germany, as the team did not take away uniforms to Sweden. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Argentina wore a black away kit for the first time in their history; the first Argentina national team manager was Ángel Vázquez, appointed in 1924.
Guillermo Stábile is the manager with the most matches coaching the team. Here is the complete list of managers: Win Draw Loss The following 29 players were called up for two friendly matches against Venezuela and Morocco on 22 and 26 March 2019 respectively. Caps and goals correct as of: 26 March 2019, after the match against Morocco; the following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months. Champions Runners-up Third place Football at the Summer Olympics has been an amateur tournament from 1908 to 1988. Football at the Summer Olympics has been an under-23 tournament since 1992. Argentina has won 6 of the 14 football competitions at the Pan American Games, winning in 1951, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1995 and 2003; as of 16 October 2018, the ten players with the most appearances for Argentina are: As of 30 June 2018, the ten players with the most goals for Argentina are: Most goals scored in all international competitions, including friendlies: 65 – Lionel Messi, 2005– Most goals scored in official international competitions, including FIFA World Cup qualification and FIFA Confederations Cup: 38 – Gabriel Batistuta, 1991–2002 Most goals scored in all major interna
Captain (association football)
The team captain of an association football team, sometimes known as the skipper, is a team member chosen to be the on-pitch leader of the team: it is one of the older/or more experienced members of the squad, or a player that can influence a game or have good leadership qualities. The team captain is identified by the wearing of an armband; the only official responsibility of a captain specified by the Laws of the Game is to participate in the coin toss prior to kick-off and prior to a penalty shootout. Contrary to what is sometimes said, captains have no special authority under the Laws to challenge a decision by the referee. However, referees may talk to the captain of a side about the side's general behaviour when necessary. At an award-giving ceremony after a fixture like a cup competition final, the captain leads the team up to collect their medals. Any trophy won by a team will be received by the captain who will be the first one to hoist it; the captain generally leads the teams out of the dressing room at the start of the match.
A captain is tasked with running the dressing room. The captain provides a rallying point for the team: if morale is low, it is the captain who will be looked upon to boost their team's spirits. Captains may join the manager in deciding the starting eleven for a certain game. In youth or recreational football, the captain takes on duties, that would, at a higher level, be delegated to the manager. A club captain is appointed for a season. If he is unavailable or not selected for a particular game, or must leave the pitch the club vice-captain will assume similar duties; the match captain is the first player to lift a trophy should the team win one if he was not the club captain. A good example of this was in the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final when match captain Peter Schmeichel lifted the trophy for Manchester United as club captain Roy Keane was suspended. In the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final, match captain Frank Lampard jointly lifted the trophy for Chelsea with club captain John Terry.
A club may appoint two distinct roles: a club captain to represent the players in a public relations role, correspondent on the pitch. Manchester United has had both of these types of captains. After Neville retired in 2011, regular starter Nemanja Vidić was named as club captain. São Paulo's Rogério Ceni is the player. A vice-captain is a player, expected to captain the side when the club's captain is not included in the starting eleven, or if, during a game, the captain is substituted or sent off. Examples include Thomas Müller at Bayern Munich, Marcelo at Real Madrid, César Azpilicueta at Chelsea, Sergio Busquets at Barcelona, Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur, James Milner at Liverpool and Ashley Young at Manchester United; some clubs name a 3rd captain or a 4th captain to take the role of captain when both the captain and vice-captain are unavailable. In the 1986 FIFA World Cup, when Bryan Robson was injured and vice-captain Ray Wilkins received a two-game suspension for a red card, Peter Shilton became England's captain for the rest of the tournament.
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Germany had three captains. Michael Ballack had captained the national team since 2004, including the successful qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup, but he did not play in the latter tournament due to a last minute injury. Philipp Lahm was appointed captain in South Africa, but due to an illness that ruled him out of Germany's final fixture, Bastian Schweinsteiger captained the team for that game, the third-place match. Lahm stated in an interview that he would not relinquish the captaincy when Ballack returned, causing some controversy, so team manager Oliver Bierhoff clarified the situation saying "Philipp Lahm is the World Cup captain and Michael Ballack is still the captain". Lahm ended up becoming the permanent captain of Germany until his retirement, as Ballack was never called up to the national team again. Captain
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
Ubaldo Matildo Fillol, nicknamed el Pato, is an Argentine football coach and former goalkeeper. He took part in the 1978 and 1982 World Cups representing the Argentine national team, he played in the South American qualifiers for the 1986 World Cup, but he was not chosen for the final team that played in Mexico. He is considered to be one of the greatest Latin American keepers and regarded as the best Argentine goalkeeper ever. Born in San Miguel del Monte, Fillol gave his first steps as goalkeeper in an amateur club of the city, where he spent four years. Former River Plate player and manager Renato Cesarini would be his mentor, after seeing him play at the regional league. In 1965 Fillol arrived to Quilmes A. C. to play at club's youth divisions. At the age of 18, Fillol debuted in Primera División playing for Quilmes vs. Huracán, on May 1, 1969, he soon drew public attraction due to his agility and quick reflexes that allowed him to make acrobatic saves. In the 1970 Metropolitano championship Fillol stopped the first penalty shoot in his career to Gimnasia y Esgrima LP forward Delio Onnis.
