Club Mercedes

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Mercedes
Club mercedes badge.png
Full name Club Mercedes
Nickname(s) Blanquinegros[1][2]
Founded 12 May 1875; 143 years ago (1875-05-12)[3][4]
Ground Estadio de la Liga Mercedina de Fútbol, Mercedes, Buenos Aires [5]
Ground Capacity 5,000 [5]
Coach Walter Díaz
League Torneo Federal C
2016 4° of Zona 22
Website Club website

Club Mercedes is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Mercedes in Buenos Aires Province. Having been established in 1875, the club is regarded as the oldest association football club still in existence in Argentina.[6][7]

The football squad currently plays in the Torneo Federal C, the regionalised 5° division of the Argentine football league system.[8][9]

At regional level, Mercedes has also played in the "Liga Mercedina",[10] the league where clubs from Mercedes and other cities around (such as San Antonio de Areco, Luján or Zárate among others) participate.

Apart from football, other sports practised at the club are roller skating, swimming and tennis.

History[edit]

Club Mercedes was founded by Dr. Manuel Lanchenhein under the name "Club Social". It was the institution chosen by the traditional families of Mercedes, who used to attend the conferences, banquets and dances held by the club.

In 1935, the Club Social merged with Club Deportivo, forming current "Club Mercedes"[11]

The football team is the most winning of Liga Mercedina, with 19 championships won. The club has also played the Torneo Argentino C and Torneo Argentino B several times. In 2012, Mercedes debuted in Copa Argentina but the team was eliminated in the first stage.[12]

In 2016 Mercedes debuted in the Torneo Federal C, the regionalised 5th level of Argentine football system (and lowest division) that had a total of 266 teams that season.[13] Mercedes placed 4th of 4 in the Zona 22 being eliminated in the first round.[14]

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Regional[edit]

  • Liga Mercedina (18): 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005
  • Torneo Provincial (1): 1993

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