That same year Quilmes would be relegated to Primera B, where Fillol played 23 matches with the club. In 1972 Fillol was hired by debuting in the 1972 Metropolitano. In that championship, Fillol set a record of 6 penalty shot stopped, the highest in Argentine football for a same season. In 1973 Fillol was traded to River Plate. In River Plate, Fillo won seven titles, including the 1975 Metropolitano tournament that meant the first title for the club after 18 years with no championships. In 1977 Fillol was awarded the footballer of the Year of Argentina, being the first goalkeeper to receive the distinction, he was called up for the Argentina national team, where he was part of the roster at the 1974 World Cup. Fillol's most notable performance with Argentina was in 1978, when he won the first Cup with the squad apart from being chosen as the best goalkeeper of the competition. In 1983, after a conflict with the River Plate executives Fillol was transferred to Argentinos Juniors by request of Ángel Labruna.
Fillol played. In November that year, he moved to Brazil to play in Flamengo, where he won the Taça Guanabara with the club in 1984. Fillol's debut in European football was in 1985 when he was traded to Atlético Madrid at 35. With Fillol as goalkeeper, the club won the Supercopa de España in 1985. In 1986 Fillol returned to Racing, where he won the first edition of the Supercopa Sudamericana in 1988, being the first international title for the club after the 1967 Intercontinental Cup At the age of 40, Fillol retired from football ending his career in Vélez Sarsfield in the last fixture of the 1990 Apertura championship, on December 22, 1990 at Estadio Monumental, with the visitor team beating local River Plate by 2–1. Fillol made an outstanding performance stopping a penalty shoot to forward Rubén da Silva. Fillol held the record of 26 penalty stopped, the highest in Argentine football, sharing this record with Hugo Gatti. After his retirement, Fillol served as goalkeeping coach in the Argentine national team, before being Racing Club manager in 2003.
After a short tenure as Racing manager, Fillol returned to his role as goalkeeing coach for Argentina working at the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Fillol left his charge when José Pekerman resigned as Argentina manager. Fillol continued his career coaching goalkeepers in River Plate, but he resigned after a match v. San Lorenzo when Juan Pablo Carrizo refused to accept his gesture of support after a mistake that allowed rival team to score a goal. Fillol alleged he felt "humillated" by Carrizo and showed his desire to continue in the club but only working with youth players, as he had done before. Fillol would return to River Plate in 2014, serving as director of club's goalkeepers section. At the 1978 World Cup, Fillol wore the number 5 jersey, instead of 1, the standard for goalkeepers; this happened. The number 1 jersey was worn by offensive midfielder Norberto Alonso. For the same reason, Fillol wore the number 7 jersey at the 1982 tournament while Osvaldo Ardiles wore the number 1; this practice was last permitted in 1986, when FIFA stated that the number 1 shirt should only be worn by goalkeepers.
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Florida is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States. The state is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the northwest by Alabama, to the north by Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, the 8th-most densely populated of the U. S. states. Jacksonville is the most populous municipality in the state and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States; the Miami metropolitan area is Florida's most populous urban area. Tallahassee is the state's capital. Florida's $1.0 trillion economy is the fourth largest in the United States. If it were a country, Florida would be the 16th largest economy in the world, the 58th most populous as of 2018. In 2017, Florida's per capita personal income was ranking 26th in the nation; the unemployment rate in September 2018 was 3.5% and ranked as the 18th in the United States. Florida exports nearly $55 billion in goods made in the 8th highest among all states.
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Florida was the first region of the continental United States to be visited and settled by Europeans. The earliest known European explorers came with the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León. Ponce de León spotted and landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513, he named the region Florida. The story that he was searching for the Fountain of Youth is mythical and only appeared long after his death. In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto skirted the coast of Florida, searching for a deep harbor to land, he described seeing a thick wall of red mangroves spread mile after mile, some reaching as high as 70 feet, with intertwined and elevated roots making landing difficult. The Spanish introduced Christianity, horses, the Castilian language, more to Florida. Spain established several settlements with varying degrees of success. In 1559, Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano established a settlement at present-day Pensacola, making it the first attempted settlement in Florida, but it was abandoned by 1561.
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